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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 - Chilled Beet 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!

 

The warmer it gets the colder I like my salads, and sometimes lettuce doesn't cut it.

This beet salad is refreshing, easy to make and super colourful! Make a large version of this by doubling or tripling the recipe and it'd be great for a bbq side salad!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Swap the goat cheese for vegan goat cheese or just skip in general, the flavours in the salad alone are amazing.

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Veggie Chili


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!

How is it November? How is it so dark and cold? And to make matters worse, it's Daylight Savings on Sunday. While we get an extra hour of sleep, I'm not looking forward to the 4:30pm sunsets.
That's it...I need chili.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

More beans! Different kinds! Use veggie ground if you want to mimic meat. Top it with avocado instead of sour cream. Throw some carrots and celery in there if you're feeling crazy. Load it up with the good stuff, it's hard to go wrong. If you're putting it on rice, make sure it's brown rice!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Corn Stuffed Tomatoes


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!

Did you cook a LOT of corn for other recipes and freeze a bunch like I did? Good call. Now take some of it out of the freezer, grab some of the late harvest tomatoes at the farmers market and make this super easy, delicious and healthy meal for yourself, or for a fancy dinner party! Works as an appy (depending on the tomato sizes) or a main dish.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

You can put a variety of toppings on top of the tomatoes when they are ready to be served, I chose a nut-based goat cheese, which is a tasty vegan & dairy free option. Feel free to sprinkle with nuts, or a bit of nutritional yeast, just keep it healthy!

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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 - Vegan Shepherd's Pie


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!

Did you know that turnips are in season. I know, I know...it took me a while to decide what kind of recipe to put them in, as it's not exactly a go-to veggie at the grocery store! But turnips have a lot of health benefits, and with this wacky winter weather (warm, COLD, rain, snow?!, sun!), having something hearty, nutritious, and shareable like a shepherd's pie sounded like just the trick. Also this couldn't be easier to make, and it'd vegan!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

All the vegetables in this recipe, from start to finish can be raw, fresh ingredients. No need for packaged foods or canned. If you have things like frozen corn or peas from the summer, feel free to add them in! And as always, use that frozen vegetable stock from the freezer - so handy!

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Dine Out Vancouver - Our Picks for Zend!



Last 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.


Zend Conscious Lounge
Yaletown
Price Point: $30

Vegetarian Options Offered: Yes
Vegan Options Offered: Yes
Gluten Free Options Offered: Yes


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Dine Out Vancouver - Our Picks for Forage



Last 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.

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Forage

West End
Price Point: $30

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

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Dine Out Vancouver - Our Picks for Juniper!


Last 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.

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Juniper
Chinatown
Price Point: $40

Vegetarian Options Offered: Yes
Vegan Options Offered: Yes
Gluten Free Options Offered: Yes

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Dine Out Vancouver - Our Picks for ORU!

 

Last 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.

 

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First up is ORU Restaurant
Coal Harbour
Price Point: $40

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

 

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