Back to school season is here! That means many of you will be looking for healthy snack ideas to send with children to school. I always recommend packing homemade snacks as many store-bought snacks can be filled with sugar and many other processed ingredients. This is the top reason why making your own snacks can be a great way to insure that your kids are getting a tasty and healthy snack in their lunchbox!
If you are looking for healthy snack recipes to make for your children, then this is the post for you! Below is a list of 9 simple, healthy, and delicious snack ideas that you can prepare and send with your kids to school.
These delicious snack bars are the perfect chocolatey treat to send with your kids to school! They are packed with nutritious ingredients such as chickpeas and sunflower seeds. These bars are also gluten free and vegan.
In Canada, approximately 10% of the population in 2015 had some form of diabetes, and the amount is continuously increasing. However despite this number, diabetes remains largely misunderstood by the general public. With misconceptions such as “diabetes means you can’t eat anything sweet” or “you can never enjoy food and a happy life with diabetes”, it’s important for us to look past these ideas and understand diabetes correctly so we can help either ourselves, friends, or family members who are affected by diabetes to live a happy and healthy lifestyle!
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic (meaning life-long) condition in which the body cannot use glucose (a sugar that comes from food) for energy. As a result, blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels rise higher than normal.
Check out this video for a quick visual on diabetes in the body, as well as some symptoms that can be related to diabetes.
What Happens in the Body?
Blood glucose levels higher than normal associated with diabete...
If you don't know already, I am a big mango fan! Aside from it being a deliciously sweet fruit, I love how mango pairs in savory dishes - especially with something acidic (think vinegary). One of my all time favourite recipes is this Quick and Easy Pickled Mango that tastes great in literally everything!
I've paired this mango salad with a quick apple cider vinegar dressing that takes minutes to whip together and is the perfect complement to the sweetness of the mango.
Makes: 4 - 6 servings
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
1 orange pepper, sliced into strips
1 mango, sliced into strips
2 cups kale, chopped
1 cup cabbage, chopped
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and black pepper, set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together chopped kale and cabbage. Add dressing and massage...
This is the final installment of the Beautifying Foods Series - Foods for your Nails. If you missed the first two parts of the series, Beautifying Foods - Foods for your Skin and Beautifying Foods - Foods for your Hair, be sure to check them out! As mentioned in the first two posts in this series, the intention behind Beautifying Foods is to emphasis that all these external features (hair, skin and nails) are windows to how things are on the inside.
Today I am discussing foods that will help keep your nails healthy and strong. Did you know that nails only grow about 3.5 mm per month and this is considered rapid growth(1)! This means that it may take some time before you start noticing improvements in your nails, so come up with a plan of action and stick with it!
Nails are actually made out of a hard protein called Keratin (yup, the same protein that makes up our hair!). Since nails are also made up of keratin, protein is a key nutrient to keeping your nails nice and strong. Other nutrie...