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Spaghetti Squash with Herb Butter and Parmesan

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Recipes, Yummy Lunch Club 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! In the 90’s I worked in nutrition communications in the dairy industry (my first job!) and those were dark days when far too many health professional treated butter like a poison. We totally lost …

Trout sheet pan dinner with lunch leftovers

Dinner with enough leftovers for lunches- Speedy sheet pan trout dinner

Carol Harrison Double Duty Dinners, local food, Sheet pan dinners, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

Trout dinner leftovers make a knock-out-of-the-park lunch! How can you easily get your recommended minimum two servings of fish per week? Make extra fish at dinner so you’ll have leftovers for lunch. Loaded with protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fats, trout makes a delicious and healthy lunch. Try trout in a: Grain bowl               …

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Jamie Oliver in Toronto to champion kids health

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  Jamie Oliver along with the Honourable Senator Nancy Greene Raine and members of the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition held a panel discussion at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto on October 6th raising awareness for the urgent need for a comprehensive Canadian childhood obesity strategy that protects kids by making it easier everywhere kids live, learn and play to make healthy food and …

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Easy Fried Rice

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

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 …

chickpeas, pulses, fibre, protein, school lunches

5 Surprising Things to Know About Chickpeas – Quiz!

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Get the most out of your chickpeas. Do you know how? The tips offered in this quiz might surprise you.  Chickpeas are pulses. T/F? TRUE.  It’s International Year of Pulses but what the heck are they and how are they different than legumes? Legumes include: fresh beans and peas; peanuts, soybeans and; pulses which are dried beans, peas, lentils and …

healthy kids lunch with carrot soup

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

Carol Harrison Healthy Leftovers, Picky Eaters, Time and Money Savers, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

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 …

Barley spring rolls for school lunches

5 ways to work barley into school lunches

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Photo credit: GoBarley Barley in school lunches? Why not! Kids generally like barley’s chewy texture and nutty taste but if you have a reluctant barley lover just keep serving it in new and different ways and trust that in time they’ll come around. Barley takes a good 40 minutes to cook so for speedy school lunches I like to make …

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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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5 Surprising things to know about barley – Quiz!

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

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 …