We all have comfort food that remind us of our childhood. For some it’s mac n’ cheese, for others it’s pancakes, but for me it’s my mom’s potato omelette. As far as comfort food goes, this dish is actually not terrible. I definitely considered making this a lot more often when I learned that a medium baked potato with skin on is only 161 kcal, providing 4g each of fibre and protein. In addition, you will also get the following daily nutrient requirements:
Happy Birthday Canada and Happy Early Birthday USA!
With Canada and the USA sharing so many great traditions, celebrating their birthdays so close together only makes sense. This means shorter weekends and more outdoor time for folks on both sides of the 49th parallel.
As with most birthdays, these tend to revolve around food. Since it’s the middle of summer, most people will probably be throwing a BBQ, so lets talk about how to maximize the fun on the big day and minimize the overindulgence regret the day after.
In our home we practice what we preach, including the 90/10 rule. 90% of the time we eat healthy home cooked meals, and up to 10% of the time we go out for food and don’t really pay attention to its nutritional content. Since we eat 3 meals and 3 snacks per day, this translates to about 2 meals and 2 snacks per week where we can splurge.
To highlight the importance of balance in life and food, I have decided to share with you some of the gastronomical adventures from our 10%–or as I like to call it, #notathomedietitian. In this feature:
Sometimes you just have one of those days where you forget to bring enough snacks for the day or something comes up where you’re stuck with no options except vending machines. Luckily, we don’t have FEBO in North America and many vending companies have added healthier options to vending machines in response to consumers’ demands.
Here are some top choices when you’re down at the vending machine:
The evening commute is a tough time for many reasons. It’s been a long day, there’s way too many people going in your direction, your stomach is reminding you that it’s almost dinner time, and those food places you just walked by smell AMAZING!
Need a snack to enjoy on the commute home so you don’t eat your way through dinner preparation? Here are 5 portable, flavourful snacks that will last in your lunch bag until the end of your workday and keep the pre-dinner munchies at bay:
Lunch has passed, dinner is still some time away, but your energy is on a fast downhill spiral and coffee is not an option. How are you going to get through the mid-day slump without that extra cup of java?
CHALLENGE: MID-DAY SLUMP
There are many theories and reasons for the post-lunch blahs, including but not limited to: