Posts by Sandra Holomis

Are you at Nutritional Risk?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Health & Wellness | 2 comments

Are you at Nutritional Risk?

“34% of Canadian Seniors are at Nutritional Risk … says Statistics Canada”. When I first heard this statement on the news last year, the first thought that came to mind was “I believe that statistic in reality is higher”. Additional highlights which the study found were: • 34% of Canadians aged 65 or older were at nutritional risk • 15% skipped meals almost every day • 18% ate fewer than two servings of fruit and vegetables daily • 23% never or rarely ate with someone • 18% found cooking a chore To how many of the above statements can you say “Yes, that’s me!”?  The...

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No-stress Hostess Gifts

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in Food, Lifestyles, Recipes | 0 comments

No-stress Hostess Gifts

Bringing a hostess gift to any dinner party need not be a stressful event with this delicious twist on the standby cranberry sauce.  Put it in a glass jar and decorate it any way you wish with some Christmas cheer.     Cranberry-Orange Relish Ingredients: 2 cups Fresh Cranberries 3 tablespoon(s) Dried Cranberries 2 stick(s) Cinnamon 1 teaspoon(s) Fresh Gingerroot, minced 1/2 cup(s) Dark Or Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup(s) Apple Cider 1 teaspoon(s) Fresh-Grated Orange Zest Additional Cinnamon Sticks, (optional) Orange Slices, (optional) Directions: In a...

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Is Ice Cream Good For You?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Food | 1 comment

Is Ice Cream Good For You?

July is National Ice Cream month and “Yes” Ice Cream is good for you! Despite the ingredients; cream, milk, eggs, sugar, and flavorings, it isn’t the worst thing you can eat. Nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and B vitamins can be found in ice cream. Recently researchers found that when eaten as part of a healthy diet, ice cream can aid weight loss… within moderation. This may be due to ice cream contains calcium, which is needed for fat metabolism, and ice cream satisfies food cravings better than most foods. This summer, ask a friend out for an ice cream and...

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