Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Amanda O'BrienList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Amanda-OBrien/6676/5Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:51:16 -0500Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:51:16 -0500enGoodbye, and lessons learned, 25 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400It’s with mixed feelings that I write this last On Your Plate column. support on Facebook, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Despite being on Facebook for many years now, I’ve only recently learned that there are several local groups that promote healthy eating and living. These forums are not based on scientific expertise, but they do offer valuable advice on topics like infant and family nutrition, and backyard ... Vienna Sausages to vegan, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Cookbook author has N.L. roots develop sooner than you think, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Healthy eating has always been a priority for me. Perhaps it comes naturally with being a dietitian. reads for summer, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Looking for a book to start your summer reading? Here’s a glimpse of what I have lined up to indulge in: a few award-winning and bestselling books on feeding kids right, redesigning your kitchen for weight loss, modifying eating habits, and more. a picnic, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Have some fun with family and friends this summer by visiting one, or all of these picnic destinations. in Canada, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400This country doesn’t just produce maple syrup kale is king, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400Throughout the summer and later into the year, varieties of kale can be found at the grocery store or straight from the farmer at our local St. John’s Farmer’s Market. proposed for food labels, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400Early last year, Health Canada consulted with Canadians to guide changes to the nutrition information used on food packaging. More specifically, they wanted to know how they could improve two tools: the nutrition facts table and ingredient list, both of which appear on almost all prepackaged foods.’t miss out on the market, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400The St. John’s Farmers’ Market started up for another year last week and will run every Saturday until the end of December. In case you needed a reason to go, here are the top reasons the market is a must-visit place this summer: a local super-food, 02 Jun 2015 04:33:00 -0400I think most would agree no cooked dinner is complete without a side of pickled beets. Beets have been a staple in a Newfoundlander’s diet for many years, and for many reasons. Beets can survive frost and almost-freezing temperatures, they grow quickly and they can maintain a long shelf life., naturally, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400When searching for gluten-free foods, don’t limit your search solely to foods that advertise themselves as being gluten-free. Many of these marketed foods can be more highly processed and lower in nutrition. Instead, familiarize yourself with wholesome, higher-fibre grain choices which are ... your produce last longer, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400Living in Newfoundland and Labrador, we’ve all experienced buying fresh produce and having it go bad within just a few days. all eggs are equal, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400Think buying eggs is just about selecting colour and size? learned from Mom, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400The influence that modelling healthy eating behaviours and habits has is simple, yet powerful. Much of our habits, behaviours, attitudes, decisions and knowledge about food can be traced back to those who we first learned it through. In celebration of Mother’s Day this Sunday, I want to share ... lowdown on food logos, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0400Between numerous Costco runs and grocery store trips, I’m noticing more and more products are available and sprouting organic, non-GMO and fair trade logos. So what do these logos look like and what do they mean? expectations, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0400In case you have been out of the loop lately, last week there was a fair bit of talk regarding grapes and an interest for growing them on the island. safety needs to be a priority, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0400There is a hunger growing in people’s bellies, but it isn’t for plentiful portions of nourishing food. It’s an increasing appetite for safe food. about the soy, 09 Apr 2015 04:48:49 -0400Higher-protein foods are all the rage. Breakfast shakes and cereals, granola bars, breads and meal replacement bars are just some of the foods on store shelves that are pumped with added protein.’s to a healthier Easter, 02 Apr 2015 04:39:17 -0400After Halloween, Easter is the next biggest candy and chocolate-giving festivity. Chocolate bunnies and eggs, marshmallow chicks and jellybeans are just some of the popular treats to be had this weekend.