On The Go – Green Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Here’s a favourite smoothie of ours for getting your greens, your fruit, and likely your breakfast in your hands and traveling with you out the door pronto! Add or remove fruit according to your personal tastes, allergies, availability, and so on. Smoothies are also a handy way to use up bruised or wonky-looking fruits that are still good to eat.

Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies

It seems that this week Christmas has arrived! All of a sudden shop windows have Christmas displays, streets are lined with lit up trees and there is even the odd lit up reindeer or giant gift box.

I love every part of Christmas and look forward to it every year. One of the best parts of Christmas for me is my Grandma’s shortbread cookies. I love my Grandma, we have a very special relationship so I’m happy I get to make these and have a little piece of her with me at Christmas time.

Korean sangchu ssam or Lettuce Wrap Recipe

If you have ever struggled to get a reluctant child to eat a healthy day’s portion of vegetables, try this hands-on Korean dish that’s both kid-friendly and remarkably tasty!

Ssam literally means ‘wrapped’ in Korean, and covers a wide variety of food that are wrapped in leaf vegetables like lettuce, sesame leaves, seaweed, and so on. It’s a fantastic way for kids to have fun with their food by building each bite themselves (similar to tacos or burritos), and still eat something that is fresh and healthy. The version we’ll make today is sangchu ssam or lettuce wraps, one of the easiest to eat and find ingredients for.

Mini Pizzas

This is a simple kid-friendly snack, super easy and great for lunches, after-school snacks or a light dinner. And kids enjoy picking out their own toppings and making their own food. It’s easiest to have everything prepared, then the child can put on their own sauce and toppings. (Encourage them to use vegetables to make pizza faces!)