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 …

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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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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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50 Cent carrot lentil soup

Carol Harrison Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes, Thermos, Time and Money Savers, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

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

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 …

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Dozen Deli-Meat Free Wrap Ideas

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

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 …