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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…

Do You Have a Travelling Poop Plan? What You Need to Know. Kirsten Oilund of Jasper Nutrition as Featured on Ignite Nutrition Inc's gut health blog | Andrea Hardy is a registered dietitian nutritionist and gut health expert from Calgary Alberta

Do You Have a Travelling Poop Plan?

May 1, 2017

Do you have a travelling poop plan? You laugh – you maybe feel a bit uncomfortable even saying it – but how many of you struggle with your bowels while on the road? I know I DO. Which is why I was SO excited when Kirsten Oilund agreed to guest…

Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Calgary Alberta live on Breakfast Television Calgary to kick off Nutrition Month | Talking about Foods that Fight Stress!

Foods that Fight Stress! | Nutrition Month

March 2, 2017

Oh my goodness guys, yesterday I had the BEST time on Breakfast Television talking about foods that fight stress! We made a stress busting oatmeal cookie smoothie, which, of course I made low FODMAP for all my IBS’ers with TONS of stress busting ingredients. I…

March is Nutrition Month! Join our free month long online learning event brought to you by top dietitians around the world | Nutrition Academy | Andrea Hardy registered dietitian nutritionist

March is Nutrition Month! Let’s stop the food fight.

February 25, 2017

March is Nutrition Month! My online school, Nutrition Academy has been putting something HUGE together. Many of you are familiar with the event we hosted last year – a virtual summit with dietitian volunteers contributing content – and it was SUCH a big hit, we decided to do it again! PRESENTING:…

I hate vegetables - and other excuses to not eat your vegetables - DEBUNKED! | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I Like Junk Foods Better Than Veggies

September 29, 2016

I Like Junk Food Better Than Veggies! …and Other Adult Excuses to Not Eat Your Vegetables Welcome to the FINAL post of the Vegetable Excuse series. We’re going to be talking about science taste preferences, and wrap up how to get in 5+ servings of veggies a day. If you missed…

I hate vegetables - and other excuses to not eat your vegetables - DEBUNKED! | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I Hate Vegetables

September 22, 2016

But I Hate Vegetables! …and Other Adult Excuses to Not Eat Your Vegetables Welcome to Part 3 of the Vegetable Excuse series what to do if you ‘hate vegetables’. It tends to be a specific few vegetables I find, and tends to influence your opinions of other veg. If you hate…

What are Pulses? A Dietitian Explains why YOU should be including them in your diet! | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Andrea Hardy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

What Are Pulses? | International Year of the Pulse

September 19, 2016

Hey all! I’m sure many of you know, but I’m taking part this year in Pulse Canada’s Pulse Pledge! For those of you who DON’T know, it’s the International Year of the Pulses! I’ve had many people ask – Andrea – what are pulses? Well. Let me…