Nutritional what?! I first heard about nutritional yeast a few years ago from one of my vegan friends. She was talking about the cheesiest, most delicious mac and cheese that she had just eaten. I was totally confused: cheesy vegan mac and cheese? Neither the word...read more
Why parents should ‘fix’ picky eating earlyread more
Full disclosure. Mornings are usually a little messy over here as everyone rolls themselves out of beds and cribs (often feeling hangry). We’ve all been fasting through the night and are more than ready to refuel our bodies and refill our bellies. Patience is...read more
It never fails! Every time my 4 year old and I walk into the bulk food store, Sienna makes a beeline for the section with rainbow-filled bins of glowing gummy worms and gummy bears. Even the healthiest of bulk food stores has candy. And while it may be...read more
Dear god, why won’t she just eat? That’s the question I asked myself daily a few years ago. Actually, who’s kidding who. I asked it every stinking time I put food in front of my little one. She was underweight (major source of stress for me) and...read more
New Years is a motivating time to make some changes to our life - and health. So I ran a poll with the moms who follow me and asked what they wanted to change in 2017. Virtually every response fell into two categories: I want to be better at meal planning. I want...read more
Last week in my Facebook Group I posted a photo of a child’s lunch that included cheddar cheese. As I was brewing topics for my next blog post, a question popped up in the comment’s section of my Facebook post: “Doesn’t orange cheese have food...read more
Here are 10 of my favourite last minute gifts for the health-minded moms in your life.read more
In one of my last posts I shared some snack inspiration. I simplified snack prep with a mix & match list of foods to combine - foods that included a protein + carb + fat. Being a nutritionist, I love that list of simple ideas that I (and you) consisting...read more
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with loads of awesome moms lately at local workshops with Mommy Connections, MumNet, and other “mommy groups”. At every single one of those workshops, I can bet my bottom dollar that I will be asked this ONE...read more
If only our kids ate more green vegetables we wouldn’t have to go to crazy lengths, like making gluten-free “Spinach Muffins”. If you’ve seen my Picky Eating 101 Webinar you know my stance on getting sneaky in the kitchen. It can totally work...read more
I’m going to take a wild guess that you’re one of the hundreds (ok, thousands) of moms who love Made Good Granola Minis and Made Good Granola Bars. What’s there not to love?
Made Good has done a good great job solving snack problems for parents – it’s free of allergens (dairy, nut, peanut, egg, sesame-free, etc.), school-friendly, and healthier than most packaged snacks. The hidden serving of vegetables is a bonus, especially for parents with “picky eaters”.
That’s why I’m a little giddy about this homemade alternative – my successful attempt at a Made Good Granola Minis Recipe (Chocolate Banana flavour). Otherwise known as the “Poor Mom’s” version or “wannabes”.
They are not only cheaper to make, but healthier with less sugar per bite.read more
Halloween is around the corner and parents are cringing at the thought of our kids coming home with all that candy! It’s rare that my girls get their hands on packaged nutrient-lacking treats at home, but they aren’t completely avoidable. Firstly, I have...read more
Yes, our little ones are special. Every single one of them! But should we make special and separate meals for picky eaters? However, it doesn’t mean that moms and dads should go out of their way to make alternate meals just for them…and then have to...read more
I have a few “mommy friends” who swear by meal planning, but I didn’t get what all the hype was about. Nor did I want to add another “to do” to my ever-growing list. But there was no escaping it. Meal planning was popping up on...read more
Packing a lunch box for our kids is a feat in itself. Then there’s attempting to pack a balanced & healthy lunch box for kids. An even bigger challenge for busy parents. Heck, I’m a Nutritionist and sometimes I even get stumped trying to avoid...read more
Veggies get a bad wrap. Most of our kids (especially our picky eaters) will eww and ick at the sight of green stuff. We can change that by changing the types of veggies we offer. While our kids may not get giddy over brussel sprouts today, or fight for the last...read more
Why won’t my kid eat veggies??? [you ask as you tug the hair on your head]. So frustrating right! Our little ones are willing to try a new cookie or cupcake. No problem there. But try a new veggie (or any veggie in some cases)? Heck no! So what’s up...read more
This is THE Black Bean Brownie that blew my mind in this video. It’s the Black Bean Brownie one that got me through my workout that evening, because I knew it was waiting for me at the end. Especially after chasing the kids around all day…which is a...read more
I can always count on a few of the moms in my private Facebook Group to throw out some stellar family-friendly AND picky eater-friendly recipes. This oatmeal and scrambled egg hybrid was recommended by one of those savvy mamas (shout out to Stephanie Doyle!). ...read more