Nutrition

Eating a balanced breakfast every morning is one of the simplest things we can do to ensure our bodies and brains are receiving vital nutrients. Our first meal is responsible for fueling our body after a night of fasting, which is why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether it’s for children to concentrate at school or adults at work, breakfast is essential for all of us; at Breakfast Club of Canada we like to say that Breakfast is the first bite to success!

Tomorrow’s Chefs are in school today

Tomorrow’s Chefs are in school today

‘Ewwwww!!! I hate *insert various fruits or veggies names here*, they are disgusting!’ Sounds familiar? Whether you’ve heard it from…

Meet the 12 year-old ‘Chef’ of Maillard Middle!

Meet the 12 year-old ‘Chef’ of Maillard Middle!

At 12-years old, most boys show up to school just in time for the bell to ring. That is not…

Healthy Spreads for Toast

Healthy Spreads for Toast

From coast to coast, toast is a staple in many breakfast programs. Whole grain toast contains fibre, vitamins and minerals…

Easy Chia Jam

Easy Chia Jam

Makes 2 cups   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.) ¼ cup honey, maple syrup, agave, or…

Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread

Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread

Makes 1 cup   INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened to room temperature 3 whole green onions, white and…

Apple Butter

Apple Butter

Makes 2-4 cups, depending on apple size   INGREDIENTS: 4 apples, cored and chopped (not peeled) 1/3 cup apple cider…

Cinnamon Spread

Cinnamon Spread

Makes 1 cup   INGREDIENTS: ½ cup butter, softened at room temperature 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tbsp ground cinnamon…

Food of the Month: Mandarin Oranges

Food of the Month: Mandarin Oranges

It’s that time of year when the mandarin or ‘Christmas’ orange can be found in grocery stores. According to folklore,…

Mandarin Orange Smoothie

Mandarin Orange Smoothie

Makes 4 – ½ cup servings   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plain yogurt 2-3 mandarin oranges, peeled (or 1 orange) 1…

Mandarin Orange Muffins

Mandarin Orange Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins   INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup white flour 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 ½ tsp…

Mandarin Poppy Seed Pancakes

Mandarin Poppy Seed Pancakes

Makes 15 pancakes   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1…

Mandarin Orange Overnight Oats

Mandarin Orange Overnight Oats

Serves 1   INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup rolled oats (uncooked) 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup yogurt 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds…

Food of the Month : All about Oats

Food of the Month : All about Oats

Consuming oats for breakfast is a perfect way for students to gain strength and energy to carry them through their…

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Makes 6 cups   INGREDIENTS: DRY: 4 cups oats 1 cup nuts and/or seeds (almonds, walnuts or cashews; and sunflower,…

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon ¾ cup…

Cinnamon Cranberry No-Bake Granola Bars

Cinnamon Cranberry No-Bake Granola Bars

Makes 10 Bars   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups old fashioned oats ½ cup puffed rice cereal ¾ cup dried cranberries 1…