Recipe: Bits and Bites

A cheerio and chex based bits and bites recipe for a sweet and savoury snack that hits the spot.

Info on how to make it gluten free is at the bottom of the post.

Fish Cake recipe

A detailed recipe on how to make the best fish cakes ever with tips from the kitchen of a Registered Dietitian. These fishcakes are easy on the budget and make great leftovers, a perfect healthy fastfood! The general consensus of Alberta Government is that pregnant women should choose light tuna before white and albacore tuna as it contains less mercury. While pregnant it is also best to avoid other high mercury fishes such as shark, swordfish, orange roughy, marlin, and escolar.

Fibre in a jar

A quick tip to share! Take a resealable jar and use a funnel to fill it with flax (seed) meal, oat bran and wheat germ. Shake well to mix. Keep it in reaching distance of your stovetop. Add your new fibre mix to stir fries that need thickening, soups, hot cereals and smoothies. You’ll be…

Top 10 food swaps to improve your meals

These won’t necessarily decrease calories but can make a lighter meal, increase flavour and in some cases increase protein and decrease carbs.

My top 10 food swaps:

Plain yogurt for sour cream. I realize this is old news but it is great news. Use a greek yogurt to get the same tangy flavour while adding more protein to your meal.
Applesauce for fat. In your next batch of muffins or cake replace your fat called for 1:1 or use half the amount. (Recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, your choices are endless. Use some applesauce (or any fruit puree) and some oil or totally replace the oil with applesauce.

Recipe: Blueberry scones

This tasty blueberry scone has got rosewater in it for a flavor enhancer and can be lightly glazed with a pumpkin icing. It’s perfect for the fall and for serving at brunch.