Here's a 7-Day No-Added-Sugar Meal Plan That's Actually Doable

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BuzzFeed have provided this7-Day No-Added-Sugar Meal Planwhere you'll learn how to eat well, prep more, spend less - and feel amazing along the way!

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10 No-Added-Sugar Snack Ideas You Can Make At Home

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Finding yourself with sugar cravings? We have the solution! Check out these10 No-Added-Sugar Snack Ideas You Can Make From Homefrom BuzzFeed.

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Canadian children are consuming five times more sugar than they should

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Last week, I gave my kids each a can of Coke and two sugar cubes for breakfast. I've been serving this to them regularly, although in my defence I didn't know it.


The meal I've been putting on the kitchen table looks like a tableau straight out of a breakfast commercial: Nutella on toast, a bowl of Frosted Flakes, a glass of orange juice. But the combined amount of sugar is a revolting, parental-guilt-inducing 47 grams, the same amount you'd get from washing down a pair of sugar cubes with a Coke.

Of course, you might say, a sugary cereal and chocolate smeared on bread, what was I thinking? But the juice was the worst offender, by a wide margin – and...

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Added sugar often found in Canadian products marketed as 'healthy,' researchers find

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Why 'you really need to be a detective' when reading food labels


Two-thirds of food and beverages tested by a group of Ontario researchers, including baby foods and products marketed as healthy, were found to contain added sugar.

The researchers, from Public Health Ontario and the University of Waterloo, examined the ingredients of 40,829 products sold in March 2015 at a national grocery retailer.

In a study published in Thursday's issue of CMAJ Open, Erin Hobin and her team searched for 30 different added sugar terms, ranging from sugar to dextrose, high-fructose corn syrup, glucose, fructose and fruit juice concentrate.

Dietitians say added sugars are a...

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Two-thirds of packaged foods sold in Canada have added sugar: study

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Two-thirds of packaged foods and beverages on Canadian grocery shelves, including some infant formulas and baby food, contain added sugars, a new study has found.


The latest research, conducted by Public Health Ontario and the University of Waterloo, illustrates just how difficult it is for Canadians to keep track of their sugar intake and interpret the nutrition labels on everyday food items.

The study, published Wednesday in CMAJ Open, analyzed more than 40,000 packaged food products available for sale at a major Canadian grocery chain in March 2015.

By searching for 30 different terms for added sugar, researchers found that 66 per cent of those products have...

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Seven essential tips to breaking up with sugar

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As 2017 fast approaches, maybe it’s time for a bitter breakup with some things sweet. Pixabay, CC BY-NC-ND Alessandro R Demaio, University of Copenhagen

As we come to the end of 2016, many of us start to look back – and reflect. The year has been defining – even redefining – in many ways. Politics, technology and culture have all seen major leaps and in some cases, hurdles. In public health, it’s been a big year for sugar.

Global recognition is building for the very real health concerns posed by large and increasing quantities of hidden sugar in our diets. This near-ubiquitous additive found in products from pasta sauces to mayonnaise has been in the headlines and in our discussions. The seemingly innocuous sweet treat raises eyebrows...

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Simple High Calcium Citrus and Fig Energy Balls

By Rachel Dickens on

This recipe is fool-proof and allows for some flexibility with the ingredients. It makes a great afternoon pick me up, or a sweet treat in your lunch bag. Makes 8-10 Fig Balls.Time to Finish: 10 minutes


Ingredients

  • 10 dried figs
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until the ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Roll mixture into small snack sized balls, you should get 8-10 out of the mixture depending on size.
  3. Option to roll the prepared balls in some sesame seeds. Energy balls will last in the fridge for about 4 days, they also freeze well.


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Raw Date Fudge Balls

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Makes 8-10 balls.

Time to Finish: 15 minutes


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/8 cup raw cacao powder
  • pinch of ginger powder
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or chia seeds (optional)
  • water as needed
  • 1/8 cup desiccated coconut


Instructions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor. Add water if mixture seems to dry. I usually end up using about a 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Remove mixture from food processor and roll into little balls. My mixture made 8 about the size of a ping pong ball.
  3. Roll the now completed fudge balls in the desiccated coconut so they are coated evenly. Done!


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Spicy Turkey Vegetable Casserole

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All-in-one casseroles always make dinner easy. Serve this one up with some rice to sop up any juices or some warm corn bread.


Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 package (450 g) ground turkey (chicken or beef)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • teaspoon salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cups hot salsa
  • 3 cups cooked broccoli florets
  • Half yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded light old cheddar or Monterey jack cheese


Instructions

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium high heat and brown turkey with oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Spread turkey into 8 inch (1.5 L) baking dish. Spread with half of the salsa. Top with broccoli and pepper. Spread with remaining salsa and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake in preheated 375F (190C)...
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