Recipe Tag: dinner

Bison Bites

Basil Bison Bites

Hosting or going to a party and looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional bite-sized meatball? Here is the perfect recipe with more nutrients than lean ground beef–lean Bison meat is a healthy source of protein, with less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. It contains higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which are important in fighting chronic inflammation.

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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

Chicken, Apple, Yicama Rice Wrps

Crunchy Jicama Apple Chicken Rice Wraps

A refreshing heart healthy lunch wrap with an extra crunch of nutrition.

Have you tried Jicama? A root vegetable that resembles a large potato with a mild flavor – when eaten raw, it has a nice crisp texture, adding a crunch of fibre that contributes to lower cholesterol levels, controls blood sugar and aids in weight loss. Along with vitamin C, folic acid and a moderately good source of Potassium which is important for fluid balance and blood pressure control. Then there is the benefit of adding a healthy fat found in avocados, antioxidants in walnuts, and anti-inflammatory cilantro. Plus, we all know this crisp crunch and what they say about having  "An apple a day..." – especially our local BC Ambrosia apple.

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Farro Salad with Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette

Ancient grains are great for satiating appetite thus reducing the chance of blood sugar spikes, which can lead to potential weight loss for some individuals.

They are also high in fibre which may lead to a healthier digestive tract by being more regular.

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

Brown Rice Chicken Congee

Brown Rice Shitake Mushroom Chicken Congee

This congee is a savory rice porridge that can be thin or thick, it is up to you. Known as a medicinal porridge served for centuries in East Indian and Chinese homes to promote good health and strong digestion. A traditional breakfast dish that can be made for dinner as it is both hearty and satisfying. It is very good for individuals with mild digestive issues, a simple grain cooked in a broth with kombu is easily digested and assimilated–does not require a lot of digestive breakdown by the body.

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

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Butternut Squash and Sprouted Brown Rice Soup

Do you know the top 3 types of foods that can help you manage your weight?

This nutrient-rich soup has all 3 of these ingredients from thermogenic to anti-inflammatory and blood sugar balancing. Incorporate foods such as ginger, garlic, onions, and spices to rev-up your metabolism–these also have anti-inflammatory and blood sugar balancing properties. In addition to pumpkin seeds and the powerhouse turmeric (curcumin) combined with black pepper and more...

For a detailed list of weight management foods you should incorporate into your daily routine download our Weight Management App Today!

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Festive Chickpea Tart

This tart takes center stage at holiday dinners, with its combination of chickpeas, spinach, crunchy walnuts, and savory seasonings.

It’s a family and reader favorite!

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Turkey Barley Kale Mushroom soup

Turkey Barley Kale and Mushroom Soup

This is a great comforting and hearty leftover holiday soup. It is also perfect for those cold rainy winter nights and has immune boosting properties that we are looking for as we head into the flu season. From turkey which is rich in zinc, critical for a healthily immune system – to the superstar mushroom which contains polysaccharides believed to have immune-boosting ability.

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