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When it comes to choosing your groceries, #FocusOnTheFacts! When it comes to choosing your groceries, #FocusOnTheFacts!
I was very fortunate to grow up with parents who were pretty health-conscious.  We didn’t eat sugary cereals for breakfast (except on VERY special... When it comes to choosing your groceries, #FocusOnTheFacts!

I was very fortunate to grow up with parents who were pretty health-conscious.  We didn’t eat sugary cereals for breakfast (except on VERY special occasions) and our meals were always well-balanced.  As a result, I feel I was given a head start in life and I also feel like I developed a healthy relationship with food.

Now that I am a parent, these are my same wishes for my own children- A love and appreciation for the foods they put in their bodies.  I want to give them the tools they need to make educated decisions on what to fuel their bodies with.

There are some great ways we can teach our kids about what they are putting in their systems.  One of them being to learn how to read nutrition facts on the packages of our favourite foods.  One of the most important things to be looking for when reading the Nutrition Facts is the serving size.  Then look at the % Daily Value to see if it has a little (less than 5%) or a lot (15% or more) of a certain nutrient, such as protein, iron and Vitamin C.

Canada.ca/NutritionFacts is a GREAT resource to help ensure you are making healthy choices for you and your family!

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From: Canada.ca/NutritionFacts

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Disclosure: This post was a sponsored post. The opinions are completely my own.

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Judy Cowan

    March 11, 2016 #1 Author

    One of my favourite packed foods is Oatmeal which we normally top off with fresh fruit and milk.

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  • Karla Sceviour

    March 11, 2016 #2 Author

    I love a nice bowl or pooridge,,with raisins!

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  • Lynda Cook

    March 11, 2016 #3 Author

    My favourite nutrient packed food is salmon!!

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  • Rajbinder Kaur

    March 11, 2016 #4 Author

    Oatmeal with blueberries is my fave!

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  • Victoria Ess

    March 12, 2016 #5 Author

    I love quinoa!

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  • Heidi c.

    March 12, 2016 #6 Author

    Salmon is definitely my favourite nutrient rich food!

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  • ginette4

    March 12, 2016 #7 Author

    My favourite nutrient packed food is spinach, love spinach salad with cheese, nuts and strawberries

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  • Kristina

    March 12, 2016 #8 Author

    avocados!

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  • Lana

    March 12, 2016 #9 Author

    Eggs

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  • Ali

    March 12, 2016 #10 Author

    I’m a kale monster!

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  • Cheryl

    March 12, 2016 #11 Author

    Broccoli!

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  • Florence C

    March 12, 2016 #12 Author

    I eat a lot of veggies, fruit, nuts and eggs.

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  • jan

    March 12, 2016 #13 Author

    big fan of almonds

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  • elaing8

    March 12, 2016 #14 Author

    Blueberries

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  • Juliee Fitze

    March 12, 2016 #15 Author

    My favorite is chia seeds.

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  • Ira

    March 12, 2016 #16 Author

    Eggs!

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  • Julie-Lynne McCann

    March 13, 2016 #17 Author

    Raspberries, vanilla yogurt, topped with a low sugar granola!

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  • Jenny

    March 13, 2016 #18 Author

    My favourite nutrient packed food is spinach

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  • Amy Heffernan

    March 13, 2016 #19 Author

    Apples!

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  • Lina Policelli

    March 13, 2016 #20 Author

    I love strawberries!

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  • Kam

    March 13, 2016 #21 Author

    My fave our bananas!

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    • Kam

      March 13, 2016 #22 Author

      are…not our!

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  • Danielle

    March 14, 2016 #23 Author

    I love avocadoes

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  • Jodie

    March 14, 2016 #24 Author

    Strawberries & blueberries are our favs!!

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  • Shaaron K

    March 14, 2016 #25 Author

    I am trying to go meatless 3 days a week.

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  • Heather W

    March 14, 2016 #26 Author

    I’m a huge fan of all veggies and fruits, but I just read about how nutrient packed cucumbers are (which I never realized before) so I’m going to go with them!

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  • ryan little

    March 14, 2016 #27 Author

    spinach

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  • Jennifer Wilson

    March 14, 2016 #28 Author

    I love a good spinach salad!!

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  • roland monkman

    March 14, 2016 #29 Author

    oatmeal top with raisins is one of my favorite.

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  • laura moser

    March 14, 2016 #30 Author

    avocados

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  • Lynn Cheney

    March 14, 2016 #31 Author

    I love to have Oatmeal with bananas, apples and blueberries on top. Small serving of milk tops this… It is so filling and flavorful….

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  • tracy k

    March 14, 2016 #32 Author

    chia seed pudding!

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  • dave g

    March 14, 2016 #33 Author

    nutri grain bars

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  • heather sibley

    March 14, 2016 #34 Author

    I love salmon. Its delicious and packed with nutrients.

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  • Silvia D

    March 14, 2016 #35 Author

    Bananas and eggs

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  • Lindsay T

    March 14, 2016 #36 Author

    Spinach is my fav nutrient packed food.

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  • Melinda Jana

    March 14, 2016 #37 Author

    eggs!

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  • Shannon H

    March 14, 2016 #38 Author

    lately i have been on a black bean kick

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  • jamie hall

    March 14, 2016 #39 Author

    I love eggs

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  • nicolthepickle

    March 15, 2016 #40 Author

    I love blueberries.

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  • Josie

    March 15, 2016 #41 Author

    I love chia seeds

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  • ivy pluchinsky

    March 15, 2016 #42 Author

    I like oatmeal or granola in my smoothies

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  • Emilia

    March 15, 2016 #43 Author

    Avocados for me

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  • Glogirl

    March 15, 2016 #44 Author

    I really enjoy eating avocados.

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  • DebP

    March 15, 2016 #45 Author

    I love almonds

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  • Kim K

    March 15, 2016 #46 Author

    I love blueberries

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  • andrea amy

    March 15, 2016 #47 Author

    I love almonds and blueberries

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  • Rebby

    March 15, 2016 #48 Author

    I love smoothies with fruit and almond milk!

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  • Pam

    March 16, 2016 #49 Author

    I love spinach.

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  • Joni W

    March 16, 2016 #50 Author

    What is my favourite nutrient packed food…Hmm…. looking at comments i see lots that I love. I love spinach! In salad. Oh yum!. Oatmeal is great. and versatile too!

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  • Suzanne G

    March 16, 2016 #51 Author

    One of my favourite is salmon which I eat at least 3X per week.

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  • Belinda McNabb

    March 16, 2016 #52 Author

    Salmon and almonds are my faves

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  • Dianne G.

    March 16, 2016 #53 Author

    Avocados are my favourite nutrient rich food. I find ways to include them in many things I make.

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  • Jenness M

    March 16, 2016 #54 Author

    I love eggs and avocados!

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  • loretta

    March 16, 2016 #55 Author

    eggs!

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  • loretta

    March 16, 2016 #56 Author

    EGGS

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  • maria

    March 16, 2016 #57 Author

    I love eggs

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  • joanne frank

    March 17, 2016 #58 Author

    Apples and peanut butter yummmmm

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  • Tracy D

    March 17, 2016 #59 Author

    It has to be bananas. I freeze them in slices, then put in a bowl with cool whip. So good, like an cream treat.

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  • jlenhart@shaw.ca

    March 17, 2016 #60 Author

    Eggs would be my favourite – I even take hard boiled eggs to work as a snack, mmm protein!

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  • Lisa Neutel

    March 17, 2016 #61 Author

    I love yogurt and berries also love to add bananas

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  • Nancy J Montgomery

    March 17, 2016 #62 Author

    Broccoli is my favourite.

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  • naiddia p

    March 18, 2016 #63 Author

    We love to eat blueberries and pomegranate.

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  • Suzie M

    March 18, 2016 #64 Author

    I like nuts & nut butters along with chia & hemp seeds

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  • Gord

    March 18, 2016 #65 Author

    My favourite nutrient packed food is oatmeal loaded with blueberries and chis seeds.

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  • Debbie F

    March 18, 2016 #66 Author

    Eggs are my favourite – so versatile

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  • Neal

    March 18, 2016 #67 Author

    I love avocados! They are yummy but also so good for you!

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  • Diana Powell

    March 18, 2016 #68 Author

    I love spinach cooked or raw .

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  • Jen Conlin (@JusticeSadie)

    March 18, 2016 #69 Author

    My favourite nutrient packed food is Brussel Sprouts

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  • Krista M

    March 19, 2016 #70 Author

    My favorites are eggs because I can make them so many ways, & cauliflower because it’s a non-starchy veggie!

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  • Doreen Lamoureux

    March 19, 2016 #71 Author

    banana with a scoop of almond butter. Yum

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  • wanda macsween

    March 19, 2016 #72 Author

    My favourite is eggs, they are so versatile!

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  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    March 19, 2016 #73 Author

    I love oatmeal

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  • Josh S

    March 19, 2016 #74 Author

    Eggs are delicious and full of nutrients!

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  • sarah alexis

    March 19, 2016 #75 Author

    Nuts are my favourite, and avocados… they are both soooooo good !!!!

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  • Soozle

    March 20, 2016 #76 Author

    Bananas are my favorite nutrient packed food!

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  • Mary

    March 20, 2016 #77 Author

    I would say Almonds are my fav nutrient packed food.

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  • tammy ta

    March 20, 2016 #78 Author

    My favourite nutrient packed food are smoothies

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  • Mandy

    March 20, 2016 #79 Author

    I don’t know how much nutrients are in it, but I like banana bread and that sounds pretty nutritious.

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  • Jackie M

    March 21, 2016 #80 Author

    I love a good kiwi! :)

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  • Cassie Fancy

    March 22, 2016 #81 Author

    I would have to say smoothies with granola

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  • Melanie Goodburn

    March 22, 2016 #82 Author

    I love banana bread as well as most fruits, especially peaches.

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  • Eldon

    March 22, 2016 #83 Author

    I like blueberries

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  • Erika Letson

    March 22, 2016 #84 Author

    My favourite is spinach. I love to put in tons of stuff!

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  • Jenn

    March 22, 2016 #85 Author

    Definitely avocado! Yum!

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  • Christine Holliday

    March 23, 2016 #86 Author

    Mine is avocado

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  • Jessica Cyr

    March 23, 2016 #87 Author

    Mine would have to be watermelon

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  • Wanda Tracey

    March 23, 2016 #88 Author

    My favorite nutrient packed food is yogurt with granola in it.

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  • Elena

    March 24, 2016 #89 Author

    I like sweet potatoes. I roast them and put Greek yogurt on top.

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  • Lushka Smith

    March 24, 2016 #90 Author

    my favorite nutrient-packed food is a banana

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  • Edmond

    March 24, 2016 #91 Author

    My fave: quinoa.

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  • Yuen C

    March 24, 2016 #92 Author

    Mine is eggplants

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  • Julie Z

    March 24, 2016 #93 Author

    Hmmmmm – that’s a hard choice. I really love eggs, but also asparagus. I also love all fruits – there are so many delicious foods that are full of nutrients!

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  • Valerie Mallette

    March 24, 2016 #94 Author

    My favourite nutrient-packed foods are eggs and broccoli.

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