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Pre-meal Snacks April 4, 2011

Filed under: Nourishment for Your Body,Nutrition Nibbles,Uncategorized — Jane Weber, RD @ 10:34 pm
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Today’s Nutrition Nibble


“Mom, but I’m hungry!”


Supper is in half an hour and I know they won’t eat any of it, if I give in. I’m not saying this is always smooth but what works for us, is a stick-to-it rule before meals:

 

If you are hungry within an hour of a meal, choose a fruit or vegetable.


Here’s what they reach for (keep in mind choking hazards if you have wee ones):

 

  • Frozen peas or corn
  • The vegetable we are having for supper except raw (and then they don’t have to eat it at meal time)
  • Frozen berries
  • A small box of r aisins
  • Handful of grapes or an apple

 

This gives the boys a bit of control, can get in an extra serving of vegetables or fruit and takes the edge off, so I can get back to getting supper on the table.

 

Hugs and blessings,

Jane

 

Wimpy Broccoli March 15, 2011

Filed under: Nourishment for Your Body,Nutrition Nibbles — Jane Weber, RD @ 10:37 pm

 

 

Today’s Nutrition Nibble


The dark green colour of broccoli hints at the power pack of vitamins in every crunch.  But, it is not so appealing if it has been in the crisper a few more days than prime.  Wimpy broccoli.


Here’s the solution:

 

Once home from the grocery store, cut the stalk from the head.  The trunk from the branches, so-to-speak.  Toss both back into the plastic bag with a sprinkling of water and tie it shut. This prevents the stalk from striping water from the florets and making them less than crisp.  It will keep a couple of weeks.

 

Hugs and blessings,

Jane

 

Today’s Nutrition Nibble February 8, 2011

Filed under: Nourishment for Your Body,Nutrition Nibbles — Jane Weber, RD @ 5:20 pm
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Sorry for the absence – our satellite internet has been down and out for 4 days.

 

 

 

Increase whole grains, nutrients, and fibre by switching to brown rice instead of white.

We prefer converted brown rice over regular brown rice.  It is tastier and takes about the same amount of time to cook as white.

 

Hugs and blessings,

Jane


 

Chili when You’re Chilly February 2, 2011

Filed under: Nourishment for Your Body,Nutrition Nibbles — Jane Weber, RD @ 9:39 pm
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[Thanks, Mom, for pointing out my spelling mistake.  The ironic thing is, I had ‘UR’ but backed out, thinking it too improper!]

This week’s Nutrition Nibble

Here is a hearty and yummy chilli we had for supper last night.  Skip a step in the recipe by using up left over turkey or chicken.  It’s a nice winter warm-up for a stormy day.

Super Quick Bean and Chicken Chili


The surprise ingredient is milk.  If you also sprinkle the cheese on top, you’ve got a good source of calcium.  The mineral that most women, in my experience, don’t quite get enough of in their day.

Enjoy.

Hugs and blessings,

Jane

 

Today’s Nutrition Nibble December 29, 2010

Filed under: Nourishment for Your Body,Nutrition Nibbles — Jane Weber, RD @ 11:01 pm
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Choose oil when ever you can in place of hard fats.  Vegetable oil, in particular canola and olive, are the healthiest for your heart.

 

 

Nutrition Nibbles December 16, 2010

Filed under: Nutrition Nibbles — Jane Weber, RD @ 2:19 pm
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I love it when I get a great tip from a friend; something that works for her and will now work for me.  Like a couple of weeks ago, I found out that  peanut butter is allowed in high school.   That made my day!  You would think that a Dietitian would know that but I didn’t.  Pb and J is in my sons’ educational  future and easy lunch prep in mine.

Some things you learn best when you live it in reality rather than learn it in theory.

Nutrition Nibbles are how to live it in reality.  Little tips that I do all the time, mostly without thinking.  Think of them as good girlfriend gossip that inject nutrition into your day.  These will appear on days when life gets in the way of  sharing a longer post with you (Christmas might have something to do with me coming up with this idea now).

Today’s Nutrition Nibble:

Nutrient-pack your baking.  Replace half your white flour with whole wheat.  They likely won’t even notice.