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The new Canadian Food Guide was released and it is quite a drastic change from the old 2007 edition. Overall, it’s a very welcomed step in the right direction. The first thing to emphasize is that this a population health guide. It’s a guide that states a general pattern of healthy eating that is consistent… [read more]
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Being diagnosed with celiac disease can be very overwhelming. Firstly, as unfortunate as it is, there is not much support out there when your doctor hands you the diagnosis of celiac disease. Many of my clients have told me that they were informed to ‘google’ the diet and were then shown the door. I remember… [read more]
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Ok, so we know that we should never rely on lists on the internet when it comes to gluten free….right?  YES, you should NOT rely on internet lists for gluten free halloween candy!  ALWAYS rely on your label reading skills as taught by your Dietitian or from the free glutenfree 101 series from the Canadian… [read more]
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Young kids like variety in their lunches.  Little bit of this, little bit of that, bite here, nibble there…you get the picture.  A little creativity with simple, whole foods can sometimes be all that is needed to jazz up the old lunchbox routine and encourage little ones to eat a little bit more. And, always… [read more]
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  If anyone is a fast cook in the kitchen, it’s me.  And, of course, I like to make healthy, tasty, and always gluten free food! I do love to spend time cooking and baking as I find it relaxing.  But nowadays with a new baby, fast, healthy and delicious is the goal for our… [read more]
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Having to turn down well-intentioned family member’s gluten free food or interrogate family members or friends on the ingredients used to make a gluten free dish, is by far, the most dreaded conversation a celiac will encounter.  Am I right?  I know this topic tops the list for me, hands down, for sure. It’s awful… [read more]
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    Camping season is upon us!  Make it a delicious, safe, and fun event by having some these staple essential items that make will make gluten free camping a roaring success! I’ve highlighted both food and equipment items to cover all of the basis. Gluten Free Equipment: 1. Safe gluten free cookware: I really… [read more]
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Has your friend just been diagnosed with celiac disease?  A diagnosis of celiac can be overwhelming at first and can make so many food related activities off limits or require a lot of pre planning, making the experience more stressful than enjoyable. Often times, those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity will deny food related invitations… [read more]
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May is celiac awareness month. And, I want to reach out to the food service industry in hopes to help celiacs increase their confidence when eating out. I want celiacs (myself included) to enjoy eating out again, not fear it and not avoid it. Celiacs love food.  We love eating out.  But, much of the… [read more]
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March is nutrition month and the theme this year is unlocking the potential of food.  Food has the power to heal, prevent, fuel, discover and bring us together. When you think of foods that fit into this years nutrition theme, we can definitely turn to dried plums to discover their amazing health benefits.  Dried plums… [read more]
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