Turn your kitchen into a classroom March Break!  Math, science & life skills all in the comfort of your own home. Grab the kids and have some good old-fashioned spring break fun; cooking up a storm!

Watch the live cooking segment from Rogers Daytime York Region here.  

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*Start March Break & St. Patrick’s Day off on the right foot with a refreshing green Kiwi Melon Smoothie made with So Good Soy Beverage.

Swiss Soy Muesli made with So Good Soy Beverage is another fun DIY March Break, or weekday morning breakfast.  Measure, chop and stir.  No “cooking” required.  A great recipe to have wee hands help with in the kitchen.

For more delicious and good-for-you recipes made with So Good Soy Beverage click here.

*Prepare and nosh on healthy snacks made with peanuts during March Break.  These tasty snacks will satisfy your hunger, and fuel your body with:

Plant protein, fibre and heart healthy fats.

Did you know?  Peanuts have more protein than any other nut and are an excellent source of magnesium, niacin, and Vitamin E.

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Chili Chocolate Peanut Butter Popsicles  *creamy, delicious, and a good-for-you sweet treat.  To quote my youngest son (Colgan age 12): “Mom, these are awesome!  We have to make them EVERYDAY!”

Frozen Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Banana Bites *a fun treat to have little hands help with.     

Double Peanut Granola Bars *with a few pantry staple ingredients, breakfast on-the-go, or 3 p.m. snack, never tasted so good. 

For more information about the health benefits of Peanuts, click here.

*Smoothies, dinners, soups and desserts, Earth’s Own Almond Fresh beverage can be used as a dairy free/gluten free & GMO free ingredient in all your tasty dishes – or straight up by the glass!

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Almond Fresh Banana Honey Almond Breakfast Blast *start your day with an Almond Fresh smoothie.

Almond Fresh Curried Carrot Almond Soup *warm up after a long day of tobogganing, or skiing with a nutritious soup – have your kids peel & chop veggies and measure spices.     

Almond Fresh Chocolate Fudge Cake with Creamy Chocolate Almond Frosting  *celebrate March Break with chocolate fudge cake!   

*My oldest son (Tyler age 13), requested I share his absolute favourite after-school snack.  This recipe takes about 2 minutes to prepare, and is a great way to get your kids eating more veggies!

Clover Leaf Premium Crabmeat and White Bean Dip    

For more tasty Clover Leaf recipes, click here.

This dip is a favourite after-school snack in our home.

This dip is a favourite after-school snack in our home.

DSC_1081Charmaine Broughton is a chef and recipe developer.  She is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime, and has appeared on Breakfast Television and City Line sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food and cooking. Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.  Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.  For more tasty recipes visit www.charmainebroughton.com