I made this Mango Black Bean salad last year, when I started this blog. But old pictures didn’t do this salad’s justice. So, I’m bringing back life to an “old” recipe as hot summer days are perfect for making this completely vegetarian, vegan and gluten free salad. Rich in protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and fiber this Clean Mango Black Bean Salad will keep you satisfied for hours. And guess what, it’s so juicy I even skipped the olive oil. Just use freshly squeezed lime juice instead of…
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I live in a blueberry country, so we eat a lot of blueberries. New studies show that freezing doesn’t damage their delicate anthocyanin antioxidants, so I freeze blueberries in vacuum sealed Ziploc bags. In winter we just eat them plain frozen. Blueberries are awesome and are considered a superfood! Full of antioxidants more than any other fresh fruit. They boost up your immune system and prevent infections. Blueberries keep you young, prevent belly fat and help dissolve “bad” cholesterol.
When the weather gets hot, I don’t turn the oven or grill often. And I do not crave meat. Or when my fridge is almost empty, or I’m in a rush. Then I have Sriracha Avocado Salsa Toast. Simple, clean and vegetarian open faced sandwich – slices of avocado layered on a piece of toasted organic whole grain (Ezekiel, sprouted) bread, that is spreaded with mild salsa and drizzled with a few drops of Sriracha sauce.
Can’t believe it’s August 1 already?! On a good note, it means zucchinis are in full bloom and are available super cheap at your local market. A couple of nights ago, on the drive back from Pitt Lake, we stopped at a local fruit & veggie stand and I grabbed 5 lbs of these imperfectly perfect zucchinis. $1 per 1 lb. Love local non-GMO food! I’m a fan of Eggplant Parmigiana, but love zucchini so much more. A couple minutes of thinking and Light Zucchini Parmigiana Recipe was…
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To me, an obvious healthy food enthusiast, there is nothing better than making a healthy dinner with fresh vegetables and herbs on a summer day. And this quinoa casserole is perfect for that. The flavours scream summer to me: black beans, corn, bell peppers, cilantro, scallions and coconut milk. A hybrid of modern Mexican and Thai cuisines. Makes a perfect easy, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free dinner!
Healthy, low fat and quick dip, perfect for summer BBQ. Oven or grill roasted eggplant combined with seasonal bell peppers, fresh parsley & basil, and savoury feta cheese. Full of vitamins, nutrients, fiber and antioxidants. Serve with multigrain or whole wheat pita chips and it will be gone! Only 51 calories and 1 WW point + per 1/4 cup serving.
I’m not a complicated breakfast person and if neither are you, then you will love this healthy and easy Spinach Bird’s Nest Eggs breakfast recipe! Organic egg and extra egg whites panfried with spinach, onion and bell pepper in a tomato paste sauce. Previously, I was scared of the eggs because of the fat and cholesterol content. Last week I was reading a Clean Eating magazine issue and came across famous Tosca Reno bragging how she eats eggs every day?!
Easy and healthy grilled chicken recipe, just in time for the grilling season and hot weather! Meaty chicken thighs marinated in sweet zesty marinade of coconut milk, lime juice and fresh cilantro. Jalapeno pepper adds a tiny spicy kick to the chicken that is still kid friendly. Feel free to add more jalapenos for a spicier version. The recipe is so easy, you can marinate the chicken the day before and grill it on a weeknight after work.
There are a lot of pasta and rice casserole recipes but I haven’t see many quinoa casseroles. Quinoa is a new queen of healthy whole grains, full of complete protein and contains all essential amino acids. Treat it like rice but quinoa is even better. Has a nutty taste with a crunchy texture, fills you up with good quality calories and helps the weight loss. Real food at its best! And hey, if you have lots of leftover quinoa from last night’s dinner and ground turkey in the…
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Last month I went on a vacation to all inclusive resort in Mexico for a week. I worked out every day, ate healthy, soaked up lots of sun and came home skinny and happy. Not only didn’t I gain any weight, I also got a flatter stomach. How? By eating healthy foods and treats in moderation, by working out on a regular basis. I just want to share with you what worked for me and show what you can eat on a vacation without coming home and bringing…
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