Spring into Healthy Eating for Easter!

Click on the link below and try out these creative Easter recipes at home or at your Kids Eat Smart Club!

Healthy Easter Recipes

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Imaged sourced from: http://www.cleanandscentsible.com/2014/03/fun-healthy-easter-food-ideas.html 

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

#ieatsmartNL

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Tomorrow is Apple Day in Kids Eat Smart Clubs throughout our province!  Apple Day is the perfect day to launch our new social media campaign called #ieatsmartNL. 

 We are asking you, as one of our valued partners and supporters, to help us spread the message about healthy eating.  All you have to do is take a picture of you, your coworkers, your friends and family eating smart and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ieatsmartNL.   Ask your friends and followers to like, share and do the same.  Let’s see if we can get Newfoundland and Labrador sharing how we eat smart!

 Print and use the sign in the link below while taking pictures of you and your friends eating smart & don’t forget to tag #ieatsmartNL!

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For more information please contact Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador at 722-1996.

 Disclaimer: Participants are reminded to regularly check social media privacy settings to ensure pictures and information are only available to those for whom the information is intended.  Individuals who may be under the age of 16 are required to seek parental permission before participating in this campaign.  Submitted photos will be saved to a hard drive and may be used in Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador  promotional materials in the future including newsletters, webpages, print materials, social media, etc.

 Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kids Eat Smart Apple Day – March 27, 2015

“Kids Eat Smart Apple Day” will be held this Friday, March 27, 2015.  This is a great opportunity to help you raise money for your Kids Eat Smart Club and to help celebrate Nutrition Month.  Check out these delicious and nutritious Apple Day recipes at home or in your Kids Eat Smart Club this Friday!  

 Apple Day Recipes 2015

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Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.

Spring is in the Air!

Try these out at home or in your KES Club in the coming weeks for an Easter Treat! Follow these steps:

1. Have kids decorate the cups in a creative bunny way.

2. Choose your ears – either straws or carrots.

3. Choose your smoothie.

4. Enjoy!

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Pink Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk (almond milk or soy milk works as well)
  • 2 cup frozen strawberries
  • Blend and enjoy!

Green Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Blend and enjoy!

Orange Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Blend and enjoy!

Yellow Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • Blend and enjoy!

Purple smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  • Blend and enjoy!

Information sourced from: http://www.superhealthykids.com/springalicious-easter-smoothies/

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Mini Berry Puff Pancakes!

Try out these quick and easy pancake puffs with your KES Clubs. Easy and quick for little fingers to grab and go!

Mini Berry Puff Pancakes:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Pulse until well blended.
  3. Pour into greased muffin tins, filling each cup 1/2 way full.
  4. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown and puffy.
  5. Let cool, and then top with yogurt and berries.

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Recipe and picture was sourced from: http://www.superhealthykids.com/mini-berry-puff-pancakes/

Kristin Harris is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Going Local for Rooting For Health!

Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture, Agriculture in the Classroom Program, the School Milk Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Egg Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador is holding its 6th Annual Rooting for Health in five schools throughout our province tomorrow!  The purpose of this initiative is to help school aged children recognize the relationship between farming, food and health.  Farmers will provide details on their local trade.  Breakfast will be prepared by a chef using local ingredients including eggs, milk and berries.

Check out this delicious and nutritious recipe with local berries:

Step #1: Pick your base

  • Flavoured low fat yogurt (vanilla, strawberry, blueberry)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Plain low fat yogurt

Step #2: Choose your local fruit and berries

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bake apples
  • Black currents

Step #3: Add a topping

  • Dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, prunes, dates, apricots)
  • Granola
  • Dried cereal
  • Oats
  • Chia, flax or sesame seeds
  • Unsweetened coconut
  • Bran buds
  • Nuts (pecans, almonds)

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Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian from Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Going Green for St. Paddy’s Day!

 

Serve a sea of green to your Kids Eat Smart Clubs this week.  It’s easy being green with these grab and go breakfast ideas for St. Paddy’s Day:

  • Veggies to Go – celery, green pepper, snap peas & broccoli in a cup with a scoop of hummus
  • Fruit Salad – green grapes, green apple chunks & honeydew melon cubes in a cup or kabob
  • Green Eggs – scramble eggs with pureed spinach, top with mozza cheese & serve in a wrap

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Sourced from: Breakfast Club of Canada – March Newsletter www.breakfastclubcanada.org  

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.

Best Ever Banana Muffins

A quick and easy recipe that adds lots of fibre to your breakfast or snack.  Baking fresh or re-heating in the microwave gives you a nice warm way to start your day!  Add a tall glass of milk and fruit cup on the side to enjoy a well balanced breakfast.  Your kids will love them!

Ingredients:

  • Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup
  • Rolled oats 1/2 cup
  • Wheat Bran 1/4 cup
  • Baking Powder 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • Egg 1
  • Sugar 1 tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil 1/4 cup
  • Bananas 3

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Peel bananas and mash in medium sized bowl.
  3. Add vegetable oil, egg and sugar and mix well. Blend in oatmeal and bran.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Pour flour mixture into banana mixture and mix well.
  6. Spoon mixture into muffin tins filling the tins 3/4 full.

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Recipe sourced from: http://www.breakfastforlearning.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Best-Ever-Banana-Muffins.pdf

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

Crunchy Parfait Bites!

Check out this neat recipe for your Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Club this week. Kids will love these bite size delicious parfait’s!

What you’ll need:

  • Yogurt
  • Granola (Don’t forget to check for allergies in your school)
  • Fruit – Diced kiwi, strawberries, or blueberries
  • Wonton wrappers or whole wheat pita

Use Wonton Wrappers or whole wheat pita and press them into a mini muffin tin and bake at 375 for about 8 minutes or until they started to turn golden. Fill with yogurt fruit, granola and berries. Serve and enjoy!

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Information sourced from: http://www.superhealthykids.com/healthy-snack-or-breakfast-crunchy-parfait-bites/

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with The Kids Eat Smart Foundation.