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January 14, 2019

Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 ac

January 7, 2019

How Prebiotics Help Gut Health

Do you take a probiotic for gut health every day? Let me stop you righttttt there. While probiotics may be helpful in managing specific conditions –

December 31, 2018

How to start on the low FODMAP diet

So you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and have been told to start on the low FODMAP diet? As a dietitian, I’m thrilled that more

December 3, 2018

Low FODMAP Tomato Sauce

Low FODMAP Tomato Sauce can be SO hard to find (especially in Canada!) Quite often ready-made tomato-based sauces bought at the local grocery store co

November 26, 2018

Non-Pharmacological Strategies for IBS-D Management

Believe it or not, roughly 20% of the population have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Of this, we see that about half the IBS patients at Ignite Nutri

November 19, 2018

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

This sponsored recipe is brought to you by BC Tree Fruits. They’ve kindly compensated monetarily me to develop this post – and I couldn’t be mo

November 5, 2018

What You Need to Know About Nutrition and PCOS

We work with many women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and all too often we hear the same story about their diagnosis. They are told they have PCOS an

October 24, 2018

Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

These low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats are a go-to in our house (and a HUGE hit on our 5 day low FODMAP and gut health menu plan).  We cre

October 24, 2018

Anything-Goes Energy Balls

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

October 22, 2018

Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats

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 t

Why The Pelvic Floor In Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Pelvic Floor and IBS | Interview with Renae Hunter

Hello! I am SO excited to bring you an AMAZING interview on pelvic floor and IBS I had with Renae Hunter from Evidence Sport & Spinal. A new physiotherapy clinic opened up on south east Calgary, and I was THRILLED when I found out they had a pelvic health expert & physiotherapist coming in. So I called Renae up, and we chatted. I thought I had a good basic understanding of how the pelvic floor played a role in IBS - but she has taught me SO much more - and I'm SO excited to share it with you! What does the Pelvic Floor Do? The muscles of the pelvic floor help control bowel movements. Coordination deep abdominal muscles, alongside full relaxation of the pelvic floor are key for moving...

Can a Keto Diet Help You Manage IBS?

Can a Keto Diet Help Your IBS? | A Dietitian Explains.

As you may have heard recently, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the ketogenic (keto) diet and its ability to manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – but does it really work? Today I’m here to unravel the mystery of the keto diet and if it’s something you should be considering to manage your IBS. What is a Keto Diet? A ketogenic diet is low in carbs but sufficient in protein and high in fat. It’s commonly used as a diet to manage patients with epilepsy to reduce seizure frequency1 – BUT you’ve probably more seen it around the internet touted as the ‘if paleo didn’t work – you should try this’ kinda diet. (cough cough FAD cough cough). If you’ve read our previous post about why you...

Low FODMAP Lemon Herb Chicken with Garden Vegetables

Low FODMAP Lemon Herb Chicken with Garden Vegetables

A recipe doesn’t need to be confusing and overwhelming! Yet so many out there are! Have you ever tried to make a new dish, but you didn’t know what some of the ingredients were. Let alone, you had no idea where to find them in the store! ½ cup of a head of radicchio? 1 cup of polenta? 1 TSP of caraway seeds? Or edible flowers? What? Recipes don’t have to be complex, or Instagram-elaborate in order to be tasty. Simple recipes are DELICIOUS too! This Low FODMAP Lemon Herb Chicken with Garden Vegetables is simple, and delicious. Most importantly, I guarantee that you can find all these ingredients at ONE grocery store - or even more likely, in your fridge and pantry. This chicken dinner is spiced with flavorful herbs and placed on a...

Smart School Lunches

Smart School Lunches

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 nutritious lunches. I was LIVE on Breakfast Television Calgary to give my TOP TIPS for packing Smart School Lunches, and tackling those top stressors! You can watch the replay here: Tip 1: Have the RIGHT equipment Have a variety of tupperware, plastic bags, and thermoses, ice-packs, and insulated lunch bags to keep hot foods hot, and cold foods cold. Often times, if foods are mushy, or at the wrong temperature, they can be unappealing! I find packing foods in individual...

Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl with Fettuccine NuPasta

Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl with Fettuccine NuPasta

Have you heard of NuPasta before? NuPasta is an incredible new product on the market that has a ton of very cool nutrition qualities - and I was so excited when they asked me to create a recipe for them! What is NuPasta? NuPasta is created from the root of a konjac plant, which has unique qualities that make it the perfect gluten free pasta that is high in fibre and low in starch. Konjac is common to Japanese cuisine - and resembles a yam - however it's very low in starch - which makes it much different! Why is NuPasta awesome? When it comes to pasta, our portions in this day and age are often humungous. For many of my clients with nutrition issues, like PCOS (polycystic ovarian...