Cookies for Lunches you WANT your Kids to EAT!

Rustic Apple Cinnamon Cookies! Since everyone seemed to love the applesauce recipe, and there is still hundreds of apples on my trees. I thought I’d give cookies a try! These kind of remind me of a snicker doodle cookie. And are delicious with a cup of tea, or in your child’s lunch as a treat […]

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Back to School Means Applesauce Time!

Apple Sauce It’s that time of year….all the yummy tastes of fall! Apples, Pumpkin, and Cinnamon are a few of my favourites. I know it’s been a busy week getting the kiddos ready for back to school, new schedules, and at my house hockey most nights. I thought I’d give you a simple recipe to […]

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What are you going to eat on your Summer Road trip? We have the answers on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip and it’s good to have a food game plan. We have the road map to follow to make the best for your choices on long drives. Tips: 1. Avoid fast food. Remember the sugar from pop spikes your blood sugar and makes you tired which […]

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Zany Zucchini Muffins!

It’s that time of year when my garden is overflowing with zucchini! Here is a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your kids. These are great for lunches or snacks on the go. Zucchini Muffins Ingredients • 2 cups of flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour. Or substitute […]

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Increasing Nutrition in Food On CTV Morning Live! How to get the most out of your food!

CTV- Getting the Most out of your Food! You don’t need to break the bank buying every new miracle food or supplement that Dr. Oz recommends! Here’s how to get the most out of the food you’re already eating! 1. Garlic: a. Fights cancer, lowers cholesterol, fights infections b. If you microwave freshly chopped garlic […]

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Food Rich in B Vitamins can help you with winter stresses. Try some of these ideas today!

B Vitamins are needed for proper brain function and can help regulate mood! The B’s are also great for healthy skin, nails and hair! In our recent Huffington Post article you will find some foods that you should include in your diet to get a wide range of benefits. Our recent article for the Huffington […]

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Christmas Baking Sweetener Alternatives and Sugar 101 on CTV Morning LIVE!

Better Sweeteners for your Christmas A diet high in sugar can lead to numerous health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and hyperactivity. When you want to add a little sweetness to your life there are better options out there and some to stay away from. Sweeteners to Avoid: 1. White/cane sugar- […]

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On the 7th day of Christmas…..Some Healthy Holiday Sides! Who needs mushy peas and mashed potatoes!?

Four Festive Sides for your Holiday Dinner Parties  If you’re looking to impress your dinner guests this season, try these fabulous sides that are not only mouth-watering but also surprisingly nutritious!   Cranberry Almond Brussel Sprouts Roasting Brussels sprouts brings out their nutty flavour! Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise 2 tablespoons […]

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On the 5th Day of Christmas we share with you: Healthy Eating When Travelling to Visit your Great Aunt Ida ( and others)

It’s the holidays and many of us are visiting friends and family. Some of this requires a road trip/plane trip and this can be a challenging time. Here are a few easy tips to follow for this busy season. 1. Pack Snacks with you on your way if you’re taking a car, train or bus. […]

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Myth Mondays on CTV Morning Live! Is eating after 7 okay?! Find out.

Myth Debunking on a Monday at CTV! 1. Never eat after 7pm. a. Myth. If you have dinner every night at 6 pm, please do not eat past 7 pm. However, if you work a weird schedule or exercise late in the evening, it’s important to eat something so you are not going to bed […]

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