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Savoury Kale Muffins

These kale muffins are an excellent baked option. They contain protein-rich cottage cheese, which rounds out this tasty carbohydrate based treat.

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Green Bean Salad Recipes

With beans in abundance we boil, steam, and sauté them. But when we get tired of that what else is there? How about a nice, crisp salad to accompany your meal?

6 healthy ancient-grains

6 Healthy Ancient Grains

Grains and pseudo-grains like quinoa, amaranth, millet, farro and spelt, especially when consumed whole, offer notable health benefits and protection.

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Hearty Borscht

Beets are a nutritious root vegetable, low in calories, and high in antioxidants, folate, potasssium and dietary fibre. Try this hearty vegetable soup recipe!

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Butternut Squash Barley Risotto

This risotto makes use of squash and barley (a whole grain) to boost nutritional content and fibre. Barley has a chewy texture and is high in soluble fibre.

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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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All About Oats (Carrot Cake Pancakes)

Oats are a nutritious, hardy cereal grain rich in heart-healthy soluble fibre best eaten as a nice hot bowl of oatmeal that provides comfort and satisfaction.

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Tortilla Soup

Did you know that people who consume soup consume fewer calories at a sitting? Enjoy this tangy, satisfying, Mexican-influenced soup to warm your insides!

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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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Carrot & Beet Salad

This tasty salad can be packed for lunch, a snack, or served alongside dinner. It provides 2 servings of fruits and vegetables and is high in Omega 3 fats.

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Edamame Succotash

You may have turned up your nose at this type of legume in the past, but read on about the nutritional benefits of edamame and it will make you think twice!

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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.

13 healthy ways to use greek yogurt

13 healthy ways to use Greek yogurt

Greek yogurts provide as much calcium as your traditional yogurts, but a ¾ cup of plain Greek yogurt can contain as much protein as 3 ounces of chicken!

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Spot Prawns and Asparagus

Spot prawns plus the fresh asparagus equals one fantastically tasty and simple dish! Serve with quinoa, rice vermicelli or pasta, if desired.

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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.

Thai Mango Salad Recipe With Three Protein Options

Thai Mango Salad Recipe With Three Protein Options

Mangos are great not only in salads, but also as a salsa, dressing or chutney, in curry dishes and other spicy dishes, in sandwiches and wraps, on top of pizza, at breakfast with yogurt, as part of a smoothie, or even a healthy dessert!

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Mushroom and Honey Truffle Pizza

To get the most benefit from your flours and breads, choose the “whole grain”. People who eat more whole grains may have a lower risk for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

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Asparagus Linguine Recipe

Asparagus is an excellent source of folic acid and contains other nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, among other vitamins and minerals. Try this delicious asparagus, lemon and dill schrimp recipe!

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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.

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Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Savory vegetable frittatas are just the thing for an unforgettable brunch that will be a healthy start to your day.

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Avocado Salad Recipes

Although avocados have been avoided for their high fat content, the fat is actually a heart healthy fat important for a healthy diet. Recipes: Avocado Apple Salad & Smoked Salmon & Prawns with Avocado Salsa

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Crockpot Pho Recipe

It is common belief that noodles belong in the same category as white bread; however, there are noodles that don’t deserve that reputation. If you love noodles you will love this Crockpot Pho recipe!

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Cinnamon Walnut Whole Grain Muffin Recipe

Here is a recipe that is sure to bust the “health food tastes like cardboard” myth one dessert at a time! We also included some great tips to “healthify” your favorite muffin, brownie or cookie recipe.

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Low Glycemic Index Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

This recipe are focuses on one of the best comfort foods – Shepherd’s Pie. Yumm. This one pot meal is warm, fragrant and reminds us of childhood memories. Here’s a low glycemic index version to suite all your taste buds and still comfort you on those chilly evenings. Enjoy!

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Food and your Mood

Your mood can affect the dietary choices you make…but can the opposite be true? Recent scientific findings show that food can indeed alter your mood.

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Exercise: Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Osteoporosis can be prevented and managed through pharmacologic interventions, nutrition and physical activity. Our focus in physiotherapy is to promote physical activity.

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Healthy Eating For Your Bones

Did you know that 25% of women and 13% of men over 50 have osteoporosis? Calcium and vitamin D are bone strengthening nutrients: make sure you are getting enough!

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5 Nutrition Myths Debunked

Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi debunks common nutrition myths.

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Fall Fruits – Nutritious and Delicious

Fall has arrived but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy fresh fruit. Summer berries may disappear, but there are some fabulous fall fruits!

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Looking for a Healthy Heart? Start With Your Brain!

Important components of both a brain and a heart health program are exercise, nutrition, weight management, stress management and sleep.

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The New Heart Healthy Diet Buzzword: Phytosterols

Phytosterols have recently been introduced to a limited number of foods. They are intended for adults who want to lower their cholesterol and improve their heart health.

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Metabolic Syndrome —the “Perfect Storm”

Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a group of risk factors that collectively increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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The Dangers of High-Normal Blood Pressure (Prehypertension)

Prehypertension is the precursor to a hypertension diagnosis. As prehypertension does not cause any symptoms, the only way to detect prehypertension is to keep track of your blood pressure readings.