by Dr. Michelle Hagel ND 

Back to school can always be a busy time for parents and children. The last thing you want to do is spend a long time making breakfast and lunches. Here are a couple of great, quick and easy recipes that can be made ahead of time to save you time when the kids are trying to run out the door. It is important to remember that the food we feed our family is the fuel to perform throughout the day. Ensuring that the food is whole food, not processed, with healthy fats and proteins and low sugar. Enjoy

Chocolate Berry Chia Pudding

1/4 cup Chia Seeds

1 tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut milk

1 tbsp Maple Syrup

1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup Blueberries

1/2 cup Raspberries

In a mixing bowl whisk together chia seeds, cocoa powder, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or overnight) and serve with berries on top.


Sesame Chicken Salad – Easy

16 oz Chicken Breast (cubed)

1 tbsp Chinese Five Spice

Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)

8 cups Coleslaw Mix (pre-sliced, from the bag)

2 Navel Orange (peeled and cubed)

4 stalks Green Onion (sliced)

1 cup Cilantro (chopped)

1/4 cup Sesame Seeds

1/4 cup Coconut Aminos

1/4 cup Sesame Oil

1 Garlic (clove, minced)

1 tbsp Ginger (peeled and grated)


Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, add the chicken with the Chinese Five Spice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

Mix together Coleslaw, oranges, onion, cilantro in a large bowl

In a small mason jar mix together coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Shake to blend

Add chicken over the salad then pour dressing over. Great leftover too.