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Reality Bites - My Meal Plan

April, 2013

April 14, 2013

Which is better: a donut or a muffin? Well, it’s important to check th...

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April 21, 2013

Are you getting enough fibre? Most Canadians don't. Men aged 19-50 s...

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February, 2013

February 3, 2013

Roasted red peppers give any dish a nice flavour. To make your own ro...

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February 10, 2013

Even though chia seeds seem to be a new food, they have been around da...

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February 17, 2013

Back in the day, a proper dinner consisted of serving meals "family st...

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February 24, 2013

An apple a day really does help to keep the doctor away. That's what ...

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January, 2013

January 6, 2013

When you are feeling hungry, ask yourself when the last time you had s...

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January 13, 2013

For a healthier snack, try kale chips. Wash and dry the kale leaves w...

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January 20, 2013

There is a new whole grain on the market, called Cavena Nuda (meaning ...

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January 27, 2013

Store apples in a crisper, far away from other fruits. Apples emit a ...

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November, 2012

November 4, 2012

Green tea contains cancer fighting compounds called catechins, but to ...

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November 11, 2012

Flaxseeds are a great source of cancer fighting lignans, heart healthy...

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November 18, 2012

For a delicious alternative to pasta, cook up a spaghetti squash. Whe...

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November 25, 2012

Got the munchies? Keep your fridge stocked with fresh cut veggies and ...

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October, 2012

October 7, 2012

Did you know that most people underestimate their daily caloric intake...

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October 14, 2012

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for the development of strong bones...

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October 21, 2012

Want to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables? Try this: have ...

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October 28, 2012

Halloween season can be time of chocolate and candy temptation. As if ...

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September, 2012

September 2, 2012

Strength training, such as lifting weights, helps to build and maintai...

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September 9, 2012

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to protect against heart disease and cer...

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September 16, 2012

Healthy eating definitely requires some time and energy. Before you he...

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September 23, 2012

Did you know that sodium (salt) is so abundant in our food supply that...

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September 30, 2012

Many of us know the “right” foods to eat, but often we eat too much. O...

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August, 2012

August 12, 2012

To make your own low-sodium chicken/turkey stock, place leftover carca...

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August 19, 2012

Did you know that consuming 1 can of pop/soda per day means that you w...

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August 26, 2012

Did you know that blueberries have the greatest antioxidant activity a...

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June, 2012

June 3, 2012

Approximately 60% of our body is made up of water. Therefore, it is im...

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June 10, 2012

The average person burns over 200 calories for every 10 minutes of wal...

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May, 2012

May 13, 2012

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest large amounts of lactos...

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May 20, 2012

If you are trying to manage your waistline, then you really need to mo...

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May 27, 2012

When reading food labels, take note of how much sodium is in the produ...

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April, 2012

April 1, 2012

For a tasty and healthy food switch-up, try spaghetti squash instead o...

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April 8, 2012

With Easter here and Peter Cottontail bearing down on us, be careful w...

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April 22, 2012

Did you know that not getting enough sleep can interfer with weight lo...

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April 29, 2012

The next time you finish a rigourous workout, you may want to replenis...

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March, 2012

March 4, 2012

Growing up we were encouraged eat spinach so that we could be strong l...

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March 11, 2012

Consuming some foods together can increase their nutritional value as ...

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March 18, 2012

Cook up a large batch of brown rice, or quinoa on weekends to use as a...

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March 25, 2012

Cook once, eat twice. When cooking a meal, make enough for another me...

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February, 2012

February 5, 2012

Add adequate vitamin D to your other immunity boosters to help prevent...

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February 12, 2012

If you consider chocolate to be a food group, then you'll like this. ...

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February 19, 2012

Did you know that dinner plates have increased in size by 25% since th...

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February 26, 2012

Do you find it difficult to drink enough water during the day? You ar...

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January, 2012

January 8, 2012

Not sure what to do with your leftover vegetables? Puree them and add...

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January 22, 2012

Detox diets and body cleanses are dietary plans that claim to have det...

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January 29, 2012

Move over rice and make room for quinoa. This grain is actually a see...

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December, 2011

December 4, 2011

No time to make healthy meals? Then pull out your crockpot. A bit of...

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December 11, 2011

Holiday eating is upon us and to help decrease the amount of calories ...

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December 18, 2011

Indulging in a little eggnog latte this time of year? Well, you may w...

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December 25, 2011

Don't throw out the turkey carcass. Boil it up and separate the meat ...

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July, 2011

July 3, 2011

Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day. Research has sh...

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July 17, 2011

With summer on here and camping season already begun, it’s important t...

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June, 2011

June 5, 2011

Popcorn is considered a whole grain and contains may nutrients such as...

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June 12, 2011

Did you know that sports drinks are designed to be consumed only durin...

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June 19, 2011

Increasing physical activity does not have to disrupt your life rather...

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June 26, 2011

Hot days often mean stopping to buy a tasty, icy, cold beverage. But b...

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May, 2011

May 1, 2011

Can't start your day without a good cup of coffee? Well, be sure to ch...

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May 8, 2011

Nuts and seeds are a great source of vitamins and minerals and a good ...

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May 22, 2011

When baking, it is well known that you can replace part or all of the ...

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May 29, 2011

Studies have shown that people who track their daily food intake are m...

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April, 2011

April 10, 2011

Make your own salad dressings. Most store-bought salad dressings cont...

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April 17, 2011

Always be prepared for snacks or a delayed meal when out. Before you ...

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February, 2011

February 6, 2011

Always store apples in a crisper, away from other fruits. They will e...

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January, 2011

January 2, 2011

A recent study shows a link between regular tooth brushing and healthi...

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January 9, 2011

A handful of walnuts daily, helps to keep your mind sharp. According ...

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January 30, 2011

Steam a mug of low fat milk and add your favorite sugar-free flavoring...

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December, 2010

December 5, 2010

There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in fish and fish oils...

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December 12, 2010

Whole wheat vs whole grain or multi grain…what is the difference? The ...

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December 19, 2010

What common household grocery product can help strengthen bones, teeth...

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December 26, 2010

Berries rank on the top of the fruit list due to their rich antioxidan...

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November, 2010

November 7, 2010

Eat your greens! Research shows that eating dark green vegetables can ...

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November 14, 2010

Do you need a multi-vitamin? If you are in good health, then a well ba...

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November 21, 2010

As cold and flu season is upon us, it’s important to boost our body’s ...

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November 28, 2010

Going out for supper? If you are having steak, avoid the prime rib as ...

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October, 2010

October 3, 2010

Just a reminder for all persons living in northern regions of the worl...

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October 17, 2010

When our weight starts to climb gradually over the years ( 1 – 2 pound...

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October 24, 2010

Are you at a weight-loss plateau? Are you finding it difficult to loss...

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September, 2010

September 6, 2010

Although caffeine can help perk us up in the morning or mid-afternoon,...

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September 27, 2010

Did you know that vitamin C is affected by oxygen exposure, pH, heat, ...

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August, 2010

August 8, 2010

With the summer here, BBQ season is upon us. It is important to practi...

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August 22, 2010

Barbequeing is a very quick method of cooking as the grill surface hea...

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May, 2010

May 23, 2010

Chocolate made from cocoa beans are known to be rich in plant compound...

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March, 2010

March 7, 2010

Did you know that non-dairy coffee whiteners may be cholesterol free b...

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February, 2010

February 7, 2010

When we think of milk and dairy products, we think of strong bones and...

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February 14, 2010

Having a hard time getting motivated to exercise? Consider using a ped...

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February 28, 2010

Most of us know that exercise is necessary for weight management and g...

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January, 2010

January 17, 2010

One of the best ways to increase your metabolism is by moving more! Ac...

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January 24, 2010

Want to try a new snack? How about edamame? These are soybeans that ar...

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January 31, 2010

You may have heard or seen the word “prebiotics” in relation to probio...

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December, 2009

December 6, 2009

Canned beans are often a quick and nutritious source of protein and fi...

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November, 2009

November 22, 2009

“Probiotics” are live bacteria that beneficially affect the stomach an...

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August, 2009

August 23, 2009

The American Institute for Cancer Research suggests that marinating me...

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July, 2009

July 12, 2009

Tomatoes are a great source of lycopenes – an antioxidant that protect...

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July 19, 2009

Grilling is not only a healthier way of cooking, but it also uses less...

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May, 2009

May 31, 2009

The word “light” or “lite” is often used on food labels to describe a ...

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April, 2009

April 5, 2009

To keep nuts and seeds fresh, divide them into little snack bags and f...

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April 12, 2009

Add a teaspoon of water when browning ground beef as this will help pu...

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April 19, 2009

Did you know that peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and b...

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April 26, 2009

When you have a spoonful or two of leftover vegetables after a meal (l...

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March, 2009

March 1, 2009

For fluffier, whiter rice, add one teaspoon of lemon juice per 1 litre...

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March 8, 2009

When picking a melon, smell it for freshness and ripeness. Check to se...

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March 15, 2009

All-purpose flour is blended during milling to achieve a protein conte...

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March 22, 2009

To create a moist meatloaf, put your dried breadcrumbs aside. Instead,...

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February, 2009

February 1, 2009

Lettuce keeps better if you store it in your refrigerator without wash...

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February 8, 2009

For juicier hamburger, add cold water to the beef before grilling. Add...

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February 15, 2009

To get more juice out of your lemons, microwave it for 15 seconds and ...

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February 22, 2009

The best way to store fresh celery is to wrap it in aluminum foil and ...

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January, 2009

January 11, 2009

To make a fat-free broth, chill the broth in the refrigerator or freez...

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January 18, 2009

Romaine lettuce has three times as much vitamin C and six times as muc...

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January 25, 2009

To keep cauliflower white while cooking, add a little milk to the wate...

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