Family friendly recipes and real life adventures by a mom/nutritionist


Immune System Boosters

Immune System Boosters

There are 18.5 days until my children go back to school.  I’m counting the days, not because I’m so eager to get rid of them (we’ve had such a fun summer!), but because it’s 18.5 days until they are immersed into the perfect storm of germs […]

Summer and Strawberries

Summer and Strawberries

The end of school, camping and strawberry picking – those are the three things that traditionally signal the beginning of summer in our home.  Lucky us, we experienced them all this past week.  It took us less than an hour to fill our berry baskets, […]

The Benefits of Meal Planning

This is a conversation that I’ve had many times with my friends and family.  It goes something like this:  “I don’t know what I’m going to make for dinner tonight, I have food in the freezer but I forgot to defrost it.  I’m so tired […]

Healthy Lunch Box Containers

You know the expression “when it rains it pours”?  Well it seems to be pouring at my house lately.  Since the first day of back to school it feels like it’s been one thing after the other, including the loss of my beloved laptop for […]

The Best Back to School Lunch Ideas

How was your summer?  Even though summer isn’t technically over, the back-to-school season has begun and with it comes mixed feelings of anxiousness and excitement.   Love the new clothes, gear and crisp chill in the air, not so fond of the early morning rush […]

Strategies for a Healthy Holiday

You’ve been planning your peaceful getaway for weeks only to arrive and have one of your entourage come down with a case of the sniffles, or worse.  I’ve been there and it really does put a damper on the adventures (nothing fun about cleaning vomit […]

Market meals

Happy summer holidays!  How is your summer going so far?  We had a terrific weekend camping with our friends – beaching, biking, hanging out, and plenty of eating.  Camping eating isn’t always the healthiest though, so in an attempt to get excited about some fruits […]

Back to Basics

After spending the better part of a week in Quebec City and then the better part of the next week getting reorganized after being on holiday, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things…and it hasn’t been easy!  This week we have been […]

Lunch Mate Makeover

No matter how good you have it, there will always be someone out there who has something that you don’t have – something that you want.  In this case its a six-year-old wanting Schneider’s Lunch Mates for lunch.  He knows it will never happen, but it can’t […]

Salt – how much is too much?

It’s a lot easier to be unaware of the amount of sodium in food.  It is an essential ingredient for life, but once you start paying attention to your sodium intake, you may realize that you are consuming more of the stuff than you thought.  Even more […]

A trip to the market

This post isn’t specifially about lunch, but if you are someone who is looking for new ways to inspire your children (or maybe yourself) to try new foods – then read on!

The immune boosting lunch

There’s an annoying case of the sniffles going around my house.  It’s very minor, but it’s there and I’m getting down to the business of getting rid of it.  My kids are starting their week off with a packed lunch that is full of the […]