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One-Pot Roasted Dijon Chicken

Chicken

We inter­rupt snack week to bring you this easy, one-pot din­ner. We know you have to make that meal every­one expects after lunch tonight so here's an easy one. Now you can go on to worry about some­thing else…

Have you ever been pres­sured into din­ner? It hap­pens to me all the time. In fact, it's how this dish was born. I take some­thing out of the freezer to defrost it and then end up hav­ing din­ner out, using left­overs or order­ing in. So I wind up with chicken sit­ting in the refrig­er­a­tor. I can't let it go bad so I've got to make some­thing with it. But, by the next day, I no longer want chicken and I've lost my mojo for it. I've got to make it though and so please wit­ness my kitchen pres­sur­ing me into din­ner.
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Snack Week: School-Safe Chocolate Snack Balls

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When you get to April don't you always think you're in the home stretch of the school year? I do. And even though you feel like there is a light at the end of the lunch pack­ing tun­nel, you feel your least inspired. And for­get cre­ativ­ity. All those cute things you did at the begin­ning of the year (I'm sure you did some cute things) don't really hap­pen any more do they? Ceri and I always joke that by this time of year the kid's are lucky if they open their back­packs and actu­ally find a sand­wich as oppose to a loaf of bread, a can of tuna and a packet of mayo left­over from some ran­dom drive-thru visit. (Not that we ever use a drive-thru of any kind. Can we get an eye roll, please?)

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Apple Week: Apple, Cheese & Bacon Frittata

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This recipe is the first to be fea­tured in our new You Tube series Lunch Ninja. Named after our own Ceri Marsh who is the self-proclaimed Lunch Ninja, this series is meant to inspire your choices for the daily grind known as your children's lunch box. Not only do these video's fea­ture great recipes that are alter­na­tives to the same old sand­wich (not that we don't love you turkey and havarti) but they're also filled with ideas for fun and nutri­tious sides that can stand up to the rough and tum­ble world that is know as the inside of your kid's back­pack. Please sign up, sub­scribe and share. Who doesn't need good ideas for lunch? Plus we all need to eat.


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Sweet Pea and Mint Devilled Eggs

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This post was orig­i­nally pub­lished last year around St. Patty's Day but I think this recipe is per­fect for all the Easter eggs you have lying around. Even if you had to bin your stock of coloured eggs, it still makes a great brunch, snack or even din­ner side….

It's no mis­take that Green's Week begins on St. Patrick's Day. And while we were tempted to have a lovely recipe for green beer, we decided that healthy greens were a bet­ter way to go, being a fam­ily blog and all. If your house­hold is any­thing like mine, then eggs are always a wel­come part of any meal. Or a snack.

One of my all-time favourite snacks as a kid were dev­illed eggs. They're as 70's as mood rings and Shawn Cas­sidy, but the last few years have seen a resur­gence of them in trendy restau­rants and, frankly, they couldn't be more kid-friendly. Once you've gath­ered those cooked yolks into a bowl there really is no end to what you can whip into them. I've tried every­thing from Greek yogurt and herbs to tuna and diced pep­pers but, on this occa­sion, it was time to get some greens into the mix. I know you're think­ing "She going to make me add kale again" but, hold the phone, you are wrong! Yes, your kale-loving friend has branched out. Today's dev­illed eggs have Scarlett's favourite lit­tle veg–the pea. And what pea doesn't love a flavour boost from mint? Hon­estly, these dev­illed eggs are not your 70's sta­ple but they're as good as wash­ing your hair with Gee Your Hair Smells Ter­rific sham­poo, blow­ing it dry to look like the wavy won­der of Far­rah Fawcett's mane and then flip­ping it around a dance floor under a disco ball. Am I the only one who just got all those 70's ref­er­ences? Please tell me I'm not.

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St. Patrick's Day Kale and Banana Smoothie Bowl

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With a name like Keogh, you can bet we'll be hav­ing some good, clean St. Patrick's Day fun. Scar­lett and I will be dress­ing up in our cutest green blouses and maybe even adding a few but­tons for "flair." (Did you get the Office Space ref­er­ence? Tell me you did.) My Irish hus­band always rolls his eyes at our overblown spirit for the hol­i­day, but we can't resist a rea­son to dress up, throw a party and eat things that are green. This green smoothie bowl, sweet­ened by 2 bananas, makes chow­ing down on this shade of the rain­bow a lit­tle sweeter, espe­cially for lit­tle eaters (they don't always have to be little…I'm look­ing at you Mrs. Gib­son!) who find green not so appeal­ing. It makes a great break­fast or snack, whizzes up easy in your blender and is mighty fill­ing. I'm guess­ing this lit­tle gem will wind-up being one of your recipe sta­ples. If I'm wrong, I'll eat my flair.

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