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My blog is full of nutrition, intuitive eating, & health at every size talk, as well as food tips, tricks and tidbits. You’ll also find a lot of recipes, motivational posts, and a glimpse into my programming and services.

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas (ready in under 10 minutes)

We’re going back to the basics with these black bean and corn quesadillas! This super quick and easy recipe is perfect on those days where you don’t have the extra time to spend in the kitchen. This recipe can be finished and ready to eat in under 10...

Israeli Date Rolls (ma’aroud)

Dates are such a versatile ingredient. They can be eaten fresh or dried but most are commonly sold dried, as fresh dates are very delicate. Dates can be used in baked good (like the date rolls I’m talking about today), as a topping in salads or used in...

Easy All-purpose Tomato Sauce for Pasta and Pizza

I have been making this easy, all-purpose tomato sauce recipe for YEARS because it's just that good! I know it may seem like another step to get dinner on the table when you can buy store-bought tomato sauce - but trust me, it's worth it! Split red...

Italian Homemade Pasta (without a machine)

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE pasta and nothing beats homemade pasta. Homemade pasta is actually pretty easy to make and the texture and flavour are unbeatable to its store-bought counterpart. Homemade pasta tastes better, absorbs sauces better, is...

South African Apricot Spiced Chicken Sosaties

My hubby is half South African so I’ve been lucky enough to try several traditional South African dishes. These chicken sosaties are by far my favourite! ​ This recipe is such an incredible one that I wanted it at our wedding. Thankfully, our caterers were...

Chicken Pita Pocket with Tahini Garlic Sauce

I don't know about you, but I often find myself scrambling for a delicious and healthy last minute dinner. And no... If you're anything like me, and you don't like to always meal prep, I'm sure you know the struggle. I often make this quick and...

Protein Brownie Balls 3 Ways: Yams, Black Beans or Pumpkin

nutriFoodie's summer cooking camps for kids just kicked off its first out of four weeks. This past week at Nature’s Kitchen Camp, we baked protein brownie balls made from yams, black beans and pumpkin puree (yes, you read that right!). Why, you ask?...

15 Camping Food Tips and Tricks

 When it comes to camping and cooking, the majority of “camping food” is quite processed (hello, hot dogs and kraft dinner!). In my life and in my core values in nutriFoodie, I strive to make foods more wholesome, flavourful and delicious -- even when...

Korean BBQ Tacos with Cucumber & Mango Slaw

Most of the time, I come up with recipes because of the ingredients I have, combined with what I am feeling like having. I wanted Korean BBQ beef, AND I had ingredients for Tacos... so BAM. Korean BBQ Tacos were born. Amazing. Try it and let me know what you think!...

3 Ways Sleep Deprivation Impacts Your Eating Habits

  Staying healthy is hard, but it could be even harder if you’re not getting the 7 or more hours of sleep you should be getting a night. Believe it or not, your food choices and overall health might be heavily affected by the amount of sleep you get at night....

9 Tips for Easy Grocery Shopping

You walk into a grocery store. You see an abundance of food, large red advertisements screaming to check out weekly sales, and a huge chaos of other busy shoppers desperate to get out of there as soon as possible. And then you’ll see those who stare at products for...

Spinach Paneer Curry (Palak Paneer) w/ Garam Masala Recipe

I’m no curry expert, but I’ve been making efforts to learn its multi-layered flavour secrets. I’ve tried spinach and paneer curry in several restaurants and it has always been good; However, I’d say none of those dishes can compare to this delicious recipe! I’ve made...

Stuffed California Prunes with Spiced Ricotta

Whether you are a big planner, resolution-maker, or just like to keep it simple, putting a few health goals in place is pretty common every January. One of the main things I see in those health plans is that they are always focused on immediate gain, and less so for...



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nutriFoodie is owned, operated and driven by Vancouver Registered Dietitian, Cristel Moubarak, operating in the lower mainland of British Columbia.

With her love of all things flavourful, and her passion for people, Cristel is fighting for children and families to be food happy, nutritionally fulfilled and body positive.


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