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Recipes

How to Cook Beans Quickly in the Oven

No pantry is complete without beans. If you have canned beans on hand, you can whip up a quick meal in no time. Dried beans, on the other hand, require some thinking ahead - you have to soak them overnight before using them...or do you? In today's post I'll cover how to cook beans quickly… Continue reading How to Cook Beans Quickly in the Oven

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Nutrition

Happy Dietitians Day: 7 Dietitians to Follow (and Their Best Recipes)

Happy Dietitians Day! March is Nutrition Month and today is Dietitians Day in Canada. In honour of the day, I've rounded up a few fabulous dietitians from around the province of British Columbia to follow on Instagram (click the name to get to their profile). I've also included my favourite recipes from each of them.… Continue reading Happy Dietitians Day: 7 Dietitians to Follow (and Their Best Recipes)

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Nutrition

What is Mindful Eating?

With this year's Nutrition Month theme being More than Food, there's been some discussion about mindful eating.  This is great, because it can be a good tool to help you tune into your body and learn more about nourishing yourself.  Unfortunately, many assume it just means "minding what you eat", but that's a bit of… Continue reading What is Mindful Eating?

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Nutrition

29 Ways to Improve Your Health (That Don’t Include Weight Loss)

January is well behind us, and thank goodness. I'm so tired of hearing about all the detoxes and fad diets claiming to improve your health by shrinking your body, when in fact, they do anything but. Is it just me, or is the New Year officially sponsored by diet culture? Adopt Healthy Behaviours for Improved… Continue reading 29 Ways to Improve Your Health (That Don’t Include Weight Loss)

Nutrition

No, Drinking Milk Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Oh my. The press are at it again.  Scaring the bejesus out of everyone for clickbait.  In case you missed it, a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), concluded that "high intakes of dairy milk were associated [italics added for emphasis] with greater risk of breast cancer, when adjusted for soy… Continue reading No, Drinking Milk Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

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Recipes

Pumpkin and Prawn Thai Curry

This pumpkin and prawn Thai curry is the perfect antidote to a cold autumn evening. I first made this recipe last year after Halloween, when we had some extra pumpkin to use up. I've been making it off and on all year and now that pumpkin season is back, I thought I'd share it here.… Continue reading Pumpkin and Prawn Thai Curry

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Meal Planning

Meal Planning Guide Part 1: How to Meal Plan in 3 Easy Steps

Everyone is all about #mealprep these days.  And it's no wonder - we're busy and we also want to be the epitome of good health.  Somehow a week's worth of containers filled baked chicken breast, steamed brown rice, and green beans became the solution to both our time and health woes.  I'm not saying there's… Continue reading Meal Planning Guide Part 1: How to Meal Plan in 3 Easy Steps

Recipes

Roasted Tomato Soup with Wild Rice and White Beans

Roasted tomatoes, wild rice and beans make this recipe an easy weeknight hearty meal. The soup is best with fresh, roasted tomatoes, but is still wonderful when using canned tomatoes from the pantry instead (see recipe notes for substitution guide). This recipe freezes well, so is great for batch cooking and meal prep. Roasting Tomatoes… Continue reading Roasted Tomato Soup with Wild Rice and White Beans

Nutrition

Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

This week is Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week.  The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force started this annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals on early identification and treatment of malnutrition, educate the public on the importance of discussing their nutrition with healthcare professionals, and to increase awareness of the important role nutrition plays in patient recovery.  As a… Continue reading Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

Nutrition

Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype?

About a month ago I finally got around to getting my haircut. This is a big deal being a new mom and it was the first time I’ve been to a salon in over a year. While I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed something different about the lobby of the salon since the last… Continue reading Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype?