A Mindful Approach to Picky Eating #nutritionmonth2017

A Mindful Approach to Picky Eating #nutritionmonth2017

Picky eating can make mealtime feel like mayhem. There is only so much you can do to get your kid to take in nutritious food before throwing in the towel and giving them whatever the heck they want. Makes perfect sense that managing picky eating is one thing dietitians are focussing on to help families [...]

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Avoid the Diet-Binge Cycle

3 Tips to Avoid the Diet-Binge Cycle

Do you find yourself feeling CRAZY around food? If you ever feel stuck in the diet-binge cycle, then this video blog is for you. PLEASE watch it right to the end. I share reasons why you might be stuck and three key tips for crossing to the other side. You can feel free, calm, confident [...]


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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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#Recipe: Simple Summer Snack Bars

Whether you're stomping around the Calgary Stampede Grounds this week, prepping for a summer road trip, or planning a weekend of camping, healthy eating is easier when you pack some simple snacks. The recipe I'm about to share has been adapted from Angela Liddon's {Oh She Glows} Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars. I like this [...]


8 ways to enjoy the Calgary Stampede midway guilt- (and bloat-) free!

It's that time of year again - we're about to kick off the 2015 Calgary Stampede! If you're reading this and you've never been, trust me when I say, it surely is an experience - especially on the midway. This year's food vendors know how to push consumers' palates with delicacies like the Dragon Dog {we're talking a foot [...]


7 Nutrients To Be Sure You’re Getting in Your Plant-Based Diet

A balanced plant-based eating pattern has many potential health benefits, including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and certain types of cancers. This eating pattern (especially if you are following a strict vegan diet) can require some extra planning to ensure that adequate nutrients are consumed. Read on to [...]


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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