Snacks

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

If you think this eggplant parmesan looks tasty, trust us– it’s a million times more delicious than it looks! Read on for the recipe of an easy vegan and gluten-free take on an Italian classic.

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School Snacks Series: Chia Pudding

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It is back to school time, which is extra exciting for me because I am headed back to school both as a teacher AND a student! This week I’ll be starting my 2nd, and final, year as a student of holistic nutrition (!!!); and I’m also headed back to school as a kindergarten teacher 🙂  I’ve decided to combine my passions for nutrition and helping children through a little series about packing healthy lunches for kids!

Packing a lunch can sometimes feel like a tedious chore, but it’s really important because children need to eat healthy snacks at school to provide them with energy, helping them to concentrate and do their best. Unfortunately, not all foods provide this desirable effect, and can in fact result in hyperactivity, fatigue, or distracting stomach aches.

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Cherry Chia Pudding

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Pumpkin Hummus

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Hummus is one of my favourite snacks because it is easy to make, tastes delicious, and it’s a great source of protein. I try to eat protein with every meal, including snacks, because it helps to keep my blood sugars balanced. My favourite foods to eat with hummus are carrots, cucumber and celery, so it’s also a great way to get more veggies into my body! I also love that there are so many different ways to make hummus that result in such a variety of tasty flavours. This recipe for Pumpkin Hummus is from my wonderful Holistic Nutritionist, Kathrin Brunner, and it has quickly become a staple in my lunch bag!

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Loaded Corn on the Cob

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Corn is in season right now in Ontario, so I’ve been receiving a lot of it in my weekly food share. I’ve always enjoyed the taste of corn on its own, but I was intrigued while out at a restaurant when I saw a plate of corn on the cob drift by me that was smothered in sauce! I wasn’t able to order that corn because unfortunately the saucy goodness contained dairy, but it did inspire me to go home and try to make my own dairy-free version. I think that this is the only way I’ll be eating my corn now…

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato SalsaWe have so many tomatoes ripening in our garden that this salsa is so easy and cheap to make.  Whenever I want a snack I can just throw it together to eat with nachos and it’s incredible fresh and yummy. Click ahead for full (rediculously easy) recipe.

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Cucumber Mango Salad

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Hold onto summer with this sweet and refreshing salad! This simple salad boasts a great taste and benefits your body. Cucumber is full of water and many nutrients; mango is often nick-named “the king of fruits” due to it’s abundance of nutrients and health benefits; and avocado is the king of all food in my heart because of it’s healthy fats, high nutritional value and creamy texture!

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Egg Avo Tomato Salad

FullSizeRenderEnjoy this salad for breakfast or as a side for dinner!  It’s easy to make, with ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now!

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