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New Year Resolutions

Posted by alegendre on 2013-01-7 10:18

Don’t you love the New Year? It almost seems like we can start all over and finally become that productive, successful, healthy, happy person we've always aspired to be, right? The trouble is that once we realize it takes...

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Holiday cooking with kids

Posted by alegendre on 2012-12-17 11:44

Every family has its own special holiday traditions. One of our favourites is baking cookies using a variety of cookie cutters, some of which were purchased during family vacations while others were used by my husband when he was a...

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20 small changes to a healthier you

Posted by alegendre on 2012-11-14 12:52

When I do personal counseling, I am always amazed by the differences in attitude in people. Some people, who would be considered healthy by most, are eager to make some positive changes to their almost-perfect diet, whereas others,...

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Cooking with fall vegetables

Posted by alegendre on 2012-11-7 12:21

As you may have heard me say before, fall is my favourite season!  It didn’t used to be, but the...

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What to do with all the candy?

Posted by alegendre on 2012-11-5 9:21

Halloween is so much fun for the kids; all the dressing up, the special activities at school, the trick-or-treating, the special scary movies.  And I have to admit that I enjoy it probably just as much as they do!  And as...

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Going nuts for nut-free snacks

Posted by alegendre on 2012-10-23 14:29

My first child started school this year. This, of course, meant that I would now need to pack healthy lunches...

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Make your Thanksgiving Healthy

Posted by alegendre on 2012-10-5 8:32

As a health-conscious cook and passionate eater, I've always loved Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that is centered around family, friends and food. The turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, all the seasonal veggies on the...

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Can one apple a day keep the doctor away?

Posted by alegendre on 2012-09-12 14:29

Now that the days are starting to get shorter and the nights are getting cooler, we can smell fall is in the air. I can’t help but remember the first year when I moved back to Canada. Following a 15–year layover in the...

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Healthy lunches for healthy minds

Posted by alegendre on 2012-09-6 12:48

Is the idea of another start to the school year and packing lunches giving you an anxiety attack?  And even after all your efforts to try to provide your kids with healthy and balanced lunches; do they just end up coming back in...

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Beets, bears, Battlestar Galactica

Posted by alegendre on 2012-08-15 10:13

I was asked to write about ONE seasonal vegetable for this blog… sure this sounds easy but with the abundance of vegetables in season right now, this is practically impossible. It was a close race between tomatoes and beets...

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