Close

Nutritional Info and Recipes

These are the posts found in the Nutritional Info blog.

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Brussels sprouts – come on, give them a try

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’ll admit it,  never used to like them either. My mother cooked the living daylights out of Brussels sprouts just like her mother. Gran used to say, “Alright, dinner is […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

An Apple a Day

The health news about apples keeps getting better and better. An apple a day not only may keep the doctor away but add in the cardiologist. In a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association eating an apple every day may be just what your cardiologist would recommend. This study was the […]

Read More

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 peak […]

Read More

Snacks vs Treats

Somewhere in foodie evolution the word snack has become the word treat. That small word play has turned into a 570 calorie increase in our diets which could explain the unhealthy weight gain Canadians are experiencing. When I was growing up the word snack meant a piece of fruit or some veggies. And you had […]

Read More

Asparagus gets an A+ in the nutrient department

Asparagus is a member of the lily family and was touted as a cure all in ancient times. It was used as an aphrodisiac, to cure a toothache, to prevent bee stings and the ancient Egyptians offered it as a gift to their gods. Not bad for a little green pointy veggie. From a nutritional […]

Read More

What’s the Big Deal about Fruits and Vegetables?

One of the reasons Mother Nature’s bounty keep getting huge praise is because the people who eat between 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day tend to be healthier. Why? It could be that these big fruit and vegetable eaters don’t eat as much junk food, mainly because their bodies are full of fruits […]

Read More