photo cred Cat Lisa and I are always trying to find the best deals for some of our often used ingredients. And you'll be surprised (or not so surprised) to know that Costco has some great deals. They offer the following organic products: 1. Organic frozen wild blueberries 2. Organic, pre-washed, Quinoa 3. Organic frozen corn And other great finds are: 2. Hemp Hearts 3. Ground flax seed 4. Pine nuts 5. Whole almonds Product does vary from store to store so have a look the next time you're there.  Let us know what you find at your nearest one.

photo cred Cat I usually start my day with Auds declaring her hunger, immediately followed by can she watch TV and/or eat candy? The answer is usually a resounding NO but one thing she does get (and to this day still believes it belongs to the "treat" category) is a green popsicle (a.k.a. IcePop).  Easy to make and delivers fruit and veg and other lovely ingredients. Making your own does let you control the sugar and other potential not-so-good fillers that come with store-bought smoothies. The measurements below either fills up an icecube tray or a popsicle mold. Since the liquid is quite thick already, you can place toothpicks (I use three) in the centre without having to wait until the juice sets. Here is a recipe for a kid's beginner smoothie/popsicle. Gradually over time I will add kale and other lovely greens. Berry Fairy Popsicle 1 1/2 cups fresh pinapple juice 2 Ontario peaches 1 avocado 3 tbsp ground flax seed (Costco) 1 cup frozen organic blueberries (Costco) 1 cup local raspberries 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt 1 tbsp raw local honey 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed Blend, pour, freeze and enjoy!