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A Dietitian’s Rebuttal on “If you care about the planet, eat more beef” in Defense of the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide

As plant-promoting, yet partially carnivorous registered dietitian in Calgary, I am constantly inundated with nutrition and health misinformation that I debunk with clients on a daily basis. This is a time-consuming task that means I normally have little time left to address a misinformed (or...

Pistachio Pomegranate Bark

[recipe]Pistachio Pomegranate Bark - - Dark Organic Chocolate (at least 70% cacao), Pomegranate Seeds, Pistachios (shelled and chopped), Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the pomegranate seeds, pistachios and coconut flakes...

Let’s Get Real about Weight and Fitness

You know, there's so much talk about weight and fitness happening right now, everyone seems to have a different opinion. This happens to be an area that I’ve spent a lot of time studying and pondering, so I want to take a few minutes and get real with you. I want to encourage us to think about...

Don’t Let Your 2018 Dietitian Benefits Expire!

Do you have registered dietitian benefits in your health plan that you need to use up before the end of 2018? Don’t let them go to waste! Why You Should Use Your Dietitian Benefits Our "Good Better Best" approach means that even if you’re already feeling great, we are confident that our Registered...

Weekend Overeating? | A Dietitian’s Strategies

I want to talk about a nutrition topic that regularly comes up in my Calgary dietitian practice – weekend overeating. Between a lack of structure or routine for the day, there can be a total change to your environment on the weekend compared to the work week. Here’s my dietician solution to this common challenge.

[RECIPES] Turn Your Kitchen Into a Meal Kit!

Turn your kitchen into the ultimate meal kit. Use the meal plan of your choice to save both time and money. Every Friday, you will receive Registered Dietitian Nutritionist-curated recipes. The average cost per meal when purchasing ingredients is less than $4 per person – far less than popular meal kit services!

[RECIPE] Chocolate No-Bake Power Balls

Chocolate No-Bake Power Balls - Here’s a chocolatey recipe to help you make snacking well both simple and fun 🙂 Bite into a burst of delicious-ness with these super easy and nutrient-packed power balls! Loaded with heart healthy fats, 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of...

[RECIPE] Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

(RECIPE) Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries - - medium sweet potatoes (cut into fries), coconut oil (melted), fresh rosemary (chopped), granulated garlic (or garlic powder), Sea salt & pepper, Prep:: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment...

[RECIPE] Roasted Cod With Hazelnuts

(RECIPE) Roasted Cod With Hazelnuts - - hazelnuts (chopped finely), lemon zest, cod, extra virgin olive oil (divided), dijon mustard, sea salt and black pepper (to taste), Prep:: Preheat oven to 450. ; Chop shallots and hazelnuts finely.; Zest lemon. ; Make:: Place fish in...

[RECIPE] Lemony Salmon Salad

Lemony Salmon Salad - - cans of salmon (drained (see notes)), avocado oil or other oil, thinly sliced red onion, cherry or grape tomatoes (halved), chopped fennel, package of arugula, sea salt and black pepper, avocado (optional), Prep:: Squeeze 3 tablespoons of juice and...

[RECIPE] Lemony Salmon Salad

Lemony Salmon Salad - - cans of salmon (drained (see notes)), avocado oil or other oil, thinly sliced red onion, cherry or grape tomatoes (halved), chopped fennel, package of arugula, sea salt and black pepper, avocado (optional), Prep::...

[RECIPE] Banana Walnut Chia Pudding

Banana Walnut Chia Pudding - - banana (ripe), shredded coconut (I use unsweetened, but it's up to you!), maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, vanilla rice milk (Or substitute with milk of choice), chia seeds, Toppings: banana...

3 Tips for Snacking like a Dietitian

When you hear the word “snacking”, what is the first thing you think of? Do you feel comfortable with what you choose and the way you enjoy snacks? Or do you snack by default based mostly on what’s available? We’ve all been there – it’s 3:00 pm, lunch is behind us...

How to Break Up with Diets & Reframe Your Thought Process

When people find out I’m a dietitian/nutritionist, people often assume right away that all I offer are meal plans. While this IS sometimes true, my real work with clients in their journey to healthy eating is focused much more on the thought processes in our mindset that drive our behaviours.