Dinner

Broccoli Bowl

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This dish is obviously really healthy, but it tastes great too! Broccoli is so good for you, with just 1 cup of it providing 100% of your daily need of vitamin C and K, and this meal is a wonderful way to load your body up with it!

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Egg Avo Tomato Salad

FullSizeRenderEnjoy this salad for breakfast or as a side for dinner!  It’s easy to make, with ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now!

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Flavourful Sprouts and Rice Salad

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This salad is so flavourful and refreshing! If you are trying to squeeze in as many backyard BBQs and picnics before summer ends, bring this winner with you!

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Feel the Lean Inspired Crunchy Potatoes with Basil-Kale Pesto

Crunchy No-Fat Potatoes with Basil Kale Pesto

This is kind of a double whammy post. You’re getting a pesto recipe as well as a recipe for crunchy, oil-free baked potatoes that make a great side dish or salad topping.  Ever since testing out Loni Jane’s crunchy no-fat potatoes from our past Book of the Month, Feel the Lean, my life has been changed. I never would have thought 1) you could get crunchy baked potatoes without adding oil, and 2) adding something warm/hot on top of a cool, fresh salad would be so delicious.  Now, I love topping my salads with baked potatoes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. I will never be the same again.

This potato recipe is completely inspired by Feel the Lean (I cook the potatoes exactly the way Loni directs you to in the book), and the Basil-Kale Pesto concoction is 100% us. I love the pesto because we have so much basil and kale growing in our garden, it’s a great way to use it up and cut back the plants to encourage more growth.  Remember, with some plants in your garden, if you don’t use it… you lose it :P.

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Broccoli and Avocado Salad – Deliciously Ella

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This is another standout recipe from Ella Woodward’s cookbook, Deliciously Ella, which we are currently featuring in our book club! Like many of Ella’s recipes, this dish is very easy to make, and does not require a lot of ingredients. The base of this dish is just avocado and steamed broccoli; I’ve added other ingredients such as roasted chickpeas, sprouts and radishes. What really makes this meal delicious though is the dressing! It is a pleasing mixture of sweet and salty tastes, and is also very easy to make.

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Cannellini Pea and Mint Soup – Deliciously Ella

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This soup from our book of the month, Deliciously Ella, will be entering my regular recipe rotation for the next few months as it’s fresh and light taste is perfect for summer! It calls for very few ingredients and is extremely easy to make. Healthy, tasty and easy – it’s everything I look for in a dish!

 

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Simple and Healthy Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing - Kicking It Whole School

A lot of salad dressings that you’d buy at the store have some ingredients that aren’t too good for you, so I try to avoid eating them. Since I’ve gone off of store bought dressing, I’ve slowly been building up some favourite recipes that I can easily make at home, taste amazing, and are made of simple, healthy ingredients. This was the first dressing I learned how to make, and I think it has remained one of my favourites!

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