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On Your Mark, Set, Go! Hearty Tomato Bean Soup in 20 Flat!

The key to whiping up a fast soup is having dry good on hand and stocked. If you have these items, dinner will always be 15-20 minutes away for you:

-stock (chicken, beef or vegetable) in liquid form or bouillon
-canned tomatoes or homemade or jarred tomato sauce
-canned chickpeas, white kidney beans or lentils
-garlic – fresh, minced in oil or dried
-greens: spinach, kale or collard greens (fresh or frozen)
-olive oil

Turkey Pot Pie: Ultimate Comfort Food

Wrap up your leftover turkey, throw it in the freezer and next time you are in need of comfort food — like turkey pot pie, you’ll be so glad you did.

Sneaky Mac ‘N Cheese: Healthy Comfort Food

Mac ‘N Cheese is a classic for good reason: it’s pasta, milk, cheese, some bread crumbs and … more cheese. Well, this recipes turns this classic, into truly healthy comfort food. What’s the secret? Cauliflower rice.

The Mangoes are Coming!

Ataulfo mangoes are super versatile and go well with either sweet or savory dishes. They’re an excellent addition to a fruit, black bean or chicken salad and make incredible smoothies (try mango and avocado). They freeze really well too.

Stop Making School Lunches!

The key to making this successful is ensuring your kids know exactly what you expect — how much protein, carb, fruit and veg they need. They also need to be clear on what’s not allowed.

30 Minute Meal: Soups ON

Want a healthy, fast meal that is highly adaptable? I mean, really, who DOESN’T…right? Soup checks all the boxes: it’s fast, healthy, delicious, adaptable and can often be made with standard pantry items. You (or your kids) can master this 30 minute meal. It has white beans to give it some fibre, balance the acid in the tomatoes and give …

Don’t Sweat It! Kid-Friendly Electrolyte Recipes

When it is this hot and humid, it’s essential to stay hydrated. Go to drinks like juice and treats like popsicles, and ice cream are great, but they are loaded with so much sugar. Same goes for Gatorade.

Fresh, Frosty Popsicles

When I was a kid, Popsicle Peet was my hero and Fudgicles, Creamsicles and Lime Popsicles were my jam. Actually, they still are. There are loads of really tasty, low sugar and healthy popsicles you can buy, but they are SO easy to make, why not give them a whirl. You need a blender, a Popsicle mold (or big ice …

Easy, Healthy, High-Protein Snacks!

If your kids are anything like mine, their go to, “healthy” snack is carbs. Thousands of orange goldfish have floated through our cupboards over the years. The key is healthy, high-protein, kid-friendly snacks. The problem with these, and any carb-heavy snack really, is that they satisfy your hunger for a short time and always leave you wanting more. As we …

Time is the Mother of Cooking Innovations

Necessity is the mother of invention and there is no better place to apply this than the kitchen. Vegan burgers, soy milk and cashew cream are great examples of this. (Not so subtle hint: I’m running a vegan cooking class tomorrow night.) Invention is also inspired by gaps in equipment and time. Rule of thumb says we make pasta by …