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Author Archives: Vanessa

How to prep vegetables for the week

How to prep vegetables for the week

  MEAL PREP FOR THE WIN I often hear people say that despite knowing what it means to eat healthfully, they still can’t seem to make it happen.  Can you relate? In my experience, this happens due to a) priority/willingness issue or b) a strategy/routine issue.   Assuming your health and self-care is your top…Continue Reading

Five things to try: October

Five things to try: October

October is here. Can you believe it? Since the MN mission is to invite you to love your lifestyle, today marks the debut of a new monthly series; Five things to try. Penned by MN dieititan Stefanie, here’s to celebrating the beginning of a new month and making the most of what it has to…Continue Reading

Pumpkin spice smoothie

Pumpkin spice smoothie

  It’s official. My clients are reporting pumpkin spice lattes in their food logs which can only mean one thing: fall has arrived. So in case you also suffer from the pumpkin spice effect, today’s recipe will satisfy your craving but nourish your cells, too. Because unlike those lattes that mainly provide sugar and nostalgia,…Continue Reading

Eating to fight inflammation

Eating to fight inflammation

Ever heard of anti-inflammatory diets? As a consumer, it can be so difficult to discern between quality information about healthy eating patterns and the frivolous fad diets that emerge when it comes to your nutritional health and wellness.  Whether you’ve read about it online, heard it from a friend, or picked up a book about…Continue Reading

The question to ask yourself before you start a diet

The question to ask yourself before you start a diet

    Do you watch suits? It’s one of television’s top legal dramas and also happens to be one of my favourite shows. If you aren’t familiar with it, you can catch it from the beginning on Netflix, although, consider yourself forewarned as this may result in binge-watching.  After last week’s mid-season finale, I was…Continue Reading

Bircher & Jam Breakfast jars

Bircher & Jam Breakfast jars

  Saturday was a special day.  Motive Nutrition turned three.  What started as a small blog during my graduate years has evolved into a 3-year-old business, with a growing team of all-star dietitians and inspiring customers we feel privileged to work with. More than anything, I’m grateful to wake up on a Monday morning excited, thrilled even,…Continue Reading

Autumn lentil salad

Autumn lentil salad

   Lentils are hugely underrated.  Earthy, hearty, nutritious and inexpensive, lentils are the definition of bang-for-buck nutrition.  Each 3/4 cup serving packs more potassium than a banana, more folate than any other plant food, 13g of protein and the list of reasons to love your lentils goes on and on. Plus, lentils are a cinch…Continue Reading

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