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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 - Pumpkin Patch 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!

So much candy this week, I wanted to give you a tasty, healthy snack, but something you could serve if you're having a Halloween party too! No Pinterest fails over here!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Expand the veggies. Dip whatever you want! The pumpkins are time consuming, so just make a dozen or two and then load up with other veggies for dipping!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Chickpeas & Farro


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 found these gorgeous rainbow heirloom carrots at the farmers market the other day and knew I wanted to do something cool with them. So I scoured the internet looking for just the right recipe, and found it on Cookie & Kate. I did some adjustments, making a smaller portion size, and present it now for you!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Eliminate the crème fraîche to make it vegan (you can make a tahini type sauce or use vegan sour cream with some lemon and garlic).

Farro is a grain I've never worked with before but it turned out to be really tasty! There are some Canadian growers (I bought GRAIN's farro, which comes from Etzikom, AB), and it's also called Emmer if you're having trouble finding it!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Braised Kale & Turkey

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!

We're so lucky that one of our favourite superfoods, Kale, has a year-round growing season! Spring has finally arrived and a larger variety of foods is coming with it, but this dish - borrowed from Nourished.ca - is great for those rainy days we've been having.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Skip the meat and yogurt to make it vegan, and toss in more veggies if you're feeling it! As always making the dishes from scratch is the healthier way to go. Soak the chickpeas overnight and have them ready the next day. And pull some frozen stock out of the freezer that you made the last time you had leftover veggies!

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