Can You Be Too Healthy…?


Is it just me or does it seem like everyone these days is “eating clean”. No I didn’t start my day off with an organic Brussel sprout, beet, chia seed, coconut milk smoothie. I ate toast…made from wheat…with peanut butter (insert gasps of horror!). Common’, I had a fruit too… Ever heard of the term…

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Debunking the Microwave Myth


Many people have chosen to ditch their microwave in lieu of other cooking methods, but did you know that cooking vegetables in the microwave may actually INCREASE the nutritional benefits of your veggies?? Crazy, right! Microwaving trumps other cooking methods because it uses less heat and for shorter periods of time than other methods. Plus…

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Fab Find: Power Meal Bowl


I stumbled across this little doozy while grocery shopping the other day. It’s an all-in-one salad bowl from Earthbound Farm Organic. It is such a great salad – even though there’s no protein source per se but thanks to the soba noodles, you get 7 grams of protein and there’s fibre from all the veggies…

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Fab Find: Nonni’s Biscotti


It was with great surprise that I found this little treat by Nonni’s in the local Sobey’s today. They are simply delish and at only 90 calories per individually wrapped biscotti, they make a perfect after supper treat. Dipped in a cappuccino of course 😉 Yum! Happy Friday, y’all! -A. (Visited 47 times, 1 visits…

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How to Become Gluten Intolerant


OMG LOL. A funny take about one of the trendiest food fads at the moment – gluten free diets. Have you seen this yet? It’s worth a watch. Check it out: How to Become Gluten Intolerant Every food trend has it’s day…which food fad do you think will become the new kid on the block? Dairy-free?…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Iced Coffee


Not sure if this is totally a recipe but it is meatless and it is a great way to have a low cal and refreshing bevvy at home in the warmer weather: iced coffee. Yummy. The super easy way to get this refreshing java concoction is to make coffee ice cubes! Once they’re good to…

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Eat Less, Move More: Is it that Simple?


Answer: a big fat (excuse the pun) NO! The overly simplistic cure to overweight and obesity to just move more and eat less has long been touted by health care professionals and the media. But as many people will report, it’s just not that simple! We all know people who are stick thin yet eat…

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Annnnnd…We’re Back!


Welcome to GRG Nutrition 2.0 new and improved. We are so pumped to be back with our newly designed and fabulous looking website! We look forward to bringing you to-the-point, informative nutrition and health related posts, fun giveaways and of course, delicious and healthy recipes. Thanks so much for reading. We really appreciate it. Now….let’s…

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When Easter Eggs are too Easy to Find!

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Today we are featuring a guest post from one of our favourite fellow dietitians, Andrea D’Ambrosio from Dietetic Directions. Andrea provides one-on-one nutrition counselling in Waterloo. Enjoy! Easter is less than one week away; this means that we will continue to be subject to the visual temptation of pastel-coloured chocolates until then. For some, Easter candy…

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Meatless Monday: Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

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Back to work and school got ya down? Or running late in the morning, perhaps? Since you’d never skip breakie to save 5 minutes (oh, horrors!) make this pb and banana smoothie for a breakfast meal you and the rest of the fam can easily stomach. It’s so easy and super yummy. And what’s better…

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Giveaway Alert! Get Souping with the Soup Girl.


Did ya know, souping is the new juicing. BUT unlike juice, soups are loaded with hearty ingredients like lentils, mushrooms, beets and squash leaving you fuller and more satisfied. We love soups at GRG as they are a great way to get in uber amounts of veggies into your diet and they can be made…

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Fabulous Find Friday: Fit Popcorn!


“Munch Better”! What a great tagline from Popcorn Indiana’s newest product, “Fit Popcorn”. This stuff is so delicious! It has a fresh, “just popped” taste and makes for a healthy option to have on hand popped and ready to go at home or at work (eliminating the need to stink up the office microwave). Fit…

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GRG Reveals: The Top Five White Foods


Huh? Top 5 white foods? I thought we were supposed to stay away from the blanco food stuffs? While it is true there are some white items that don’t do you a lot of favours (table sugar anyone?), some albino-shaded goods can be good for you. We tend to assume no colour=no antioxidants but that…

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Happy Heart Health Month!


Do you LOVE your heart? Of course you do (what’s not to love?) And I’m sure you want to do all you can to keep it tickin’ nice and strong for many moons to come. So check out this list from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada that lists risk factors we can do…

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GRG’s High Protein Banana Bread

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Looking for a tasty, nutritious and filling snack? Try out this HEALTHY high protein banana bread. With this recipe, the traditional banana bread has moved to the realm of treat and moved to being a nutritious snack option. This banana bread packs in about 100 grams of protein in just one loaf! That’s 8 grams…

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GRG Reviews: Is “Souping” the Next Juicing?


So what’s the next, hot diet trend? Souping! Founders and Owners of Soupure, Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella have created what they say is an alternative to the “disappointing effects” of juicing and juice cleanses (hey, we didn’t tell you to try ’em!) Soupure is a line of “nutrient-rich soups and cleanses designed to gently…

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Diet Myths that Just Won’t Die VIDEO


Check out this video on The Social featuring Dr. Yoni Freedhof where he de-bunks food myths and diet trends in a really easy to understand and fun way. He covers a range of topics from GMOs to paleo diet to juice cleanses to gluten intolerance to even coffee enemas (oh my, who ever thought THAT…

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Want to Achieve that Goal? Know Thyself.


So this is about the time of year that New Years resolutions crumble faster than a stale gingerbread house on Boxing Day. But fret not! We’re here to encourage you to keep working towards whatever it is you want to change in your life. If you’ve set out on a path to a better you…

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Meatless Monday: Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto


Winter is here and with it becomes our perpetual need for “comfort food”! This Meatless Monday, we feature a recipe that’s bound to satisfy your desire to have a hot dish on a cold day with loads of flavour. Packed with protein, healthy carbs and fibre, make this once and I promise your family will…

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GRG’S Peppermint Hot Chocolate


This is the perfect HEALTHY beverage to keep you warm this holiday season while watching the Santa Claus parade or cozying up next to a certain someone special by a fire. For only 100 calories, zero grams of fat and zero grams of added sugar (thanks to the SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener) you get to enjoy a tasty…

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The Candy Cane Revival

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The candy cane’s popularity as the holiday go-to treat seems to have diminished. Is it time to bring it back? I think so! I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I looked at the nutrition facts for a candy cane. Only 60 calories for one whole cane (regular size – not those dinky small ones) and zero grams of…

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Holiday Baking with SPLENDA®: Holiday Peppermint Brownies!


 This post was sponsored by the makers of SPLENDA®; thoughts and opinions are our own ‘Tis the season of lights, presents, merriment and let’s get real, overindulgence. We’re sure we’re not the only ones that can sometimes fall prey to the temptation of treats that has become synonymous with the holiday season. From work parties to family…

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The FODMAP Diet – A Solution for Gas and Bloating?


Attention Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers, this may be the diet for you! The “FODMAP” diet is becoming an increasingly popular way of managing IBS symptoms, but what the heck is it?! FODMAP is an acronym used to identify specific types of carbohydrates found in foods. Certain people (generally IBS sufferers) may have a difficult…

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Friday Fabulous Find: SoLo GI Energy Bars

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Welcome Friday! In today’s Fabulous Find feature, we take a look at a new energy bar on the market – one like no other we’ve seen yet: SoLo GI Energy Bars. We were stoked when the makers of SoLo asked us to review this intriguing energy bar. First things first: they taste uh-mazing! We tried…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month


Each November brings another month of Diabetes Awareness (with World Diabetes Day taking place on November 14th). Some fast facts about diabetes in Canada: Almost four million Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many more are unaware they have the disease. Not cool. Diabetes can lead to serious complications such as cardiovascular disease and…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Mason Jar Salads!


Want to save time and still get your veggies in? Have you tried making salads in jars yet? What a great concept: Easy, healthy and looks pretty to boot Check it out: And the salad stays fresh for days in the jars making it a great addition to your meal prep for the week session….

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GRG Supports: Get. Kids. Cooking.


Getting the kiddies involved in the cooking is such a great practice – it gets them interested in food, teaches life long lessons, creates great memories, and can get them excited about the food you want them to eat! One of the best ways to get started is to just let them do whatever they…

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Baby Cereal Muffins


Have a bunch of baby cereal in your pantry? Want a better snack for your baby or toddler than the supermarket shelves can provide (ahem Baby Mum Mums). Then try these great baby cereal muffins from HealthLink BC. They are easy to make and you end up with a big batch so you can freeze half…

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Top 5 Food Marketing Tricks to Watch Out For


We’ve got you covered here at GRG. Today we are arming you with the top five marketing tricks the food industry uses to get you to buy their products. 1. Serving Size. Ever look at the nutrition facts table and think, “Oh, that’s not as bad as I thought!” Only to then notice (or worse…

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Quaker Harvest Quinoa Bars: Yay or Nay?

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Quinoa seems to be the new ingredient to find it’s way to the processed food shelves. Sounds healthy….right? Not so fast. Quinoa IS a healthy grain on it’s own (duh), but swapping oats for quinoa, for example, and still keeping all the added sugar, salt and fat doesn’t transform the food into a healthy alternative. Let’s…

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GRG: The Next Coconut Water: Watermelon H20!

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Although I have yet to taste the stuff, Watermelon Water, or “Wtrmln Wtr” aa the bottle reads, is the newest kid on the block when it comes to tropical bevvies. It has about the same sugar content as coconut water (’bout 12 grams or sugar per serving) and it’s a good choice for hydrating post…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Crunchy Avocado Salad


This recipe is just too simple and too delish to share with y’all. Looking to use up some cilantro I had leftover from another recipe, I sub it in for the parsley in this fresh salad. Squeeze fresh lime juice over top when done and you’ve got a salad just right for a lunch by…

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Cheesy Black Bean Dip


This Meatless Monday recipe is a go to for a quick tasty (and healthy!) appetizer but can also be featured as the main star at supper. A recipe that does double duty – now that’s a keeper! Make it tonight and I promise your kids won’t even complain that they’re eating beans! Ingredients: 2 cups rinsed…

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GRG: Fundraising with Fresh Farm Food? Fabulous!

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Dread the knock on the door from the cute kid selling giant candy bars? Isn’t there a better, healthier way for schools to make some much needed dough? Enter Fresh From the Farm: Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools. The program which provides schools the opportunity to raise funds by selling fresh, Ontario vegetables and fruit…

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GRG: Tim Horton’s Double Double Card? Double Ugh.


As if Canadians need any more encouragement to consume mounds of sugar and cream, Tim Horton’s brings out a “Double Double” Visa card. Giving the credit card a unfortunate (yet admittedly catchy) name like “double double” spins the calorie-laden phrase into a seemingly innocent title. But the implication is not so benign: a large double…

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GRG Explains: Juicing vs. Blending


A picture really does say 1000 words, and this infographic sent to us really gives a great breakdown of how juicing and blending are really different beasts. Joe Cross, the star of the award-winning doc Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, has developed a simple explanation for this issue. In his film, Joe Cross goes on…

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Top 10 Baby Finger Foods


  Does your baby seem sick of purees? Does she keep swatting away the spoon and reaching instead for the food on your plate? Is she around 7-9 months? Then it’s time for finger foods! Babies are often ready for finger foods sooner than you may think. In fact, delaying finger foods too long can…

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GRG: Friday Fun Fact


For some light and fun reading on the Friday of a long weekend here’s a great infographic that came across our inbox: “Eat the World’s Most Expensive Food in One Day”! Diamonds on sushi? Massaged beef? Edible gold? It’s all there and up for grabs if the price is right. Happy Friday, y’all! -A and…

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GRG: Gotta Try it! 50% Less Sugar Lemon Nestea


“Naturally refreshing. Made with natural flavours and preservative free. Enjoy the light and crisp flavour of lemon and premium tea”. We agree! Just in time for the heat of summer, it’s so refreshing (literally and figuratively) to finally find a beverage that meets the following specs: 1. Low calorie 2. No artificial sweeteners 3. Actually…

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GRG Recipe: Chickpea and Vegetable Salad


Need a lunch for work but no fridge (or microwave) at your workplace? Looking for picnicking ideas for the up coming long weekend? Here’s a quick and easy recipe that combines potatoes, veggies and protein (chickpeas) for a complete meal in one dish.  Meets the Meatless Monday criteria too Chickpea and Vegetable Salad Preparation Time:…

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Food Fraud Friday: Del Monte Packs Up Fruit – with Splenda?!


Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for Food Fraud Friday! This week: Del Monte Canned Fruit. Sounds innocent enough but there’s something not quite right, lurking in the background… Think fruit packed in water is the only thing you get when you’re buying Del Monte canned fruit? Maybe not if you, like me (mistakenly) bought fruit,…

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Gluten Free Flour Options!


Like to bake but need to avoid the gluten found in your favourite flour? To keep you baking and sans gluten, check out the list below from Love Sorghum. It’s a great overview of the GF flour options out there. Many times, gluten-free flours are mixed together to get the right consistency and flavour in…

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Meatless Monday: Avocado and Quinoa Salad


It’s that time of the week again, Meatless Monday. We figured since you’d be cooking up the quinoa for the March Muffin Madness post, why not use the rest in the fabulous salad? This side salad is a great way to say sayonra to the winter and look towards the warmer temps ahead. Avocado and…

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Muffin March Madness! Quinoa Powerhouse Muffins


Hi everyone! This March we’re featuring a few must-try muffin recipes.  The first installment of this delicious feature? Quinoa Powerhouse Muffins! This easy to make muffin can be used as a snack on the go or a simple breakfast muffin that is full of protein! Quinoa Powerhouse Muffins Makes about 12 muffins Ingredients: 1 tbsp…

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Gluten-Free Grain Alternatives!


Happy Friday everyone! With all the buzz that continues around gluten-free diets, we thought we’d feature a fabulous article by a guest blogger, Chris Bekermeier who gives a great breakdown of the Gluten-Free Grain Alternatives! It’s so great to know there are many other options out there for scrumptious grains – and sans gluten. Check…

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GetReal: Yur Busted Lipozene


“Wanna lose fat? Wanna lose it quick? Take this pill! No side effects!” Perhaps not word for word, the above quote is basically what the commercials for Lipozene exclaim, louring in potential weight losers with promises of fat loss, sans nasty side effects. Is it for real? Or too good to be true? Could there…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Orzo Spinach Soup


It’s that day of the week again – Meatless Monday! Here’s a great recipe for a filling and delicious soup, conveniently combating the relentless cold weather outside. Whole-wheat orzo pasta, spinach, and white beans are sure to keep you full in this hearty soup. Tomatoes and chile flakes add some spice while freshly grated parmesan…

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Gotta Try It Find: Dole’s Almond Mini Crunch Bites


This popped up on our radar recently: Dole’s new line of “mini crunch bites” aka mini granola-type bites, suitable for snacking. Flavour options include Strawberry Goji, Blueberry Pomegranate, and Raspberry Acai.This yummy product line boats no artificial preservatives, all natural ingredients, gluten free, low sodium, no additives, vegan, and wheat free (phew). Oh, and it…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Blueberry Bannock!


Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or a quick snack, bannock is a baked good that’s been around the block. A traditional Aboriginal recipe, this version kicks up the nutrition because it’s baked (not fried) and made with whole wheat flour (instead of white). Blueberry Bannock: What You Need: 1 cup whole-wheat flour 250 mL 1…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Marrakech-Style Roasted Root Veggies


I came across this winter-esque veggie side dish recently from a magazine Fresh Juice – Healthy Made Delicious. Overlooking the unfortunate publication title (“juice” and “healthy” together?!), I found a wonderful roasted vegetable dish that will get you using parsnips more, as it did for me. The goat cheese and cilantro on top give it…

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A Day Without Added Sugar. Is it Possible?


Added sugars, they’re everywhere! From yogurt to crackers to salad dressings to snack foods. These days you would be hard pressed to find even a bread without sugar added. Let’s face it, sugar is tasty and keeps you coming back for more (literally, your brain will crave more – research has shown it can be as…

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GRG Recipe: Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing


Well, the holidays are done and it is now officially the month of self-improvement and implementing all those resolutions you vowed to tackle (um, right?) And among the pile of commitments: eating healthy(ier). Well here’s a way you can have your salad – and enjoy eating it too. This Homemade Caesar Dressing from The Black…

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GRG Recipe: Easiest. Appetizers. Ever.


Just in time for your New Years shindig tonight, here are some oh-so easy apps that pack a punch of taste too: –  Top slices of cucumber with hummus and sprinkle with mild curry powder – Thread grape tomatoes, mini bocconcini cheese and fresh basil on toothpicks. Place on platter and drizzle with olive oil and fresh…

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Merry Christmas from GRG!


To all our readers and followers, all the best for this holiday season and may you have a happy and healthy 2014! With love, A. and M. (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)

Winter Healthy Pick: Pomegranates


As we slowly become inundated with Christmas commercials and holiday music, I thought this would be an ideal time to explore a select superfood for the winter! As a refresher, a “superfood” is just a fancy word to describe a food with an extraordinary nutritional profile along with associated health benefits. Pomegranates are my featured…

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GRG: Meatless Monday Recipe – Curried Lentils and Veggies


Happy Meatless Monday y’all! Today we’re highlighting the power of LENTILS with this super yummy dish. Many of the ingredients you’ll have on hand already, making this go-to dish a warm welcome on the cold days ahead.  Makes 4 servings  What You Need: 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL) 1 medium onion, minced (1 ) 2 cloves…

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GRG Food Find: Dole Chopped Salads

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I did a little jump for joy last time I was at the grocery store when I spotted Dole’s new Chopped Salad kits. Any product that makes putting dinner on the table a little faster AND healthier is a reason to celebrate, especially around this busy time of year! What’s so great about this particular…

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GRG: Gotta Try It! PC Blue Menu Roasted Vegetable Lasanga


Sometimes a frozen entree can really surprise you. Case in point? Presidents Choice Blue Menu Roasted Vegetable Lasanga. The description says it all: “Layers of multigrain pasta with ricotta and partly skimmed mozzarella cheeses, roasted red and yellow peppers, eggplant and zucchini”. Multigrain pasta…low fat cheese…vegetables! What’s not to love? They even have an approrpriate…

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GRG Recipe: Super Healthy Pumpkin Scones

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I’m still not sick of pumpkin, are you? It’s one of the many fall flavours that makes the imminent cold weather a little easier to bear. Soups, muffins and now scones…oh my! Scones seem so fancy and hard to make, but this recipe is not only super healthy, but it’s super easy to make –…

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GRG Explains: Flexitariaism


Ever think about goin’ the vegetarianism route but aren’t quite ready to give up your Sunday brunch bacon blitz? Then the Flexitarian Diet may be for you! The word “flexitarian” is a marriage of two words: flexible and vegetarian. Essentially, the term refers to someone who eats mostly a plant-based diet but occasionally chows down on some meat. One…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Healthy Nachos!


Welcome back to our scrumptious Meatless Monday recipe feature! This week: Healthy Nachos (is it possible?!) If you’re looking for change-up in the same old, same old supper routine, check out these healthy nachos. Full of flavour, protein and fibre, they’ll leave feeling like you had some fun food without breaking the calorie bank. This…

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GRG Product Alert: Silhouette Greek Yogurt

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The Greek yogurt aisle seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Yet I longed to find one that tastes great, is low in fat and doesn’t have added sugar. The only contender on the market was plain Greek yogurt. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good plain yogurt. It’s an ideal canvas for…

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November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month!


What’s better than this? You can beat the dismal darkness of November by celebrating our favourite legume spread: peanut butter! It’s a fact, November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. Peanut butter packs some nutritional punch with four grams of protein per tablespoon, delivers lots of heart healthy unsaturated fat, and leaves you feeling full. Crunchy,…

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GRG Gotta Try It! Original Animal Cookies

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With the Halloween candy dwindling (it’s almost gone, right?), you need to shift your taste buds to a snack that’s a less sweet after-supper treat, but one that still delivers a satisfying crunch. Enter: Original Animal Cookies! President’s Choice Organics Original Animal Cookies, to be exact. They have no artificial flavours or colours and with…

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GetReal this Halloween – Be a Switch Witch!


  Have you heard of the “Switch Witch”? She’s akin to the tooth fairy but instead of swapping teeth for money, she switches candy for non-food prizes. The concept is this in a few easy steps: Step 1 – Your kids go trick or treating and inevitably get a pillow case (or two!) full of…

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Get Real: Back to School Lunches Done Right

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Don’t lose sleep over back to school lunches. Use these tips to start the year off right. Involve your kids. Keep a list of staples that you always keep stocked at home and post it on the fridge. This can include foods like whole grain crackers, cheese, cucumbers, yogurt, apples, pumpkin seeds, raisins, carrots, etc. Let…

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Food Fraud Alert – Dempster’s Garden Vegetable Bread


Upon first laying eyes on Dempster’s latest creation, “garden vegetable bread”, a furrowing of the brow inevitably sets in. These days, poor little ol’ whole grain wheat bread has a bad rap so the brains at Dempster’s came up with a “fresh take” on it: adding veggies in it (specifically pumpkin and carrot). Is this…

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GetReal Product Alert: Baby Mum-Mums – NOT so Yum-Yum


This is one product that irks me to no end – it is one of the most useless, marketing-driven products I have ever seen on the shelves and in the mouths of cute, little unsuspecting babies. “The first 3 years of your child’s life is an ideal time to begin lifelong healthy eating habits” says…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Avocado Pancakes!


Happy Meatless Monday, y’all! Today, we feature a summer themed recipe featuring  “it’s too hot to turn on the oven” mentality: Avocado Pancakes! And besides, who doesn’t like breakfast for supper? Try these scrumpious pancakes and serve with a fresh salad and berries for a delish meal. No sweating over the BBQ required. Avocado Pancakes   Get This:…

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Summer Minestrone Soup

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Welcome to our Meatless Monday feature post series, highlighting the lovely season of summer! These days, a multitude of local and fresh fruits and veggies abound. What better way to celebrate summer’s oh-so-short sweetness than a soup recipe that combines many of the seasons offerings. A long ingredient list yes, this soup is non-fussy to…

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GetReal: The Truth about the Paleo Diet

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The Paleo diet seems to be the latest and greatest diet since Atkins. With a large group of dedicated followers and numerous health claims like, wait for it….. cancer prevention, one can’t help but wonder what is the secret to this diet and why aren’t I doing it?! Well, it seems like there is no…

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GRG: New Kid on the Omega block…Omega 7!


We’re heard of omega 3s, 6 and let’s not forget about omega 9 but there is new buzz about a cousin of theirs: omega 7! Read on to learn more about this (potential) super fat. Where is it Found? Omega 7 fats (aka palmitoleic acid) are found in Macadamian nuts, oily fish, and can be…

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GRG Product Review: Grainstorm Heritage Baking Mixes


We were asked to review the Grainstorm baking mixes. Here is our take: “Let’s make our baked goods good again” says the website. “Baked goods weren’t always junk food, but our modern industrial world has made them so. Let us take you back to when baking was done with natural whole grain flour, freshly milled.” –…

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GRG Product Review: Xyla Sugar Free Candies

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An interesting product came to us recently: Xyla Candies and Gum. Xlya products are sugar free and are made from xylitol which is a sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols do not contain alcohol but are actually sweeteners. Xylitol is the sweetener of choice in European countries and it’s only starting to gain popularity in North America….

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New McDonald’s Signature McWraps: Friend or Foe?


McDonald’s claims to have added new healthier items to their menu, like their Signature McWraps. Sure they are made with whole wheat tortillas (the first whole wheat product on their menu) and have some extra veggies to boast (aka a very small serving of tomato/cucumber/iceberg lettuce), but beyond that, proceed with caution. The calories of the…

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Meatless Monday: I Eats Me Spinach!


I’m Popeye the Sailorman! I’m Popeye the Sailorman. I’m strong to the finish cause I eat me spinach, I’m Popeye the Sailorman! I love spinach! I could have it any way, on anything, or with almost everything. It’s packed with nutrients, a good plant source of iron, and it’s tasty too! It’s versatile and can be…

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Meatless Monday: Asparagus is in the House!


It’s spring (I think?), which means asparagus is one of the first local veggies we will be enjoying. Besides making your pee stinky, asparagus is pretty darn awesome. It’s crunchy, it’s green and it cooks super fast. It boasts high iron, lots of vitamin K and a kick of fibre. Did you know it can…

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GetReal: Nutrition Matters for Your Eyes!


May is vision month. So what’s nutrition got to do with it? Lots! Here is the latest nutrition advice for maintaining healthy eyes: Eat dark green and orange vegetables every day. These veg are rich in vitamin A which has important functions within the eye including being able to see in colour and in low…

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GetReal: Sweet or Salty? Why we Love what we Love.


Interesting to chat about (but no real hard answers) whether you prefer Smarties or Doritos may be hard-wired into you. Let’s break down the two camps to shed a bit of light on the topic: Sweetly Determined: Sweet fiends were born that way: A craving for sweets leads infants to important, high-energy foods. Perception of…

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Meatless Monday: Mmmmm Strawberries!


I bet you can’t wait for summer! Warm weather, cool treats, sitting outside with friends enjoying a refreshing beverage….. But why wait? Here is a quick and easy recipe to bring you to a happy place where you can daydream about sitting outside and relaxing in the warm summer air. Strawberries. Delicious and nutritious! High…

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