December’s theme is Healthy Holidays. While there are some tips and tricks to manage holiday stress and eat better, these tips can certainly be used year-round. See below for articles, recipes, and support from our wonderful community of holistic nutrition professionals.
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Sweet potatoes are readily available and versatile in sweet and savoury dishes. Try this unique recipe that is full of plant-based protein, healthy fats, and fiber. This is a fantastic dessert but try it as a healthy breakfast too! Recipe from Lisa Cheverie, C.H.N.C.
Blend of crunchy fresh greens, roasted squash, and a touch of sweetness in the maple lemon tahini dressing. The roasted veggies add warmth and promotes diversity in your salad. It’s also nutrient-dense with fiber, complex carbs, and protein. Perfect for holiday meals, potlucks, and packed lunches. Recipe from Cindy Spratt, R.H.N.
Rich and creamy holiday beverage made with fresh almond milk. This is simple to make and perfect for all your holiday entertaining. Recipe from Laura Brining, R.H.N.
Stressed out about gifts this year? Here are some healthy gift ideas that steer away from over consumption and commercialism. This is also an eco-friendly gift guide that can help your friends and family with their healthy habits. Michelle Gaetz, R.H.N. shares 5 ideas for DIY edible gifts that are thoughtful, budget-friendly, and inspire greater well-being and happiness.
As we gather with friends and eat and bake (maybe a little more than usual), we shouldn’t forget about our brain health. These holiday spices are not only delicious, but they can be a natural way to help strengthen your brain (help sharpen your memory, balance blood sugar levels, reduce stress, etc.). Spice it up this holiday! Article from Kelly Aiello, R.H.N.
There is room to indulge this holiday season, but do it with balance in mind. There are sweet and sugary things all around, from places you may not think about, so here are some alternatives you can try. Article from Ciara Morin, R.H.N.
A unique take on baked potatoes. Get inspired by this fun new twist on a classic side dish. This is a super healthy and balanced vegetarian meal with protein, carbs, fibre, and healthy fats. Yum! Recipe from Stephanie Kay, R.H.N.
Are you confused by this interesting root? Ginger is warm, spicy, and full of nutritional benefits. Ashleigh Grange, R.H.N. shares a little ingredient 101 on fresh ginger and how you can incorporate it into sweet and savoury dishes. She also includes some great recipes to try!
What is wellness and how can we incorporate into our everyday? Whether you’re still working from home or have adapted a hybrid format, these are good tips to keep in mind. Caroline Chow, R.H.N. shares 3 pillars to work form home successfully with wellness.
Dairy-free no-bake dessert perfect for the holiday season. Healthy fats to keep you full and help you absorb a bunch of vitamins and minerals. Recipe from Rejan Magee, C.H.N.C.
Crispy and golden on top and tender in the middle, this is a warming delicious stuffing recipe that will be the perfect side dish to your holiday meal. Recipe from Stephanie Kay, R.H.N.
Bethany Bierema, R.H.N. shares this beautiful cake that also happens to be gluten and dairy-free. This tender cake is naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup and is sure to be a hit with your family this holiday season.
Think risotto is too rich and heavy? This creamy vegan lemon risotto will be a great side for your holiday dinner that won’t weigh you down. Add sweet & salty brussels sprouts and you’ve got a winner! Recipe from Roslyn Kent, R.H.N.
You’ll never guess the secret ingredient in these festive cookies. Laura Brining, R.H.N., shares her yummy recipe that is perfect for the holidays.
Here is a fun twist on a holiday recipe from Roslyn Kent, R.H.N. that also happens to be vegan. This sweet and tart cranberry salsa is bold and slightly spicy and pairs perfectly with tortilla chips and crackers.
CSNN Grad, Ricki Heller, shares her favourite sugar-free holiday confections to “prove that you CAN have a delicious–even decadent–holiday season, and stay healthy, too.”
There are different approaches to a gut-healthy holiday meal, but for those interested in a paleo diet version of a Christmas dinner, CSNN Grad, Tracey Reed, shares her simple tips.
I was in desperation to find out all I could with regards to skin health and digestive health as my six year old son, at the time, had severe eczema. After several years of doctors appointments and cortisone creams I wanted an alternative solution. I was drawn to CSNN because of the in-depth training (science and research, fundamentals of business, connection of mind, body, and spirit), and course flexibility while trying to balance work life, parenting, and student life.
With live online classes and hybrid study options to its existing in-class format, CSNN’s classroom locations are now able to serve communities beyond their geographical area. Distance Education’s self-study online format has added free webinars and workshops to the Natural Nutrition program. Find out more about CSNN’s flexible learning formats.