CRANBERRY APPLE CRISPThis cranberry apple crisp can be served in place of your typical high GI holiday dessert. It contains lower GI foods, such as apples, rolled oats and spelt flour, and can also be served with your ice cream of choice (optional).Serves: 4-6Ingredients:Filling:3 cups apple*, peeled and chopped 2 cups frozen cranberries, defrosted 3 tablespoons spelt flour ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup maple syrup*A local tart apple is bestTopping:½ cup rolled oats ½ cup spelt flour ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup brown sugar ½ cup pecans, chopped 1/3 cup vegetable oil (e.g. canola oil)Instructions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine apples, cranberries, flour, cinnamon and maple syrup. Pour into baking dish (11 x 7 inch) greased with cooking spray. In a separate bowl combine the topping ingredients. Sprinkle topping mixture evenly over

SIMPLE LOW GI FRIENDLY HOLIDAY DISHESThe holiday season is a time of year filled with an assortment of high GI foods and dishes, including sides like mashed potatoes and various desserts. Here is an alternative low GI recipe that is easy to make and can be added or served in place of your typical holiday dishes. Enjoy!MAIN: STUFFED SQUASHThis version of stuffed squash is a healthy holiday dish that can be served as both a main and a side dish. It is vegetarian friendly (can be modified to be vegan) and contains several low GI foods, including squash, quinoa and chickpeas.Serves: 4IngredientsAcorn or Butternut squash:2 acorn or butternut squash 2-3 tablespoon olive oil ¼- ½ teaspoon saltStuffing:½ cup quinoa, rinsed 1 cup water ¼ cup dried cranberries (reduced sugar if possible) ¼ cup toasted pepitas ½ can

SIDE: LENTIL POMEGRANATE SALADThis festive hearty salad includes low GI foods, such as lentils and pomegranate, and makes a great addition to any holiday dinner.Serves: 4-6IngredientsSalad:4 cups spinach (or other salad green of choice) 2 cups cooked lentils 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 1 cup fresh pomegranate seedsVinaigrette:¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon cumin Dash of salt and pepperInstructions:In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon/lime juice, thyme, honey, cumin, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl combine spinach, lentils, toasted walnuts, onion and pomegranate seeds. Mix the vinaigrette with the salad ingredients. Serve and enjoy! Recipe by Effie Viguiliouk, MSc

KELOWNA, BC, December 10, 2019 /-- SoLo Nutrition, a premium functional foods company, announced today the start of a strategic partnership with United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI) in Canada. The partnership will utilize UNFI’s world class logistics network to create a streamlined and efficient route to market for SoLo Nutrition products. SoLo Nutrition and UNFI first started working together in 2014 when UNFI began distributing SoLo nutrition bars to customers throughout Canada. The new partnership expands the relationship by allowing SoLo Nutrition to tap into UNFIs expertise with processing, fulfilling and shipping orders to all customers who order SoLo Nutrition products. “Today’s announcement marks a major milestone for SoLo Nutrition. Up until this point, we have been able to fulfill the majority of our customer orders from our own warehouse in Kelowna, B.C.