Glass of iced coffee

September 26, 2018
by Kristine
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Fizzy Iced Coffee

Beverages are very important to me, as a sipper and as a dietitian. Drink choices can make or break a day’s calorie intake, and help or hinder health goals. I’m always scanning the grocery store shelves for liquids that taste good and are nutritionally reasonable. One item that’s gained popularity recently is bottled iced coffee. When I was doing my online grocery shopping this morning with ClickList┬ámy search for “cold brew” turned up no less than 18 results. I bought some plain, black coffee a few weeks ago and started playing around with different additions of creaminess and sweetness until I hit on a refreshing, moderate calorie drink that tastes like a treat.

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Box of chocolates

September 12, 2018
by Kristine
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A Vegetarian in Victoria, BC: Pure Lovin’ Chocolate

I am a fan of chocolate. This is because of its inarguably pleasing flavor and because it has some fairly well-established effects on health that appear to be positive. So I’m especially delighted when someone is trying to do chocolate one better. In today’s case, I want to highlight Pure Lovin’ Chocolate in Victoria, BC who’s succeeding at making entirely plant-based (vegan) chocolate.

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Oblong late covered with sushi rolls

August 29, 2018
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A Vegetarian in Victoria, BC: Nubo Japanese Tapas

Sushi is not even in the name of this restaurant, and yet I had the best sushi of my life in their chic little Victoria, BC spot. Nubo Japanese Tapas’ menu is extensive and includes appetizers, rolls, nigiri, sashimi, tapas, salads, soup, noodles, and rice bowls. But all I really cared about was the sushi rolls. Continue Reading →

Wrap sandwich on a plate with blueberries

August 15, 2018
by Kristine
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What I Eat in a Day: July 2018

You’ve seen them. The posts on Instagram where someone shares a collage pic of all the food they ate in one day. It’s intriguing, kind of like peeking in on someone else’s daily habits, observing something we don’t typically see unless we actually sit down and share a meal with them. (Or every meal with them.) It’s not new, of course. I was first introduced to the idea of a daily food photo log by another dietitian, Kath Eats Real Food, who’s been documenting her food in blog form since 2007. Continue Reading →

Metal lunchbox filled with berries and tomatoes

August 1, 2018
by Kristine
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8 Bento Lunches for Summer

Lunch packing in the summer is easy. Certainly if you have kids, I’m hoping you have a few months off from this daily task. But for the rest of us, taking a lunch to work happens year round. And summertime offers a bounty of veggies and fruits to fill up those cute little compartments in my bento boxes. Continue Reading →