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Please enjoy this collection of health articles, tips, recipes and news from our expert clinical team members, including physicians, dietitians, kinesiologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists and family health nurses.

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Sunflower seed pesto

Did you know that while pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts, that other nuts and seeds can be used as well? This pesto recipe is both plant-based, and gluten-free! The recipe also calls for beans, which up the protein and fibre content of this traditional spread. Mix this pesto into pasta, or spread it on some toast – there’s no cooking required!

Banana mango smoothie

With this smoothie you can taste the sunshine, even if it’s not sunny out! Try this tropical flavoured fruit smoothie today, with fibre and potassium from banana and mango, and a boost of protein from Greek yogurt. It’s a tasty and quick breakfast to whip up, and will leave you feeling nourished and hydrated. Pour this smoothie into a bowl and top with some lower-sugar granola, oats, or shredded coconut to have a delicious smoothie bowl. You can watch the video below, or read the recipe!

Single serving banana pancakes

Many of us live alone, and a big batch of pancake batter may make too many pancakes for our needs! Whether you’re looking to treat yourself on Sunday morning, or you want to get away from the kids for a meal on your own, these single serving banana pancakes are the perfect fun and easy, yet indulgent breakfast! Bananas are high in potassium, and hemp hearts boost the recipe’s protein and fibre content.

Banana nut breakfast cookies

Who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast? The good news is that these banana nut breakfast cookies are a perfect way to start your day! Full of protein, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids, your morning bowl of oatmeal is now in cookie form. Not only can these cookies be eaten for breakfast, but they’re a perfect afternoon pick-me-up for those long work-from-home days.

Sweet and salty yogurt parfait

Who doesn’t love a salty-sweet snack? This Greek yogurt parfait is the snack, especially if you’re craving a little dessert after dinner! While we don’t recommend too much snacking before bed, this nutritious treat is loaded with protein from Greek yogurt and almonds. Protein will satisfy those evening snack cravings and balance your blood sugar. This snack is also high in magnesium, a mineral that plays a role in producing melatonin and preparing our bodies for sleep.

The link between nutrition and sleep

While many aspects of our physical and mental well-being can be affected by lack of sleep, did you know that not getting enough shut eye can also have an impact on your food choices?

White bean and veggie pasta

There’s nothing like a fresh and hearty pasta dish. This white bean and veggie pasta is full of protein and fibre from ingredients like bean based pasta, white beans, and veggies. While this recipe is nutrient packed, it also features white wine and parmesan cheese – so you feel like you’re eating at your favourite Italian restaurant even though you’re in the comfort of your own home! Watch the video, or read the recipe written out below. Either way, we know you’ll love this healthy and hearty dish.