About Steph Langdon, RD

Member since 6/24/2014
Occupation: Registered Dietitian
City: Saskatoon
Website: http://www.nutrishus.com
Twitter: @NutrishusRD

Born and raised in Saskatoon, I now own and operate a private practice and consult for the food industry, local athletes, and the Canadian forces. I love food and trying new recipes in my kitchen as well as helping others to have a healthier relationship with food and reach their goals.

Favourite food: raspberries
Favourite piece of kitchen equipment: kitchenaid mixer
Favourite cooking shortcut: canned beans
Favourite meal(s) to prepare: I love breakfast foods
Recipe that you have always wanted to make but have yet to attempt: tagine

Comments by Steph Langdon, RD:

  • Chia seeds
    Thanks for sending me Nutiva organic chia seeds to sample. I have used chia seeds in the past and find that they're a great item to have on hand to get more omega-3s. One of my favourite ways to use them is in a batch of overnight oats. I have also added them to smoothies (waiting for them to gel before consuming). I used this sample as a way to try some different recipes (you can see a few ideas on my instagram profile - http://instagram.com/langdonsteph) and made coconut pudding, pumpkin cranberry energy bites, and quinoa chia bars. I find that they have a mild/neutral taste which adds to their versatility and ease of use. I would definitely use them again and continue to try different uses for them. I don't mind the gel consistency in smoothies, but wasn't as big of a fan of the pudding texture. Like any nut or seed, I think they're great to add variety and nutrients. They can be used in small portions which makes the price more reasonable. They're also interesting because they can be used as is or once they've absorbed liquid to become gel-like.
  • Omega Crunch flax topping
    Thanks for the samples! This is my first Confessions of a Dietitian post and I am happy to share my experience with Omega Crunch flax topping. Since we were provided with 4 different flavours, I made sure to use them in a variety of different ways. I enjoyed the cinnamon flax on my morning greek yogurt and fruit (which happened to be pear recently) which gave it a nice bit of crunch. I shared the garlic flax with my husband for salads we made on the weekend. The maple flax was a nice addition to toast with peanut butter and a banana and the regular ended up in soup, salads, and on mashed potatoes. The product definitely smells great and adds a light flavour to your food. I found it to be very convenient to use – no need to pull out the coffee grinder to prep whole flax seeds! I was curious about the shelf life since they are shelled, but the website’s FAQs were able to give the answers I was looking for. Like any seed I play around with in the kitchen, they can be expensive, but I find that you use small amounts and thus they last a long time. Before receiving the samples I was not familiar with this product, but I would definitely consider purchasing it due to the convenience and versatility. Since many people don’t consume adequate omega-3s or fibre, it would be easy to recommend this product as an option.