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…

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…

When a Noodle is Not a Noodle: Zucchini Noodles

I am always looking for creative ways to get more vegetables into our weekly diet and when I saw Zucchini ‘noodles’ I was skeptical.  Not a huge fan of plain zucchini, I do buy it and will put in soups, muffins, stir fries and puree to sneak into the kids homemade mac n cheese, but…

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…

Breakfast Makeover: Oatmeal Pancakes

Every kid looks forward to lazy weekends when Mom or Dad can make pancakes! Hot off the griddle and smothered in syrup, what is not to love about pancakes? Turns out . .  a lot! Most pancakes are made from nothing more than bleached flour, hydrogenated oil and sugar. Top that with syrup made from sugar,…