January 19, 2016It’s 2016, the international year of pulses! Dried beans, lentils and peas have been quietly nourishing humanity for thousands of years but these days they don’t regularly appear on the dinner plates of most Canadian families. It’s time for this to change.
January 12, 2016Eating a rainbow of colours is part of a healthy pattern of eating when talking about fruits and veggies. But what about when it comes to food colouring? Here’s a look at different types of food colouring and what they mean for your health.
January 5, 2016When did canned and frozen fruits and veggies get such a bad rap? Picked at their prime they are just as healthy and tasty as fresh. Better yet, they last much longer in your cupboard or freezer, saving you money and reducing food waste. Use these tips to add more canned and frozen fruits and veggies during the winter months.
December 22, 2015Holidays are a time to exercise culinary skills with new recipes or family favourites. Avoid food-borne illness – get answers to common food safety questions.
December 16, 2015Food brings people of all ages and relations together. By sharing a meal together, parents, grandparents, friends and kids gather round and share stories while building new and lasting memories. It’s also an opportunity to role model healthy eating habits and choices for children. Over the holidays, conversations linger and often include fun quotes, jokes and quirky facts about food and tradition. One quote shared with me that rings true is that ‘one’s love for food may be the most genuine type of love’.
December 9, 2015Take-out and delivery meals tend to be higher in calories and sodium than homemade. Here are some tips to help you make healthier choices.
December 1, 2015Using a slow cooker has many benefits. They’re fairly inexpensive to buy and cheap to use. Many recipes take little effort and when you get home supper is ready.
November 24, 2015If you and your family love eating hot dogs, sausages, bacon, ham and cold cuts, you may have been troubled by the mass media coverage following a new study, which found that eating these types of processed meats causes colorectal cancer. On top of that, red meat was identified as a probable cause of colorectal cancer. The risk of cancer appears to increase with the amount of red and processed meat you eat. What does this all mean? Let’s break it down.
November 17, 2015If you have kids, especially little kids, you know that getting healthy meals on the dinner table can sometimes be stressful. Read these survival tips for parents to help ease the anxiety and get you out of the” take-out trap”.
November 10, 2015Looking for a recipe for success when it comes to eating to reach or maintain a healthy body weight? Choosing foods that are packed with water and fibre can help you to feel full and energized. Learn how.