Cookie Focus Week – October 26


 

Cookie Week Focus – October 26. Nutritious, delicious, and easy-to-make recipes for guilt-free snacking!

Snacking continues to be a dominant force in our eating habits. More and more people are wanting healthier options. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, paleo or keto, there will be a cookie to suit your taste and healthy eating choice. Cookie ingredients include nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, and vegetables.

ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS

Nuts and Seeds

Nutrients:

  • calcium
  • fibre
  • flavonoids
  • folate
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • monounsaturated fats
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • potassium
  • protein
  • selenium
  • vitamin E
  • Zinc

Benefits:

  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • high cholesterol
  • cancer
  • low energy
  • constipation
  • anemia
  • weight gain

Fruits and Vegetables

Nutrients:

  • beta-carotene
  • fibre
  • flavonoids
  • folate
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • vitamin A, C

Benefits:

  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • high cholesterol
  • cancer
  • low energy
  • constipation
  • anemia
  • weight gain

Grains

Nutrients:

  • B vitamins
  • complex carbohydrates
  • fibre
  • folate
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • vitamin E
  • Zinc

Benefits:

  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • cancer
  • digestive health
  • anemia

 Recipes this week: Three recipe ideas minimum to help you incorporate more nutrients in your healthy eating plan.

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For further reading:

Government of Canada - Health Canada, The U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Institute of Health, National Academy of Science, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, Nutrition for Life

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