Welcome to Get Real Eats!

My name is Megan and I am a future Registered Dietitian (R.D.).  I am currently completing my graduate dietetic internship at a large teaching hospital in Canada, and hold an Honours BASc degree in Applied Human Nutrition.  I made the decision to pursue studies in nutrition after my first foods & nutrition class in grade ten, and having finally reached the internship stage, I’m very excited to be so close to my goal of being an R.D.!

My personal nutrition philosophy centers around my love for real food, and reflects my ‘tough love’ approach to life:

It’s time to GET REAL about what you eat.  Choose real foods with simple ingredients, colours found in nature, and tastes that you enjoy.  Fuel up for your best self with REAL food!

I’m not exactly sure when everyone decided to make the switch from eating real food to eating edible foodlike substances (termed by Michael Pollan), and I’m really hoping we can all start going back to real food.  After reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, I fell in love with how clear he made his message: Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants. Pollan refers to most packaged and processed foods as edible foodlike substances, and I simply couldn’t agree more!

I’m hoping to make Get Real Eats a place where you can find credible nutrition information, highlighting all the benefits and wonders of REAL food.  I also adore cooking and baking in what little spare time I have as an intern, so will be posting some recipes I’ve made to share with you all.

Fun Facts About Me

  • I have nineteen nicknames.  Most random one: Porcupine Twin #2.  Oh that’s a story.
  • I like to watch television with the “words” on (closed captions).  It annoys every single person in my life.
  • I don’t dot my i’s when I write.  I’ve come to accept that this is not an option with computers.
  • I am fiercely Canadian when there is a Team Canada hockey game on… although I don’t watch regular NHL games very often.  I have also recently become a Toronto Blue Jays fan again and have faith that they are building a great team.
  • I can’t hard-boil an egg properly without using a little egg-shaped device in the pot that tells me when it’s done.  Kind of sad.

DISCLAIMER:  While I am en route to becoming a Registered Dietitian, I am not an R.D. yet, and as such please consult your doctor or dietitian before making any changes to your diet.


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