Blending the Perfect Green Smoothie

Green smoothies have been popular for the past few years, and with good reason. These smoothies blended with fruits and leafy greens are nutrient-packed, gives your body energy, and helps transform your body inside and out. If you are like me, the first thought of a green coloured smoothie might sound a bit unappealing, but the fruits mask up both the smell and Read More …

Whole-wheat Banana Bread

Before the arrival of baby Vishnu, my weekends and any spare afternoons were spent baking all sorts of delicious baked goods. I prided myself in being able to make bread, muffins, and even granola bars from scratch. Although I barely have spare time these days, I still feel the urge to bake. When that urge hits, I usually look through my recipes Read More …

Banana & Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Muffins

I don’t know what it is about muffins but my kids love them and so I often bake a batch of muffins over the weekend to use throughout the week. Of course I could go to the store and just buy a case, but I am one of those make-it-from-scratch kind of people and with good reason. Store-bought or even bakery-bought muffins contain Read More …

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kindergarten Nutrition Breaks

If you child is in kindergarten or if you have a child starting full-time kindergarten in a few days, you know that there will be two nutrition breaks in addition to a lunch break, scheduled during the school day. You will need to provide your child two snacks per day. Some schools provide one snack through the school’s nutritious snack program, and in that case you would Read More …

Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Flax

My kids love pancakes and so we have them about once a week for breakfast. Originally I started off making regular pancakes, but over the years I have modified my original pancake recipe to make pancakes a bit healthier but still delicious for my pancake-loving kids. Currently I use all whole-wheat flour and ground flaxseeds to create the light, fluffy, and tasty whole-wheat pancake, Read More …

16 Things You Can Make Weeks Ahead to Help Make Packing School Lunches Easy

A little while back, I wasn’t too keen on freezing food. I felt that the texture and taste of frozen food that has been thawed and reheated wouldn’t be the same as having a freshly prepared meal. And then I started packing school lunches and struggled with time every morning as I rushed to prepare a fresh and nutritious lunch for my daughter. I learned Read More …

Bowmanville Zoo

Last week we took our very first trip to Bowmanville Zoo located in Bowmanville Ontario. Although much smaller in comparison to the Toronto Metro Zoo with far fewer animals, Bowmanville Zoo definitely has its perks, especially for families with young children. Bowmanville Zoo offers: Daily animal shows (in July and August) at the Animatheatre, which is a barn with about 400 seats Three Read More …