Tag Archives: Blueberries

Almond Flax Bites – A speedy snack to make and enjoy

While snacks are key to bridge the gap between meals, the perfect combo of nuts or seeds and fruit can get pretty boring. Here’s a simple option from the Almond Board of California that includes both ground flaxseed and almonds along with blueberries – a pretty potent mix of nutrients with lots of staying power. […]

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Blueberry, Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Summertime is definitely tops on my list of favourite seasons. Besides the wonderful produce I grow in my garden (amazing heirloom tomatoes!), it’s time for wonderful fresh blueberries. While you can reap their benefits all year long in the form of frozen berries, there’s nothing like the delight they bring in summer. Considering the ever […]

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Blueberry, Watermelon and Walnut Salad

While ice cream may be an occasional summertime treat,  blueberries and watermelon can certainly give it a run for its money as seasonal favourites. And when you combine their arsenal of disease-fighting weaponry, their appeal can’t be beat. This recipe,   adapted from BC Blueberries,  combines both nutrition-packed favourites along with another  superstar, walnuts. If you […]

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Halloumi Cheese with Tomato Blueberry Salad

  Blueberries offer a potent array of weaponry against a long list of ills including heart disease and stroke, diabetes and cognitive decline. Scientists are now discovering the compounds and  mechanisms at work which defend against disease.  These berries not only protect endothelial function and boost insulin sensitivity but also act as a prebiotic and […]

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Five top foods to boost insulin sensitivity

Maintaining insulin sensitivity is key to promoting good health. In my last post,  I pointed to elevated insulin levels being a major culprit in disease development. Lifestyle – both enlightened eating and active living – can  play a major role in keeping insulin readings in check. In addition,  accumulating research  shows that low blood  levels […]

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One more yummy rhubarb recipe: Rhubarb Blueberry Crumble

As requested by a rhubarb lover on my Facebook page, I am posting this delicious nutrient-packed dessert from my book, The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide. You can substitute any other fruits, if you like, as they come into but you might want to cut down  on the amount of  sugar you use in the […]

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