whole grains

New Years Resolutions: Tips to make those healthy lifestyle goals stick

Every January most of us make resolutions to get healthier, lose weight, change our bad habits into stellar new ones and then within two weeks we are back to our old routines. Why the failure rate? There are many reasons we fall short of succeeding. Setting goals that are unattainable, not having a support system […]

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Breakfast – don’t make it the missing meal

  In the quest for a healthier lifestyle we need to make time for breakfast, and that doesn’t mean a coffee and a donut at 10:00 am. The perfect breakfast is one that contains complex carbohydrates found in whole grains, some protein, a calcium source from milk or fortified soy beverage, and fruit. Everybody needs […]

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Flour – Who’s Who and What’s What

Ever feel as if you are being bombarded by flour in the baking aisle? Bleached, unbleached, whole wheat, stone ground whole wheat? Here are some tips to help you navigate that treacherous aisle. But first a crash course in Flour 101 Grains All grains are made up of three important parts – the bran, the […]

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Lentil and Rice Salad

This main course vegetarian lentil and brown rice is slightly sweet making it kid friendly. And whenever your kids are eating heart healthy good for you foods its a good day! You will need to have 2 cups (500 mL) of plain cooked brown rice on hand before you start cooking. My advice is cook […]

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Chicken Soup and Irish Soda Bread

This quick bread is a great addition to a night when you’re making a pot of  soup for dinner. While the soup is cooking, make this whole grain bread.  Dry Ingredients 2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour 2 tbsp (30 mL) wheat germ 2 tbsp (30 mL) ground flaxseed 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) […]

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Blueberry Crisp – using frozen local blueberries

Blueberry crisp isn’t just for the summer months. Use frozen local blueberries for a hint of summer in the middle of winter when you bake up this heart healthy blueberry crisp. I always switch to frozen local berries in the fall and winter months. It saves me money at the grocery store and the frozen […]

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