Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 30 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Fun on a Stick!

Enjoy some time in the kitchen with your kids making this neat recipe. It makes a perfect snack and includes 2 of the 4 Food Groups.  Make up a large batch to have on hand for kids mid-afternoon snacks. Frozen Blueberry and Yogurt Sticks Ingredients Kebab Sticks Blueberries Greek yogurt Baking paper Large container Large

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July 28 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Yogurt Banana Split

Enjoy this healthy treat with the kids on a nice summer day!  Get the kids excited about eating healthy by involving them in the preparation. Have the banana and berries pre-sliced and have the kids top their banana splits with the ingredients below: Ingredients  1 banana 1 cup (250 mL) yogurt 1/2 cup (125 mL) granola

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July 23 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Healthy Snacks for Teenagers!

Healthy snacking is important for everyone  – but it is especially important for growing teenagers! Teenagers bodies are physically going through plenty of changes and because of this they are feeling hungry more often and need more food to fuel their bodies. Snacking between meals can help you feel fuller longer and ensure we don’t overeat at meal times. Snacks should include 2 of the 4

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July 21 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Cinnamon French Toast Crunch!

French toast is usually a staple weekend breakfast in many family homes! This recipe steps up the nutrition of French toast with added Flax – a great source of Omega 3. Omega 3’s are excellent for brain development, especially in kids! Serve up this delicious French toast with fruit and a tall glass of milk to

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July 17 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Quick Summer Meal

Enjoy those summer days while we have them outdoors with the kids rather than in the kitchen! Try this simple nutritious recipe for a quick supper meal.  Prepare the chicken ahead of time and have ingredients ready to go to keep the meal time prep to a minimum. Fresh and Tasty Mexican Crockpot Summer Salad

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July 14 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Berry Cherry Frozen Yogurt Bites

Have these delicious frozen blueberry treats prepared and ready to go for the kids on a warm summer day! Berry Cherry Frozen Yogurt Bites Ingredients 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup California cherries, pitted, chopped 1/4 cup nuts, shelled, chopped 1 cup low fat Greek vanilla yogurt Directions Mix blueberries, cherries, nuts and Greek yogurt in bowl.

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July 9 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Homemade Pita Pizza

Kids can join in on supper on most days by doing simple tasks.  This recipe allows them to create their own pizza using toppings only they like!  Making pizza at home can be a healthier choice then ordering out.  The concern with take out items is they usually serve foods that are higher in fat and sodium levels. 

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July 7 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Banana Crunch Popsicle!

Have your kids join in on making this delicious treat for an afternoon snack!  This fun and nutritious treat is a  well-balanced snack as it provides 3 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide – fruit, milk and alternative & meat and alternative! Ensuring all of your meals include a variety of foods

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July 2 , 2015 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Healthy Picnic Lunch!

On those nice hot summer days it’s sometimes hard to get our kids inside for lunch – so why not plan an easy outdoor picnic at your local park or even in your own backyard!  As with all meals make fruits and veggies the main focus of your meal and be sure to include a

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