Hunting for Egg Recipes

April 15, 2014 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: eggs, egg recipe, Easter egg, egg hunt

This weekend, as many children wait in anticipation of an Easter egg hunt, you may be on the hunt for healthy egg recipes to serve your family and friends.

The centre of a chocolate egg may lead a child to a plastic toy that will be discarded in about 15 seconds, but cracking open a chicken egg reveals all kinds of longer lasting benefits.


RECIPE! Frittata to Go

February 4, 2014 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Heathy Eating, Recipes | Tags: frittata, recipes, lunches

The frittata is a great low-cost dish with endless variations that's nourishing and easy to make.

A frittata is an Italian style omelet, where flavourful ingredients are mixed with eggs and then cooked (without folding) in a skillet. Once the bottom is cooked the top can be finished under the broiler in your oven.


RECIPE! Braised Root Vegetables

November 1, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: recipe ideas, yam, carrots, sweet potato

Adapted from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, by Mark Bittman

Serves 4


30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil or melted butter454 g (1 lb.) turnips, rutabaga or other root vegetable, cut into chunks125 ml (1/2 cup) of low-sodium vegetable brothPepper and salt to tasteLemon juice to taste

RECIPE! Tortilla Soup

November 1, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: Tortilla soup, original recipes

Andrea's Tortilla Soup:

Soup Ingredients
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
½ - 1 jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed and diced (use less if you don’t want it spicy)
1 chipotle pepper, canned in adobo sauce
1 tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin


How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

October 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: turkey, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and it's a time when many of us gather with family and friends to be thankful for the positive things that life has to offer. If a turkey dinner is part of your plans, we've gathered some of our best information to help you make the most out of your bird.

Whether it's the basics of how to cook a turkey and make gravy or what to do with the leftover meat, here's our favourite information that you will want to have on hand for Thanksgiving.




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