Holiday gift ideas that inspire health

Stuck for gift ideas for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list? Why not give a gift that inspires vitality and wellness?


Here are four gift ideas that will inspire health:


1)    The gift of an experience.

7 tips for investing in your health and wellness

When you have turned 40, it is like you need to have a personal swot team for your health – your doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist, massage therapist (on speed dial), personal trainer, psychologist and a registered nutritionist and dietitian.


In our 20s + 30s, we were focused on our careers, our relationships, and building our lives.

Recipe for a Fresh Mediterranean Kitchen Sink Salad

Looking for a fresh and simple side dish to bring to your next get together? Try this Fresh Mediterranean Kitchen Sink Salad. 

 Vegetables are an important staple in the Mediterranean Diet, providing valuable nutrients, antioxidants and satiety. The vegetables chosen for this salad are typical in the Mediterranean Diet - but you can use what you have on hand. This salad will last up to a few days. Enjoy!

Snack ideas for after-school sports (from parents living in the trenches)

We are heading back to school, and with that, comes after-school activities and sports. Now is a great time to teach kids about the importance of food to fuel their sports performance.  But how do you feed kid for sports scheduled after school?


I asked parents living in the trenches of after school sports for their tips and ideas for feeing kids during this tricky time.


Oatmeal cookie dough power ball bites #recipe

If you are looking for a lunch-box friendly recipe that doubles as an after school snack, try these oatmeal cookie dough power ball bites.

I created this recipe to be nut-friendly and therefore, lunchbox friendly. This recipe is adapted from the Whitewater Cooks At Home cookbook by Shelley Adams. 

Crunchy Peach Salsa #Recipe

Need a fresh and flavourful recipe for summer entertaining? Try this Peach Salsa. It is colorful, crunchy, sweet and acidic, yet fresh-tasting.

I recently had a group of dietitians and registered nutritionists to my house for a networking meeting. I chose to serve this Peach Salsa recipe for its visual and taste appeal, pairing well with salty scoop-type crackers and a glass of crisp white wine.

Breakfast Grain Bowls: Fuel Your Family for an Active Day

Whether you are heading to the mountains for a hike, enjoying some of our city’s bike pathways or being active in your neighbourhood, make sure to fuel your family’s active summer day with nutritious foods!

Just like we put fuel into our vehicles to help them run, our bodies need to be fueled with premium food for our summer activities.

5 Lifestyle tips for conference traveling

Do you travel for work? I just got back from a 4 day conference in Winnipeg hosted by the Dietitians of Canada. I wanted to share with you 5 tips for staying well while traveling to a conference in my first video blog. 

I'd love to hear your tips and strategies you use to stay well while traveling for a conference. 



Getting Started with Vegetarian Eating

Judging by the several wait lists for books focusing on plant-based and vegan lifestyles at the Calgary Public Library, there is an interest among library readers in learning more about vegetarian and plant-based meals.  

Are you desensitized to your food and nutrition environment? Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, I reflected on aspects of my food and nutrition environment to which I had habituated and desensitized. In part 2 of this blog, I continue to note aspects of the food and nutrition environment in the parts of Costa Rica we visited that I found notable.



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What it's like to work with Kristyn

"Kristyn is an amazing resource on all things food, nutrition and well-being. She's always ready to serve up satisfying solutions whether actual food or lifestyle strategies. She is the real deal as an example of healthy living. From working together on a national Board and in a MasterMind group, she is highly professional, always dependable and exceptionally organized.  She works with a warm, collaborative style and always finds a way to bring out the best in people."

Patricia Chuey, MSc, RD - Foodtritionist & Author -

"I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVED the Gluten Free Baking class! I learned so much in that class and I can honestly say I have NEVER had gluten free food that tasted so good. All the tips and tricks were so fabulous that I have already been sharing my knowledge with my co-workers." Sherry, gluten-free baking class participant.  

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