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50 Cent carrot lentil soup

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Who says healthy eating has to cost a lot of money? That’s what I said with a smile to the young cashier as she gave me a blank stare back and rang up the two pound bag of carrots that were on sale for 88 cents (deal huh!). My kids weren’t with me but I could hear their embarrassed voices ringing …

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Sweet Potato Apple Lunch Box Mookies

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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 …

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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 …

Protein-packed edamame school lunch salad

Protein-Packed Edamame School Lunch Salad

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Looking for a good nut-free protein option for school lunches? Try edamame. They may look like another green vegetable but edamame are actually soy beans providing the same high quality protein as milk, meat or eggs.  A one-half cup serving of edamame packs in as much protein as 2 eggs (12 grams). I love the convenience of the frozen, shelled …

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. …