• Healthy Eating Tip #3

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    FOOD SUBSTITUTIONS! Here are some substitutions that will make your baked goods healthier, so you do not have to feel so guilty when you indulge! OIL - To replace oil in your recipe, you can substitute a fruit puree (such as applesauce, pumpkin, butternut squash or banana) in a 1:1 ratio. If you use applesauce, I would recommend using unsweetened, so your treats are not too sweet. Your baked goods may be a bit chewier - if so, just try substituting for half the oil next time. EGGS - To replace each egg in your recipe, you can substitute 1/4 cup applesauce, one…

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  • Healthy Eating Challenge – Day 3 - Recipe - 2

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    Here is Day 3, Recipe #2 for the Healthy Eating Challenge with Farm Food and the Parent Resource Portal: Turkey and Black Bean Chili! TURKEY AND BLACK BEAN CHILI 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 tsp cumin 2 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp oregano 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1x28 oz can crushed tomatoes 1x19 oz can black beans salt and pepper, to taste Heat olive oil in dutch oven over medium-low heat. Saute onions, celery and carrot until lightly softened (approximately 4 minutes); add garlic and cook 1-2 more…

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  • Healthy Eating Challenge – Day 3 - Recipe - 1

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    Welcome to the Healthy Eating Challenge – Day 3 with Farm Food and the Parent Resource Portal, trying to make recipes that are healthy, quick and affordable! Here is the first recipe for Day 2 – Mini Banana Muffins. MINI BANANA MUFFINS 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole whea t flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 tbsp ground flax seed 1 tbsp chia seeds 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce 2 tbsp canola oil 1/4 cup milk 3 medium bananas, mashed Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease or line two mini-muffin tins. In a large bowl, mix together all of…

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  • Healthy Eating Challenge – Tip #2

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    Here is Healthy Eating Tip #2 – Hidden Veggies! Sometimes, getting kids to eat their veggies can be a challenge. When I make tomato sauce, I like to add hidden veggies! I will add diced onion, grated carrot, diced celery, diced zucchini, minced garlic, diced bell peppers, baby spinach, roasted red peppers, etc. to my tomato sauce (or storebought prepared sauce), heat through and then puree so they cannot be seen!

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  • Healthy Eating Challenge – Day 1

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    This week I have teamed up with the Parent Resource Portal to publish one snack and one dinner recipe per day as well as daily healthy eating tips as part of a Healthy Eating Challenge. Each recipe will be healthy, quick and affordable! Here are the recipes for Day. 1. BERRY BANANA MUFFINS 1 banana 2 eggs 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 6 strawberries Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 6-cup muffin tin. Mash the banana with the ground flaxseed and then whisk in the eggs. Cut up the strawberries and distribute into muffin cups. Pour egg mixture over the strawberries (approximately 2 tbsp…

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  • Healthy Eating Challenge – Day 2

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    Here are the recipes for Day 2! Healthy granola bars make a great snack any time of the day and Spaghetti Bolognese is always a favourite! GRANOLA BARS 2 cups rolled oats 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 1 tbsp chia seeds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup corn syrup 1 cup chocolate chips In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flax, chia, sunflower seeds and sugar. Stir together the melted butter and corn syrup and pour over the oats. Stir to coat and then press into a greased 9×9 inch square microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 3 minutes, rotating halfway through. Sprinkle chocolate…

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  • Healthy Eating Challenge – Tip #1

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    A quick and easy way to add a boost of fibre and protein to your dinner is to add beans! A can of black beans can often be found for under a dollar and contains approximately 6g of fibre and 9 g of protein per 1/2 cup. Just drain, rinse and stir into your next soup, stew, stir-fry casserole or salad! Hearty Bean Chili with Low-Fat Cheddar Cornmeal Muffin – delicious and high in fibre!

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