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Food, love and blueberry barley muffins

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

Photo credit: GoBarley When you were a kid and got sick I bet you got soup. When I was sick I got green grapes… In our household with five kids, grapes were a rare splurge reserved for times when we were sick. Guaranteed once those grapes arrived you instantly had a room full of siblings fighting to get a spot …

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School lunch power bars 3 ways

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Store-bought granola bars are convenient for school lunches but… I wanted something more nutritious and frankly better tasting for my kids. Sure there are ways to make better granola bar choices (How to choose a better granola bar) but they are not an everyday food at our house. These lunch bars pack in 1 1/2 cups of grated carrot and …

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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 …

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Colour up School Lunches with Vegetable Hummus 3 Ways

Carol Harrison Healthy Leftovers, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Healthy Snack Ideas, Kids In The Kitchen, Recipes, Time and Money Savers 0 Comments

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 …

Fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps

Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps

Carol Harrison Healthy Snack Ideas, Picky Eaters, Recipes 0 Comments

Talk about a better-for-you yummy treat for school lunches! I’ll give a container of fruit salsa to my kids and say, ” Close your eyes. Smell it. Take it all in. It’s fragrant. Now try it. The fruit is juicy and sweet. Oh it’s glorious.” They’ll usually reply with some variation of you’re weird mom but I press on encouraging …