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Sweet Potato Apple Lunch Box Mookies

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

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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Dozen Deli-Meat Free Wrap Ideas

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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 …

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A healthy approach to school fundraising: Fresh From the Farm

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Can you remember the paraphernalia you peddled for school fundraisers? Were chocolate almonds one of them? I bet you sold them and didn’t eat them like my brother-in-law. Over the two weeks he should have been selling, he was eating. To avoid his mom’s wrath, he stuffed the boxes with acorns, resealed them and sent them back to school. Serves …

Freshman 15

Fresh thinking on the Freshman 15

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I won’t be helping to pack lunches for one of my kids this fall. Yesterday I moved my son into residence at university where someone else will prepare all his food and he is in charge of deciding when, what and how much to eat and drink. And you can bet the Freshman 15 chatter is as active as it …

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 …