That's a valid question! Why DO we need to take vitamin B12, vitamin D, DHA/EPA, and iodine on a plant-based/vegan diet in order to avoid deficiencies when there aren't any required supplements on an omnivore diet? Because society caters to omnivores. Let me explain. The government has mandated certain foods be fortified in order to avoid… Continue reading If A Plant-Based Diet Is So Great, Then Why Are Supplements Necessary?
A lot of kids get labeled as picky eaters. Unfortunately simply labeling them as picky eaters and then trying the same strategy on all kids with this label isn't effective in solving the problem. That's because not all kids are picky for the same reason, and depending on the reason behind their pickiness, not all… Continue reading Why Is Your Child A Picky Eater?
With every new year comes new resolutions or goals. Health and wellness goals are commonly at the top of the list (as they should be!) so I thought I would share my top 5 health and wellness book recommendations. As a nutritionist I read A LOT of health and wellness books to stay on top… Continue reading My Top Book Recommendations For A Healthier 2021
Photo by Any Lane on Pexels.com I get a lot of questions about whether parents should be concerned about the sugar in fruit. The short answer? No. Parents are concerned because of the increased awareness of the negative consequences of sugar consumption. However, some people have taken this too far and fearmongered people into avoiding… Continue reading Is The Sugar In Fruit Bad For You And Your Kids?
This smoothie recipe happens to be my daughter’s favourite because she LOVES mangoes. So do I! I always pack some protein and healthy fat into our smoothies to turn them into a quick breakfast (or very filling mid-day snack). Leafy greens are also a MUST because smoothies are such an easy way to get some… Continue reading Green Mango Breakfast Smoothie