Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

5 ways to add summer squash to your meals

Tired of potato salad this summer….why not try summer squash! Some of the benefits of adding summer squash to your BBQ list: more potassium vitamin C fibre helps you stay hydrated In Ontario, summer squash are available from late spring to early fall, and come in green or yellow colours. If you are still wondering… Continue reading 5 ways to add summer squash to your meals

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Quick & easy salad in a jar recipe

I am always looking for great ideas to help me eat healthy on the go.  This ‘salad in a jar’ is nutritious, portable, fresh, easy to make, uses simple colourful ingredients, inexpensive compared to eating out in a restaurant, AND is fun to assemble! Layer your favourite foods in a jar, take it to work… Continue reading Quick & easy salad in a jar recipe

Nutrition · Pregnancy

A very easy recipe for breakfast on the go!

Let's make breakfast simple and nutritious with this "Overnight Oatmeal"! This recipe is so easy: mix the ingredients in a glass jar stir the mixture well cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning add something crunchy and healthy like nut butter, a handful of nuts, or fresh fruit.  A great combination of protein, fibre and… Continue reading A very easy recipe for breakfast on the go!

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6 easy ways to get more vitamin C and iron during pregnancy

Did you know that a pregnant women needs about 50% more iron in her diet than when she’s not pregnant?  It's true!  During pregnancy, you'll need this extra iron because you're making more blood to help deliver nutrition and oxygen to your baby.  You're also building your baby’s iron stores for the first six months… Continue reading 6 easy ways to get more vitamin C and iron during pregnancy

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Do you know what’s in your granola?

A Healthy Homemade Recipe for Granola Have you ever read the ingredient list on a box or bag of store-bought granola? What is "acacia gum" and why is it in granola? When you make homemade granola, you can focus on healthy, natural ingredients –good for both you and your baby.  My recipe has eight ingredients only and… Continue reading Do you know what’s in your granola?