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Healthy Eating Blog: Being Active Through the Holidays

Healthy Eating Blog: Being Active Through the Holidays
My all-time favourite tip for being active through the holidays tip has to be to get outside and try something new! Enjoy the variety of weather that we are so lucky to experience here in Brockville! Why not explore one of the great local nature trails or plan an active get-together outdoors, such as ice-skating or snowshoeing, before your family’s... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Eating Mindfully Through the Holiday Season

Healthy Eating Blog: Eating Mindfully Through the Holiday Season
Eating mindfully and listening to our bodies’ hunger cues is something we should try to do year-round, but it can be particularly difficult during the holiday season with the change in our routines, all of the get togethers, and abundance of holiday treats! Mindful eating involves listening to the hunger and fullness cues that our bodies send to us throughout... Read More

Healthy Eating: Best Choices from Meat and Alternates Food Group

Healthy Eating: Best Choices from Meat and Alternates Food Group
There is a variety of best buys in the meat and alternatives food group. If you have eaten split pea soup, baked beans, hummus or put kidney beans in your homemade chilli then you have eaten pulses that are a plant-based protein far less expensive than meat. If you choose canned beans or chickpeas, rinse them well with water. Peanuts,... Read More

Healthy Eating: Best Buy Tips For Grains Food Group

Healthy Eating: Best Buy Tips For Grains Food Group
The ingredients list on a best buy from the grains food group should start with the words whole grain. A whole grain provides three layers packed with good nutrition. The outer layer is rich in fibre, the germ layer has lots of vitamins and minerals and the endosperm contains starch for energy. Go for quality rather than quantity. Whole-wheat pasta... Read More