Saturday, 28 December 2013

Carrot & Zucchini Loaf

Since I've recently found a love for zucchinis, I wanted to give this classic recipe a try. I wasn't in the mood for experimenting with baking so I decided to look for a Carrot & Zucchini Loaf recipe on the internet. I fell upon this recipe on Joyful Healthy Eats and it is perfect! This is a great way to hide vegetable for those picky eaters out there! I accidentally added two tablespoons of cinnamon instead of 2 teaspoons and let me tell you, it was delicious! This loaf was moist and had a nice sweet spice to it. Perfect to share over the holidays.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Monday, 23 December 2013

Baked Tomato Frittatas

This next breakfast is high in protein and is gluten-free! Perfect for those avoiding carbs and ideal for those looking for a filling, healthy breakfast to start the day.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Beet, Goat Cheese & Clementine Spinach Salad

We hope everyone's enjoying their holidays! Take a break from the high-fat food and give this Beet, Goat Cheese & Clementine Spinach Salad a try! This salad makes for a perfect light lunch before devouring a holiday dinner. 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Avocado, Bruchetta & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Hello all and sorry for the lack of posts in the past weeks. Decided to take a little break during exam time. Now that we're home for the holidays, we will resume posting frequent new healthy recipes for you all. 

This next recipe incorporates one of our favourite ingredients: Avocados! This Avocado, Bruchetta & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken is moist and full of fresh flavours. Plus, the red and green ingredients make this a festive dish for the holidays.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Ham & Cheese Spaghetti Squash Casserole

A dish that I always look forward to having during the holidays is a delicious and cheesy hash brown casserole. This dish is a family favorite during gatherings however, it is very fatty and high in calories. This Ham & Cheese Spaghetti Squash Casserole is my healthy take on this dish while keeping the delicious cheesy flavor!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Greek Chickpea Salad

A great recipe to prep for the week, this Greek Chickpea salad is quick to make and is perfect for lunch or a side dish! 

Friday, 6 December 2013

Personal Sized Cold Veggie Pizza with Homemade Crust

Here's a recipe that was inspired by Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth's Personal Pan Pizza. We modified the original recipe and decided to make a Personal Sized Cold Veggie Pizza. At only 200 calories per serving, this cold pizza can be used for lunch or as an  appetizer. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Breakfast Banana Split with Homemade Granola

If you have a little extra time in the morning, you should skip your typical fruit & yogurt combo and give this Breakfast Banana Split with Homemade Granola a try!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey, Feta & Spinach Meatballs and Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

It's well known that spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta. Mixed with my Turkey, Feta & Spinach Meatballs and my Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce, this dish makes a great healthy alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatballs. 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Bean, Turkey & Ranch Stuffed Peppers

This next recipe is one of my classics! This is my go to recipe when I want something filling, loaded with veggies and low cal. Every time I make this for someone, they always ask for the recipe, so here it is: my Bean, Turkey & Ranch Stuffed Peppers!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Shrimp & Veggie Stir-Fry

The key to a low-cal hearty stir-fry is adding lots of veggies! This next recipe is filled with protein, fiber and veggies and all for under 300 calories. 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Roasted Carrot & Basil Soup

Another delicious creamy soup is on the menu for today! This soup is easy to make and sure to be a great side for a delicious healthy lunch.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Sweet Potato Rosti with Poached Egg & Fresh Spinach Purée

Spice up your boring breakfast by giving this Sweet Potato Rosti with Poached Egg & Fresh Spinach Purée a try!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Roasted Garlic Parmesan & Lemon Chickpeas

Looking for a salty, crunchy treat? Then you should try these Roasted Garlic Parmesan & Lemon Chickpeas. Roasting the chickpeas gives them an amazing crunch! Combined with parmesan cheese, garlic and lemon, these crunchy chickpeas are sure to leave you wanting more. 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Pasta-Free Zucchini Chicken Fettuccine with Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

I have found a new love for zucchinis! They're so versatile and make an awesome substitute to pasta. I love me some Fettuccine Alfredo, but all that pasta and creamy sauce makes me feel sluggish after. This modified version of the classic dish is sure to satisfy while being gluten-free and filled with veggies! Definitely give this a try! You can also use the Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce on your regular pasta or substitute the pasta in any dish for these zucchini noodles. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Cauliflower Cheese Bites

Do you love cheese bread but hate the calories and fat that come with it? Well this may be the recipe for you! These Cauliflower Cheese Bites are cheesy and doughy, and all without using any flour! This recipe was adapted from Blogilates.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Pasta-Free Turkey & Zucchini Lasagna

This is a great alternative to a classic meat lasagna recipe. Using zucchini to replace the pasta noodles reduces the caloric intake immensely; one lasagna noodle is approximately 70 calories where as a whole medium zucchini is only 33 calories. 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Asparagus Soup

Another great soup for you with yet another green veggie: Asparagus! This soup is extremely easy to make, low in calorie, and only has a few ingredients. It's a great way to get your veggies in, plus it makes a good side to Chloé's Opened Face Vegetarian Sandwich.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Mushroom, Spinach & Turkey Bacon Stuffed Zucchini Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

This is the most delicious way to eat your daily vegetable requirement! Per serving, this dish includes one whole zucchini, a whole large tomato, two cups of spinach and a cup of mushrooms! This dish will definitely surprise you, it tastes like a cheat meal…but it isn’t, WIN!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Ranch Dip

Here's a recipe that can give the restaurant version a run for its money: Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Ranch Dip. The avocados compliment the sweet potatoes so well and together make one great tasting dish! This will surely satisfy your craving for fries!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Healthy Chicken & Veggie Quesadilla

Who doesn't love a quesadilla? And if made with the right blend of  ingredients, you can get loads of veggies in your dish and still enjoy that classic quesadilla flavor. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Lean Turkey Chili

There's nothing better than wearing cozy pjs, cuddling up on the couch and watching a movie while eating a nice warm bowl of chili. Chili reminds me of winter and the Super Bowl and is a perfect meal to make for a crowd of people. Today, I'm sharing with you mine and my sisters recipe for our Lean Turkey Chili. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Bruchetta Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Portobello mushrooms are versatile and make anything taste delicious. My favorite way to cook them is by using them as a "crust" or base for a pizza. For this recipe, I use my Fresh Homemade Salsa to add a special kick of flavor. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Apple Cranberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Who doesn't love a soft, warm, moist muffin? These Apple Cranberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins are sure to do just that, plus be a little friendlier on your waist line! Low in calories and sugar, this makes for a perfect snack, dessert or side to your typical breakfast. 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup

Here’s another creamy soup to warm you up on those cold days. This recipe is entirely made of vegetables! A great way to get some veggies into your day.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Skinny Avocado Mac & Cheese

Mac and Cheese has taken a twist! Modify the traditional creamy sauce with avocado. Still provides the creamy texture but uses a healthier alternative which adds more nutrients to the dish. This leaves the dish tasting fresh, creamy and cheesy! Recipe was adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Apple Butter Strawberry Banana Crêpes

Perfect for breakfast or dessert, this fruit crepe is sure to be a hit. You can use the crepe base and change up the filling to make this dish either savoury or sweet! Stay tuned for future savoury crepe recipes!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Tuna Avocado Salad Sandwich

It's no secret, I love avocados! This next recipe is a perfect example of this: Tuna Avocado Salad Sandwich. I switched out my regular mayo for avocado to create this delicious sandwich! 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Pineapple BBQ Pork Chops

Add a kick to your pork chops with pineapple! This recipe combines fresh pineapple, red onion and cilantro to create the perfect blend of fresh ingredients to this savory dish. 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Healthy Creamy Kale & Sweet Potato Soup

Ok, this next recipe is AMAZING! Definitely wasn't expecting it to turn out this great when I made it right before my class today. Filled with superfoods such as kale and sweet potatoes, this is a guilt free, healthy, creamy soup that will take you under 20 minutes to make. Perfect for those cold days!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Kale, Mushroom, Ricotta, Turkey Bacon & Red Wine Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spice up your boring chicken breast with this Kale, Mushroom, Ricotta, Turkey Bacon & Red Wine Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe. This is sure to become a favorite!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Healthy Microwave Potato Chips

Are you a fan of chips? If so, you NEED to try these Healthy Microwave Potato Chips! So easy and quick to make, plus it's so much healthier than your store bought version. These chips are crunchy, salty and taste like they're kettle cooked. You definitely need to try them! .... Go, now. Your life will be changed forever. 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Healthy Breakfast Burrito

Full of flavor, this is a great healthy alternative to your typical fast food breakfast burrito. 

Baked Banana & Egg Pancakes

This recipe is all over Pinterest! If you've never heard of it before, it's a healthier alternative to your regular pancake... all you need is a banana and an egg! 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Quinoa Cabbage Roll Casserole

A spin on your traditional Cabbage Roll Casserole, this recipe substitutes rice for quinoa! I love quinoa and try to use it in everything!! This recipe also uses extra lean ground chicken which makes it lower in calories and fat than the traditional dish.

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Skip your typical store bought salsa! This Fresh Homemade Salsa recipe is extremely easy to make and tastes great with chips, on a toasted baguette or as a garnish, adding a fresh kick to your meals.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Bocconcini & Tomato Spinach Salad with Dill Balsamic Vinaigrette

This salad makes for an excellent lunch or side dish. This recipe makes 1 individual portion or 2 side servings. 

Maple Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

I was in the mood for oatmeal this morning but wanted to use up stuff I already had in the fridge. So I decided to make this Maple Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowl! It has a similar taste to oatmeal but uses quinoa as the base instead of oats. 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake

Here's another pumpkin recipe for you: Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake. I found this recipe on Healthy Recipes and fell in love! Super easy to make and after a few modifications to the original recipe, each cheesecake comes up to just under 100 calories! Guilt free and delicious!

Veggie & Egg White Quiche with Hashbrown Crust

This is a great take on your classic pastry crust quiche. This Veggie & Egg White Quiche with Hashbrown Crust combines two breakfast favorites into one great dish. This crispy potato crust is easy to make and a better alternative to pie crust. 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Healthy Creamy Avocado Shrimp Pasta

One word can be used to describe this dish: FRESH! After the first bite, I'm sure that will be your first thought. The mix of avocado and fresh lemon in this creamy pasta dish creates the most amazing blend of flavors. This creamy avocado sauce was inspired by this recipe. This sauce can be used in many different dishes but I personally love it combined with shrimp.

Pumpkin French Toast

Just in time for Halloween, these Pumpkin French Toasts are filled with fall flavors. Made as a breakfast or dessert, it's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Balsamic Broccoli and Chicken Dijon with Quinoa

Here's my dinner for tonight: Balsamic Broccoli and Chicken Dijon with Quinoa. You'll be seeing lots of recipes with quinoa in the next few days since I cooked a whole box full earlier today. This meal may not be a looker, but I assure you that it tastes amazing! The balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard really compliment each other well.

Mediterranean Quinoa Bites

Delicious as an appetizer or lunch, these Mediterranean Quinoa Bites are packed with nutritious ingredients and flavor. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

Tired of your basic steamed vegetable side dish? Here's a great alternative: Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes". So creamy and delicious, you'll forget that it's entirely made of cauliflower! 

Open Faced Avocado and Poached Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Hungry for a breakfast sandwich? This is the perfect healthier alternative. Filled with protein and healthy fats, it will satisfy your morning hunger and keep you full for your morning activities!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Healthy Pesto Ricotta Shrimp Pasta

Here’s a great dinner or lunch recipe for you: my Pesto Ricotta Shrimp Pasta. This dish is filled with veggies, shrimp and creamy pesto goodness. It’s definitely my go to meal! At around 290 calories per serving, this is undeniably a guilt-free pasta dish.