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Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 acceptable dish to bring. You ask yourself: what is considered a big enough portion? Are people going to like the dish I bring? Does it have to be homemade, or is it acceptable to opt for some store bought snacks? Although potlucks are supposed to be a fun get together, they can often be more stressful than desired. In addition when trying to stick to a low FODMAP diet, a whole new layer of stress is added. It can be difficult to distinguish which platters are low-FODMAP and which are not. Especially when your co-worker won’t share that...

Homemade Gut Friendly Granola

Homemade Gut Friendly Granola

Hey there, it is Nancy again, and I am excited to share with you a homemade granola recipe made for a special someone found within your gut! Let me explain… Did you know that there is such a thing as good bacteria? Not all bacteria needs to be cleaned away, and killed through sanitization. We as humans contain trillions of good bacteria within our gastrointestinal system most of which have vital tasks to maintain our overall health. Our good bacteria help us in a variety of ways including producing a physical barrier in our gut to protect against bad bacteria, helping us digest nutrients, and even help support an efficient immune system.1  In fact, research is beginning to show - those bacteria may also play a role in...

Low FODMAP Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Low-FODMAP Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hey- it is Nancy here, Andrea’s student, and today I have got a Low-FODMAP hummus to share with you! Yes, that’s right, there is such thing as a delicious hummus without any garlic or onions! Garlic and onion are two foods that are high-FODMAP, specifically due to their high contents of fructo-oligosaccharides, and can make digestion for IBSer’s unpleasant. Unfortunately, they are also two flavour ingredients that are common in so many dishes! But - let all your troubles fade away because this hummus is specifically made Low-FODMAP and is still full of flavour! Hummus is a great snack to help you get through the morning before lunch, as its primary ingredient is chickpeas which is full of protein to keep you full! An important note about chickpeas is...

Raincoast Style Crisps

DIY Raincoast Crisps

I want to share a secret with you. Have you ever purchased Raincoast Crisps from the store? The crackers that are thin and have a light crunch. They contain a nutty crunch and sweet taste due to the dried fruit - full of wholesome ingredients - so much so that you wonder if you can make them at home! It turns out - you can! Once I got in on the secret, I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut: DIY Raincoast Crisps are super simple to make homemade! Plus this recipe allows you to make over 10 times the amount of crackers at a fraction of the cost! These crackers are prepared similar to baking a banana loaf. You simply freeze the loaf, chop into thin slices, and bake...

Low FODMAP Eggplant Parmesan

Low FODMAP Eggplant Parmesan

Hey all! Nancy - Andrea's student here! I was lucky enough to receive the “Oh She Glows Everyday” cookbook, by Angela Liddon, for Christmas this year.  My friend must have known I had been eyeing this cookbook in stores already. I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and pick my first dish to share with you today. However, it was quite the challenge to pick one recipe, as they all sounded so good. At last, I chose the Excellent Eggplant Parmesan - of course - I made it a Low FODMAP Eggplant Parmesan for all you IBS'ers - it's EQUALLY as delicious as any FODMAP version! The Eggplant slices are coated in a fragrant vegan 'parmesan' and then cooked in the oven until crisp and...

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...

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...

Do You Have A Travelling Poop plan?

Do You Have a Travelling Poop Plan? | Guest Blog Kirsten Oilund

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 blog on the topic! Kirsten is one of my FAVORITE dietitians. She works in Jasper, Alberta, and runs a private practice called Jasper Nutrition.  If you don't follow her on social media - you probably should. Her food photography is on fleek - and her Instagram account is drool-worthy. Not to mention - she's brilliant, and provides practical advice, which I LOVE! Without further ado...

Should I Drink Charcoal Water?

Should I drink charcoal water? | A Dietitian Perspective

I don’t know what it is about summer, but I just can’t seem to get my creative butt in gear to blog post for y’all! I’ve been painting with water colors, taking photography, and other creative things, but my drive to write has hit an all-time low. However, a discussion I had the other day with a girlfriend sparked the curiosity in me when she asked me about charcoal water, and if she should be drinking it. She had seen on Pinterest (read: the place where bad nutrition information goes to thrive) and was wondering if it had any benefits whatsoever. What is charcoal water? First off. What is charcoal water? It tends to be water, with activated charcoal dissolved into it, however there seems to be a...

Are Carbs Bad? A Dietitian Explains.

Are Carbs Bad? A Dietitian Explains

Are Carbs Bad?  A Dietitian Explains. Are carbs bad? This is a question I get on a regular basis. Or rather, an opinion I get on a regular basis. Served up right alongside guilt - a feeling ALL my readers know should NEVER be associated with food. Ever, ever. I was SO excited when Andrea D'Ambrosio of Dietetic Directions so kindly offered to guest blog for me - because she had written a super sassy, evidence-based piece of literary genius on the matter. Andrea is a dietitian from Ontario, who I happened to connect with over social media. We share a ton of similar interests, including encouraging people to LOVE and appreciate food. Seeing as she is Italian, carbs are a main-staple of her upbringing, and well, so...