My story

When people ask me how I got started in my career, I simply tell them that many years ago, I won the food culture lottery. Because when you’re born into an Italian family, there’s no other way of putting it.

I grew up learning to pick perfect produce, spending Sunday afternoons shelling beans, eating fresh and in season, gardening, curing, canning and tip-to-tail cooking so no crumb would go to waste. Today these sound like trends, but to me, they were routine. A routine I now feel pretty grateful for since it fostered in me a deep appreciation for wholesome ingredients and great food at an early age. Needless to say, my passion for food began long before my professional career. Food, cooking and the family table, this trio is where my heart was.

My brain on the other hand has always been wired for science, fact and reasoning. So nutrition, the study of nutrients, body, diet and disease, became a natural academic choice.

After two degrees in human nutrition, nearly a decade of clinical experience, a business and baby,
I have never been more convinced of the NEED to spread word about nutrition’s preventative potential and the importance of cultivating a positive relationship with food at an early age. In a world where lifestyle-related diseases top mortality charts and where diet culture and body dissatisfaction take root as early as childhood, I count my blessings for having won that lottery many years ago and feel it my duty to share that fortune with you.

Motive Nutrition began as a blog and has evolved into a business I am proud to say allows me to join my two passions, food and nutrition, in order to achieve my purpose; to help people like you eat well, feel their best and make peace with their plate.

My hope is that someone along the way, whether through MN counselling, our blog, or our online programs, you feel inspired and motivated to take charge of your health and create a positive food culture in your home and for the generations to come.

Thank you for being here.


As seen in
Elle Canada
Global Montreal
Huffington Post Canada
Canadian Living
Coup de Pouce

Member of l’Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec


B.Sc. in nutrition at the University of Montreal
Masters of Science in nutrition

Our philosophy

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Heading out for a morning run? This bowl is a great combo of fuel + pep for your step 💃🏻 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 
1 shot espresso
1/2 cup oats 
1 /2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 square dark chocolate
Toppings: peanut butter, sliced banana, sliced fruit 🍓 * Bring the almond milk and coffee to a simmer in a small saucepan.
* Stir-in the oats cinnamon and chocolate. Cook until thickened. Garnish with toppings of choice.
  • Weekend plans will involve lots of this ☺️
  • I didn’t meal prep this weekend 🍓

I worked and spent time with family and didn’t get around to it. But tonight, after running through a MILLION excuses (tired, must pack for family trip, emails, work,my oven is broken..really it is!!!) I mustered up some strength and took twenty minutes and did it. ✨Quinoa
✨Chopped fruit, veg and salad
✨ Steamed veg
✨Hardboiled eggs

Nothing fancy. But enough to help me put together bowls of food to get me through a few days.

I love to cook and can spend hours in the kitchen, but it’s important for you to know that I also sometimes genuinely need to find motivation to stick to my routines. 
But I know, from experience, that the BIGGEST mistake people make is giving up on core routines (such as the one of PREPPING basic foods in advance) when they are BUSY. It’s the first thing that goes out the window.

Yet...This is when you need it the MOST!!! When we’re really busy,  we must try making food decisions in ADVANCE. So this way all you have to worry about is powering through your week and sitting down to some food you can actually enjoy, because you didn’t frantically put it together. I have a busy week ahead and knew that I really wouldn’t be at my best if I didn’t help myself along.

So the next time you say, I have no time to prep, stop. And remember this is when you need it MOST. 
And it doesn’t need to be complicated. It doesn’t even need to be cooked. Crack open a can of beans. Chop those carrots that are in the back of your fridge. Slice that pineapple that’s sitting on the counter. Anything you can do will SERVE you. And when you really don’t want to, do what I do...meal prep with friends 👭 . That is, turn on an episode of friends, and prep what you can in 22 minutes 😊💃🏻

Looking for a fun way to eat cauliflower? These cakes are the way to go.

Looking for a healthy and tasty snack for guests? These cakes. 
Looking to level-up your Benedict this weekend? You guessed it...these CAKES!

In essence, these can do no wrong. 
Please be sure to tag @motivenutrition when you make these at home. 👍🏻
  • Nacho-average snack 🤗

Loving these nacho snacks lately. Thinly slice a crisp apple or pear, drizzle with nut butter and cover in your favorite sprinkles ✨ (coconut, cocoa nibs, hemp seeds, cinnamon...go WILD!)