Nutrition Newsletter: Minute Nutrition News

Lettuce in the grocery store may be available all year round, but field-grown lettuce has a short season from June to October. Learn more in this issue about types of Ontario lettuce, how to grow your own lettuce, and get recipes for lettuce wraps for the summer!

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July 2019 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Lettuce
(Recipe of the Month: Four Ways to Eat Lettuce Wraps this Summer)

June 2019 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Green Onions
(Recipe of the Month: Cheesy Corn Fritters)

May 2019 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Radishes
(Recipe of the Month: Greek Salad)

April 2019 Issue – What’s the Concern with Arsenic in Rice?
(Recipe of the Month: Weeknight Chicken Quinoa Stew)

March 2019 Issue – Nutrition Month: Unlock the Potential of Food
(Recipe of the Month: Bruschetta Fish)

February 2019 Issue – Meet the New Food Guide
(Recipe of the Month: Quinoa and Veggie Casserole)

January 2019 Issue – Get the Facts on the Keto Diet
(Recipe of the Month: Golden Beet Soup)

December 2018 Issue – Non-Food Ideas for Stocking Stuffers
(Recipe of the Month: Lentil, Avocado and Peanut Butter Brownie)

November 2018 Issue – Top Five Nutrients to Fight the Cold
(Recipe of the Month: Spicy Chicken and Squash Stew)

October 2018 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Beans
(Recipe of the Month: Magnificent Minestrone Soup)

September 2018 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Brussels Sprouts
(Recipe of the Month: Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts)

August 2018 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Raspberries
(Recipe of the Month: Quick and Easy Low-Sugar Raspberry Jam)

July 2018 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Rapini
(Recipe of the Month: Cheesy Mushroom, Pork and Rapini Pizza

June 2018 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Sugar Snap Peas
(Recipe of the Month: Chilled Snap Peas with Simple Dressing)

May 2018 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Asparagus
(Recipe of the Month: Basic Seasoned Roasted Asparagus)

April 2018 Issue – Spring Makeover Guide for Your Kitchen
(Recipe of the Month: Pesto Beet and Butternut Squash Noodles with Honey Balsamic Tofu)

January 2018 Issue – Why is Making Lifestyle Change So Hard?
(Recipe of the Month: Lentil Spaghetti Sauce)

December 2017 Issue – The Superstar in Your Homemade Pot of Chili
(Recipe of the Month: Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies)

November 2017 Issue – Turmeric: Miracle Spice or Overhype?
(Recipe of the Month: Turmeric Tea / Golden Milk)

September 2017 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Bok Choy
(Recipe of the Month: Korea-Inspired Bok Choy Salad)

August 2017 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Leeks
(Recipe of the month: Vichyssoise Soup)

July 2017 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Beets
(Recipe of the Month: Beet Greens Pesto Pasta served with Raw Beet Salad in Citrus Dressing)

June 2017 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Radicchio
(Recipe of the Month: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Radicchio)

May 2017 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Spinach
(Recipe of the Month: Espinacas con Garbanzos / Spinach with Chickpeas)

April 2017 Issue – Eating Local and Seasonal: Cucumbers
(Recipe of the Month: Asian Inspired Cucumber Salad)

March 2017 Nutrition Month Fact Sheets and 12 featured recipes
Food Fads: Ugh! How do I know which information to trust?
Digestive Woes: Eek! What’s causing all this gas?
Picky Eating: Grr! Why is family mealtime such mayhem?
Eating and Stress:  Help! I eat when I’m stressed!
Managing a Condition: Sigh! How can I manage my diabetes?

February 2017 Issue – Healthy Bugs for a Healthy Gut
(Recipe of the Month: Easy Kefir Pancakes)

January 2017 Issue – Have You Heard of the Mediterranean Diet?
(Recipe of the Month: Mediterranean Kale, Cannellini and Farro Stew)

December 2016 Issue – Ten Ways to Use Leftover Turkey
(Recipe of the Month: Curried Chicken/Turkey Salad)

November 2016 Issue – Do You Need to Eat Gluten-Free?
(Recipe of the Month: Crispy Spiced Chickpeas)

October 2016 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Cranberries
(Recipe of the Month: Savoury Thyme and Cranberry Wild Rice)

September 2016 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Zucchini
(Recipe of the Month: Chocolate Zucchini Bread)

Aug 2016 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Artichokes
(Recipe of the Month: Artichoke Bruschetta)

July 2016 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Peppers
(Recipe of the Month: Thai Inspired Summer Peach and Pepper Salad)

June 2016 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Rhubarb
(Recipe of the Month: Rhubarb Vinaigrette)

May 2016 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Radishes
(Recipe of the Month: Savoury Braised Radishes)

April 2016 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Cabbage
(Recipe of the Month – Traditional German Rotkraut (Braised Sweet and Sour Cabbage))

March 2016 Nutrition Month Factsheets –
Week 1 Get Ready
Week 2 Quality Counts
Week 3 Prioritize Portion Size
Week 4 Try Something New
Week 5 Make it Stick

February 2016 – Planting the Seeds to a Healthier Heart
(Recipe of the Month – Tropical Chia Pudding)

January 2016 – Small Goals for Big Changes
(Recipe of the Month – Veg’d Out Meatballs)

December 2015: Is There a Better Type of Sugar to Use?
(Recipe of the Month: Homemade Hot Chocolate)

November 2015: Nutrition and Inflammation – What’s The Link?
(Recipe of the Month: Spiced Pumpkin Soup)

October 2015 – Eat Right to Fight the Cold and Flu
(Recipe of the Month: Maple and Balsamic Roasted Squash and Beets)

September 2015 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Spaghetti Squash
(Recipe of the Month: Spaghetti Squash Hash Brown)

August 2015 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Eggplant
(Recipe of the Month – Baba Ghanoush)

July 2015 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Snow Peas
(Recipe of the month – Spicy Summer Noodle Bowl)

June 2015 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Strawberries
(Recipe of the Month: Strawberry Mango Salsa)

May 2015 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Asparagus
(Recipe of the Month – Pesto Pasta with Roasted Asparagus)

April 2015 – Eating Local and Seasonal: Fennel
(Recipe of the month: Apple and Fennel Slaw)

March 2015 – Conquer Eating 9 to 5
(Recipe of the month – Bean and Guacamole Pinwheels)

February 2015 – 5 Tips to Raising a Healthy Eater
(Recipe of the Month – Parmesan Edamame)

January 2015 – Why You Should NOT Set a Weight Loss Resolution
(Recipe of the Month – Garlic Mushroom Quinoa)

December 2014 – Holiday Food Makeover
(Recipe of the Month – Coconut Chia Pudding)

November 2014 – Buying Healthy Foods: Is it as expensive as it seems?
(Recipe of the month – Mediterranean Vegetable Curry)

October 2014 – Is organic better?
(Recipe of the Month – Creamy Corn and Ham Soup)

September 2014 – Myth Busters: No Calorie Sweeteners
(Recipe of the Month: Crispy Avocado Bites with Honey Mustard Dip)

August 2014 – The Balancing Act of Alcohol Drinking
(Recipe of the month – Sangria Mocktail)

July 2014 – Butter or Margarine?
(Recipe of the Month – Zucchini, Carrot, Apple Muffins)

June 2014 – Garcinia Cambogia: Is it really a magic weight loss pill?
(Recipe of the month: Vegetarian Taco Salad)

October 2013 – Pulses The Latest “Superfood”
(Recipe of the Month – Milky Carrot Lentil Soup)

September 2013 – Herbs 101
(Recipe of the Month – Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries)

August 2013 – Back to School Meal Planning
(Recipe of the Month: Homemade Guacamole and Pita Chips)

July 2013 – Five “Must-Try” Summer Foods
(Recipe: Ontario Bok Choy Salad)

June 2013 – Hydration: More than Just Eight Glasses of Water a Day
(Recipe: Flavoured Water Ideas)

May 2013 – Oh Mighty Omega-3s
(Recipe: “Oh Mega” Pancakes)

April 2013 – Shake Your Head to Sodium
(Recipe: Low Sodium Carrot Hummus)

March 2013 – Decoding the Nutrition Facts Table on Prepackaged Foods

February 2013 – February: The Month of Chocolate
(Recipe: Valentine Quinoa Brownies)

January 2013 – How about a New Year’s Breakfast Resolution?
(Recipe: Invisible Tofu Smoothie and other breakfast ideas)

December 2012 – Building Blocks for Strong Bones
(Recipes: Ideas for a Calcium Boost)

November 2012 – Whole Grain, Whole Wheat and Multigrain: What’s the Difference?
(Recipe: Fibre-Packed Quinoa Salad)

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