Eat Well for Mental Health

Eating well is one part of a healthy lifestyle. Food nourishes our body and is something we share with friends and family. Eating well is about finding a balance between maintaining healthy eating habits and enjoying a treat now and then. This section focuses on information to help you choose foods that improve your health, and tips for trying new flavours and recipes.  

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Food is one way we can easily enjoy a taste of Italy, savour the spices of India or the flavours of China. The only challenge is to decide which new recipe you'll try!

It can be difficult to eat delicious food that's good for you on a limited grocery budget. There are things you can do to stretch your food dollars and enjoy a variety of nutritious foods: plan ahead; buy what's on sale; shop smart in the store; and know how to get deals.

Making nutritious meals for every day of the week is easier to do than you might think. The most important thing to do is to make a plan.

A portion is the amount of food a person eats. When you are given a larger portion of food you are likely to eat more. These larger portions can make you gain weight. The portions you eat in a restaurant or at home are often larger than what you need to feel full. Eating smaller portions of food can help you control your weight.

Creating a grocery list of foods you and your family enjoy eating that meets your food budget - and your healthy eating guidelines  - can be a challenge. The following food suggestions may make your next trip to the grocery store a little less stressful.

Making dinner can hold little appeal at the end of a busy or long day. If you don't have leftovers but you want a fast, healthy and inexpensive meal, then your cupboard could hold the solution. 

Enjoy this healthy comfort food at the end of the day or for lunch.

A light and tasty treat that offers a fun way to help you get  your daily serving of fruit. Add different combinations of berries and other fruit - try mango, kiwis, peaches and more! It is simple and healthy.

Anna Quon shares the pleasure of cooking just for one.

 Try this easy take on a favourite comfort food.

Kale, a member of the cabbage family, is a low-calorie, nutritent-rich green. Its flavour can be sweet or peppery depending on how it's cooked. It is a good source of vitamin A and is loaded with beta-carotene. It is also a significant source of vitamin C and is rich in fiber.

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