Steamed Lemon Pepper Fish and Asparagus Packet
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Make Steamed Lemon Pepper Fish & Asparagus Packets

It’s hard to find lunches and suppers to make that are both fast and nutritious. Often, it’s one or the other but not both! One way I’ve found to cut down on cooking time is to steam foods in my Panasonic Steam Convection Oven. It’s a really quick way to cook foods like veggies and fish, and the results are really tender and tasty – especially if you seal your food up in a parchment paper packet. Yum! One of my latest favourites? Steamed lemon pepper fish and asparagus packets. I can prep these in no time at all, and steaming them in the packet locks all the flavours in. Let me show you how easy it is to make these fish & asparagus packets. They’re such a quick and nutritious option for lunch or dinner!
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Tropical Grilled Chicken Skewers with Easy Coconut Rice Recipe
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Make Tropical Chicken Skewers with Easy Coconut Minute Rice

Grilling and summertime are synonymous around here. There’s nothing like a meal cooked mostly on the BBQ to make us feel like we’re on a summery holiday! We’ve been enjoying a lot of BBQ’d meals lately, and these tropical grilled chicken skewers with easy coconut rice are our absolute favourite. I’ve made it a few times, and I’ve finally come up with the perfect recipe to make it super-fast and incredibly delicious every time!Continue reading

Fast and nutritious greek rice bowl for lunch with whole grain brown Minute Rice
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A Quick Greek Rice Bowl for Lunch with Minute Rice

It’s always helpful to have some super-quick and nutritious lunch ideas on hand – especially for these summer months! If you roast and chop a supply of chicken breast in advance, this delicious Greek rice bowl with Minute Rice’s Whole Grain Brown Rice Ready to Serve Cups can be prepped in 5 minutes or less. It’s such a tasty lunch option, and oh-so-quick to make.Continue reading

Quick-Fix Beef and Minute Rice (AKA Mock Shepherd's Pie!)
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A Quick & Easy Meal Plan for a Busy Week (With Help From Minute Rice!)

You know those weeks where you don’t seem to have a minute to spare to make any sort of healthy supper? The ones where you’re flying from school drop-offs to errand running to meetings, to soccer practice? We’ve been having more and more of those lately as the girls grow older, and sometimes I find myself starting to opt for unhealthy supper options like eating out and a lot of greasy foods. Today I want to share with you some of my favourite easy and quick recipes that I’ve compiled for when I have one of those crazy-busy weeks. These are really fast to prepare, but they’re still nutritious and yummy.Continue reading

Healthy, Whole Grain Chicken Burritos- so fast, tasty and easy!
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Fast & Easy Whole Grain Chicken Burritos (Thanks to Minute Rice!)

I have good intentions every week. Really, I do. Some weeks I’ll even start off by sitting down at my computer and making a real, live meal plan for family suppers. However, life gets busy. Near the end of the week I feel tired and sometimes a little stressed out from all of the family activities, the home office work, the chores, and the cooking that needs to be done. That’s when dinners start to slide and we’ll pick up a pizza in town or have pancakes for supper. There is something that I’ve found helps our family to avoid these unhealthy dinner slumps, though – it’s learning QUICK ways to make healthy suppers! Today I want to share with you one of our latest favourite suppers (or lunches) that is so quick to make and nutritious too. It’s our fast & easy whole grain chicken burritos.Continue reading

Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Lime Salsa - family friendly and yummy! #WWFSchoolOfFish
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Make Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Lime Salsa

My kids are picky eaters. My hubby is a picky eater too, for that matter. We’re a meat-and-potatoes kind of family that doesn’t eat too much “out of the box”. When I was asked to come up with a recipe using MSC-certified seafood from Loblaws (that’s sustainable, eco-friendly fish products), I knew this was a great chance to try to make a new family supper favourite for my crew. I knew it couldn’t be too terribly spicy or different looking, so I thought I’d try to come up with a mild, family-friendly fish taco recipe. I think I’ve done just that and achieved a new supper or lunch hit with these battered fish tacos and mango lime salsa! They’re a little different than our regular meat and potatoes, but they still have a comfort food feel to them and the kids love them.Continue reading

How to make chicken asparagus crepes - light and yummy idea for supper!
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Make Chicken & Asparagus Crepes

Oh boy – I haven’t posted a recipe in a gazillion years, so I thought it was time to put one here today! As life gets busy, I find it easy to start slacking at the stove, and meals get simpler and not-so-creative. Well, I’m determined to get back into meal planning this Fall and cook up some yumminess again. Meal planning really helps us save money, makes dinner time less stressful, and it also reminds me that cooking is super fun and creative (when you have it all planned out and ready to go)! (In case you want to read more about my meal planning philosophy or see some ideas, you can have a look at this meal planning series I did a while ago.)

These chicken and asparagus crepes are SO delicious. They are one of my favourite things to make for family dinners. They are a little more finicky than some suppers, but you can make the crepes in advance if you’d like since you’ll be warming everything in the oven anyhow. They are tasty, light, and my kids love them too!Continue reading

Family Supper Idea: A DIY Pasta Bar
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Make a Family Pasta Bar

My hubby and kids absolutely love pasta in all forms, and I enjoy making it when we have guests over. It’s a favourite of adults and kids alike, and here’s a fun way to make it an exciting suppertime experience: make a DIY family pasta bar! The concept is simple. Cook a few kinds of pasta to please your small or large crowd, make a couple of different sauces, and prepare some fun toppings that your family and friends can choose from to create their very own unique dish.Continue reading