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Healthy Recipes

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Apple Soup

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Apple Soup Recipe with lots of leftovers to freeze! A warm bowl of soup hits the spot every day especially when the days get cooler. Soup can be a meal in itself for breakfast, lunch or dinner or a healthy snack. You can substitutes Butternut Squash instead of Sweet Potatoes or use 1/2 of each. Homemade soups are always best because you control the ingredients you…

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APPLE DAPPLE

APPLE DAPPLE      This is a wonderfully delicious Apple Cake that I have been making every Thanksgiving since my children were small. It is a wonderful tradition right along side pumpkin pie and ice cream (coconut ice cream of course!).  This is not a low calorie recipe but it is so tasty.  You can always choose to make it with “healthier” ingredients that I have listed below. Personally I like…

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Lifestyle/ Nutrition

Do You Need To Take Vitamin D Supplementation?

Vitamin D Article by Shawn Nisbet Do You Need Vitamin D Supplementation? VITAMIN D “The Sunshine Vitamin” Vitamin D is so important that your body makes this hormone in the skin in the presence of sunlight but this can pose a problem for us living in the northern climates. Most of us know we need vitamin D for strong bones. Now it appears that vitamin D, or rather a lack…

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Nutrition

Fresh Pesto and Zucchini Pasta

Fresh Pesto and Zucchini Pasta Every year I plant basil in my pots and Tower Garden and my favourite thing to do is make pesto. Pesto is always made to taste, based on the ingredients at hand. So adjust the ingredients to your taste. Most pesto recipes call for Parmesan cheese, some use Romano but I use Nutritional Yeast.  This keeps the dish perfect for those who are Vegan.  Many…

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Apple, Fennel & Walnut Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This delicious light salad is perfect for any meal. It is a nice change from everyone’s favourite potato salad or coleslaw and goes with any meat or as a healthy salad all on it’s own. The recipe below is for 4 servings.  The pictures are from my personal salad which I doubled the recipe because I love leftovers for the next day!   Fennel Bulb Some like to use just…

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Baked Whole Cauliflower

There are so many ways to eat cauliflower: baked, broiled, steamed, raw, as rice… This is one of my favourite ways to cook cauliflower as it is easy and it truly is a conversation piece. You just slice it and eat it along side a green salad, bean salad and/or any meat of your choice. It is also a wonderful dish for any vegetarian you are having to dinner.  …

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Nutrition

Which is Healthier: Raw vs. Steamed?

Which is Healthier: Raw vs. Steamed? Have you always wondered how to prepare vegetables in order to maximize their nutritional content? There’s no easy answer, since cooking powers up the nutrients in some vegetables—and does the exact opposite in others. Asparagus    Eat: Cooked Steaming that asparagus ignites its cancer-fighting potential. Red peppers   Eat: Raw Their vitamin C breaks down when roasted, fried, or grilled above 375 degrees. Tomatoes   Eat:…

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Basic Smoothie for the Whole Family

This recipe is one of my families favourite smoothies and full of so much goodness plus it tastes wonderful!! Smoothies are a wonderful way to include more vegetables into everyone’s diet.  Smoothies are also a wonderful way to “hide” vegetables in the diets of those who don’t eat enough vegetables.  As long as you add berries then your smoothie will not look green!   You can make a smoothie as…

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Creamy Hummus

This is a wonderful hummus for the whole family with just a hint of garlic.  It can be used as part of a meal or a wonderful snack with cut up vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips. It can also be added to a Tortilla shell with raw or baked veggies as a wonderful sandwich.  Have at home or take with  your for lunch. Wonderfully healthy for your children’s lunch box!…

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