Sunday Brunch: Perfectly Pumpkin Pancakes

Adding pumpkin keeps these pancakes moist and boosts the fibre, iron and vitamin A. Pumpkin is super-packed with vitamin A, a nutrient we need for healthy eyes and skin. One of these pancakes, topped with natural peanut butter and sautéed (or not) apples, is the stuff that snacking dreams are made of! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Makes: 18 pancakes. A serving is 2 pancakes. Ingredients 2 cups (500 ml) whole grain whole wheat flour 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda ½ tsp (2 ml) salt ¼ tsp (1 ml) ground nutmeg 1 cup (250 ml) milk 1 cup (250 ml) pure pumpkin puree (not pie filling) ¼ cup (60 ml) plain Greek yogurt 2 eggs 2 tbsp (30 ml) canola oil 2 tbsp (30

Real food fuel: roasted tomato and red pepper soup

“I think I’ve died and gone to soup heaven.” That’s what I thought the minute I sipped this soup off my spoon. The flavour bursts from the roasted tomatoes, garlic, red pepper and just-made pesto. Add in the crunch of the Good bean chickpeas (for added protein and fibre) and you’ve got a drool-worthy meal in a bowl. Vegetable-based soups like this one are a simple way to get a whole lot of veggies into your life. Since veggie intake is linked better health, from healthy weights to healthy hearts, we should all try for a little more plant power! I recommend you fill at least half your plate with vegetables and this soup is right on target! Enjoy! Roasted Grape Tomato & Red Pepper Soup Prep ti

Should You Be Eating Blueberries for Your Brain?

I make a point of supporting students with a passion for nutrition. From time to time, I’ll feature student guest posts. This post is written by Olivia Lovrics, a student at the University of Guelph studying Biomedical Sciences and Nutritional Sciences. She loves everything about food, including learning about it and eating it! Ads for anti-aging products and brain-boosting supplements are ubiquitous; the information can often be contradictory, misleading and overwhelming… and appealing. Before you are tempted to buy expensive supplements, consider buying a pint of local blueberries instead. These little blue berries may actually help prevent age-related declines in brain functioning. Bluebe

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