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Tasty Thursday: Recipe - Beets, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

End of the heirloom tomatoes and fresh beets (esp the colourful ones) season, but you can still find them at farmers markets and some specialty stores.

This is a great cold salad, that you can serve along side a meal, at a dinner party, next to a pizza, or just have for lunch!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure to find nice, FRESH, mozzarella - it's usually in the deli section at the grocery store. Or seek out some vegan cheese - specifically some nut cheese, maybe a nice goat cheese crumble. Do what suits you best, but this recipe is chock full of goodness.
Oh! And if/when you can find golden beets, you can switch the whole thing up and use red tomatoes or heirlooms. 

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cranberry & Apple Smoothie

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

It's the beginning of cranberry season!
I tend to stow them away in the freezer for dishes that require them and for smoothie making purposes, either with other berries, or straight up like this one. The sweeter the apple the less tart the smoothie, but I love tart things. You can also play with adding a bit more maple syrup, or a splash of lemon juice. It all depends how you like it. That's what taste tests are for!

 

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You could probably hide some more goodness in this easily. Protein powder, hemp seeds... I want to add blue majik next time and see what colour it produces!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - S'More Energy Balls

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Going camping this long weekend? Missing that campfire s'more taste? Put all of those ingredients into a healthy energy ball that you can make ahead, freeze, and take with you on a hike, as a snack, in lieu of campfire s'mores, or...after Barre class!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Uhh, eliminate the marshmallows? But what fun is that!? These are full of so much goodness, vegan, and have no-added sugar (aside from those mallows!).

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cauliflower Rice with Prawns, Beans & Corn

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I recently took a camping trip and worked on a few recipes that you didn't need a campfire for, since it's fire ban season. This was my first foray into cauliflower rice and it was a huge success.

If you make it ahead of time, you can freeze it and then it will thaw in the cooler (or if you're making it at home, thaw it in the fridge, or use right away!). Everything ends up in a foil packet, that you toss on the bbq to cook, but you could also do it in the oven (or even a pan maybe. But the packet requires the least amount of work!


You can also make the corn on the BBQ at a campsite or at home. I did it ahead of time, cut the kernels off and froze them as well as the 'rice'.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:


Make it vegan and eliminate the prawns, and toss in any other veggies you feel like!


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Toasted Quinoa Spaghetti

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Toasted Quinoa adds a little crunch to this pasta. Get the produce fresh from the farmers market, and you're good to go!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Instead of parmesan, try some vegan parm, which has nutritional yeast and cashews in it. (And it's super easy to make.)

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Chickpea Wontons

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Long Weekend is coming!!!

 

These wontons are super easy to make, a great appetizer for a BBQ or beach party, and pretty darn healthy!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You could get away with hiding some nutritional yeast in here without altering the taste too much!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Blue Majik Salad Dressing

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Still playing around with my Blue Majik powder and seeing what else I can hide it in (aka turn things fun shades of blue).

This dressing is creamy and looks great on a summer salad.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Grab some heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market and make the dish even more colourful!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Breakfast Quesadillas

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I always like finding tasty uses for lots of leftover black beans. Bonus: These can be frozen and reheated for busy mornings when you don't have much time!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Make it vegan and go with a tofu scramble instead of eggs, and use vegan cheese to bind the quesadilla.

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Chilled Beet Salad

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

The warmer it gets the colder I like my salads, and sometimes lettuce doesn't cut it.

This beet salad is refreshing, easy to make and super colourful! Make a large version of this by doubling or tripling the recipe and it'd be great for a bbq side salad!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Swap the goat cheese for vegan goat cheese or just skip in general, the flavours in the salad alone are amazing.

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Turmeric Rice

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

This week I was looking for a good side dish that could go with a variety of dishes, but esp. BBQ! This turmeric rice has a great spice to it, looks super pretty (maybe next to fish or a veg kabob of some sort?) and you can use the leftovers for breakfast burritos (but that recipe is for another day. Here are the basics! 

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Swap out the jasmine rice for a brown rice - this takes longer to cook, but it's better for you! You can also cook the rice in veg stock to give it more flavour!

 

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