Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Magnificent Mulligatawny Soup

 This soup balances sweet, savoury, and spicy in every bite. The blend of rice, chicken, vegetables, and crisp apples, make this recipe a definite crowd pleaser. This soup is a go-to recipe of mine whenever I am sick as the spice from the curry and chill powder can really do wonders opening up your sinuses. This is also a "one pot" meal, making clean up a breeze (important to me as I unfortunately don't have a dishwasher….).

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sensible Snacking Secrets

Snacks can be nutritious and round out our diets by providing us with an extra opportunity to achieve our recommended intakes. For many individuals snacking is a great way to pack in more vegetables. There is really no hard and fast rule for snacking. Snacking can help perpetuate weight loss or hinder your efforts, depending on the approach you take. Whether you are always on the go, work from home, or are a frequent flyer, there are a few main principles everyone should apply to make the most out of their snacking. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Guilt Free Fudge

Happy Valentine's Day! Looking for a sweet treat this Valentine's Day without the guilt? This protein packed fudge delivers just that. It is sweet and will satisfy any chocolate craving - and the best part is there is zero added sugar! Taking only 20 minutes to prepare, you still have time to whip this dessert up tonight. 

Friday, 10 February 2017

What to eat (and not eat) when you have a cold

It is that time of year again, cold and flu season. When we inevitably do catch a cold, we all would like to get back to feeling our best as soon as possible. While there is little we can do to cure our cold, there are some ways we can use food and nutrition to help strengthen our immune system to give our bodies the upper hand in fighting that nasty bug. Adding these foods to your diet can provide a variety of nutrients beneficial to your health, outside of just helping your body fight off a cold.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

5 Minute Meal for Under $5 (It's healthy too!)

Looking for a healthy meal that you can make on even the busiest of days? When I have had a hectic day and feel like ordering takeout, this 5 minute meal does the trick. Don't feel like spending a lot to eat healthy? This recipe is perfect for eating on a budget, with each serving costing only approximately $2.20. 

Friday, 3 February 2017

Stuffed Acorn Squash: Simplified

Whenever possible, I like to make recipes that include in-season produce. During the winter in Canada, our selection of in-season vegetables can be a bit limited. However, winter squash are a go to of mine! I love the versatility of winter squash; one variety can be substituted for another in almost any recipe. I chose acorn squash for this stuffed squash recipe, although you could also use Kabocha squash, sweet dumpling squash, or any other variety you have on hand.