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Summer is almost here! Which means we're saying a tearful farewell to our favourite winter warm-ups; hot chocolate, mac n' cheese bites, pumpkin pies and beaver tails. As we get ready for summer entertaining and afternoons spent lounging by the pool, we're switching gears and serving up lighter bites to satisfy our cravings.
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Packed with powerful plant foods, this Vegan Almond Cheese is just another option for more variety in your diet (because let's be honest- I'm not kicking the brie out anytime soon!).
A small handful of nuts (30 grams) eaten each day may reduce your risk of developing heart disease and has been linked with lower body weight and lower risk of obesity. Use a handful of nuts as a substitute for unhealthy snack options such as muffins, cookies, chips and chocolate. A 30 gram serving is about the size of a golf ball.
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I'm back at it again with more energy balls! Because, well, you can never have too many snack options and these ones were just WAY too good not to share. I have never made energy balls with cashews before and I seriously could not get over the texture of these once they were all blended up.
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Pine nuts are edible seeds that come from the cones of pine trees, making them labor-intensive to produce. Not surprisingly, they're expensive to buy (ever made pesto?). But considering their nourishing array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults.
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Nutrition can be a complex subject with many factors and variables influencing health and disease. Despite consumer trends moving towards a more balanced approach to nutrition, rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are still on the rise in Canada and the United States. To decrease your chances of developing chronic lifestyle diseases, let's explore my top three diet tips that will help you stay on track with your healthy living strategy.
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Everyone has a kitchen secret or two. There's the aunt who won't share her meatball recipe for fear that someone will make it better than her. There's the grandmother who gives her apple pie recipe but omits the apples. Then, there's the friend who makes it all look so effortless, masterfully balancing it all while putting out a jaw-dropping spread. Well get ready, because we're sharing our secrets.
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February 26th is World Pistachio Day! OK, so you've never heard of World Pistachio Day. In fact, the only things you probably know about pistachios is that they're green, tasty and come in a shell that's already half-open for some strange reason.
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I have to admit, I hate talking about what not to eat. Not only is it boring and a kill-joy, but it perpetuates the myth that dietitians take away food choices. But, if you are trying to lower your cholesterol levels, here are some interesting nutrients you'll want to consider including more often.
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Contrary to our common perception of nuts as unhealthy, Dr. Sievenpiper found a modest decrease in blood fats known as triglycerides and blood sugars among people who added tree nuts to their diets compared to those who ate a control diet.
Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.
I love nuts and seeds and eat them every day. If you enjoy them even half as much as I do, we are both lucky, since nuts happen to be highly nutritious powerfoods! You don't have to gain weight from e...
When we eat a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, we feel better, have increased energy and improve our immune system. Here are my favourite picks of delicious affordable foods that can help fight chronic disease. And the bonus is that nutrient dense food tastes great!
Someone once said to me: "For ultimate good health, instead of focusing on what you should be eliminating from your daily diet, focus instead on consuming the foods that will increase your wellness." Recently, my husband and I got a "speed-dating" style opportunity to hear what she has to say about including 10 particular foods that will "rock your socks off."