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The furor over processed meat, red meat and cancer

It would appear that the recommendations to avoid processed meat, which really translates into eating it on an occasional basis, rather than daily, has led to many expressing outrage.  Some believe that the guidelines say these foods must be banished completely and find the concept ridiculous.  And so they should.  Eating these foods once in […]

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Hit the road with healthy eats

Lookin’ for adventure? Head out on the highway.  It’s a common theme of summer as families and friends  eagerly hit the road.  For some, the drive is only a couple of hours to the cottage. For others, the car ride is the major event  as the road trip is spent discovering new places or visiting […]

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Your Facebook requests answered: Healthy and tasty BBQ ideas

“Okay. Summer time is here and I love BBQ. Healthy and tasty ideas please. Thank you” says Enlightened Eater Facebook  fan Donald Stokes. I’m with you, Donald, both in terms of loving summertime and firing up my barbecue! It is indeed my favourite season, especially as I am an avid gardener (mainly heirloom tomatoes) and […]

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Avocado magic: How to store your luscious fruit after cutting it

    If you love avocados as I do, you likely want to enjoy them regularly. But here’s the problem: if you stick to portions such as a quarter of an avocado, you want to be able to store them without their turning into brown fruits (which aren’t so appetizing). You’ve likely tried all kinds […]

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Your Facebook requests: Nutritious brown bag lunch ideas

  “I really need help with healthy lunches while on the go and how to increase veggie intake.  Generally I don’t have the option to heat it up. I also don’t want to buy lunches” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Emma Joanne Glover. Emma, purchasing your lunch can be very costly indeed – both to […]

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Tomato Lentil Soup

At this time of year, there’s nothing like a bowl of soup. Not only is it appealing because of frigid outdoor temperatures but it’s also simply satisfying. Having soup is the perfect antidote following holiday eating.  It tames your hunger like no other food. Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious offering. The addition of […]

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Baker’s tax can take a hefty toll

  Don’t let your waist be a victim of the baker’s tax. Baker’s tax occurs when the person preparing the baked goods must sample each edible ingredient, such as chocolate chips, dried fruit and nuts, before it’s added to the bowl. Another example of this is sampling  at least one cookie as each pan is […]

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Bring a sandwich to work day!

Brown bagging your lunches  can offer a bonanza of  savings – both calories and potentially big bucks over time. But more importantly, think of it as an opportunity to boost your nutritional status. When you pack your own eats, you’re in the driver’s seat – nutrient-packed veggies, whole grains and lean proteins are then easier  […]

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