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 …

Big Batch Tex-Mex Beef Recipe

Big Batch Tex-Mex Beef

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Making lunches is easier when you big-batch cook. Keep healthy, convenient, foods like cooked ground beef in the freezer and you’ll always have lots of quick and healthy lunch options. Big Batch Tex-Mex Beef   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 1 hour 30 mins Total time 1 hour 45 mins   Kids Cook! Get your kids involved …

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 …

Simmering/stewing or braising is all the same - a fabulous way to bring out tenderness and remarkable flavours from some of the less tender cuts of beef. Prep is simple and cooking is hands-off. Make with Beef Short Ribs or Simmering Steak such as Blade, Cross Rib or Brisket, or Stewing Beef Cubes or Shank.

Bulgogi-style Braised Beef with Skillet Baby Bok Choy

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Bulgogi-style Korean beef leftovers make a great lunch, OK even breakfast if you ask my daughter who regularly heats up dinner leftovers for breakfast. If you want to re-purpose leftovers into something new, check out the chop suey idea here. Heads up: braising brings out the terrific beef flavour but takes some time so this recipe works best on weekends. …