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Dietitian Health Tip-Learn portion sizes

Dietitian Health Tip: Learn portion sizes

Learn portion sizes. Know what one cup of pasta, rice and potatoes looks on your plate. Buy smaller portions of meat. Not sure what portions you should be eating? Speak to a Registered Dietitian to get yourself on track. Learn more about our Registered Dietitian Services For dietitian-approved tips and recipes sign up to our monthly […]

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Dietitian Health Tip: Kickstart your metabolism

Kickstart your metabolism – begin your day with breakfast and eat something every 3-4 hours.

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Quiz: Eat smart to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Most of us are aware that eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. What many people may not know is that this can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Fennel & Red Pepper Salad

This recipe is simple and tasty, and a great addition to barbecued chicken, fish or pork tenderloin. It will last for several days in the fridge.

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Jicama Blueberry Green Salad

Jicama or “Yambean”, is a Mexican root vegetable with a waxy outer peel. When spiced, as it has been in this recipe, it tastes like an apple but less sweet.

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DASH towards a healthier you

“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.

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Layered Jar Salad

This layered jar salad is a perfect “grab-and-go” lunch. Packed with protein and fibre, this recipe is as healthy as it is delicious.

The key to healthy eating is planning

The key to healthy eating is planning

Planning ahead can be difficult – life is always ready to throw us a chocolate éclair-shaped curve-ball when we should be choosing salad. Here are some tips to help!

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Quick-Braised Snow Peas and Radishes

This is a quick, easy and different way to use radishes. The dish has great colour and an interesting flavour. It also works well with snap peas.

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Basil Chicken Meatballs with Ponzu Sauce

A warm comforting dish that is like a vacation to the sunshine for your mouth!

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Lentil Stew and Fruity Fresh Lentils

Lentils are a wonderfully healthy food to include in any clean diet. Lentils are packed with protein, fibre, folate and also provide antioxidant protection.

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Kale with Roasted Apples & Yams

The colourful combination of yam, apple, and kale provides a rich source of potassium; vitamin K, A, C; and flavanoids. Its also great source of soluble fibre.

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Kasha Cabbage Rolls & Kasha Burgers

Buckwheat does not contain “wheat” and is gluten free. We refer to buckwheat as a whole grain, yet is it actually a fruit seed related to the rhubarb family.

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Sweet Potato Hash

This week’s recipe is a healthier take on a traditional accompaniment to most pancake breakfasts.

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Quinoa & Lentil Salad

This gluten free, low sodium vegetarian dish balances carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat and fibre. It is also high in vitamins, folate and calcium.

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Simple Salmon Recipe

It’s always a busy time of year for families. Here is a simple, healthy weeknight recipe. Those extra omega 3’s from salmon are especially good for little brains!

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Feed your body to prevent cancer

There is no ‘magic food bullet’ that will stop cancer in its tracks. However, research has identified key nutrition steps that you can start taking now that will help prevent cancer.

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Strawberries With Vanilla Yogurt Recipe

Here is a light dessert that will be a wonderful accompaniment to any meal. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of potassium, and also contain folic acid, magnesium. They are a great source of fibre too.

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How to get enough soluble fibre

Soluble fibre helps lower ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol; controls rises in blood sugar; and extends the feeling of fullness after eating to help control appetite.