4 Ways with Broccoli

Broccoli 4 Ways

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! Broccoli is the poster child for healthy veggies costing only about 25 cents a serving yet many find the slightly bitter taste a hurdle to overcome. So let’s find some ways to cut …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Protein-packed edamame school lunch salad

Protein-Packed Edamame School Lunch Salad

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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 couscous salad

Fruity Couscous Salad

Carol Harrison Healthy Leftovers, Recipes, Time and Money Savers 0 Comments

Packing up healthy school lunches is so much easier when you have some time-saving tricks up your sleeves like this one. Double up on cooking grains such as whole wheat couscous, barley, brown rice or whole grain pasta. You’re sure to find a way to use them up in the 3-5 days they keep in the fridge. This fruity couscous …

Fruity coleslaw for healthy kids school lunches

Fruity Coleslaw

Carol Harrison Picky Eaters, Recipes 0 Comments

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 …