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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

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Foods that Fight Stress! | Nutrition Month

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 had the opportunity to work with Quaker Oats, as well as Manitoba Harvest, two companies I'm SO proud to represent. We talked about how smart snacking can help to manage stress. Ever find you tend to gravitate towards carbs when you're stressed? I know I do! Carbohydrate intake influences serotonin release in our body - our 'happy hormone'. It's no WONDER you tend to gravitate towards carbs when you're stressed! Usually, when my clients are stressed they tend to go for 'quick energy' - simple carbohydrates...

Low FODMAP Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Eat This: Low FODMAP Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie Recipe

The second I saw this oatmeal cookie smoothie recipe on A Little Nutrition's blog - I KNEW I had to make it into a low FODMAP must-have. Truth bomb: I genuinely hadn't thought of putting oatmeal in a smoothie before - but once I had heard of it, I was HOOKED! My go to, Quaker Quick Oats. I use them for oatmeal, why not smoothies? What I LOVE about adding oats in my smoothie is THREE FOLD. I love smoothies. I hate that they don't keep me very full, for very long. All that amazing fibre in oats holds me over to my next meal, no problem Ever since hearing Natasha Haskey, gut microbiome guru, share her research on prebiotics and resistant starch, I've pushed double...

Low FODMAP Label Reading Made Easy.

Low FODMAP Label Reading. Made Easy.

Low FODMAP Label Reading Low FODMAP label reading can be seriously overwhelming. Heck! Even without looking for FODMAP's, label reading can be challenging! However, I always tell my clients, it isn't 'all or nothing'. I like to start with these top 6 high FODMAP ingredients - things I see most OFTEN in products that would immediately flag them as 'likely' high FODMAP. It's hard enough getting a huge list of high FODMAP foods to avoid - so I'm ALL about keeping it practical. While you get comfortable on the low FODMAP diet, I say start with these high FODMAP culprits, and then we can fine-tune in future appointments regarding the other low FODMAP ingredients. To be a smart shopper, it is important to understand how to read labels...

5 Tips For Travelling With IBS

Top 5 Tips for Travelling with IBS

Hey Ya'll. IBS and the low FODMAP diet appears cut and dry. A big list of don't eats. Appears easy on the surface. But once you actually begin to implement it, you realize that it is actually QUITE HARD to do practically. One of the biggest struggles my clients have is with travelling. So I am SO glad to introduce Liz from Fodmappin' the Globe. She is literally travelling the WORLD right now, while following a modified low FODMAP diet! So to say she is an expert in the practical implementation of FODMAP's is an understatement. When she agreed to guest blog on her top 5 tips for travelling with IBS, I was THRILLED! So without further adieu...

Warm Lentil & Potato Salad

Warm Lentil Potato Salad

Hey all! Did you know, November is Diabetes Awareness Month? As such, I thought I would do a recipe re-vamp of a warm potato salad recipe! You all know how I feel about comfort food, especially in the Fall. I want to curl up, and eat delicious things that remind me of family meals around the dinner table! This warm lentil and potato salad does JUST that. Potatoes are quite high on the glycemic index - meaning that they have a bigger impact on blood sugar than lower glycemic index foods. By choosing foods lower on the glycemic index, you can stay fuller longer (read: prevent hanger!), keep blood sugars in check, and EVEN manage your weight. I've done a recipe makeover to make traditional warm potato salad high fibre,...