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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - *Fresh Prep's: Naan Flatbread Pizza w/ Pesto Ricotta, Tomatoes, w/ Spinach Walnut 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!

We've partnered with Vancouver company Fresh Prep for last week and this one to bring you today's Tasty Tuesday recipe.

How does Fresh Prep work, you might ask? - You just create an account and tell them your taste (meat, veg, fish, gluten or dairy free etc) and delivery preferences when you sign up. Then every week, they deliver you prepped and portioned ingredients for however many meals you’d like along with easy to follow recipe cards for you to cook meals in under 30mins!

I lean towards fish and veggie dishes (if you couldn't already tell via the weekly recipes), so last week I chose a Miso Glazed Salmon dish, and this week I'm featuring a Naan Flatbread with Salad! Check out my photos of the process below and the recipe itself!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - *FRESH PREP* - Miso Glazed Salmon with Seasoned Sticky Rice and Bok Choy

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!

We've partnered with Vancouver company Fresh Prep for this week and next to bring you today's Tasty Tuesday recipe.

How does Fresh Prep work, you might ask? - You just create an account and tell them your taste (meat, veg, fish, gluten or dairy free etc) and delivery preferences when you sign up. Then every week, they deliver you prepped and portioned ingredients for however many meals you’d like along with easy to follow recipe cards for you to cook meals in under 30mins!

I lean towards fish and veggie dishes (if you couldn't already tell via the weekly recipes), so this week I got a Naan Flatbread (veg) and next week will feature a Miso Glazed Salmon dish. Check out my photos of the process below and the recipe itself!


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Avocado Toasts, 3 Ways!


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'm sure by now you've heard the (ridiculous) claim about millennials not being able to own homes because they're buying avocado toasts... Besides rolling my eyes at all the articles around this, it made me REALLY want to eat avocado toast. Just for fun I decided to make a few fancy versions that would be good for any meal, but especially breakfast. I ate most of these out on the patio in the sunshine, and it was great.

What's your favourite way to do avocado toast? Let us know in the comment section!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

You can eliminate dairy from these (but I didn't smother them in it), swap egg salad for tofu scramble, or load up on even more veggies. The sky is the limit with avocado toast!

Oh, and go for multigrain or whole wheat bread for the base!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Beet, Strawberry, Orange, Apple & Kale 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 shoulder season between late spring harvest and early summer, and that means a whole bunch of variety at the farmers market. I picked a beet smoothie (don't forget the gloves) with some summer fruit (you can get at the grocery store if it's not available near you yet, or frozen from last summer!). 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

All the fruit and veg in this smoothie is great, but if you want an extra kick, throw some chia seeds or hemp seeds in, or some protein powder in there too. The blender will break it right up and combine easily.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Turkey, Mushroom, Veggie Vermicelli Bowl


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!

My mom sent me a very similar dish to this, but with a few different ingredients and it looked so good I had to make/modify it - you can use pork if you prefer or a veggie ground. It's a very simple recipe that is great for a weeknight dinner, or a lunch after a class at Barre!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure you use a sodium reduced soy sauce (I prefer Bragg's Liquid Aminos) because the dish is really flavourful and hearty and doesn't need extra salt. Also, I spotted some brown rice vermicelli at a store the other day, so give that a whirl and sub it in!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Rhubarb Banana Bread


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!

Rhubarb is in season! I already made a coulis with some frozen raspberries from last season for a dessert, but I wanted to make something for breakfast...a healthy something! This banana bread is made with whole wheat, and has no added sugar! The small bits of rhubarb add a delicious pop during each bite, just make sure you cut them small enough so it's not super chunky!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

If you use maple syrup instead of honey, and make some flax eggs instead of real eggs, you can make this a vegan loaf! And be sure to share the wealth and don't eat it all alone!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Spot Prawns and Snap Pea Stir-Fry


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 once again Spot Prawn season! The annual Spot Prawn Festival takes place this Saturday at Fisherman's Wharf on Granville Island with cooking demos, sample of coffee, beer and wine, and most importantly, Spot Prawns! You can buy them straight off of the boats as well, and here's a tasty dish you can make with them. (Click here to see last year's recipe). 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

This is a very straight forward and simple recipe with only a few ingredients. The main thing to remember is to use brown rice for the extra healthy kick!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Breakfast Burritos



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!

These have been lifesavers on mornings when I don't feel like making breakfast, but need to eat before a workout. You can basically stuff them with anything you'd like. Make them vegan, or go with eggs and turkey sausage. Freezing them is great, and you can make a big batch and then be good for a few weeks!
[The tofu ones are basically a vegan scramble in a burrito, I borrowed the seasoning mix from Minimalist Baker, but you can sub in whatever seasoning you prefer!]

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

If you're making these and aren't freezing them (eating them right away), add in some greens. I found when reheating from frozen the greens did NOT do well, but it taste great if you're eating them on the spot. Sauté some kale or spinach and add them into the mix. These are both so flavourful, you don't need cheese, but if you're adding, do a small amount, or go for vegan cheese!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Salmon & Lentils


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 used to make this in university for a friend that had stomach issues, the recipe was from a book about IBS that is long gone, but this recipe is so easy to make I memorized it. I enjoy it because it's light but hearty and as you can see, very colourful.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

You can add in more spinach as you like or even chop the salmon and make it into a salad on the go. The recipe requires only a small amount of oil, but you can eliminate it from the lentils if you prefer!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Baked Fish Tacos


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 saw some very good looking corn tortillas at the store the other day and decided to try my hand at tacos. There are so many places that do amazing tacos in the city, but it was nice to be able to whip some up pronto after my workout in the afternoon. Honestly it only took about 15mins start to finish. Plus, I used up the rest of my cabbage which I got for a recipe a while ago and it took about 3 meals to get through it!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

I used vegan mayo for the coleslaw sauce, but you could probably skip it and use lime juice to moisten the veggies. There are lots of white fish you can use for this recipe, esp since the spice overwhelms much of the fish flavour. Lingcod is in season now, and might be your best bet, or halibut if you want to splurge.

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