Posts Tagged ‘whole grains’

Great Grains: Barley

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We all know that whole grains are an important part of a well-balanced diet; full of protein, vitamins and minerals, fibre and antioxidants, a diet that includes whole grains can help reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. Getting whole grains in your diet is easy, as there are numerous multi-grain breads on our shelves to choose from. Starting off the day with a bowl of whole grain cereal like oatmeal or Red River Cereal is a great start.

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Canadian Favourites: Red River Cereal

 

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We are fond of the four seasons in Canada, it gives us a chance to change our wardrobe, our outdoor fitness activities and it gives us a chance to indulge in seasonal cuisine. Now that it actually feels like winter it’s a good time to indulge in a wintry morning standards like oatmeal or that classic Canadian breakfast favourite, Red River Cereal. On a hot summer day, maybe not so much, but Canadian winters and Red River Cereal have been going hand in hand and mitten in mitten since the early nineteen twenties.

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Let’s Get Freekeh

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Nutritionists are almost unanimous when it comes to espousing the health benefits of whole grains. So today let’s talk about one of the healthiest whole grains out there – freekeh.

Unlike refined flours, whole grains have their germ, endosperm and bran intact, providing fibre, plant protein, complex carbohydrates,  fats and oils and a multitude of  vitamins and minerals.    Continue »



Get Your Whole Grains – By the Glass

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You don’t need to eat a loaf of bread every day just to load up on whole grains. We’ve found an easier way!

We’ve written about alternatives to cow’s milk in the past, and are always excited to try new beverages that reduce reliance on the dairy industry. Substituting cow’s milk for nut milk, or other dairy-free alternative, even for a short period is a good way to partake in a vegan or vegetarian experience while cutting out a few calories as well. Variety is one of the elements that makes one’s diet stimulating, healthy and interesting and it is always fun to mix things up a bit, to try new tastes without sacrificing flavor or compromising nutrition while purchasing items that are ethically sourced, sustainable and good for the environment. It is also a bonus when we are able to source products manufactured in our own country, made with locally grown produce.  Continue »