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Why We Love Registered Dietitians (PLUS: Their Best Articles & Recipes)

At Silver Hills Bakery, we believe that investing in your health is the greatest gift you can give yourself and your family. When you’re healthy, you have more to share! That’s why we make it our mission to source the most credible and up-to-date knowledge on healthy living we can find—including simple tasty recipes to make eating healthy easy!

But don’t just take our word for it, hear it from the professionals. We partner with licensed registered dietitians to bring you more in-depth nutrition information that they can trust.

Dietitians are regulated health professionals. In order to use the registered dietitian (RD) title, dietitians must undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in university. But they don’t just hold university science degrees, they also go through an accredited integrated or professional dietitian program and complete a practicum in a hospital or healthcare setting. In doing so, RDs develop practical skills through hands-on experience. Then they must pass a provincial/state licensing exam for the regulatory bodies in their area.

Registered dietitians are held accountable to the highest standards of education and ethics. RDs are industry experts, they can speak credibly on a wide range of nutritional topics—anything from toddler nutrition to healthy eating for adults. They are informative, evidence-based, reliable, and that’s why we call on them to help educate our audience.

With that said, we want to take this opportunity to feature some of the fabulous registered dietitians we have worked with:

Desiree RD

Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian, author, and host-based out of Vancouver, BC. She runs a nutrition consulting practice with a focus on inflammation, digestion, and plant-centred diets. Desiree has written a national bestselling cookbook and a book on anti-inflammatory nutrition. She is the host of an internationally syndicated cooking show and has been featured in People Magazine, Eating Well Magazine, USA Today, and many others. Scroll down to see some of our favourite sprouted and family nutrition content from Desiree RD. Check out her website and Instagram for more.

Plant-Based RD

Catherine Perez is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Human Nutrition. She is a plant-based enthusiast and has been vegan since 2009. Although she first chose the plant-based lifestyle in the name of her health, it allowed her to find her passion for caring for the environment and all living creatures. Catherine currently works one on one virtually with clients and shares her favourite recipe on her blog, Plant-Based RD. Scroll down to see some of her best sprouted recipes, and check out her Instagram for more plant-based content.

Tasting to Thrive

Lauren McNeill is a registered dietitian specializing in plant-based nutrition, based out of Toronto, ON. She holds a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics with a collaborative specialization in Women’s Health, She runs a virtual private practice, Tasting to Thrive, where she helps those looking to get more out of the plant-based diet and lifestyle. Scroll down to see two of our favourite healthy recipes from Tasting To Thrive, and check out her website and Instagram for more.

Desiree RD
how to make breakfast more filling

Does your breakfast go the distance? Make your morning meals more satisfying with these easy-to-find, tasty additions.

healthy eating habits at home

Eating healthy at home can feel challenging for many reasons, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s a list of healthy eating tips from a dietitian—easy ways you can eat healthy at home.

5 common toddler nutrition questions, answered

Sometimes it can be challenging to find answers to nutrition questions and block out the noise. Is a vegan diet safe for toddlers? How much sugar is safe for young children? Do toddlers need supplements? Are nut butters a healthy choice for kids? Get the answers to these questions and more, from a trusted source.

5 healthy bento box lunch ideas for kids

Packing lunches for your kids requires an endless supply of inspiration to keep things fresh and fun. Keep things easy but fun at the same time. Here are 5 easy, healthy plant-based lunch box ideas your kids will love.

5 easy healthy snack toast ideas

Create a healthy satisfying snack in just a few minutes—it’s easier than you think! These tasty healthy snack toasts will keep you satisfied and energized for hours!

Plant-based RD
is vegan french toast healthy?

Learn the secret to making a tasty, healthy, plant-based french toast! (Hint: It all starts with sprouted grains.)

vegan cinnamon french toast sticks

Make delicious french toast sticks using sandwich bread! A perfectly crispy exterior with a soft and sweet center. They are perfect to hold and dip, which makes this recipe perfect for kids to make and enjoy!

sprouted whole grain panzanella salad with grilled peaches

Grilled peaches pair well with all the wonderful, savoury elements of this classic recipe—topped with healthy, hearty, croutons made from Silver Hills Bakery Sprouted Grain Bread.

sun-dried tomato white bean skillet with garlic bread

An easy healthy dinner ready in under 30 minutes. You’ll love this recipe because it’s easy-to-make, and requires very little prep. It’s warm, hearty, and loved by both kids and adults. This recipe will surely make it to your list of go-to’s.

Tasting to Thrive
smoky maple beans on toast

This recipe is super quick and easy—and satisfying too! Enjoy this high-protein, high-fibre, healthy meal that can be made in minutes.

bbq jackfruit sandwich with grilled pineapple and quick-pickled cabbage slaw

The BBQ jackfruit in this sandwich tastes amazing on its own, but it’s elevated even further by the grilled pineapple pairing. The sweetness of the grilled pineapple pairs perfectly with the smokiness of the BBQ jackfruit, and the quick-pickled cabbage adds a delicious crunch. This tasty, healthy recipe is sure to be a hit in your home.

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