real life nutrition: sarah goldstein

8 July 2014

This week I am featuring my friend and follow nutritionist, Sarah Goldstein.  I love learning how other nutritionists live their lives, and it makes me feel better to learn Sarah still has room for chocolate and wine along side her almond milk and green veggies!

1. Name:  Sarah Goldstein 

2. Occupation:  Holistic Nutritionist

3. Breakfast is usually:  A smoothie, porridge or an omelette.

4. Coffee, tea or green juice:  I love all of the above.

5. Favourite time + place to grocery shop:  My favourite time to grocery shop is on the weekends but I will often pick up the odd thing after work. My favourite places to grocery shop are farmers markets, Noah’s Natural Foods and Fiesta Farms!

6. Exercise routine:  I do not have a routine but always try to stay active. I run outside, take yoga classes or do online yoga classes in my apartment. I also walk a lot.

7. Favourite way to wind down and relax:  Either cooking, having a drink with a friend or watching a funny show.

8. Biggest health obstacle:  I can find it a bit difficult to stay as healthy as possible while traveling or on-the-go. During a super busy time I am guilty of not planning out my meals and snacks. I sometimes still find myself in places with no optimal food choices around or available.

9. How you make time for health in your life:  One way that I make time for health in my life is by including family and friends in the process. Whether it be cooking, grocery shopping, exercising or enjoying a meal together, I enjoy doing these things with the people I love. I find this is a great way to make healthy-living easy, enjoyable and simply a lifestyle, instead of a chore or something that you have to prioritize on your own.

10. One thing you will never give up:  CHOCOLATE…and wine.

11. Always in your fridge:  Kimchi, hemp hearts, almond milk and always a lot of vegetables.

12. Go-to meal + recipe:  As cliche as it is for a nutritionist, my go-to meal is always some sort of salad. Lately, I have been making a summer-inspired coleslaw at least once a week. I find this a great go-to because it jam packs a lot of vegetables and also serves as a base to add whatever toppings you choose. Favourites of mine are nuts, seeds, avocado or grilled chicken. It is also a perfect go-to because it keeps really well in the fridge and can last a week!

Coleslaw Photo- Tara

Simple Summer Coleslaw

  • ½ red cabbage
  • ½ green cabbage
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 head of black kale
  • 3 sprigs green onion
  • handful each pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • salt + pepper to taste
  1. Using a mandolin slice cabbage. If you do not have a mandolin you can use a knife and cut the pieces very thinly.
  2. Then cut kale in small slivers, julienne carrots and chop green onion.
  3. Combine in a bowl.
  4. Once veggies are combined add toppings, in this case nuts and seeds. Mix well.
  5. Pour over oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix well and enjoy!



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 photos: sarah goldstein

real life nutrition is a series I created to showcase a variety of real people and their daily relationship with health.  My hope is that you can identify with the ups and downs we all experience when trying to make time for health in our lives and be inspired by these stories.


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