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Dating a couch potato: 5 simple ways to add nutritious foods into your relationship

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A couple cookingWhile chocolate and candy may be the stuff of sweethearts, infusing your relationship with healthy eating habits is more likely to leave you in a sweet spot when it comes to mood, energy and your overall health. Making small changes that pack a nutritional punch will boost your overall health and still allow you to enjoy the moments – and foods – you love most!

  • Makeover your movie snacks: If your idea of date night is snuggling up with snacks and a movie for two, it’s time for a makeover. A healthy snack makeover, that is. Switch out microwave popcorn for air-popped; you can control the added
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Top 5 tips to avoid the pitfalls of a plant-based diet

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Women Looking at food on a plateDone right, a vegetarian diet boasts a wide range of health benefits. Safe and nutritious, a balanced plant-based diet is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and low in saturated fat. Studies show that a well-planned vegetarian diet can help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers! But, there’s more to a healthy vegetarian diet than just cutting out meat because nutrients such as protein, iron, zinc, vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are harder to obtain as a vegetarian. Knowing the common mistakes vegetarians make will help you prevent nutrient deficiencies and maximize the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Pitfall #1: If

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Simply cook and enjoy!

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Simply cook and enjoyMarch is nutrition month, and this year we are inspiring Canadians to get back into the kitchen with the theme, Simply cook and enjoy! Canadians are re-connecting with their families to cook at home, eat better, and enjoy real food.

While preparing healthy, nutritious meals can seem like a challenge with the busy lifestyles we lead today, eating well doesn’t have to be overwhelming, complicated or stressful. Taking the time for yourself and your family to actually sit down and enjoy a meal can be one of the best and healthiest parts of your week.

Plan, plan, plan!

Planning what to eat ahead of time can help create healthy eating habits that will become a way of life. Try …

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Win the gold for a healthy heart!

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heart healthLet the Olympians at this year’s winter games be your inspiration as we celebrate Heart Month. The best way to get more active and stay active is to make physical activity a family affair. Include physical activities into your family schedule and support the importance of an active family lifestyle for a healthy heart, mind and body.

You could start by taking a walk with the family after dinner three days a week or scheduling a weekly Saturday afternoon trip to the pool. Enjoy the outdoors with family activities like hiking, cycling, walking, or skating. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try new activities together like yoga, table tennis or gardening.

Let’s take a look at some healthy nutrition options …

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How to plan a festive vegetarian dinner

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vegan_festive_dinnerWhen we think of holiday meals, we tend to conjure up images of turkey, ham, stuffing and gravy, none of which satisfies a vegetarian diet. Indeed, planning a vegetarian holiday menu may take some creativity, but the results can be surprisingly delicious and healthy. Whether you have a single vegetarian guest to your house or you are experimenting with vegetarian options this holiday season, these tips will help get you started.

1.    Vegetarian 101: Keep it separate! – If you have a vegetarian guest at your holiday table, keep the meat separate where possible.  For example, instead of cooking root vegetables at the bottom of your meat pan, roast them in a separate pan with olive oil and fresh herbs. …

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