Chickpea and Carrot Fritters

These fritters don’t take much time to prepare and are equally good both hot and cold. They are a unique and tasty way to add more legumes to your diet. The chickpeas give them a nutty taste, while the cheese adds a salty contrast to the sweet carrot.  Continue reading “Chickpea and Carrot Fritters”

Easy Homemade Guacamole

This simple and delicious recipe for guacamole is great as a dip or on a sandwich.  Avocados are a good source of folate, vitamins E, C and B6, potassium, and healthy fats.  Avocados are ripe when they are soft to the touch.

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Chicken Chili, Navy Bean, & Veggie Soup

This is a delicious, hearty bowl of soup packed with great sources of lean protein. This is an easy way to get your serving of beans and legumes. Beans have a low glycemic index, which means they have the unique ability to provide energy over a sustained period of time by being slowly released into your blood stream. This soup can be served with the following toppings: Greek yogurt, salsa, chopped green onions, or shredded cheese.  Continue reading “Chicken Chili, Navy Bean, & Veggie Soup”

Bean, Lentil, & Vegetable Soup

A hearty warming soup that’s perfect for the cold winter season. This recipe can easily be modified into a vegetarian/vegan alternative by substituting the chicken stock with vegetable stock. This soup can accommodate any can of beans you have in the cupboard and is a great source of protein, fibre, iron, and vitamins A and C.

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Grilled Orange Chicken Fingers

Put a healthy spin on chicken fingers with this delicious recipe. The simple, sweet orange glaze for the chicken can be whipped up fast; marinating time is just 15 minutes and the marinade caramelizes deliciously on the grill. Serve this with a spinach salad and baked sweet potato wedges, tossed with herbs and olive oil. Chicken fingers aren’t just for kids!  Continue reading “Grilled Orange Chicken Fingers”

Homemade Healthy Oatmeal Granola Bars

These granola bars are incredibly easy to make, packed with healthy ingredients and most importantly, they taste delicious. They are naturally sweetened with banana and applesauce and contain healthy fats from the seeds. These are a great addition to a simple breakfast of yogurt and fruit or for a quick snack on the go!  Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Oatmeal Granola Bars”

Attainable Nutrition Resolutions: 30 Day Nutrition Challenge to Achieve Success

If you’re like most people, as you approach a 30-Day Health Challenge, you’re making a mental list of all of the amazing changes you want to make to your lifestyle.  Although making grand statements to improve your eating habits is well intentioned, many people “fall off the bandwagon” over time.  Still, research does show that making resolutions to improve yourself is a useful activity.  People who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t. Continue reading “Attainable Nutrition Resolutions: 30 Day Nutrition Challenge to Achieve Success”

Body Fat Percentage Testing in a BOD POD

BODY FAT PERCENTAGE TESTING / BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS

Instead of tying to “lose weight” this January, why not make a better New Years resolution to focus on changing the quality of the weight you carry.  Plain and simple, that means putting effort into losing body fat and gaining lean muscle, instead of tracking a number on the scale.  But how do you measure this new goal to know if your efforts with diet and exercise are successful?  Well, that’s where body composition testing in a BOD POD comes in handy! Continue reading “Body Fat Percentage Testing in a BOD POD”