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Take the Complicated out of September!

Take the Complicated out of September!

We’re well into the back to school groove…slowly getting adjusted to the lunch making routine and the need for speedy dinners.  How have you been making out?  Maybe it’s still feeling a bit overwhelming…and that’s okay!  Sometimes it can take a couple weeks to get back into a routine.

Keep things simple …especially during times where a lot of change is taking place.  First place to keep it simple is…in the kitchen!  Don’t overcomplicate your life with elaborate weekday meals.  Here we have a delicious Pear & Apple Chicken Salad Wrap that can easily be made as a quick weekday dinner…or even for work/school lunches if you have leftover chicken from the night before! Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients

Serves 4-6

  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked in garlic and lemon juice
  • 2 cups of salad greens of your choice
  • 1 Bartlett Pear, washed, cored and sliced
  • 1 Gala Apple, washed, cored and sliced
  • 1/8 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped finely
  • 4-6 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 4 Tbsp. of Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped dill
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Feta Cheese (optional)

Directions

1. Cook chicken at 375 F in oven for about 40 minutes – until internal temperature reaches 165 F. Slice into bite sized pieces and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise with the chopped dill to make a dressing.

3. Wash and chop apple, pear, red onion and celery.

4. Spread each tortilla with the mayonnaise mixture. Divide the salad greens and bite sized chicken pieces between each tortilla. Top with apple, pear, red onion, celery and feta cheese.

5. Fold the sides of the tortilla to enclose the filling.

Place in a container for school lunches. Make sure it’s kept in the refrigerator or a cooler if going to be in room temperature for more than 2 hours!

Your Child’s Favourite Teacher!

Your Child’s Favourite Teacher!

Happy Labour Day!

Summer is a time for kids to learn and explore…and the learning definitely doesn’t stop after today – because yes, it’s BACK TO SCHOOL.    Do I hear any cheers?!?!  Maybe from the parents ..and hopefully from the kids too!  It’s an exciting time and as a parent, you are definitely a teacher for your child everyday.  You may even be your child’s FAVOURITE teacher…hopefully you get a back to school present for that award 🙂

What your kids will learn in school this year can be supplemented with what you teach them in your kitchen.  It doesn’t need to be about hitting the books all the time!

Make your kitchen a classroom to teach your kids a ton of practical applications of their studies:

Math: working with fractions and measuring ingredients

Reading: following recipes and naming ingredients on labels

Writing: Making grocery lists, weekly family meal plans

Science: Watching how ingredients work together to make a final creation

Check out the following article to find quick and easy meals that can be created with your kids as helpers!