trout sheet pan dinner with peppers, lentils, green beans

Trout Sheet Pan Dinner with Peppers

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Leftovers, Healthy Lunch Ideas, 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! This is a go to weeknight dinner at my house and for good reason, it tastes awesome, there is only one pan to wash and there should be enough leftovers for a couple lunches. …

spaghetti squash 4 ways

Spaghetti Squash 4 Ways

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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! Meet Mother Nature’s original veggie “noodles”, the spaghetti squash yielding 4-5 cups of mild-tasting, low-calorie spaghetti-like strands. That’s A LOT I know, but this versatile veggie can be divved up and served in different …

roasted spaghetti squash Power Bowl

Speedy Power Bowl

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! Healthy eating is easier with some time saving tips like leaving out the dinner leftovers on the table adding a few more odd bits on hand and letting everyone get busy building their own …

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

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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 …

Vegetable, brown rice, egg fried rice

Easy Fried Rice

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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 …

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3 Must-try routines for back-to-school lunches

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

Back-to-school lunches made easier Hey guys, Great summer? Awesome! I’ll cut to the chase because I know things are about to get real busy with back to school activities and we’re already feeling the time crunch. Am I right?! Our kids spend two-thirds of their day at school so of course what they eat matters and these 3 routines can …

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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 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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Sweet Potato Apple Lunch Box Mookies

Carol Harrison Healthy Leftovers, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Healthy Snack Ideas, Recipes, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

Yup a mookie would be a muffin-cookie and with loads of better-for-you options like lemon-raspberry, banana-blueberry or pineapple-carrot, I think we are on to something! Aren’t we all looking for ways to get kids to try new foods at lunch? OK fine, they are really like mini pancakes but mookie sounds way more fun! And because you drop dollops of …