Posts Tagged "Healthy Recipes"

Keep Homemade Salad Dressings Simple!

Keep Homemade Salad Dressings Simple!

My favourite salad dressing are EASY. The appeal of salads is that they’re EASY! You throw some greens in a bowl, throw some other vegetables in there, maybe some goat cheese, maybe some fruit, maybe some legumes… whatever you want! And bottled salad dressings are disgusting and full of a ton of weird things. SO, these easy-to-whip-up salad dressings are essential. The first one is my favourite go-to. The concept of homemade salad dressings is simple. Choosing a good oil, something more acidic like vinegar, and then add a little mustard to emulsify. Here are two great examples: 1 part balsamic vinegar 2 parts extra-virgin olive oil sea...

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Courtney’s Lentil Tacos

Courtney’s Lentil Tacos

When I picked Courtney up at her condo to carry on to the gym before our session last week, I demanded to know what that AMAZING smell was coming from her kitchen! Courtney had made lentil tacos that smelled incredible. So, upon request, she has shared her recipe with me, and now with all of you! Ingredients: 2 cups cooked lentils 2 tbsp pure tomato sauce 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp chilli powder 2 tsp lemon or lime (juice) 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp garlic powder (granulated) 1/4 tsp onion powder (granulated) 1/4 tsp dried organo or marjoram 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper nondairy milk (optional) salsa Pulse the lentils in a food processor, add the...

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World’s Best Breakfast

World’s Best Breakfast

My magic oatmeal. It’s so delicious, satisfying, and incredibly filling. It has you start off the day feeling like you’re stuffed with nutrition, and also kind of like you’ve eaten a berry muffin but without the fat and calories. Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2/3 cup of oats 1-2 tbsp ground flax 1 banana 5 strawberries cinnamon (to sprinkle) 5 walnuts 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional) Directions: Place the oats, flax, milk and water in a pot. Cook it on medium, stirring intermittently, for about 10-15 minutes (you have this time in the morning – how long do you spend doing your hair and makeup? You too, boys!) If you...

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Quinoa Heaven

Quinoa Heaven

The other day, I had Giada’s cooking show on in the gym, and got this idea for a quinoa dish with a bit of an Italian spin. Giada was making a delicious pasta dish, and I decided to add the same spinach effect to a bowl of quinoa. The toppings just happen to be a few of my very favourites. Avocado, sundried tomatoes and pine nuts can make me devour just about anything they’re atop! The dish turned out just as I thought it would. A great texture, lovely fresh flavour and FILLING. Ingredients: 250g uncooked quinoa 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese 1 full bag of fresh spinach 2 garlic cloves 6-8 sundried tomatoes 2 tbsp pine nuts 1/2...

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Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

The other day, I served dinner to 6 people, including a 2.5 year-old, and not including myself. I was working most of the day so I didn’t have much time to be perched over a stove. I needed the meal to be filling, to be appropriate for a cold day, and to be super easy. Served with a plate of snacks, and with a mixed green salad, it worked! I tossed all the ingredients into a slow cooker and came up with this stew (the recipe is below), which was delicious, not spicy but carried a bit of Indian influence and is only 3 grams/fat per serving! I had some extra chicken, and since the recipe makes 6 servings right on, I knew I needed another quick filling side,...

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