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Tips on how much to eat in each trimester of your pregnancy

It is a common myth that you can eat whatever you want when you’re pregnant — bowls of ice cream, bags of chips — because you're eating for two. But that is not the case. Calgary Foothills PCN health professionals have put together some practical examples of what you can eat during pregnancy to ensure you and your baby stay as healthy as possible. Watch this video (3:04) for some healthy snack suggestions and to learn more about what you should be eating during pregnancy. htt…

Add Flavour Without Fat: Soy Ginger Salmon Recipe

Good food can be easy to prepare. The key is finding healthy ways to creatively add flavour to your food—so you don’t get tired of eating the same foods over and over again. Garlic and onion are staples for adding flavour to food in many cultures, without adding salt or fat. Others you can try: Dry spices (curry, cumin, turmeric, oregano) Fresh spices (ginger) Fresh herbs (cilantro, Italian parsley, basil, dill) Juices (lemon juice, lime, orange juice) Chili flakes Pepper …
Girl battles emotional eating

How to control emotional and binge eating

Did you ever return home from school feeling sad as a child, only to be given a cookie to cheer you up? Do you feel angry with yourself when you binge on junk food in front of the television, night after night? While hundreds of diets and fads tell us what to eat and when, few help us grasp why we make poor food choices and what emotions and habits drive us there. Craving Change™, a program designed by two Calgarians, is the first to answer these questions and give us tools to build a he…
Pulse and Barley Salad

Why pulses are good for you + Barley Salad Recipe

By Registered dietitian Andrea Kroeker I really like pulses, such as chickpeas, beans and lentils. They are an underrated food. In fact, if I could advertise the best foods out there, this would be one of them. 1.       Pulses are Healthy Pulses are rich in soluble fibre, which helps balance blood cholesterol levels and blood sugars, and they don’t need to taste bland to be healthy. 2.       Pulses are Inexpensive Pulses are also inexpensive and serve as a good meat alterna…
Dietitian discussing balanced plate

7 steps to eating well

A dietitian’s step-by-step guide to eating well It might be your favourite pair of jeans that suddenly feels tight or a gnawing awareness your energy levels are low. For each of us, realizing our eating habits are spiraling out of control can come in a myriad of ways. Calgary Foothills PCN registered dietitian Andrea Kroeker says these are perfect moments to take stock and review the basics of healthy eating. But first, a word of warning. “It is important to take things slowly and mak…
Patient with morning sickness

5 tips to survive morning sickness

CALGARY realtor Rachel Vanderveen’s children were a true labour of love. Despite crippling morning sickness that lasted well into her second trimester, the Calgary realtor endured four pregnancies in five years. “At the time, my whole life was consumed by feeling sick and there were times I thought I couldn’t face tomorrow,” she said. Like so many moms - including the Duchess of Cambridge - who are battling to get through the day in a fog of morning sickness, Vanderveen strug…
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