5 things to make a healthy lunchbox

5 things to make a healthy lunchbox

When it comes to packing a healthy lunchbox, balance is important. Including both protein and carbohydrates in your child’s lunch will ensure she finishes the day clear-headed and with energy to spare. Some easy tips for creating a nourishing lunchbox include...
 

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Kitchen Staples

Kitchen Staples

Transitioning your family to healthier eating patterns can be a challenge especially if it involves giving up some of your favorite foods and old routines. Emotional attachments to food can run deeper than nutritional needs and those attachments often follow a pattern.

Think about it - making the same thing for breakfast every morning is comforting and gets you and your household out the door on time. The best way to guarantee success with your new nutrition goals is to develop new routines, habits and favorite foods.

If you can identify a short list of healthy must-have foods that satisfy your nutritional needs and your appetite, stock your kitchen with these foods so you can avoid feeling deprived.  Include a variety of protein sources, fruits and vegetables (that you can eat raw or cooked), and an array of high-quality fats for cooking and eating.

Here are my top 10 favorite staples to have on hand. Use these items to make meals and snacks to leave you feeling energized and satisfied, emotionally and physically!

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Our best pizza dough

Our best pizza dough

One of our favourite things to do as a family is cook together, and we really like to make homemade pizza. The kids sit on the island and cover every inch of themselves (and the entire kitchen) in flour. It's such a mess when we're done but totally worth it!

Our best pizza dough recipe is below. It tastes great, is easy on the gluten and has no added sugar.

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