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Wild About Picking BC Berries

June 16, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Wild About Picking BC Berries

There’s good reason to be excited… Both National Aboriginal Day and the first day of summer are just days away! As part of your celebration plans why not head out on a wild berry picking adventure? Picking wild berries can strengthen your connection to the land and is a great opportunity to be active outside with family and friends. Plus, food tastes so much better when you’ve harvested it with your own hands.

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Tips and Tricks for Choosing Tasty Fresh Fruit

May 26, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Tips and Tricks for Choosing Tasty Fresh Fruit

Do you know how to pick the best tasting fresh fruit? The produce section of the grocery store can be a bit overwhelming with all the colours, textures, and smells. But, it’s worth learning how to pick the best of the bunch. Time to awaken your senses! Get ready for some hands-on work as you enter the produce section of your local grocery store. This short guide will help you to pick the tastiest fruit all year long. + MORE

Put Healthy Choices in the Spotlight

May 12, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Put Healthy Choices in the Spotlight

The psychology of eating shows us that we’re naturally inclined to eat and drink the foods and beverages most easily available to us. We also tend to finish the amount offered even if we aren’t hungry. In other words what we see, we eat. We can use this tendency to our advantage by keeping the healthy food and drinks we want more of top of mind.

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Get the Juice on Juicing

April 28, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: juice, juicing, sugar, vitamins, minerals, Fibre, pulp, Detox

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Get the Juice on Juicing

Juicing vegetables and fruit is often advertised as being healthy. While 100% vegetable or fruit juice can be part of a healthy and balanced diet, it is possible to get too much of a good thing. Let’s discuss some of these juicy health claims. + MORE

Grow Your Own Veggies and Herbs

March 24, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: garden, grow, growing food, plant, planting, herbs, farm

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Grow Your Own Veggies and Herbs

My great-grandfather planted a fruit tree each time he moved into a new home to provide for future generations of the family. I love this idea and living in an apartment hasn’t stopped me from carrying on the family tradition of growing food at home. Instead of a fruit tree, I have vegetables and herbs in containers on my balcony. + MORE

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