Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

It's the week of Cinco De Mayo and the question is can we have our pork and eat it too? The answer is yes! Pork has climbed a long way up on the nutritional scale. Compared to twenty years ago pork is a much healthier and leaner meat choice than it used to be. As a matter of fact pork loin today in comparison to skinless boneless chicken breast has the equal amount of fat.

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Eggs for Soccer Players

Eggs for Soccer Players

Yes, eggs can be a good part of a soccer diet! Although eggs have been given a bad rap because the yolk is high in cholesterol and has been thought to elevate blood cholesterol, the majority of healthy active soccer players can enjoy the whole egg, yolk and all! Just go easy on the saturated fat in the accompanying breakfast foods: bacon, buttery toast, and greasy hash browns. They tend to be the bigger health culprits.

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Lamb Burger with Mint Pesto

Lamb Burger with Mint Pesto

Author: Olivia Nadon, Graduate of Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver

This Lamb Burger with Mint Pesto is a delicious, light dish providing an excellent source of high quality protein and iron. An average portion can provide 20 per cent of the recommended daily intake for men and 12 per cent for women. The iron is in a form that is easily absorbed by the body. The inclusion of iron in the diet is vital in the formation of red blood cells. It provides 45 per cent of the daily requirement of zinc, essential for growth, healing and a healthy immune system. Like iron, the zinc is more easily absorbed by the body than zinc found in other sources. Lamb meat is a great source of B vitamins, essential for metabolic reactions in the body. It can provide over 100 per cent of the daily requirement of B12 and is a good source of thiamine. Half the fat is unsaturated, which is good for you. Click the title to get the full recipe.

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