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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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Smooth Operator

July 11, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: healthy, eating, fruit, berries

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Smooth Operator

There has never been more choice when it comes to picking a beverage, and while the popularity of many come and go, the smoothie seems to be here to stay. As we head into summer looking for a refreshing drink to help keep us hydrated, or something we can quickly make or buy and head to the beach, there are a few smoothie-choosing tips to keep in mind.

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Meatless Meals on the BBQ

June 3, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: meatless Monday, bbq, vegetables, Grains

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Meatless Meals on the BBQ

Some of the best memories of summer are those warm evenings spent on the patio with good food and good friends. With summer just around the corner, many of us are getting ready to fire up our barbeques. And this week is Men’s Health Week, so we thought, why not aim to add some meatless grilling to your repertoire with these meal ideas?

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