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Broccoli Pesto

If you can’t pass off broccoli as tasty ‘trees’ or douse it in enough cheese sauce to make your kids like it, try roasting it. Roasting rids it of any cabbagey bitterness, making it sweeter, nuttier, and with delicious crispy edges. Eat it straight up, sprinkled with a little...

Oat, Almond and Apricot Breakfast Biscotti

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour 1 cup (250 mL) oats 3/4 cup (185 mL) sugar (white or brown) 2-4 tbsp (30-60 mL) ground flax seed 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 1/4 cup (half stick or 60 mL) butter 1/4 cup (60 mL) plain yogurt 1/4 cup (60 mL) milk...

Lemony Parsley Hummus

Ingredients: 1 small bunch of parsley (curly or Italian), chopped (discard stems) 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil 19 oz (540 mL) can chick peas, drained Juice of 1 lemon 1 garlic clove (or 1 head roasted garlic) 2-3 tsp (10-15 mL) sesame oil Pinch salt Directions: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the parsley and...

Spinach Tomato Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Canola or olive oil, for cooking 1 bag baby spinach, washed 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 19 oz. (598 mL) can diced tomatoes, undrained, or any kind of tomato sauce Salt, to taste DIRECTIONS: Heat a drizzle of oil in a heavy skillet set over medium-high heat; tear the spinach into the pan and...

Black-market junk food hits schools

With schools cracking down on unhealthy foods, some kids are taking advantage of the situation.

Is your child’s weight grading your parenting?

Does your child's weight reflect poorly on your parenting skills?

Do You Know What Your Tween Is Not Eating?

SARAH noticed that her daughter Anne was leaving to go to the bathroom frequently during dinner. This act might have seemed like little more than a urinary tract infection were it not coupled with the performance that encompassed mealtime. “She was making a show of eating, but not much...

Learning to Live with Food Allergies

On an average day in late September 2003, in Pembroke, Ontario, Sabrina Shannon, 13, sat down to lunch in her high school cafeteria. Within minutes she was in the throes of a severe anaphylactic reaction, and died before staff could retrieve her EpiPen from her locker. The cause of...

Prevent diabetes later by eating better, sooner

Today it is reasonable to assume that there are perhaps 20,000 people in Canada under the age of 20 living with the disease. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Ask the dietitian: Staying healthy when eating drive-thru

Our family loves fast food, and quite frankly, we just don’t have time to cook every night. What choices should we make at those drive-thrus to stay healthy?

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