spicy black bean and pepper salsa

Spicy Black Bean and Pepper Salsa

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes 0 Comments

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video series and I’m delighted to share it here with you! Fresh homemade salsa beats the jarred stuff hands down and only takes about 10 minutes to make. You can easily double this recipe and use it over the next 3 days with nachos or …

spaghetti squash,

Spaghetti Squash with Herb Butter and Parmesan

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Recipes, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video series and I’m delighted to share it here with you! In the 90’s I worked in nutrition communications in the dairy industry (my first job!) and those were dark days when far too many health professional treated butter like a poison. We totally lost …

Egg Baked Roasted Peppers with Feta and Spinach

Egg Baked Roasted Peppers with Feta and Spinach

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Recipes, Sheet pan dinners 0 Comments

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video series and I’m delighted to share it here with you! OK so this is not a Yummy Lunch club idea but I could not resist sharing this great way to pretty up your eggs  in a bell pepper (see recipe below) and serve them …

spaghetti squash burritos

Roasted Squash Burritos

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Leftovers, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes 0 Comments

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video series and I’m delighted to share it here with you! I watched a documentary on food waste and it confirmed what I’ve heard before, most of the food waste, 40% in fact,  happens on the home front (gulp!). So I’m hoping this idea to …

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes over Buttery Spaghetti Squash

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes over Buttery Spaghetti Squash

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Leftovers, Recipes 0 Comments

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video series and I’m delighted to share it here with you! Spaghetti squash goes great with tomatoes and leftover squash gets a new life as a hearty base for this yummy veggie-centric breakfast or brinner – breakfast for dinner (see recipe below). OK so this …

Trout sheet pan dinner with lunch leftovers

Dinner with enough leftovers for lunches- Speedy sheet pan trout dinner

Carol Harrison Double Duty Dinners, local food, Sheet pan dinners, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

Trout dinner leftovers make a knock-out-of-the-park lunch! How can you easily get your recommended minimum two servings of fish per week? Make extra fish at dinner so you’ll have leftovers for lunch. Loaded with protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fats, trout makes a delicious and healthy lunch. Try trout in a: Grain bowl               …

Food Revolution Jamie Oliver Childhood Obesity

Jamie Oliver in Toronto to champion kids health

Carol Harrison Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

  Jamie Oliver along with the Honourable Senator Nancy Greene Raine and members of the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition held a panel discussion at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto on October 6th raising awareness for the urgent need for a comprehensive Canadian childhood obesity strategy that protects kids by making it easier everywhere kids live, learn and play to make healthy food and …

Vegetable, brown rice, egg fried rice

Easy Fried Rice

Carol Harrison Healthy Leftovers, Recipes, Time and Money Savers, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

As the end of the week approaches the odd bits and leftovers in the fridge may not inspire you with school lunch ideas but this might. Use leftovers to make fried rice for healthy school lunches. The idea for an easy, use what you have on hand style recipe started with a text from my son, “how do you make fried …

chickpeas, pulses, fibre, protein, school lunches

5 Surprising Things to Know About Chickpeas – Quiz!

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Get the most out of your chickpeas. Do you know how? The tips offered in this quiz might surprise you.  Chickpeas are pulses. T/F? TRUE.  It’s International Year of Pulses but what the heck are they and how are they different than legumes? Legumes include: fresh beans and peas; peanuts, soybeans and; pulses which are dried beans, peas, lentils and …