• Calling all Pizza lovers! This Recipe is for You.

    Calling all Pizza lovers! This Recipe is for You.

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    By Michelle Lauer, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

    As sad as it can be to trade our bathing suits in for those snazzy first day of school outfits, we can’t help but get excited for the fresh start that lies ahead. Here at terra20, we get pretty darn excited about providing you with the best selection of back to school lunch essentials, from playful lunch bags to practical bento box containers. Once seen as a dreaded struggle, packing your lunch is a breeze with the right tools on hand. Our bento boxes empower everyone from kids to pre-teens to pack balanced and nutritious meals for their busy days ahead. Now what to fill them with? So glad you asked.

    We know pizza for lunch everyday sounds like a dream come true...But I think we can all admit that this may not be the best option for ourselves and our little ones. Pizza hummus to the rescue! This pizza hummus is super easy to throw together (with the help of your little guy or gal, of course) on Sunday night and spoon into your bento box with some crunchy cut up veggies and pretzels for the week ahead. Not only is it an easy recipe to make together, but it will quickly become a nutritious lunch-time favourite.

     

    Ingredient Highlights

    Chickpeas

    The star ingredient, chickpeas provides a great source of protein and fiber that help to keep bellies full and moods stabilized. Chickpeas are also a rich source of manganese that is essential to building strong, healthy bones.  

    Garlic

    Garlic also packs a powerful nutritional punch with its antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties, making garlic one of your immune system’s best friends. We all know our immune systems need all the help they can get when school season is in full swing.

    Nutritional Yeast

    Loaded with B vitamins, nutritional yeast is a great ingredient to add to recipes that beg for that cheesy flavour (without the cheese). B vitamins are essential to providing us with lasting energy throughout the school day. Nutritional yeast also contains 18 amino acids, essential protein building blocks we need to combat so many things like fatigue and low immunity.  

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Healthy fats from sources like olive oil are so essential for kids growth and development. Quality fats are necessary for cell construction, nerve function, digestion and hormone function. We also need these important fats to absorb fat soluble vitamins A, E, D and K. To top it all off, our brains are composed of over 60% fat, which just goes to show how important healthy fats are!

    Pizza Hummus

    Drain the chickpeas and reserve some of the liquid. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a tablespoon at a time of the reserved chickpea liquid until you reach your desired consistency. Scoop into your favourite bento box and add your favourite crunchy veggies and enjoy!

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  • School-Safe, Nut-Free Cookie Dough Bites

    School-Safe, Nut-Free Cookie Dough Bites

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    Struggling to find healthy, nut-free lunchbox-friendly snack ideas? We’ve got you covered with these easy-to-make school safe cookie dough bites with real ingredients from terra20. Not only do they satisfy those midday sweet cravings without any refined sugar, they are also really simple to make. Added bonus? It’s a great way to get those little helping hands into the kitchen on Sunday night. Loaded with healthy fats and fiber, these bites keep hunger at bay between meals.

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  • 3 Recipes: No nuts, just coconut!

    3 Recipes: No nuts, just coconut!

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    By Natasha Villeneuve CNP, Holistic Nutritionist

    Natasha Villeneuve CNP, Holistic Nutritionist is dedicated to educating, guiding and empowering women and families toward optimal health and wellbeing. Natasha has sixteen years in the health and wellness industry and has gained a positive reputation in the community as a consultant, manager, speaker and workshop facilitator. As an honours graduate from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Natasha has the passion, knowledge and experience to help families and individuals overcome their health challenges and fulfill their health goals. As a mother of three, she understands firsthand the challenges parents face related to the health and dietary needs of their children and strives to find natural solutions for everyone.

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  • 3 Recipes: Super Foods for Super Kids!

    3 Recipes: Super Foods for Super Kids!

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    By Natasha Villeneuve CNP, Holistic Nutritionist

    Natasha Villeneuve CNP, Holistic Nutritionist is dedicated to educating, guiding and empowering women and families toward optimal health and wellbeing. Natasha has sixteen years in the health and wellness industry and has gained a positive reputation in the community as a consultant, manager, speaker and workshop facilitator. As an honours graduate from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Natasha has the passion, knowledge and experience to help families and individuals overcome their health challenges and fulfill their health goals. As a mother of three, she understands firsthand the challenges parents face related to the health and dietary needs of their children and strives to find natural solutions for everyone.

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  • Store, Stack, and Tote: Get going with portion perfect!

    Store, Stack and Tote

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    Our new Portion Perfect Prep N' Store containers in Turquoise are a great compliment to the Portion Perfect Weight Loss Plan.

    One of the coolest features of the system is the translucent containers. Foods stays fresh, stores well, and is readily identifiable at a glance - even on those dark winter mornings before we've had enough coffee to think about lunch.

    The individual containers in the Prep 'n Store set are perfectly portioned so you can fix all your meals in advance and you won't have to give them a second thought.

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