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Bringing Balance

Bringing Balance: Kale Me, Baby!

  Today’s recipes feature my favourite dark leafy green, kale, which is one of our all-star local superfoods! If your kids don’t know what kale is, they should!   I love kale because it is nutritionally-packed and grows locally in abundance, as it actually prefers a cooler climate. You can even grow it in the backyard or in a large ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: The Candy Dilemma

 How do you deal with the abundance of junk food in your home after Halloween? It can be really tough to reconcile those mounds of candy and chips with a family practice of junk food moderation for the rest of the year.  How do you explain why it’s ok for them to eat thousands and thousands of calories of ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: Pumpkin Spelt Muffins

If you are looking for a great treat for the lunchbox around Halloween, these are perfect. The chocolate chips make them seem a lot more decadent than they actually are, and goblins and ghouls off all ages will gobble them up. Ingredients: 2 c. spelt flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: Food Mistakes

If you’re doing your best to raise healthy, adventurous, confident eaters, you probably have all kinds of strategies and approaches in place to support that goal. Since I spend so much time suggesting ways to get your kids eating better, I thought this week I’d highlight a few things you might be inadvertently doing to sabotage your efforts. Here are ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: Lemon Basil Tomato Soup

  So easy, so good! My kids and husband love this easy, dairy-free recipe. It’s great in a thermos with a half-sandwich for lunch!   Ingredients:   1 tbsp olive oil 3 small shallots, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 can or jar of no salt-added whole tomatoes 2 c. low-sodium veggie stock 1/3 c. fresh basil grated rind of a lemon ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: think outside the lunchbox

What happened to summer?  How is it that the dreaded school lunches are almost upon us again?  If you’re already feeling the panic when it comes to packed lunches, here are a few of my best tips to take some of the stress out of lunches and to help get you out of the sandwich rut: Is your “go-to” kids’ ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: Easy Summer Lunches

  We spend endless hours in the summer on the dock of our lake, swimming, sunning, playing Uno, reading and laughing. Some of my favourite family memories have been made in the weather-beaten red adirondack chairs, as we share a story and a snack.   Every day around noon, I traipse back up to the kitchen to rustle up a healthy, tasty, “sun-proof” ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: Day Camp Lunches

If you’re like me, you couldn’t wait to be done with school lunches come June, but just when you thought you’d been given a reprieve, you realized it was going to start all over again with day camp lunches, and the air went right out of your happy balloon. One of the most popular presentations I do is my “School ... Read More »

Bringing Balance: Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

Writing this in the rain, dreaming of the next hot summer evening I can whip this up after a late-night al fresco dinner, because this uber-healthy frozen treat is SO GOOD. And it’s sugar and dairy-free, hence the name.  Cut up your ripe bananas before they brown and throw them in the freezer in a container. If you have pre-frozen ... Read More »