Turning Over a New Leaf; a New Eco-Friendly Collaboration at Burnbrae Farms

Burnbrae Farms was founded in 1891 and is recognized today as a leader by Canada's agricultural and food industries. As ...

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The Importance of Eggs During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a special time for soon-to-be-mommas. I remember being pregnant with my daughter, who is now almost 16 years old, and being so excited about becoming a new mother. I wanted to do everything right for my baby and bought the giant pregnancy books available at the time and read them religiously. I remember early on being advised by my friend, who is a doctor, to start taking multi-vitamins specifically for pregnant women to ensure that I was getting enough B vitamins and other nutrients critical for my developing child. I was grateful for the advice and eager to learn anything I could to help me on my new adventure with my baby.

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Reducing By-Products and Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Cardboard Balers

At Burnbrae Farms we are proud to produce nutritious affordable eggs for Canadians while working to protect and enrich the environment. As part of that commitment, we closely monitor energy and water use, divert waste from landfills, recycle and compost egg shells, and reuse the water used to wash the eggs. One of our major commitments is our extensive program for reusing and recycling cardboard and plastic, done through baling our waste.

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Five Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Meal

As Canada’s Food Guide suggests, it’s important to ensure that you fill a quarter of your plate with protein at every meal. Many people hear the word ‘protein’ and immediately think of a nice juicy steak (yum). But that’s not the only way to fill your plate! Here are five protein-rich foods that I often put on my plate. These are all complete proteins, which means they carry all of the amino acids that your body requires for proper functioning.

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Eggs and Low-Carb Diets

I’m so fortunate to work in an environment where nutrition and food are top of mind with many of the ...

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Turkey Bacon Eggs Benedict

Ingredients (serves 4): 8 fresh Naturegg Omega 3 Nestlaid eggs1 bunch spinach1 tsp butter8 strips Butterball Turkey Bacon4 English muffins, ...

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Mother's Day!

What’s not to love about Mother’s Day? Hand-crafted cards, gifts and creative recipes. It’s a day to honor moms and ...

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Eggs and the Importance of Folic Acid

I remember when I was pregnant with my first child, and there was a strong public health message to ensure women of child-bearing age were taking the vitamin folic acid. I was always fascinated that researchers could drill down to such a specific link between one vitamin and maternal health. Since eggs are a source of folate, I’ve always been interested in this nutrient. In addition to maternal health, it has a bunch of other links to human health, and that’s what I’m going to share with you today.

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The Ultimate Additions To Your Easter Menu!

It’s finally that time of year! The grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and spring ...

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Scoop on Poop

At Burnbrae Farms manure is not a waste product. It is a valuable asset that comes off of our farms and is rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, all the nutrients you need to grow great crops. We actually have a waiting list of farmers who want to buy our manure to use as organic fertilizer.

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Five Nutrition Myths to Stop Believing

Growing up surrounded by food and nutrition, I’ve seen many fad diets come and go. I’ve watched nutrition change over the years as science progresses, and I’ve seen how celebrities and social media content have muddied the waters. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe. So, I asked my dietitian colleagues for the five nutrition myths they wish people would stop believing, and here’s what they told me..

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The New Canada’s Food Guide Is Here!

The new guide is so much more than this one image. It’s a suite of online resources, which is meant to encourage a healthy pattern of eating. In addition to providing guidance on what we should eat, the new guidelines also look at how we eat, and offers insights about cooking more often, eating with others and being mindful of your eating habits.

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Scrambled Eggs – More Than Just An Emergency Dinner

You might be surprised to know that scrambled eggs are often the first step towards gastronomic delights at my dinner table. Oh sure, there are nights when I barely have the energy or time to put much more than a few scrambled eggs on my plate and call it dinner. But, more often than not, scrambled eggs are the “culinary superstar” of my dinner plans.

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