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Taxes on sugary drinks have a negligible impact on consumption. The information blitz preceding them is another story.
If you're feeling lethargic, if you're self-deprecating every time you put shorts on, if you just feel "gross," it's time to re-focus and get back on track.
But moms are still in charge of mealtimes in most households.
The Canadian government is consulting Canadians on three food law or policy changes that would impact animals.
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You need fat for a healthy lifestyle. Just choose wisely.
Even when detrimental outcomes are in plain sight – like the ever-worsening obesity crisis – change is hard to come by and will likely be resisted.
While you should avoid some fats completely, others are good for you to eat (in moderation).
From Crunchy Baked Zucchini Fries to Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus these vitamin-packed and fibre-filled recipes will kick-start a vegetable craze among kids and adults alike. So get ready to see the bottom of their plates and dig into these scrumptious veggie recipes.
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What dad doesn't love bacon? I know mine definitely does, and there's no reason to deprive Dad of his favourite brunch on HIS day!
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When picking ingredients to make a meal or choosing snacks, most people aren't aware of a "sugar cutoff" they should be looking for. What can be even more confusing is how much sugar is found in seemingly healthy snack foods such as energy bars.
No matter if you're grilling up a perfect meal for a carnivore or vegan, or just looking for new summer flavours, here are five tips to deliver tasty, non-traditional summer eats while keeping food fresh when eating outdoors.
Since June 1st is the official kick-off of Pride Month rainbows will be everywhere, so why not on your plate? It's time to join the festivities and give this trend a try. You'll be the star at your next backyard party or potluck because, let's face it, food tastes better when it's pretty and colourful.
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Sweet potato toast is packed with fibre and vitamins that will keep you fueled and energized throughout the morning. And the best part... you get to top them how you like! They're kind of like a multivitamin on a plate. Sweet or savoury, take your pick. Here are four of my fave combos!
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Too many of us let "brain propaganda" highjack our lives. You know what I am talking about: "Who cares if I hit the snooze button and miss my workout just this once?" Or, "I can eat this cake - what does it matter?" Or, "Why even try to lose weight... I am just going to fail. I can't do anything right."
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Winner winner, chicken dinner! It's the easiest thing to serve up on a busy weeknight. And it's the one dish you know will please everyone at the table -- even your picky eater. But by now you're probably tired of the same 2 or 3 recipes you make, week after week. We're here to change that.
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Contrary to what the Ontario Ministry of Health is saying, listing calories on menus will not make us healthier. In fact, it can actually make some of us sicker. Giving people partial information with which they're supposed to make informed decisions is just not going to work.
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As a dietitian, most think I spend my life pushing diets full of fruits and vegetables and giving the side-eye to anyone who dares eat chocolate in my presence. HELL NO, PEOPLE! I've learned something very important: that most people (including myself) respond really well to leniency and permissiveness in diet.
Your kid can't eat chicken fingers forever, right?
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Winter is finally behind us and we're excited to finally say goodbye to hearty comfort foods and lighten up our menus with some fresh Spring Salads. So we're thrilled that National Salad Month takes place in May. Let's give our ovens a rest and celebrate with these sensational recipes.
I know that it can be difficult to resist the siren song of take out, but these meals really help to make it easier to stay on track and make the smart choice... at least most of the time.
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A few weeks ago we made some awesome homemade jalapeno and blue cheese burgers and were craving something crunchy on the side, so I decided to whip up some of these baked onion rings and they turned out so great! So I knew I had to share them with you guys.
The ultimate goal for culinary creators would be to come up something deliciously sweet without the calories or guilt. Imagining inhaling a Paula Dean's dessert (she came up with a Krispy Kreme pudding) that came with one third of the calories and was made from nothing but superfoods? For now, that idea is as real as the fairy tales we tell children under four.
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Mother's Day is just around the corner and we still haven't found the perfect gift for our mom. If you're a Last Minute Lucy like us then you're probably stressing over on what to get her. Our dishes require little prep time so kitchen so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more quality time with your mom.
Whatever you do, don't shame them.
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No meat, no problem. If Meatless Monday sounds boring to you, that's because you've never heard of our flavourful and satisfying dishes! For many being a vegetarian is a lifestyle. For us, Meatless Monday is a reason to get creative in the kitchen while also keeping our health in mind.
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Many Canadians are looking for quick and easy ways to freshen up their weekly meal plan. Instead of a drastic overhaul or resorting to dieting, here are my five tips for quick wins and smart substitutions you can make to your daily meals and snacks.
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Involving children in meal preparation provides a wonderful opportunity for them to discover new foods and teaches them to become more self-reliant in the kitchen. Getting kids in the kitchen can also help with many important life skills, like reading (the recipes), enhancing math skills through measuring out ingredients or increasing/decreasing the number of servings in a recipe, and even basic science by learning about how ingredients like salt, baking powder and flour work together.
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If you follow health tips in the media, you'd think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird? So here are three popular nutrition diet trends to steer clear of -- based on the best evidence.
You've probably noticed nutrition claims on packaged foods when you've gone grocery shopping. Boxes, cartons, cans and bags filled with some of our favourite foods all seem to be screaming "fat free," "low sodium," or "light."
Vampires, we're sorry to say, it's not your month. April is all about celebrating the almighty clove and that's exactly what we're planning on doing! We've got 10 terrific garlic recipes to help you kick-off National Garlic Month.
Meatballs are one of my hubby, Meik's, favourite foods but for some reason they always get forgotten in the rotation (oops...). A few weeks ago we were up in Kamloops visiting our families and his sister, Jeannette, was whipping up a batch of the family fave and it inspired me to make some.