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9/22/10 2:15 A

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now that it apple season how to make apple crips without those hunks of butter and brown sugar.... I came up with a solution...


2 cups of peeled apples, steiva, lemon juice....

in a seperate bowl add 1\3 cup of oatmeal a and half a cup of wild blueberries and one tablespoon of chopped walnuts..



(wild blueberries from the Nova Scotia... sold at Canadian Tire..... $9 for 2kilos or 4.4 pounds....)

add a dash of filtered water and cook for two minutes... dump on two of the two cups of apples in a corning ware or ceramic or glass container
cook on 50 % for 8 minutes or until done...

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9/21/10 8:43 A

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Now that the weather is chilly in the mornings, I am back into Bob's oatmeal. One serving is so filling - I add honey and almond butter to mine.

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PATTISWIMMER's Photo PATTISWIMMER Posts: 4,763
9/11/10 12:48 P

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this week on sale at no frills club pack fruit and nut bars... blue menu presidents choice products 130 or 140 calories... 5 fibers... these work well for in the car when I have gone off on a photography adventure longer than I expected. 4.88 for 12 I think it was

mixed berries and almonds, apple and almonds and cranberries and almonds in the package.

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ANNE7X7's Photo ANNE7X7 Posts: 2,478
7/20/10 2:59 P

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My newest discovery is "Taste of Nature" organic bars! Oh my, they are so tasty!!! Not as high in calories as a lot of the other "health bars" but I find them to be quite filling!! My current favourite is Niagara Apple Country and the Quebec cranberry something or other.

You can get them at Loblaws in the organic section of the store, and although they are a little pricey, they are a nice healthy treat!!

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CREATINGAMANDA's Photo CREATINGAMANDA Posts: 4,158
7/5/10 10:18 A

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I've never tried Skinny Cow treats - I'll have to pick them up!

And I never would have thought of buying food at Canadian Tire! I never used to like blueberries but I know they're good for you so I've been adding them to my smoothies and now I love them! And frozen ones are PERFECT for that.

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PATTISWIMMER's Photo PATTISWIMMER Posts: 4,763
7/3/10 3:24 P

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I like the 4.4 pound bags of wild blueberries from Nova Scotia being sold at Canadian tire in the frozen food section for 8:99.. great for breakfast with oatmeal.

I think all those sugar free additives make it hard to lose weight... do an internet search.

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SUNSHINE084's Photo SUNSHINE084 Posts: 4,464
6/26/10 12:06 P

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I like skinny cow treats. They are so good. When I want that chocolate bar I have a skinny cow treat.





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6/22/10 2:47 P

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Greek yogurt is crazy expensive. Occasionally I find it in the supermarket, but it's rare. I normally find it in places like Whole Foods ... and there's this little market near my work that carries a few brands. It's like $3-5 for a one-size serving though so I don't get it often. I wish we had that 0% Fage yogurt that I keep hearing about but I haven't seen that anywhere.

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ANNE7X7's Photo ANNE7X7 Posts: 2,478
6/15/10 1:26 P

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I finally found the Liberté Greek Yogourt last week in Ottawa (Loblaws). Unfortunately, it was ridiculously expensive!! $5 for a small container was not worth it to me, so I'll keep making my own (which ends up being about $2 for the same amount!).

As for the original question... I love that we have the most delicious strawberries and blueberries! Oh, and the peaches and cherries from the Niagara region are amazing. Too bad it's a little far from where I am now!

As for products that we can't get here... let's see... I would have said greek yogourt, but I solved that one! It would be nice to have a few different kinds for convenience though... I also wish we had some kind of Sandwich thin... I found some WeightWatchers brand thins at Loblaws a few weeks ago, but I can't find them again. The PC ones are 170 calories instead of 110, so it's not worth it!

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE Posts: 603
6/11/10 2:31 A

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Dear Sue,

Liberté brand Greek Yogurt was written about in the April issue of Nutrition Action Newsletter. I therefore assume it is available Canada-wide, otherwise they would have mentioned what region of Canada it was available in.

If you decide to make it at home and do not yet know how to, ANNE7X7 posted a blog on June 3rd about making Greek Yogurt at home. I posted a comment explaining my method.

In my youth, in the 70's, we used to call it 'hung yogurt', because you would put the yogurt in a white cloth, tie the 4 corners and hang the whole thing on a cupboard knob above the sink to let the liquid drain. lol

Johanne

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DOMIOS's Photo DOMIOS Posts: 55
6/7/10 7:24 P

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Where can I find Greek Yogurt. I'm in the Niagara region. I have to try to make my own if I can't find any around.

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CREATINGAMANDA's Photo CREATINGAMANDA Posts: 4,158
6/6/10 7:41 P

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Yes, Freshii is a great choice for eating on the run. It started out as a small company but they keep expanding so I'm sure they'll get out west soon enough. They're not cheap though so I really have to limit myself.

The things I wish I could try include everything Trader Joes, Fage 0% Fat Greek Yogurt and all of the Weight Watchers products that they have over the boarder! Plus, grilled KFC, although I know it's probably still not good for me.

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CHARLENERAE12's Photo CHARLENERAE12 Posts: 217
6/6/10 6:04 P

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Two things that come to mind are Freshii that Amanda keeps talking about, which we don't have in my neck of the Canadian woods but sounds delicious, and the turkey and egg whites Sizzli bagel from Wawa that SUGIRL06 often eats. I don't know if this is exactly on topic, but both are healthier options for eating on the run that I don't see out here.

I would also like to be able to check out a Whole Foods or Trader Joes some day.

Rededicated to being healthy FOR LIFE.


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6/4/10 11:56 A

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We seem to miss out on a lot of the sugar free foods here. I go to the US and stock up. I especially like the Hershey's chocolate syrup (sugar free) to make chocolate milk.

My current fave local product is Liberte Greek yogurt 0% MF. 20 grams of protein in 1 serving! It is so smooth and creamy for 110 cals. I add Splenda and fruit to make a yummy breakfast.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets..


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CREATINGAMANDA's Photo CREATINGAMANDA Posts: 4,158
6/4/10 10:02 A

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What are some of your favourite weight loss food finds in Canada?

What are some food products you hear mentioned so often that you wish they were more available in Canada?

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