Tag Archives: Snacking

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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For the new year: make produce half your plate

It’s that time of year again- a return to routines. For some, it’s back to school time and for others, a return to more rigid work schedules and the end of summer relaxation. Some people have been looking forward to it, particularly parents who are eager to see their kids go back to school while […]

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The healthwashing continues: no artificial colours

Candy is still candy- no matter what colour it is While some candy companies are ignoring the research on artificial food colours, others, like the Dare Foods, are using parental concerns to healthwash their products. It’s not the first time I’ve written  about Dare  and their attempts to healthwash their candy  (RealFruit Gummies Mango with […]

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Fresh Almond-Herb Dip

Who doesn’t love dips? They’re a perfect way to boost your vegetable intake. This    fresh tasting offering, adapted from the Almond Board of California (the original calls for straining your own yogurt), gets some crunch and flavour from the roasted, slivered almonds. However you enjoy them, almonds are definitely worth incorporating into your meal pattern […]

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Pistachios- Shelled or Unshelled?

Now that science is showing that eating pistachios is very smart indeed, there are other key decisions to make: shelled versus unshelled. When you’re deciding between shelled and unshelled, you might want to consider the advantages of going for those in the shell. And because they’re not a tough nut to crack, they’re easy to […]

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Caught red-handed – pistachios health perks

In the past, pistachios eaters could never sneak a few nuts without getting caught red-handed – literally. Who would have thought that besides a yummy munch, there were so many health perks supplied? The growing list of benefits offered by these packages of goodness makes them even more irresistible than before – if that’s possible. […]

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The #1 way to control eating while watching TV

Do you eat too much while watching TV or at the movies? A recent study by Dr. Brian Wansink, the mindless eating guru, looked at the issue and seemed to offer some advice. But  with all due respect to  Dr. Wansink, I have to disagree with his suggestion of using the opportunity to boost the […]

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The top three things dietitians’ clients do wrong

Three common misconceptions  I  see regularly in my practice. Is your thinking wrong too? As a dietitian with a private nutrition counselling service, I’ve seen it all through my many years of practice – from weight loss and weight gain issues to eating disorders, diabetes, cholesterol lowering and healthy eating for pregnancy or for optimal […]

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