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Claim your FREE cookbook and fight hunger

Want to claim a free cookbook and fight hunger? #feedthehope

That's right, today I'd like to share with you a free cookbook and give you an opportunity to play a role in fighting hunger in Canada. Help Us Feed the Hope - that's the title of an initiative by Catelli Foods in collaboration with chefs and dietitians {including me!} across Canada. You get recipes created by [...]

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4 Recipe Ideas for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

In honour of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12), I shared four recipe ideas with Global Calgary that are nourishing and pleasing. Back when I was living my life with a dieting mindset, grilled cheese sandwiches were foods that I labeled “bad,” or foods I thought I shouldn’t have. It’s amazing how this has shifted [...]

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3 Unconventional Tips for Better Digestion #nutritionmonth2017

3 Unconventional Tips for Better Digestion #nutritionmonth2017

Embarrassing and uncomfortable digestive symptoms suck. When you are experiencing gas, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, etc., it makes sense you want to find a solution and you want it, like yesterday.  It’s natural for people with digestive woes to start looking into what they are eating that could be contributing. Unfortunately,  this can sometimes turn into [...]

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Vegan Carrot Apple Bran Muffins

Try this: Vegan Carrot Apple Bran Muffin

Go for the donut over the bran muffin, unless you're making these Vegan Carrot Apple Bran Muffins below (or unless you LOVE commercial bran muffins and you'll savour every bite). Yup, it's true: commercially prepared bran muffins have a bit of a health halo, meaning they are thought to be healthier than they actually are. [...]

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Coconut and Pom Chia Pudding

Try this: Coconut And Pom Chia Pudding

Looking for a dessert, snack, or breakfast dish that tastes great AND is a good source of fibre, check out this Coconut and Pom Chia Pudding. I recently spoke of the benefits of fibre and shared the gist of this awesome recipe on Global news - you can view the Global video by clicking here. Chia seeds [...]

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Mindful Lunch Planning, Made Easy

Mindful Lunch Planning, Made Easy

I know you love that little Vietnamese restaurant on the corner, but my guess is that you'd prefer to get in the habit of packing lunches, at least some of the time. No doubt about it, packing your lunch helps you take charge of how you fuel, while keeping $$$ in your pocket! In today's video, [...]

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3 Steps to Mindful Meal Planning, Made Easy

What's for dinner? Good question. It's five o'clock. You had a long day at work. You're tired, hungry, and wish some magical health food fairy had something delicious awaiting your arrival home. Hmmm, if only. You think: "I should stop by the grocery store, pick up some healthy ingredients, and whip up some dinner.... but [...]

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3 Hot Nutrition Conference Topics, Summarized

3 Hot Nutrition Conference Topics, Summarized

Want to learn more about the micro biome, the effect of sleep deprivation on weight, and what to do about Binge Eating Disorder? I summaries these 3 hot nutrition conference topics in the video below. Recently, I attended the Dietitians of Canada (DC) National Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba and each of the above topics were [...]

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Weight Loss is Hard

Weight Loss is F*cking Hard

I’ll admit, you just about didn’t get today's video. After I recorded it, my monkey mind kicked in to tell me I’d be judged pretty hard for visibly holding back tears, being real, honest, and perhaps using a few too many F-bombs. But... I think a lot of you will resonate {and certainly some might be [...]

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When is the perfect time to start eating better?

So often I get asked: “will it be better to focus healthy eating when I’m back from my holiday? I want to enjoy it!” Or… “what makes the most sense: starting now or in a couple weeks when my calendar is more cleared?” Timing matters. Today's video is all about eating better and when to start. [...]

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