Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ottawa Citizen Nutrition Watch Week 8 - Hope!

And now I can report cautious optimism.

While I can't report on the specifics I can say things are moving forward at the Citizen - this despite CanWest's financial difficulties and staff squeezing and consequently a real testament to the Citizen's dedication to their readers.

(for a recap - click over here to understand what this is all about)

My hope is that this will be one of the last times I'll have to post the Citizen's nutritional information for them!

If you haven't yet written the Citizen to politely encourage them on this initiative and thank them for their attention, please take a few moments today to do so. Please send kind words of encouragement to Editor-in-Chief Gerry Nott, Food Editor Ron Eade and Wendy Warburton by clicking here.

So this week, no additional pressure, no additional letters, just today's recipes' nutritional breakdowns:

Chickpea Curry

(per serving if serving 4): 285 calories, 2g saturated fat, 985mg sodium, 38g total carbs.

Avocado Salad

(per serving): 232 calories, 3g saturated fat, 11mg sodium, 10g total carbs

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Watercress Sauce

(per serving if serving 4): 292 calories, 1g saturated fat, 141mg sodium, 13g total carbs.

[All recipes calculated using Mastercook 9.0. Today it took roughly 2 minutes per recipe]