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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Local Dietician Encouraging Home Cooking

Whipping up a home-cooked meal after a grueling day can seem like a daunting task, but one dietician says it doesn't have to be. 

Saint John registered dietician Vanessa MacLellan says getting things ready ahead of time will make the cooking process much faster. She also suggests planning leftovers, so if you're having chicken breasts on the weekend, just throw on a couple extra so you can eat them the next day.

MacLellan also emphasizing dinners don't have to be complex, and says an example of a simple, healthy, cheap, and quick meal is a frittata.

A 2012 poll conducted for Dieticians of Canada revealing 43-percent of us don't cook homemade meals, which could mean we're relying more on prepackaged meals and fast food.