Author: Shivma

Why do our kids need breakfast?

Earlier this week, as my son was heading to the table for breakfast, he asked, “Mom, why don’t we get toast for breakfast?”  He’s six so his question shows his curiosity and interest in what he is doing and eating. His question also got me thinking about how to encourage our kids to develop good Read More …

Sugar and Little Bodies

Today is World Diabetes Day and I’m sure we’ve been hearing and seeing a lot about diabetes and diabetes prevention but today I would like to focus on how to translate this information for our kids and their little bodies. In a previous post, I spoke about creating choices for our kids and providing alternatives Read More …

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

We make pizza all the time at my house so it’s nice to change up the presentation every now and again. I love this recipe because it’s super simple and really quick, especially if you use store bought dough. I prefer homemade dough and I like to use this recipe because it’s quick and easy Read More …

Date Caramel

Dates! They are my favourite go-to natural sweetener. I use this date caramel every single day to make hot cereal for my kiddies. I usually make a batch on Sunday so it can last the whole week. I used to use honey and maple syrup but I still felt that there was no real nutrition. Read More …

Our Sugary Choices

Recently, there has been a lot of hype about sugar and the high levels of consumption of sugary drinks in schools which has led to the decision to ban all such drinks. While I applaud this move I do think that we need to look deeper and to address this “culture of snacking.” I do Read More …

Veggie Rice Balls

I’ve been making these veggie rice balls for quite sometime now and my kids really love them! It might have something to do with using chopsticks but hey! If it works who am I to complain? I don’t recall where I first saw them but I remember thinking that this would be a great way Read More …

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2016!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! What better time to talk about the benefits as well as the challenges of breastfeeding.   Before we get to that though, i just want to say that I also celebrate the moms who have made the decision to bottle feed for whatever reason. I know there is a lot of Read More …

Peach Pina Colada Smoothie

With my son in school full time now, I find myself having less time to eat breakfast which makes for a very grumpy me. So I had to find a way to get a power packed breakfast in the quickest way possible with the easiest delivery method (if you know what I mean).   So Read More …