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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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..
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.
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.
The Benefits of Lutein for Healthy Eyes
One well-known health benefit of eggs is undoubtedly the high protein content. But there’s another really cool benefit to be excited about. Eggs are a source of lutein, a natural compound in the carotenoid family that’s linked to improved eye sight.
Meal Planning For Your Best Health
My weeknight dinners run smoothly when I have a plan in place. So, on Sunday nights, I take a few minutes to sit down and plan out what we’ll eat during the upcoming weeknights. I get input from my family to see if there’s something their craving, and we sync calendars to see how many people will be home for dinner each night.
Hot Food & Nutrition Trends for 2019
Attending trade shows, reading food industry blogs and talking to dietitians and fellow foodies provides me with a great overview of what’s coming up in terms of new ingredients, foods, flavours and wellness trends. These food trends feed into the never-ending innovation wheel at Burnbrae Farms. Whether we are developing new recipes or researching new product lines, we like to be forward-thinking. I thought it would be fun to share some of the trends that are predicted to be hot for 2019.
Around the World with Eggs
Confessions of an egg farmer: one of the reasons I love to travel is to see how eggs are used in global cuisine! From Africa to France to India, eggs are a staple of diets and can be used in so many versatile and delicious ways.
The Facts about Eggs and Omega-3 Fats
Here at Burnbrae Farms, we often get questions about omega-3 fats and eggs. I hope with today’s blog posting that I will help you understand omega-3 fats, why they are important for health, and how eggs contribute as a source of this important nutrient.