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What You Need To Know About Concussions In Sport

September 18, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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What You Need To Know About Concussions In Sport

Note! This advice must not replace your doctor’s recommendations. All suspected concussions should be evaluated by a physician.

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Roasted Vegetables Pasta

September 9, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: Dinner, pasta, vegetables

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Roasted Vegetables Pasta

Roasting vegetables brings out deep, rich colour and flavour. Add the nutty taste of whole wheat pasta, the sweetness of fresh basil and a hint of salt from the Parmesan, and this recipe will please your whole palate.

Makes 6 to 8 servings
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C)
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Moroccan Vegetable Curry

September 4, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: Dinner, curry, vegetables

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Moroccan Vegetable Curry

A rainbow of colours provides a variety of nutrients in this flavourful vegan dish.

Makes 10 servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp canola oil1 ½ cups chopped onions4 cloves garlic, minced2 tbsp curry powder2 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground turmeric + MORE

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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