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Food Fight:Emotional Eating

Emotional eating can lead to eating too much without realizing it, craving foods high in calories, sugar and fat and feeling more stress or anxiety after eating it.

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Decoding Quinoa

We can thank the Incans for the “mother of all grains” dubbed as quinoa. It may be hard to pronounce (said KEEN-wah) but this nutrient-rich little seed is extremely easy to cook and use. Quinoa is a powerhouse of calcium, fibre and protein AND non-allergenic making it a safe choice for vegans, celiacs and those with whole food allergies. Served hot or cold/sweet or savoury, quinoa comes in an array of colours with a mild taste and versatile texture. The most popular and easy to find varieties are ivory quinoa, red quinoa and black quinoa. Last year may have been declared “The International Year of the Quinoa” but quinoa's reign as one of the healthiest foods of all time lives on and gave us a full year to refine our favourite Fresh St. recipes using each variety of quinoa.

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Berry Delicious

Here at Fresh St. we're hoping you're fully stocked up with berries following our Salmon and Berry Festival. Among the tasty treats, grills and fun that invaded our Fresh St. Market and Fresh St. Farms locations in North Vancouver and Surrey were the brightest, freshest variety of berries this side of the Pacific. Not only did the festival replenish our appetites but it gave us a taste of local food grown right in beautiful province. British Columbian berries are full of punch and flavour, it's hard to choose which recipes to grace them with.

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13 New Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is on the rise in everything from cooking to hair treatments. A little goes a long way with this multipurpose oil—just a small dollop is packed with nutritional benefits that can improve brain function, control cholesterol and fight bacteria. You may be familiar with its skin moisturizing effects or as a tasty topping on popcorn but when it comes to coconut oil, that's only the beginning. Pick up a bottle on your next trip to Fresh St. and give some of the following tips a try!

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Food Colouring

Remember when your mom nagged you to eat your greens? That serving of broccoli at dinner was your beeline to physical and mental success growing up. Well, now that you have grown physically and matured mentally (curiously even if you refused your nightly greens), eating healthy can be a lot more fun and involve a lot more colour. Maintaining a strong body and nimble mind can be as easy as adding a rainbow of fruits and veggies to your plate! Liven up your meals with pops of ruby red, citrus orange and vibrant blue to get your fix of minerals and nutrients. Each colour comes from natural plant pigments that have specific functions to keep you fit and healthy for many years to come.

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What to Cook Up This Summer

The sun's out, the birds are chirping and you have some guests to entertain. Don't let the heat scare you away from cooking at home--here's a list of quick, sunshine-friendly recipes that will entertain and impress any party guest.

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Must Have Smoothie Ingredients

There is no more delicious way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals than a brightly coloured smoothie. Whether it's served to you in bed or gulped down after a long run, the blended drink is a tasty refreshing treat filled with nutritional value. Nailing the perfect smoothie takes precision and time but with these ingredients in your kitchen it is hard to go wrong. Stock your cupboards with the following smoothie essentials and get your blender ready.

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