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Thai-Inspired Chicken and Strawberry Salad

It’s finally that time of year. As outdoor temperatures rise, salads as a main course appeal. This preparation, adapted from Foodland Ontario, hits all the bases- vegetables, fruit, herbs, nuts along with lean protein. And with Thai-inspired flavours, it’s delicious tasting to boot! Don’t save your strawberries just for dessert. These berries offer a wealth […]

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Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix – Whole grains for Cinco de Mayo

Savoury snack foods tend to have a somewhat unsavoury reputation, nutritionally speaking. Many are ultra-processed and deep-fried with some wearing an undeserved health halo simply for including one vegetable or another in the product’s name. Then there’s popcorn. While it’s often forgotten, popcorn is a whole grain and a super way to add whole grains […]

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Whole Grains Sampling Day – Pasta with Peas

Have you had any whole grains yet today? If not, there’s still snack time and dinner. Today is the day for celebrating whole grains as it’s A Whole Day for Whole Grain. Every year the Oldways Whole Grains Council designates this day for sampling whole grains. It used to be thought that the only significant […]

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Savoury Peanut Butter Sandwich on Sprouted Bread

  I love peanut butter. It’s my go to snack – a spoonful of peanut butter from my refrigerator usually followed by a piece of fruit. But I don’t tend to eat them together as I’m not a big fan of sweet peanut butter dishes. Well – I take that back. Peanut butter and chocolate […]

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Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month – Creamy Enchilada Soup

It’s hard to believe it’s already March (at least for me anyway) but being March means it’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month. The 2022 theme, “Ingredients for a healthier tomorrow” deals with key issues of the day including those such as food security, food literacy and sustainable food choices. Over the next month, I’ll be […]

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Mediterranean diet ranked # 1 again – Mediterranean Onion Soup

Every January, U.S. News & World Report comes out with the best diets for the coming year. Keep in mind, though, that the term diet does not mean a weight loss plan, but a dietary pattern. The publication, using a panel of diet, nutrition and health experts, assesses and ranks 40 different diets based on […]

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Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like the aroma of a pot of soup simmering on the stove. At this time of year, a serving of a vegetable-filled bowl is not just nutritious. It can warm you right up while at the same time, satisfy your hunger. This particular soup came about because I was very, very slow in […]

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Warm Kale Salad

Here’s a colourful and flavour-packed offering from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Their mission includes translating the science into cancer-fighting healthy living recommendations. Nutritious and delicious eats are definitely part of this strategy. Here they have paired: • Kale, a member of the brassica botanical family which is known as a group of […]

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