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Desiree Nielsen

Desiree Nielsen

Desiree Nielsen lives by the motto: real food for real people. She credits her Portuguese roots and gardening with her grandmother as the foundation for her love of healthy cooking. In 2008, Desiree began sharing her passion for food and nutrition as a registered dietitian. As a mother of two running her own nutritional consulting company, Desiree understands the challenges of a busy schedule and how food preparation is the key to incorporating mindfulness into our meals.

A successful author, Desiree has written two books: Un-Junk Your Diet and Banish the Bloat. She lives a vegetarian lifestyle in Vancouver with her omnivore family and believes that anyone, from vegans to the bacon-obsessed, can fall in love with putting more plants on their plates

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