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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After school snacks and fuel for activities

After school snacks and fuel for activities

September 30, 2018 3 min read

Snacks can be incredibly important for kids after their day at school. Whether they are heading to an activity, have homework to focus on or are headed out on the circuit of sports and games, they need to be fueled in a super healthy way. Check out the clip from BT Toronto, the radio segment from NewsTalk1010, and read on for my suggestions and recipes.
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Back to School with Cityline

Back to School with Cityline

August 20, 2018 5 min read

We all know it’s coming, and you’re likely dreading it, as all parents are – back to school and those darn lunches. Seasoned parents (even those with high school kids) need new inspiration for packing lunches and getting great food into their kids. If you’re a newbie at this with a child off to school for the first time, all of the below is for you too. To get you off to a great start, I’ve got handy tips and lots of lunch ideas that I also shared on Cityline with Tracy Moore.
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Smart Summer Snacking

Smart Summer Snacking

June 14, 2018 3 min read

With a summer full of outings, road trips and cottage visits, smart snacking is a part of everyone’s to-do this summer. I’ve got some great suggestions of what to include in your snack bag for wherever you go.

Key criteria for smart snacks include:

  • High in fibre and low in sugar.
  • Colourful fruits and veggies are a must.
  • Choose wisely with packaged foods and read your labels.
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Summer BBQ That's More Than Burgers & Dogs

Summer BBQ That's More Than Burgers & Dogs

May 17, 2018 3 min read

Just like at kids birthday parties that serve pizzas, everyone thinks that throwing some burgers and dogs on the BBQ is the way to go. Well, not this summer. I spoke about a few of my favourites to barbecue in this video, and also wanted to follow up with some recipes that you can try out on your crowd this summer.
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