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Smoothies can be a great quick and easy meal on the go, but without a good source of protein, they can leave you feeling hungry 30 minutes later. I often use Greek yogurt for that very reason, but recently I've had a lot of clients looking for a vegan protein option, so I got to testing.
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A lot of you have expressed wanting to include more plant based eating as part of your nutrition goals. For many of you, this doesn't necessarily mean going 100% vegan or vegetarian, but just including more plants altogether. In line with that, this recipe is not vegetarian, but likely includes a lot less meat that you would typically include and way more veggies, without sacrificing the flavor or satisfaction of the dish.
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Now that Halloween is behind us and the colder weather has settled in, it's the perfect time to dig in to some healthier eats to boost your immune system (and pace yourself before the holiday party invitations start arriving.) Mealtime is a great opportunity to stock up on your vitamins and nutrients. So we've put together a list of recipes that will help you get a healthy boost while enjoying a delicious meal or snack.
Healthy foods shouldn't be complicated and knowing how to prepare the plethora of nutritious grains, organic produce, and essential fats you just purchased at the grocery store can be the difference between wanting to eat better and actually doing it.
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I love a good one-pot meal. The hands-on time is minimal and then you get to kick back and relax, or knock a couple of things off of your to-do list while your dinner simmers away and your house fills with delicious aromas. Bonus -- not only is the prep super easy, but so is your cleanup! One pot and done.
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Don't be fooled by this meal's fancy name. It can be whipped together in under 10 minutes, so you can have it anytime you feel like just treating yourself for a nice breakfast. I also love to make this for guests. The combo of ingredients is a bit unexpected but it always gets rave reviews!
This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal (let it simmer away, ready for you after a long day at work) or for a dinner party with friends. I like to set out a bunch of different salsas and toppings to make it a fun "make-your-own" event.
I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to try this out. I wasn't totally confident it was going to turn out but I was pleasantly surprised! It holds together well and gives you a nice thin base to top however you please. I would avoid piling the toppings too high on this one as it isn't quite as durable as a regular grain based crust.
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One thing I love about kale salads is that you can make a big batch to have for leftovers, and even dress it and the leaves won't go soggy. The leaves are much tougher than other greens, so I actually often like kale salads even better in the following days once the dressing has really soaked in and marinated the leaves.
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Over the past few years, the terms 'organic' and 'sustainable' have become buzzwords for health. But these words go beyond a person's health. Supporting local organic food and farming can help revitalize the economy. Community-based agriculture has the potential to create jobs and develop small businesses. Encouraging locals to stay healthy is the side job.
March is Nutrition Month! Make small changes each week that will better your health.
Is it just me or does food just seem to taste better when it's in a bowl? You've probably been seeing these bowls everywhere, and for good reason. There's actually a definition in the urban dictionary...
This pasta is as delicious as it is beautiful. You get to enjoy the goodness of a comforting pasta dish with all of the plant powered benefits of a salad. This dish is packed with antioxidants including vitamins A and C to keep your body and skin glowing from the inside out.
Follow these simple tips for organized, efficient and stress-free meal prep. It will set you up for a variety of delicious and nutritious meals without investing all of your precious time and energy.
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Meal prep is the practice of preparing a week's worth of meals (usually lunch or dinner or both!) in advance. Health food blogs and Instagram feeds have been buzzing about this trend, sharing tips and advice for creating the ultimate meal prep menus.
With a little prep and creativity, healthy and filling meals can be made every weeknight! Shopping for the week, planning your meals in advance and cooking ahead of time are ways to help get healthy weeknight meals made.
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Ask any parent and they will say making lunches is one of the most dreaded parts of the day. Being creative and offering healthy options their kids will actually eat is a challenge we all face during the school year. I've learned to avoid the dread by keeping my fridge and pantry well stocked and following these easy tips for creating healthy lunches kids will actually eat.
Dubbed as an urban oasis, Chef Mark McEwan has taken his six years of knowledge from running his first McEwan food store in the Shops at Don Mills and utilized it to plant roots at his newest location in the heart of the financial district, the Toronto-Dominion Centre PATH.
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We all know the list of those foods that are harmful to our children's health. We refer to them as "junk" food. This is a battle most families fight living in today's fast food environment....
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Something that takes meal planning to the next level is portioning out the recipes into Tupperware as soon as it's cooked. This may require a slight Tupperware investment, but actually kills two birds with one stone. You will save time in the morning as your lunches are ready to go, and even better, you will be far less likely to put too much food on your plate as you've already portioned out your meals.
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This week's meal is colourful, beautifully presented, and is nutritionally balanced. I'm presenting a food platter with a beet and carrot slaw over a leafy green salad - using the beet greens and an avocado dressing - with a quick homemade hummus and whole grain tortillas to dip.
Like many other families out there, our household is a busy one, between work, school, camp, domestic duties, social engagements, and life. Although we try to cook at home most nights, we do go the takeout route when things are particularly hectic.
I travel a lot, both professionally and personally, and although it is definitely more challenging to eat healthy on the road, it is far from impossible. At the end of the day it comes down to what is more important for you: your unique health and lifestyle goals, or saving a few minutes and just taking what society lays out for you. Here are some tips to help you execute your nutritional plan, regardless of your schedule.
You just worked your butt off at the gym completing an awesome circuit including both cardio and weights and you feel awesome! This is how your body builds strength over time. So now you need to give them fuel to repair properly. Good stuff so they can get what they need in order to repair fast.
Put away the broccoli, tuck that quinoa in the pantry, and don't even look at those apples -- scientists have come up with the healthiest meal in the world, and the menu looks pretty darn tasty. Emplo...