Whole Grains

Whole Grain Oats 101

Oats, oat bran and oatmeal have the highest soluble fibre content, the kind of fibre that makes your heart healthy, of any other cereal grain. Soluble fibre dissolves in water and becomes a thick viscous gel that slowly travels through the intestine. This thick goo slows down the absorption of glucose which helps to stabilize blood […]

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Brown rice – its the one that’s a whole grain

Why should we have brown rice in our pantry? Let me count the ways: First and foremost it’s a whole grain. Brown rice is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants. People who eat whole grains like brown rice have a better shot at maintaining a health weight because eating whole […]

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Double Chocolate Muffins – a great fall treat

three chocolate muffins sitting on a white plate

These double chocolate muffins get their clout from oat bran and ground flaxseed. Next time you have to send a treat to school, pack these and tell your kids they’re chocolate cupcakes – they taste that good. (Check label of the chocolate chips for peanuts) Don’t let the pumpkin in the recipe mislead you. These muffins don’t […]

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Stuffed Walnut French Toast

Serves – 4 This nutrient dense vegetarian entrée is great for breakfast or dinner. Following Canada’s Food Guide One serving of Stuffed Walnut French Toast is equal to 1 Serving of Meat and Alternates, 2 Servings of Grains, and ½ Serving of Fruits and Vegetables. 4 omega-3 eggs ½ cup (125 mL) skim milk or […]

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

These cranberry orange muffins taste like Christmas. Food has the sensory power to conjure up memories; and cranberries are one of those foods for me. My dear friend, confidant and pseudo mother, Nina Roberts, made me cranberry walnut tarts every Christmas. There would be a phone call and then a knock on my front door […]

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