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Nutritional Info and Recipes

These are the posts found in the Nutritional Info blog.

Eat Your Nuts!

That small handful of nuts is perfect for a mid afternoon snack when your body is crying out for protein. Better yet, have a small handful of these Sweet and Spicy Walnuts.  They are easy to make and fabulous to snack on. But size matters, especially for serving size, so a small handful is all […]

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Gluten Free. Are you a person living with Celiac Disease?

May is Celiac Awareness Month if you are a person living with celiac disease you know that this is a medical condition and not something that you would ever self-diagnose. Symptoms for celiac disease can be similar to other diseases which is why it is so important to get the correct diagnosis. Don’t let Dr. […]

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Canadian Products as seen on BT Toronto January 20, 2014

  Here’s my list of some of the new Canadian products that caught my eye in 2013.  Check out my Flavourites blog via  Fresh Juice   – a list of new products available at your local grocery store.  Watch the clip from BT Toronto   Omega Crunch   Health Canada recently gave flaxseed a health claim. […]

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Grocery shopping tips – how to navigate your local store

 Professional Home Economists and Registered Dietitians have so much in common. Aside from the fact  both professions are loaded with brilliant people, we are both concerned about your health and we are trying to make your lives easier. Every year during Nutrition Month the Dietitians of Canada promote a new healthy habit. This year they […]

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What Does a Serving Size Look Like?

  Size matters (we always knew that) but it really matters when it comes to portion sizes. Know what one serving of protein really looks like? You might be shocked, it’s a measly 75 g (2 ½ oz.) or 125 mL (½ cup) cooked fish, shellfish, poultry or lean meat. I am so concerned about the confusion on what a […]

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Brussels sprouts – come on, give them a try

(excerpt from Healthy Starts Here!) Hands up who love little baby cabbages.  Whenever I ask this question at any one of my talks, not many people put up their hands. I never used to like them either. My mother cooked the living daylights out of Brussels sprouts just like her mother. Granny used to say, […]

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You, Me and Vitamin D

  It’s the middle of December – are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re like 90% of Canadians the answer is no. The fact is the majority of Canucks (not just the hockey team but all of us) will be vitamin D defiant sometime this winter. With the daylight dwindling away to what feels […]

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Cauliflower – one of the least sexy vegetables

Cauliflower really is the Rodney Dangerfield of the veggie world. This intensely white veggie even has the nerve to give some people gas! It may not “get no respect” but this member of the cruciferous family is packed full of nutrition. Cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, such as the more popular family member broccoli, contain […]

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An Apple a Day

  (updated September 2013)   Last year was an abysmal year for apples in Ontario. With the fluctuations in temperatures the apples never had a chance. Well that was last year and this is this year, and 2013 looks like its a bumper crop.   Apples are literally jumping from the orchards into the produce […]

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Eda –who? Edamame!

  Ever had a bowl of slightly furry green pods at a Japanese restaurant? If you answered yes, you were eating green soybeans or baby soybeans. Rich in protein these little green bundles have a mild flavour and go great with a beer! Edamame grow in clusters on bushy branches and are harvested at the […]

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