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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

Fody Foods Low FODMAP Products A Dietitian Review

FODY Foods Low FODMAP Product | Dietitian Review

One of the HARDEST parts of the low FODMAP diet is grocery shopping. Hands down. It's not looking at the low FODMAP lists - it's actually conceptualizing how you'll turn those things into a meal. For my clients that lack confidence and competence in the kitchen, they struggle with the low FODMAP diet. For people who enjoy sauces and condiments, the low FODMAP diet can seem painfully bland. Which is why I'm SO relieved that companies like FODY Foods low FODMAP products, entirely dedicated to making high quality, low FODMAP foods have been created. Introducing FODY Foods Recently, I've had the opportunity to try FODY Foods. They reached out and asked if I would like to try some of their low FODMAP products - and I was blown away. FODY foods...

Banana Tofu Muffins

Banana Tofu Muffins

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 any sweeter than this? I know what you are thinking- tofu in a dessert? That does not sound sweet. But WAIT. I want to share a little story with you and express why dessert tofu is a great addition to your favourite desserts. When I was studying about the importance of protein at Mount Royal University my professor asked the class “who in this room likes tofu?” Not surprisingly, only a few raised their hand. I didn’t. I knew...

Why You Need To Break Up With Your Diet A dietitian explains

Why You Need to Break Up With Your Diet | A Dietitian Explains

Have you ever considered dieting? Or maybe dieted more times than you can count? Have you ever though 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 perhaps, how diet culture promises a certain result, yet, time and time again, we're left wondering - what is WRONG with me that I just can't do this? The reality is: diets don't work. You've probably been told you haven't found the right diet. You haven't worked hard enough. Haven't wanted it bad enough. And because ALL the fault is on you, you've tied that goal to your self worth. It defines you. But should it? We...

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Mocktail Madness!

Mocktail Madness: Delicious Summer Mocktail Recipes

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 delicious summer cocktail recipes definitely helps to curb that craving, helps to prevent FOMO - and unnecessary alcohol intake. For a lot of people with IBS & gut health issues - alcohol can trigger symptoms of diarrhea or constipation. Plus, alcohol can harm your gut microbiome, so ultimately, I encourage people to mostly limit their alcohol to drink to one a day. I know lots of times, that's tricky, especially when everyone else around you is drinking - which is...

Should I Take Apple Cider Vinegar For Gut Health?

Should I Take Apple Cider Vinegar for Gut Health?

Hey Ya’ll! Guess what. Today, I have student that co-wrote (ok - almost entirely wrote!) on my blog – the AMAZING, Amy Pun from University of Alberta. She is a researcher-extraordinaire, and will be giving you the down-low on apple cider vinegar for gut health. If you loved her post – share it on social media! I love to give my students a chance to show just how much they know. In recent years, society has become increasingly health-conscious. To a fault. We’ve become obsessed with food – attaching morality to food (which it shouldn’t have), and paying extra dollars for specialty products that frankly, have little, if any science behind them. Frustrating as it is for a dietitian – it makes sense. We’re inherently lazy. Why CAN’T...