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Dozen Deli-Meat Free Wrap Ideas

Carol Harrison Healthy Leftovers, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes, Yummy Lunch Club Leave a Comment

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 …

Fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps

Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Fruity coleslaw for healthy kids school lunches

Fruity Coleslaw

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Crunchy cabbage, juicy grapes and sweet pineapple make this school lunch coleslaw hard to resist. Pairing a favourite fruit with vegetables can be a great way to get kids to eat more vegetables. It’s a strategy that is worth a go. Try other fruits too such as apple, orange, pear or mango. What vegetable-fruit pairings do your kids like to …

Tutti Frutti School Lunch Salad

Tutti Frutti School Lunch Salad

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Are you good at coming up with snappy fun names? Because “day neutral strawberries” just doesn’t cut it for me. Yes of course I’m thankful that now in Ontario and maybe where you live too we have berries that grow May-October much longer than the, June-July-eat-your-weight-in-strawberries-before-it’s-gone season, I knew as a kid. But “day neutral”? As long as the temperatures …

Pot Roasting is one of the most comforting meals to make for your family - and the meal cooks by itself unattended once it's in the oven or slow cooker. Make this easy slow-cooker recipe with your favourite Pot Roast: Cross Rib, Blade or Shoulder. If you want to make in the oven, brown and cook the roast in a heavy covered Dutch Oven pot or cast-iron roaster at an oven temperature of 325°F (160°C) for 3 hours or until fork-tender.

Slow Cooker Greek Beef Pot Roast with Garden Orzo Salad

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Have you noticed most slow cooker recipes take only 4-6 hours to cook? Yeah, not so practical if you work outside the home. THIS RECIPE takes 8-10 hours, enough time for most people to get to and from work. It serves 8. A recipe with guaranteed leftovers for lunch? That’s my kind of dinner recipe! Slow Cooker Greek Beef Pot …