Healthy Eating

Packing a School Lunch For Kids

School at lunchtime is no fun. Ours is normally served in the gymnasium, a large smelly room with no air circulation. So I’m not surprised to hear that children are skipping eating lunch and lunch boxes are returning home unopened! Here are some tips to pack a school lunch for kids that they will actually…

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Simple (and Delicious) Candied Pumpkin Seeds

You know the word “hangry” – I think it was made for me. I get angry when I’m hungry, and my mom knew the best way to handle that. Snacks! Growing up my mom always made sure there were enough snacks around the kitchen, and they were usually the healthy kind – mostly roasted nuts…

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Three-Cheese Baked Jalapeño Poppers

I like my food hot! If the dish isn’t spicy then I look for heat on the side. Even hot sauce usually isn’t enough, and it’s chilli peppers all the way. Oh Yes! Hot IS my favourite flavour by far. And when I saw these babies at my local super market I knew I had to…

5 Health Tips For Kids Going Back To School

Usually by the end of the summer break my kids are done. My oldest looks forward to the routine of school, and honestly, I look forward to having my days back to myself. As a work-at-home mom my biggest challenge is carving out time for work during summer, and striking the right balance between fun,…

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Juice Vs. Fruit: An Open Letter To @HealthCanada

My children think they they know everything. Advice from me usually goes unheeded unless it’s followed by a countdown. “3-2-1. Time out!” On rare occasions they are right…as  they were in this case, and resoundingly so! Dear Health Canada, My kids and I have had a lot of free time on our hands recently. Summer…

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