January 2015

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By |January 27th, 2015|

Making healthy snacking choices can help avoid the mid day slump. Include protein at snacks as it takes longer to digest and helps keep you feeling full longer. Yogurt topped with fresh fruit or a handful of heart healthy nuts can help curb those hunger pangs.

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By |January 27th, 2015|

Eating foods as close to their natural state as possible is a good rule to follow. Grilled chicken or fish trump deli meat, whole grain breads trump white breads, block cheese portions trump cream cheese. Design your own healthy sandwich at the Deli bar and top with leafy greens and tomato slices to get your veggies.

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By |January 27th, 2015|

The salad table can provide all 4 food groups. 1 cup (250 mL) of leafy dark greens equals one veggie choice, ½ cup of quinoa, couscous or rice salad offer a grain choice, 2 hard boiled eggs, ¼ cup of nuts and seeds provide a non- meat protein choice, 1 ½ oz of cheese provides a dairy choice. Dress your salad with olive oil and flavoured vinegars instead of creamy dressing if you want to cut calories.

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By |January 27th, 2015|

When you include at least 1 fruit or 1 veggie serving at meals and snacks you can meet your daily fruit and veggie requirements. That’s 7-8 servings per day- 1 piece of fruit, a ½ cup (125 mL) of veggies. Reach for fruit and veggies to help curb the sugar cravings.