Posted at 3:57 pm , on September 20, 2015
My son’s lunch on the first day of grade 1. Pretty healthy huh??
If you’re a parent of young children then you’re probably all too familiar with lunch packing.
Making lunches is not as easy as it might sound! You need to be organized, creative and always have food on hand.
The real thorn for me was the packing. Endless food containers and missing lids contributed to a lot of unneeded stress. You know those mysterious house gnomes that hide your car keys and seem to eat your pairing socks? I’m pretty sure container lids are their next favourite target. I always end up with a ton of containers with missing lids.
My son is only 6, so the number of containers that he has to worry about keeping track of is hard for him as well. Not to mention opening and closing them all properly. I’ll often open a lunch bag with yogurt everywhere because my son didn’t close a lid properly.
I’m so thankful those days are done with the arrival of his new lunch kit from PlanetBox. Have you heard of them?
Lunch bag, Rover box and little dipper shown (Spork not included!)
One container with one lid that is permanently attached! Eco friendly, made of durable stainless steel and will hopefully be the only box my son needs for the rest of his school days. Continue reading
Posted at 6:42 pm , on August 4, 2015
I was recently reminiscing with my husband about some of our favourite childhood foods. With 5 kids in the house the majority of his school day mornings consisted of toast and jam or boxed cereal. Occasionally, he awoke to a warm bowl of peaches and cream oatmeal. He loved those mornings.
Instant oatmeal is still a staple in many households. Let’s face it, a tear away bag of flavoured instant oatmeal is totally delicious and very convenient. My favourite flavour by far was Maple and Brown Sugar!
As an adult now, reality does set in however and I can recognize those little bags are not filled with healthy ingredients. The flavours are mostly artificial. Instead of maple flavouring, I’d much prefer a real ingredient like pure maple syrup.
We all love tapping into our childhood. Enjoying some of our favourite childhood comfort foods again does sound great! Wouldn’t it be so good to enjoy those flavours again but with real, whole ingredients?
The next time I went shopping I looked down the instant oatmeal aisle as I was curious to see if they still sell Peaches and Cream flavour. They don’t. It’s officially now a thing of the past.
I wanted my husband to re-experience his beloved peaches and cream oatmeal so I set out to make my own. Continue reading
Posted at 3:08 pm , on August 30, 2013
I’ve rounded up some of my favourite recently discovered recipes and inspirational posts. These recipes are Paleo friendly, simple and tasty! All three posts are just too good to keep to myself.
My favourite picks of the week:
1) Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mmmm.. loved these cookies. I definitely recommend making them for your guests. But the real question is: Will you be able to keep them around long enough to share?
My family LOVED Lexi’s healthy take on chocolate chip cookies. I substituted an extra tbsp of almond flour and omitted 1 tbsp of coconut flour. My cookies weren’t quite as fluffy but they were still divine.
As an added bonus, your house will smell amazing. Nothing beats the smell of fresh-baked cookies!
Difficulty Level: Easy
Here’s the one’s I made!
Click Here for the Full Recipe