Friday, 31 January 2014

Black Bean Brownies

I've heard of black bean brownies before and had always been intrigued. I was craving something chocolaty so I decided to search up some recipes. I wasn't successful in finding a recipe that I loved since most contained refined sugar and oil. So I decided to experiment and create my own recipe. These brownies have no flour, no refined sugar and no oil. They have a fudgy taste and are definitely a great substitute to high fat and high sugar brownies. At only 100 calories a piece, these brownies make for a perfect guilt-free treat.  

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Zucchini & Egg Breakfast Bake

Make these Zucchini & Egg Breakfast Bakes on Sunday night and have your breakfasts ready for the week. They taste even better the second day!! We found a Flourless Zucchini Pie  recipe by Detoxinista and just had to give it a try! We slightly modified the recipe by adding one of our favourite ingredients (turkey bacon!) and making individual portions. 

Monday, 27 January 2014

Grilled Ricotta & Sun Dried Tomato Zucchini Roll-Ups

Appetizers often leave you so full, that you can't even enjoy the main meal. A perfect start to any meal, these Grilled Ricotta & Sundried Tomato Zucchini Roll-Ups are light, healthy and delicious. 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Sweet & Salty Chewy Nut Bars

Have you ever tried a Lärabar? They're bars made with dates and a combination of various different fruits and nuts. The simple ingredient list made us think that these delicious bars can be easily recreated. Using dates, cashews, almonds, sea salt and dark chocolate, we created these Sweet & Salty Chewy Nut Bars. Eat them after a workout, as a pick me up during the day, or as a dessert.  

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken with Red Potatoes

We love potatoes and are always looking to incorporate them in healthy dishes. This next recipe does just that by infusing the fresh taste of lemon and rosemary in this chicken and potato dish. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup

It's a cold one out there today folks! Cold weather always makes me crave one thing: a warm and creamy soup. This Healthy Cream of Mushroom Soup is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. The only ingredients are vegetables!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Chocolate Coconut Steel Cut Oats

If you have a little extra time in the morning, you should give this next recipe a try. This chocolate coconut steel cut oats recipe is so delicious, it tastes just like dessert!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Personal Size Mediterranean Pizza with Couscous Crust

Today was one of those days where pizza was constantly on my mind! After my 5:30 class, all I wanted was to get home and make a delicious pizza. Now, that would’ve been fantastic if we didn’t already have leftover cooked couscous.  I always find it difficult cooking something new knowing that I have leftovers sitting in the fridge, waiting to be used up. Since I was in desperate need of a pizza (only a slight exaggeration), I decided to attempt making a pizza crust with the couscous that I had. I was expecting the dough to turn out like my quinoa flax crackers however, since couscous is much less dense and fluffier; the dough was more like a humus consistency. Nevertheless, I pushed forward and the pizza turned out amazing!


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sub

Today we have a hearty and guilt-free recipe for you all! This Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sub is full of lean protein, veggies, and good carbs. Perfectly balanced and perfectly delicious! 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffles

If you are a fan of PB&J sandwiches, this is the dish to try! These peanut butter and oat waffles topped with fresh berry puree are sure to satisfy and give you lots of energy to take on the day ahead. 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Healthy Cheesy Quinoa Flax Crackers

I had some leftover quinoa in the fridge and decided to get creative in the kitchen! I wanted to make a recipe utilizing my leftovers but also trying to incorporate my recent discovery and purchase of nutritional yeast. I was very surprised by how delicious these crispy crackers turned out and how incredibly healthy they are. Adding nutritional yeast is optional, the crackers would still taste great without it (not your typical pantry ingredient, but you should give it a try!) however, it gives the crackers a wonderful subtle cheesy flavour without the use of any cheese which is fantastic. 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Refried Bean & Veggie Lettuce Wrap

Trying to cut down on the bread intake this year? Eat gluten-free or vegetarian? If so, then you should give this next recipe a try! Delicious and nutritious, this is a healthy take on a bean burrito or wrap. 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Vegan & Gluten-Free Cashew Mac & Cheese

We love Mac & Cheese! After seeing vegan recipes floating around the internet, we were intrigued by the use of cashews and nutritional yeast to create a creamy cheese sauce. After finding a base recipe from Detoxinista, we tried it out and put our own spin on it to create this Vegan & Gluten-Free Cashew Mac & Cheese. In our opinion, it does have a creamy cheese flavor but, not the same cheesy taste as the traditional dish. This dish is extremely delicious, creamy and full of flavor. It is healthy and contains many nutritious ingredients that aren't in regular mac & cheese. Try it out for yourself!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Once you try this sauce, you will never go back to the canned store bought version! This Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce is only made with a few ingredients but is filled with flavour and will transform any meal. When tomatoes are on sale at the grocery store, buy a bunch, make lots of tomato sauce and can it so you will always have some ready at hand.