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Batch cooking at its best!

By Jodi Holland, RD The 5 pm dance:  Rush home from work or from picking up children from after-school activities. Create a balanced meal that will be consumed by most people at the table in less than 30 minutes. Rush out to evening activities or other commitments....

5 Tips to Maintain Your Wellness Goals This Summer

By Jodi Holland, RD It’s almost here!  Can you feel it?  Longer days and warmer nights paired with year-end school celebrations are sure signs.  Summer!  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all about routine.  I love structure.  But the permission that comes with this time...

What’s for supper?

By Jodi Holland, RD What’s for supper? What’s for supper?  Does this question evoke feelings of stress?  If you’re like most people, your decision is made about an hour before you start cooking.  Planning your supper meals in advance, even just starting with a...
Batch cooking at its best!

Batch cooking at its best!

By Jodi Holland, RD The 5 pm dance:  Rush home from work or from picking up children from after-school activities. Create a balanced meal that will be consumed by most people at the table in less than 30 minutes. Rush out to evening activities or other commitments. I...

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5 Tips to Maintain Your Wellness Goals This Summer

5 Tips to Maintain Your Wellness Goals This Summer

By Jodi Holland, RD It’s almost here!  Can you feel it?  Longer days and warmer nights paired with year-end school celebrations are sure signs.  Summer!  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all about routine.  I love structure.  But the permission that comes with this time of...

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What’s for supper?

What’s for supper?

By Jodi Holland, RD What’s for supper? What’s for supper?  Does this question evoke feelings of stress?  If you’re like most people, your decision is made about an hour before you start cooking.  Planning your supper meals in advance, even just starting with a few...

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Unlock the Potential of Snacks

Unlock the Potential of Snacks

By: Jodi Holland, RD We’re so excited to be part of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign.  We are celebrating Nutrition Month 2018 by helping Canadians unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. Today we...

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It’s all about the prep!

It’s all about the prep!

By Jodi Holland, RD What does a typical week look like for you?  It likely includes work or school and perhaps taking care of a home or family.  Maybe it includes regular activity that boosts your mood and heart rate.  But does it include nutrient-rich meals and...

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Kids in the Kitchen Part 2 – Read, cook and eat together!

Kids in the Kitchen Part 2 – Read, cook and eat together!

By Jodi Holland, RD To an adult, cooking from a recipe can seem like such a simple if not boring task.  Isn’t it the great chefs that cook by feel and taste, adding just a little of this and a pinch more of that?  But taking the opportunity to work through a recipe...

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Connect with Pure Nutrition for a nutritious 2018!

Connect with Pure Nutrition for a nutritious 2018!

Have you wondered what a dietitian does and how they can enhance your health?  Dietitians consider the what, where, why, when and how of food. What: Like all regulated health professionals, dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in...

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How Pure Nutrition Dietitians Celebrate the Holidays

How Pure Nutrition Dietitians Celebrate the Holidays

Even though the month of December brings shorter days we, the Registered Dietitians at Pure Nutrition Consulting, maintain our wellness goals throughout the holiday season, by practicing the healthy habits we share with our clients every day. Enjoying our favourite...

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Junk Food

Junk Food

Junk food is a part of our food environment.  We need to educate our kids about it and give them the skills to navigate it.  Check out this article from Today's Parent that one of our dietitians, Jodi Holland, RD, contributed to. http://bit.ly/2Ac8Diq

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Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

by: Jodi Holland, RD Want to build your child’s confidence, teach responsibility and independence, plus alleviate a bit of your own workload?  Have I got the answer for you! Preparing our kids for growing up is a big job. We teach them read, how to be a good friend...

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Top 5 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Top 5 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

By Jodi Holland, RD There is nothing more motivating than the desire to nurture and protect the health of your child.  Pregnancy is the beginning of this unconditional relationship to do and be your best, including eating well and planning for regular activity.  ...

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Easy Fruit Crisp

Easy Fruit Crisp

Ingredients: 3 cups of rolled oats 4 cups of fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, chopped apples/apricots/peaches/pears, raisins, etc. or a combination of any of these) ½ cup of brown sugar or honey or splenda ¼ cup melted, non-hydrogenated margarine or oil...

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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Celiac Disease… Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Celiac Disease… Now What?

Julie Kostyk, Registered Dietitian, loves to share her knowledge of planning and preparing delicious and nutritious meals to fit any and every lifestyle. Here, she provides us with her best advice on making  a complete – and speedy  – recovery after diagnosis Read...

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Take the Fight Out of Food!

Take the Fight Out of Food!

The latest blog entry from Pure Nutrition dietitian, Jodi Holland, for the Celiac Scene https://theceliacscene.com/take-fight-out-gluten-free-food/ Check out these great resources from Dietitians of Canada's Nutrition Month 2017: Food Fads Digestive Woes Managing a...

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Making your gluten-free diet stick!

Making your gluten-free diet stick!

Check out another great blog post from Jodi Holland, Registered Dietitian at Pure Nutrition, for the Celiac Scene! https://theceliacscene.com/gluten-free-diet-2017/

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November is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness month

November is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness month

Did you know that 1 in 150 Canadians are affected by Crohn's or Colitis?  This November, Pure Nutrition is helping to educate about these two forms of inflammatory bowel disease that affect Canadians at a rate that is among the highest worldwide. Many people can...

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Contest Giveaway!

Contest Giveaway!

  Enter for your chance to win a FREE Nutrigenomix® test and a follow-up from one of Pure Nutrition's dietitians, valued at $400! Ever wonder what your genes are saying about you? Would you be surprised if you found out that you were at high risk of gluten...

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Making homemade peanut butter

Making homemade peanut butter

Post by: Julie Kostyk, RD Does the thought of opening a new jar of natural peanut butter and spilling stirring all that oil cause you to cringe? No matter what I’ve tried (storing the jar upside down before opening, stirring with a butter knife, stirring with a...

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Back to School Nutrition

Back to School Nutrition

Post by: Jodi Holland, RD Classes are in!  What’s in your child’s lunch box?  Check out this article by Jodi on “Brain Food” on page 9 of Thrifty Foods’ Wellness Magazine for some inspiration....

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Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

Post by: Jodi Holland, RD Want to know how to make your run last longer, feel easier and get a better time? It’s all about the fuel!  Check out these handouts from Dietitians of Canada!...

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Men’s Health

Men’s Health

Post by: Jodi Holland, RD Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails, that's what little boys are made of.  As the rhyme goes, adventurous and tough little boys grow into strong men.  And even with a strong exterior, we know the interior still needs to be nurtured....

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On the road again!

On the road again!

Post by: Jodi Holland, RD August 11, 2015 My fondest summer memories all seem to include a road trip. Whether it is packing up the family for a week’s vacation, or an easy day trip to explore a new beach, the exhilaration of the unknown, in combination with new...

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Hot in the City!

Hot in the City!

Post by: Jodi Holland, RD July 16, 2015 The warmth of summer, plus the extra daylight hours make it even more appealing to get outside! Whether it be a bike ride, barbeque with friends, or a visit to the playground with your family, staying hydrated is important....

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Get your motor running!

Get your motor running!

Post by: Jodi Holland, RD June 16, 2015 For many people, it’s the small and simple changes that can make the biggest difference towards eating healthy. One small change that can bring many benefits is the addition of a healthy breakfast every morning. People who...

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Who ya gonna call?

Who ya gonna call?

Post by: Jodi Holland, RD May 5, 2015 Nutrition advice can be found everywhere! How do you know if you’re receiving the most current and evidence-based nutrition information, especially when anyone can call themselves a nutritionist? Registered Dietitians are...

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What keeps you running?

What keeps you running?

April 1, 2015 I recently participated in the MEC Pace Setter Race around Thetis Lake. Even though the rain did not let up, and the trail offered a lot of mud to add to the challenge, the comradery of running in a group was very motivating and encouraging. Research...

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Easy Fruit Crisp

Easy Fruit Crisp

Easy Fruit Crisp Servings: 8 Ingredients: 3 cups of rolled oats 4 cups of fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, chopped apples/apricots/peaches/pears, raisins, etc. or a combination of any of these) ½ cup of brown sugar or honey or splenda ¼ cup melted,...

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Easy Tortilla Lasagna

Easy Tortilla Lasagna

Easy Tortilla Lasagna Servings: 6 Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, minced 6 cups of chopped peppers (green, red, orange and/or yellow) 3 cups of chopped onions 1 cup of corn 3 cups of salsa (homemade or store-bought) 12 whole wheat tortillas 1 ½ cups...

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Peanut Butter Smoothie

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Peanut Butter Smoothie Who says peanut butter and bananas are for kids? This makes a great breakfast or post-workout snack. Servings: 1 Ingredients: 1 cup of skim/1% milk or soy/almond/rice milk (fortified with calcium and vitamin D) 2 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter 1...

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Easy Pad Thai

Easy Pad Thai

Easy Pad Thai Servings: 6 Ingredients: 8 cups cooked whole wheat angel hair pasta 2 cups of bean sprouts 2 cups of grated carrots 1 cup chopped green onions Protein: 2 cups of cooked chicken breast, cooked tofu, or 4 eggs (scrambled and chopped up) ½ cup chopped...

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