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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Chickpea Salad - NYE Appies!

 

 

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 HOLIDAYS!
It's Christmas today, and New Years Eve is coming up fast and I'm sure it feels even faster those those planning parties!

How about starting the new year off right with a healthy, SUPER easy, and delicious hors d'oeuvre that is bound to be a hit.
This chickpea salad (thanks to The Vegan Project for this recipe, from their cookbook: "Vegan Cooking At Home") can be serves on the side, or like above, made into easy to eat finger food.
The prep is quick and you can make it ahead of time, making party planning a breeze.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

The Vegan Project says: "Chickpeas are high in fibre and also have a great amino acid profile. When eaten with rice, you have a complete protein. You don't need to eat the rice at the same time - on the same day is just fine." Awesome!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Chickpea Wontons

 

 

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!

 

Long Weekend is coming!!!

 

These wontons are super easy to make, a great appetizer for a BBQ or beach party, and pretty darn healthy!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You could get away with hiding some nutritional yeast in here without altering the taste too much!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Labour Day Potato 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!

It's almost Labour Day and the weather is still pretty great. So if you're having a BBQ, here is a perfect, vegan potato salad that everyone should love!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

If you need to go nut-free, there are tons of other vegan dressings out there on the internet. Small potatoes of different colours are now in season (purple, red AND white), so be sure to grab some from the farmers market this weekend! Also, throw as much veg as you want in this recipe. There are beautiful purple peppers out there now, which would be fun instead of the traditional red pepper (or both!).

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Vegetable Salad Rolls with Hummus


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 made these rolls back near Canada Day, as an experiment, and they all were consumed so I'm going to say they were enjoyed.

Dying the rice paper with the beet juice isn't hard, just be careful of the pink stains, and you can totally skip the juice part, it's just pretty fun to have pink rolls, and you don't get a funky taste or anything.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Use fresh veggies from the farmers market. You can find rainbow carrots now, and tons of fancy pepper colours. But everything you can imagine putting in the roll, you can get fresh and local, and usually organic too!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Pea & Mint Soup


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!

Peas are in season (in my own garden too! If you have some space they're really easy to grow) and mint grows like a weed (literally), so I thought it was appropriate to make a chilled Pea and Mint Soup. This is great as a first course, lunch, or you can get fancy and put it in shot glasses at a party like gazpacho!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

This soup is very straight forward and all veggies, but try and use your own, homemade soup stock to reduce the added salt, and pick as much up from the farmer's markets as possible!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Pasta Salad with Vegan Dressing, Celery, Peppers


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!

Here's the first in a series of camping-friendly recipes I'm going to post this summer. This pasta salad is easy to prep at home and make on the site, and the dressing is simple and vegan too. You can also easily make this for a bbq or long weekend party!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Use the veggies you have on hand or that are in season at the moment, and make sure to use brown rice pasta! Go light on the dressing, as it's flavourful and a lot goes a long way.

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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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