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Five Ways to Cook Dark Leafy Greens

August 13, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Cooking, vegetables, health benefits

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Five Ways to Cook Dark Leafy Greens

Whether it’s the grocery store, your weekly veggie box, or a local farmer’s market, leafy greens are everywhere this time of year. And since Canada’s new food guide recommends eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, you’ll be well on your way if you pick up some of these nutrient-dense options.

But what can you do with them? Here are some ideas to help you through a forest of greens.

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Picnic Baskets Yogi Bear Would Be Proud Of

August 5, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: lunch, pasta salad, picnics

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Picnic Baskets Yogi Bear Would Be Proud Of

Summer screams for one-dish meals that can be easily carried down to the beach, park or even to a good old fashioned tailgate party. 

Try using a whole grain pasta as the base to an easy picnic dish.

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Embrace Beautiful BC this Long Weekend

July 31, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: outdoors, recreation, get moving!

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BC long weekend, getting outdoors, being active

The B.C. Day long weekend is upon us and this is the perfect time to get outdoors and celebrate the beauty that our province has to offer.

Did you know that B.C. is the most active province in the country? One of the reasons is that there are so many accessible activity opportunities at our doorstep. 

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Quick Steamed Fish Fillets with Potatoes and Asparagus

July 29, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: fish, Dinner, low sodium

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Quick Steamed Fish Fillets with Potatoes and Asparagus

Summer in BC means fresh and local ingredients. Your local market or grocery store likely has fresh salmon or other fresh options being delivered every day or two. Take advantage of this healthy, nutritious protein and try this recipe.  The entire meal is prepared in a steamer and ready in 15 minutes.

Makes 2 servings

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Let’s Dive into Water Activities

July 24, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: water, water sports, swim, kayak, SUP, stand-up paddle boarding, safety

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BC is a water lover’s paradise, from Lake Okanagan to Williston Lake to the Pacific Ocean; we have more than enough water to keep cool and entertained this summer. Given warmer temperatures, being active and having fun in and on the water becomes an attractive option, so grab your swimsuit, put on your sunscreen, and have a look at these three popular water based activities!

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