About the Author

Melissa Macchione


Melissa Macchione is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to exceed their nutrition and lifestyle goals. In the past 12 years, she has studied nutrition, fitness and currently is opening herself up to learning mindfulness meditation to deepen her spiritual practice. She holds numerous professional qualifications, including being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2010) STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer, and is soon-to-be a Booty Barre® Instructor.

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Winter Recipe: Ginger Balls

By Melissa Macchione RHN This is a VERY new recipe. I love gingerbread but was never one to master the traditional cookie recipe. This is the closest I’ll ever get I guess. Let me know what you think! Too spicy? Do I need more sweet? Let me know! Ingredients: 1 c. whole almonds 1 c. […]

Fall Recipe: Cauliflower Soup

By Melissa Macchione RHN Eating cauliflower is like winning the antioxidant and phytonutrient lottery! Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid, and much more. It is also an excellent source of vitamin K, providing us with one of the hallmark anti-inflammatory nutrients. Cauliflower, like other cruciferous vegetables, also boosts our heart […]

Summer Recipe: Strawberry Chia Jam

What you’ll need: 1 pint fresh strawberries ¼ cup pure maple syrup, honey, agave or Sucanat, more or less to taste 2 tbsp whole chia seeds What to do: Clean and cut strawberries into halves, removing stems. Set a medium saucepan over low-medium heat and add the strawberries and sweetener. Start with just a little […]

Spring Recipe: Spring on the Kale Chip Bandwagon

Snacking between main meals, typically mid-morning and mid-afternoon, is essential for avoiding hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels drop. Some common symptoms of hypoglycemia include: mood swings, depression, psychosis, fatigue, dizziness, lack of concentration, irritability, and cravings. Kale Chips are one of my favourite go-to snacks. Here are a few recipes to […]

Fall Recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Chia Seeds are particularly high in tryptophan, the amino acid precursor of our happy hormone, serotonin and melatonin, our sleep and anti-cancer hormone. Sprouted chia seeds and even more digestible than the regular seeds and are high in B Complex. I love having this as a breakfast, snack or dessert! What you’ll need: ¾ cup […]

Homemade Almond Milk

I love almond milk. But you know what I love more? Homemade almond milk. Sure you can go to your local health food store and pick up a carton. I agree that it’s super convenient and I usually do have an emergency carton of almond milk in my fridge. But once you make your own, […]

Summer Recipe: Cream of Asparagus Soup

My dairy-free take on a classic recipe By Melissa Macchione RHN Asparagus is packed with a ton of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, chromium and calcium. Asparagus also contains lots of soluble and insoluble fiber, making it a good choice if you’re trying […]

Spring Recipe: Lemony Lentil Soup

by Melissa Macchione As you may already know, I LOVE Lentils. Here is a refreshing take on the traditional lentil soup I typically make. This is a great transition recipe from winter into spring. Although the days will soon become warmer they can still be quite cool and damp and what better way to keep […]