By: Mairead Rodgers, P.H.Ec.
This recipe uses sweet potato, feta, thyme and parsley because that’s what I had in the pantry/fridge/herb pots on the deck. The beauty of a frittata though, is that you could throw in whatever weird and wonderful combination of ingredients you have on hand and it will be great.
By: Heather Grebler, P.H.Ec. of themessylittlekitchen.com/
When I was looking through existing recipes online, what I found surprising, and also disappointing, is that not only are most dump cakes using cake mixes (which just do not taste the same to me!), but they also insisted on using canned peaches in syrup. Hold on! Canned peaches can never, not ever, capture the flavour I would expect from a peach. In fact, I am so adamant about this that peaches are one the few pieces of fruit that I will only purchase when they are in-season in Ontario from our amazing Niagara region. Absolutely nothing beats the taste. I hope you enjoy this fresh peach cake with your seasonal produce as much a my family did!
By: Meg Roberts, P.H.Ec.
A single serving of store bought fruit on the bottom yogurt contains over 20 grams of added sugar. ‘Added sugar’ is any source of sugar that isn’t naturally present in a food (e.g. table sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, agave, honey). For reference, here is how much added sugar you should be aiming for each day*:
Children - no more than 4 teaspoons of added sugar a day (16 grams/day; 64 calories/day)
Women - no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day ( 25 grams/day; 100 calories/day)
Men - no more than 9 teaspoons of added sugar a day (37.5 grams/day; 150 calories/day)
*The National Academy of Medicine does not recognize sources of added sugar as having any nutritional benefit and therefore there is no dietary reference intake value set for sugar.
I don't know about you, but popcorn is one of my all time favourite snacks. It's a whole grain and is loaded with fibre and protein, making it a healthy and delicious choice that you don't have to feel guilty about after eating a whole bag. Air popped, or stove top popped are my two favourite ways to enjoy it and take very little time and effort, but there are also lots of brands that offer lightly salted pre-popped popcorn without all of the added fat and sugar if you prefer the convenience.
If you haven't ever popped your own kernels, I encourage you to try it out, you will be pleasantly surprised with just how easy the process is, and how delicious the outcome tastes!
All you need is a medium to large heavy bottom pot with a lid, some kernels, a little oil and a little salt or whatever seasoning you prefer. Nutritional yeast is great on popcorn, as is smoked paprika. The possibilities are endless, so get popping and comment below with your favourite flavor combos!
By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD, P.H.Ec.
I love baked oatmeal recipes because they are super easy, take about 5 minutes to put together (in one bowl! Yay for limited dishes) and leave you with a weeks worth of healthy breakfast/ snacks!
By: Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
With the warm summer weather, a bowl of piping hot soup doesn’t always sounds too appetizing. But fear not, there are tons of cold soup options including this delicious and simple beauty of a soup! Beets, apples and leeks join together in this recipe to offer an alternative to a classic Beet Borscht.. with a lighter flavour that everyone will enjoy.
One common mistake I find myself running into whenever I make a cold soup is that I often leave it until the last minute.. or the last couple hours and it doesn’t have enough time to fully cool. You can make this soup a day in advance, or the morning / early afternoon of when you plan to eat it in order to give yourself enough time and ensure you are serving up this soup how it is intended.. COLD!
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