Poppy Seed Muffins for Remembrance Day

November 7, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: Remembrance Day, November 11, poppy seed, muffins, poppy seed muffins

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 Poppy Seed Muffins for Remembrance Day

Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we acknowledge Remembrance Day by wearing a poppy close to our heart and taking a minute of silence. On this day, we pay tribute to veterans who fought to protect the freedom of our country. We honour these men and women for their courage, service, and sacrifice. The memorial flower we wear represents the poppies that grew over Flanders Field after the First World War.

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Hallowe'en Party Food

October 28, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: hallowe'en, recipes

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Hallowe'en Party Food

There's nothing cuter than little kids masquerading as ghosts and goblins, butterflies and monsters at Hallowe'en. Despite their cuteness, many parents worry about the amount of candy their little gremlins have access to this time of year.

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Five Ways to Cook Dark Leafy Greens

August 13, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Cooking, vegetables, health benefits

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Five Ways to Cook Dark Leafy Greens

Whether it’s the grocery store, your weekly veggie box, or a local farmer’s market, leafy greens are everywhere this time of year. And since Canada’s new food guide recommends eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, you’ll be well on your way if you pick up some of these nutrient-dense options.

But what can you do with them? Here are some ideas to help you through a forest of greens.

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Picnic Baskets Yogi Bear Would Be Proud Of

August 5, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: lunch, pasta salad, picnics

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Picnic Baskets Yogi Bear Would Be Proud Of

Summer screams for one-dish meals that can be easily carried down to the beach, park or even to a good old fashioned tailgate party. 

Try using a whole grain pasta as the base to an easy picnic dish.

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Smooth Operator

July 11, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: healthy, eating, fruit, berries

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Smooth Operator

There has never been more choice when it comes to picking a beverage, and while the popularity of many come and go, the smoothie seems to be here to stay. As we head into summer looking for a refreshing drink to help keep us hydrated, or something we can quickly make or buy and head to the beach, there are a few smoothie-choosing tips to keep in mind.

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