Back to School Survival Guide

Parents, we’ve got your back! With the right products, recipes and preparation tools, back to school can be a breeze instead of the rocky tornado you are anticipating. Kick start the school year with these unique tips and products and head into September on the right foot.

Turn your kids into the Perfect ChefPerfect Chef Curry Masala Dressing


Preparing fresh and delicious homemade meals can double up as the perfect time for family bonding. Get your pre-teen or teen in on the action with the Perfect Chef. Offering a product range of natural, organic and vegan sauces, dressing and condiments, it’s the ‘Perfect’ solution for a quick meal that doesn’t compromise on taste. This line up of unique pre-made dressings, sauces and jams was founded on the principle that every family member – child or adult – can be the perfect chef. May we suggest the Curry Masala dressing? The combination of mustard and curry is perfect to elevate a quick salad or as a delicious dip for veggies. Perfect Chef retails for $2.99 – $6.99 and is available at select stores across Ontario and Quebec.


Pick up an energy ball and wave good-bye to junk food!

The kids will love it and you will feel great about feeding them a nutritious snack. Drop the junk food in favour of this recipe from Healthy Crunch. It tastes great and it’s healthy too! Make a batch on Sunday and enjoy all week long.

Vegan / Raw / Nut Free Energy Balls

Healthy Crunch_Energy Balls

  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 2 tbsp of sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp of hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup of vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp of vegan protein powder in chocolate or vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of Healthy Crunch Monkey Business Kale Krumbs

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until mixture comes together. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat until all balls are made. Keep in an airtight container and enjoy.

Healthy Crunch retails for $4.49 – $7.99 and is available at Loblaws, Whole Foods Market, Fortino’s, Winners, HomeSense, Metro and Farm Boy.

Let Bio Raw’s Vegan Salads take care of you!

Prepping lunches, carpooling, homework and after school activities can leave very little time for the overwhelmed parent. Bio Raw gets it! This completely vegan company offers seven delicious and nutritious pre-made salads. No prep work required. Just grab and go! Keep energized with “The Built” featuring zucchini noodles, kale and pinto beans. Or boost your immunity with “The Ninja” starring collard greens and cabbage topped with marinated tempeh. All salads use certified organic ingredients and are vegan, gluten-free and paleo friendly. Bio Raw retails for $9.99 and is available at select health food stores across Southern Ontario. Visit for more information.

Bio Raw_The Ninja Bio Raw_The Built

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