CEO of Holista Foods
Healthy Glycemic Index Advocate
As an unemployable single mother, she baked muffins and brownies in her kitchen and tested them on her two teenage children. Soon after, she was selling homemade goods to local coffee shops. As her customer base grew, she commissioned a local bakery to outsource and deliver her products. Her business grew from a $100 investment that started from her kitchen to an international supplier to the global food industry.
Nadja's reputation for producing great tasting healthy food resulted in the creation of innovative successful branded and private label products for Sodexo, Schools, Grocery Retail, Healthcare and leading fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Subway and Tim Hortons.
The healthy cranberry/orange muffin she created in her kitchen is still on the McDonald’s Canada menu 25 plus years later!
In addition to sharing her passion for healthy low glycemic cooking, Nadja has shared her inspirational story, which includes surviving leukemia, through speaking engagements and media appearances. These have included The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch, Canada AM, Fox Morning News and More.
On - Air Cooking Segments
Print & Online
Author of 2 Best Selling Cookbooks, with all proceeds of "Outrageously Delicious" donated to the Ronald McDonald Children Charities
Inducted into the Twenty First Century Business Women's Hall of Fame, Bay Path College, MA
Recipient of the Western New York Business Appreciation Award by Niagara University College of Business Administration, NY
American Heart Association recipe developer and former member of Board of Directors
Recipient of the Regional Award for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year and recognized as one of the Global News "Women of Vision” (Formerly ITV News Women of Vision)
Creator of the annual Ultimate Girls Getaway to empower Women and raise funds to sponsor women survivors of war through Women for Women International
Former Member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade assisting the Minister of Canada with Cross Border Trading
Nadja's amazing story has also been highlighted in several books including: "The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True", "Millionaire Moms: The Art of Raising a Business and a Family at the Same Time", "O Woman", "Chicken Wing Wisdom" and “One Red Lipstick”.
Learn more about Nadja's passion for leading a healthy and active low glycemic lifestyle as a CEO at the age of 70!
Healthy living tips shared daily!