Eating a healthy breakfast can be difficult. Common breakfast foods that are high in sugar, like some cereals, waffles, and pancakes can leave us feeling bloated…not a fun way to start the day. This beat-the-bloatmeal recipe will leave you feeling satisfied for hours, and without the bloat!
With warm weather brings lots of salads, and good salads always have a delicious dressing. While many store-bought salad dressings taste yummy, they can contain a lot of additives and sugar that can rack up calories quickly. By choosing to make your own dressing, you benefit by knowing exactly what went into it.
Grain bowls are on-trend right now. They also happen to be a great way to put together a balanced meal – one that incorporates complex carbs, healthy fats and plenty of protein. It’s nice to switch up the typical breakfast foods with this savoury dish. Plus, one-dish meals means less to clean up!
Energy bites are one of our fave crave-worthy and satisfying snacks! They’re the perfect snack for when mid-afternoon hunger strikes, for a pre- or post-workout boost or even as part of a balanced breakfast. Whip up a batch of these bite-size treats to keep in your fridge for a quick and satisfying grab-and-go snack.
This simple side dish is the perfect (and easiest) way to incorporate more greens into your day! Chances are, you have most of these veggies already in your fridge…or perhaps you weren’t sure what to do with them until now! What’s even better is that you’re getting some extra protein with the added eggs.
PB and banana…could there be a better combo?! We think not :). This breakfast is perfect when you’re in a pinch. Don’t skip out on the peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice) — it makes the oatmeal super creamy and adds a hint of protein and healthy fats.
Have you ever cooked quinoa before? If not, it’s much easier than you think! It cooks up just like rice, but is chock-full of protein, fibre and vitamins & minerals! This pesto quinoa dish is also loaded with veggies and is on the table in less than 30 minutes.
I know how crazy-busy mornings are, so the more prepared I am for breakfast, the easier it is for me to grab something nutritious. These make-ahead breakfast egg cups are perfect because I can make them on a Sunday night and grab one out-the-door on Monday morning! Plus, they’re made in a muffin tin, so you know it’s gonna be a simple recipe!
Have you ever tried avocado pudding? If you’re a fan of the creamy texture and rich flavour of a good chocolate pudding, you’re in for a real treat with this recipe. This recipe replaces traditional higher fat ingredients such as heavy cream and butter with heart-healthy avocado, without skipping on the ultra creamy and delicious texture that you crave in a pudding! Trust us, you won’t even know it’s made with avocado!
Why not have breakfast for dinner (B-4-D)? Did you know that oatmeal contains soluble fibre, which helps to lower blood cholesterol? Top these off with sliced bananas and your favourite pancake topping, and pair it with a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage and you’re set for a satiating meal.
Quinoa, lentils and brown rice are all great examples of whole grains and legumes. Not only are they packed with fibre, but also satiating protein to keep you tided over until your next meal. This complete meal comes together in a cinch!
Your creativity is the limit when it comes to designing these Christmas Food Tree platters. Use an assortment of fruit and/or vegetables to create a Christmas tree - this is a fun activity to get the whole family in the kitchen together!
Not sure what to do with older, less firm grapes? Roast ‘em! Roasting brings out their natural sweetness and turns them into a caramelized and flavourful topping for yogurt, granola, even salad or grilled meats! You have to try it to believe it!
Dal is both an ingredient and a dish. It refers to a type of dried split pea or lentil and the deeply spiced stew made from simmering the split peas until nicely broken down. This warm, spicy dish is both comforting and filling!