Fool-Proof Fuel

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address How do you make sure your sports enthusiast is getting the good stuff, and enough of it? Stock your kitchen with good quality nutrition: Choose whole foods in their natural state, such as low fat dairy products, lean meats and other protein sources, vegetables, fruits, whole […]

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The Power of Beans

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address It’s time to hop aboard the bean bandwagon because beans are high in protein and soluble fiber, and a good source of vitamins and minerals. They also are an essential source of protein, iron and zinc for vegetarians. Diets rich in soluble fiber are associated with […]

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How to Fuel on a Budget

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Competitive running or cycling is about focus. The finish line. Eye on the prize. No room for distraction. Training for a race is no different. But the body needs nutrients when in training, and if those nutrients are costly—and many of them are—that expense can prey […]

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Energy Bar Recipe: Get the Nutrition Facts!

Energy Bar Recipe: Get the Nutrition Facts!

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address By Kristi Tamaki, RD / WINForum Contributor A few weeks ago we came across this video (featured on King5.com) for a homemade energy bar.  And because we are always fans of using our own kitchen to make our own creations (in hopes that the result is […]

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Food bank donations can easily be made healthier… (tips for you too)

Food bank donations can easily be made healthier…             (tips for you too)

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Think about it!  Share it!  What do you typically donate to food drives/food banks?  What is your favorite tip here? Kathleen Rose (left) and Norma Hergott, volunteers with the Waterloo Region Food Bank, show some healthier food options people might consider donating as the holidays approach. […]

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On A Budget? 9 Cheap Ways To Eat Healthier

On A Budget? 9 Cheap Ways To Eat Healthier

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Between specialty food stores and going organic, it can get pretty pricey to eat your best. Luckily, there are tons of actions you can take to not fall into this food trap. It all comes down to planning ahead. I’ve compiled the tips you need to […]

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Does Fast Food Really Save You Money?

Does Fast Food Really Save You Money?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head […]

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Money Saving Tips on Healthy Foods

Money Saving Tips on Healthy Foods

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address You’re not alone if spending and budgeting have been at the forefront of your thoughts these days. To get some more ideas about how to save money on healthy foods, we consulted some of the most shopping-savvy consumers we know—our readers! Here, a few of our […]

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Budget Friendly & Nutrient Dense Snacks

Budget Friendly & Nutrient Dense Snacks

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Preparing healthy foods can be expensive. According to the June 2011 Consumer Price Index, prices for foods prepared at home have increased almost 5% in the past year. But before you plunk your change into the vending machine for a cost-effective, yet nutritionally void, quick fix, […]

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