I like to use my leftover potatoes and vegetables in the morning. I make a really easy 5 minute dish that resembles a latke. It’s like a potato pancake meets an omelette. This version is gluten free and vegetarian but you can personalize your ‘latke’ with so many different additions like meat and other vegetables. This recipe is easy to follow and requires minimal preparation and kitchen skills.
I wanted to share a brief breakdown from my interviews and a few of my favorite quotes.
They told me:
Healthy people have favorite foods that aren’t vegetables. The people I interviewed enjoy bread, chocolate, alcohol, cookies, sugary breakfast cereals, and ice-cream.
Given the hypothetical opportunity to cook or dine with anyone in the world, most people would choose their family.
Many of the people I interviewed think that local crops should be subsidized instead of the current crops that are subsidized like corn. Others think that levies or taxes on sugar added foods or beverages could potentially be structured to reduce the cost of fruits and vegetables.
Almost everyone I spoke to mentioned that education, improving access to food or modifying the present agricultural system were likely routes to improving public health.
Chalie is a pharmacist who gave me her opinion on what a healthy diet is. We talked about improving nutrition education for youth in high schools that would teach kids about worldly foods and eating healthfully and how to better serve folks who aren’t as financially stable as others.
Her pet peeves? Elimination diets and cleanses. She believes all foods in moderation is a better approach.
How do you eat healthy in a pharmacy when you don’t get breaks? You plan ahead, pack finger foods and eat inconspicuously.
Oh- don’t flush a block of cheese down the toilet, the plumber bill is expensive…
I asked Ali for an interview because I knew that she had recently transitioned from one school to another, giving her a broad perspective of what kids are facing when it comes to healthy eating. She’s worked with recently immigrated children, which I think gives her an insight that we might not all have.
She hit a home run with these answers.
What barriers to healthy eating do you see children in schools face?
Some schools have access to food banks and free healthy meals but there are many that don’t have the access. There were students at a school I worked at recently who weren’t fed breakfast or given snacks for recess time. Then they would go home to eat [and have] very little at lunch which would affect their behavior and performance in school.
This school had a breakfast program but many parents were too proud to send the children to accept the food.
School nutrition programs are a crucial part of providing Canadian youth with adequate food. Presently, Canada is the only G8 country without a national school nutrition program.
Crystal tells me a hilarious story about attempting to order chicken breasts in another language, the time her husband broke his ankle buying fondue cheese and what she thinks would help make our population healthier.
People should eat less packaged foods and try to eat local or garden more frequently. She loves breastfeeding, fondue and letting her eldest child pick out new foods to try at the grocery store.
An easy recipe to follow for a professional tasting lasagna that doesn’t even have pasta in it.
You won’t miss lasagna noodles after you try this.
Serve it with homemade bruschetta.
In this recipe you’ll also find my secret pasta sauce recipe. The 2 tsp of sugar I add help take away some of the acidity from the tomatoes.
The science behind a fear mongering news clip stating that cheese is as addictive as crack. Truth is that it probably isn’t and the media is just over reporting this hypothesis. So a new study on food came out, surprised?
This time we’re led to believe that cheese is as addictive as crack!
Do you know anyone who has critically cheesed themselves? I don’t and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I feel like if this was happening on the reg, I’d probably hear about it by now.
So what you aren’t reading in the papers is the following:
Apparently study was conducted by asking 500 people some questions from the YFAS (Yale Food Addiction Score ) the ambiguous questions on the YFAS can be found here. The study concluded that they have preliminary evidence (from a questionnaire) that not all foods are equally implicated in addictive like eating behaviours and that these foods were thought to be highly processed. Paleo, Chrono, Dieting, Science, Nerding, 310 diet.
A gluten free recipe for homemade potato pancakes (latke) using gouda cheese, broccoli and eggs.
A collection of tips to help you try a new spin on the classic salad to give your taste buds a thrill and to perk up your half plate of veggies at the your next meal.
Halloumi or hallumi is a semi soft cheese from Cyprus usually made with goat’s or sheep’s milk and occasionally cow’s milk. The melting point of halloumi cheese is much higher than many traditional cheeses like mozzarella or cheddar making it a great cheese to grill or fry to serve as an appetizer or side dish….