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Halloween

Balanced Advice on Trick or Treating

Many parents worry about their kids consuming too much sugar around Halloween. Parents may try to restrict and avoid Halloween candy to protect their children from eating too much sugar at this time of year. While the intention to reduce sugar is positive, being overly restrictive about Halloween candy may deprive kids not only of …

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Pumpkin Soup / Soupe à la citrouille

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients: 1 medium onion, grated or finely chopped 2 tbsp. oil (olive or canola oil or sauté in 2 tbs of water) 1 29-oz. can pumpkin puree 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (substitute water if you don’t have broth) 1/2 c. milk (or substitute ¼ c puréed cannellini beans) 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice …

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Monterey Jack and Egg Pita Pockets

Ingredients:  ½ cup pizza sauce, no salt added 4 eggs, cooked and scrambled  2 ½ cups your choice of vegetables (zucchini, bell peppers, celery, green onions, etc), grated  6 oz Canadian Monterey Jack, grated 12-15 whole wheat mini-pitas (or 4 large pitas), cut in half Directions: Mix pizza sauce, eggs, vegetables and Monterey Jack. Stuff …

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Lentil Granola Bars

Ingredients: 2/3 cup shredded coconut 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup pellet-like bran cereal 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup lentil puree* 1/2 cup canola oil 1 egg, beaten 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, dried cranberries or raisins   Directions:  Preheat oven to 350F. Make sure …

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Edible Santa Claus

Ingredients: Pancake or toast without crust (face) Raspberries or sliced strawberries (hat and nose) Sliced bananas (eyes and beard) Blueberries (center of eyes) Yogurt and unsweetened shredded coconut (pompom and hat border) Small plate for each child Butter knife for each child Plastic wrap to cover Santa Claus and share with families Directions: Read a …

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Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Ingredients: 5 cups grated zucchini (about 3 medium or 4 small zucchini) 1 tsp salt 1 cup panko or regular bread crumbs 2 large eggs 1.5 cups grated old cheddar cheese (about 175g) Directions: Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine zucchini and salt in a medium bowl and …

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Yummy Yams

Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams 1 tbsp. of canola oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 350⁰F (190⁰C) Peel the potatoes and slice them into rounds ½ inch (1 cm) thick Brush oil onto potatoes or dip them in oil. Place on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Loosen …

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Baked bannock with berries

Ingredients: 3 cups of flour (use at least half whole wheat flour) 3 tbsp. of sugar 2 tbsp. of baking powder 1 tsp. of salt 1 cup of berries 1 cup of water ¼ cup of oil or melted margarine Directions: Preheat oven to 350⁰ F (180⁰C) In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients with …

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Veggie Tree Platter

Ingredients: 3 cups fresh broccoli florets 14 grape tomatoes ½ orange bell pepper, cut into strips Yellow bell pepper for star and trunk Instructions: Rinse and thoroughly dry vegetables. Trim broccoli floret stems. Arrange broccoli on serving platter to form tree shape and tomatoes to form ornaments. Arrange orange bell pepper to form garland and …

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