Journey of a Wandering Foodie

A Dietetic Student's Adventures

Category: Nutrition Tips

Meat Alternative: Crickets?

In a few of my classes I was given the opportunity to try crickets in various foods. While I was not opposed to the idea I couldn’t get my head around the crunch, the texture and the look. Fast forward to the past few months ago when I discovered cricket based protein bars and powders. For me this is a sustainable meat alternative with a smaller environmental impact! I wanted to try a few different brands to see if I liked them and if could get my head around the thought of eating crickets. Keep reading to hear my thoughts! 

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Eating on a Budget in Hotel Rooms

I recently traveled to Chateau Lake Louise for a family wedding. While a beautiful location for a wedding it isn’t quite student budget friendly. A smoothie at one of the hotel restaurants would have costed me $17. I wanted to be able to eat healthy without breaking the bank. 

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Eating after Wisdom Teeth Surgery

I recently got all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I am the type of person that does not handle being hungry very well. Hangry is a very real feeling for me. Without the ability to chew properly I was very limited in my options for eating in the days following my surgery. Here are a few tips for snacks, meals and staying full that I used to avoid that hangry feeling! 

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Rustic Roots: Reconnecting with Food

My faculty recently held our annual community dinner. The theme this year was Rustic Roots, and each of the five courses included a personal story about reconnecting to our food. My classmates and friends spoke about their connections with food. Everyone’s story about connecting to the roots of their food was different. Some people’s stories involved catching fish with their family, others involved the creative side to food, and some stories were about the connections we make eating as a family. Their stories inspired me to further explore my story and the connections I have with my food. 

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Pumpkin Overnight Oats

Overnight oats is one of the only ways I make it to morning lectures on time and with breakfast. While I have many favourite variations of overnight oats using pumpkin is my go-to during the fall! Pumpkin overnight oats is my way of participating in the pumpkin spice trend each fall without spending money on a pumpkin spice lattes every morning.

Lately I have noticed many people have never heard of overnight oats before, so I thought I would explain. Continue reading

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. Popcorn is a whole grain, high in fibre, low in fat and very affordable! Living in a student residence at my university I do not have enough storage space for an air popper, and I prefer to avoid all the added chemicals found in many microwave popcorns. As a solution to these challenges I discovered a way to DIY Microwave Popcorn! This has changed my snack game, and I am amazed at how easy and cheap it is to make! Every time I share how easy it is to make my friends are mind blown so I figured it was time for a blog post dedicated just to making it!   Continue reading

My Favourite Foodie and Nutrition Blogs

These are a few of the food and nutrition blogs I read often. Many of my favourite recipes come from some of these blogs. I also find a lot of inspiration to cook from these blogs. I encourage you to check out some of my favourite recipes I have mentioned below. The blogs I mention are written by registered dietitians and are trustworthy sources of nutrition information.

Fraiche Nutrition

Fraiche Nutrition is written by dietitian Tori and always features fun and nutritious recipes. Her recipes are very seasonal, and often uses local ingredients. A recent favourite has been her Plum, Thyme and Gouda Pizza.

Desiree Nielsen, RD

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Back to School Snacks

Each September I find it hard to get back into the back to school routine, especially packing snacks to get me through long days at school. Today I will be sharing my favourite snack ideas, as well as breaking down what exactly a snack is.

Healthy Back to School Snacks

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