Canada observes more than 15 public holidays yearly (up to 22, depending on your territory or province) ? what better occasions are there for spending time with family and friends? And what do we all love to do when we get together? Eat!
Hey, eating?s fantastic, we need to eat, but when it comes to the holidays, we tend to over do it a bit, or more than a bit. Now, I don?t want to alarm you, but the prevalence of weight issues and obesity in Canada?s adult population shows that 50% of Canadian women and 70% of Canadian men are intaking more calories than they expend. And this is a continuing trend. From 2003 to 2012, obesity rose almost 18% among men and almost 17% among women.
So what can we eat at the holidays that?s delicious, healthy, locally grown? How about Hummus?