Tag Archives: Nutrition

Let’s Talk Turkey!

Ah, the turkey dinner. Is there anything more marvelous? We at the Mabelhood think not. And whether you’re a seasoned pro at it, or a total newbie, it never hurts to have a little help in the kitchen. Enjoy our little infographic on how to cook a turkey – and Happy Thanksgiving!   Want to […]

Easy Ways to get Greens into Your Day

It is spring! And nothing says spring like the budding of green from the earth. I am not talking about the crocuses and daffodils, I am talking about the herbs and baby greens. One of the best ways to get kids to eat veggies is to let them plant seeds and grow tasty herbs like […]

How to Properly Clean Your Kitchen

How long should things last in the fridge? In the cupboard? What about cutting boards and wooden spoons? Do you throw them away? How do you know if they are still safe or if they are bacteria laden? Here are the things you should do weekly, monthly and yearly to keep your kitchen safe and […]

School Lunches

Making school lunches seems to be an energy drain for most families. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some ideas to help you make 2015 a stress-free school lunch year: 1. Delegate Sign them up for pizza lunch and accept all “bring a friend home for lunch invitations” they can wrangle!  Not every […]

Your Weekend Superfood Prep Plan

What if time is the barrier between you and your superfoods? Maybe it isn’t that you don’t want them or don’t like them but that you don’t have the time to work them into your routine. Your schedule is stretched to the max and it just won’t allow you to eat well, though you know […]

Why did the Chicken Last a Week? Because it wanted to make life easy for you

By Theresa Albert www.myfriendinfood.com Many of us are trying to get more high protein foods in our diet. Chicken is a great way to get it. It’s a family favourite that lends itself to all ethnic dishes, provides lean quality protein and with a little planning, easy weeknight meals. With some simple planning you can […]

Diabetes the next health crisis?

Diabetes is on the rise. The International Diabetes Federation says that the global burden of those living with this disease will surge from 382 million to 592 million by 2035 and that approximately one in ten people have or will have diabetes worldwide.  The age of onset is getting younger and younger with kids as […]

How to make Fast and Frozen Fantastic!

After you’ve juggled all of your to-dos for the day, and put out a few “fires” there are times when suppertime suddenly sneaks up on you, and you realize you haven’t prepared a thing. Usually this means panicking-and tossing whatever you have in the pantry and freezer together, shelving your healthy recipes for the night. […]

Smoothies-Smooth or Stupid Move?

Should you be a smoothie monster? It’s true that you can hide a whole bunch of fruits and vegetables in any blender, even disguising spinach in this trendy drink. But while a few sips of this stuff may be worth a whole serving or two of fruits and vegetables, are they all they are still […]