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Veggie and Fruit Rainbow for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2015 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: St. Patrick's Day, March 17, leprechaun, pot of gold, rainbow

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Veggie and Fruit Rainbow for St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 to honor Irish culture and history. You may or may not know much about Irish culture, but chances are good that you’ve heard of the famous Irish fairy, the leprechaun who hides his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. + MORE

Flavourful Vegetables and Fruit All Winter Long

January 13, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: Winter, canned, frozen, dried, produce, convenient, tasty, affordable

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Flavourful Vegetables and Fruit All Winter Long

Thinking outside of the vegetable crisper makes it easier to fill half your plate with veggies and fruit at each meal. Canned or frozen vegetables and fruit are tasty, healthy, and affordable alternatives to fresh produce, especially in the winter months - a time of year when you may find it harder to meet the 7-10 daily servings recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. + MORE

Thankful for Cranberries

October 7, 2014 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit, Recipes | Tags: cranberries, cranberry sauce, cranberry sauce recipe, Thanksgiving, turkey

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Thankful for Cranberries

As the leaves change colour and the first hint of chill in the evening air announces that fall is here, BC’s cranberry farmers are finishing their harvest to put lovely local cranberries on our Thanksgiving tables. Last fall my curiosity about cranberries peaked when my brother started working on a Vancouver Island cranberry farm. I learned that cranberries are native to North America and that BC farmers produce over half of Canada’s cranberries! + MORE

Eat BC’s Best This Summer

July 15, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: eating locally, local produce, BC produce, support local farmers, saving money

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Eat BC’s Best This Summer

The only thing I can think of that’s better than biting into the sweetness of summer produce is…biting into the sweetness of LOCAL summer produce! Nothing beats freshly picked juicy strawberries or a crisp corn on the cob roasted at a family BBQ. Some of my favorite childhood memories are from visiting local farms and markets and bringing home baskets of fresh fruits and veggies, which my mom then turned into delicious feasts. On top of tasting great - local, seasonal foods offer other benefits including: + MORE

Take the Fruit and Veggie Challenge

May 20, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: kale, sweet potato, greens, apple, rhubarb, orange, berry, root vegetables

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Take the Fruit and Veggie Challenge

It’s fair to say that almost all of us could benefit from adding more fruits and veggies to our diet. But, when families are considering making improvements to their food choices, often the simple inclusion of these nutritional powerhouses is overlooked. So, this week Healthy Families BC wants to offer up a challenge to our readers…Add one extra serving of fruit and one extra serving of vegetable each day – that make 14 extra servings!!! + MORE

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