Be thankful for cranberries' health benefits all year long 07:00 01/12/2018 No respectable Thanksgiving plate is without some form of cranberry, but the fruit's popularity seems to plummet the other 364 days of the year. That's a shame, nutrition experts say, because cranberries deliver a bundle of health benefits. And they're quite efficient: A cup … Continue reading Cranberries


Pesto Egg-in-a-Hole with Bacon

Ingredients 1 slice whole-grain bread 2 slices turkey bacon 1 teaspoon (5 ml) cooking oil 1 large egg 1 tablespoon (15 ml) store-bought pesto (or leftover homemade pesto) Method Cut a hole at the center of the bread using a circular 5cm cookie cutter. Set the bread aside. Cook bacon in a small, nonstick skillet … Continue reading Pesto Egg-in-a-Hole with Bacon

Veggie “Pizza” Omelet

Ingredients 1/4 cup (60 ml) bell peppers, chopped 1/4 cup (60 ml) onions, chopped 2 teaspoons (10 ml) olive oil, divided 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon (15 ml) milk 1/4 cup (60 ml) part-skim mozzarella, grated Method Heat one teaspoon olive oil in a small, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onions and peppers … Continue reading Veggie “Pizza” Omelet

Hard-Boiled Egg & Avocado Half Bagel

Ingredients 1/2 whole-grain bagel 1/2 medium avocado, mashed 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) garlic powder Salt and pepper, to taste 2 slices tomato 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced into quarters Method Toast the whole-grain bagel to desired doneness. Mix garlic powder, salt and pepper with the mashed avocado. Spread the avocado mixture onto the bagel. Top with … Continue reading Hard-Boiled Egg & Avocado Half Bagel

The Ultimate Fruit, Cheese and Nut Salad

Ingredients 3 c. spring greens 1 small apple or pear, cut into thin slices 1/2 c. grapes, sliced lengthwise 1/8 c. crumbled feta cheese 1/4 c. toasted walnut halves Method In a large bowl, toss greens, apples and grapes together. Pour favourite dressing over the fruit and lettuce, and toss again to combine. Top salad … Continue reading The Ultimate Fruit, Cheese and Nut Salad

What is a healthful diet?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Published: September 21, 2018 Do you know anyone on a diet? Have you ever been on a diet? The answer to both of those questions for everyone is “yes.” Technically, we all are “on a diet.” According to the first definition in most dictionaries, a “diet” consists of the “kinds of food … Continue reading What is a healthful diet?

9 Unusual Uses For Asprin

Remove perspiration stains Before you give up all hope of ever getting that sweat stain out of your good white dress shirt, try this: Crush two aspirins and mix the powder in 1/2 cup warm water. Soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for two to three hours. Restore hair colour Swimming … Continue reading 9 Unusual Uses For Asprin

6 Foods Skinny People Eat All The Time

By Alyssa Jung What do skinny people eat? Surprise: It’s not all carrots and celery. Dairy Studies back this up: Researchers from Harvard, Case Western Reserve, and Brown Universities examined the eating habits of more than 7,000 adults over three years and found that people who ate low- or non-fat dairy products at least twice … Continue reading 6 Foods Skinny People Eat All The Time

Are You Just Bad at Saying No or Are You Addicted?

BY  MOIRA LAWLER “I'm so addicted to this [show, food, hobby]!” is a phrase that’s thrown around nonchalantly. You may find yourself using it before reaching for another piece of cake, starting the next episode in a Netflix binge or engaging in an even more harmful vice. But despite how frequently the word is used … Continue reading Are You Just Bad at Saying No or Are You Addicted?