The Power of the Smoothie By Doug Cook RD, MHSc

When it comes to healthy eating, it’s important not to get bogged down with dietary dogma; rules that more often ...

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Nutrition Facts & Specialty Eggs

Today I’m going to tell you more about the beneficial nutrients in these specialty eggs. As a company, we have specifically focused on omega-3 and lutein. Why? Because these are two nutrients that many Canadians are not getting enough of. Our aim is to develop products to help close the nutrient gap by offering nutritious and delicious options.

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Nutrition Facts & Eggs - Decoding the Nutrients in Eggs

You’ve probably heard that eggs are healthy because they are full of nutrients. But have you ever wondered exactly what’s found in eggs and why they are so nutritious? Amazingly, I can write a top 10 list of the nutrients in eggs, and still not cover all of the amazing health benefits! But as a start, here’s an overview of the top 10 nutrients you will find in two regular large eggs.

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Eggs At Your BBQ? You Bet!

On sweltering days, when it’s too hot to turn on the oven to make dinner, here’s my back up plan: I turn to the backyard grill for many of my family’s summer meals. Over the years, I’ve tried dozens of amazing egg recipes on my barbeque, and today I’m going to share some of my favourites with you. Eggs on the barbeque? It sounds surprising, but a whole new world of flavour awaits you with these delicious ideas.

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Get more from your salads with the help of eggs!

We all have our favourite food pairings. Some people like peanut butter and jelly, while others favour that famous comfort food combo of macaroni and cheese. But my favourite food pairing is a little bit more obscure – it’s eggs and salad, and today I’m going to tell you why these work so well together.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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