What is the significance of squirrel bread?
The summer before my senior year in high school I spent a couple of days in the City of Lights, the home of a most glorious bread: Pain écureuil, translating to Squirrel bread.
While I couldn’t stop at the time for a café and a warm, thick slice smothered in fresh French buerre, I was able to continue my longing for pain écureuil here Bread at its best if you ask me: “crunchy hazelnuts and nuggets of dried figs and apricots” — squirrels have great taste.
Aside from the fact that the actual squirrel bread sits on a pedestal in my mind, I can very easily link sb to my nutrition background. Pain écureuil would no doubt be considered a healthy bread. The base is whole grain/seed, and it is chock full of antioxidant- and fiber-rich dried fruit and nuts. The nuts also provide a hit of heart-healthy unsaturated fatty acids. And because the bread is prepared fresh each morning in small batches, you won’t find a laundry list of preservatives and stabilizing chemicals among the ingredients.
When is the best time to see a dietitian/nutritionist?
There are many reasons specific to each individual for need of a dietitian, and you should never hesitate to contact one if you have a question; however, here is a short list of examples:
1) When you’re pregnant or right after you’ve given birth;
2) When you’re caring for an aging loved one and need advice to help them;
3) When you just want to eat better and live healthier;
4) When you would like to achieve a healthy weight through weight loss or weight gain; and
5) When you’re an athlete and you want to improve your performance.