As a part of the "Get Fit with Me" Series with Nour Kaiss (Founder of Souqina App), we are sharing another healthy recipe this week!
Nour was looking for a lunch idea that is healthy but also simple and something she can make ahead. Like many people, Nour has a busy schedule and doesn't always have time to prepare lunch everyday. The solution? Salad in a jar.
A salad in a jar is exactly like it sounds. This is far from your basic salad...it is a mixture of delicious ingredients to provide you with a filling lunch. In order to get the most out of your lunch, you want to make sure you are getting a good amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
This salad in a jar is:
High in plant based protein
High in fibre
Good source of complex, whole grain carbohydrates
High in Folate, Vitamin C, K, and B vitamins
This recipe is an excellent source of plant based protein, as most of the protein in this recipe comes from the quinoa and chickpeas. Protein is essential...
My Farmer's Market visits have been a source of weekly inspiration when it comes to recipe development. After I came home with a variety of sweet, local fresh fruit, I started experimenting in the kitchen. The result was the most refreshing Fresh Fruit Rolls wrapped in rice paper with a side of Peach Sauce. As fancy as they look, they are super easy to make and sure to wow anyone, from kids to adults!
These Fresh Fruit Rolls start with a variety of fresh fruit. You can really use any type that you prefer, but I recommend choosing fruit that is in season since it will be a lot sweeter and more flavourful. I used strawberries, blueberries, and cherries. The fruit is then wrapped in rice paper. Rice paper can be purchased at most grocery stores in the International section. Rice paper must be soaked for about 30 seconds so that it can softened and used as a wrap.
I paired the Fresh Fruit Rolls with a Peach Sauce. The peach is cooked and pureed for a simple sauce. This is the only part...
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were walking in the park with our daughter and we were reminiscing about our favourite treats to get from the ice cream truck. My favourite was a classic soft serve twist in a cone, while my husband's was a rocket popsicle. I immediately retracted my statement! There is something about the red, white, and blue popsicle that just screams summer and every child LOVES!
As my daughter (referred to as K) grows up, I want her to have summer-kissed memories to look back on. While I will treat her to ice cream and popsicles when I go out, I won't necessarily stock up on these treats at home. Having a freezer full of sugar is not my kind of thing (sorry not sorry). K loves anything cold, whether it is ice cream, a popsicle, or simply an ice cube! I knew I had to re-create the classic rocket popsicle for K to enjoy without the ++ sugar and additives!
As we were walking through the Farmer's Market, I was inspired by all of the local fresh frui...
Regardless of you either loving summer or complaining about the scorching heat, there is one thing we can all agree on during these months: ice cream. If there is anything that brings together a perfect summer day, it is always ice cream. I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy a nice cup of ice cream throughout the summer. However, the calories, fat, and sugar can quickly add up when you indulge in ice cream multiple times throughout the week.
Well guess what? I am here to tell you that you can enjoy your ice cream guilt-free with this simple ice cream made with only 3 ingredients! This ice cream is made with frozen bananas, which is blended to make a creamy base that resembles the texture of ice cream. Keep a batch of sliced bananas in your freezer all summer long for a quick treat when you are craving some ice cream. Although I have made the most basic form of this ice cream with just sliced bananas in the past, I wanted something more, maybe something with a little bit of caramel...