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!

‘No one should have to ask for food’

‘No one should have to ask for food’

Bob Ploshynsky, principal at Rossburn Collegiate in Rossburn, Manitoba, shared a touching testimonial with us as part of our Most Significant…

Towards success, one breakfast at a time

Towards success, one breakfast at a time

Welcome to Pincher Creek, Alberta. This testimonial came in through our newest team member, Chelsey, based out of Calgary. Chelsey…

Breakfast makes all the difference

Breakfast makes all the difference

Every month we receive testimonials from school staff and parents telling us what a positive difference our school breakfast programs…

International Youth Day 2018: meet Amina, our youth Ambassador

International Youth Day 2018: meet Amina, our youth Ambassador

Back in 2011, a young and energetic girl named Amina came by the new Breakfast Club Canada office to celebrate…

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…