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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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