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I have gathered most popular healthy potluck recipes on iFOODreal that everyone will be eager to try and yet the recipes that offer nutritional value. When it comes to potluck recipes, we all are looking for recipes that can be prepared ahead and travel well. Either a hearty quinoa salad, a make ahead guacamole that doesn’t brown or a healthy freezer pie, I got you covered with a real food recipe you can bring to your next gathering. Healthy summer potluck season to you! Memorial Day, 4th of…
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This cheesy cauliflower rice is a perfect way to use up summer’s bounty and “eat your vegetables” (and “have your cheese”). I came across “California snow” at Costco the other day and my fridge is overflowing with first local organic zucchini. If a cup of cheese helps us eat 7 cups of vegetables, so be it, correct?! This sauteed cauliflower and zucchini recipe comes together in minutes, takes 15 minutes to make, requires ingredients you more likely already have on hand, and keeps kitchen relatively cool. It is similar to a…
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Kombucha smoothie. No, I’m not kidding. Think of a root beer float, just instead of ice cream – pureed with creamy almond milk frozen fruit, and in place of pop – kombucha. The same sweet treat floating in a fizzy drink but healthy. And it literally takes 3-4 ingredients, blender and 2 minutes and. Perfection for summer and a breath of fresh air in a tired smoothie world. Don’t you think?! Did you think I would just stop with my “kombucha business”?! I’m literally obsessed, especially during hot…
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This vanilla chia pudding with vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla extract is very basic, and can be altered in so many ways. It takes 2 minutes to prep the night before. You can make a few at a time (I like to do 5 for Monday – Friday) as chia pudding stays fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. What’s important in this recipe is chia seeds : liquids ratio. I like my chia pudding neither soupy, nor spoon standing thick. Just like “normal”…
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Hi-hi. Doesn’t this kombucha look like Shirley Temple?! Just so much better for you! After making kombucha from scratch, I was quite a happy camper without much desire to make kombucha fizzy. However (there is always “a however” or “but”), once I dropped a few pieces of fresh ginger in a bottle and let kombucha ferment overnight – there was no way back. Next day, I was drinking ginger ale without sugar full of probiotics. And what happened next was even more mind blowing – my kids LOVED fruit…
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This chickpea avocado salad is the best chickpea salad recipe I ever made – with tomato, avocado, cucumber and simple dressing consisting of olive oil, salt and freshly cracked pepper; with red onion slices big enough for kids to pick out and adults to enjoy. The salad is so hearty, it can be a main course for lunch, mixed with quinoa or pasta for dinner, or a potluck star. This chickpea avocado salad recipe is similar to my other hearty salads recipes: Mango Black Bean Salad, Creamy Mexican Kale Salad or…
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This miso marinated chicken is one of those recipes that you can quickly throw together and forget about for a few days, preparing in advance for the occasion (Father’s Day?!) or cook as time allows (going camping?!). Perfectly seasoned, juicy and super easy miso marinated chicken recipe that is a sure crowd pleaser, for adults and kids. Miso marinade for chicken is based on miso paste, a fermented mix of soy and rice that is rich in probiotics. You can pick it up in a refrigerated health/natural food section of…
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Zucchini and tuna are a match made in heaven, just like rhubarb and strawberry. First one undeniably dry and salty, and latter bursting with water and bland. Combine both, flavour with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a bit of mayo (those few tablespoons make all the difference, and I prefer organic or avocado oil kind), add just enough to “glue” whole grain flour, and you have got the most delicious tuna zucchini fritters kids will love. And we are going heavy on zucchini – 2.5 lbs. Courgette and tuna…
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Organic pasta mixed with blistered grape tomatoes, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, all natural pesto and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Total time = 30 minutes, including the prep and clean up. This was delicious and healthy pasta! A few years ago, my kids couldn’t stand pesto. So, I stopped buying it and never made one. Actually, I went through a stage thinking it’s too fattening but these days I just know that moderation is key.

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Whether on “Oops, what’s for dinner?!” day, lunch or after an exhausting shopping trip to Costco, I have made healthy instant ramen numerous times in the past month. We haven’t bought ramen for over a decade for health reasons but Costco has convinced me I should get not 1 but 2 packs of Lotus Foods organic ramen on sale. Inside are plain noodle blocks which at first upset me (no poisonous packets but no healthy seasoning either), but I quickly saw fun in making the most flavourful healthy instant…
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