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