One of the most common pieces of advice we give to clients is to eat more veggies. However we often find it difficult to get that recommended half plate-full of veggies at lunch and dinner. So why is it so tough and what can we do to eat more?
Make sure your dinner plate is ½ filled with vegetables. Most people’s downfall is not eating enough produce.
Shop the perimeter of the grocery store – this is where you will find all the whole foods that are the foundation of a healthy balanced diet. Up and down the rows is where you will find all of the tempting extras. When you must venture into this zone, make sure you have a list […]
Try to eat one leafy green vegetable and one orange veggie each day (carrots, winter squash/pumpkin, sweet potatoes)
Vegetables are low calorie but be careful as to how they are prepared.
Dietitian Health Tip: Add colour to your daily food intake (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown and black).
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.
Fill your plate with more cauliflower and less potato to get a similar mouth feel with less starch. This dish is high in folate & potassium and low in calories!
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.
“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.