Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great week last week and a relaxing weekend. I had a very busy week meeting with clients and spending 2 days at the Canadian Diabetes Association Conference on Thursday and Friday. It was my first time attending this conference but it was held in Winnipeg this year so it was a great chance to attend! I volunteered to help out at the conference from 6 - 9 am on both days and although it was MIGHTY early, it was a great experience! The conference is a great chance for many health care professionals to get together and learn about some of the most recent diabetes research (one of my areas of interest). I even ran into many of my preceptors from internship and got some awesome swag from some of the exhibits that were set up (multicolored fine tip pens are a hot commodity!)
It's that time of year again, when kids and adults alike take pleasure in dressing-up as their favorite superhero and tiny treats of chocolate bars and gummy bears abound. Although delicious, the problem with Halloween is that it isn't just one day of overindulgence. Halloween candy starts popping up on grocer's shelves at the end of the September and remains in our homes, sometimes until we're ready to put up the Christmas tree! Having all that candy around the house can sure put a dent in you and your family's plan to eat healthy, plus, it does nothing for our confidence when we've chosen to wear a spandex wonder woman costume!
Happy belated thanksgiving everyone! I actually didn't get any turkey this year for thanksgiving as my family decided to have a sort of 'unconventional' thanksgiving that included everything from fried chicken to homemade ice cream cake, but let me tell you - it was DELICIOUS! My granny has by far some of the best cooking out there and never disappoints! I was lucky enough to score some leftovers to take home and my hubby and I are already fighting over who gets to finish them. What about all of you? What did you have for thanksgiving this year? Is turkey a staple on your family's holiday menu or do you celebrate with other types of food? Let me know in the comments :)
Soooooo . . . Did you guys try the bran muffins from the previous post? You may have noticed that amidst my raving about how delicious they were I also took the time to highlight the fibre content. Why should we care about fibre you ask? Well let's discuss . . . and no, I won't be telling you to drink your grandpa's Metamucil at the end of this post.
First of all, a question you may be asking yourself is 'What is fibre?'
Remember those amazing bran muffins I mentioned earlier? The ones I thought about using for my first post? Well I've been thinking about them non-stop since writing that and thought it would be a great first recipe to share. They really are amazing! I call these Dad's Amazing Bran Muffins because they always make me think about my dad. He's not a big breakfast eater (despite my constant encouragement and reminders about how important breakfast is!) but when these muffins are around he's sure to grab one on his way out the door. Sneaky trick eh?
I'm Whitney, a food lover, nutrition nerd, owner of Whitty Nutrition, and a Registered Dietitian! I believe nutrition that is simple, realistic, and individualized can play a vital role in improving one's quality of life. I believe you don't have to be a gourmet chef to cook delicious and nutritious meals for your family, and most of all I believe nutrition can be fun! Join me as I strive to live a happier, healthier life, all while serving up witty nutrition information along the way!
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