Bump up the nutritional value. We’ve stocked lots of foods that give you a big bang for your nutritional buck. For example, Greek yogourt typically contains more protein compared to regular yogourt.
Increase your lean protein. Protein helps build muscles, and people who eat more protein feel fuller at each meal for a longer period of time. Excellent lean sources can include poultry, lentils, dairy, and soybeans. Try our Cumin-Spiced Lentil & Cauliflower Soup to up your lean protein.
Add more fibre to your diet. To eat more fibre, try adding more white kidney beans to your meals. They’re considered a high source of fibre, and they’re low in fat and provide minerals and vitamins. Plus, they add great taste to our Chicken & Bean Cassoulet.
Eat more whole grains. One of our favourite whole grains is quinoa! It’s higher in protein than any other grain and made up of better fats. Oats are a nutritionally complete package and often included in meals as part of a wholesome diet.
Get your omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from seeds such as chia. Two tablespoons of chia seeds are all you need to add omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to your diet. Use it in our Gluten-Free Trail Cookies, or try it in smoothies, cereal, salad dressings, jams, puddings, and cookies.
Cook with flax. Next time you bake, see how Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal can add flavour and health benefits to your recipes. Flaxseeds have a crispy, chewy texture with a nutty flavour.
Snack smarter. Eating more healthily can taste great and can also be more filling.
Eat reasonable portion sizes. Portion control is a big part of any better eating plan. Canada’s Food Guide lists the amount of food that makes up one serving, but visualizing how much to put on a plate takes practice. Use this handy guide to help judge quantities.
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