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Top 10 Slow Cooker Tips (Plus a Recipe)

December 1, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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I have a sporadic relationship with my slow cooker. I can completely forget about it for months on end and then something will remind me of it (usually a co-worker’s great looking lunch), I’ll dust it off and be back in love.

Using my slow cooker reminds me of its many benefits. First off, they’re fairly inexpensive to buy and cheap to use (they use less electricity than an oven). They’re great for developing flavours in recipes and tenderizing less expensive cuts of meat. Many recipes take little effort and when you get home you’re greeted with the smell of supper ready and waiting for you.

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And the Winner of the Fall Soup and Stew Cook-off is…

October 20, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags:

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Thank you to all readers who submitted a soup or stew recipe for the HealthyFamilies BC Fall cook-off!

It was great to see such delicious and original recipes with vegetables as the main attraction. Over the past two weeks Dean and I poured over the recipes and settled on a winner…

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Summer Meals Made Simple with Kebabs

July 21, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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The humble kebab is a favourite worldwide. From simple street food to classy restaurant meals, there are countless delicious kebab variations all built around the same idea – meat, chicken, fish, vegetables or fruit roasted or grilled on a skewer.

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Got a Minute? Make a Muffin!

June 9, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags:

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You know those people who leap out of bed in the morning with a spring in their step!? Well…I’m not one of them! But a sure fire way to get me up and moving (aside from coffee) is a warm, SWEET, tasty breakfast…especially if it comes in the form of a MUFFIN! The downside to most muffins is that they take time and are often loaded with extra sugar and fat. But these aren’t your average muffins…

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Ring in the New Year with Traditional Foods

December 30, 2014 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: New Year, winter solstice, celebration, culture, tradition, traditional foods

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The New Year comes just after Winter Solstice. For many, it’s a time of celebration, reflection, and renewal. Cultures around the world celebrate the New Year with traditional foods that hold special meaning for the year to come. The dietitian in me relishes that so many of these foods are extremely nutritious. + MORE

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