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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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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Peanut Butter Cranberry Protein Bites


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 so glad I decided to make these, they're such a great snack for after (or before) Barre, and are crazy easy to make...they don't even need to be cooked or baked!

Basically, you can substitute or add in some other things. If you don’t want cranberries, you can put in dried cherries or blueberries. Dates are also optional but are a good call.
Can add more maple syrup if you want it sweeter…

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure you use organic peanut butter so you don't have tons of added sugar in there (can use almond butter if you want). 

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Make approx. 8-10 (can be doubled)

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 small dates
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until combined.

Roll into balls approx. an inch in size.

Can be kept in the fridge for about a week or frozen for about a month.

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Let us know if you make this recipe by posting it on instagram or twitter and using the #LiveBarreLife hashtag! And if there are any specific meals, fruits, veggies, or meats, you'd like to see on the blog!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Apple Sauce Breakfast 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!

There are apples everywhere at the grocery store, and farmers markets right now for low prices, so I decided to make some apple sauce. Then I wasn't sure what to do with it all besides eat it when I was craving sugar.
I wondered if I could make a breakfast bowl where instead of solely water or milk to cook oatmeal, I could use apple sauce. Which worked far better than I imagined. The toppings I picked from what I had in my cupboard, but you could obviously use whatever you'd like, including apple chunks if you still had any apple leftover!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Start with homemade apple sauce! Here's a recipe from the blog for cranberry applesauce - basically follow the recipe and only use apples, water, and a bit of lemon!

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