Mediterranean Baked Zucchini Sticks

It’s zucchini season, yay! I have recently discovered my love for raw zucchini, especially in a form of chips. Slice them thinly and use instead of chips to dip into strawberry mango salsa, garlic hummus recipe or Greek salad layered dip. This way, you can enjoy more of an appetizer itself. Even with a healthy dip, calories add up quickly when digging into it with chips.

Quinoa Skillet with Chicken and Garden Veggies

Sautéed chicken with bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli and quinoa. All in one quinoa skillet and takes less than 40 minutes to make. I do love simple dinners and my chicken: chicken and cauliflower in homemade teriyaki sauce, chicken Abruzzi and one pot quinoa, chicken and broccoli. My garden is not overflowing with vegetables but my local farmer’s market is. As much as I love cooking, I equally do not enjoy gardening. This summer I haven’t planted even a single herb. Alex volunteered to stick 2 tomato and 2…
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Chocolate Protein Oatmeal Muffins

Basically, breakfast for “lazy” healthy people who love chocolate and protein. I fit in. And I guarantee you will love these protein oatmeal muffins – simple ingredients, one bowl and can be enjoyed on the go. They are also: freezer friendly, double batch necessary, playground/hockey game snack, purse-able, high in protein, fiber and chocolate. Zucchini make the cups moist and bananas add natural sweetness. No added sugar here. My kids, who hate zucchini, went crazy for these and still haven’t realized it was there. In fact, that’s an awesomeness of…
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Healthy Beef Stir Fry with Cashews

Very, very easy and healthy beef stir fry with zucchini, bell peppers, snow peas and cashews. Super easy sauce with honey, soy sauce (Tamari for a gluten free version), garlic, ginger (optional but good) and thickened with organic cornstarch. The end result – tender browned meat with crisp vegetables coated in a delicious Asian sauce. All of this under 30 minutes and healthy.

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Balsamic grilled vegetables have authentic Italian flavours – olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and parsley/basil. Very similar to Ukrainian traditional flavours of dill and garlic, minus the balsamic vinegar. Commonly used in Ukrainian cooking oil is unrefined sunflower oil, similar in taste to a sesame oil, just not as concentrated. In this recipe, olive oil plays a role mainly of a moisturizer and balsamic vinegar adds a nice punch of flavour. My choice of vegetables were zucchini, bell peppers and white onion. White/brown mushrooms, Portobellos, eggplant or asparagus would be great as well….
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Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

It’s zucchini season…in Mexico. You are probably sick and tired of cardboard tomatoes and imported green beans?! Me too. But it is what it is. Gotta eat our veggies and I love zucchini => 30+ healthy zucchini recipes explains it well. During my last grocery trip I noticed zucchini at a whopping $0.90 per lb, hauled a few pounds home and off on Pinterest I went. Sometimes I run out of recipe ideas just like anyone else. This particular recipe from Nutrition Ella caught my attention. Easy, low…
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Root Vegetable Mash

Creating classic yet healthy all time favourite mashed potatoes recipe, I had a few things in mind: Thanksgiving is upon us. If you don’t know, Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated in the 1st half of October vs. at the end of November in the US. Every time I start looking for pumpkin in American stores at the end of August, I get weird blonde looks. I hate peeling vegetables. I wanted root vegetable mash to be yellow. I was going after light, airy and fluffy texture. That’s why…
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Thai Turkey Meatballs in 30 Minutes

Today is not a story day. Today is super awesome Thai turkey meatballs day! I got my new dishwasher that can even make Thai meatballs.:) In all seriousness, we have a deal: I make the meatballs and he does the dirty job. And he knows his job really well. Meatballs don’t have to be smothered in tomato sauce (hello, slow cooker porcupine meatballs), nor they have to be simmered for hours (hi, meatless meatballs). They can have your favourite Thai flavours, be cooked in a skillet, within 30 minutes….
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Crustless Zucchini Pie

I got it all figured out for you, guys, when it comes to corn tortillas in this light and summery crustless zucchini pie (also try my crustless zucchini quiche with a tiny bit of spelt or whole wheat flour). Ready?! Nutritional facts of corn tortillas are similar to whole wheat tortillas. Shocking? I know! I’ve been missing out on these guys for the last 13 years. In a comparison based on calories, fat and ingredients list of whole wheat tortilla vs. corn, corn wins. Even a shorter list…
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Zucchini Turkey Burger

Juicy and fragrant, the best way to describe this lean and clean zucchini turkey burger made with 93% lean ground turkey, fresh cilantro, fragrant cumin and topped with Greek yogurt cilantro aioli. Only 206 calories and 5 WW Points+ per burger! After kids, I think food is the 2nd most beautiful thing in the world besides the world itself.