By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD., P.H.Ec.
I'm a huge fan of these because they take about half an hour to make/portion, only use one bowl (Yay for limited dishes haha) and then you have a stash of healthy and delicious snacks!
1.5 - 2 cups (375-500 mL) large flake oats
1/2 cup (125 mL) natural peanut butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) pumpkin puree
1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped dates
1/4 cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp. (30 mL) hemp hearts
1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla extract
1 tsp. (5mL) cinnamon
2 tsp. (10 mL) pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup (125 mL) dark chocolate chips
By: Maria Jude, Nutrition Student
-3 tbsp. (45 mL) of raw pumpkin seeds (approx 25 % of your daily iron intake, and 40% of your daily magnesium which helps calm the mind)
-3 tbsp. (45 mL) of dried mulberries (approx 30% of your iron intake & 20% of your daily vitaminC) .
-8 squares of @zazubean nudie dark chocolate 🍫,because dark chocolate has flavonoids which improve blood flow to the brain, amongst other brain boosting qualities.
-2 tbsp. (30 mL) of freeze dried raspberries because Pairing vitamin C with iron rich foods increases iron absorption
By: Sarah Pardy, P.H.Ec. of Lumago
“But I want to work in agriculture AND food & nutrition AND environment fields”.
As I deliberated the next step in my career these were the words that ran through my head over and over...then I stumbled upon aquaponics.
OHEA is pleased to welcome another five new PHEcs this fall! You can read about them below!
Tess is a registered dietitian who just finished her MSc in Food and Nutrition at Brescia University College (BUC). She has worked in various health care fields as dietitian including: long-term care, outpatient oncology, private practice, home care and most recently acute stroke care. She is currently an instructor at BUC for nutrition courses for first year undergraduates as well as third and fourth year nutrition students. She has a passion for how culture shapes our understanding of health and eating, as well as the importance of commensality as a foundation for health. She is very excited to be a part of the PHEc family!
By: Benish Syed, P.H.Ec.
Fall is officially here and that means you’ll be smelling cinnamon at every café and coffee shop. Cinnamon is a pantry essential in many households because of its warm smell, taste, and versatility. Cinnamon can be added to everything from lattes to cakes, and even curries! But did you know that cinnamon also has several health benefits? Read on to find out more about cinnamon as well as its health benefits.
Another great initiative by the keen group of Ottawa HEA members to help those in need. The ladies made 219 hats in less than 4 hours! This year, the children’s hats will go to the Snowsuit Fund, and all the adult hats will go to Centre 507, an adult drop-in centre at Centretown United Church.
The crew: Betty Young, Sue Thorne, Lorna Boyko, Ellie Topp, Judy Leeson, Gail Nevraumont, Carol Badenoch, Linda Robbins, Ellen Boynton, Linda Reasbeck, Mary Johnston, Maxine Robertson, Kim Zidychouski, Anne-Marie Ellis, Audrey Schreyer, and Liz Pearson.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.