Cuisine: Vegetarian

You abstain from meat but may choose to enjoy fish, eggs or dairy products depending on your preferences or food allergies/intolerances.

Watermelon, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad

This nutritious salad is very refreshing on a hot day and great for a easy lunch or even a quick dinner.

In addition, watermelon and tomatoes have a high content of antioxidants particularly lycopene (red pigment in red fruits and vegetables) which has protective properties that can reduce risk prostate cancer and heart disease.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

Cabbage, Apple & Fennel Salad with Chickpeas

A quick and easy salad that is magnesium-rich and digestive friendly. Makes for a great lunch salad or serve with main dish as a side.

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Roasted Cauliflower Parsnip Soup

This soup is a great light dinner on a cool evening. It is suitable for special diets such as vegan, paleo, gluten free and people with dairy allergies. In addition, cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin K, which acts as a direct regulator of our inflammatory response. Parsnips shine as a fiber source. They're high in soluble fiber, the type that helps lower cholesterol and keep blood sugar on an even keel.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

Organic Beet & Fennel Salad with Almond Ricotta

Beets, frequently consumed either pickled or in borscht, the traditional Russian soup. These colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrient compounds and are a good source of folate, also called vitamin B-9. Folate plays an important role in optimal emotional and mental health. Fennel is known to reduce inflammation with it's very important nutrient called Choline, which helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Fennel is also a great digestive aid.

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Cauliflower & Pomegranate Salad

A recipe from our Weight Management App that is loaded with many minerals, vitamins and is a thermogenic (metabolism-boosting) powerhouse. Cauliflower is an excellent source of thermogenic vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and even contains some choline. However, it's the sulfur compound called indole-3-carbinol (i3C) that gives cauliflower its thermogenic effects. Pomegranate contains many minerals and vitamins including potassium, magnesium, folate and a good dose of thermogenic vitamin C. Eating pomegranate fruit whole rather than in juice form, is most beneficial for weight loss.

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Balancing Red Lentil & Beet Soup

This hearty soup is not only a feast for the eyes, but also a delicious way to stay on track with your weight management goals. Chock full of anti-inflammatory, blood sugar balancing and thermogenic foods, this one pot meal will leave you feeling satiated and curb those cravings to raid the pantry after dinner.

Lawren MonetaBy Lawren Moneta

Black Bean Quinoa Sliders and Tahini Sauce

These quinoa sliders are filled with foods that help stabilize blood sugar. This is a great use for leftover quinoa and the sliders last for several days in the refrigerator. I like to make them at the start of the week to have on hand as an addition to green salads to boost protein, healthy fat & fibre.

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef

Spinach Brown Rice Risotto

Who doesn't love Spinach Risotto? Swap out the white risotto rice with brown rice and add in a few healthy fats and enjoy. Brown rice is an excellent source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, protein, and even esstential fatty acids–all important for blood sugar! Add in the walnuts for some vitamin E and essential Omega-3, these two antioxidants maximize walnuts' ability to reduce inflammation.

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