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Quick and Easy Leftover Roast Beef Wrap

Lunch can be a delectable deli-like wrap when you’re using the leftover roast beef, steak or brisket from the last night’s dinner. No matter how small the amount of leftovers are, you can definitely enjoy it the next day at lunch, and the wrap only takes a few minutes to throw together.

Five Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat Healthy

Article by: Linda Shoreland for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools.

Having just returned from a weekend with my in-laws, nutrition is at the forefront of my mind. I love my mother-in-law, but sometimes her idea of providing kid-friendly meals for my son is stocking her freezer and pantry with microwave pizza, boxed macaroni and cheese, frozen chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and sugary fruit drinks. Sure, those might be toddler dietary staples in some households, but not in mine. I try my very best to explain to her that our son eats what we eat. We expose him to a wide variety of foods to ensure he has a balanced, healthy diet. I have made a very concerted effort from the time he began eating solids, to offer a wide array of foods. If he goes through phases of food rejection, so be it, but I didn’t want to be responsible for him having a picky palette.

Sip & Safari Cafe

For parents on the south side of Calgary, Sip & Safari Cafe is a great option for families looking to have a nice coffee and a tasty lunch while the kids can enjoy a large play area and make some new friends! Sip & Safari offers a safe and fun place for children 6 and under to romp around, while parents can relax a bit and still keep an eye on their youngsters.

Southland Leisure Centre

Have active kids that are hard to please and always itching to try new things? Well, the Southland Leisure Centre (run by the City of Calgary) is here to help! One of the top places for drop-in and ongoing activity programmes, the Southland Leisure Centre offers a great variety of fitness and lifestyle options for kids and families, not the least of which is their excellent indoor water park and their fun WOW Balls pool activites!

Coffee & S’cream

The winner of 2010 Calgary Choice Awards for “Best in Children’s Retail”, Coffee & S’cream has established itself as one of the top kid-friendly coffee shops in Calgary! If you’re ever in need of a fun, safe space for your kids to play while you need your coffee fix, Coffee & S’cream offers a separate area for parents to partake a cappucino (or two) while easily keeping an eye on the play area.

The Perfect Day with My Nanny (from a child’s perspective)

A perfect day with my nanny starts with her smiling at me. She would then greet me with her cheerful and soothing morning voice. She would also give me a big hug and ask me what I wanted to do today – and pay special attention to what I had to say. It would be my day every day. She would make me feel like the most special person in the world.

Patachou Patisserie – Toronto

The atmosphere at Patachou is both chic and welcoming; un vrai petit cafe Francais! Which is welcome if you’ve been missing wonderful chocolate croissant from Montreal (like the ones at the patisserie from the train station? Right. I’m fussy.) It’s tricky to find quality French bakeries like Patachou in Toronto – they do exist, but you have to search diligently. And eat. You know, in the name of purity. I’d go on at length, but I think Erwin M, Matthew S., & Kat F. have said everything you need to know croissant-wise!