myFM: Back to school lunch

myFM: Back to school lunch

September 25, 2020 1 min read

Listen to my latest myFM segment here. 
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QUIZ: Are your kids getting enough nutrients?

QUIZ: Are your kids getting enough nutrients?

May 20, 2020 1 min read

Take this short quiz to find out if your kids are getting enough nutrients, plus nutrition tips and tricks at each result.

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red fruit popsicles in a bowl of ice

4 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas For Picky Kids

May 14, 2020 2 min read

Here are four snack ideas that are packed with essential nutrients for focus, mood, strength, or an immunity boost.
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Dr. B's Hot Toddy

Dr. B's Hot Toddy

March 17, 2020 3 min read

While I don’t usually recommend drinking alcohol when you’re sick, this hot toddy recipe takes a wee dram of whisky to another level. As Dr. B explained in Episode 10 of EAT THIS with Lianne, the effect of his hot toddy recipe is that it’s a vasodilator and that helps those aches and pains that you’re feeling if you’re sick.

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The Picky Eater

The Picky Eater

January 07, 2020 2 min read

After years of working with very frustrated parents of varying degrees of picky eaters, I’ve been doing a deep dive into how to best help you. A group of parents shared their take on how their child is picky and it ranges in issues. The most common thing that I hear from parents is that they’re done with the struggle of fighting to get their kids something healthy and nutritious to eat – that they love! Some people still search recipe books (like my mine - Sprout Right Family Food), and now with the internet, they’re also spending hours searching online for different recipes to make their picky eaters try something a bit more nutritious than chicken fingers and French fries. 

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Imagine... A Healthy Halloween!

Imagine... A Healthy Halloween!

October 25, 2019 4 min read

Halloween can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Just picture those sugar-infused little bodies that ultimately crash at the end of a late night in the form of one doozy of a tantrum. Now that’s a scary Halloween.

How are you going to deal with your little gremlin this October 31stHere’s a plan for parents to survive Halloween and avoid the extreme sugar highs and lows.

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Hot Soup for Cold Weather

Hot Soup for Cold Weather

September 12, 2019 2 min read

The first indicator of Fall has crept up on us here in Toronto; chillier weather. To satisfy those chills, one of my main go-to’s is a pot of steaming hot soup! It’s an added bonus that it is also easy to work into a busy weekday schedule. Soups can be as simple as just a few key ingredients, or as complex as the Davinci Code. It’s about what you’re in the mood for!
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Back to School & Lunch Ideas For You Too!

Back to School & Lunch Ideas For You Too!

August 22, 2019 2 min read

It’s that time again (I can hear the groan from here)! Time to think about packing school lunches every day for the next school year. I’m thinking that it might  make you want to run and hide. How about something different this year? Take the pressure off and get your kids to make their own  lunch. Yes, it is possible, I promise. 

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Better Breakfasts

Better Breakfasts

July 30, 2019 6 min read

Breakfast can be full of flavour and beneficial calories, instead of the fast toast and smear of butter, or bagel and peanut butter you might otherwise reach for. Fast, simple and yummy breakfasts can keep you going until lunch time with the right fibre, protein and fat combinations. Here are a few suggestions for a powerful way to start your day. These breakfasts can be prepped in advance, made in bulk or whipped up that morning.
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Launch Day!

Launch Day!

July 23, 2019 2 min read

July 23rd. It’s a date that I’ve had in the back, front and sides of my mind for about a year. About 16 months ago, I handed in my 122,186 word manuscript to my editor at Penguin Random House Canada, sat back, exhaled and got on with work and life until the next step.

Writing the 122,186 words took a solid four months to write, as in all day, every day. Well, unless I was speaking with a moms group, had a TV or radio segment or a meeting, that is.

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Picnic Recipes for All

Picnic Recipes for All

July 12, 2019 4 min read

Warm weather + outdoor eats = picnic

It’s as easy as that.

Well, after you’ve planned the picnic fare that is. Don’t stress out here, it’s all in the planning. You might think that picking up some grab and go options is good enough, but you can easily whip up some incredible, crowd-pleasing offerings that won’t break the bank or your brain. 

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Better Snacks: Try Seeds

Better Snacks: Try Seeds

May 02, 2019 2 min read

Allergies to nuts, more than just peanuts, is more and more common. The list of most common allergic foods continues to expand from peanuts, tree nuts, fish, eggs, and milk to include sesame seeds, seafood (crustaceans and shellfish), soy, wheat and sulphites (a food additive). It’s getting harder to know what’s safe to send with your kids to school, dance or hockey practice.
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