2011 Dietetic Interns Present:

Legume Recipes
November 17, 2011, 11:34 pm
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Thanks Angel, Katie, and Jenni for a great Food Sense session today. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes and suggestions.

To all attendees, if you want to share some of your bean-y recipes, you can comment on this post.

Jen Laban


Food Sense Recipes and Healthy Eating Ideas
October 23, 2011, 11:25 pm
Filed under: Recipes

We hope you enjoyed our discussion on Thursday. Below are the recipes we shared with you and all of the ideas we discussed for healthy eating for busy professionals. If you have recipes you’d like to share, please feel free to leave them as a comment on this post. Thanks again for joining us!

~Jen, Janet, and Mona


Stir Fried Vegetable Rice by Mona

Mini Omelettes by Jen

Muffins by Janet

Ideas for Making Lunches Portable
– Pack frozen fruit and cottage cheese separately. Mix at lunch when fruit has defrosted.
– Freeze burritos individually.
– Keep boxed soup at work.
– Wraps.
– Deconstructed sandwiches.

Ideas for Making Quick Meals
– Use leftovers. Save time: cook once, eat twice!
– Freeze single servings of dough for roti, dinner buns, or pizzas.
– You may be able to buy pre-made dough from a pizza place, eg: Flying Wedge.
– Use weekends for prep work. Cut veggies, wash fruit, etc. to grab and go; Bake muffins, slow-cook chili, etc. to freeze for the week.
– Put your lunch together the evening before.
– Use the slow-cooker so dinner is ready when you get home.

Favourite Tools in the Kitchen
– George Foreman grill cooks quickly and cleans easily.
– Convection oven for faster baking.
– A very sharp knife makes prep quicker and easier.
– Magic Bullet blends or chops foods easily, and the containers are portable and dishwasher safe.

Ways to Save Money
– Visit No Frills for big sales.
– Shopper’s Drug Mart and London Drugs often have good sales on packaged food products and other household goods eg: soap, TP, paper towels, etc.
– Buy meat in bulk at Costco and freeze separately.
– Farmer’s Markets sell local produce for good prices. Eg: A&L near the City Hall Canada Line Stn, Kin’s in the City Square Mall, and Young Brothers on Broadway @ Balaclava.

Places to Eat Around VGH
– Everybody Loves Veggies at City Square Mall.
– Salad Loop at the Diamond Centre.
– The salad bar at Sassafras is reasonably priced.
– Cafe Ami makes homemade soups. Also, you can save money on coffee by buying their prepaid coffee cards.
– Minato Sushi near Broadway and Oak.

Also note:
– If you’re going to LGH, there are a number of good restaurants on Lonsdale.
– If you’re headed to RCH, the cafeteria has fresh soup and a great salad bar.

Tasty Combinations
– Ricotta cheese + bacon + chicken thighs
– Diced tomatoes + 2 tbsp chili powder + 2 tbsp cumin + *your fave ingredients*
– Flaked chicken/turkey + tzatziki + sandwich bread
– Baked meat + 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar + 1 tbsp soy sauce + 1 tbsp maple syrup