Tag: healthy kids snack ideas

Pumpkin Mousse

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Love the flavour of pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie? But looking for a healthy way to enjoy it? Look no further. This mousse is seriously delicious. I admit that I’m lazy so I make it without the crust. And it’s

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Are Food Dyes Safe for Kids?

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Each year, UBC dietetics students have a class project where they practice writing nutrition articles for the public. This year, I asked students Mei Ho and May Hasegawa to research are food dyes safe for kids. Here’s what they found

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Healthier Chocolate Nut Spread

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You asked for a healthier alternative to the famous (and delicious) chocolate hazelnut spread (you know which one). Today I’m sharing not just one, but 4 alternatives. All are much lower in sugar and have no palm oil. Just in

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5th Annual Homemade Ice Pop Recipes

It’s back, my annual home-made ice pop recipe collection. Some may call these homemade popsicles or paletas. Or, frozen smoothies. Whatever you call them they’re a delicious summer treat. I want to give a big shout out to Carla, the

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Healthy Kids Snack – Banana Roll Ups

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Sometimes the classics are a classic for a reason. Bananas and peanut butter simply taste great together. Here’s a fun way to bring this classic duo together in a healthy kids snack. I’m choosing to share it today because it’s

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Peaceful Fruits: A Healthy Snack Food that also Does Good

A new feature that I’ll be doing on occasion is reviewing food items. Why? Because I know that sometimes you just want to know what the heck to put in your grocery cart.  Any foods that I share with you

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Banana Ice Cream (Dairy and Sugar Free)

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I wish that I had discovered this recipe earlier in my life. It’s creamy, smooth and delicious – just like ice cream! Banana ice cream. While it’s vegan and sugar-free, the best thing about this recipe (besides the taste) is

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Fresh Fruit Granitas

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Similar to a slushie but made with real fruit, granitas are super refreshing in the summer heat. They’re easy to prepare. The only tricky thing is to plan ahead so that you’re home and you remember to break up the

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Nuts: Why You Want More Than Just Almonds

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Have you taken the healthy step of including nuts in your daily eating habits? Perhaps you’re eating nuts because of their healthy fats. Or, because you’re eating a more clean, plant-based diet. Or, because they make a great protein-rich snack

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Healthy Shamrock Smoothies – Green Smoothies

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I’m a true kid of the 1980’s Canadian suburbs. Growing up, we went to McDonalds a couple of times a year. One of those times each year, guarenteed, was in March. Why? If you grew up similar to me, you

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