Celebrate Summer

Celebrate the season with refreshing, wholesome dishes. Articles and recipes from our community of holistic nutrition professionals will keep you energized, healthy, and ready for all your summer adventures. 


  • 10 Healthy Eating Tips for Summer – Balance is key – you can enjoy the summer and still maintain a healthy lifestyle. Brittney Cox, R.H.N. shares 10 practicals tips + 2 delicious summer salad recipes.
  • Eat Your Water With These Hydrating Foods – When it is hot and humid outside, it is important to have constant reminders to stay hydrated. Kathleen Trotter, R.H.N., shares some tips and foods that can help keep us hydrated.
  • Superfoods are Great but Variety is Super! – There’s nothing like fresh summer produce and flourishing gardens to help you get a variety of foods in your diet for a healthy lifestyle. “In order for our bodies to function in an optimal manner, we each need to look well beyond just a single superfood. A balanced, varied diet will always win out.”

Summer Activities

  • 3 Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun This Summer: Besides slathering on the sunscreen, here are some tips from Emily Bitz, R.H.N. to stay hydrated, healthy, and sun safe this summer.
  • The New and Improved Quarantine 15Here are some simple tips to help cultivate healthy habits, encourage self-care, and be gentle with ourselves during stressful times from Jackie Reimche, R.H.N.
  • Creative Practices for Stress Relief: This article shares practices that can inspire creativity, a skill we can all access to help relieve stress. Consider integrating one or more of these activities into your self-care routine to enhance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. Article by Ashleigh Grange, R.H.N.
  • Stressed? Take a 20-minute ‘nature pill’: Studies show that taking at least 20 minutes out of your day to be in contact with nature can significantly lower your stress hormones. Article from ScienceDaily.

Environmental Working Group

Before you have fun in the sun, take a look at this guide. The Environmental Working Group has compiled this great list of guidelines and sun safety tips to keep you protected this summer.

Looking for something fresh and new? These little salmon cakes are easy to make and a quick source of protein. Try adding them on top of your salads! This is a great addition to your summer menu. Recipe from Meghan Hickie, C.H.N.C.

Summer is zucchini season! Do you have more zucchini than you know what to do with? Whether fresh from the garden or from the farmers market, there are so many deliciously creative things to do with this versatile and nutritious vegetable. Check out these ideas and some recipes from Meg de Jong, R.H.N.

Farro is an incredibly versatile ingredient rich in vitamins and minerals. This salad from Stephanie Kay, R.H.N. is hearty and nutty, with the freshness of cucumber, arugula, and feta. This salad has lots of texture, fibre, and is a great make-ahead meal that tastes like summer.

July is Peach and Raspberry Season! Jennifer Barnes, R.H.N. shares a beautiful drink recipe using these seasonal fruits. The perfect summer drink!

Will you be camping this summer? Check out this incredible resource for all your camping meal needs! Joanna Brown, C.H.N.C. teaches us how to keep it healthy and delicious with recipes like Campfire French Toast, Dutch Pot Chicken and Dumplings, Easy Campfire Steamed Veggies, and more!

Great for those hot days when you don’t want to turn on the stove or spend long in the kitchen. It’s so tasty and fresh and hydrating and comes together quickly. This is a must-try! Recipe from Alicia Heafey, R.H.N. 

Light summer dessert that also happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s even tastier when served with some greek yogurt. Recipe from Kat Krivanek, R.H.N. 

Invited to come up with some recipes for Dr. Mayer’s new book “The Gut-Immune Connection”, NeuroTrition put a twist on a classic salad to make it brain, gut, and immune-health loving. Full of fibre, healthy fats, and polyphenols, this is one tasty salad you need to try this summer.

Did you know low water consumption can be associated with headaches, fatigue, joint issues, and more? Here are some tips from Heidi MacAulay, R.H.N. on getting enough water and nutrients in your body not just in summer but all year-round!

Mango & Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls

A fun and fresh meal that the kids can help with, try these Mango and Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls from Delia Mota, R.H.N.

The No-Diet Solution: It’s about feeling good and healthy in your body, supporting cognitive and cardiovascular health, and promoting a sense of energy and wellbeing. How do you become the best version of you?

As the weather warms up, we hope you enjoy this super easy recipe. 3 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream – Kat Krivanek, R.H.N.

Looking for something to read while you lounge at the beach or pool? Check out all the amazing books written by CSNN graduates.

Love granola, but don’t want to turn on the oven? Try this unique recipe for “Rawnola” (Raw unbaked granola) from Sisley Killam, R.H.N.

The Program stimulated both my mind and my spirit, and I couldn’t wait to get to each and every class. Twenty years later, I’ve had a most fulfilling career sharing the knowledge I learned from CSNN – and have maintained the weight loss!