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Thai Turkey Stir Fry by Chris Polson

July 1, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: turkey, stirfry, low sodium

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Thai Turkey Stir Fry by Chris Polson

This recipe is a great introduction to Thai cuisine. It's not too spicy, so it appeals to all ages, making it a great way for parents to introduce new foods and cultures to their family.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes 4 servings

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Beet, Orange and Jicama Salad by Bev Callaghan

July 1, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: Salad, jicama, root vegetable, low sodium

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Beet, Orange and Jicama Salad by Bev Callaghan

Jicama is a crunchy, slightly sweet vegetable that tastes like a cross between a water chestnut and an apple. It adds a delicious crunch to this salad. If you can't find it at your supermarket, substitute an equal quantity of fresh fennel.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Makes: 6 servings

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Babsi's Broccoli Soup

July 1, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: soup, broccoli, low sodium

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Babsi's Broccoli Soup

Not only is this soup delicious and nutritious, it is quick and easy to make. It looks elegant when garnished and can be served all year round.

Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped broccoli (stems and florets) 500 mL2 cups chicken broth 500 mL + MORE

Fruit Gazpacho by Eileen Campbell

July 1, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: summer, fruit, dessert

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Fruit Gazpacho by Eileen Campbell

This refreshing summer dessert is easy to make and has a stunning presentation. Have your family choose their favourite fruit, juice and sorbet every time you make it. Fruit is the ultimate healthy dessert, and this one is a crowd-pleaser.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Makes: 6 servings

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Is the salt shaker guilty as charged?

June 26, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Sodium | Tags: low sodium, Salt, Sodium

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Is the salt shaker guilty as charged?

Did you know that, on average, Canadians eat more than double the amount of sodium they need each day? Eating too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Cutting back on sodium can help you and your family to stay healthy and feel their best. When you think of reducing sodium in your family’s meals, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Since salt is the main source of sodium in the foods Canadians eat, your first thought may be to reduce your use of the salt shaker in the kitchen or at the dinner table. However, while the salt shaker is the most obvious source of salt at home, the real culprit is processed foods, most of which don’t even taste salty.

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