Video – Eating Green – Organic Foods and Cooking # 1066

Video – Eating Green – Organic Foods and Cooking                       # 1066
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Title Name : Eating Green – Organic Foods and Cooking

Title Number : 1066

Data : 769 MB

Duration : 64Min.

Language : English

Type: Video Lecture


Useful for:  Higher Grade


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When it comes to feeding your family, ensure you are making healthy and wise choices. This informative and entertaining DVD will teach you everything you need to know about organic foods; what they are, why to choose them, where to purchase them, how to understand the labels, how to prepare baby foods, how to buy local and fresh produce, and learn how to prepare delicious organic meals for your family. Includes: recipes, tips on vitamins, exercise and a number of energy saving tips for the kitchen. This video will leave your mouth watering for more ways you can be environmentally responsible in your food purchases and preparation.



An organic food expert and certified nutritionist, Julie Daniluk graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. As chief in-store nutritionist and co-owner of one of the largest health food stores in North America, she teaches workshops on immunity, digestive disorders, and detoxification with organic produce. Julie has spoken to governments on the health risks of genetically modified food and as a passionate health food activist, Julie has been the Event Producer for festivals such as Bio-Diversity with David Suzuki and FoodShare’s Field to Table Festival.







Eating Green – Organic Foods and Cooking

Chapter 1 Choosing Produce


Buy in season.

Buy in bulk.

Look for organic local products.

For a list of the most important foods to buy organic, check the resource section in this document.


Chapter 2 Organic Pantry


You will need a good quality olive oil.

A nice organic apple cider vinegar makes for great tasting dressing.

Split Red Lentils and Mung Beans are fast cooking beans. They are wonderful to add to soups as a vegetarian protein option.

Almond butter is not just for sandwich spread. Tastes amazing and is a great source of magnesium.

Quinoa is a wonderful seed grain that is high in protein and easy to cook and digest. It is also gluten free.

Fresh spices like Turmeric, Cinnamon and ready made pesto. Organic spices are not irradiated and often have a more pronounced flavour.

Brown Rice Pasta is Gluten free and tastes a lot like regular pasta.

Local crushed canned tomatoes will add flavour to any soup.

Seeds, like pumpkin seeds, flax & hemp are packed with good oils like Omega 3.

Squash and Yams are great to have on hand because their sweetness helps to satisfy the cravings for a sweet taste. They store in a cool area for months.

Stock up on canned fish. Look for wild fish that is caught without the use of dragnets.

Organic sweeteners such as agave or stevia maintain balanced blood sugar.


Chapter 3 Tools


Slow cooker/crock pot saves power and energy

A bamboo cutting board helps keep bacteria away.

Silicone utensils are better than plastic.

A nice weighted knife for cutting needs

A titanium pot is non-stick and safe and makes food slide off easily. Worth the investment.


Chapter 4 Harvest Soup


For a full recipe, check the resource section of this document.


Chapter 5 Immune Boosting Dip


For a full recipe, check the resource section of this document.


Chapter 6 Sunny Flax Crackers


For a full recipe, check the resource section of this document.


Chapter 7 Side Dish


See Kale and rice recipe, check the resource section of this document.


Chapter 8 Chicken Curry


For Chicken Curry recipe, check the resource section of this document.


Chapter 9 Organic Baby Food


Consider purchasing a baby food grinder to make your own healthy baby food. Check for availability at your local health food or grocery store.

A baby food grinder is a safe and easy way to feed your baby.

The big advantage, you will know exactly what you are feeding your baby.

Start with organic foods early to expose your children to healthy eating habits.


Chapter 10 Organic Snacks for kids


Read labels, make sure kids’ snacks are organic. This ensures that no pesticides, additives, or colorings are added.

Buy in bulk and repackage yourself.

Organic snack bars are a great food to pack. Also try cookies with organic chocolate and applesauce cups to add fiber.

Start with organic fruit juice and mix with water at a 1:1 ratio.

Try crackers with organic flour and zero trans-fat. Kids love them.

Sweet rice squares sweetened with cane juice or lactose free pudding are a good choice.

Make your own gelatin with organic juice and organic gelatin powder.

Fair trade organic chocolate is a tasty treat.

Pack protein enriched snacks such as bean dip, tuna and free-range meats.

For bread options there are many to choose from. Sourdough and gluten free bread are easier to digest and multi-grain breads made with lentil flour are higher in protein.

Try sandwich spreads like wild fish or organic cheeses.

Hemp seeds ground into a butter is a safe peanut free alternative for school lunches. Check with your local school first.

Provide a nice dip to get kids to eat cut up veggies.

Always give your children a choice of fruit to select. Kids are more likely to say yes when they have a choice between items.

Giving children organic foods will give them everything they need to develop into healthy young adults.


Chapter 11 Quinoa Berry Cobbler


For a recipe, check the resource section of this document.


Chapter 12 Organic Portable


Protein is important. Purchase or prepare boiled eggs to add this important nutrient to your diet.

Salmon is another way to get your protein. Make a sandwich on organic bread.

Baked brown rice crackers are great tasting and easy to digest.

Meal replacement bars should have balanced nutrition. Avoid refined sugars.

Sesame seeds are a great portable snack and are high in calcium.

Canned organic soup or trail mix can boost and maintain your blood sugar.

A Japanese lunch box keeps all components of your lunch separate. It’s all portable and ready to go. It’s a great device for the environment because it’s litter free! Check your local health food or grocery store for this item.

A portable water bottle is safe and better than throwing away plastic!

Bring your breakfast in a thermos

A hemp seed shake or a vegan meal replacement shake blended with bananas or berries is a great idea for a meal on the run.

Boil water in a portable cooker using instant quinoa, add blueberries and stir for a delicious meal in less than 90 seconds.

There are lots of choices for organic, healthy, quick and portable meals that are good for you and the planet!


Chapter 13 Organic Diet


Keys to losing and maintaining weight loss:

Look for whole organic food choices:

Protein is important. Choose eggs, wild fish or vegetable based proteins to help stabilize blood sugar and prevent sugar cravings.

Any leafy green is a good choice.

Grapefruit and yams have sweetness but are low on the sugar scale.

You can still have treats like muffins and cookies. Pick whole grains with fiber and natural sweeteners. Check for sweeteners like agave or stevia in muffins.

Ginger snaps are low in calories. 15 ginger snaps equals 150 calories.

Choose brown rice snacks or baked tortilla chips for something crispy.

Coconut oil is a good fat. Wild fish and hemp and flax seed have omega 3’s.

The glycemic index (GI) ranks foods based on how they impact our blood sugar level. Lower numbers on the GI scale are preferred as these foods raise the blood sugar level slowly and keep it level.

Some Dark organic chocolate brands can have omega 3’s infused in them and contain up to 70 per cent cocoa butter, which is low on the glycemic index.

Coffee is a crop that uses pesticides heavily. Choosing organic is a priority for your health and the environment. Choose fresh roasted whole bean when possible.

Check your local green aisle at your grocer or a natural food store for these many more selections.


Chapter 14 Organic Vegetarian


Vegetarians need to maintain proper nutrition and sometimes miss out on important nutrients.

Make sure to eat complete protein three times a day. Beans and grains combined create a complete protein.

Some of the best sources of protein include all types of beans, peas and whole grains. The highest percentage comes from lentils and soy. If you choose to include eggs and wild fish in your diet, they will help stabilize blood sugar and prevent sugar cravings. Dairy foods are another way to ensure you are getting enough protein.

Iron is a critical nutrient. Eat dark leafy greens, apricot halves, molasses or seaweed for iron.

B-12 is also important for vegetarians and is often lacking in vegetarian diets. Yogurt and eggs are good sources. If you are not getting enough consider B-12 shots or tablets.

Zinc is most often found in seafood. If you don’t eat fish, try pumpkin seeds, dark greens and lots of beans and grains.

Conventional meat production has a large impact on the environment, Vegetarians reduce the impact on the planet but make sure you have all of your nutrients needs covered off to ensure good health!


Vegetarian super foods:

Codonopsis is known as the poor man’s ginseng.

Maca is an ancient root that tastes like sweet potatoes, supercharged with herbal boosts.

Goji berries are known as the red raisin in Asia. They contain 170% of Vitamin A daily need. Organic Goji berries taste much better than conventional ones.

Yerba Mate- a powerful herb from the rainforest, used as a coffee substitute.

Have organic shakes- for two servings of vegetables.

Hemp – Has 11 grams of protein in 2 ounces.


Chapter 15 Switching to an Organic lifestyle


Plan a meal calendar.

Get kids involved.

Cook on Sunday and make meals for the rest of the week.

Canning is a good way to store food. After placing hot food in clean mason jars, wait for the safety seal signal sound of a POP. The pop sound ensures a vapour seal that keeps bacteria out.

When freezing food don’t over pack plastic containers as you break polymer bond on the plastic.

Don’t stick plastic in the microwave. You will end up eating the plastic. Use ceramic dishes instead for heating.


Chapter 18 Eating Organic on a budget


Buy from CSA’s. (Community Supported Agriculture). These are small independent, labour intensive family farms. Buy shares in a farm that supports your local farmer. In return they deliver fresh produce to you in season.

Buy in bulk and freeze. Fresh produce is cheapest when in season.

Grow your own produce. Roof top garden and window sill gardens are great ways to grow your own vegetables. Fresh greens to your plate year round.

Make organic food from scratch. Buy ingredients in bulk and make it yourself. You will cut back on costs this way.

Be flexible. Know what is critical to buy organically.