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"EAT CLEAN" Workshop & Dinner

Published 2013-03-26 09:53:27

Celebrate Spring!...and the benefits of local & seasonal foods!

Simple & easy lifestyle change that will maximize weight loss, improve your health & make you feel GREAT!

Join us for a 4 course meal, cooking demo, recipes & the learn the basics of "eating clean"

Contact Laura to sign up (905) 333-0522

447 Brant Street , Burlington

Evening at McEwans

Published 2012-11-09 10:30:42

What a fabulous evening! Went to McEwans european style grocery store for a tour and then Fabbrica for dinner with Mark.

Had the opportuntiy to give him some gingerbread samples that will hopefully end up in the store.

Made new friends & had such a great evening! Thanks to my hubby for taking me!

Gingerbread Class 2012

Published 2012-10-31 16:19:44

Thanks everyone for coming out to Stir kitchen Store in Burlington for the

Making A Gingerbread House Workshop!

We all went home with cookies, well except for those who ate all theirs...yummmy!!!

Thanks to Hannah for all her help, she is a great addition to the TEAM!!

 Here is my effort for this year...going 2 storey next year!!


Look for Winter classes at

447 Brant Street, Burlington, L7R 2G3


Sarah Powell & The Healthy Lunchbag in The Spec!

Published 2012-04-05 23:40:23

We were very excited to be selected by the Hamilton Spectator for a feature they did about the "Success in the City" event, which was billed as "Hamilton's top women entrepreneurs and professionals event".

To read the full article, Click here

NAME THE BOLER ! Special Events Vehicle is now on location!

Published 2012-03-12 21:23:42

The Healthy Lunch Bag recently completed the exterior restoration of a 1987 "Boler" trailer for Special Events & Deliveries.

The only thing missing is a name...we are thinking it is a boy but all entries will be considered. Take a look at "BOLEY" (his temporary name) & submit your suggestion. We will be having a kick off party and you will be invited.

Special thanks to my dad Brian & husband Mark for all their amazing work. As well as all of my supporters in this project!


Published 2012-02-26 14:45:57

Here are just some of the comments we have received from our clients.

"I just wanted to thank you for the great lunches and the perfect service.
I will definitely ask for your services in the future, and will tell others about you too!"

"On behalf of our employees, I would like to thank you for the great food.  It was a big treat for everyone to have such a good lunch and there were plenty of people coming for seconds.  The soup was absolutely terrific and desserts were consumed quickly.  Thanks again for putting this together in a short time frame.  I will definitely recommend your services."

"I just wanted to say your lunch was excellent and everyone enjoyed it! Your product and service is wonderful and I will definitely use you in the future and recommend you to others."

"I just want to say thank you for everything. I know that it was a short lead time and that due to budget constraints you needed to change some things for us but you were awesome.  Everyone LOVED the food. I did not receive one negative comment or feedback. The chicken was fantastic – think I need your recipe ? There was some left over and even my husband who hates olives loved the chicken.

"Not only was the food fantastic but your service was also great. Having worked in the hospitality industry myself (many lifetimes ago) I do realize how important that portion of any transaction can be.  

"I have been busy telling anyone who will listen about your wonderful catering company. Please know that I will refer you whenever and where ever I can.

"You helped to make our evening a huge success!!! Happy tummies happy people!!"

Senior's Brown Bag Picnic

Published 2012-02-20 00:39:37

The Senior's Brown Bag Picnic was a great event. We had over 300 attendies  & a fabulous day weatherwise. Matt Hayes from CHCH came by for his lunch and we had a chat on the news at noon.

A big thanks to my wonderful voluteers... Ingrid, Domenica & Gloria. I couldn't have done it without you guys!

Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe

Published 2012-02-20 00:37:33
  • 1/2 cup sunflower sprouts
  • 8-10 large rice paper rounds
  • 1/2 cup julienne organic carrots
  • 1/2 cup julienne cucumbers, seeds removed
  • 4-5 green onions, sliced length ways
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems remove
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup cooked rice vermicelli noodles lightly drizzled with sesame oil

-Place a rice paper round on a plate.

-Cover with hot water, from the tap works fine

-Remove when softened, approx 1 minute

-Transfer to cutting board

-Place carrots, cucumber & green onions on the paper first, beginning in the

bottom section of the paper

-Add vermicelli noodles

-Add a pinch of sprouts

-Add 3-6 pieces of each, cilantro & mint

-Fold in edges and gently wrap

-Cover with saran for up to 4 hours OR eat right away....yum!!!

TIP: Try not to over-fill your wrap. You can stretch it near the end to tighten it up a bit. Let sit 5-10 minutes before cutting in half, this will firm them up. You will get better with practice and everyone with think you are amazing. Try adding proteins like shrimp, cooked egg, tofu OR chicken when having as a meal.

Food Facts & Benefits

Published 2012-02-19 22:49:47

STRAWBERRIES are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese.

AVOCADO is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Folate.

70% DARK CHOCOLATE is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Iron, Copper and Manganese.

SILKEN TOFU is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Iron and Copper, and a very good source of Protein and Phosphorus.

PLAIN YOGURT is a good source of Riboflavin, Calcium and Phosphorus.

WHOLE EGG is a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Protein and Selenium.

SKIPJACK TUNA is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium. It is also a good source of Potassium, and a very good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium.

SPROUTED GRAINS Benefits include B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, fiber, and essential amino acids Sprouted grains may also be less allergenic to those with grain protein sensitivities. fights diabetes, protects against fatty liver disease, reduced cardiovascular risk reduced ,decreased blood pressure.

LIVE SPROUTS are one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids(protein) known. Rich with vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, bioflavonoids, antioxidants, phytoestrogens, glucosinolates and other phytochemicalsSprouts represent the point of greatest vitality in the life cycle of a plant. During sprouting, vitamins and enzymes increase dramatically.