Chickpeas are a very affordable, versatile source of quality protein and carbohydrate energy. Keep canned chickpeas in the pantry. Open, drain, rinse, then toss into salads, mash with avocado as a sandwich spread or even sprinkle a few on a homemade pizza.
Mustard is a member of the cruciferous family and a versatile flavouring. It is high in the vital mineral selenium that plays an important role in immune health.
Now that the weather is finally improving it is time for BBQing and summer salads! Salads that not only feature all our wonderful summer produce but also are full of lentils, beans, wild rice and whole grains.
Freeze seedless grapes for a delicious low-calorie snack when craving something sweet and cold.
Although lesser known than the citrus fruit family, strawberries, like all berries, are a great source of vitamin C. Load up on berries in the spring and summer, and freeze for a burst of the sunshine vitamin throughout the winter months.
Because this yummy cake makes 18 slices, to minimize the temptation to overindulge and practice mindful eating, freeze half to enjoy at a later date or when impromptu guests pop in.
Repurpose leftovers with a pinch of shredded Monterey Jack cheese as a filling for a delicious quesadilla.
Extra sauce makes a great spread for wraps or a dip for raw vegetables and you can cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. If sauce thickens, add another tablespoon of water.
Easily make this a meal salad by adding canned cannellini beans (drained and rinsed) or your favourite meat. Warm up the leftovers and top with a fried egg for a terrific breakfast.
Sunday’s are made for naps and brunch. We have you covered for one of those with these tasty breakfast recipes! Plus the best part about creating a delicious brunch at home is you don’t need to wait in line.
Eating heart smart? We chose these heart-healthy recipes because they are lower in fat and sodium but still high in taste. Enjoy.
Let us eat cake! Can you remember a birthday party, anniversary, wedding that didn’t include a cake in the festivities? Cake means happy times and celebration.
Lentils are economical, and a fantastic source of plant protein. Protein is important for maintaining muscle mass. Lentils can be cooked in large batches, frozen in 1 cup quantities, and added to a variety of dishes including soups, stews and pasta sauces.
Grind whole flax seeds in small batches using a coffee bean grinder for best results. Measure flax for recipe after grinding.
This pizza dough can be frozen for up to two weeks. Freeze after kneading. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
The variations and additions to make it your own are nearly endless. Try adding your favourite nuts, seeds, grains or dried fruits.
Try meal prepping for the week ahead with this meal. Package the crispy tofu noodle bowl into 4 separate food storage containers to enjoy for a quick grab-and-go lunch.
Preparing homemade pumpkin purée is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. They can seed, scoop out the flesh, and help purée and flavour the seeds for roasting.
Try making a smoothie bowl by adding an extra tablespoon of oats and allowing to sit in the fridge overnight. Top with your favourite fruits and nuts.
Check out these 5 winter meal ideas that will warm you during our cold winter evenings. Download the recipe list and you will be ready to shop once for the a week full of supper ideas.