Getting Nutritional Advice From A Dietitian is Easier Than You Think

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Have you ever wanted to book an appointment with a registered dietitian and figured it would be too costly? Well what would you say if I told you there is a place that offers the service where you already go for your groceries? Yes, it’s true.

The dietitian program I am speaking of is offered at many of the Loblaws stores across Canada. In fact, the Loblaws we shop at weekly has the service and I had no idea it existed or that many of the services were free to the public until recently. Now that it has been pointed out, it’s like, I see that sign all the time.

I was given the opportunity to have a consultation with an in-store dietitian at Loblaws and I wanted to share my experience with you. I did learn a few things I was not expecting.

As a bonus, I also got some great tips on how to make Thanksgiving leftovers a little healthier. Don’t worry, I know Thanksgiving for us Canadians is long gone, but I will include some easy ways to take some classic comfort food dishes and make them healthier.

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New Cuban Place in #Parkdale – Mojito Cubano

New place to eat in Parkdale alert. Mojito Cubano. No need to go up to Roncy or over to Ossington anymore.

Welcome to Parkdale Mojito Cubano! #cuban #restaurant

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I love a good mojito, so I am sure once the summer arrives, we will be checking it out. Try the food, see if it’s kid friendly and if it will make our regular Parkdale rotation.

The menu looks tasty. Honestly as long as they have a Cuban sandwich and a minty mojito, I’m down. Interesting the kid menu offers spaghetti. Anyways. My boys like spaghetti.

Where are you eating in Parkdale? Love to hear new places to try.

The Carrot

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Hey parents, do any of you have kids that just eat their dinner without a fuss? You do? Liers!

Meal times have been a struggle lately, mostly with Charlie. He seems to think dessert is one of the meals of the day and not a nice treat after eating the meal you are supposed to eat first.

You know what I am talking about.

  • My tummy is full
  • I don’t like that
  • I am not hungry anymore
  • What’s that green thing on there
  • I don’t want dinner tonight

All classics in our house. I also want to mention we never cook anything we don’t think the boys will like. It certainly limits what we get to enjoy, but we do it anyways.

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Talking Chicken Myths and Other Crazy Food Lies

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A few weeks ago I got the chance to go and see where the chicken comes from that we eat at home and at the local KFC. Yes, that’s right, the chicken KFC serves, is real, farm-raised chicken and it always has been.

The reason for their latest “C is For Chicken” campaign was to stomp the crazy myth that their chicken was not really. Just do a quick Google search for KFC or any other chicken for that matter and there are so many untrue stories out there.

  • Mutant chickens.
  • They stopped calling themselves Kentucky Fried Chicken because they were not using chicken.
  • The chickens used were unhealthy and did not even have beaks.
  • I won’t even go into the really crazy conspiracy myths out there.

Now I never believed any of those myths. My only thinking on KFC growing up was that it was not that healthy for you. That’s not KFC’s fault. That’s what fried chicken in. You don’t eat it every day.

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