By Marianna Duba, Holistic Nutritionist As a mother of two (already grown-up) boys, I had to face the overwhelming question at the beginning of each school year: What am I going to pack for their lunch at school? I wanted to fill their lunch bags with nutritious food that would provide them with energy throughout the day, enhance concentration, and strengthen their immune system in order to prevent them from catching every virus they are exposed to. This was a difficult task which required careful planning and time, so I felt frustrated when my delicious healthy food often returned home untouched. Find out what I have learned, what worked for me during all those years, and my basic guideline for putting together my family's lunches-to-go at The Sage Clinic Blog.
For more tips and additional information on children's nutrition, please join our seminar Back to School — Healthy Nutrition in the Lunch Box at Goodness Me in Waterloo on September 15, 2016 at 6:30pm. You can register by clicking here.
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10-day detox: October 14 - October 23
What if we told you that a detox could be fun and easy? Would you believe us? Well, not only can it be fun and easy, it can also be delicious — yes, we said DELICIOUS! Sound too good to be true? Carol will show you how to experience a new zest for life by gaining a better feeling of wellbeing — all by detoxing through diet. Get more energy, a clearer mind, and better digestion all by eating delicious dishes and healthy meals. It’s time to learn the dos and don'ts of detox and how to do it properly for maximum benefit. Join Naturopathic Doctor, wellness speaker, and cookbook author of Delicious Detox, Carol Morley on October 12th for an informative and inspiring session! Please RSVP by October 3 to email@example.com.
In the mean time, check out this recipe from Dr. Morley's book:
Warm Spicy Sweet Potato Salad by Carol Morley
Note: One 15-ounce (425 g) can is equivalent to 1.5 cups (375 mL) of cooked beans, which is 2/3 cup (160 mL) of dried beans
• 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
• 1 small red onion, diced
• 1 tablespoon (15 mL) plus 1/4 cup (60 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 cup loosely packed, chopped fresh cilantro
• 1 (15-ounce/500 g) can adzuki beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
• 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
• 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded
• Juice of 1 lime
• 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) sea salt
• 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) freshly ground pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
2. Place the sweet potatoes and onion on a baking sheet and drizzle with the 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of olive oil to coat. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes.
3. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, toss the cilantro, beans, and bell pepper in a small bowl.
4. To make the dressing, combine the garlic, jalapeño pepper, lime, salt, and pepper in a small food chopper or processor. Process for 10 seconds, and then add the 1/4 cup (60 mL) of olive oil and continue to process for another minute.
5. Toss the roasted sweet potatoes and onion with the bean mixture and pour the dressing over top. Combine to thoroughly coat and serve warm.