Six baby food products have been recalled by Heinz Canada because of the possibility that "spoilage microorganisms" could get into the baby food from a packaging defect, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. The affected products, all in 128-milliliter squeeze pouches, include butternut squash apricot peas couscous, tuna sweet corn chowder, beef butternut squash rice spinach, beef Bolognese with vegetables, sweet baby vegetables and peas zucchini spinach.
Fad or quick-fix diets can lead to weight loss, but people usually cannot follow them long term so it is better to focus on healthy choices, says certified physical trainer and nutritionist Michael Ferencsik of Naples, Fla. He says it can take longer to reach an ideal weight by making lifestyle changes, such as eating smaller meals and exercising more, but the method has much more staying power.
Skipping breakfast can lead children to make other unhealthy food choices later in the day and reduces their ability to concentrate at school, says dietitian Lori Walton of St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis, which has released a cookbook containing home-cooked recipes to replace fast-food options. Top brain-boosting breakfast foods include protein-rich eggs, peanut butter, oats, berries, and milk and yogurt.
Winter squashes including butternut squash, acorn squash and pumpkins are abundant now, and delicious in soups and stews, including ratatouille. Though squash is technically a fruit, it is best treated as a vegetable.
Quinoa, a food staple considered sacred by the Incas thousands of years ago, is experiencing a modern renaissance as a gluten-free grain, a complete protein and a versatile health food for use in breads, cereals and beverages. Shauna James Ahern offers quinoa recipes on her blog "Gluten-Free Girl," including a fruit-crumble topping with quinoa flakes, red quinoa topped with butternut squash, tofu and red peppers, and a summery quinoa salad with smoked salmon and capers.