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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Sardines on Avocado Multigrain Toasts

 

 

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 know what you're thinking...'anchovies?!', but hear me out! This is a delicious meal that can be used as either a lunch, appy, or even breakfast, and it's super healthy. The marinade is homemade and you can either use the sardines whole, or break them up like I did. (It kind of resembles tuna!)

 

Make it Even Healthier Tip: 
Sardines are still a sustainable source of seafood (yay!), and healthy too. Feel free to substitute the bread for a gluten-free version. Note: You can get sardines in water, instead of oil, like I did, but either way, be sure to get the ones that aren't already seasoned.


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Sushi Rice & Veggie Sushi

 

 

 

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I'm so glad there is no video of my attempts to roll this sushi...I definitely need more practice!

 

Honestly I really just wanted to try my hand at sushi rice, because I want to make a sushi bowl next, but these turned out great, and even if they are messy, man did they taste great!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You can try this with brown rice, though it's a whole other beast (I might try and tackle in the future), but the obvious tip is to load up the sushi with whatever you'd like veggie wise! I went with simple avocado and cucumber, but tofu, carrots, sweet potatoes, red pepper?... all of those sound like they'd be great (maybe not together, but get creative!).

 

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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 Tacos with Tofu Scramble

 

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!

 

Honestly I could eat tacos every single day...and breakfast tacos definitely help with that desire.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

The toppings on the tacos are all up to you...if you have an avocado on hand, throw that on there. Vegan cheese? Go for a sprinkle! Cilantro in the crisper, why not? As long as you start with your base, you can go a lot of ways.

  

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Egg Salad Sandwich with Avocado, Radishes & Sprouts

 

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!

 

Sometimes you just really want an egg salad sandwich, but if you're like me, most of the time they have too much mayo. Well it's my opinion that avocado is natures mayonnaise, and vegan mayo tastes the exact same as the normal stuff (most major brands are making their own vegannaise now!).

The radishes add a great crunch to the sandwich, and a pop of colour (you can always use the tried and true celery here instead if you're not a radish fan).

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Make an open face sandwich to eliminate some bread, or put it in a whole wheat wrap! Add in some more veg, eliminate the mayo altogether, or go for just the egg whites. (If you really miss the yellow that the yolks gives you, add a bit of ground turmeric and brighten it up!)

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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 - Kiwi, Lime & Avocado Smoothie 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!

New Year, New You continues and I hope you're all still on track with healthy eating plans! I checked out the #barreGOALS board the last time I was in the studio to see what everyone was hoping for and decided to make some recipes based on the 2017 goals. First up was "Eat Greens Everyday!".

Well today's smoothie bowl is DEFINITELY green and you get both fruit and veg out of it, plus whatever healthy toppings you want to add. I made the recipe and was getting full halfway through eating it, so it's enough for two almost. 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There's nothing unhealthy about this recipe, but there can always be more good stuff added. Throw some coconut oil in there if you're feeling it, or blend some chia seeds right into the smoothie. Don't like kiwi? Try mango or more banana, or go with avocado slices if you're not feeling all the fruit. Just keep the greens as the base and you're golden

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Veggie Chili


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!

How is it November? How is it so dark and cold? And to make matters worse, it's Daylight Savings on Sunday. While we get an extra hour of sleep, I'm not looking forward to the 4:30pm sunsets.
That's it...I need chili.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

More beans! Different kinds! Use veggie ground if you want to mimic meat. Top it with avocado instead of sour cream. Throw some carrots and celery in there if you're feeling crazy. Load it up with the good stuff, it's hard to go wrong. If you're putting it on rice, make sure it's brown rice!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Vegan Shamrock Shake


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 almost St. Patrick's Day! I was debating what to make this week, knowing it would have to be green, and then realized I should do a take on that yearly treat that everyone always lusts for: The McDonald's Shamrock Shake. I didn't just want to make a green smoothie and call it a day, so I tried to make get the taste and mouth feel as close and I could, and honestly, I was super happy with the result.

Feel free to garnish with a frozen cherry/berry if you've got one, or like I did, with a mint sprig.
But honestly, you're going to be too busy drinking this to think about garnish.


Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
This shake is pretty straight forward, and has a lot of great stuff in it from spinach to banana, but like most other blended drinks feel free to add your own twist! Hemp seeds? Sure! Protein powder? Go for it! Coconut oil? Why not? Toss the items YOU need in there, but not too much that it overwhelms the other ingredients.

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