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Gingery Carrot and Golden Lentil Soup

A piping hot bowl of hearty soup makes an ideal lunch entrée when trying to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup is a natural way to cleanse the diet and the soul. You can add just about anything to soup – healthy veggies, grains, legumes, and seasonings.

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Quinoa & Vegetable Pilaf

Quinoa is a versatile gluten-free grain that is high in complete protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and fibre. For a complete meal add a protein (meat, tofu)

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Savoury Kale Muffins

These kale muffins are an excellent baked option. They contain protein-rich cottage cheese, which rounds out this tasty carbohydrate based treat.

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Green Bean Salad Recipes

With beans in abundance we boil, steam, and sauté them. But when we get tired of that what else is there? How about a nice, crisp salad to accompany your meal?

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Hearty Borscht

Beets are a nutritious root vegetable, low in calories, and high in antioxidants, folate, potasssium and dietary fibre. Try this hearty vegetable soup recipe!

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Butternut Squash Barley Risotto

This risotto makes use of squash and barley (a whole grain) to boost nutritional content and fibre. Barley has a chewy texture and is high in soluble fibre.

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Lentil Stew and Fruity Fresh Lentils

Lentils are a wonderfully healthy food to include in any clean diet. Lentils are packed with protein, fibre, folate and also provide antioxidant protection.

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All About Oats (Carrot Cake Pancakes)

Oats are a nutritious, hardy cereal grain rich in heart-healthy soluble fibre best eaten as a nice hot bowl of oatmeal that provides comfort and satisfaction.

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Tortilla Soup

Did you know that people who consume soup consume fewer calories at a sitting? Enjoy this tangy, satisfying, Mexican-influenced soup to warm your insides!

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Kale with Roasted Apples & Yams

The colourful combination of yam, apple, and kale provides a rich source of potassium; vitamin K, A, C; and flavanoids. Its also great source of soluble fibre.

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Kasha Cabbage Rolls & Kasha Burgers

Buckwheat does not contain “wheat” and is gluten free. We refer to buckwheat as a whole grain, yet is it actually a fruit seed related to the rhubarb family.

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Carrot & Beet Salad

This tasty salad can be packed for lunch, a snack, or served alongside dinner. It provides 2 servings of fruits and vegetables and is high in Omega 3 fats.

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Edamame Succotash

You may have turned up your nose at this type of legume in the past, but read on about the nutritional benefits of edamame and it will make you think twice!

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Sweet Potato Hash

This week’s recipe is a healthier take on a traditional accompaniment to most pancake breakfasts.

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Quinoa & Lentil Salad

This gluten free, low sodium vegetarian dish balances carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat and fibre. It is also high in vitamins, folate and calcium.

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Try These Delicious Quinoa Recipes!

This weeks’ recipe club features two salads full of flavour, fresh ingredients and fibre. Try them as a meal on their own, on top of salad or as a side dish!

13 healthy ways to use greek yogurt

13 healthy ways to use Greek yogurt

Greek yogurts provide as much calcium as your traditional yogurts, but a ¾ cup of plain Greek yogurt can contain as much protein as 3 ounces of chicken!

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Spot Prawns and Asparagus

Spot prawns plus the fresh asparagus equals one fantastically tasty and simple dish! Serve with quinoa, rice vermicelli or pasta, if desired.

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Simple Salmon Recipe

It’s always a busy time of year for families. Here is a simple, healthy weeknight recipe. Those extra omega 3’s from salmon are especially good for little brains!

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Strawberries With Vanilla Yogurt Recipe

Here is a light dessert that will be a wonderful accompaniment to any meal. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of potassium, and also contain folic acid, magnesium. They are a great source of fibre too.

Thai Mango Salad Recipe With Three Protein Options

Thai Mango Salad Recipe With Three Protein Options

Mangos are great not only in salads, but also as a salsa, dressing or chutney, in curry dishes and other spicy dishes, in sandwiches and wraps, on top of pizza, at breakfast with yogurt, as part of a smoothie, or even a healthy dessert!

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Mushroom and Honey Truffle Pizza

To get the most benefit from your flours and breads, choose the “whole grain”. People who eat more whole grains may have a lower risk for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

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Asparagus Linguine Recipe

Asparagus is an excellent source of folic acid and contains other nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, among other vitamins and minerals. Try this delicious asparagus, lemon and dill schrimp recipe!

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Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Savory vegetable frittatas are just the thing for an unforgettable brunch that will be a healthy start to your day.

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Avocado Salad Recipes

Although avocados have been avoided for their high fat content, the fat is actually a heart healthy fat important for a healthy diet. Recipes: Avocado Apple Salad & Smoked Salmon & Prawns with Avocado Salsa

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Crockpot Pho Recipe

It is common belief that noodles belong in the same category as white bread; however, there are noodles that don’t deserve that reputation. If you love noodles you will love this Crockpot Pho recipe!

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Cinnamon Walnut Whole Grain Muffin Recipe

Here is a recipe that is sure to bust the “health food tastes like cardboard” myth one dessert at a time! We also included some great tips to “healthify” your favorite muffin, brownie or cookie recipe.

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Low Glycemic Index Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

This recipe are focuses on one of the best comfort foods – Shepherd’s Pie. Yumm. This one pot meal is warm, fragrant and reminds us of childhood memories. Here’s a low glycemic index version to suite all your taste buds and still comfort you on those chilly evenings. Enjoy!