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 …

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What food can I pre-prep on the weekend for school lunches?

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My neighbour is back to work after being home with her kids for a few years and is keen to do some school lunch prep on weekends. With the rising cost of food she’s looking to avoid food waste too – a smart way to keep the family food budget in check. So I came up with a list of foods …

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5 Ways to work oats into school lunches

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 Why do we have to buy this wheaty bird seed bread? Meet my son. You might expect a dietitian’s kid to love everything whole grain well, no. That can be bit of a worry when heart disease, cancer and diabetes run in our family and I know eating whole grains protects against those diseases and keeps kids’ bowel function in …

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5 Surprising things to know about carrots – Quiz!

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Get the most out of your carrots. Do you know how? The tips offered in this quiz might surprise you.         You get more beta-carotene from raw carrots than cooked carrots. T/F? FALSE. Cooked carrots provide about 20% more beta-carotene than raw carrots. PLUS, adding some fat to your cooking helps your body to absorb the beta-carotene …

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5 genius ways to eat well & save on groceries

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  I grabbed the nearest tea towel to scrub my tongue then back to swishing and spitting, my head under the kitchen faucet in a sink full of dishes. My body was telling me, way to go you’ve hit the eject button, get ready to hurl. As I recall this story to my teenage daughter she bursts out laughing. I can’t …

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No deli meats? What does the Cancer Research Review of Red Meat and Processed Meats mean for school lunches?

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Did the news coverage of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Review of Red Meat and Processed Meats that strung words together like tobacco, cancer, processed meats and asbestos leave you a little freaked out about what to pack for school lunches? It’s not all bad news. After reviewing over 800 studies, the IARC report points to what I …

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How much protein do kids need at lunch?

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If nutrition trends are accurate, you’re likely looking for ways to get more protein in your diet but have you considered that maybe your kids need more protein in their school lunches?   Emerging science suggests that we have underestimated how much protein kids need by as much as 60%. Using more accurate measures of protein requirements, some researchers feel …