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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 …

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 …

Fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps

Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps

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Talk about a better-for-you yummy treat for school lunches! I’ll give a container of fruit salsa to my kids and say, ” Close your eyes. Smell it. Take it all in. It’s fragrant. Now try it. The fruit is juicy and sweet. Oh it’s glorious.” They’ll usually reply with some variation of you’re weird mom but I press on encouraging …

Fruity coleslaw for healthy kids school lunches

Fruity Coleslaw

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Crunchy cabbage, juicy grapes and sweet pineapple make this school lunch coleslaw hard to resist. Pairing a favourite fruit with vegetables can be a great way to get kids to eat more vegetables. It’s a strategy that is worth a go. Try other fruits too such as apple, orange, pear or mango. What vegetable-fruit pairings do your kids like to …