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The 6 Most Important Nutrients for Your Plant-Based Kiddos

The 6 Most Important Nutrients for Your Plant-Based Kiddos

Written by third year UBC Dietetics students Stephanie Herrera and Taya Hunter. Well-planned vegan diets that include a variety of plant-based foods, can provide adequate nutrition across the various stages of the lifespan; including infancy and childhood. A vegan...

Plant-Based Nutrient Highlight // Selenium

Plant-Based Nutrient Highlight // Selenium

Today we are going to talk about selenium, what it is, why it's important, where to get it on a plant-based or vegan diet and how to get enough. Even though selenium is a very important nutrient, we typically don't talk about it a lot or overly focus on getting enough...

Tofu Series, Part One: How To Prepare It

Tofu Series, Part One: How To Prepare It

If you're brand new to plant-based eating, or you've never eaten tofu before, or you have eaten tofu before but had a terrible experience, chances are, cooking with tofu might intimidate you a bit. I am here to take that fear away and show you how to prepare tofu and...

RECIPE – Loaded Vegan Oatmeal

RECIPE – Loaded Vegan Oatmeal

I love this hearty oatmeal! It's nutrient packed, super filling and one of my breakfast staples. You can make this recipe stove top to eat immediately, or you can prep it as overnight oats for a nutritious and filling breakfast on the go. Ingredients 1 cup oats* (see...

Thai Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Curry (Recipe Download)

Thai Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Curry (Recipe Download)

Thai-Cauliflower-Sweet-Potato-CurryDownload I eat curry all year round and this Thai curry is a staple. Quick, flavour packed and nutrient dense. One of my favourite plant proteins to cook with are red lentils because they don't require any prep or pre-soaking and can...

Nutrient Highlight – Choline

Nutrient Highlight – Choline

Welcome to the first segment in my little series, Nutrient Highlights with Okanagan Nutrition! I want to highlight a few of the nutrients that as plant-based or vegan eaters we need to be a little bit more mindful of. Starting with choline! We go into a lot more depth...

Kale & Tempeh Salad (Recipe Download)

Kale & Tempeh Salad (Recipe Download)

Plain tempeh intimidated me when I first went plant-based. I didn't know how to prepare it or eat it in a way that tasted good! If you feel the same, this recipe will help you. Recipe Tips! If you like things a little bit more saucy like me, double the marinade...

Nutrition and well-being in your 40’s and 50’s

Nutrition and well-being in your 40’s and 50’s

If there is one thing that we as women know for sure, it’s that we will all enter into menopause at some point in our lives. Although we all have this in common, no two women will experience perimenopause or menopause the same way. It can be a time of a lot of...

Supporting your immune system with nutrition

Supporting your immune system with nutrition

With illness and preventing illness on everyone's brain these days, articles about "immune boosting" foods and supplements are overcrowding my inbox and browser. I'm sure you're experiencing the same! Let's clarify a few things right off the bat ... No single...

Brown Rice Noodles With Peanut Sauce (Recipe Download)

Brown Rice Noodles With Peanut Sauce (Recipe Download)

Any combination of peanut butter and noodles is a home run for me, and this is one of my favourite quick meals to make. Bonus, its veggie packed! You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like. This is the perfect recipe to add whatever veg you have left over in the...