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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Breakfast Quesadillas

 

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 always like finding tasty uses for lots of leftover black beans. Bonus: These can be frozen and reheated for busy mornings when you don't have much time!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Make it vegan and go with a tofu scramble instead of eggs, and use vegan cheese to bind the quesadilla.

 

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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 - Goma-ae

 

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 I made homemade miso soup the other day, and got a craving for the other appy I get when out for sushi. Goma-ae (or Gomae, it has several spellings).

Basically it's cooked spinach with sesame dressing, and is very easy to pull off. It blows my mind how much spinach wilts when cooked, so if you're making this for a lot of people, I'd be sure to get plenty of those leafy greens.


ALSO! You can crush the sesame seeds with a mortar and pestle, or to save time and energy, use tahini instead!
 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

There aren't many ingredients in this dish, so there's not too much wiggle room, but I will suggest making a bunch of the dressing and keeping it in the fridge, so all you have to do the next time you want it, is cook the spinach!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - *Fresh Prep's: Naan Flatbread Pizza w/ Pesto Ricotta, Tomatoes, w/ Spinach Walnut 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!

We've partnered with Vancouver company Fresh Prep for last week and this one to bring you today's Tasty Tuesday recipe.

How does Fresh Prep work, you might ask? - You just create an account and tell them your taste (meat, veg, fish, gluten or dairy free etc) and delivery preferences when you sign up. Then every week, they deliver you prepped and portioned ingredients for however many meals you’d like along with easy to follow recipe cards for you to cook meals in under 30mins!

I lean towards fish and veggie dishes (if you couldn't already tell via the weekly recipes), so last week I chose a Miso Glazed Salmon dish, and this week I'm featuring a Naan Flatbread with Salad! Check out my photos of the process below and the recipe itself!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Salmon & Lentils


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 used to make this in university for a friend that had stomach issues, the recipe was from a book about IBS that is long gone, but this recipe is so easy to make I memorized it. I enjoy it because it's light but hearty and as you can see, very colourful.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

You can add in more spinach as you like or even chop the salmon and make it into a salad on the go. The recipe requires only a small amount of oil, but you can eliminate it from the lentils if you prefer!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Spinach Hummus for St. Patrick's Day!


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 at the beginning of the Barre Body Fitness Challenge, and each month I'm going to bring you a recipe for breakfast, snack time, lunch, and dinner! This week I also decided to go green for St. Patrick's day on Friday! Hummus is delicious, packed with protein and super easy to make. Throw some spinach in there for all of it's vitamins and you've got an excellent post-workout snack!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Bake your own tortillas so you can control the salt ratio (I used spinach ones to keep it consistent), and you don't have to limit your veggies to just green. Get some rainbow carrots from the farmers market this weekend and brighten it up!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Kiwi, Lime & Avocado Smoothie 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!

New Year, New You continues and I hope you're all still on track with healthy eating plans! I checked out the #barreGOALS board the last time I was in the studio to see what everyone was hoping for and decided to make some recipes based on the 2017 goals. First up was "Eat Greens Everyday!".

Well today's smoothie bowl is DEFINITELY green and you get both fruit and veg out of it, plus whatever healthy toppings you want to add. I made the recipe and was getting full halfway through eating it, so it's enough for two almost. 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There's nothing unhealthy about this recipe, but there can always be more good stuff added. Throw some coconut oil in there if you're feeling it, or blend some chia seeds right into the smoothie. Don't like kiwi? Try mango or more banana, or go with avocado slices if you're not feeling all the fruit. Just keep the greens as the base and you're golden

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Roasted Broccoli 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 really really really just wanted some roasted broccoli this week, I could have eaten it on it's own as a snack, but I decided to wait for dinner and try and make it into a meal...

Was feeling like pasta and I had some leftover brown rice spaghetti on hand so I trolled around the internet for inspiration and after also realizing I had a red pepper in my fridge decided to throw that into the mix too. You can basically make this with any veggies you have lying around, cauliflower, zucchini, you name it.


Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Wilting some spinach into the pasta is a super easy way to get more greens into the dish, you almost don't even need the pasta (you can take it out and have an awesome roast veggie salad or appy dish! The sauce will change slightly but that's okay!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Artichoke & White Bean Dip (*Dairy-Free!*)


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 Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? I get to go home (Ontario) this year, and was thinking about something that I could make as an appetizer, esp. if it's chilly out there like it is here.

I really wanted a warm dip, but everything in my arsenal is usually loaded with cheese or calls for mayo, and when you're about to have a heavy (probably carb-loaded) meal, healthy is probably the way to go.

I looked around my favourite vegan food blogs and found this one at Hot For Food, and this one on Minimalist Baker, and decided to take some elements from each and go for it with my fingers crossed.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

The portion size on this one is rather large, so you can cut it in half if it's a smaller group. Also make sure all your things for dipping are healthy ones. I found rainbow mini carrots at my local health food store, and not only do they make an attractive fixin', they're mega healthy. Also, if going for pita, make sure it's whole wheat, and if you're looking for a gluten-free option, try rice crackers!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Chanterelle Mushrooms with "Green" Risotto


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 love that every time I go to the farmers market there are different mushrooms coming into season. There's a great booth that sells wild, foraged, mushrooms that I adore, and everything I've ever bought from them has tasted just exceptional. These chanterelles were no different, gorgeous colour and varying sizes. I wanted lots of little ones so they could be bite-sized in this dish, but you can chop down bigger ones if you desire. The green tint in the risotto is from fresh greens like parsley, spinach, and tarragon!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

The original recipe that I based this one on called for canola or veg oil for the mushroom sautéing, but I used pure olive oil instead. And of course, I used my frozen, homemade vegetable stock for this. Any bits you have leftover from the mushrooms can go into the freezer for future 'mushroom stock' fixin's!

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