Tag Archives: Fibre

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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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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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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Barley with Roasted Squash, Apple and Feta Salad

While I’m loving barley in soup at this time of year, I’m still love it in salads, such as this one, adapted from Foodland Ontario. Rather than using the faster-to-cook pearled barley, go for the whole grain. You can cook extra and freeze it in portioned labelled containers. This salad also incorporates the season’s best […]

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Are you a fan of rye? Nordic Rye Berry and Salmon Salad

Are you a fan of rye? No- I’m not speaking of the beverage, whiskey, but of the grain. Rye bread is known to go hand in hand with certain foods – corned beef, for example. But if you’re looking for whole grains, this type of rye bread is usually made up of a mix of […]

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Barley and Corn Strata Salad in Mason Jars

Salad jars have become popular indeed. Not only are they visually appealing but you can also be flexible with their contents, thereby making it easier to avoid food waste. As well, you can make them ahead of time and they still taste great. These salads are also a super way to include whole grains, especially […]

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