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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

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Lentil Loaf

Chocolate Zucchini Lentil Loaf

Chocolate Zucchini Lentil Loaf 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! When I started participating in this amazing movement, I had an influx of questions. What's a pulse? How do you cook them? What's your favourite way to eat them? How can they help my nutrition? Well. I have all the answers for you! Check out my post talking ALL about what a pulse is HERE >>>> In the mean time, I wanted to make a fun pulse recipe. I rarely bake. Mostly because I don't like following directions. But I made this cake, and couldn't stop eating it. I think my father-in-law...

What Are Pulses? A Dietitian Explains.

What Are Pulses? | International Year of the Pulse

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 tell you. A pulse is the actual edible part of the legume! Think chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, and green peas (the 'legume kind'). Many people aren't so sure about beans and lentils. I find if you didn't grow up eating them, you might have them in chili, every once and a while, but you tend to not include them in your diet. However, I think there is a great movement towards including them, and rightfully so - I'm a huge proponent...