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Top Healthy Eating Blogs from our Dietitian Team

  • April 10, 2021

    Best Vegetable Dip Ever

    Make this cool and creamy dip at home to enjoy for a healthy snack  As the snow melts and the grass turns green, I find myself craving fresh crunchy vegetables more than usual. And to make this healthy snack more appealing to everyone in the family, I make the best vegetable dip ever to serve with the veggies…
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  • April 7, 2021

    Meet Daniela O’Brien

    BC Eating Disorder Dietitian Daniela is a new member of the HealthStand Team Daniela O’Brien is an eating disorder dietitian located in Vancouver, British Columbia specializing in emotional eating, weight concerns, pre/post-natal nutrition, and infant, kids, and family nutrition. She offers services in both English and Spanish.     We asked Daniela to answer a few questions so you could get to know her better.       What is your background as Registered Dietitian?…
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  • April 5, 2021

    Spring Clean Your Pantry

    Give your kitchen a healthy makeover Spring is the perfect time to do a little cleaning, organizing and reevaluating in your kitchen to get on board with healthier foods for a healthier you. Toss or donate those foods you’ll never eat and discover favourites hidden at the back of your cupboards that will inspire you…
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  • April 3, 2021

    Creamy Cauliflower Soup

    Get your daily veggies when you eat this delicious soup  Creamy cauliflower soup is both light and refreshing, yet satisfying. It’s quick to prepare for lunch or dinner and makes a balanced meal when you serve it a gooey grilled cheese sandwich. Switch things up by roasting the cauliflower in the oven first, or adding…
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  • March 31, 2021

    20 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

    Start the day in a high-energy way with these healthy breakfast ideas Looking for healthy breakfast ideas? Although we’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that doesn’t stop morning from being a challenging part our day!  A quick check of your email and the news or weather, getting yourself…
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  • March 29, 2021

    Fun Easter Foods

    Try these fun ideas to brighten the holiday   With Easter just around the corner and family celebrations still on hold, you might be looking for something fun to do with your families at home to celebrate the season. Food is often something we incorporate into holidays or gatherings because food can be not only…
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  • March 27, 2021

    Citrusy Chicken Feta Salad

    Refreshing & Tasty Any Time of year   This delicious and tangy clementine chicken feta salad uses ingredients that are available year-round so you can enjoy it any time. The chicken and soybeans make this a filling, high-protein meal. This salad also travels well if you wait to add the greens just before serving.  Makes six servings.      …
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  • March 24, 2021

    Get to know one of our BC Dietitians

    Meet Olivier Yergeau – a new addition to our team at HealthStand   In my career as a Registered Dietitian and during my schooling in nutrition, I have had the opportunity to work in many areas of the profession and in many parts of the country and beyond. This variety has allowed me to work with…
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  • March 22, 2021

    How to support someone with an eating disorder

    If someone close to you is being treated for ED you probably want to help – here’s how   After working as an Eating Disorder Dietitian for a number of years, there is one area that we don’t talk about enough. That is how to help caretakers, friends, and loved ones support someone with an…
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  • March 20, 2021

    Garlic Tomato Chickpea Stew Recipe

    Try this warm, spicy and delicious vegetarian main dish   This savory vegetarian chickpea stew was developed by the dietitian team at CanolaEatWell.com. It’s an economical meal containing ingredients you likely have in your pantry right now! Your house will smell incredible as the chickpeas simmer away in the spicy, garlicky tomato sauce.         What you Need      6…
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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

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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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