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Category Archives: kids food

baked berry oatmeal

This one will save your bacon on a busy morning (it’s vegan, so, it will also literally save your bacon! 🙂 Make the night before, pop it in the fridge, and cook it up in 20 minutes.  Or, even better, bake it fully the night before, and just reheat in the morning for a quick, […]

Two-Bite Granola Bars

As I write this, my kids are eating these, with a fat juicy orange, some almonds, and organic yoghurt for breakfast! This straightforward, nut-free recipe has been a hit in my family with adults and children alike, and contains all-natural, nutrient-dense ingredients. The original recipe first appeared on my recipe-sharing on-line group, and while we […]

spinach for st. paddy’s day!

As you likely know, I guest blog for a great local website, HRM Parent.ca, bi-monthly. In honour of Nutrition Month, HRM Parent has issued a March challenge to their readers:  Eat a new green veggie every week.  In the spirit of that challenge, here’s my blog for this week:   For those of you whose […]

healthy scalloped potatoes (vegan and yum!)

This healthier vegan version of scalloped potatoes is lower in fat and equally yummy. My son has been begging me to buy the prepackaged scalloped potato mixture he’s had at his grandma’s a few times, so I had to figure out a healthier, whole foods based version.  Here it is: it got a thumbs up […]

fueling kids best

Wondering what you could be doing different to keep your kids healthy and energetic?  Check out my HRM Parent guest post for today: I thought I’d focus my next couple of posts answering questions I get asked most often about kids’ food and raising healthy eaters. Here’s a great one that came to me recently […]

better pancakes

It’s Pancake Tuesday.  Here’s a simple way to health up dinner tonight (or breakfast tomorrow!) These pancakes are delicious and you can freeze them and reheat during the week if you have leftovers!  Experiment with adding grated apple, blueberries or strawberries, chopped banana, or other fruit to pump up the nutritional value.  If you are […]

curried scrambled tofu

This is my attempt to replicate one of my daughter’s favourite local restaurant brunch items.  For any of you trying to avoid gluten, breakfast can be a challenge.  Most muffins, breads, bagels and waffles are made with wheat or other gluten-containing grains.  If you’re tired of eggs and yoghurt, here’s a great option.  I also […]

grocery shopping with kids

Here’s this week’s HRM Parent guest blog post.  Enjoy! Grocery Scavenger Hunt, anyone? When it comes to taking kids to the grocery store it really used to be one of my worst nightmares —  fights over who sits in the cart, whining over some crazy junk food they saw on TV, and the inevitable knocking […]

smoothie basics

Anyone who knows me has likely heard me rave about the power of a great smoothie! Most of my clients, young and old, find that regularly incorporating a smoothie into their day has a huge impact on their energy levels and feeling of overall wellness.  They are also also a great way to boost immunity […]

healthy halloween witches

Thanks to Wendy at www.linkinteriors.ca for passing on this simple, fun & healthy Halloween treat idea! To make the witches, you will need: apples cucumber carrots toothpicks To prepare: Wash all veggies. Remove the stems from the apples so that the cucumber will sit flat on the top of the apple. It’s best to use small apples, as this […]