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Are you all out of creative school lunch ideas to feed your kids? Take a peek at our box recipes thanks to our food editor, Julie Van Rosendaal. All the while, keep up-to-date with the latest nutrition issues your kids face at school.

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  • 4 amazing bento boxes (and what to put inside them)

    4 amazing bento boxes (and what to put inside them)

    A bento box aficionado dishes on her fave boxes and best ways to fill them. 


  • The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

    The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

    The heart wants what the heart wants, and sometimes that's a greasy DIY breakfast sandwich with all the fixings. Here’s a faster, more compact version that’s easier to pull off on a rushed weekday morning.


  • Hawaiian Pizza Muffins

    Hawaiian Pizza Muffins

    Lunchbox-friendly pizza muffins are always a hit. These ones play up on the classic ham and pineapple combo. Oh, and they're ready in just over 30 minutes. Look at you winning lunch. 


  • Nut-Free Energy Bites

    Nut-Free Energy Bites

    Sunflower butter makes these easy, no-bake energy balls safe for the school yard. Trust us on this one, you're going to want to double the batch. 


  • Book Review: The School Year Survival Cookbook

    Book Review: The School Year Survival Cookbook

    This cookbook offers concrete advice on everything from meal planning for the week, to stocking home pantries with essential building blocks for quick and nutritious meals.



  • Squash stuffed with rice, kale and bacon

    Squash stuffed with rice, kale and bacon

    You can stuff acorn or other smaller-sized squash with just about anything; it’s a great way to use up leftover rice or other grains, or bits of fresh or cooked veggies.


  • Ask a Dietitian: Tips on fruit and veggie costs and preparations

    Ask a Dietitian: Tips on fruit and veggie costs and preparations

    Eating more produce packed with nutrients and assorted health-promoting compounds offers a variety of perks including easier weight management and a decreased likelihood of developing many chronic diseases.



  • Butternut squash latkes

    Butternut squash latkes

    These tender, savoury pancakes are a quick, tasty way to cook up squash; serve them as is, or alongside roasted meat or fish.


  • Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Inside-out chocolate chip cookies are perfect to pack to take camping or to the beach, or to stash away for a busy back-to-school.


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