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Nutritional Info and Recipes

These are the posts found in the Nutritional Info blog.

Watercress and Grapefruit Salad

This watercress salad has a terrific blend of peppery greens, sweetness from the grapefruit and some zip coming from my secret ingredient in the salad dressing: marmalade. Salad: ½ bunch watercress, to equal 4 cups chopped – see below 1 large Ruby Red grapefruit, peel removed and cut into small bite sized pieces 2 Tbsp […]

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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 Pasta with Shrimp with Lemon

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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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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Blueberry Oat Squares

 Heart healthy and totally yummy these scoops of blueberry and oat love are great served warm or cold. They are a wee bit tart and a wee bit sweet, my favourite dessert combination.  Serve it warm and just scoop it out into a small dessert bowl or serve it cold the next day and it’s […]

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Flour 101 – 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? To understand flour in general you need to know about grains. Grains All grains are made up of three important parts – the bran, the germ and the endosperm.  Each one of these […]

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Rhubarb

As one of the official harbingers of spring, rhubarb is on my list of “I’m so excited to be eating what’s growing in my backyard ”. Technically its growing in my neighbour’s backyard……..but, thankfully,  they share it with me. Luckily for everyone concerned this has obliterated the stealth missions in the middle of the night […]

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Grocery Shopping Tips – how to navigate your local store

Tip #1: Healthy shopping is not just about the store perimeter. You can find healthy food in the inner aisles too! You’ve probably heard that you should shop the outer aisles of the grocery store. It’s good advice – that’s where you’ll find vegetables and fruit, fresh lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs and milk products. […]

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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. Check out what a serving size is according to Canada’s Food […]

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Strawberries – nutrition, buying, handling and prepping

Strawberries are the warm up act for berry season. Sometime in June, the only fruit with its seeds on the outside, these ripe juicy red bundles of flavour start showing up at your local farmers’ market or grocery store. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of folate. They are […]

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