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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Fiddlehead Pesto Pasta

 

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 it my mission to find some fiddleheads before they went out of season so that you too could make these recipes! They're both vegan, super tasty, and the pasta is excellent both hot and cold, so you should make a batch for dinner and leftovers for lunch!

 

I'm going to take you through how to make the pesto, and then a recipe for the pasta. 

 

NOTE: *** YOU MUST COOK THE FIDDLEHEADS BEFORE YOU EAT THEM! Do not eat them raw. ***

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

A lot of the recipes I looked at for inspiration had cheese in the ingredients, but nutritional yeast the the job well! If you want to make some vegan parm, this is a great recipe for that.

Also, for the pasta, go for enriched, or whole wheat to make it healthier!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Beet Pesto Pasta

 

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!

 

Remember sunshine? *sigh* Vancouver's been such a tease... I literally chose this recipe because I wanted some sort of bright colourful food after so many rainy days.

Beets are just the best. I'm sick right now and they have so many great things to help. They're immune-boosting - being high in vitamin C, fibre and potassium!, they're pretty much fat free, and seriously just looking at pink pasta makes me feel better.

You can play with the ingredients in the sauce depending on what you like, but here's the basics for a tasty meal.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

I threw a bunch of extra good stuff in the sauce. If you're making a thicker pesto it's very easy to do. Nutritional yeast, hemp hearts...you can even mix in some collagen powder without messing with the taste!

Go for whole wheat or enriched pasta (or gluten free if you prefer), and I'd serve it with a nice green salad on the side.

 

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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 - Peanut Butter Cranberry Protein Bites


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 so glad I decided to make these, they're such a great snack for after (or before) Barre, and are crazy easy to make...they don't even need to be cooked or baked!

Basically, you can substitute or add in some other things. If you don’t want cranberries, you can put in dried cherries or blueberries. Dates are also optional but are a good call.
Can add more maple syrup if you want it sweeter…

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make sure you use organic peanut butter so you don't have tons of added sugar in there (can use almond butter if you want). 

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Make approx. 8-10 (can be doubled)

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 small dates
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until combined.

Roll into balls approx. an inch in size.

Can be kept in the fridge for about a week or frozen for about a month.

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Let us know if you make this recipe by posting it on instagram or twitter and using the #LiveBarreLife hashtag! And if there are any specific meals, fruits, veggies, or meats, you'd like to see on the blog!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Mushroom, Kale & Lentil Stew


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!

Remember those couple days of sunshine that sort of proved that Spring really was here, but now we're back to grey and rain and all you want to do is eat pizza?

Instead, make this super easy and really delicious stew that you can have for lunch or dinner (or freeze the second half!). You can use whatever mushrooms you have on hand or can find, lentils are really quick to make and kale is in season all the time!


Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

If you're having it with the toasts, get some multi-grain bread or whole wheat!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Falafel Waffles


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!

Baked in a waffle iron instead of deep fried....
Colourful & in season cabbage coleslaw....
Saying the words "Falafel Waffle"...

What isn't there to love about this?

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

You can make this gluten free by using chickpea flower for the falafel mixture. But other than that, the recipe is totally vegan! It makes enough for 2 people so you should share, or save some for the next day. That way you can load up the rest of your plate with more good stuff...avocado, olives, some whole wheat pita for dipping in that hummus...

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Zoodles & Clams


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!

Clams are a year round, sustainable seafood, and readily available at the seafood counter or your local seafood shop! Making this dish with the can of organic clams is one thing, but throwing in some fresh baby clams with their gorgeous colouring makes it a bit classier. This is great for a hearty lunch or a dinner - double it if you have more than one person eating.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
My mom liked to make a similar dish using linguini noodles, which I loved, and you can use pasta if you're in a pinch, but homemade, spiralized zucchini noodles are healthier and taste great. And they really take on the taste of the sauce in this dish! Mmm!

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