Journey To Healthy Eating 2017: November Edition

Journey To Healthy Eating 2017: November Edition

Kate Chury, RD. Registered Dietitian, Calgary, Alberta. 

This month we are learning to include the foods which keep our blood pressure in check. Hypertension is all too prevalent but there are some dietary and lifestyle factors that are in your control. 

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Leftovers Re-Imagined: 10 Ways to Transform Leftover Meals

Leftovers Re-Imagined: 10 Ways to Transform Leftover Meals

Kate Chury, RD. Registered Dietitian. Calgary, Alberta.

Leftovers get a bad rap. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. It really doesn’t. While some leftovers get better with age, others can be transformed into new and dare I say, better, creations. That’s what I’m here to talk about today - reinventing or re-imagining our leftovers. 

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Journey To Healthy Eating 2017 - May Edition

Journey To Healthy Eating 2017 - May Edition

Feed your gut? Aren’t we feeding our gut by just eating? Well, yes and no.

All that we eat does pass through our digestive system but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about choosing foods that promote the growth of healthy bacteria in our large intestine, or colon. 

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This Dietitian's Top 5 Foods

This Dietitian's Top 5 Foods

Dietitians are often asked what we eat. The truth is that most of us Registered Dietitians eat a pretty balanced and varied diet. We usually don’t follow diet fads or label our way of eating too specifically, other than calling it “healthy and balanced”. A healthy way of eating can mean many things….so, that doesn’t really answer the question “what do you eat?”, does it?

To give you a quick glimpse into my diet, here are my top 5 favourite foods I tend to keep on hand. 

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Orange, Ginger, and Turmeric Smoothie

If you've ever wondered what sunshine tastes like, look no further. This smoothie should be called sunshine in a glass. The combination of orange, ginger and turmeric will wake up you up and delight your senses. As both ginger and turmeric come from the same family, their taste profiles complement each other very well. Give it a try, you won't be dissappointed. 

This Orange, Ginger and Turmeric Smoothie is packed with vitamins B and C, potassium, and folate. The ginger and turmeric provide antioxidants, and anti inflammatory phytonutrients. Curcumin, the active component of turmeric has long believed to have medicinal properties including inhibition of cancer cells as well as protecting against Alzheimer's disease.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges, quartered and peeled
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated 
  • 1 large or 2 small bananas
  • 1 tsp turmeric, ground
  • 1.5 cups plain yogurt
Turmeric's active ingredient curcumin is thought to provide antioxidant  and anti inflammatory benefits.  

Turmeric's active ingredient curcumin is thought to provide antioxidant  and anti inflammatory benefits.  

Method:

  1. Place orange quarters in blender with 1/4 cup of water. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add grated ginger, bananas, turmeric and yogurt.
  3. Blend until smooth.

Makes 2 servings