Hi, it’s Angela here, a health promoter at the health unit. It was only a matter of time, but yet Pinterest has made it’s way to the Here On Food blog! Pinterest lets you organize and share just about anything in your life: decor, style, home organization, and of course food (just to name a few). You can create virtual pinboards by pinning things you like (you can also browse pinboards created by other people). Need inspiration? Check it out and you won’t be disappointed.
Pinner beware… much like the rest of the web, people can post whatever they like, whether it is true or not. Try to remember this when you are searching the world of Pinterest.
Food is one of the most popular topics on Pinterest. If you can think of a food combination or recipe, it probably exists on the site. People can name a recipe whatever they like or even note that it is healthy or whatever the newest health claim is. For that reason, it’s important to look at the recipe and make your own judgment.You can always check out EatRight Ontario and get credible advice from a Registered Dietitian.
Check out one of the pins I found for Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers.
With this beautiful weather we’ve been having, I decided to finish cooking them on the barbecue. Delicious!
- 450 ml (15 oz) black beans, drained + rinsed
- 750 ml (3 cups) cubed sweet potato, cooked + skin on
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) frozen or fresh corn
- 150 ml (2/3 cup) finely chopped onion [about 1/2 medium onion]
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) cooked quinoa
- 90ml (6 tbsp) rolled oats, partially ground
- 30 ml (2 tbsp) sunflower seeds
- 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
- black pepper
- 5 ml (1 tsp) cumin
- 5 ml (1 tsp) oregano
- 1 ml (1/4 tsp) coriander
- 5 ml (1 tsp) chili powder
- 1 ml (1/4 tsp) cayenne [optional]
- 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil Read more
I came across this great blog recently called Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Ideas, resources and recipes to help you eat healthy for less. They have lots of great ideas for shopping and cooking budget-conscious.
For more best buys and recipes check out EatRight Ontario’s factsheets.
If you LOVE FOOD and would enjoy sharing information about safe and healthy food choices with your community – the Community Food Advisor program is for you! We are looking for volunteers to join our team. Training is free and starts April 12th.
The Community Food Advisors are a group of trained volunteers. They help health unit staff, our dietitian (me), volunteer coordinator, public health inspectors, health promoters and public health nurses support community partners and promote healthy eating and food safety throughouts the county. Read more
Egg salad in cone, North Easthope Public School
March is Nutrition Month and I thought that would make this an ideal time to celebrate and show-off some of the great things that are happening on our communities.
Huron Perth Eat & Learn Student Nutrition Programs are always coming up with great snack and meal ideas. Healthy foods can be fun too!
One of the program’s Perth County schools connected with the Egg Farmer’s of Ontario for this great recipe idea.
Egg Salad in a Cone Read more
Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Events
Take Action for a Healthy North Huron wants to hear from you!
The North Huron Family Health Team, Township of North Huron and Huron County Health Unit are hosting two community forums. We want to learn about all of the great things currently happening in North Huron and how we can work with community groups in the municipality to continue to make North Huron a healthier place to live, work, learn and play.
Come and help us make a difference in the health and wellness of your community. We need your input!
- March 6, 2012 6:30-8:30pm at the Blyth & District Community Centre
- March 7, 2012 6:30-8:30pm at the Hot Stove Lounge, Wingham
Refreshments provided. Please call Dianne at the North Huron Family Health Team to reserve your spot at 519.357.3930.