Let them eat pizza

Nutritious and delicious any way you slice it By Melanie Mosher Deciding what to have for meals each day and preparing them can become tedious. The task becomes more challenging with a picky eater. Rachel Waugh, a recent grad from MSVU’s school of Applied Human Nutrition who did her internship in pediatric dietetics, gives advice […]

Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Shepherding in new dinner ideas

This favourite comfort food casserole will warm up even the most confirmed carnivore By Crystal Murray We’ve long associated mealtime, especially dinner, with an animal protein as the core of the meal. Ask a vegetarian or vegan what they are having for dinner and the answer generally involves more creativity.  But plant-based meals don’t have […]


Almond Chocolate Cranberry Chia Bites

Recipe adapted from: Christy Wilson, RD Serving: 1 bite Recipe makes: 35, one-inch sized bites Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients • 1.5 cup rolled oats • ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut • 1 tablespoon chia seeds • ¼ cup 72% cocoa dark chocolate, roughly chopped into small pieces • […]


Mexicali Bowl

Here is a recipe with lots of flavor, textures and colour. This style of meal is often called a Buddha Bowl; so appropriate for this mindful eating article. Ingredients • Cooked brown rice or quinoa • Cooked black beans (if canned: drained and rinsed) • Cooked corn kernels • Diced green, yellow, red peppers • […]


Spring Rolls

Ingredients • Spring roll rice paper wrappers (in international section of supermarket) • Rice noodles (vermicelli), cooked according to package instructions • 2-3 veggies, such as avocado, sliced; carrot, grated; cucumber, cut into sticks; purple cabbage, finely chopped; sweet peppers, cut into sticks • Strips of cooked chicken, tofu, or another source of protein Directions […]


Vegetable bean soup

Every child needs to learn how to make soup from scratch. Here is one that is customizable and has tasks for everyone. Recipe and photo by Edie Shaw-Ewald, RD dietitiansns.com Ingredients • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 1 onion, diced • 8 garlic cloves, minced • 4 large carrots, diced • 4 cups chicken broth […]


Sweet Potato-Parsnip Mash

Ingredients • 1 large sweet potato • 2 parsnips • 1/4 cup apple cider • salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. Peel and cut sweet potato and parsnips into chunks. 2. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. 3. Drain and return to pot with apple cider, and a dash of salt […]

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