Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cucumber and Italiano spice mix

I love to snack on this when I want something crunchy and flavourful. It doesn’t quite replace potato chips, but it is a good alternative if you are looking for something healthy and light. Cucumber & Italiano spice mix 1 … Continue reading

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Carrot & Dill soup

I found this great recipe off of pintrest the other day, and had to make some revisions. I changed a few things to make it healthier and I was quite impressed with the taste.  I served it to Sydney with … Continue reading

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MYTH 21: “Multi-grain” is the same as “whole grain.”

THE TRUTH Multi-grain isn’t always whole grain. Multi-grain products include different grains, but they may not be whole. You’ll get the greatest health benefits from eating whole grains. To make sure a food is made with whole grains, look on … Continue reading

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MYTH 17: Cows’ milk is only good for baby cows, not humans.

THE TRUTH Cows’ milk is not just good for baby cows. Around the world, humans enjoy health benefits from the many essential nutrients found in milk. Milk is one of the richest natural food sources of calcium and, in Canada, … Continue reading

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MYTH 16: Cows’ milk is full of hormones and antibiotics.

THE TRUTH Not true! Canadian milk meets strict government standards so it’s safe and healthy. Canadian dairy farmers give their cows the best diet and health care so they produce quality milk naturally. Growth hormones to stimulate milk production are … Continue reading

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MYTH 15: Local vegetables and fruits are always more nutritious.

THE TRUTH Fresh produce tastes great, but there are many factors that affect its nutritional value. Crop variety, growing conditions, ripeness, storage, processing, handling and transport all affect the nutrition of vegetables and fruits. Produce grown closer to home, picked … Continue reading

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MYTH 14: Processed foods have no place in a healthy diet.

THE TRUTH Some processed foods, such as whole grain pasta, canned light tuna and plain frozen vegetables, are healthy choices. Others provide few nutrients and/or are high in calories, fat, sugar or sodium and should be limited. Some examples are … Continue reading

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