Monthly Archives: February 2013

A quick fix for Mondays

Errr…..another Monday! I barely got myself out the door this morning, let alone prepped anything for supper tonight…. Just in case anyone else is in the same boat, I’ll share one of my favourite quick weeknight fixes for my family – it is easy to prepare and gets even easier when you enlist the kids […]

How to get your kid to eat more fruits and vegetables

How much is enough fruits and veggies for my child? How can I get more fruits and veggies in my child’s diet? These are among the most common questions I get asked from moms. Most often I’ll encourage moms to try different fruits and veggies at every meal with their kids and try them in […]

Choosing the best snacks to fill little bellies

When it comes to our children, we all try to ensure that they are getting the most nutritional bang for the buck during meals, but sometimes it can be more of a challenge when it comes to snacktime. These are many reasons healthy and nutritious snacks can be either just as important as meal time […]

Setting a good example when eating out with the family

Enjoying the many new and delicious restaurants around town is something my family enjoys doing on a regular basis. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to look at the many different options on pages and pages of menus at these restaurants. Small changes and requests to the menu items can help curb those extra calories we […]

Breakfast from around the world

Have you ever wondered what people in other parts of the world eat for breakfast? Seeing all of the coverage this morning of the meteor that passed over Russia as they were on their way to work, it made me wonder about the Russian breakfast routine. Here’s what I learned: “Russians usually have an early […]

School-friendly snacks to share for Valentine’s Day

Sugar overload on any holiday is easy, but Valentine’s Day is one that is particularly heavy on sweets and giant heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. On top of being the month of love, February is also Heart Month—so what better way to show your tiny tots you love them than by showing them desserts can be […]

Preparing for the work week ahead

Eating healthy all week long doesn’t have to be a chore. Just like doing your laundry to make sure you have clean clothes, the key is preparation and can become a productive habit. I like to take the weekend – usually Sundays – to prepare things in bulk to use throughout the week as easy grab and […]