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Looking for allergy friendly Halloween treats? MadeGood has you covered with their Chocolate Chip Granola Mini Bars - coming in a 36 pack just in time for halloween! Ignite’s Calgary registered dietitians partnered with MadeGood to bring you all the treats, with no tricks!

Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats

October 22, 2018

Halloween is one of the most fun and creepy times of the year – however, it shouldn’t be the treats that spook us! For many people, holidays that centre around snacks and candy can induce a lot of fear around managing food allergies and intolerances, especially when you’re trying to…

Taking Care of Your Gut Health this Back-to-School Season Activia Probiotic Drink - Andrea Hardy, Calgary Registered Dietitian Nutritionist talks gut health!

Taking Care of Your Gut Health this Back-to-School Season

September 4, 2018

This sponsored post is brought to you by Danone. They’ve kindly compensated monetarily me to develop this post on how to take care of your gut health this Fall, something you all know I’m super passionate about! Back to school is great for getting the family back into a routine…

This 10 minute chicken sausage sauté is SO versatile, and is full of gut healthy kale, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, cabbage and carrots! Get dinner on the table in 10 minutes or less tonight | Ignite Nutrition Easy gut health recipes

Nutrition Month 2018 – Unlock the Power of Food!

March 1, 2018

We kicked off Nutrition Month 2018 today on Breakfast Television Calgary – talking about unlocking the power of food! I’m loving this unique approach – because we talk A LOT about food relationship at Ignite, and food relationship starts with the family. Food isn’t just fuel, but as something that…

Raincoast Style Crisps - this super simple recipe is such a money-saver! | Ignite Nutrition Inc.

DIY 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…

This low FODMAP eggplant parmesan has been adapted from the Oh She Glows Everyday cookbook - for a low FODMAP vegan option that is SUPER tasty and takes very little time! | Andrea Hardy is a registered dietitian nutritionist from Calgary Alberta named top 10 dietitians in Calgary - specializing in gut health, food relationship, and PCOS

Low FODMAP Eggplant Parmesan

January 22, 2018

Hey all! Nancy – Andrea’s student here! I was lucky enough to receive the “Oh She Glows Everyday” cookbook, by Angela Liddon, for Christmas this year.  My friend must have known I had been eyeing this cookbook in stores already. I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and pick…

Best Books for Intuitive Eating & Food Relationship - Andrea Hardy, registered dietitian nutritionist and gut health expert shares her favourite reads of 2017 and how they impacted her food philosophy | Ignite Nutrition is a private practice in Calgary Alberta focusing on gut health, food relationship. We take a health at every size approach to wellness!

Best Books for Intuitive Eating & Food Relationship

December 27, 2017

I get asked ALL the time – Andrea – what books do you read to learn about intuitive eating and food relationship? I have clients ask, I have friends and family ask, and I have my staff and students ask. Many people wonder where I’ve developed certain skills and counselling…

Are you stressing about back to school lunches? Read my TOP 3 tips to save you sanity, and provide lunches your kids ACTUALLY enjoy! | Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Calgary Alberta

Smart School Lunches

August 30, 2017

With September RIGHT around the corner, I’ve been getting a ton of questions, and noticing a lot of parents feeling a bit stressed about packing school lunches. Parents often times struggle with foods coming back uneaten, feeling pressure to produce ‘Pinterest-worthy’ lunches, and generally, just feeling overwhelmed with providing balanced…

Why you need to break up with your diet - a dietitian explains what is wrong with weight being the 'ultimate' indicator of health - and WHY it's so hard on us to diet continually | Andrea Hardy, RD from Calgary Alberta

Why You Need to Break Up With Your Diet

July 24, 2017

Have you ever considered dieting? Or maybe dieted more times than you can count? Have you ever thought to stop and ask yourself – what your TRUE motivations are? When we strip away the desire to lose weight – have you considered what is driving your weight loss goals? And…

Dietitian approved road trip snack ideas - a list that is super simple, and that the whole family will love - along with tips to make the healthiest choice, the easiest choice! | Andrea Hardy, registered dietitian nutritionist from Calgary Alberta live on breakfast television

Dietitian Approved Road Trip Snacks

July 6, 2017

With summer being SO busy – having healthy snacks on hand for all your activities can seem impossible. This tends to lead to people eating fast food, or grabbing unhealthy ‘junk foods’ at gas stations or on the road. I have SO many clients that grab these things, not because they…

My top 4 tips to beat summer bloat -without giving up all the fun! Practical and realistic tips from Andrea Hardy Registered Dietitian with Ignite Nutrition, Calgary Alberta

Beat Summer Bloat

June 19, 2017

Does summer time mean dealing with summer bloat? It’s common. Since we have so little time to truly enjoy nice weather in Canada, we hang up our aprons, spend time on patios, picnicking, barbecuing, and all in all, putting nutrition on the back burner. It’s no wonder my gut clients…