Health & Wellness

How to Make Quality Food Choices
Dietitians of Canada say that making quality food choices means emphasizing nutrient-rich choices, fiber and whole grains, and limiting salt, fat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and items that do not belong to a food group, such as sweets, greasy snack foods, soft drinks and rich desserts.   The... More »
Chinese Stir-Fry (diabetes-Friendly)
Carefully planned, nutritious meals and sensible portion sizes are an essential part of diabetes management. Diabetes Meals for Good Health by Karen Graham makes meal planning easy and straightforward, so it’s no wonder that the first edition has nearly 100,000 copies in print. More »
A Smart Step to Eating Better: Cook at Home More Often
Dietitians of Canada’s cookbook Cook! edited by registered dietitian Mary Sue Waisman is destined to become one of your favorites! This book combines healthy cooking with ‘deliciousness’ to help you (no matter where you live) prepare and eat healthy food.When choosing healthy recipes at home, aim... More »
Taco Soup (diabetes-friendly)
Your favorite hearty bowl of soup with crackers makes a great lunch on a chilly fall day! Make this taco soup ahead, and freeze any leftovers. It is great for another lunch or for a dinner. More »
How to Make 'Healthy Fat' Choices
Making Healthy Fat Choices   Here are some general tips that will help you make healthy fat choices: •         Limit the total amount of fat you eat. •         Choose food products with a lower amount of fat per... More »
Ten Changes for Good Health
Carefully planned, nutritious meals and sensible portion sizes are an essential part of successful health management.Karen Graham, RD, Certified Diabetes Educator, and author of Diabetes Meals for Good Health, gives us her  top ten suggestions for good health:1. Eat Breakfast2. Eat Proper... More »
How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
 Losing Weight and Keeping It Off More than half of North American adults are presently considered overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for a variety of health problems, such as heart disease, some types of cancer, type-2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, respiratory disease, sleep... More »
Types of Diabetes
 Diabetes means there is too much sugar in your blood.Pre-diabetes Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but lower than what is diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. You may hear this condition called: •    borderline diabetes •    Impaired fasting... More »
Roti with Curried Chickpeas and Potato Fillling (diabetes-friendly)
Rotis and chapatis are flat East Indian breads made from flour and water. Rotis or chapatis can be bought ready-made. If you can’t find rotis for this recipe, wrap 3⁄4 cup (175 mL) filling in 2 chapatis or one 10-inch (25 cm) tortilla. Two-thirds of a cup (150 mL) of rice could also replace a roti... More »
Pasta and Broccoli Gratin (diabetes-friendly)
A classic with a twist, this cheesy pasta dish is hearty enough for a main course. More »
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