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30min Healthy Gourmet Meal!

Written by: Rosemary Seguin, Certified Holistic Nutritionist     As a busy working mom I am always trying to come up with delicious healthy “gourmet” meals that take me less than 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish! In …

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Dec 3rd, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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New Health Food Products are Pouring into The Garden Basket!

By: Rosemary Seguin, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Health Food Buyer     Hundreds of delicious new healthy foods are lining the aisles of the The Garden Basket! No need to shop at Health Food stores any longer! For those of you …

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Sep 14th, 2012 - 3 Comments
 
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A fast, easy Superfood Breakfast for the whole family!

Written By Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP   Growing up I’m sure we’ve all heard our mother’s say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Whether we believed it or not as kids, our mothers knew what they were …

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Jun 12th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 

My top 15 ways to use Chia Seeds

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     As a follow up to my last post “The Amazing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds” I promised I would share with you some of my favourite ways to use chia seeds and …

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May 11th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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The Amazing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     Ch..Ch..Ch..Chia…How many of you had a Chia Pet growing up? Did you know those same little seeds that were used to grow hair on your favourite little character or animal are the …

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Apr 26th, 2012 - 8 Comments
 
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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP As promised in my last post, 10 creative ways to add avocados to your diet, here is my decadent, creamy and delicious recipe for chocolate avocado pudding.     As I mentioned before, it’s …

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Apr 19th, 2012 - 3 Comments
 
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10 creative ways to add Avocados to your diet

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     As a follow up to my last blog post “The health benefits of avocados. Why you should eat them Daily!”  Here are 10 creative and delicious ways you can include avocados in …

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Apr 13th, 2012 - 2 Comments
 
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The health benefits of avocados. Why you should eat them Daily!

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP   Avocados are packed with nutrients, good healthy fats and they taste great too! Unfortunately avocados sometimes get a “bum rap” due to their high fat content. It’s true that about 85% of its …

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Apr 10th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Super Charge your Metabolism with these 10 Fat Burning Foods & Drinks!

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     With the warmer weather fast approaching, the gym magically get’s busier and I get more people asking me about weight loss. Coincidence? Probably not. No one wants to try on last year’s …

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Mar 28th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Tired all the time? Here are my top 10 energy boosting foods!

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP One of the most common complaints I hear people say is “I’m tired”. People just seem to be tried all the time. Is it because they are getting too little sleep every night? Perhaps, …

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Mar 21st, 2012 - 2 Comments
 
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Healthy, Homemade Pizza in 20 minutes!

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP Pizza is one of my favourite foods of all time. Yes you heard me, pizza. Even though I’m a nutritionist it doesn’t mean I don’t eat pizza, I just eat tasty, delicious, wholesome and …

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Mar 18th, 2012 - 1 Comment
 
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Clear, Beautiful Skin from the Inside Out!

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     Acne is the most common of all skin problems. It is often thought of as a teenager’s skin problem but it’s actually a condition that affects many adults both male and female. …

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Mar 13th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP   Banana bread is one of my favourite things to bake. As soon as those bananas start to get brown spots on them, I mark my territory and make sure no one touches them. …

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Mar 9th, 2012 - 1 Comment
 
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Quinoa – The “Super-Grain” that’s super easy to cook!

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP There has been so much interest recently regarding this fantastic grain and rightfully so considering it’s one of the most nutritious grains available! I have been recommending this grain to clients and friends of …

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Mar 7th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Find out why sugar will make you fat!

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     In my last post “will carbohydrates make you gain weight?”  I focused on the “good” complex carbohydrates that our bodies need in order to sustain energy levels, keep us healthy and keep …

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Mar 1st, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Will carbohydrates make you gain weight?

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     These days’ there is so much talk of restricting carbohydrates in order to lose weight. Well, I have news for you, restricting any major nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins or fats) from your diet …

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Feb 23rd, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Red Lentil and Hearty Vegetable Soup

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP   With the winter snow finally upon us (at least in the GTA region), a wholesome nourishing soup is one of my favourite meals to prepare and eat! After a long day it’s a …

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Feb 21st, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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TGIF, Let’s Go Bananas!

    TGFI, let’s go Bananas!! Since it’s Friday today, let’s let loose, be a little silly and talk about something crazy and delicious…your guessed it, BANANAS!   Did you know bananas can make you happy? That’s probably why the …

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Feb 17th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Top 10 tips for growing strong, beautiful nails!

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     As a nutritionist I’m often asked “how do I make my nails strong and beautiful?” Now this usually comes from my female clients, but men take note because gals like guys with …

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Feb 2nd, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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My Weekly Shopping Cart

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP     This week, I was running low on all my wonderful, non toxic, chemical free, natural cleaning supplies. So don’t be alarmed when you see quite a few on my list this week, …

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Jan 20th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Super Nourishing Energy Grains

Written By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP       Do you ever feel tired or sluggish during the day or perhaps your brain is a little “foggy” and you’re unable to concentrate mid afternoon?     Do you eat bread, …

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Brown Rice Pasta with Swiss Chard and Sundried Tomato Walnut Basil Pesto

By: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP       Last night for dinner I made brown rice pasta with swiss chard and sundried tomato walnut basil pesto. It was my first time making this dish and it turned out so well …

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Jan 12th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Movie night just got way more fun!

  One of the newest most delicious snack foods available at The Garden Basket is Popcorn Indiana’s new line of sweet, indulgent popcorn. They have four new, out of this world flavours!          ·      Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip …

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Jan 5th, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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Perfectly Roasted Root Veggies

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP       During the cold winter months there is nothing better than a nutritious, hearty, warming dish. One of my personal favourites is a recipe I adapted from Jamie Oliver. A medley of …

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Jan 3rd, 2012 - 0 Comments
 
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World’s Best Olive Oil

    The Garden Basket, known for its huge selection of top quality extra virgin olive oils has now acquired The World’s Best Olive Oil! Quattrociocchi Olivastro Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is exclusive to The Garden Basket and …

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Dec 31st, 2011 - 1 Comment