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Protein is the primary component of muscles, hair, nails, skin, eyes, and internal organs, especially the heart and brain.  Proteins make up hemoglobin, antibodies, enzymes, neurotransmitters and many hormones like thyroid hormone and insulin.  The functions of protein also include communication, information processing and cell signalling. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.  They are divided into essential and...

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Vegetable Medley

As usual lately, this is a last minute meal that is comprised of what’s left in my kitchen.  I seem to go for long periods of time where I plan meals and shop accordingly.  Then I have long runs where I’m busy and end up using leftover produce and other ingredients.  This meal didn’t really have...

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Pasta Primavera

There are so many versions of pasta dishes.  Creamy, meaty, cheesy, veggie, oily…the list goes on and on.  White pasta is okay once in a while, in a restaurant for example, but it has been refined and stripped of fibre and key nutrients.  Try to always use whole grain pasta or even better, brown rice...

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Mixed Platter

I made falafel balls a few days ago and kept them in my fridge.  I don’t cook them until I’m ready to eat them.  The batter is fine to stay in the fridge for up to about 4 days.  If you don’t feel like a typical meal, try arranging a few different things on your...

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As new food trends continue to hit the market, we forget about the simple things.  Fruit is a great way to enjoy a healthy snack or breakfast.  It has lots of fibre, nutrients and vitamins that will keep you going throughout your busy day. Fruit is a great way to stabilize your blood sugar levels. ...

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Grated Salad

There is something about grating vegetables that make them taste delicious.  It brings out the water content in the food and also makes it easier to chew them.  This salad is a simple salad with mixed greens, sliced cucumbers and red peppers.  It is topped with grated carrots and beets, which not only adds colour...

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