Recent Nutrition Blogs

  • High-Protein Scrambled Eggs & Cottage Cheese

    Scrambled eggs are a staple breakfast food for a reason. This high protein scrambled eggs and cottage cheese recipe takes scrambled eggs to the next level by adding a half cup of creamy cottage cheese. Add some vegetables like tomatoes or spinach and you have a beautifully balanced breakfast to enjoy!

  • Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession

    Orthorexia is defined as an obsession with proper or healthful eating. Feeling consumed with eating clean, maintaining a strict and rigorous exercise routine, and purchasing products that only meet a certain standard are some common signs of orthorexia. Learn more about the signs of orthorexia here and where to seek help.

  • What to do Instead of Emotional Eating

    Emotional eating can include all types of eating including eating for celebration, eating as a form of procrastination, eating out of boredom, stress, or eating to help soothe an underlying emotion such as loneliness or anger. Keep reading for tips for identifying your emotional eating behaviours and ideas for what to do instead.

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Bites

    Do you find yourself feeling hungry when the afternoon comes around? These refreshing lemon poppy seed bites with almond and coconut can be made in no time and can cure your mid-afternoon cravings in no time. They can be stored in the fridge, but taste even better when they are frozen!   Get the step-by-step recipe, here!

  • New Trends in Plant-Based Proteins

    The availability of plant proteins is becoming increasingly wider in the market, as vegan, vegetarian and other plant-based diets become more popular. In this blog post we will discuss what protein is, popular plant based proteins, and new/interesting plant protein innovations that are hitting grocery store shelves worldwide!

  • 10 Fascinating Digestive Health Facts

    The digestive tract is a complex and fascinating system that plays a vital role in our health and well-being by breaking down food, absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. In honour of World Digestive Health day, embrace the importance of our digestive system by learning some fun facts about your body's digestive tract!

  • A Collection of Delicious Burger Recipes to Try

    Burgers are a great household staple in many families. They are versatile, easy to prepare, and packed full of delicious protein! Long story short, these eight delicious burger recipes are unique, flavourful, and will make the perfect addition to your summer grill. Keep reading to get all the recipes!

  • Help! My Teen Won’t Eat Breakfast

    Factors such as sleeping in, lack of time, fatigue, and poor appetite are just a few of the reasons why breakfast can be a bit of a hard sell in the morning. If you are a parent or caregiver who is having difficulty navigating breakfast for your teenager, read this post to learn some practical tips to help increase their success with breakfast every morning.  

  • Hydration Tips if You Struggle to Drink Enough Water

    I get it. As someone that struggles to drink enough water throughout the day, I understand the challenge of staying hydrated. Regardless, drinking enough water is important for our health. But how much do you really need per day and what are some ways to sneak in more fluids if you have struggled to drink enough? Find out here!


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"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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