This may surprise you, but salads are not just for summer. Now is the time to take advantage of fresh fall harvests by adding your favourite fall foods to a salad. Not to mention, it’s a tasty way to add more fruits and veggies to your day.Read More
Like it or not, summer is coming to an end and the kids are heading back to school. That means countless households are back to a busy schedule. Fortunately, with a little planning, meal preparation, and a few easy recipes under your belt, it doesn’t mean you have to give up healthy eating or spend hours in the kitchen.Read More
Our weekly meal prep has changed in recent months along with the changes happening around the globe. From shopping in large grocery chains, to now ordering the bulk of our groceries from a local farm community, we are eating fresher and better than ever while supporting local businesses and farmers.Read More
In our house, we’re trying to keep our routine as ‘normal’ as we can for our kids during this pandemic, and while so much seems out of our control right now, we can at least control what happens in our home.
In the early days of social isolation, and when it was technically their March Break week, we let the kids have fun and let the rules and routine slide: meals happened whenever everyone was hungry, and we didn’t necessarily focus on healthy meals, but rather fun meals.
Now though, with no end to all of this in sight and our girls obviously becoming stressed, we’ve tried to put small parts of their routine back in order. Sure, we’ve extended their bedtime at night and allowed them to sleep in every morning, and for the most part they have the day to relax and do whatever, but now we expect them to check in with their school lessons online every weekday, they are responsible for a few extra chores above and beyond their usual ones, and they are expected to help out at meal time. In fact, dinner has become something of a family affair now: the tv goes off and music goes on. At the sound of the music, the kids know it’s time to head to the kitchen to help. So far it’s working and it’s even fun (so far at least).Read More
Raise your hand if you survived another weekend of food prep! Now pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself. Way to go!
This weekend was an extra long food prep session in our house: it’s exam week here for our oldest daughter, so I wanted to make sure the refrigerator was fully stocked with quick go-to grab items that would keep her going as she struggled with study time.Read More
Meal preparation, sometimes referred to as “meal prep”, is the preparation of meals for a period of time.
Along with my training and running schedule has come a few necessary additions to my routine: strength training, Pilates, and of course, meal prep.
Every Sunday I set aside a few hours to prepare food for the coming week. Honestly, my new schedule is too hectic not to. It’s either that or eat junk, and I’m not going through all this exercise and training to blow it all in the kitchen.Read More