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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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3 Must-try routines for back-to-school lunches

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Back-to-school lunches made easier Hey guys, Great summer? Awesome! I’ll cut to the chase because I know things are about to get real busy with back to school activities and we’re already feeling the time crunch. Am I right?! Our kids spend two-thirds of their day at school so of course what they eat matters and these 3 routines can …

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5 Surprising things to know about barley – Quiz!

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Get the most out of your barley. Do you know how? The tips offered in this quiz might surprise you. Compared to other grains, barley is the richest source of heart-healthy fibre. T/F? TRUE:  A half cup of cooked barley provides 60% of the beta-glucan fibre shown to help lower cholesterol. And with half of Canadians 20 years of age …

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What food can I pre-prep on the weekend for school lunches?

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My neighbour is back to work after being home with her kids for a few years and is keen to do some school lunch prep on weekends. With the rising cost of food she’s looking to avoid food waste too – a smart way to keep the family food budget in check. So I came up with a list of foods …

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5 Surprising things to know about carrots – Quiz!

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Get the most out of your carrots. Do you know how? The tips offered in this quiz might surprise you.         You get more beta-carotene from raw carrots than cooked carrots. T/F? FALSE. Cooked carrots provide about 20% more beta-carotene than raw carrots. PLUS, adding some fat to your cooking helps your body to absorb the beta-carotene …

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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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5 genius ways to eat well & save on groceries

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  I grabbed the nearest tea towel to scrub my tongue then back to swishing and spitting, my head under the kitchen faucet in a sink full of dishes. My body was telling me, way to go you’ve hit the eject button, get ready to hurl. As I recall this story to my teenage daughter she bursts out laughing. I can’t …

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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 …

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 …