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Healthy Recipes

One of the benefits of preparing your own meals is that you control the ingredients. 

  • Look for recipes that call for high quality, nutritious ingredients such as dark green or orange vegetables, whole grains such as barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa and wild rice. 
  • To reduce your fat intake use skim, 1% or 2% milk in recipes and trim visible fat from meats and remove skin from poultry. 
  • Try meat alternatives such as legumes (dried beans, peas, lentils).  They’re a great source of protein and fibre, and low in fat. 
  •  Use vegetable oils such as canola, olive and soybean, or soft margarines that are low in saturated and trans fat (non-hydrogenated).  Limit butter, hard margarine, lard and shortening. 
  • When planning meals and snacks; aim to include foods from at least 3 food groups at meals and at least 2 food groups at snacks.
 
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