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Colour up School Lunches with Vegetable Hummus 3 Ways

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A colourful lunch may be key to getting your child to eat it. It seems kids really do eat with their eyes. Research from Cornell University found kids prefer six different colours on a plate. And that’s a good thing since more colours means more variety, one of the cornerstones of good nutrition. So why settle for beige hummus when you …

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Dozen Deli-Meat Free Wrap Ideas

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You might wonder if being a dietitian I get into scraps with my hubby over food, of course we do. Meet the odd couple. Take processed meats for example. Sure, I love the smoky scent and the sizzle, hiss, pop of frying up bacon amidst the pine trees when we go camping but unlike my husband, I’ve mostly cut back …

Fruity couscous salad

Fruity Couscous Salad

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Packing up healthy school lunches is so much easier when you have some time-saving tricks up your sleeves like this one. Double up on cooking grains such as whole wheat couscous, barley, brown rice or whole grain pasta. You’re sure to find a way to use them up in the 3-5 days they keep in the fridge. This fruity couscous …

Asian Noodle and Meatball Soup for healthy school lunches

Asian Noodle and Meatball Soup

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Soup can pack a lot of nutrition, perfect for the lightening speed my daughter needs to eat lunch at school. This speedy soup gets a head start by using healthy convenience foods: homemade frozen meatballs; bagged broccoli slaw; and sliced mushrooms. Use it as is or make it your own see, 5 tips to make a hearty and healthy soup. …

Beef and Mushroom Stew with Glazed Carrots and Puffed Pastry Crouton Recipe

Beef and Mushroom Stew with Glazed Carrots and Puffed Pastry Crouton

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Once you’ve browned your meat, added the veggies and broth in a heavy pot, you can forget about this stew while it simmers away. Perfect for weekend cooking. Add some broth to leftover stew and you’ve got a great soup for lunches.   Beef and Mushroom Stew   Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1 hour 30 mins …

If you've got 5 minutes, you can make roast beef! Roast Beef is best seasoned simply with salt and pepper -- it can be ready for the oven in just 5 minutes. Make this recipe with your favourite Oven Roast: Strip Loin, Eye of Round, Tenderloin, Prime Rib, Rib, Top Sirloin, Outside or Inside Round, Rib Eye, Rump or Tri-tip. You can cook beets ahead and glaze just before serving.

Roast Beef with Peppercorn Wine Sauce and Make-Ahead Glazed Beets

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Make your own lunch meats by cooking up a larger roast and using the leftovers for lunches. I tell this to parents all the time when they ask for alternatives to processed lunch meats and we all agree it’s brilliant. (And have you seen the prices of processed lunch meats?) You’ll likely save money going this route, especially when you …

It’s easy to make signature burgers at home once you know a few basics. These bacon cheeseburgers take all the flavour inside so they are delicious from the inside out and easy to manage on the grill.

Bacon Infused Cheeseburgers with Market Fresh Salsa

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Moist and full of flavour, homemade burgers beat frozen patties every time.  I like that I can control the portion too. Some frozen burgers are too large for an adult, never mind a kid! I want to eat more than just a burger for my meal. Big burgers need big buns, and big buns need more salt-rich condiments…forget it! Give me a …