• Nutrition,  Recipes

    SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILI

    SERVINGS My favorite winter vegetable is butternut squash. It’s got a great texture, a sweet taste, and is pretty versatile. You can eat it roasted in salads (with amazing warm apple cider vinaigrette), pasta, soup… Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. Lately, I’ve been enjoying it in this veggie packed sweet and flavourful Butternut Squash Chili servings: 8 SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILI PREP TIME: 15 MINS COOK TIME: 4 HRS TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS 15 MINS AUTHOR: GARNISH & GLAZE INGREDIENTS…

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    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Protein Bars (gluten, dairy, nut and egg free) Great Bear Paws substitute

    A healthy kid-friendly snack that is high in protein and doesn’t use any weird protein powders! Instead, these are packed with fruits, veggies and all sorts of nutritious ingredients! When it comes to choosing a healthy snack for your kiddos, I’m guessing that something with chocolate chips wouldn’t be the first thing you reach for. But today, let me sway your mind with these zucchini chocolate chip protein bars. Not only do they taste like dessert (so you know your…

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    Protein Packed Chia Crunch

    The nutritional food, chia seeds offer protein and omega 3 fatty acids to this breakfast dish. You can easily cook a huge pot of quinoa for the week and use it as a side dish, salad or breakfast! INGREDIENTS SERVES 1 1/3 cup cooked quinoa 3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt 2 tsp chia seeds DIRECTIONS Mix together quinoa with Greek yogurt and chia seeds. credit:livestrong.com

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    Back to school Bento Box Ideas

    Time to say goodbye to summer. It’s been a spectacular summer of hot beach days, campfires, and clear skies. The back-to-school time can seem dreadful if you’re a parent. I used to count how many more lunches I have to make before holiday breaks, not how many more sleeps! A Cornel study found that kids prefer meals with six different colours and seven different food items. That sounds like a lot. But with the Japanese-style bento box, you can be…

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    Easy BBQ Tofu

    This is so simple. Just pan fry pressed tofu until crispy and then coat it in your favourite BBQ sauce. By the way, BBQ tofu is also great served in a sandwich or wrap. Yield: about 3 servings Ingredients: 1 package organic firm tofu 1 tbsp high heat safe oil (coconut oil) Herbamare/sea salt and pepper, for seasoning Garlic powder, for seasoning 1/4 cup of your favourite BBQ sauce, plus more for serving if desired. 1. Press tofu for at…