Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! I'm a Toronto-based nutritionist, workshop facilitator, wellness educator, speaker and part-time traveler.
Let's talk about food. In Toronto (Canada), where I live, we have a plethora of food options to choose from: farmer's markets, grocery stores, stores that specialize in ingredients & cuisines from around the world, fast food, 'healthier' fast, food, fine dining and so much more. It's a lot, and when you add in all of the health & nutrition articles, blogs, social media feeds it can be overwhelming. What should you choose? What is the healthiest? How do I cook meals at home? How do I make it work within my budget? These are all questions I've been asked and I'm here to help! Let's make cooking & eating at home simple, delicious and enjoyable! Wait...but what if you don't want to cook every single meal at home? That's okay too. Let's talk about it.
Food and travel have always been a part of my life, and many of my early memories are food or travel-related:
- There's the time my mom was making sweet, coloured popcorn for my birthday party. I was maybe 5 or 6 and I thought the blue food colouring was what made the popcorn sweet so I snuck a swig when she wasn’t looking. Food colouring is not sweet and a blue mouth is not a good look for your birthday party!
- We visited family in Trinidad almost every year in my childhood and one of my favourite things was getting on the airplane and getting cheese & crackers on the airplane. Does anyone else remember when the snack was a piece of real cheese and crackers?
- Road trips were exciting for journey, the destination and the pit stops for food.
- Growing up in a Caribbean family, as in many cultures, food is an important part of life. There's always a ton of food at family gatherings, you'll always be offered something to eat or drink when visiting friends or family (and most people won't take no for an answer!) and weekends were all about the big meal that takes hours to make. Sunday lunch anyone?
I used to be a corporate marketer until a lengthy illness led me to re-evaluate my diet and lifestyle, with the goal of healing naturally. I quit my job, went to school to study Holistic Nutrition, and changed my health & my life. Along the way I completed the Specialty Baking program at the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts and Culinary Nutrition in the Kitchen program at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
These days I’m just as excited about food as when I was a kid, my choices are just different.
I'm excited to inspire you to make healthy eating simple, delicious and enjoyable!
As Certified Nutritional Practitioner I focus on helping you learn about food: figuring out what works for your body & lifestyle, how to navigate the grocery store and what to do when you finally get all that food home!
With the right foods you can promote and maintain good health – and it can be done simply and without sacrificing taste.
I’m ready to inspire you to make healthy eating simple, delicious and enjoyable! To do all of this while travelling is the dream. Join me on this journey as I teach the amazing benefits of nutrient-dense foods, recount tales of past travels, experiment in the kitchen and hit the road for more amazing experiences.
Nomadic Nutritionist is a combination of my love of nutrition and travel!