Meet Christal

Hi, I’m Christal!


Former owner and author of this little space on the web, Nutrition in the Kitch. The website gained a new owner in 2022, but I am still here contributing on occasion!

I started my career as a certified nutritionist in 2010 and began my own private practice for nutritional consulting. I consulted for several years and with the encouragement of my friends, family, and clients I decided to combine my nutritional knowledge with my love for food and put it all together into a blog to share with the world….and so, Nutrition in the Kitch was born!

I believe that healthy, whole foods can not only make you feel fantastic but they can truly taste delicious too. I love taking indulgent recipes and altering them to increase the nutritional value without sacrificing the flavour or beauty, you can search hundreds of recipes here! My “kitch” is the place where I always feel the most relaxed and creating delicious, healthy meals is the best therapy for me! 

Work aside, I am married with two beautiful children, as well as two very spoiled rescue cats. I love to travel, stay active, and spend quality time with my friends and family. I do my best to enjoy the blessings of each day by keeping the God at the center of my life and my faith is truly foundational to who I am.

I follow a flexible way of eating that consists of gluten free and dairy free whole-foods, mostly unprocessed, with indulgences here and there (I absolutely love dark chocolate and dairy-free ice cream!). After having been down the road of strict dieting I’ve come to realize that sustainable health must be balanced and enjoyable. I do not diet anymore and I do not promote dieting, I like to instead teach my clients and readers about accountability and sustainable nutrition that works for them, the perfectly unique and wonderful person they are.

I love to help women experience freedom with food and find an enjoyable, non-restrictive, and attainable way of eating that helps them feel energized, joyful, happy-in-their-own-skin, and embrace the most amazing version of themselves, and I love to inspire women and mothers to eat well, cook often, and enjoy life!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I’d love for you to sign up and join the Nutrition in the Kitch Online Community by completing the sign up form in the right sidebar!

You can also follow along my style endeavours at my current website Style Your Occasion, where I share tons of style inspiration with a neutral, minimal aesthetic.  

Be sure to check out the online shop to browse my e-books, guides, cookbooks, and wellness programs!


xo Christal.

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  • So glad I found you! I’ve been gluten free for 10 years, have been researching food for 15 years, and our Standard American diet (sad) is toxic. sugar causes cancer and Alzhemer’s. Wheat, corn, sugar, canola oil, and soy beans are GMO, full of pesticides, but Monsanto refuses to label their toxins on our labels…
    You probably know this, you are a wise one.
    Love you already in spirit
    David Battaglia
    [email protected]

  • quick question on a recipe – how do you consider eggs “fine” on a plant based diet? thank you

    • Hey Sheila, I explain all about plant based eating and the difference between Plant Based and Vegan here on this post: – “A vegan diet is one that is completely void of animal-sourced foods (meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, fish, etc.), and often those following a vegan diet will also follow a vegan lifestyle meaning they don’t usually use any animal-based products like leather or wool. While a vegan diet is free of animal products, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s free of sugar, refined flours, or processed foods as we all know there’s no shortage of vegan donuts, cookies, Mac & Cheez, and croissants on the market. A “plant-based” diet however, revolves mainly around healthy, unprocessed or minimally processed plant-sourced foods (nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes) with some animal based products like free-range eggs, organic poultry, or wild fish. A plant-based diet is focused around whole foods and unprocessed options, with the idea to eat plant foods… and lots of them!”

  • I love ice cream but want sugarless and healthy. Please send mor ice cream recipes.Also what is xanthan gum and is there a substitute for it

  • Hi Christal! I really enjoy reading your blog! I’m always fascinated with learning about healthy recipes and how to live healthy lifestyles. I was wondering, what process/educational path did you go to become a Holistic Nutritionist?! It seems like a very interesting and rewarding field. Thanks so much!

    • Hey Steph! Thanks for stopping by! I took a 2-year Natural Nutrition diploma program here in Canada that gave me my RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) designation! 🙂

      • Hi Christal! Sorry, I have a few more questions! If you don’t mind me asking do you work from home or in a clinic/hospital? Are you satisfied with your career? I really want to be able to teach people more on a one-on-one/small group basis. Does being a nutritionist enable you to do that? Thanks 🙂