Tips for this Summer

Here are some helpful reminders to help you and the family make the most of this summer.

Drink Plenty of Water
Water is key to staying vibrant and healthy. It is critical that you and the family stay hydrated—especially on hot summer days. Note: Make sure the kids are getting enough water too. Sometimes the default drinks, like sodas and sugary drinks are just too at hand for kids. Because kids are more active than adults, they can easily become dehydrated.

Tips for increasing water intake:

  • Ensure everyone has their own water bottles—especially important during these pandemic times.
  • Provide lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to snack on. Not only will these snacks provide some hydration value, they're full of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
  • Switch it up and give the family special treats like a fruit smoothie.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
This is one of the most important parts of keeping the family healthy and happy this summer. Sunscreen helps to keep you and your family safe from sunburn, and even heat exhaustion.

Keep in mind:

  • Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside
  • Use an UVA & UVB blocking sunscreen—SPF of at least 15
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours—more if you and the kids are playing in water
  • Just because it might be cloudy, don’t forget to use sunscreen—UVA rays can still cause damage through the clouds

Health & Wellness

This is the time of year when being outdoors can be such a wonderful experience.
The days are longer. The temperature is more agreeable. Get outside as much as you can.
Walk, ride a bike, or take the family to a beach. The benefits of just being active, and outside are
numerous—not just physical, but mental and emotional.

To take that step to a healthier lifestyle also try eating more nutritious foods, like our Chickpea salad.

Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are affordable, and they are packed with protein. This chickpea salad has loads of tasty and nutritious ingredients that are super easy to come by—tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Use your favourite Mediterranean dressing, or make your own. This salad is ready to serve in 15 minutes.


  • Canned chickpeas - approx. 1 15 ounce can
  • Cucumber - 1 large
  • Tomato - 1 large
  • Avocado - 1 large or 2 smaller ones
  • Red onion - 1 medium
  • Fresh herbs - use your favourite, like parsley, cilantro, dill or basil will be great.


Chop your veggies. Make sure to chop them into bite size pieces. A bit larger than the chickpeas is good size for the maximum flavour in every bite.

Combine everything in a large mixing bowl and stir gently.

Pro Tip:

Make the night before you want to serve it. Cover it and let it sit in the fridge. Gently stir just before plating or putting on the table.

Nutritional Information

    Approx. Calories: 140
      Total Carbohydrate 20.9 g
      Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
      Sugars 0.8 g
      Protein 4.5 g

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