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! First on my list is one of my favorites from my book Sprout Right Family Food; Corn, Coconut, and Ginger Soup. Follow the recipe below and hopefully, it will inspire more cozy, warm family meals.
Dairy, Egg, Gluten, Nut, and Wheat Free. Vegetarian and vegan.
Makes 6 cups
TIP: For a fast chop, pulse the carrots, onion, and garlic in your food processor.
This is a colorful, antioxidant-rich soup with immune-boosting properties from the garlic, onion, and meat broth (if using). It’s also a good source of vitamin A and calcium.
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.
The pain in your body, the soreness in your throat, achey back or legs, maybe even your knees is from inflammation. Inflammation happens because your immune system is doing what it knows how when its invaded by a virus, bacteria or is injured, it creates inflammation.
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.
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 31st? Here’s a plan for parents to survive Halloween and avoid the extreme sugar highs and lows.