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Gifting Nibbles, Bites and Other Edible Delights!

November 27, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: gifts, Healthy Eating, holidays

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Gifting Nibbles, Bites and Other Edible Delights!

A lot of us give the gift of food all year round.

Planning meals and cooking for family and our friends can be a labour of love. When it comes to the holidays, think about giving the gift of food all over again. 

There are tons of fun edible delights that can be jarred, wrapped, tagged and covered in bows. Homemade gifts add a personal touch and the receiver feels warm and fuzzy that something was made especially for them; and the gifts are put to good use (i.e. they are consumed shortly after receipt).

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Having a Low-Risk or No-Risk Holiday Season

November 27, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags: alcohol, holidays, stay safe

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Having a Low-Risk or No-Risk Holiday Season

The holidays often involve more alcohol. While that’s not the case for everyone, for some people work parties and other social events result in more drinks being consumed. And, often it's at house parties with friends and family that the glasses really stack up.

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Gift Ideas That Will Move Your Loved Ones

November 27, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: holiday, gift ideas, physical activity

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Gift Ideas That Will Move Your Loved Ones

Whenever I need some physical activity support, I check in with the Physical Activity Services team at HealthLink BC.  Here are some activity inspired gift ideas we came up with that will delight and inspire your family and friends.

While you’re at it, buy two and keep one for yourself. Being active is the best inspiration you can give.

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Physical Activity Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk and Improve Outcomes

November 19, 2019 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: did you know?, healthy living, men's health, physical activity

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Physical Activity Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk and Improve Outcomes

By now I am sure we have all seen a few extra moustaches hanging around the office, your homes and local establishments. 

This is not just an opportunity for teens to see how much peach fuzz they can surround their lips with, nor is it an opportunity for men to irritate and embarrass their significant others. It's an opportunity to come together, support a great cause and raise a significant amount of money to bring awareness to men's health. + MORE

Slow Cooker Pork, Sweet Potato and Kale

November 13, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: Dinner, pork, sweet potato, kale

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Slow Cooker Pork, Sweet Potato and Kale

If you’re looking for ways to avoid the mid to late week meal prep burnout, or avoid the take-out screaming your name as you drive past, get on the slow cooker bandwagon. With a little prep, you’ll come home to a meal ready to eat.

And this slow cooker pork, sweet potato and kale is a delicious recipe that you can start in the morning and let cook all day.

Ingredients

3 lb (1.4 kg) boneless pork shoulder blade roast, cubed2 onions, chopped6 cloves garlic, minced2 bay leaves2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander + MORE

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