Balanced Nutrition Solutions 

1537 Sandpiper Drive

London ON N5X 0G4

Tel.: 519-719-5600

info@balancednutritionsolutions.com

 

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October 12, 2016

I had a great time promoting nutrition and good health at the Health and Wellness Fair at Robarts Clinical Trials.

Ask your employer to hold a Health and Wellness Fair at your workplace and request that Registered Dietitians be included in your benefit package! More progressive companies result in healthier and happier employees!

October 2, 2016

Was a part of the London Soccer Clinic for youth today! I provided education on Sports Nutrition to 200 amazing athletes who were interactive and asked some great questions about nutrition!

 

September 28, 2016

Love being a dietitian and talking to people about healthy eating and cooking! I really enjoyed doing a food demo at the Old East Village Grocer today for my Collective Kitchen program at LIHC.

Learning about good nutrition is important for health and well being, but the true benefits to your health are seen when you have the skills to put into practice what you learn. In my practice I strive to not only educate people about how to eat a nutritious diet but also provide practical tips and tricks to make eating healthy easy and even fun at the same time! 

It is about time that I posted this yogurt parfait recipe. I am a huge yogurt lover and combining it with my other loves, fruit and nuts/seeds, makes it my most favourite snack/meal/dessert. And, it also happens to be super healthy :)

If you are like me, a busy mom with young kids, you almost always feel rushed in the mornings and have a hard time getting a healthy and substantial breakfast into your kids, and yourself. It doesn't have to be that hard or stressful to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning! The beauty of making a yogurt parfait is that you can put them together in less than 5 minutes or even prepare them the night before and have them ready in your fridge for breakfast the next morning or to take to school or work. Most kids love fruit and yogurt and will happily eat them for breakfast every morning. They are perfect to pack for kids lunches too, but don't forget to include an ice pack so the yogurt stays cold until it's snack time :)

Being a...

July 22, 2016

Millions of people join weight loss programs every year in an effort to shed extra pounds and reach their ideal weight. When choosing a weight loss program, it is important that you look for a program that is safe and effective with a weight loss plan that is realistic. Our program is offered by a Registered Dietitian (as opposed to a Nutritionist) who will help you lose weight and KEEP it off in the long run. This program may be the right fit for you if you are motivated and ready to improve your health and understand that safe and effective weight loss requires dedication and takes time.

See Weight Loss Program for more information about the program.

June 28, 2016

New Weight Loss Program coming soon!

If you want to lose weight and KEEP if off in a safe and effective way, this program may be the right fit for you. By working together with a Registered Dietitian you will receive expert advice, helpful resources, and the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals!

Stay tuned for more details on the program...

April 29, 2016

A diet high in sugar is associated with numerous health problems, such as Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer and cavities. Sugar that is added to food (i.e. granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates) is called "added sugar" and can have harmful effects on the body. Natural sugars are found in whole fresh fruits and vegetables and there is no evidence that they pose any negative effects on health.

The World Health Organization recommends that Canadian adults and children consume less than 10% of their total energy from added sugars. To see health benefits, consumption should be reduced to 5% of total energy. For the average adult consuming 2000 calories per day, this would amount to 100 calories or 5 tsp of added sugar per day! In 2014, Canadians consumed approximately 13% of their total energy from added sugars. However, this number does not take into account added sugars from some food groups, therefore, it is safe to a...

April 14, 2016

Going to cook this Lentil Spinach soup for dinner tonight! It's healthy, hearty and so easy to prepare! Perfect for a busy mom like me! If you are looking for a quick and easy meal, try this recipe!

Full of protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber, have this soup with some crusty bread or a whole grain bun and you have a delicious balanced meal!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6

INGREDIENTS

1 cup dried brown lentils*

5 cups vegetable broth**

29 ounces diced tomatoes

10 ounces fresh baby spinach

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 yellow onion, diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

salt & pepper to taste

juice of 1 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Warm the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat then sauté the onion for several minutes.

  2. Toss in the spinach and the garlic and sauté until spinach is wilted.

  3. Add the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes with liquid, and lentils to the pot along with dried herbs.

  4. Stir to combine and bring...

April 1, 2016

Are you covered to see a Registered Dietitian through your insurance provider? Many insurance providers cover Registered Dietitians under their extended health benefits, but most people are not aware of this. Look into your healthcare benefits to see if you are covered! If you are, take advantage of this benefit as you do not have to have a doctor's referral to see one!

 

If your extended health care plan does not cover Registered Dietitians, ask your employer to add dietitians to the list of professionals under your plan.

 

 

Read this article from Dietitians of Canada on using your extended health care benefits:

 

http://www.dietitians.ca/Downloads/Public/Employee-Benefits-RDs-on-your-health-team.aspx

 

 

April 1, 2016

Eating a nutritious diet is very important during pregnancy to ensure that you and your baby are in optimal health. Check out the clip below for some tips on how to eat well during pregnancy.

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