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 …

Broccoli Slaw

Quick Lentil Broccoli Slaw

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. I’m always on the lookout for ways to work smarter, not longer like this. Leftovers from this Quick Lentil Broccoli Slaw side dish can be packed up for lunches the next day. Clever huh! (see …

spicy black bean and pepper salsa

Spicy Black Bean and Pepper Salsa

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! Fresh homemade salsa beats the jarred stuff hands down and only takes about 10 minutes to make. You can easily double this recipe and use it over the next 3 days with nachos or …

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               …

chickpeas, pulses, fibre, protein, school lunches

5 Surprising Things to Know About Chickpeas – Quiz!

Carol Harrison FAQs, Yummy Lunch Club 0 Comments

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 …

kids healthy school lunch, planning healthy school lunches

What food can I pre-prep on the weekend for school lunches?

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

My neighbour is back to work after being home with her kids for a few years and is keen to do some school lunch prep on weekends. With the rising cost of food she’s looking to avoid food waste too – a smart way to keep the family food budget in check. So I came up with a list of foods …

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 …