Plant-Based Eating, and how animal foods fit
I’ve been an advocate for healthy, balanced diets for many years, and love learning about how our eating habits affect our health. My plate is always filled with a bounty of vegetables, some delicious whole grains, and a good source of protein. And, I’ve eaten this way long before it became the model of healthy eating on Canada’s Food Guide plate. The science behind Canada’s Food Guide includes studies that show how a healthy diet can help prevent chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. A balanced eating plan needs to include enough vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre to protect your health.
Lives Lived - Mary Boyle Hudson
Honouring Mary Boyle Hudson - wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, community leader, cattlewoman, Scotch aficionado. Born Jan. 10, 1931, in Hamilton, Ont.; died June 29, 2003 in Lyn, Ont., of pancreatic cancer, aged 72.
Canadian Rower Jenny Casson honours her Dad on Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Pops, Fathers, Daddies and Papas out there! Coming from someone who has the best dad in the world (no bias), Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to spoil your dad for all the unconditional love and support he has given you! So make the most of the day and fill his heart with the love you share!
Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Bake up some goodness on June 12th! Each year, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day pays tribute to this family favourite. The day allows cookie lovers and peanut butter lovers to step away from the pies and cakes to indulge in a little cookie and peanut butter therapy. Fun Fact: the peanut butter we know and love today didn’t become commercially available until 1922 when Joseph Rosefield, a food businessman from Alameda California kept the peanut oil from separating from the solids through a homogenization process. Afterwards, he patented the process and sold it to a company that began making a peanut butter under the Peter Pan brand name.
World Migratory Bird Day 2021
We believe that partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations are the key to achieving a sustainable planet and Burnbrae Farms is very proud to be a sponsor of Nature Canada. Ted Cheskey, Nature’s Canada Naturalist Director has authored this blog post in honour of World Migratory Bird Day.
Sponsored Athletes Blog Post
At Burnbrae Farms, we believe in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition. To support this mission, we sponsor athletes that compete on behalf of Canada on both the local and international stage. These athletes exemplify healthy lifestyles through physical activity by practicing their sport and fueling their bodies with a healthy diet, including nutritious, protein-packed eggs of course! Here’s an update on our sponsored athletes: Conlin McCabe, Tim Nedow, and Jennifer Casson!
Around The World with Eggs
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme highlights that healthy eating looks different for everyone. Dietitians are celebrating nutrition month by exploring how each person’s culture, food traditions, personal circumstances & nutritional needs all contribute to what healthy eating looks like for them. Their message is that what is “good for you” is not the same for everyone, since there is no one-size-fits all approach to healthy eating.
Five Great Ways to Repurpose Nature’s Favourite Container – The Eggshell
Nature’s suit of armour has a life to live beyond the green bin! When you eat as many eggs as we do, there are lots of eggshells available for use. Many years ago, I started to be creative with eggshells, and learned how the high calcium shell has potential use in your garden as a fertilizer, and so much more.
The Art of Perfectly Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs seem pretty basic, right? You whisk some eggs, add them to a buttered pan, and breakfast is ready. Oh, if only it were this simple! For someone like me who grew up around eggs, I’ve heard everything you can imagine about the do’s and don’ts of scrambling eggs perfectly – and there’s a lot to unpackage here. Runny or firm? In a pot or pan? Do you add milk? What about salt? Maybe ketchup?
An Important Update on Eggs and Type 2 Diabetes
While studies show that seven eggs a week are part of a healthy diet, there has been some question as to whether this is also true for people with type 2 diabetes. Past studies have shown that people with (or at risk of) type 2 diabetes may need to limit their intake of eggs to less than seven per week, due to observational evidence of an association between higher egg intake and an increased risk of heart disease.
Uncovering the Cognitive Benefits of Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Choline
In past blog posts, I’ve highlighted the importance of nutrients such as choline, lutein and zeaxanthin. In a new study released in the January issue of the journal Nutritional Neuroscience, researched looked at the effect that a combination of these nutrients had on brain health, and the results are fascinating. But before we get into that, here’s a little primer on the nutrients in this discussion.
National Puzzle Day 2021
Share your favourite Burnbrae Farms product for a chance to win a Burnbrae Farms Puzzle and $15 in Burnbrae Farms free product coupons.