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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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3 recipes to help you power up your plate with awesome nutrition

What the heck does it mean to "power up your plate?" Well, it means to consider food quality when you make choices about what's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. "Quality counts" is the theme for Week 2 of Nutrition Month 2016 in Canada and today, I'd like to share with you 3 ways to boost [...]

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Barley, Bulgur, Teff, and More! Why and how to cook with grains {recipes inside}!

Grains can sometimes get a bad rap, but there's no need! Whole grains are rich in nutrients like energy, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Including grains in your meals can help you to feel full and satisfied. In case you missed it, here is the interview with Global Calgary that's ALL about grains! Your browser does [...]

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Tips for Healthy + Organized Meals and Snacks

The summer is coming to an end, kids are back at school, and you're trying to get yourself organized and into a healthy routine. Since September is the new January, there's really no better time to upgrade your eating habits and reap the many benefits of feeling well. Now you probably know a bit about [...]

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Top 10 Favourite Mindful Eating and Living Resources

On the regular, clients, friends, and colleagues ask me about my favourite resources and tools to support mindful eating and living. Let me tell you, there are many! From books and apps to kitchen appliances and dish-ware to programs and services.... the list goes on and on. So in an effort to start somewhere, I am [...]

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Recipe: Fresh Avocado and Bean Lettuce Wraps

Plant-based, heart-healthy, and rich in delicious nutrients, these Avocado and Bean Lettuce Wraps are a great healthy lunch option or an easy appetizer. The original recipe is from Dietitians of Canada Cookspiration website and app. Fresh Avocado and Bean Lettuce Wraps 1 can (540ml/19 oz) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup chopped reconstituted sundried [...]

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Recipe: Citrus Lentil Salad

A while back in an interview with Global News regarding plant-based nutrition, I showcased a delicious salad made with legumes, grains, and greens. In this post, I am excited to share the recipe and a few words about the nutritional qualities of the ingredients. If you missed the segment and are interested in an entertaining watch, you [...]

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Struggle with eating well at work? Then THIS is a must read! {#NutritionMonth Feature}

This year's Nutrition Month theme is: Eating 9 to 5! In a recent survey, 45% of Canadians say eating healthy meals and snacks while at work is challenging, so for the month of March, dietitians across Canada are helping individuals improve their eating habits by overcoming 5 BIG work-related challenges: rushed mornings, meetings and events at the workplace, lunchtime, mid-day [...]

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