4 ways with carrots

Carrots 4 Ways

Carol Harrison breakfast, HalfYourPlate, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes 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! At about 25 cents a serving and chock-full of beta-carotene, fibre-filled carrots are always one of the best healthy buys in the grocery store so let’s see how we can make that veggie work …

Carrot, Kale, Quinoa, beans Power Bowl, lunch, dinner

Carrot Kale Quinoa Power Bowl

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Recipes 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! OK I’m not a big fan of the word superfood because I darn well know as a dietitian it’s what we eat day in and day out that really counts but here I …

Roasted carrots and beets, vegetable

Roasted Carrots and Beets

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes 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! As a dietitian I’m well aware that the biggest barrier to healthy eating is time. You don’t need me to tell you to eat your veggies! So here’s my work smarter, not longer …

carrot cake oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carol Harrison breakfast, HalfYourPlate, Recipes, Thermos 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! Have you heard of a food jag? That’s when a kid only wants to eat the same thing again and again and the parents are worried to bits their diet is not balanced. …

carrot chickpea patties, lunch

Quick Carrot Chickpea Patties

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes 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! My daughter decided to go vegetarian in grade 10 and of course being “that dietitian” mom  we had a chat about how she planned to replace the meat in her diet and turns …

Vegetable, brown rice, egg fried rice

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 …

child eating a carrot for lunch

5 Surprising things to know about carrots – Quiz!

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

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 …

ingredients for carrot soup

50 Cent carrot lentil soup

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

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 …

school lunch, Vegetable hummus, sweet potato, beet, carrot, healthy school lunches

Colour up School Lunches with Vegetable Hummus 3 Ways

Carol Harrison Healthy Leftovers, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Healthy Snack Ideas, Kids In The Kitchen, Recipes, Time and Money Savers 0 Comments

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 …

Yummy Lunch Club on Rogers Daytime TV

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Make the most of leftovers Make once, eat twice. It’s the way to work smarter, not longer in the kitchen letting you eat right and stay on top of your busy day. In this 12 minute cooking segment, I’ll show you how to take this gorgeous Southwestern Beef Steak Succotash Saute   and turn leftovers into 4 Yummy Lunch Club …