Are you looking for a way to make eating raw vegetables more enjoyable? Or maybe you want to pair a healthy dip with some tortilla chips for a weekend away camping? This rosemary black bean dip is a great alternative to store bought or packaged options. Packed with protein and flavour, this dip should make its way into your snack rotation. Plus, it is cost effective and quick and easy to make!
Did you know that while pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts, that other nuts and seeds can be used as well? This pesto recipe is both plant-based, and gluten-free! The recipe also calls for beans, which up the protein and fibre content of this traditional spread. Mix this pesto into pasta, or spread it on some toast – there’s no cooking required!
Many of us live alone, and a big batch of pancake batter may make too many pancakes for our needs! Whether you’re looking to treat yourself on Sunday morning, or you want to get away from the kids for a meal on your own, these single serving banana pancakes are the perfect fun and easy, yet indulgent breakfast! Bananas are high in potassium, and hemp hearts boost the recipe’s protein and fibre content.
Who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast? The good news is that these banana nut breakfast cookies are a perfect way to start your day! Full of protein, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids, your morning bowl of oatmeal is now in cookie form. Not only can these cookies be eaten for breakfast, but they’re a perfect afternoon pick-me-up for those long work-from-home days.
As the weather gets better and the sun comes out, smoothie season begins! Many people start drinking smoothies when it’s warmer out, especially for breakfast or as a snack. However, if we’re going to consider a smoothie as a meal, there are some things we need to consider. Sometimes, a smoothie made solely of fruit […]
We usually think of hummus as a savoury snack, great with carrot sticks and crackers, but what if we told you you could make dessert hummus? Beans and chickpeas are a great staple for your pantry at this time. Whether you use dried chickpeas, or canned chickpeas, they are low cost and shelf-stable! Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and fibre. This cookie dough hummus is best served with apple slices.
With most of us staying home more than we are used to, we have a little extra time to hang out in the kitchen! This is a great opportunity to improve your skills in the kitchen and try out some new recipes.
Tuna and egg salad are popular sandwich fillings, but these days, we may be missing some of our usual staples. What if you don’t have ingredients, like eggs, in the fridge? Or, maybe you’re transitioning to a vegetarian diet? This chickpea salad recipe is the perfect high fibre and vegetarian protein packed sandwich filling that uses a common pantry staple – beans (aka pulses)!
It’s no secret that we’re searching for comfort these days. Being in our homes more than usual has us searching for stimulating, yet relaxing activities. Whipping up some tasty treats in your kitchen is a great way to engage your children, and mindfully indulge in a healthier treat during a stressful time. The following recipes […]
If you’re craving something warm…
We’re all in our homes much more than we’d like to be these days. Many of us are also looking for comfort in the midst of uncertainty. Imagine the smell of banana bread filling up your house with warmth and coziness as it bakes in the oven…
Banana bread is a traditional North American dessert enjoyed equally by both adults and children. It’s easy to make, requires no kneading, and it’s delicious! So dig out those frozen bananas from the bottom of your freezer, get your kids involved, and get baking! While this is a “comfort food” recipe, this recipe calls for rolled oats and whole-wheat flour. These ingredients add the benefit of fibre to your comforting treat!
If you’re craving something fresh to celebrate the beginning of spring…
Although it seems like spring is coming late this year, we will soon be seeing the green grass, blossoming trees and wildflowers! There’s a lot going on in the world, but why not celebrate the arrival of spring with a fruity dessert? Many of us start craving something light, fresh and fruity in terms of desserts around this time of year. To add that extra pep in your step this spring season, try this lemon poppy seed cake.
This recipe is easy to make and calls for olive oil (a healthier fat for heart health), plain Greek yogurt (a good source of protein and calcium), and lemon juice (a good source of vitamin C). Give this recipe a try and it might just become your go-to when craving something with citrus!
Are you wondering what, exactly, a pulse is? A pulse is the edible seed from a legume plant. Pulses include beans, lentils, and peas. For example, a pea pod is a legume, but the pea inside the pod is the pulse! Pulses are high in protein and fibre – plus they taste delicious! Learn all […]
What do we eat when we can’t visit restaurants? We say…extra time in your home means extra time to cook some delicious and nutritious meals! Pasta and nuts are two foods that have long shelf lives and are great items to stock-pile in your pantry during this time.
Why is magnesium so important and how can we get enough of it? Here’s what you need to know, plus some healthy recipes to get started!
It can be hard to stay full off simply eating fruits and veggies when it’s hot out. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to upgrade your summer salad!
There is nothing quite like homemade chicken soup, especially during the rainy spring season. This dietitian-approved recipe is sure to hit the spot!
These simple salmon patties are not only quick and easy to prepare, but they are also great for ‘hiding’ veggies from picky eaters (both big and small). Excellent source of omega 3, protein and calcium, plus they are only 270 calories each.
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