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Melissa Macchione

MelissaMacchione

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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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 […]

Fall Recipe: Crunchy Quinoa Salad

This salad always makes me feel good. It’s probably because of the abundance of nutrients it contains AND the fact that I have leftovers the next day. But there is a reason quinoa makes me feel so good… Quinoa contains all 22 amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids, which makes it a complete […]

Summer Recipe: Rosemary & Pear Spritzer

Perfect for patio season, this Rosemary & Pear Spritzer is a great alcohol-free* alternative to wine spritzers and is so amazing for your tummy. Made with water kefir – a probiotic-rich beverage which creates a balance of healthy gut flora and strengthens your digestion, this spritzer is light, bubbly and delicious. Basic water kefir is […]