Top 10 Dietitians In Calgary – Bragging Rights!

April 1, 2022 0 Comments


Top 10 Dietitians in Calgary | but first, let’s eat
I’ve been in holiday mode – forgive my unusual amount of quietness lately! While I was on holidays, I was contacted by Crowd Wellness wondering if it would be ok to list me on their ‘Top 10 Dietitians in Calgary’ list. After their extensive research, combing through the private practice dietitians and bloggers in Calgary

Fresh fast food? Automated food markets a growing trend in Paris | Lifestyle from CTV News
Diners in Paris are flashing back — and forward — to the era of the automat, but this time with a nod to organic farming. Source: Fresh fast food? Automated food markets a growing trend in Paris | Lifestyle from CTV News Have you seen this?! It’s fannnnntastic! Access to local, freshly farmed food…

The Art of Meal Planning
Vegetable Prep | but first, let’s eat
Meal planning. Sigh. We ALL know how it goes. You get home from work. Go to your fridge. And HOPE that something fantastic hops out. You have some chicken. An assortment of vegetables. You could cook rice. Pasta? You’re not in the mood for that. Your problem? You’re lacking a PLAN. Bonus: Get your free… Read the rest

You’ve won a trip to Edmonton! Now What?

April 1, 2022 0 Comments

For those of us living in the beautiful province of Alberta, the media has recently been scattered with the news that someone on the Price is Right won a trip to CANADA! Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Well. They won a trip to Edmonton. (Wop wop wop…..) Hey – it could have been Winnipeg

Hello, YYC! Stephen Ave.
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have officially relocated, to a new, old city. The city I was born and raised in. While I have not been able to call myself a Calgarian for almost 10 years, I have secretly always been. My family is here. My heart is here. A change in life circumstances, and we find ourselves back on the prairies.…

The Honeymoon Part 2: I left my heart in Bali
I left my heart in Bali.
Ahhhh. Bali. Flying into Bali – I could FEEL the energy flowing through my veins. As soon as we walked out of the airport – the humidity, the fresh air, the architecture all hits you at once. I knew instantly that I was in love. Driving from Denpasar to Kuta, and to our final stop…

Two weeks in Thailand – The Honeymoon

To be entirely honest, I was so tired, I barely remember landing in Phuket. I vaguely recall looking from the plane window to see the crystal green-blue waters of the Andaman sea, and being mesmerized by the rock formations coming up out of the water, islands so different than what we typically see here. What I DO

You’ve won a trip to Edmonton! Now What?Our Whimsical Vegas Wedding. The day was a dream… it was perfect in all its imperfections, and I loved every minute of it. The day was captured by the fabulous of Jodi from J-Anne Photography. The girls laughed and drank champagne while we got ready – recalling all the fun we had been having in… Read More… Read the rest

Never Worry About Breakfast Again – 7 Unique Recipes for the Week

April 1, 2022 0 Comments


Fill ‘er Up Oatmeal Pancakes | but first, let’s eat
Hey all! I’m so excited to share a little something something for you on this lovely Friday. For all my lovely subscribers, those existing, and those new, I am putting together an e-compilation as a juicy little bonus for signing up for my newsletter, titled ‘Never Worry About Breakfast Again – 7 Unique Recipes for…

Eat This: Acai Smoothie Bowl!
Acai Smoothie Bowl – Find out why this hot food trend is better for you than smoothies! | but first let’s eat
As promised – I am going to attempt to recreate for you the delectable smoothie bowl I had in Bali! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day – to find a new favourite food at my favourite meal makes me happy as a monkey with a banana! (I wanted to say a pig in…

Eat This: Crunchy Vanilla Coconut Granola!
This delicious, crunchy vanilla coconut granola makes a great breakfast or snack – have it with milk, on top of yogurt, or by the handful! | but first, let’s eat


This is so good, it seems like it should be bad. I would eat this for dessert, on Acai Smoothie Bowls, on ice-cream, with milk, on yogurt, by the handful straight out of the container – you know how it goes! We all lose a little class when we think no one is watching! I’m…

Eat This: The Hunger-Busting Blueberry Chia Smoothie5 / 7 / 15
This Blueberry Chia Smoothie combines delicious blueberries, kale, chia and hemp seeds to keep hunger away all morning! Wake Up To Breakfast! | but first, let’s eat
This delicious blueberry chia smoothie is a go-to on busy mornings for my husband and I. At about 275 calories, 12 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fibre, its a perfect to-go breakfast that keeps me full! This recipe is packed full of magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, and B! I find most smoothies tend…

Eat This Now: Spicy Pecans4 / 10 / 15
Spicy Pecan Recipe – wonder how all the restaurants make those super sweet and savory nuts? Find out now on: www.butfirstletseat.com
Say it like this: ‘a-spicy pe-cans’. Very Mediterranean of you, and even more-so after you devour the spicy goodness and heart-healthy omega-3 fats packed into those pecans! Spicy Pecans Prep time: ~40 minutes Ingredients 2 cups pecans 1 egg white 1 Tbsp water 3 Tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper…… Read the rest

In The News: Beyonce teases fans with ‘big annoucement,’ talks vegan diet – NY Daily News

April 1, 2022 0 Comments

I am awful at staying on top of celeb news. I actually hadn’t heard about Beyonce’s vegan diet, maybe because there is always the next latest and greatest thing with her (does anyone remember the maple syrup, cayenne pepper and lemon something or another?!)

It appears this particular diet will stick around, given that her and Jay-Z reportedly own shares in the 22 Day Revolution. While I have nothing against veganism, choosing to pursue it as weight loss strategy is NOT the right reason to become a vegan.

Does anyone else throw up a little when she, in one interview says she has to set a positive example for her daughter, while in the next breath reports that when she deprives (DEPRIVES!?) her self of food, the weight stays off.

Role modelling healthy eating and a positive relationship with food is SO important. I really and truly believe that you can never get off the diet roller coaster if you don’t first start with developing a healthy relationship with food. There are no ‘good’ foods and ‘bad’ foods. There are no ‘forbidden’ foods. Everything can fit in a healthy diet. It’s learning to listen to and trust your body. It’s a skill that takes practice when you haven’t done it in a while.

Ellyn Satter is the BOMB when it comes to describing a healthy relationship with food. In her definition, normal eating is this:

Normal eating is going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it -not just stop eating because you think you should. Normal eating is being able to give some thought to your food selection so you get nutritious food, but not being so wary and restrictive that you miss out on enjoyable food. Normal eating is giving yourself permission to eat sometimes because you are happy, sad or bored, or just because it feels good. Normal eating is mostly three meals a day, or four or five, or it can be choosing to munch along the way. It is leaving some cookies on the plate because you know you can have some again tomorrow, or it is eating more now because they taste so wonderful. Normal eating is overeating at times, feeling stuffed and uncomfortable. And it can be undereating at times and wishing you had more. Normal eating is trusting your body to make up for your mistakes in eating. Normal eating takes up some of your time and attention, but keeps its place as only one important area of your life.

In short, normal eating is flexible. It varies in response to your hunger, your schedule, your proximity to food and your feelings.

While The Ellyn Satter institute defines normal eating, putting it into practice, especially if this is not ‘how you roll’ can be a challenge.

Thats why I can’t wait to TEACH you, in my upcoming e-book : 28 Days to a Healthier You- A Nutrition Guide for Those on the Go – how to implement these principles in your life, and regain confidence to lose weight, without giving up the things you love!

(Hello, 22 Day Revolution – vegan, with no soy and no gluten!)

Sorry Beyonce, you get an F today in being a positive role model for healthy eating – the word deprive doesn’t fit.… Read the rest