R.O.L.L with it! 

Hey there, fellow parents! I’m Emily Mardell, a registered dietitian, and a proud mom of three. Welcome to the GetJoyfull blog. A community of foodies who share a love for family, farming and food joy.

Cherry Clafoutis

It’s Cherry Time!

There’s extra Rainier cherries in this week’s Steve & Dan’s CSA, which means there’s a chance the kids won’t eat them all before I get a chance to make one of my favourite Summertime cherry desserts, clafoutis! 

Veggie Pitas

Energizing Road-Trip Eats

Family road trips are always an adventure. Often even before leaving the driveway, lol. Packing essentials and loading the vehicle alone can sometimes feel like an all-out endurance challenge.

Coaching Kids Through Picky Eating

Supporting kids through picky eating is a lot like teaching them how to play a sport. Whether on the court or in the kitchen, parents are challenged to take on the role of coach, cheerleader and chef to help kids achieve success! If you’re new to the picky eating phase or smack in the middle … Read more

Energizing Motherhood with Pulses!

As a dietitian and busy mom, I know firsthand how important it is to “eat for energy!” Without proper nutrition and consistency with eating, I quickly start to fall behind. Can you relate?

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes On Plate

For the Love of Lunch!

As a dietitian, people often tell me about feeling sluggish and lacking energy in the afternoon, especially around 3pm. One of the possible reasons for this is not ‘fueling’ enough, or in a way that meets their unique needs.

Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup Dished

Warm-Up-to-Winter…with Soup! 

When winter calls, so too does the call for our favourite comfort foods and heart-warming food memories. Memories of travel, flavours, food and friends.