Weight management

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, […]
February 26, 2018

5 ways to unlock the potential of food in your midlife #NutritionMonth2018

Frustrated with weight, feeling out of control with food, having poor energy, emotional eating, binge eating, not knowing what to eat, not knowing how to eat…eating “really good” during the day – but by the afternoon and evening you “blow it”. You have a tumultuous relationship with food. These are […]
February 15, 2018

Is your social life sabotaging your weight goals?

Lunch with your girlfriend. Beer and chicken wings with the guys. Wine after work. Take out Friday night (you deserve it after the week you’ve had!). Date night Saturday night. Family brunch on Sunday. Getting together with family and friends are often connected with food – but could these social […]
January 21, 2018

Avocado Lime Mint Dressing

I created this recipe for Avocado Lime Mint Dressing as part of my final assignment in culinary school.  This dressing is delicious over my Thai Curry Fish Cakes – and could also be enjoyed with chicken, and as part of a regular salad. 5 from 1 reviews Avocado Lime Mint […]