Did you know that 1 in 4 patients lose weight unintentionally when they leave a hospital which could lead to return visits? And that only 10% of patients leaving a hospital will see a Registered Dietitian in their community? For many patients, the transition to home from hospital can lead to increased vulnerability to malnutrition … Continue reading From Hospital to Home: Food is Medicine Too!
Summer isn't over yet which means taking advantage of allllll the delicious fruit and makin' frozen treats from them! I was wanting to post an easy popsicle recipe but realized I didn't have popsicle molds (and they're also oddly hard to find in store..) So, I thought I'd make a granita instead! What's a granita? … Continue reading 3 Ingredient Tropical Mango Colada Granita
It's been 2 months since I was admitted in hospital and SHOCKED by how quick the time has flown by. It took me a while playing catch up with work both in acute care and private practice and felt so guilty for being sick and taking time off (how silly do I sound?!) As much … Continue reading Being a Patient as a Healthcare Professional: Recovery
Writing by Ally Choo, Grace Tan, Abby Hsiao (UBC Dietetic Students) What is the Ketogenic Diet? The ketogenic diet first hit the scene back in the 1920’s when it was used as a possible treatment for epileptic individuals. Nowadays, you’ll probably hear it circulating mainstream media as a cure-all, weight loss remedy. So how exactly does … Continue reading Ketogenic Diet – Weight loss or Waste of Time?
It's that time of year again - BBQ season! It's pretty toasty here in Vancouver (relative to the gloomy rest of the year we're used to) which means cooking outside on the grill (and keeping our homes cool at the same time). Eating your veggies can be boring if you're doing it wrong but this … Continue reading 30 Minute Thai-Inspired Grilled Veggies
As I'm writing this, I'm going crazy in an isolation room due to the airborne precautions I'm stuck on. Feeling crazy must mean I'm feeling better since the first few days here at the hospital flew by when I was unstable. I came here on June 6 after having (what I thought) was just a … Continue reading Being a Patient as a Healthcare Professional
With everything becoming more fashionable in a bowl, being a busy lady who loves meal prep, and needing more meatless dishes in my back pocket, these burrito bowl fit all my needs. I spend a decent amount of $$$ buying burrito bowls from Chipotle and Quesada but was pretty shocked by how much those bowls … Continue reading Zesty Chipotle Tofu Burrito Bowls
As usual, Jason and I fulfilled our bi-annual 2 week travel sesh in April/May. Our choice this time: Vietnam and Beijing! Jason has wanted to go back to Vietnam since his solo trip to Ho Chi Minh a couple years ago and we thought we'd tack on China as well for 72 hours (since we … Continue reading Where’s Whitney – Vietnam/Beijing
It seems like a reoccurring theme that time is passing by too quickly and I'm not making time to enjoy the moments. I'm forcing myself to relax a bit with an upcoming vacation but here's some things I've been busy with the past couple months! Nutrition Month 2017! March is the month where dietitians nerd … Continue reading Goodbyes and hellos!
Food allergies, intolerances and dietary restrictions are a common occurrence nowadays so trying to find recipes that meet everyone's needs is HARD! I know what you're thinking - this crazy dietitian thinks I'll be convinced that this vegan AND gluten free dessert it going to be tasty? Well, think again! I'm a fan of baking … Continue reading Sweet and Salty Nut Chocolate Cups (Vegan+GF)