Peanut-butter and Jelly Roll-ups

A fun twist to your classic peanut-butter and jelly sandwich. It’s real hit with kids. Take a slice of whole wheat bread, cut off the crusts, roll it flat with a rolling pin. Spread on peanut-butter (or any nut-butter, we like almond butter) and your favourite fruit jelly. Roll it up like a jelly-roll. Cole wants […]

Pad Thai

Thailand’s popular noodle dish, made with shrimp and tofu. Recipe from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-tasting Food That Won’t Go From Your Lips to Your Hips! 3 tbsp each lime juice and fish sauce 2 tbsp each ketchup and brown sugar 1 tbsp each grated ginger and soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 […]

Apple Date Bars

These bars are a great breakfast or snack for toddlers and kids, because they’re packed full of nutritious ingredients, they taste amazing, and best of all they have no added sugar. You have to try them! 1 cup pitted dates1 cup unsweetened apple juice1 1/2 cups quick oats1/4 cups whole wheat flour1 tsp cinnamon1 tbsp flaxseed […]

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

A great low-fat version of this popular classic. You may never want to use a store-bought alfredo sauce again! 12 oz uncooked fettucine2 tbsp butter1-2 cloves crushed garlic1 1/2 cups milk1 1/2 tbsps flour1/3 cup parmesan cheese1/2 tsp basil1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper1/4 cup low-fat sour cream2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 or 2 […]


This is a good basic chili recipe that I got from my mom. We had it a lot when I was a kid and now I make it for my family. It’s so easy too- even Tony has made it! 1lb of ground beef1 chopped onion1 14oz can of crushed tomatoes1/2 of a 14 oz can […]

Strawberry Crater Muffins

Scrumptious muffins made with strawberry puree and oatmeal. Topped with a crater of strawberry jam. Yum! 1 1/2 cups white flour1 cup quick oats1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1 1/2 cups unsweetened pureed strawberries* 1/2 cup milk1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/4 cup vegetable oil1 large eggStrawberry jam Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tin […]


Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup, served during Muslim Ramadan to break the fasting day. This crockpot version is a wonderful way to enjoy Harira. There’s no need to wait for Ramadan for this delicious soup. 1 tbsp olive oil2 small onions1 clove garlic, crushed2 carrots2 celery stalks1 tsp each of ground cumin1 tbsp grated ginger1 tsp […]

Jello Hearts

Wiggly jiggly heart-shaped finger-jello is a fun Valentine’s day treat for kids of all ages. 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 cups water 1 package (6 ounce) or 2 packages (3 ounce) Jello Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup cold water. Set aside. I saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil and add jell-o. Bring to […]

Bread Machine Pizza

There’s nothing like good wholesome homemade pizza for dinner, and it doesn’t have to be a big ordeal to make it. If you have a bread machine, the dough is super easy. Then top with your favourite toppings and throw it in the oven. Simple as that! Here’s the bread-machine pizza dough recipe I use:1-1/2 […]

Valentine’s Cookies

Pink heart-shaped cookies topped with melted chocolate are a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Or a treat for any day really. We couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to make them. 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3 or 4 drops of red food colouring 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder Mix eggs, […]

Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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