Sensational Snacks with Eggs

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By Carol Harrison, RD  Eggs are one of the most versatile superfoods. Many Canadians—including me—eat eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their appeal is obvious: eggs are delicious and easy to prepare, and they’re a budget-friendly source of protein and other essential nutrients. With all of these benefits in mind, I can’t help but wonder:…

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Celebrate Food as More than Nourishment

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By Carol Harrison, RD As we move beyond the pandemic, many Canadians intend to recommit to improving and maintaining their health. How can we, as fitness professionals, help? Not only are we craving better health, we are craving connection too. That includes the connection to the people who produce our food, the people we eat…

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Everything You Need to Know About Eggs  

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By Carol Harrison, RD  March is Nutrition Month in Canada, and it’s a great opportunity to remind your fitness clients and class participants about the synergistic effects of eating well and exercising. Don’t be surprised if they have questions – there’s a lot of conflicting and confusing nutrition advice out there.   Keeping up with developments…

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What’s All the Buzz About Plant-Based Diets? 

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By Carol Harrison, RD  It seems everywhere you look on social media, lifestyle influencers and trendy eateries are touting the benefits of plant-based diets. We could all benefit from eating more veggies, fruit, and other whole plant foods, but what is often missing in the conversation is a critical look at what should come off…

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10 Nutrients That Support Immune Health

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By Carol Harrison, RD  Cold and flu season is here, and your clients may be looking to improve their immunity. Regular exercise supports optimal immune health, but your clients are likely also interested in how to ramp up their defenses with good nutrition.   Reality Check: Health Canada reports that nearly half (~46 per cent) of calories consumed by Canadians come from…

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3 Better-for-You Holiday Baking Hacks (Plus Recipe!)

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We all have favourite holiday baked treats, from cakes and cookies to tarts and truffles. This season, enjoy your tried-and-true decadent desserts – maybe with a healthy-ish twist. I’ll share a tip for reducing sugar in recipes, but in my books, better-for-you baking is more about adding nourishing ingredients like fruit, veggies, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats than taking…

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Morning, Noon and Night: Why Eggs Are Always a Good Idea

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How do you like your eggs? I am partial to scrambled, poached, and sunny-side up – just three of the many ways to enjoy this nutritious superfood. Remind your clients to keep a carton of eggs in their fridge to always have a delicious source of protein – and that is not all. Here are why eggs deserve a bigger role in your clients’ diets:  They are a…

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3 Ways to Promote Nutrient-Dense Food Choices

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Do your clients eat a nutritious diet – or are they just thinking about it?   People often have good intentions to eat healthy, but data published this summer shows that many Canadians are falling short. With almost half (45 per cent) of the calories in the Canadian diet coming from calorie-rich nutrient poor ultra-processed food, it is no wonder…

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3 Time-Saving Hacks for Eating Well

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Your clients likely know the importance of healthy eating but many think they’re too busy for it. What they need are time-saving strategies that they can stick with. It takes time to adopt new habits, so suggest these three and encourage your clients to choose one they feel they can succeed at.   1. Start meal planning.  When we…

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5 Super-Simple, Crave-Healthy Snack Ideas

Snacking is hotter than ever. Consumer research has confirmed that people expect it to become a regular habit. Roughly 80 per cent of Canadians snack daily, and almost one-quarter of our calories come from snacks. So, more than ever, quality snack choices matter! Guide your clients to choose better-for-you, nourishing snacks with protein, healthy fats, quality carbs, fiber, and…

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