Parent Info Night- Children’s Lunches and Easy Ideas!

Our nutritionist Jen Wright recently spoke at a parent info night. Her tips are perfect for busy families! See below! Last night I had the pleasure of spending the evening with some parents from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. It was so much fun to be able to help parents learn some easy lunch […]

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Carrot Vanilla Chai Muffins! Fill the home with the delicious smell of baking muffins!

These muffins freeze well and are the perfect snack! This is an update on the traditional carrot muffin and can be made dairy and grain free! Carrot Vanilla Chai Muffins Ingredients • 4 Eggs • 2 cups of shredded carrots ( You can get the bag of shredded carrots at the store just buy organic) […]

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Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash. Shhh no one has to know!

Butternut Squash Pasta We have has a recipe for this delight before but this uses a few different ingredients and its has recently been KID APPROVED! This was a big risk at my house because my kids don’t enjoy squash and they love the rare occasions that I make Macaroni and Cheese. But what they […]

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Zany for Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters My garden is almost empty….except for a few zucchini! One plant=so many zucchini. I’ve had fun experimenting with ways to use these delicious babies up! I must admit that although the chocolate zucchini brownies might have been my favourite, these are a close 2nd! These are quick and easy to mix up, and […]

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Nutritionist Story: Jen Wright

Jen Wright joined our team this year and has an amazing story as to why and how she became a nutritionist. She specializes in families and children and has a bunch of great recipes, some of which can be found here! Jen’s Story How did I get here? I didn’t graduate from college at 20 […]

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School Lunch Swaps on CTV Ottawa Morning Live

School lunches can be tough when you are trying get your kids to eat a bit better. Here we have some great alternatives to some of the lunch box regulars! Rice Krispie Squares with a twist! Ingredients: Rice Krispie Cereal (approx. 6 cups) 1 Bag of marshmallows 2 Tbsp. of butter or coconut oil 1/3 […]

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Pumpkin EVERYTHING… Pumpkin Fudge!

Vegan Pumpkin Fudge This fudge is the ultimate taste of fall, and a perfect treat to bring to thanksgiving dinner this week end. It is quick and easy, high in fibre and low in sugar. Ingredients: 1 cup of coconut flour (sifted) ¼ cup of coconut palm sugar 1 can of pumpkin puree 15 oz […]

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Zucchini Lasagna it such a delight!

Zucchini Lasagna Ok, so lasagna at my house has always been noodles and cheese, lots of cheese. But this year we are working on healthier choices and trying new things. We also had a zucchini plant gone wild….so many zucchini! So we’ve put it in everything, muffins, brownies, smoothies, cookies, roasted veggies, sauces and now, […]

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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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What else can you drink besides Juice and Pop this Summer? We talked it out on CTV Morning Live!

We discussed some super drink awesome alternatives on CTV Morning Live. Some of our favourites are Culture Kombucha and Urban Juice Press. Both are locally made in Ottawa. Milkshake Delight -1/2 banana -1/2 cup strawberries (In season!) -1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk or vanilla or other milk alternative (coconut, hemp) -1/4 cup cocoa or […]

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