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Gentle Nutrition: A Compassionate Approach for Neurodivergent Folks

“Embracing Gentle Nutrition: A Compassionate Approach for Neurodivergent Folks” was written by Laura Ugwoke and edited/reviewed by Gabi Abreu, BSc and Jackie Silver MHSc, RD. Last updated: July 16, 2024 Intro to Gentle Nutrition You may have come across the term “gentle nutrition” in the world of nutrition and wellness. This approach might appeal to you because of its promise of individual care and balance.  Gentle nutrition can be especially valuable for neurodivergent individuals, who may often have specific needs that can make following traditional nutrition recommendations  challenging.  In this article, we’ll delve into gentle nutrition and share practical advice

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15 High Protein Vegan Wraps — Simple Make-Ahead Recipes to Try

 “15 High Protein Vegan Wraps” was written by Jeejy Luksamon and edited/reviewed by Gabi Abreu, BSc and Jackie Silver, MHSc, RD. Last updated: July 8, 2024 15 High Protein Vegan Wraps — Make-Ahead Lunches to Fuel You for the Week Cooking every day can be time-consuming and require a lot of planning. For individuals with physical or psychological disabilities, preparing food can be particularly challenging, sometimes leading to reliance on fast food or take-out options, which aren’t always the most nutrient dense.  Planning and preparing high-protein vegan wraps in advance can be a great solution. By preparing your meals in advance,

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Meal Prep Series: Chicken Shawarma Bowl Recipe

“Meal Prep Series: Chicken Shawarma Bowl Recipe” was written by Priyanka Prakash & Gabi Abreu, BSc and edited/reviewed by Jackie Silver, MHSc, RD. Last updated: July 2, 2024 Middle Eastern Chicken Shawarma Bowl Welcome back to the meal prep series! Today we’re sharing a delicious Middle Eastern Chicken Shawarma Bowl recipe — a perfect meal prep option, offering a blend of aromatic spices and fresh ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. The marinated chicken, infused with flavors of garlic, cumin, and coriander, is grilled to perfection and served on a bed of fluffy rice or quinoa. Topped

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15 Vegan Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes You Need to Try

“15 Vegan Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes You Need to Try” was written by Karina Makkar and edited/reviewed by Gabi Abreu, BSc and Jackie Silver, MHSc, RD. Last updated: June 26, 2024 Vegan Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes  Starting your day with a nutritious and delicious breakfast is essential, but finding vegan breakfast meal prep recipes that are also accessible can sometimes be a challenge. Whether you have dietary restrictions, mobility limitations, struggle with executive functioning, or simply want easy and hassle-free options, we’ve got you covered! In this post, we’re sharing 15 fantastic vegan breakfast meal prep recipes that are designed

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Cerebral Palsy Nutrition Decoded: Your Comprehensive Guide

“Cerebral Palsy Nutrition Decoded: Your Comprehensive Guide” was written by Yemina Goldberg and reviewed/edited by Gabi Abreu, BSc and Jackie Silver MHSc, RD Last updated: June 11, 2024 Cerebral Palsy Nutrition: A Personal Journey Advocating for Health Growing up with cerebral palsy, I (Yemina) learned first hand about the importance of nutrition. I have always been a foodie. When I was two years old, my favorite food was London broil, if you can believe that. Yet, despite my love of food, I struggled to consume enough calories and had to go to a nutrition clinic.  Throughout this journey, I learned about

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Vitamins for Autism: A Comprehensive Guide

“Vitamins for Autism: A Comprehensive Guide” was written by Laura Ugwuoke and reviewed/edited by Gabi Abreu, BSc and Jackie Silver MHSc, RD Last updated: June 6, 2024 Vitamins for Autism: Essential Nutritional Support Folks on the Autism spectrum live complex and intricate lives. Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting autistic individuals, making it essential to focus on evidence-based dietary practices. Various research studies have been conducted to evaluate the effects of certain vitamins and supplements for their potential benefits in supporting the health and well-being of autistic individuals. Proper nutrition and vitamins for autism can: In this blog,

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Meal Prep Series: Lentil Chickpea Curry Recipe

“Meal Prep Series: Lentil Chickpea Curry Recipe” was written by Priyanka Prakash & Gabi Abreu, BSc and edited/reviewed by Jackie Silver, MHSc, RD. Last updated: May 29, 2024 Vegan Lentil Chickpea Curry  While meal prepping can seem daunting at first, our meal prep series is here to simplify the process while embracing tradition and culture! We’re exploring delicious, culturally diverse recipes that are perfect for meal prepping without spending hours in the kitchen. We’ll also highlight the benefits of meal prepping, especially for the neurodivergent community, and share tips for tailoring recipes to individual preferences. Today, we continue our meal

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