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Avo-colada Smoothie

This spin on a virgin piña-colada is a smoothie that you won’t want to miss this summer. A healthy tropical vacation in a glass, it’s a fun, super refreshing treat to have on a hot day. Thanks to the addition of avocado, it’s extra creamy and has a fun green color and is extra nutrient dense with healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, folate, antioxidants, and fiber. And it doesn’t have any added sugar and also happens to be dairy-free.

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Choco-cado Pudding Pops

These decadent-tasting, fudgy pops get their creaminess from avocado which is a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber, folate, and vitamin E. They are also rich in antioxidants thanks to both the avocado and the cacao. Because they are plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten free, these pops fit a number of dietary needs. And they have no added sugar, making them a healthier alternative to standard pudding pops or fudgesicles.

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Rainbow Summer Salad Rolls

This is such a fun and flavourful way to encourage kids to eat a rainbow of colors. It’s also an easy way to make a salad that is portable and you can eat with your hands– great for picnics or packed lunches. The recipe is a spin on Vietnamese summer rolls, using the same rice paper and lots of fresh herbs.

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Sourdough Pizza Toasts

Many of you have asked for more ideas for easy lunches, so I thought I would share something really simple that my kids have been taking to school. These quick sourdough pizza toasts are a fun addition to lunch and provide some variety if your kids are getting tired of sandwiches. They only take 5-7 minutes to broil, but If you don’t have time to make them in the morning, you can always make them in advance, store them in the fridge, and pack them cold.

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Kefir Ice Lollies

Our friend and colleague Dr. Jenna Macciochi shared this recipe for Kefir Ice Lollies on her Instagram feed (@dr_jenna_macciochi) , and they looked so delicious that we asked her if we could also share the recipe on our blog.

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