Greek Quinoa Salad

Ingredients (Serves 4-6)   1.5 cup COOKED red/white quinoa 1 large cucumber, peeled, chopped/diced 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup black olives 1 small red onion, chopped/diced finely 1/3 cup crumbed feta (add more if you are a feta lover!) Pinch ground pepper 1 tsp lemon juice Add FarmBoys Greek dressing to taste. Directions: 1.Continue reading “Greek Quinoa Salad”

Quick & Easy Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

Serves 2: Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1/4 tsp garlic salt Pinch ground sea salt Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375F 2. Poke fork holes in the potato. Microwave the sweet potato to soften it for 4 minutes onContinue reading “Quick & Easy Spiced Sweet Potato Fries”

Kale Sweet Potato Chicken Soup

Ingredients: 1 package lean ground chicken 1 carton Campbell’s chicken broth 1 carton of water 3 garlic cloves 1 red onion, chopped 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped/diced 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed/drained 1 large carrot, chopped 1/2 small white onion, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 tbsp parmesan cheese 1 tsp basil 1 tsp italian 5Continue reading “Kale Sweet Potato Chicken Soup”

Banana Nut Granola

Ingredients: 1 banana, mashed 1.5 cup large flake oats 1/2 cup mixed nuts of choice 1.5 tbsp peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp raw sugar 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1/4 tsp cinnamon Add raisins and banana chips as desired. I got my banana chips from Sunripe in London. Directions:Continue reading “Banana Nut Granola”

Kale-Crust Mini Pizzas (Gluten-Free & Nut Free)

I came up with this yesterday as I was looking for an appetizer recipe yesterday! I think I might like the kale crust more than the cauliflower crust pizza!!! Kale has such a mild taste.. you hardly even know that it is in there…except for the green color 😉 This takes the quilt out ofContinue reading “Kale-Crust Mini Pizzas (Gluten-Free & Nut Free)”

Nutz for Nuts!

Nuts and seeds are a great way to increase fibre and protein in your diet. Nuts are a source of unsaturated fat which, plays a role in heart health and prevention of heart diseases. I tend to carry ~1/4 cup of nuts/trail mix on me throughout my work day. They are a great snack to curbContinue reading “Nutz for Nuts!”

Egg White vs. Whole Egg Omelette

My favourite breakfast, lunch, or sometimes dinner.. is eggs!! (Breakfast for dinner is the best). So.. when making an omelette when do you choose to use only egg whites or use whole eggs? Here’s what I do!  When to choose egg whites: Choose egg whites especially when eating out if it’s an option. Restaurants tendContinue reading “Egg White vs. Whole Egg Omelette”

Roasted Chickpeas – An Easy…and Healthy Snack!

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained Ground sea salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 400F. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. In a bowl, mix the chickpeas with the olive oil to coat them. Pour chickpeas onto a baking sheet lined with tin foil Add ground sea salt evenlyContinue reading “Roasted Chickpeas – An Easy…and Healthy Snack!”

Brown Rice “Pita Bread” (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

Ingredients (makes 3 pitas):  1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (I used OneDegree Foods Brown Rice Flour) 1/2 cup egg whites 1 whole egg 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup water 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 garlic salt 1 tsp cumin 1/2Continue reading “Brown Rice “Pita Bread” (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)”

Ground Chicken Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 1 container lean ground chicken 2 cans diced tomatoes 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped mushrooms 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 tsp garlic salt 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp parsley 1/2 tsp basil 1/2 tsp italian seasoning 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2Continue reading “Ground Chicken Tomato Sauce”