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Hubert Cormier’s advice: the power of food (+ a Bluefin tuna poke bowl recipe)

Hubert Cormier’s advice: the power of food (+ a Bluefin tuna poke bowl recipe)

Every year, Dieticians of Canada choose a theme to educate people and raise awareness for Nutrition Month. The theme for 2019 is: the power of food. This does not simply refer to nutritional values ​​or health benefits…Let’s discover what is the true power of food!

Every year, Dieticians of Canada choose a theme to educate people and raise awareness for Nutrition Month. The theme for 2019 is: the power of food. This does not simply refer to nutritional values ​​or health benefits…Let’s discover what is the true power of food!

The power to NOURISH

Food allows us to nourish ourselves, providing our body with the energy it needs to be able to perform our daily tasks. To make our lives easier, simply planning ahead and having a variety of healthy snacks on hand to resist cravings can do the trick.

The power to GATHER 

Did you know that people who share meals with friends or family tend to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink les soft drinks, reduce fast-food consumption and have a lower body mass index? Many studies made on groups show that eating together at least four times a weeks is beneficial. And that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner!

The power to DISCOVER

A recent survey by the firm Ipsos reveals that 38% of parents rarely/never let their children cook. Encouraging kids to participate in the planning and preparation of snacks and meals can help them develop and adopt healthy habits that they will keep for life. Suggestion: integrate their school knowledge into cooking activities! In the end, having fun is what matters … and accepting that things can get messy!

 The power to PREVENT

Lifestyle can significantly affect our health. Healthy eating helps prevent certain health problems, including reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. Of all the diets, the Mediterranean DASH and MIND diets show the most benefits. The recommended foods – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, yogurt, fish, seafood, poultry and some vegetable oils – help prevent type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and strokes, dementia and certain types of cancer.

Here is a delicious poke bowl recipe inspired from the principles listed above. It’s easy to make it at home: just assemble the fresh ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!

Bluefin tuna poke bowl recipe

INGREDIENTS

For the bowl

- 250 ml (1 cup) cooked rice (or other grain of your choice)

- 400 ml (1 can) of organic coconut milk

- 125 ml (½ cup) edamame beans

- 125 ml (½ cup) mango, diced

- ½ avocado, sliced

- 1 carrot, spiralled

- 1 Lebanese cucumber, minced

- Some pieces of marinated ginger

For the sauce

- 1 tsp. mayonnaise

- 1 tsp. tahini (sesame butter)

- 1 tbsp. plain 0% fat Greek yogurt

- Sriracha sauce to taste

For the fish

- 150 g of Bluefin tuna

- 2 tbsp. mayonnaise

- Sriracha sauce to taste

For the crispy toppings

- ¼ of nori leaf, finely chopped

- 2 tbsp. puffed quinoa or sesame seeds

- 2 tbsp. caviar

- A few drops of water

PREPARATION

1. Cook the rice according to instructions, but replace 400 ml of water with the organic coconut milk. Cool completely.

2. Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl to obtain a smooth and homogeneous preparation.

3. Fill a bowl with ice, then put another bowl on top to keep the fish cool.

4. Cut the Bluefin tuna into small cubes.

5. Add the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce, then mix.

6. Prepare the crispy toppings by mixing the pieces of nori leaf, puffed quinoa and caviar. Add one or two drops of water to moisten the preparation so that the nori leaves can stick to the puffed quinoa.

7. In two bowls, arrange rice, fish, crispy toppings and remaining ingredients, then drizzle with sauce.

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