3 Recipes To Fuel Your Winter Activities

Planning a fun day of winter activities? Check out three great recipes to fuel your family on the slopes, in the snow or just out and about!

Now that the holidays are over, I want to hide my scale. I know I put on few pounds (I don’t need that scale to remind me of it), indulging during Christmas break (who didn’t?) and missing some of my boot camp classes (if not all). But as of today, I am getting back to my routine and dragging my family along with me. My Motto: New Year: New Us with the help of the new Walmart Great Value Organic line up.


As part of our New Year resolution, we will be exercising more and eating better (read: free from pesticides). It sounds simple and it really is. It may be challenging to exercise during winter but as we go skiing on a weekly basis, the exercise part is covered. For the eating better part, Walmart Canada has us covered with Great Value Organic products. Bonus: they are fully Canadian certified organic!

Today, I am sharing a list of recipes to help fuel your winter activities. You don’t have to ski to eat these. You can go tobogganing, skating or just make a snow fort in the yard. My point is for a day of intense winter activity; you need wholesome meals to keep you going so that you have the energy to enjoy these activities to the fullest! You don’t want to faint on the slopes or during skating, do you? Eating a proper breakfast, a tasty snack, and a balanced lunch is the right thing to do. So let’s get started!

Wholesome Meals For Your Outdoor Winter Activities



Skiing or any outdoor winter activities make you feel hungry in no time. To start your active day with the right energy, you need a filling breakfast. I made this delicious oatmeal with pomegranate and dates.

Oatmeal with Pomegranate and Dates



  • Great Value Organics Steel Cut Oats
  • Pomegranate
  • Dates
  • Honey

Make it

  • Cook the Great Value Organics Steel cut oats as per the package direction
  • Top it with Pomegranate, pitted dates and honey


This easy oatmeal recipe is delicious and filling. The combination of pomegranate, honey and dates adds crunch to this breakfast. The Great Value Organic Steel Cut Oats is so good to eat. It is the right way to start your active day or any day of the week.

Snack Time with Walmart Organics


Then comes the snack! After two hours on the slopes, the kids and I are starving. It’s too early for lunch but the perfect time for a delicious snack. I suggest Great Value Organic Apple Cranberry Chewy Granola Bars ($2.97) and Great Value Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies ($3.47). They are kid-approved, and mom-approved too. I will also be adding them to my little one’s lunch box. She loved the cookies so much that she ate quite a few in a row! My son was fond of the granola bars. They are chewy and super satisfying.



Lunch Time: Spaghetti with Spinach Balls

When it comes time for lunch, I will be serving this delicious Spaghetti with Spinach Beef Balls. I usually serve pasta after a morning on the slopes. The kids are so hungry that nothing else can fill them up. It is also a quick dinner recipe for those busy days.



Make it

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions
  • Add pasta sauce
  • Top with spinach beef balls.


Result: What can I say? It is AMAZING. I could not stop eating the spaghetti. I almost fought with my kids over it. The pasta sauce has nice chunks that the kids love.

Movie time


After our day of activity, we usually watch a movie. That means: popcorn time! I will be serving this delicious Great Value Organic Natural Flavour Microwave Popping Corn . My kids and I don’t usually top the popcorn, but you can add some Parmesan cheese or any topping you like.




Aren’t these great meal ideas for an active day outside? Did you notice that I added the prices next to the Great Value Organic products? I had to share them with you because these organic products are so affordable. People usually refrain from buying organics because they are expensive. It’s not the case with Walmart’s exclusive Great Value Organic line. Eating organic doesn’t get easier! So, why wait? Stock up on these delicious and affordable products next time you’re shopping at Walmart or walmart.ca, enjoy the outdoors and start your year on the right foot.

“This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada, as part of the Great Value Organics program. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.”


45 thoughts on “3 Recipes To Fuel Your Winter Activities”

  1. I buy organic whenever I can and am glad to see this. I’ll be heading to Walmart tomorrow and will look for some of these. Thanks!

  2. My son in law would just love that pomegranate and date oatmeal. He eats oatmeal every morning and pomegranate is his favorite fruit.

  3. I am a huge popcorn lover, and would love to try the organic Great Value brand. That’s one of my favorite snacks…it’s so satisfying – especially when I sprinkle White Cheddar seasoning on top.

  4. Oh how cool. I haven’t seen these products yet in our local stores. I can’t wait until they start carrying them. Great recipes.

  5. I am always trying to get more fiber in my daughter’s diet. The oatmeal sounds so good. This may be the way to go for breakfast this week and see how she likes it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I must not get out enough or eat organically enough, because I had no idea Great Value sold these products! ON with the new years resolution of eating right!

  7. We don’t get any snow down here in the south, but there is plenty of other outdoor activities that keep us busy!! Any of these recipes would be great for a day of play and I love that Great Value has an organic line now!!

  8. I haven’t seen any of these organic products at Walmart. I hope that they come out with some of them around my area soon. This would be great! Everything looks good.

  9. I will have to look for these Great Value products. The spaghetti recipe would be a hit in our house. Everything looks so delicious.

  10. I did not know that Great Value had an organic brand. I’m going to have to check and see if my Walmart has it too. That would be very exciting if they did.

  11. I haven’t seen Walmart Organics products in stores yet. I will have to look for them next time I’m in the store. The cookies look great! I really like your oatmeal with pomegranate and dates recipe too!

  12. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    The oatmeal sounds so good. I always like oatmeal for breakfast because it really fills me up!

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