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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Fall Healthy Snacking Recipe

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Once school starts we are catapulted into the delights of early fall, and that includes some tasty treats we wouldn't have thought of having just a month or two ago. This season absolutely meshes beautifully with apples and cinnamon. So I wanted to share this easy recipe for homemade, apple-cinnamon flavoured fruit roll-ups, free of funky ingredients!

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Homemade Popsicles

Healthy Snacking Recipe Summer

Homemade Popsicles

With the warmer weather finally arriving, it's time to think of ways to cool our little ones (and ourselves) down with something refreshing and thirst quenching! Enter popsicles! Making your own is really easy and gives you endless possibilities for flavours, and also lets you add some great vitamins and minerals to a tasty treat!
Here are some of our favourite combinations:

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Kid Friendly Juices

Health Healthy Snacking Recipe

Kid Friendly Juices

If you are like me and have a particularly picky eater, it can be frustrating trying to make sure they get the nutrients they need. Enter juicing! When you juice fruits and vegetables you are extracting all the vitamins and enzymes that is contained in the fiber. This makes them very easy for your body to absorb.   Making those nutrients so easily available to your child's body will help their immune system and support their growth and development, and it might even give them a taste for more fruits and veggies. Before I get to some tasty recipes to start with,...

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Batch Cooking Recipes

Healthy Snacking Organization Recipe

Batch Cooking Recipes

The idea behind batch cooking is to spend some focused and designated time cooking meals when you have the time, to heat up and serve when you have less time. This saves you time when you are short on it, and money - because you are less likely to eat out when in a time crunch, and you can usually save by buying larger quantities of food.  Batch cooking will work with most of your tried and true family favourites, but I have gathered up some great batch cooking recipes from around the web here too if you'd like some inspiration. Before...

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Immune Boosting Snacks

Health Healthy Snacking Winter

Immune Boosting Snacks

Last week we talked about some great ways to boost your child's immune system (you can read that post here). So I thought this week I should share some easy and tasty ways to take care of #1, eat more fruit and veggies: Smoothie Bowl Take your standard smoothie up a notch by pouring into a bowl, topping it with nutrient rich fruits, nuts or seeds and eating it with a spoon. A basic recipe for a smoothie is to blend fruit (and this is a great opportunity to add some leafy greens to a picky child's menu), omega-3 from...

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