Lindsay Pleskot is a Registered Dietitian in Vancouver , Canada. She is registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and a member of Dietitians of Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia with a major in Dietetics and followed this with a 10 month internship with Providence Health Care.
Lindsay provides evidence-based nutrition counseling for a wide variety of clients. She currently works in both acute clinical care at St. Paul’s Hospital and in private practice in North Vancouver. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients including those with diabetes, heart disease, food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal issues, women’s health issues and those interested in optimizing general health and wellness.
Lindsay has a general practice but has a passion for weight management and sports nutrition. Growing up she spent a lot of time playing sports, including soccer at a University level. Her passion for athletics and personal experience seeing the effect that nutrition can have on athletic performance has motivated her to share this knowledge with others.
Lindsay believes that a healthy diet is all about balance and moderation and that eating should be an enjoyable experience. She works with clients one-on-one to create realistic and individualized goals that allow for lasting lifestyle changes.
Sweet potato toast is packed with fibre and vitamins that will keep you fueled and energized throughout the morning. And the best part... you get to top them how you like! They're kind of like a multivitamin on a plate. Sweet or savoury, take your pick. Here are four of my fave combos!
I've always loved the experience of making pancakes. I remember my Mom and Dad making us little Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes sprinkled with blueberries or chocolate chips for eyes. The memories of cooking with my parents and making it fun, I'm sure has had a major influence on my love of the kitchen that just continues to grow.
This upcoming weekend is Victoria Day long weekend. For us Canucks it's often the first big camping weekend but this year I'm doing something a bit different. This year I'm spending my Victoria Day in Vegas for a vachelorette party.
A few weeks ago we made some awesome homemade jalapeno and blue cheese burgers and were craving something crunchy on the side, so I decided to whip up some of these baked onion rings and they turned out so great! So I knew I had to share them with you guys.
Meatballs are one of my hubby, Meik's, favourite foods but for some reason they always get forgotten in the rotation (oops...). A few weeks ago we were up in Kamloops visiting our families and his sister, Jeannette, was whipping up a batch of the family fave and it inspired me to make some.
Easter is just around the corner which, for me, always makes it really feel like spring! All of the pastel colors, the memories of Easter egg hunts out in the grass on a sunny spring morning... I love...
Poke (pronounced POKE-AY) is a traditional Hawaiian dish that you can find pretty much anywhere that carries food on the islands -- from grocery stores, to restaurants, and even little beach shacks. Whenever we're in Hawaii I think it's safe to say my diet consists of at least fifty percent poke.
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, in the same family as some better known superfood veggies like kale, broccoli and Brussels Sprouts. They are known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to fend off chronic disease and keep our bodies functioning at their prime! Sounds pretty good to me.
I'm back at it again with more energy balls! Because, well, you can never have too many snack options and these ones were just WAY too good not to share. I have never made energy balls with cashews before and I seriously could not get over the texture of these once they were all blended up.
For meat eaters or plant-loving vegans alike, tempeh is a great protein option to throw into the mix to keep things interesting. I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like a good taco. Put that into bowl format and you really can't go wrong!
I have to admit, salads aren't always my first choice in the winter months but I have not been able to get enough of this one. It is definitely one that I will be transitioning into spring and summer. It pairs with pretty much anything. Seafood, steak, or even some grilled Haloumi cheese.
One pan meals- gotta love 'em! Remember that Baked Lemongrass Risotto a couple of weeks back? As promised, here is the perfect dish to compliment it and finish off the meal. Packed with Vitamin C from...
The sweetest holiday of the year is fast approaching and I've got the perfect treat for you! The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is hard to resist and I've taken it up a notch in these ones...
Smoothies can be a great quick and easy meal on the go, but without a good source of protein, they can leave you feeling hungry 30 minutes later. I often use Greek yogurt for that very reason, but recently I've had a lot of clients looking for a vegan protein option, so I got to testing.
A lot of you have expressed wanting to include more plant based eating as part of your nutrition goals. For many of you, this doesn't necessarily mean going 100% vegan or vegetarian, but just including more plants altogether. In line with that, this recipe is not vegetarian, but likely includes a lot less meat that you would typically include and way more veggies, without sacrificing the flavor or satisfaction of the dish.
Energy balls, energy bites, energy truffles...whatever you want to call them, I am a HUGE fan of these little guys. I make a batch almost every week for quick grab and go snacks. These are perfect for those days I have back to back appointments with clients. I can literally pop them in my mouth with 2 minutes to spare and they will hold me through until my next spare 2 minutes.