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My Experience With the GoodFood Meal Kit Delivery Service

A few months ago I wrote about Canadian meal kit delivery services and their time saving benefits. At the time, the concept piqued my curiosity because I was strapped for time and running out of creative meal ideas.

Fast forward a few months and I’ve finally taken the plunge. I’m really excited to share this post with you because its been a game changer for me and it can be for you too. If you’re on the fence about the value or the feasibility of meal kit delivery services, you’ll want to read this!

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Canadian Meal Kit Delivery Options for Quick and Easy Meal Prep

Meal Prep

Between working 40+ hours a week and shuttling kids to their various activities, home life is becoming increasingly more busy. After a long day at the office coming home to cook a family meal can be daunting. Regardless of your skills in the kitchen, you might feel drained and not overly excited about not only whipping up something that your kids will eat but also something that’s healthy for all of you.

A few months ago this was my story. I was exhausted after long days and didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen when I finally got home. Continue reading

Quick and Easy Weekday Meal Ideas For Kids

We’re all busy and pressed for time in the kitchen.  As a result, it’s easy to find that you’re at a loss for what to make for dinner.  I usually set aside a few hours on Sunday to make 3 main dishes for the week which usually consist of some kind of protein (ex. beef or chicken) and rice and pasta sides.  Since veggies are very quick and easy to make, I make those on the night of and store leftovers in the fridge for the next day.  Miss O LOVES corn, broccoli and carrots so I usually rotate through these 3 options during the week.  Stay tuned for a more detailed post on meal planning basics.  I love this option because it saves time in the kitchen during the week and ensures my family’s eating healthy vs. something quick that might not always be the best choice (can you say fast food?).

Here are a few ideas of child friendly versions of meals that save time in the kitchen and your kids will (hopefully!) find tasty.

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Quick Breakfast Options For Kids On The Move

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Who can relate to this?  You have 10 mins left until you absolutely have to leave the house, your little ones are dragging their feet and you’re still trying to grab everything you need for the day.  But wait, no one has had breakfast yet!  What to do!?  For anyone whose experienced this, here’s a list of time saving options that you can either prepare very quickly in the morning or the night before to allow you to simply grab and go when you just don’t seem to have enough time to get everything done.  We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s very true.  Research has shown that eating breakfast reduces overeating later in the day and allows children to perform better throughout their day.

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5 Ways To Increase Your Water Intake

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We’ve all heard about the importance of adequate water intake. Since the body weight of an average adult is made up of 60-70% of water, it’s key to stay hydrated to ensure the continued normal functioning of the various systems within our bodies.

There’s no hard and fast rule as to how much water we need but ensuring that you avoid dehydration is key. However, having a general intake goal in mind doesn’t hurt. Women can aim for between 8 – 10 cups (2 litres) of water each day.

Reaching for a glass of water is by far the quickest and easiest way to stay hydrated (plus zero calories!). Keeping a water bottle with you at all times is quick and easy. In addition to water, there are a number of ways to ensure you meet your water intake needs. Various foods and drinks contain adequate amounts to ensure you remain hydrated and healthy.

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