• Blog,  Nutrition

    10 Ways to Beat the Holiday 10

    Oh the holidays….smells of fresh gingerbread cookies in the oven, getting together with loved ones for a Christmas feast or sipping on a rum and eggnog by the fire. The holidays bring with them so many warm memories and traditions…but this can come at a price in terms of your health. It has been shown that people will put on an average of 10lbs of body fat over the holiday season. The problem is not only the short term weight…

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    Sticky Date and Walnut Pudding Recipe

    On a cold winter day, nothing could be more welcoming than a pudding full of dates and toasted walnuts. It is easy to make and has a lovely moist texture. A tangy pineapple and marmalade sauce makes a perfect accompaniment for this sticky date and walnut pudding. Ingredients: 1 cup dried pitted dates, chopped 4 tablespoons low-fat milk 1⁄2 cup reduced-salt margarine 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup self-raising flour 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon…

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    Mulled Cider and Cranberry Recipe

    Both apples and cranberries are at their best in the fall. This recipe brings together these two great autumn flavours to make a delicious warm drink. By Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann, authors of Earth to Table Ingredients: 4 cups pure apple cider 1 cup cranberry juice 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp brandy 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick Grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange Apple slices and fresh cranberries Directions: In a…

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    Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Arugula Recipe

    Try serving these colourful, flavour-rich Brussels sprouts with walnuts and arugula alongside your next turkey dinner. Ingredients: 1 lb. (500 g) Brussels sprouts, trimmed 2 cups (500 mL) apple juice 1 cup (250 mL) water 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cubed butternut squash or pumpkin 1 cup (250 mL) young tender arugula (rocket) leaves 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts, toasted 1/2 cup (125 mL) fat-free salad dressing Directions: In a saucepan, combine the Brussels sprouts, apple juice and water.…

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    Squash and Apple Soup Recipe

    You can garnish this autumnal squash and apple pureed soup with very thin, unpeeled apple slices or with sliced green onion. Ingredients: 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 pickled jalapeño pepper, seeded, deveined, and finely chopped (wear gloves when handling; they burn) 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced 2 teaspoon sugar 1 pound MacIntosh apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced 1 pound Granny Smith apples,…