About the Author


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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Fall Recipe: Warm Golden Almond Milk

Fall Recipe: Warm Golden Almond Milk By Melissa Macchione RHN The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits 600 potential health benefits of turmeric – which include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding black pepper to turmeric enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 […]

Summer Recipe: Chickpea and Kale Salad

Summer Recipe: Chickpea and Kale Salad By Melissa Macchione RHN Too hot to cook? Try this super simple, nutritious and delicious summer salad.. 1 head curly kale, thick centre stem removed, finely sliced 1-540mL can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed ½ cup red onion, chopped 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, whole 1 cup cucumber, […]

Winter Recipe: Raw Cacao + Walnut Fudge

Winter Recipe: Raw Cacao + Walnut Fudge By Melissa Macchione RHN Cacao in its natural state, is one of nature’s Superfoods offering the highest source of Magnesium than any other food. Magnesium builds strong bones, balances brain chemistry, supports cardiovascular and digestive systems and is associated with happiness (well it IS chocolate!). Cacao is also […]

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 […]