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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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Fashion Friday: From Barre to Boxing!


It's Fashion Friday!


Today, with the help of our friends over at Lululemon we've put together an outfit that can perfectly transition from Barre Class to Boxing Class.

Just in time for the Barre Boxing event happening this Sunday with All City Athletics - the proceeds from which are going toward the Workout To Conquer Cancer (happening April 2nd). You can sign up to join the WTCC team by clicking HERE or if you can't make it, click HERE to donate!

Huge thanks to All City Athletics for the use of the space (more info on them here), to Janelle, one of your brand new Barre instructors, for posing (sign up for one of her classes by clicking here), and to Lululemon for helping us put the perfect outfit together.


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Skewers


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 are you doing with the New Year New You challenge? Are you on track both exercise wise and clean and healthy eating wise?

I've been dipping into the Salad Library over the last two weeks and there are some delicious meals in there. I came across the Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction pick that Natalie Langston chose, and decided to modify it for today's recipe!

I'm at a lot of events that have pass hors d'oeuvres and whenever the skewers of tomato with basil and mozzarella come by I get excited. They're such a clean crisp and refreshing bite that I can feel good eating, and I figured they'd be perfect for house parties and get togethers. No mess, one bite/mouthful, and most importantly: TASTY!

And honestly like the salad recipe says, the balsamic reduction makes the whole thing 10x better, and is simple to do.


Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure when you're getting the mozzarella for this dish that you look for the 100% Canadian Milk symbol on the package. I learned a while ago that if this symbol is missing it means that the cheese "can contain modified milk ingredients or milk ingredients imported from Europe, the United States and even as far away as New Zealand". Not only does buying cheese with the symbol guarantee that you'd getting a product from Canada exclusively, it also means you're supporting our farmers. It's great to know exactly what you're putting in your body!


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Overnight Oats with Kiwi

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!

Happy New Year and happy first week of the New Year, New You Challenge at Barre. I'm going to make the January recipes even healthier, and super easy for you to make before and after your workouts!

Speaking of quick and easy, this breakfast is about as simple as it gets. Oats, chia seeds, almond milk, kiwi, and a bit of maple syrup...toss them together at night and eat it in the morning before you head to Barre!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
You can feel free to add other fruit to this mix if you'd like, I would suggest mangos or strawberry, but kiwis are an excellent base. It's in season in California right now, and therefore plentiful, and is PACKED with the good stuff. Seriously, there's Vitamin C and K, high in fibre, helps digestion and creates alkaline balance. The list goes on...check the info out here.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cous Cous Salad with Grapes & Celery

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!


Today's recipe is a delicious and incredibly easy couscous salad, with red seedless grapes (which are in season right now), and celery. The dressing is light, and homemade, which is so much better than store-bought, and helps you eat clean! This salad packs up well and is perfect a on-the-go for after your workout!

Make it Even Healthier Tip:
Couscous is incredibly easy to cook, has no fat or sugar, is full of fibre, and comes in whole wheat versions as well for even more healthy benefits. If you're gluten-free, try making cauliflower couscous instead.


Most of these recipes will be tailored for individual servings, but can easily be doubled or tripled if you're cooking for more!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Mushroom Pappardelle

Welcome to "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we'll 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 workouts!

Today's recipe is a mushroom pasta, that feels perfect now that the weather is cooling down. You can find different mushrooms in season throughout the year, but Chanterelle Mushrooms are in season right now. Not only are they delicious, but the colour pops on a plate of pasta, but feel free to sub in whichever fungi you prefer!

Make it Even Healthier Tip: 
Substitute papardelle noodles with zoodles - noodles made from zucchini using a spiralizer like this one! Zoodles are a great gluten free alternative to traditional pasta and is an excellent source of manganesium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber that will keep your body in the best shape for the long run.


Most of these recipes will be tailored for individual servings, but can easily be doubled or tripled if you're cooking for more!

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