Looking for ways to get your picky eaters to get more veggies and fruit every day? Serve food in funny ways, like creating a blueberry happy face in oatmeal or cut vegetables and fruit into fun shapes. Being creative when picking, preparing and eating vegetables and fruit with your children can add fun and help them eat more.
Positive experiences with food help children to develop healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. You can help guide your child(ren) to develop healthy eating habits by being a positive role model. Take a look for some other great tips.
Try to involve your child in choosing, preparing and packing lunches and snacks. Children are more likely to eat food they have helped make. You can also pack a reusable water bottle to be refilled as needed throughout the day!
Helping your children to eat healthy will give them the skills to grow into healthy adults. When you make healthy food choices for yourself, you teach your children about healthy eating. Take a look through this great magazine that provides tips on how to get your family eating more veggies and fruit every day.
Menu planning does not have to take a lot of time. Do it once or twice a week when you write out your shopping list. The more you plan, the easier it gets. When you plan meals they can help you eat healthier, save you time and money and get your meals on the table faster and with less stress. Take a look for more information!
You can freeze most veggies and fruit. To freeze them, blanch vegetables by briefly dipping into boiling water and then in ice-water to stop the cooking process. This will keep the colour and texture. Drain and dry well to keep the ice crystals small and cover and wrap to prevent freezer burn. Some fruit that do not freeze well include pears, sweet cherries, citrus fruits, kiwi and pineapple. For more information, visit our link.
Looking for quick and healthy breakfast ideas to start off your day? These will help you stay healthy and get you out the door in a hurry. How about trying hard boiled eggs, a glass of milk and a piece of fruit? Or how about trying fruit, yogurt and cereal parfait? Click for more great ideas.
In Spanish, quesadilla means ‘little cheese bite’. Looking for a new and delicious quesadilla recipe to try out? Take a look at our quesadilla surprise! Don’t forget to try other in season veggies and fruit when creating your quesadilla!
Are you looking for quick, nutritious and fun recipes to make? Take a look at our website for some great ideas. There are recipes such as no bake toasted oat granola bars, a fruit wrap, chicken pasta salad, crustless vegetable cheese quiche and so many more!
Water is the best way to quench your thirst. Sugary drinks often replace healthier choices such as vegetables, fruit and milk that children need to grow and be healthy. When you pack a refillable water bottle, you can fill it up whenever you are thirsty!
Take a look at the website for great tips on how to start your day off right with a healthy breakfast - even when you’re on the go! There are great healthy recipes, tips and examples of healthy lunches and snacks.
Heading back to school is a busy time. Take a look at our website to find great lunch and snack ideas for the kids. There are also ways that you can participate in your school to help bring healthy eating into focus.