Weight management

April 27, 2019

DIY Sweet Kale Salad with Hoisin Chicken and Red Lentils

I am a big fan of the Sweet Kale Salad kit. We go through 1-2 bags each week in our house because they make for an easy lunch entree: We throw a handful of the salad into a container and top with left over protein (like chicken, basa fish or […]
April 1, 2019

The process of accepting your changing midlife body stings

I just switched my closet from winter clothes to spring clothes and I have noticed that a few of my shirts are tighter and shorter…and it’s not my dryer! I have become “thicker” everywhere. I went out clothes shopping and am at that critical point where I am just on […]
March 5, 2019

Are you one of the 90% of Canadians who could benefit from up-scaling your snack?

If your body’s energy is like a cell phone, what percent battery life do you have by the end of the day? Many people are around 5-10% by the end of the day, leaving them with extremely low energy to do much more than flopping on the couch, about ready to […]
November 5, 2018

Midlife weight gain in women: what can you expect? What can you do about it?

On average, women gain about 1.5 pounds/year during their midlife. After menopause, many women find that their middle gets “thicker” as a result of where their body stores adipose (fat) tissue. As we go through life, our bodies change. Why do women gain weight in midlife? Midlife women are exposed […]
May 3, 2018

Crustless Spinach Quiche made in 5 minutes

If you are looking for a fast-to-make dinner, this recipe is for you! It takes 5 minutes to prepare, and can be made in one bowl! My colleague and friend, Melanie Ksienski, a Consulting Dietitian, contributed this recipe as part of a recent cooking class, offered through Wellspring Calgary, an organization […]
March 22, 2018

Weeknight Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a classic favourite. For a quick weeknight meal, why not whip up a batch of this Weeknight Tomato Soup? Soups are actually quite simple to make, with most soups being a variation of what I call a 3-2-1 method. Sautee up your aromatic vegetables like some onions, […]