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How to manage picky eaters - tips from our top paediatric Calgary dietitian

Top Dietitian Tips for Picky Eaters

June 8, 2020

Do you have a picky eater at home? Picky eating for parents can be one of the most challenging and frustrating times. Parents tell me having a picky eater takes the joy out of family meals and the joy out of cooking. I have a lot of parents tell me…

Questions about dairy? Our Registered Dietitians at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta can help you navigate through all the mixed nutrition messages you see online.

Is Dairy Deadly?

March 30, 2020

In a world full of health “shock-umentaries” and scathing personal health opinions, dietitians and other medical professionals rely on high quality scientific evidence to debunk pseudoscience for the public. But what happens when trusty science can no longer be trusted? As of late, this is happening more often than it…

Banana Berry Pancakes

March 10, 2020

**This post was developed and written by Nancy Gammack, RD when she was a dietetic intern and volunteer for Ignite Nutrition. Is eating breakfast for dinner OK? I LOVE breakfast. Breakfast in the morning, or breakfast for dinner. Yes, I am one of those people who can always go for…

Omega-3’s and Gut Health – Are You Getting Enough?

February 17, 2020

Disclosure: I received financial compensation from Burnbrae Farms to talk about the omega-3’s and health. While the information conveyed may support clients’ objectives, the opinions expressed are my own and based on current scientific evidence. I do not engage in business with companies whose products or services do not match…

A pale blue bowl with a bed of spinach leaves topped with sliced cherry tomatoes, pink salmon, a yellow bell pepper and pumpkin seeds. The background is wooden.

10 Minute Salmon Salad (No Cook)

November 25, 2019

**This post was developed and written by Nancy Gammack, RD when she was a dietetic intern and volunteer for Ignite Nutrition. As a registered dietitian I am always on the lookout for a quick and nutritious meal. This next recipe I want to share with you is an easy salmon…

Two short round burritos on a white plate. One of the burritos is sliced in half and shows a colourful interior filled with rice, ground meat, yellow and red veggies and cooked green leafy veg. The background is wooden.

Low FODMAP Meal Prep Burritos (Freezer Friendly!)

October 7, 2019

**This post was developed and written by Nancy Gammack, RD when she was a dietetic intern and volunteer for Ignite Nutrition. Made with lean ground beef, butternut squash and pre-made rice, these low FODMAP burritos are both quick to make and good for you! A terrific lunch or dinner recipe…

This delicious falafel wrap was created by our dietetics student

Falafel Wrap

August 6, 2019

**This post was developed and written by Nancy Gammack, RD when she was a dietetic intern and volunteer for Ignite Nutrition. Nancy here – Ignite’s nutrition student coming in today to share a new recipe I developed – Falafel wraps! I was fortunate enough to travel to Montreal this summer.

A white plate topped with a blend of chickpeas, quinoa and chopped bell pepper. There is a lemon slice on the side of the plate as garnish. The background is wooden.

The Easiest Lemon Quinoa Salad (15 minutes)

July 2, 2019

**This post was developed and written by Nancy Gammack, RD when she was a dietetic intern and volunteer for Ignite Nutrition. As a registered dietitian I hear some of my patients tell me that they find daily cooking is a chore. I understand that cooking is not everyone’s forte. Some…

Our dietitians at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary specialize in gut health & digestive disorders. If you have celiac disease visit www.ignitenutrition.ca to work with one of our top registered dietitians today.

Nutrition for Celiac Disease

May 13, 2019

Walk into any grocery store, pharmacy, or even gas station and you are sure to see gluten-free messaging on the products within. The boom in gluten-free eating has emerged from both trendy food marketing and medical necessity. We have learned a lot about the effects of gluten in the past…

3 yellow coloured egg muffins with an array of colourful green and red veggies inside of them displayed on a wooden background.

Low FODMAP Egg Muffins (Make Ahead & Freeze)

May 6, 2019

**This post was developed and written by Nancy Gammack, RD when she was a dietetic intern and volunteer for Ignite Nutrition. These low FODMAP quick and easy egg muffin cups are an EGG-cellent dish to prepare early and have handy on the busy mornings! Eggs are a great source…