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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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Quick Steamed Fish Fillets with Potatoes and Asparagus

July 29, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: fish, Dinner, low sodium

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Quick Steamed Fish Fillets with Potatoes and Asparagus

Summer in BC means fresh and local ingredients. Your local market or grocery store likely has fresh salmon or other fresh options being delivered every day or two. Take advantage of this healthy, nutritious protein and try this recipe.  The entire meal is prepared in a steamer and ready in 15 minutes.

Makes 2 servings

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Lunch Wraps for Kids

June 17, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: lunches, children, wraps, whole grains

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Lunch Wraps for Kids

Kids lunch ideas are always a tough one. Between keeping it healthy and helping them try new things, it can be daunting. Before you sigh and slump over in defeat, here are some fresh ideas that will infuse some flavour into your children's lunch.

Some of these may need a little bit of mayo to add moisture. Or experiment with other options like hummus, avocado and different kinds of mustard, pesto and chutney.

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Winter Soups and Stews

January 16, 2018 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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Winter Soups and Stews

We’ve passed winter solstice and the start of the new year. Now I’m looking forward to longer days!

In the meantime, and to help me appreciate the seasons, I enjoy soups and stews to warm me up and feel cozy.

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Top 10 Slow Cooker Tips (Plus a Recipe)

December 1, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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Top 10 Slow Cooker Tips (Plus a Recipe)

I have a sporadic relationship with my slow cooker. I can completely forget about it for months on end and then something will remind me of it (usually a co-worker’s great looking lunch), I’ll dust it off and be back in love.

Using my slow cooker reminds me of its many benefits. First off, they’re fairly inexpensive to buy and cheap to use (they use less electricity than an oven). They’re great for developing flavours in recipes and tenderizing less expensive cuts of meat. Many recipes take little effort and when you get home you’re greeted with the smell of supper ready and waiting for you.

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