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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Brussels Sprout Flatbread


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 had a hankering for flatbread and an excess of brussels sprouts the other day and remembered seeing this recipes i wanted to try. If you google "Brussels Sprouts Pizza" a lot of recipes come up, with the same basic ingredients, so I was on a mission to make this healthy and light!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

My best tip is to make the dough from scratch. You make everything else from home, try a simple whole wheat quick dough. I have a trusty bread-maker so I threw the ingredients in there. Also, lay off the cheese. A simple sprinkle of parm, some nutritional yeast, or vegan cheese will do the trick to hold it all together, you don't need too much!

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Dine Out Vancouver - Our Picks for Bufala!



This week we gave you some of our picks for healthy and clean eating during the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, and now we're going to break a few of those down so you can see just how delicious the menus are. Try not to drool on your keyboards or phone.


Bufala
Kerrisdale
Price Point: $20-25

Vegetarian Options Offered:Yes
Vegan Options Offered: No
Gluten Free Options Offered: No


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I really wanted to find a great lunch spot from the list of restaurants, that still fit the clean, fresh eating goal, and Bufala was a stand out (note: they're ONLY doing Dine Out lunches). There's something to be said about eating a really good pizza that doesn't make you feel greasy afterwards. Their stone fired oven delivers light and airy pizzas with exceptionally good toppings. Tons of veggie options to choose from too.

Another bonus: You can get 2 courses for $20, or 3 for $25, so if you take a friend you can split a dessert, or just get an appetizer and a pizza. So many possibilities, but here's what I went with....
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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Grilled Margherita Pizza


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 got a brand new bbq recently so I could spend even more quality time on my patio, and really wanted to try and make a pizza on it. I looked up a few different recipes and got some tips, but sorted most of it out on my own. The result? Excellent, easy and so fresh!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

All of my toppings came from the farmers market, including these awesome heirloom tomatoes. They made the dish even more colourful and each tomato had it's own unique flavour. The mozzarella was a good mozza made from all Canadian milk (avoid anything that says "milk based products" in the ingredients). You can even make the dough at home like I did, and control exactly what goes into it (and use whole wheat flour or gluten free flour if you want)! And obviously sub in some vegan cheese to make it dairy-free (and vegan of course).

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