Stuff on a Plate is all about simple, fun and tasty recipes and the nutrition information that goes with them!
Hello there! Welcome to Stuff on a Plate, a place for me to showcase what’s going down in my kitchen from week to week! My name is Emily, I’m 24 years old and I am currently completing my Master’s degree in Dietetics from McGill University.
Where did Stuff on a Plate Come From?
I’ve always been a very hungry gal; when I was little I would always request ‘stuff on a plate’ for lunch. It was exactly what it sounds like, a mix of fruits and veggies, crackers and cheese, meat and dips, whatever we had in the fridge that day. Think of a charcuterie board but for a 5-year old. Stuff on a plate is still a go-to for me to this day!
When it comes to nutrition and eating, I think food should be fun! I believe in a honouring your body’s natural hunger cues, making informed nutrition decisions and using a balanced approach where we eat lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protein and fibre but we also don’t live by rules or numbers. I want to enjoy my life and the food I eat, I want that for you too!
Why it Matters to Me
The internet is full of, ‘scuse my language, BS when it comes to nutrition. Food gets broken down to “healthy” vs. “unhealthy”. This oversimplification creates fear and fosters misinformation. Every recipe will come with a quick, evidence-based lesson in nutrition in an attempt to combat this.
I am not a dietitian, yet 😉 (December 2023 watch out world!) so I want it to be known that before making any major change to your diet, you should speak to a dietitian or healthcare provider about it. This girl is also not a trained chef, so I guarantee I’ll make a few mistakes along the way.
I can’t wait for you to follow me along on this journey. I don’t know exactly where I’m going or what the plan is. Does anybody after the year that was 2020? I know one thing’s for sure, I’m happy you’re here!
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