Tag: vegetables

Don’t Believe in the Nutrient Value of Vegetables

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At a workshop that I led last week, I was asked whether it was worth eating lettuce because it doesn’t have any nutrient value. I knew that this would be a great so-called nutrition “truth” that I can bust for

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5th Annual Homemade Ice Pop Recipes

It’s back, my annual home-made ice pop recipe collection. Some may call these homemade popsicles or paletas. Or, frozen smoothies. Whatever you call them they’re a delicious summer treat. I want to give a big shout out to Carla, the

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Beets: What to Do With Them

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These versatile root veggies are one of my favourites! A classic storage, root veggie, you can find local ones throughout the winter. Beets have been making headlines lately because they may help boost exercise performance. Many kids like them because of their

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It’s a Great Day to Start a New Healthy Habit

It may be Tuesday September 8th, but for me it’s the first day of a new year. It’s the day after Labour Day. For many kids it’s the first day of a new school year. And while it’s been 12

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Nutrition Game Changer: Cook The Night Before

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  Last month I introduced the concept of nutrition game changers. Nutrition game changers are foods or simple habits that can make a big impact in your health. Some might use the term ‘nutrition hacks’. Today, I had planned to

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3 Ways to use Farmers’ Markets to Get Your Child to Eat Veggies

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It’s the height of summer and farmers’ markets are approaching their peak. Perhaps you already shop at your local farmers’ market. Or, you’ve been meaning to check out the one in your neighbourhood. I’ve been a big fan of farmers’

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4th Annual Home-made Popsicles (a.k.a. Ice Pops, Paletas)

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I love that the healthy home-made popsicles trend is continuing (also known as ice-pops or paletas). Have you jumped on board? It’s a fantastic way to enjoy some fruits and veggies. All these recipes are delicious. You won’t believe that they

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Are You Eating the Right Breakfast?

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I don’t know if the old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is true. It may not be the most important meal. But it certainly is an important one. Starting off with the right breakfast raises

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Baked Avocado Eggs

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I’m a long-time lover of avocados and so I’m excited to see that many others have realized how delicious they are. And, that their healthy fat is not something of which to be afraid. Browsing around Pinterest for some cooking inspiration

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Healthy Shamrock Smoothies – Green Smoothies

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I’m a true kid of the 1980’s Canadian suburbs. Growing up, we went to McDonalds a couple of times a year. One of those times each year, guarenteed, was in March. Why? If you grew up similar to me, you

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