Have you heard of the EWG’s Dirty Dozen List? It’s the Environmental Working Group’s yearly publication of which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticide residues on them. Their goal is to encourage consumers to purchase more organic produce vs conventionally grown. The trouble is, organic certainly DOES NOT mean chemical-free like you … More The Dietitian Dirty Dozen: Worst Nutrition Trends of 2017
Spoiler alert: It isn’t a new supplement or fad diet, or even any specific eating pattern at all….It’s cooking. Still with me? Great! I hope you aren’t disappointed to find out that there is still no magic bullet for good health. There is no single pill, shake, or even food that can prevent the myriad … More The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health (that no one talks about)
Humans were made to move. There’s absolutely no denying the positive benefits of physical activity on both physical and mental health. When it comes to health there are few things available to us that are as great for us as exercise. Certainly no pharmaceutical or single nutrient has the same broad scope of positive benefits. … More Are You Falling For These Common Fitness Myths?
Chicken Parm is one of those meals that we assume MUST be super unhealthy because it’s so damn good. Admittedly, many version of this Italian-American classic do call for the chicken to be fried before being smothered in cheese. Fat = Flavor, but in this particular dish I find that by seasoning the breading and … More Recipe: Baked Chicken Parmesan
Have Dietitians totally screwed up mainstream dietary advice, doing more harm than good with our recommendations? Many fad diet advocates like to target Dietitians and Government-produced nutrition guidelines as a major factor in the rise in obesity and chronic disease we’ve seen over the past several decades. They claim that our recommendations to eat a … More Nutrition Recommendations and Healthy Eating Guidelines: Have We Totally F****** Things Up?
Let me start this article off with some background info and a story…. My name is Stephanie Hnatiuk. I’m the owner of my own Nutrition Counseling and Personal Training Company. I work as a Diabetes Educator and a Clinical Dietitian. My work often takes me all over this lovely province of Manitoba teaching fitness and … More Yes, You DO Have Time To Cook
Alternative medicine and nutrition therapies have been gaining significant popularity in recent years. Maybe it’s the internet making these things so readily available, or maybe it’s our increasing obsession with finding the fountain of youth and optimal health, but people are turning to unconventional medicine more than ever. Obviously as a Dietitian and Personal Trainer … More Have You Been Diagnosed With a Fake Health Condition?
In all honesty, I’m not fond of protein shakes. Protein Bars on the other hand, can be a convenient choice for busy, active folks. When buying. store-bought ones it can be tough to balance good nutrition with taste and cost. So save yourself some money and try my 5 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Protein Bars! They’re packed with both protein and fibre for a super-filling on-the-go snack. … More 5 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Protein Bars
There are few things better than a bowl of warm soup on a cold day. Especially a delicious veggie-packed soup like my Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini. It’s one of those super quick to prepare meals that you just throw your ingredients into the slow cooker, let it simmer for the day, then puree at … More Recipe: Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup
Yes, even that new one you read about on Facebook today. Even the one your coworker is doing and feels AMAZING a week in. Even the most “flexible”…”eat what you want and still lose weight!”…”You’ll totally get rid of cravings forever” Diet is going to fail. Unfortunately only about 5% of people who start a … More Your Diet is Going to Fail (and here’s why)
Are you stuck in a vegetable rut? Eating the same old salad and broccoli day in and day out? Had so many carrots you’re going to turn orange? Then you need a new meal idea! Like my Oven Baked Fajitas! They’re super simple to make, and are full of delicious peppers and onions get you … More Recipe: Oven Baked Fajitas
There are a ton of reasons to love Asian-inspired dishes on busy weeknights. They’re usually pretty fast to whip up, and super easy to pack with a few servings of healthy veggies. I often see clients into the evening, so when I get home late I want a fast, delicious, AND healthy dinner. The slow … More 20-Minute Thai Noodle Bowls