4 ways with carrots

Carrots 4 Ways

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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 chickpea patties, lunch

Quick Carrot Chickpea Patties

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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 …

roasted spaghetti squash Power Bowl

Speedy Power Bowl

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Leftovers, 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! Healthy eating is easier with some time saving tips like leaving out the dinner leftovers on the table adding a few more odd bits on hand and letting everyone get busy building their own …

Vegetable, brown rice, egg fried rice

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Mr. Cobb school lunch salad

How much protein do kids need at lunch?

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If nutrition trends are accurate, you’re likely looking for ways to get more protein in your diet but have you considered that maybe your kids need more protein in their school lunches?   Emerging science suggests that we have underestimated how much protein kids need by as much as 60%. Using more accurate measures of protein requirements, some researchers feel …