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Disclaimer: This website is designed to provide basic nutrition inspiration only and is not meant as a substitute for personal health or nutrition advice from your registered dietitian. 

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 I’m sharing tips and inspirations to nourish your body, stay strong, and live your life vibrantly, as you age. 

March 23, 2019

If there was something you could do to stay strong and slow down the body's aging process, would you do it?

UM...is that even a question?!

The past few years I've watched a few older adults in my life age and lose their strength in what seems like rapid fashion. Really, it's not rapid, it's just that it seems that way to someone not living with it every day. I've noticed their change in mobility and ability to do daily tasks. The loss of strength impacts thei...

Smoothie bowls are a great way to incorporate some wholesome fruits and vegetables. And the best part is, you can really make it your own! This green goodness starts with fresh kale and frozen mango.

September 8, 2017

Breakfast is a prime time to pump up protein. Eating about 20 to 30 grams of protein is especially important for those of us aged 40 and over. These Sweet Potato and Turkey frittatas are packed with protein!

January 10, 2017

January is the perfect time to renew your passion for healthy eating. If you’re trying to eat more healthfully but find yourself dreaming of donuts and potato chips, you’re not alone.

You might have heard that you crave foods that your body needs, but it doesn’t work that way!  If it did, we’d all be craving vegetables and fruit – ‘cause most of us don’t get nearly enough!

Cravings are more about brain chemistry and the psychology of pleasure and reward.

You m...

January 10, 2017

If you’re eating mostly healthy foods, enjoying a small serving of that food you’re craving isn’t a big deal. In fact, it’s actually a good option to enjoy foods you love, in moderation.

But there are also lots of simple swaps that are better for you, just as tasty, and can help you crush your cravings. Here are 15 of my favourite craving-crushing snack swaps:

Craving a sweet treat? Swap that cookie or ice cream for…

1. Almond Butter Energy Bites – these littl...

January 6, 2017

These bites deliver energy, protein and fibre (and a hint of chocolate) to help you crush cravings, manage munchies and power through a work out.

December 12, 2016

As a dietitian, I hear a lot of talk about weight gain at this festive time of the year. A quick online search for “holiday weight gain” brought up 2,040,000 results (in 0.60 seconds!). Wowza!

What’s the worry?

There’s a nasty rumour going around that people gain between five to ten pounds over the holidays. Not so. Research shows that it’s closer to about one to two pounds.

That doesn’t sound so bad, right?

It’s true that a little extra holiday cheer at a part...

November 22, 2016

If you're looking for a fabulous appetizer for your holiday party, this is it! It's super simple to make, tastes amazing and it's nutritious. It's a delicious ways to get more pulses (chickpeas in the hummus) and veggies into your life too. And let's face it, we can all use a little more fibre in our lives.

I've made it twice now and received rave reviews.

Here's what you do:

Spread your favourite hummus, fairly thickly, onto a platter. Top it with chopped ka...

November 1, 2016

Lately I’ve been reading a lot more about healthy living for brain health. I’m definitely interested on a personal level, but also, I find the mind-diet connection fascinating! What we know about the potential role that healthy eating plays in optimal brain function as you age is, well, mind-blowing!

So is there one food that is the best for brain health?

Research shows that a high quality diet, rich in foods such as vegetables, nuts, pulses, is more importan...

I make a point of supporting students with a passion for nutrition. From time to time, I’ll feature student guest posts. This post is written by Olivia Lovrics, a student at the University of Guelph studying Biomedical Sciences and Nutritional Sciences. She loves everything about food, including learning about it and eating it!

Ads for anti-aging products and brain-boosting supplements are ubiquitous; the information can often be contradictory, misleading an...

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