20 Ways to Get More Plants on Your Plate

Welcome to week 4! Are you ready to get energized? I know I am! Getting more fruit and vegetables in at each meal is not new news. If I had a dollar for every time someone told me to eat more fruit and vegetables I would be a rich fancy lady by now, but unfortunately, this age old advice is harder to put into action than it sounds. Looking for inspiration on how to do this? Look no further and I promise you these tips will not include eating a salad at every meal. But before we jump into them let’s talk about how much produce to buy and storage because we all hate food waste.

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Turkey Transparency

Let’s talk turkey! Before making your purchase of a brightly packaged bird it is important to know where your food comes from and all the people involved in the process. A few months ago, I pulled on my rubber boats and trekked out to Island Bison Ranch to tell you the story behind their farm. Today I’ll introduce you to Rossdown Farms and Natural Foods in Abbotsford. Full disclosure - I thought I was heading to their turkey farm but it ended up being their processing plant, which opened my eyes to the production of poultry.

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What this Dietitian and You are Deficient in

Lately I’ve been feeling like the last remaining cheerleader for fibre. Everyone with their crazy paleo and keto diets have decided to abandon this amazing nutrient and are now suffering the consequences. Bloated? Constipated? Unexplained diarrhea? Gas? (Sounds like a Pepto-Bismol ad?!?) Well you might just be fibre deficient. Even if your gut is healthy and happy, I’m betting that you’re still not consuming an adequate amount of fibre a day because we all are deficient – even me!

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Beyond Ocean Wise

British Columbians can rejoice as Choices Markets now offers 100% Ocean Wise fresh seafood – a first in this province! Ocean Wise is so important because it makes sustainable seafood easy. Seafood lovers do not need to think twice about the environmental impacts of transporting and preserving catch once we see that Ocean Wise symbol on our seafood. Ocean Wise addresses fishing & farming techniques, resource management to protect the health of our waters, by-catch concerns and species abundance but let’s move beyond Ocean Wise and talk about two other fishy concerns.  

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