Fresh Summer Recipe Series: White Bean Fries

This awesome recipe comes from the Eat Clean blog.  This is a healthy substitute for potato or fried side dishes!  Try these along your favourite summertime burger, instead of fries! Ingredients: 1 c pine nuts 2 tsp coconut oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced ½ lb white or green string beans ½ c fresh … Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: White Bean Fries

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Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Berry Bacon Grilled Cheese

This recipe comes from Foodland Ontario and looks like a delicious variation on a lunch time classic! Ingredients: 4 slices multi-grain bread 1-1/2 tsp vegetable oil 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 4 slices cooked bacon 1 cup thickly sliced strawberries 1 tbsp balsamic glaze freshly ground pepper Directions: Brush one side of each slice of … Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Berry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Quick & Easy Turkey Burgers

I found this wonderful recipe on the Pass the Fresh website! This recipe is an easy way to create a healthier bbq favourite.  This twist on a regular burger can be made quickly and is delicious! Ingredients: 1/4 large red onion (or 1/2 of a medium one) 1/2 bunch cilantro 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Quick & Easy Turkey Burgers

Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Homemade Bruschetta

Good Morning! Here is another delicious recipe to enjoy this summer.  This recipe will be another hit for summertime parties and family get-together! This recipe is Recipe courtesy of Couchiching Family Health Team Dietitians - adapted from Oh She Glows! Ingredients: 3 cups, grape tomatoes, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1 handful basil leaves, chopped finely … Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Homemade Bruschetta

Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Homemade Veggie Dip!

This awesome recipe is sure to a be a summer time hit!  This healthy spin on a classic party dish will help you stay on track throughout the summer! Ingredients: 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 tbsp dried dill 1/2 tsp lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp onion powder pinch of salt Directions: … Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Homemade Veggie Dip!

Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Warm Summer Salad

This delicious summer salad highlights in season vegetables in Ontario.  Head out to a local farmer's market to pick up the ingredients to make this tasty salad! Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1 leek, sliced into rounds or half moons 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch asparagus, ends broken off and chopped … Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Warm Summer Salad

Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Curried Quinoa Salad

I am joining the girls at Wild Workout Wednesday to share this awesome healthy recipe.  Be sure to check out Annemarie, Angelena Marie, Upala and Amber for lots more posts on fitness and health!   Want a crazy way to shake up your summer salad routine?! Try this awesome quinoa salad packed with lots of protein and fresh ingredients! Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: Curried Quinoa Salad

Fresh Summer Avocado & Potato Salad!

This recipe just screams summer!  It is an easy way to lighten and change a classic summer salad recipe!  I picked this recipe up from A Studio while attending a class and can't wait to share it at a summer BBQ! Ingredients: 1 1/2 to 2 pounds yellow potatoes, chopped into small cubes 3 teaspoons olive … Continue reading Fresh Summer Avocado & Potato Salad!

Awesome Recipe: Fresh Spring Tabbouleh!

This delicious and healthy recipe is so simple and quick! It's fast and easy to make.  This recipe includes fresh ingredients that will feel like spring! Ingredients: 1/2 cup bulgur 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 6 medium tomatoes, diced 1 cucumber, diced 2 bunches fresh parsley, minced, stems discarded 2 tbsp fresh mint, minced 6 tbsp … Continue reading Awesome Recipe: Fresh Spring Tabbouleh!

New Recipe: One pan Mexican Quinoa!

This awesome recipe is so simple and quick!  It takes 20 minutes and uses only one pan!  All you need are a few simple ingredients! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno pepper minced 1 cup quionoa 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can diced tomatoes (28 … Continue reading New Recipe: One pan Mexican Quinoa!

Oatmeal Cookies

These treats are easy and delicious!  Make them for yourself or share with the people you love 🙂

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After a stressful week, it’s finally Easter weekend! Here are some oatmeal cookies to wind down with.

Ingredients: IMG_1428

– 2 large eggs

– 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar

– 1/4 cup almond butter

– 3/4 cup coconut oil

– 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

– 1 teaspoon Truvia (or stevia, white sugar)

– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

– 2 cups quick oats

– 1 1/2 cup oat flour (or whole wheat)

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

– Melt coconut oil and almond butter into liquid and let them cool while you gather all other ingredients.

– In a large bowl, whisk eggs for a good 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and Truvia then whisk again.

– Add in coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla, and baking soda and stir vigorously with a spoon.

– Stir in…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Smoothie!

So I'm kind of obsessed with smoothies!  I was surfing the internet looking for a new recipe and found this awesome one on Edible Perspective!  The original recipe can be found here.  It tastes just like a chocolate chip cookie and is really filling to keep you satisfied until lunch!  You can drink it all … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Smoothie!

Cinnamon Granola

This awesome recipe was on my friend Megan’s blog!  I posted it here again to share!

Note: The more wet ingredients you use (esp. maple syrup and honey), the more clusters you will have in your granola. Add in more of either once you mix the original ingredients together.

– 6 pitted Medjool dates plus 1/4 cup of warm water

– 3 cups oats (I used quick oats that I had at home, but rolled oats may be better for you if you like bigger flakes)

– 1/2 cup raw almonds (or any nut/seed combo)

– 1 teaspoon whole flaxseed

– 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed

– 1 teaspoon cinnamon

– 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

– 1 – 2 tablespoons maple syrup

– 1 – 2 tablespoons honey, plus more to drizzle

Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla, dried fruit, unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:photo 1

– Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

– Cut up your pitted dates and put them in a small bowl. Either add 1/4 cup of hot water from your tap or boil your kettle and then let it cool a bit before you measure out 1/4 cup and add it to the dates. Let this sit for 3-5 minutes. *NOTE: Dates are naturally sweet, so this is a substitute for any added sugar. If you don’t want to use dates, you can try using 1/4 cup warm honey – you will probably get lots of clusters.

–  In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients (oats, flaxseeds, almonds). *Note: I didn’t have any slivered/chopped almonds so I just put some through my magic bullet to grind them down from their full size.

– Stir the dates in the water and add in the coconut oil (which will probably melt in this mixture because it is already warm), maple syrup, and optional vanilla.

– Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir well. You should have a slightly damp mixture with some clumps (dates).

– Lay this mixture out on your lined baking sheet and spread it around evenly with a spoon. At this time, you can drizzle more honey (or maple syrup) over your mixture if you wish.

– Bake for 15 minutes then mix the granola around on photothe baking sheet. The parts on the edges will cook faster, move these towards the middle. Bake for 10 more minutes and then stir again, moving the edges inward. You can also add more honey drizzle or cinnamon over the granola at these intervals.

– Return to oven for remaining 10 minutes and then let cool before your transfer this to a jar or tupperware container. *Note: Your kitchen will probably smell like a cinnamon-and-maple cloud of happiness.

breakfast with megan

I’m really into granola and granola-like cereals but they’re usually full of sugar so I decided to try to make my own. No sugar added, less fat than the store-bought kind, and still yummy! Give all the granola to meeeeee. Baking is also a de-stressor for me so I made this when I finished my essay yesterday. 4 more to go …

Note: The more wet ingredients you use (esp. maple syrup and honey), the more clusters you will have in your granola. Add in more of either once you mix the original ingredients together.

Ingredients:photo 4.PNG

– 6 pitted Medjool dates plus 1/4 cup of warm water

– 3 cups oats (I used quick oats that I had at home, but rolled oats may be better for you if you like bigger flakes)

– 1/2 cup raw almonds (or any nut/seed combo)

– 1 teaspoon whole flaxseed

– 1 teaspoon ground…

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Strawberry Nice-Cream

breakfast with megan

BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS ICE CREAM…

(more specifically, I needed a midnight snack)ncecrm2

Ingredients:

– 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

– 1/2 cup frozen mangoes/pineapple/peaches/etc.

– 1 full banana, cut into chunks and frozen

– 1/2 – 3/4 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

– 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (add more if needed while blending)

– 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions:

– If you don’t have any frozen bananas, just cut one up into tiny chunks and put it in a Magic Bullet cup in the freezer for a few hours.

– After that/if you have frozen bananas handy, add all ingredients into a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.

– *Note: Magic Bullets can be kind of weak, ncecrm4so I let my frozen fruit sit (in the cup) on the counter for an hour before blending, then added the protein powder, lemon juice, and milk when I was ready to make it.

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Lentil Salad to Spice up your Lunch!

I found this awesome recipe for Lentil Salad that my boyfriend and I decided we needed to try!  This recipe is vegan and contains lots of protein to keep you full for a long time.  It is best if you make it ahead and let it sit for a bit to soak up all of … Continue reading Lentil Salad to Spice up your Lunch!