Planting with Egg Shells
Summer is here, and you know what that means: it’s time to get your hands dirty! To ring in the ...Read More
Try Pesto Eggs – They are all the rage!
Fans of eggs already know that they taste great with so many different flavour combinations, from savoury to sweet. So it’s always fun when a new egg-based trend comes along to tantalize taste buds and mix things up in your egg routine. Enter pesto eggs.
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.
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.
The Role of Egg Consumption in Women at Different Life Stages
Brunch with my sisters and girlfriends always includes some fabulous egg dish – maybe a quiche or an airy soufflé. And, of course, over the years our gatherings have always included girl talk – from the days when we were pregnant with our first babies through to the ups and downs of menopause – we’ve covered it all over a fun meal or a cup of coffee.
Topic: foods for immune health
With Covid-19 in the news, you’ve probably seen lots of information about getting the right nutrients to support immune health. As outlined in this post, the immune system plays a very important role in your overall health – it defends against viruses and bacteria. Certain nutrients, such as protein, omega-3 fat, zinc, selenium, and vitamins A, C, D and E are critical for normal immune function. But which foods contain these important nutrients? What should you be adding to your grocery cart…and your dinner plate? That’s what we’ll look at today.
The Importance of Protein for an Aging Population
Protein is a vital nutrient that’s important for all age groups because it’s required by every cell in the human body. Since protein needs tend to increase as we get older, researchers are now paying special attention to the protein needs of the people over age 65. This is especially true for older adults who may be dealing with acute or chronic illnesses which causes excessive wear and tear on the body. While dealing with an illness, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain bone health, muscle mass and strength.
Quick, Nutritious Meal Solutions – No Recipes Needed
Despite the ease and convenience of food delivery options, cooking is now on the upswing in North America. Finally! That’s a good thing, since cooking at home allows you to have better control of the ingredients you put in your meals, and save some money (compared to dining out or ordering in nightly).
It’s been a Tough but Award-Winning Year for Burnbrae Farms
2020 has been a very challenging year for Burnbrae Farms, as it has been for so many families and businesses. However, this on-going test has also reinforced how strong and adaptable we can be. I’m extremely proud of how hard everyone at Burnbrae Farms has worked to support our customers and to help keep eggs moving across our great country. It is particularly rewarding when our efforts are recognized. 2020 was a banner year for us on the award front and we are very humbled yet proud of the recognition we’ve received. I thought that I would kick off 2021 with an overview of those accolades.