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Recent Nutrition Blogs

  • Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Tofu

    Are you looking for a more exciting way to serve tofu? This tofu is delicious, crispy and a great source of protein. The recipe can be served as a part of a power bowl with rice, lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes with a drizzle of ranch. Sure to please both vegetarians and omnivores alike!

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  • What this Dietitian Wants You to Give Up Over the Holidays 

    When it comes to eating healthy during the holidays the so-called naughty or nice labelling of foods gets debated. Your way of life can include holiday foods chosen exclusively for taste and social fun that have nothing to do with nutrition. Keep reading to discover tips on how to eat healthy during the holidays with zero guilt!

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  • 5 Unhelpful “Food Rules” You’re Likely to Engage in Over the Holidays and What to Do Instead

    Food and the holidays go hand-in-hand and while some might be anxiously waiting to indulge in their favourite holiday treats, others might worry about how the abundance of food will affect their weight. Keep reading to discover the top holiday dieting habits and how you can both eat well and enjoy your food this season.

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  • Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie

    Looking for a quick and easy holiday appetizer? Look no further than this delicious cranberry pistachio baked brie recipe! With pockets of creamy, warm brie, sweet orange-scented cranberries, and the mild, nutty flavour of pistachio, this holiday-inspired baked brie recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy!

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  • Dietitian Approved Healthy Gift Ideas for the Holidays [VIDEO]

    Looking for something different to bring as a hostess gift or holiday gift for a friend or family member that is a foodie or health geek?  If you or someone you know is on the path to healthy living, why not plan a thoughtful holiday gift that considers FUN and health? Keep reading to discover nutrition-minded gift certificates, baskets, gadgets, and more!

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  • How to Stop Stress Eating and Get Back to Feeling Your Best!

    Stress or emotional eating is completely normal and natural. When we are in a state of stress, our adrenal glands release a hormone called cortisol which can increase the desire to eat. Keep reading to learn tips to guide you in times of high stress, anxiety, boredom, and other emotions which we all experience!

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  • Zucchini Corn Chowder

    Who doesn’t love a chowder, it's thick, creamy and delicious. This chowder recipe hits the spot and is full of flavour thanks to the herbs and the secret ingredient, honey. Pair it with some sourdough and it’s a great fall meal. Follow along the recipe and get all the details, here.

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  • Metabolic Syndrome Diet 101

    In this blog post, we’ll be exploring what Metabolic Syndrome is, its risk factors, and three suggestions on how to help reduce your chance of developing it. Keep reading to learn out more about Metabolic Syndrome and nutrition strategies to prevent and manage it.

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  • How To Beat The Winter Blues: The Connection Between Physical Activity And Mental Health

    As the days get shorter and the winter season approaches, you may feel blue or in a slump, otherwise known as the winter blues. Keep reading for helpful tips to beat the winter blues and learn about the connection between physical activity and mental health from a Personal Fitness Trainer.

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Success stories

"I am a psychologist in private practice and it is very important to me that my clients have the best care with other health care professionals. For that reason Health Stand Nutrition is my only source for exceptional Dietitians. Andrea and her team provide highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and real world support to my clients who require assistance with food lifestyle. I trust my clients to them and you would be in excellent hands making them part of your health care team."
Adele Fox, Psychologist
“This is the first time I feel satisfied; my cravings have diminished dramatically and I have a whole new relationship with food. I am eating guilt-free for the first time in my life. My energy has also dramatically increased and I feel great!
Rhonda Jenkins, Nutrition Counseling Client
“The Dieticians at Health Stand Nutrition help you to take action on the science behind eating well by making it practical, understandable, and fun. Their office is cozy and not at all clinical or intimidating. I felt like I was sitting down with a really smart, caring friend who wanted to help me make the best choices for my lifestyle and food preferences. They really are the best in the business.”
Marty Avery, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I have come to think of the program as a one stop shopping excursion for everything one needs to know about creating a joyous relationship with food and our bodies. In a single word, the course has gifted me with freedom from the punishing rigidity of disordered eating, old stories that never were true, and body dysmorphia that did nothing but make me lose sight of a body that has done everything I've asked, despite my careless dismissal of her needs. Now when I look in the mirror I find myself shifting from harsh criticism to gentle gratitude.”
Lynn Haley, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“I spent 3 hours when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I learned more from my Dietitian about food in those 3 hours than I had learned in all the years of my life. I also love the newsletter, there is always something to learn.”
Peter Whitehead, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I didn’t realize how strong my “diet mentality” was, and all the rules I had in my head about food. I was in a cycle of reward/punish/binge/cringe. I booked with your business very reluctantly, on the repeated advice of my doctor, to get my slowly rising cholesterol levels in check. I thought I knew everything about food, and my behaviour with food, but I was definitely re-schooled. My weight is creeping down, I feel good about my diet, exercise, body image, and lifestyle.”
Amy Floyd, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Thanks Andrea for an amazing presentation, I have heard all positive remarks from attendees and the evaluations show the same sentiment. It is really gratifying when a speaker does their “homework” and weaves in our profession’s day to day challenges within their content, you did an awesome job of this! You truly took the “die” out of Dietician! Your information on healthy eating and simplifying how we can work towards this as we are all so busy really hit the mark. Andrea connects very well with her audience; she is energetic, funny, and very approachable.”
Carole Ann LaGrange, Transfusion Medicine Safety Officer

Event Planner for Laboratory Diagnostic Imaging Annual Event

I am a family physician who sees patients with a myriad of eating concerns – from wanting to know how to plan healthy meals for active families, to weight loss, to eating disorders, and so on. I cannot recommend the Health Stand team highly enough. I have worked with (and been to!) other Dieticians in the past and too often find that they just ask for food logs and make suggestions that are easily obtained online or in books. The Dieticians at Health Stand offer much more than just telling clients what they “should be eating.” In contrast, the team really does more of a counselling practice, and they work hard to help their clients learn more about why their eating habits may be off track and not optimal for them, as well as helping people to effect change at a deep level that, most importantly, is sustainable for lifetime health.”
Dr. Deb Putnam, Family Physician

Nutrition Counseling Client & Referring Physician

“I am a busy mom, with kids in high level sports, working full-time downtown, and running our home acreage outside the City. I now have the knowledge and tools I need to plan for and manage the chaos of meal planning.”
Gillian Gray, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“As a construction company, we select speakers who can relate to our industry and its employees. Andrea’s message was delivered with humor and empathy. She makes people feel as though they can make changes without leaving behind every favorite food. Andrea focused her presentation on healthy eating as a way to keep energy high throughout the day. This message and the way it was delivered resonated with our predominantly male, blue collar culture. I would highly recommend Andrea as a speaker for groups such as ours. She will get your message across without alienating anyone in your audience – which is a huge hurdle when trying to introduce a wellness program in the workplace!”
Stephanie Wood, HR and Safety Manager

Fisher Construction Group, Burlington, WA

I found my Dietitian warm, funny, and skilled at teaching nutrition concepts without the overwhelm. The general approach of each session was to mix science with emotion, which was exceedingly effective in helping me shift my perspective on food from one of anxiety to one of joy and curiosity.”
Erin Kronstedt, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Excellent presentation! What a refreshing change to have a speaker inspire rather than “lecture” about nutrition. Your captivating stories, tips and overall approach to healthy eating uplifts and puts people at ease. It was great to hear we don’t need to strive to be perfect eaters, and that small changes really can make a difference in how we feel and in our health. Thanks to Andrea, we have solutions to our everyday nutrition challenges that can actually work in real life!”
Tina Tamagi, Human Resources

ARC Resources Ltd.

“Had I not joined this course I would have struggled with no focus, low energy, and mindless eating. Excellent teaching and motivation. This is not just a course, it is a nutrition club with mentorship, support, and connections with other people with similar situations.”
Lorri Lawrence, Pursuit of Healthiness online course participant

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