Many people who need to go gluten free either read books or look on the internet for research and recipes, but if you don’t have extra time and need (or want) help in practical ways from a celiac in Victoria who is also a trained nutritionist, I am here to help. 

 

Whether you need someone to come help you figure out where gluten is accidently sneaking into your diet, or help you set up your kitchen so you don’t get sick or even teach you how to cook gluten-free meals that actually taste good, that’s what I’m here for. 

 

Why am I qualified to help? 

 

As someone with celiac disease I know personally what it’s like to be strictly gluten free. I’m also a Holistic Nutritionist at Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic here in Victoria. I’m here to give you the most practical hands-on program for making the transition to gluten free as simple as possible. 

 

Each stage I’m here to answer questions, guide you through the process and provide emotional support. I’ll be your helping hand throughout the whole process so at the end you’ll come out confidently gluten free, with recipes you love and a truly gluten-free life. 

 

Whether you want the full package or you just want me to check up on your kitchen, I’m here to help. Since I’m local here in Victoria I can show you the best places to shop, the best brands to buy and really give you the one on one support you need and want. 

 

 

Newly Diagnosed with Celiac Disease + and/or Gluten Sensitivity (Adult) 

Go gluten free right away, the right way 

 

Full Package 

 

1 Hour initial consult at Vancouver Island Naturopathic clinic to get to know you, where you are in your gluten-free journey and what struggles you’re facing. 

 

Kitchen Set Up 

Together I’ll walk you through all the steps of transitioning to a gluten-free (or safely shared) kitchen. We’ll sort through all your foods, I’ll show you what you need to replace, what needs to be cleaned and how to successfully stay gluten free long term. 

 

Custom Grocery Store Tour In whichever grocery store you shop at most, I’ll show you how to find gluten in labels, which brands taste the best, how to make sure you’re getting proper nutrition without gluten-filled foods and which foods will help you feel better faster. 

 

 

 

In-House Cooking Lesson 

You pick from a list of gluten-free recipes and together we’ll cook a delicious gluten-free meal. I’ll also show you tips for cooking with new flours, grains and ingredients. 

 

Custom Meal Plan 

A 14-day meal plan that’s gluten free, customized for your schedule, preferences, family size and any other allergies or restrictions you have. 

 

Local Gluten-Free Handouts 

Receive information on local restaurants that are the safest, a list of the best gluten-free cosmetics, gluten-free kitchen labels and list of the best gluten-free brands and where to find them in Victoria. 

 

 

Parent + Child Gluten-Free Custom Package 

(Parents of kids just diagnosed) 

(Parents of kids who where diagnosed in the past but are still struggling) 

Caring for a child or a teenager with celiac disease can be challenging for any parent, but you'll realize that it's worth the struggle as when you see your child begin to thrive gluten free. 

There's no question that the gluten-free diet does have a steep learning curve. You'll need to cope with a difficult diet, manage school issues and follow-up care, and make sure your child understands what to eat when you're not around. 

But there's good news, too: you may find that your child feels better, has more energy, and grows faster now that they’ve been diagnosed. And Managing the diet ultimately may be empowering for your child as they learn to navigate social situations. 

Kitchen Check Up Or Set Up 

Set up: Set up your kitchen to stay safe in a kid-friendly way. Together we’ll remove gluten containing foods, clean up and I’ll show you what needs to be replaced. I’ll show you share tips and tricks for keeping your busy kitchen organized for easy to follow gluten free. 

 

Check up: If you already have a gluten-free kitchen, but want to see if there are any places gluten might be sneaking into your diet or foods that you shouldn’t be eating, I’ll come check up on your kitchen and offer my advice. 

 

Gluten-Free Cooking Lesson: 

Learn how to cook gluten free-foods that are fast, easy, healthy and taste delicious. Have the whole family help as we cook delicious kid-friendly favourites. Pick from a list of recipes and I’ll come with the groceries and we’ll cook together while learning how to make gluten free delicious. 

 

Gluten-Free Meal Plan 

14 days of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the whole family. 

-Delicious, healthy and safe school lunch and snack recipes, family dinners to keep everyone happy and perfect recipes to send for playdates and sleep overs. 

 

Grocery Store Tour 

Together at your favourite grocery store we’ll walk through together the aisles and I’ll show you the yummiest brands, how to read labels and places to watch out for gluten. I’ll show you what kid-friendly brands are gluten free and most nutritious. 

 

Handouts 

Most accommodating gluten free restaurants, kid friendly GF birthday ideas, how to navigate gluten free at school, how to get proper nutrition on a gluten free diet for kids, gluten free cosmetics, toothpaste, lotions, shampoo and conditioner recommendations. 

 

 

 

Need specific help? You can pick a specific appointment for your needs. 

 

Kitchen Set Up- (2 hours) 

In-house kitchen transition from gluten full to gluten-free (or shared). I’ll walk you through all the steps of transitioning to a gluten free (or safely shared) kitchen. We’ll sort through all your foods, I’ll show you what you need to replace, what needs to be cleaned and how to successfully cook gluten free going forward. 

 

Kitchen Check in- (1 1/2 hours) 

Already gluten free but want to make sure your kitchen is set up safely for gluten-free living? I’ll come in, look at your foods and kitchen set up then give you tips on where you can improve and reassure you on what you’re doing right. 

 

In House Cooking Lesson- (Time depends on recipe) 

Pick from a list of gluten-free recipes and together we’ll cook a delicious gluten-free meal. I’ll also show you tips for cooking with new flours, grains and ingredients. 

 

How it works: 

I send you a list of recipes (they’ll have the prices of the groceries) and you’ll email me back which one you like to try. I’ll come with ingredients and we’ll cook together. 

 

In House Baking Lesson- (Time depends on recipe) Learn how to bake healthy gluten-free breads, muffins, cookies and cakes with healthy gluten free flours. Together we’ll bake a recipe of your choice and you’ll learn how to bake gluten-free baked goods that don’t taste like hockey pucks. 

 

 

How it works: 

I send you a list of recipes (they’ll have the prices of the groceries) and you’ll email me back which one you like to try. I’ll come with ingredients and we’ll cook together. 

 

Customized 14 Day Meal Plan- 

A meal plan that’s gluten-free, customized for your schedule, preferences, family size and any other allergies or restrictions you have. 

 

Custom Grocery Store Shop- In whichever grocery store you shop at most I’ll show you how to find gluten in labels, which brands taste the best, how to make sure you’re getting proper nutrition and which foods will help you feel better, faster.