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Oat Bran Cereal

A hot breakfast made with oat bran cereal can be ready in about 5 minutes. Quicker to make than regular steel cut oats or regular large flake rolled oats, hot oat bran cereal is high in cholesterol lowering fibre aka soluble fibre. New research suggests that diets filled with fibre can not only support the […]

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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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Maple Brussels Sprout Slaw

Kick start your 2018 healthy eating plans by adding more cruciferous vegetables to your eating style.  This upscale Slaw recipe is easy to make, fabulous to eat, and is loaded with good for you vegetables. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, several components in the cruciferous family of vegetables have been linked to […]

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Cocoa Season

Looks like winter is finally hitting us here in the Great North! Oh, joy, oh bliss, let’s shovel snow! Always an optimist – on a positive note – the snow signals COCOA SEASON! Love my cup of heart healthy hot cocoa. Yes, depending on the ingredients, cocoa can be the perfect winter drink for your […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with a hit of fibre

These banana chocolate chip muffins are full of fibre, but they taste really good, so good that they don’t taste like they are healthy or full of fibre.  You are going to be tempted to eat more than one of these banana muffins, say three. Please don’t. Eating three of my recipe for banana muffins […]

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Red Lentil Waffles

One serving of these red lentil waffles offers 13 g of protein. Make a big batch of waffles and freeze them; on a busy morning pop them into a toaster and voila a heart healthy waffle to start your day. AND: no one will ever know there are red lentils in these light fabulous waffles […]

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Wheatberry and Lentil Salad

lentils, apples and wheatberries on a white bowl

This vegetarian heart healthy wheatberry and lentil salad is great in the winter months. Double the serving size and you have a main course vegetarian entree.   Makes 5 ½ cups (1.3 L) One serving = ¾ cup (175 mL) Salad: ¾ cup (175 mL) wheatberries, rinsed and drained 1 cup (250 mL) cooked brown […]

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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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Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Chili is pure comfort food and so easy to prepare. It’s delicious served over cooked barley, or spooned over a baked or microwaved sweet potato. This easy to make chili recipe is vegetarian and its loaded with black beans and tons of flavour. Pulse Canada knows a thing or two about growing pulses. Their goal […]

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

brownie cookies sitting on a plate

These triple chocolate brownie cookies are heart healthy and decadent  – somebody pinch me. Makes 32 cookies I’ve been trying to make a two-bite brownie ever since they appeared on the shelves several years ago. My regular brownie recipe just didn’t hold up in those teeny tiny muffin tins. After three creative attempts, I threw […]

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