5 Ways to Get Kids Eating More Zucchini

I don’t know what it is about zucchini, but I have yet to find a kid that actually likes eating it. Zucchini doesn’t have much of a taste, certainly not an offensive one. Maybe it is the fact that it is a green vegetable? Maybe the name? Maybe it just doesn’t taste enough like melted…

Breakfast Makeover: Whole Wheat Banana Waffles

Kids love pancakes and waffles for breakfast, especially when they are served with maple syrup and whip cream. However, traditional pancakes and waffles are often void of any whole grains or ingredients that would give them a place on our Top 5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas so we set out to makeover these breakfast favourites. Our Oatmeal…

Top 5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Research shows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it gets your metabolism going, gives you energy for the day, helps you concentrate and, if you eat one of these healthy breakfasts, you will be getting much of your daily requirement of fruit, grains, calcium and protein. A healthy breakfast includes: Fruit for their many…

Healthy Eating: Camping Meal Ideas And Fun Desserts

Hear the word camping and you are immediately brought back to roasting hot dogs on unwound coat hangers, eating sugary cereal out of a mini cardboard box with a plastic spoon and enjoying smores until your tummy ached. Those are the happy memories of childhood camping most of us remember. Healthy eating while camping doesn’t really…

Eating Out With Kids? Skip The Kids Menu

Chicken Fingers, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dog, Spaghetti, Hamburg, Fish Sticks, Macaroni & Cheese, French Fries. Sound familiar?  Welcome to The Kids Menu. My biggest pet peeve eating out with my 3 kids has to be The Kids Menu.  Occasionally you will see in the small print that kids can have their choice of side salad or…

Kids Favorite Food Made Healthy: Fish Sticks

All the attention around the health benefits of fish may have more families choosing fish sticks for dinner, and while there can be a lot of lean protein and some Omega 3s in boxed fish sticks, this make-at-home version is even healthier! If you have a picky fish eater at home and the battered, boxed varieties in…

Perfect Summer Drink: Stay Cool With Fruit Cubes!

You see the gorgeous drinks staring at you from magazine covers and are immediately thirsty for a tall glass of anything with berries, lemons, limes and maybe even a mint garnish. Who has the time to make photo worthy drinks? Who has those beautiful ingredients on hand when its really hot and do those drinks…

Healthy Eating: School Lunches Get a Failing Grade

I love volunteering in my kids classrooms at school but I don’t love when I volunteer over the lunch break and I see what the other children have packed in their lunch bags.  Its a startling reminder that many school lunches deserve a failing grade. I write about healthy eating and have many online conversations with…

School Snacks: Spinach Brownies

My version of Spinach Brownie’s was inspired by Jessica Seinfelds recipe in her cookbook Deceptively Delicious.  I added a few vegetable twists, some whole wheat and flax and a few chocolate chips to make these my kids favourite school snack. Next time you have too much baby spinach to use in salads throw it in a…