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a small glass bowl filled with fresh cranberries. A slice of lemon cranberry bread next to two halves of a lemon cranberry loaf. There is a sliced lemon in the background as garnish and everything is sitting on a marble surface.

Low FODMAP Cranberry Lemon Loaf (Gluten Free)

January 27, 2020

Finding baked goods that are gluten-free or low FODMAP can be a challenge. Which is why, as an IBS dietitian, I created a gluten free lemon cranberry loaf that is also low FODMAP! Looking for more zesty tangy lemony recipes? Try this lemon quinoa salad which is also…

a glass bowl filled with prunes and 3 energy balls sitting on a marble countertop

Quick 3-Ingredient Prune Energy Balls

October 17, 2019

Prunes aren’t just for managing constipation anymore — prunes are a food-first way to take charge of your bone health and prevent osteoporosis as we age. This easy 3-ingredient energy ball ball recipe combines dried pitted prunes with quick oats and almond butter in a food processor. Ready within 10…

Chickpea Jammers

April 1, 2019

Typically, when you think of beans, or lentils you think of savoury salads, or chilli.  Adding them to cookies or brownies might not be the first thing you think of, but they work great in these desserts for a couple of reasons! Pulses, are the dry edible seeds of certain…

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Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

January 14, 2019

I often find that people either love potlucks or hate them. Either you know the perfect dish to bring, or you spend hours worrying about what is an acceptable dish to bring. You ask yourself: what is considered a big enough portion? Are people going to like the dish I…

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Anything-Goes Energy Balls

October 24, 2018

To me, the perfect snack is salty and sweet. I LOVE energy balls – especially in the summer when I’m busy, and need something quick I can eat on the golf course! We made these energy balls for the Husky Wellness Fair 2018. I love this recipe because: the energy…

A glass bowl filled with crunch looking granola. There is a small glass pitcher of milk sitting next to the bowl. They are both sitting on a wooden surface.

Gut Friendly Recipes: How to Make Healthy Granola

May 7, 2018

As a registered dietitian, I am excited to share with you a homemade granola recipe. Made for a special someone found within your gut! Let me explain… What are good bacteria? Did you know that there is such a thing as good bacteria? Not all bacteria needs to be cleaned…

7 raincoast crisp crackers laid out ontop of one another on a wooden background.

DIY Crunchy and Chewy Raincoast Crisps

February 26, 2018

I want to share a secret with you. Have you ever purchased Raincoast Crisps from the store? The crackers that are thin and have a light crunch. They contain a nutty crunch and sweet taste due to the dried fruit – full of wholesome ingredients – so much so that…

Banana Chocolate Avocado Pudding - An easy and healthy dessert! | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist - top 10 dietitians in Calgary Alberta

Banana Chocolate Avocado Pudding

October 18, 2017

If you are a fan of chocolate pudding… this is a must try! This chocolate pudding includes an avocado and a banana – a great way to get in some fibre, and whole foods. Compared to store bought pudding – it cuts down on added sugar, and if you have…

Banana Tofu Muffins

August 8, 2017

This is definitely my FAVOURITE muffin recipe! It is my favorite snack to make in bulk and store in the freezer. This quick nutritious snack is great to grab on a busy day! These Banana Tofu muffins are filled with fibre, protein and even essential omega-3 fatty acids. Could it get…

Three glasses with different drinks. The first one has a red slushy looking drink with a strawberry on the rim. The second glass has a creamy pale yellow coloured drink with a pineapple on the rim and the third drink has a clear red drink with piece of floating raspberry and garnished with fresh mint. The background is wooden.

Delicious & Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes

July 17, 2017

It is FINALLY summer time – a great way to take in the heat is to enjoy some fruity drinks on the patio! When I really tune into my body, sometimes I realize – it really isn’t the alcohol that I crave but simply a nice cold refreshing drink! These…