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New Wave Waldorf Sandwich

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Busier lifestyles result in 10 million Canadians living unbalanced lives

(NC) - Most of us know that striking a balance between work, physical activity, proper nutrition and recreation can help enhance our well-being. Despite this, almost a third of Canadians feel that they aren't living a balanced life, according to the Country Harvest +Plus Balance Index, a survey conducted by Angus Reid Strategies.

New Wave Waldorf Sandwich
The survey also revealed that four in ten respondents (42 per cent) reported that they felt they worked too much with 49 per cent of men and 27 per cent of women indicating they work 40 or more hours a week. And while experts recommend seven to eight hours of sleep a night, it seems that more than a third of respondents (37 per cent) are receiving less than seven hours of sleep a night and only 28 per cent receive a full eight hours or more.

"Eating well fits into the overall formula for living life to the fullest," says nutrition expert Isabelle Huot, PhD. "A healthy diet not only nourishes the body, but it also nourishes the mind and soul, giving you the energy you need."

Huot recommends choosing foods that are high in nutritional value. When choosing breads, for instance, look for products that are a source of omega-3, made with 100 per cent whole grains and deliver twice the amount of fibre, iron and folate (folic acid), and great taste, such as new Country Harvest +Plus.

Looking for a little something to help you live life to the fullest? Check out www.countryharvest.com for wholesome recipes sure to help achieve a balanced diet.

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices Country Harvest +Plus Multigrain Crunch Bread
  • 4 cups (1L) cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) light mayonnaise
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried currants
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 4 leaves Red Tipped leaf lettuce

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix together chicken and mayonnaise.

Mix in celery, currants, pine nuts, parsley, salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Lay slices of bread on counter. Line with lettuce.

Mound 1 heaping cup of chicken mixture on top, flattening slightly.

Top with bread slices.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings


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