Eating well begins with eating a variety of foods each day to get the nutrients you need for good health. It’s all about balance, moderation and variety. Eating well isn’t about counting calories, but it’s still important to make sure that you’re not eating more than your body needs.
Packed with kid-friendly flavour and crunch! Pair them with hummus, yogurt dip or peanut butter for a nutritious and delicious snack.
Chill your cravings with a mini fudge bar instead. Often made with skim milk, which is a source of bone-building calcium, these portion-controlled
pops can have as few as 45 calories and less than one gram of fat. Sweet!
Try – Skinny Cow Mini Fudge Bar
Kids love taking baby carrots or carrot sticks as an on-the-go-snack! Sometimes paired with a low-fat ranch dip.
Kids love making their own little snack bag of fruit – grapes, strawberries, oranges and cut-up watermelon.
You could also pop some light-popcorn and take it in a brown paper bag as a snack.
When you're rushing to get out the door in the morning, breakfast can become almost an afterthought. A quick toaster pastry or a doughnut might be the easiest option, but it's definitely not the healthiest. Instead, prepare for breakfast the night before. Measure out cereal servings into plastic bags, or put all of the ingredients for a smoothie into the blender and store it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, add some ice and quickly blend a healthy breakfast. While you're preparing breakfast the night before, get the kids' lunches and snacks ready, as well. Add water or juice, fruit or pre-packed snacks to the lunchboxes at night, and make sandwiches in the morning.
Making sure you and your family are getting the proper nutrition can sometimes be challenging, it can be easy to just stop for a burger, or give in to that temptation for a candy bar. But by following the Canada's Food Guide, you can take some of the guess work out of meal time.
In a market saturated with specialty coffees, soft drinks, sports drinks and energy boosters, plain water often loses its luster. As crucial as water is, it seems the majority of the population is in a dehydrated rut. Read up on what your missing out on by not getting your daily dose of water.
Cooking on a budget? Don't skimp on nutrition! You'll feel good about feeding your family these creatively delectable recipes that won't break the bank.