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 …

bell peppers boats with bean salad

Bell Pepper Boats

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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! Finger food is always fun to eat and a bean salad filled bell pepper “boat” (see recipe below) is a clever way to work more veggies into your day. Try the other filling ideas …

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 …

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 …

Protein-packed edamame school lunch salad

Protein-Packed Edamame School Lunch Salad

Carol Harrison Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes 0 Comments

Looking for a good nut-free protein option for school lunches? Try edamame. They may look like another green vegetable but edamame are actually soy beans providing the same high quality protein as milk, meat or eggs.  A one-half cup serving of edamame packs in as much protein as 2 eggs (12 grams). I love the convenience of the frozen, shelled …

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 …

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 …