Category: Children

Crunchy Energy Bites …. that are school friendly!

I am constantly creating recipes to give my kids nutrient dense, healthy snacks and meals…devoid of processed ingredients.  I get pretty excited about cooking, but my kids don’t always feel the way I do about the final creations!  lol  That is OK though, I keep persevering.  🙂 So many kids snacks are completely filled with […]

Blender Pancakes!

I am all about making things super simple, easy AND healthy in the kitchen.  So, I created these pancakes which are gluten, dairy and nut free….and delicious! The best thing about these pancakes is that they are filled with protein, fat and fibre, oh my!  All the components needed for a healthy breakfast.  Although the […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

As my daughter and I embark on our cooking journey through the UnDiet Cookbook (part of the CNE Program) we decided to do a warm up by creating our own recipe 🙂 Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins (because you can never have too much chocolate!) Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas 1/3 cup butter (or ghee if you […]

What are your favourite Easter traditions?

It is tradition in our house to colour Easter eggs, but this year I wanted to make it a slightly different experience. Commercial dyes for eggs include FD&C Food dye colours including:  Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #3, Blue#1, and Blue#2.  Although we are not ingesting these dyes directly, the kids are getting the dyes […]

Dessert or Breakfast?

This crumble is probably one of my favourite dishes to make.  It is fast, versatile and super nutritious! If I don’t have a certain ingredient, this recipe can be easily adapted to what you have in your pantry/fridge. The crumble topping includes, nuts, seeds, and good fats.  So, breakfast or dessert?  I say BOTH! This […]

Raising Healthy Children …… it is not what you think

This post is not about nutrition.  It is about raising emotionally healthy children.  The thoughts here arose from the turmoil my daughter felt at school.  Unfortunately, it is not the first time she has come home with a story about being picked on. At first I was angry.  Angry that another child hurt my daughter.  […]

DIY Crafts for Kids

I love crafts!  However, I was never really good at them.  When I find crafts that are easy, fun and end in a smile from my kids, it is a WIN! I decided to make my son’s classmates crayons for Christmas this year.  The hardest part of this craft?  Peeling the paper off the crayons! […]

My 2 cents (or 5 as it were) on school lunches

I came across this article Why teachers are telling parents what to feed their children, even when it isn’t their responsibility today and felt compelled to add my 2 cents (or 5 cents as it were). As a Mom, I think we struggle with so many facets of parenthood and I have reduced myself to tears on […]

Breakfast Cookies!

This summer has been so amazing and I have been so blessed with fantastic memories made with my kiddos and husband! As our family starts to transition into a new school year, I am always thinking of ways to stream line our mornings.  Breakfast is incredibly important  – ensuring we have protein, fat and fibre […]

Rehydrate, Recharge, Refuel … How about RETHINK?

                      Rehydrate, Recharge, Refuel…how about RETHINK! Filling up with gas the other day, I stare at this advertisement that alludes Chocolate Milk is the perfect recovery drink.  Seriously?  How is consuming 30 grams of sugar in 1 drink amazing?  That is more than your TOTAL […]