Fall has arrived! Therefore, this month’s recipe-round-up will focus on recipes that include fall ingredients, or are associated with fall in some way. Below is a diverse list of recipes that are both good for you and are absolutely delicious!
As you’ve already read above, fall is finally here! You know what that means. Pumpkin spiced flavored everything! If you are someone who enjoys pumpkin spiced flavoured beverages but is looking for a healthier alternative, then give this pumpkin spiced chai latte a try! This recipe uses honey instead of sugar, which makes it the perfect option if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake.
This delicious recipe is perfect for chilly fall evenings. It is filled with delicious and nutritious ingredients such as squash, chicken, black beans, and many more. Give it a try, and you won’t be disappointed!
As mentioned in Part One of the Diabetes Series, Type 2 diabetes affects 90% of the population of diabetics making it the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by lifestyle factors that include diet and exercise, however genetics also play a role in your risk of developing it. Type 2 Diabetes develops slowly and although is more common in adults, it can also affect children.
What Happens in the Body?
With Type 2 Diabetes, the pancreas either does not produce enough insulin that the body needs, or the insulin is not working effectively enough to get the sugar out of the blood and into the cells. As a result, the sugar stays in the blood and the body cannot make enough of the energy that it needs.
Someone with high blood sugar in the short-term may experience feeling:
I first met Zehra last year at an all women’s Bootcamp class for Muslim women. I was drawn to her energy and felt sore in all the right places the next day! Ever since then, I have stayed connected with her through social media. She is a personal trainer and fitness instructor, but more importantly she is a mom. I love how she incorporates her children in her active lifestyle. If you head over to her Instagram, her motivational posts and family-centric style make her both relatable and likeable.
If you ask me which vegetable I enjoyed a lot of this summer, I'd have to say it is a close toss up between the abundance of kale from my garden and zucchini! Zucchini is my favourite summer squash because it is so versatile. It pairs well with so many different flavours and can easily be adapted to sweet (like these Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins) or savoury dishes (like this Rose Zucchini Side Dish or these Lasagna Zucchini Boats). This is because zucchini is naturally a neutral tasting vegetable.
This soup comes together fairly quickly and only requires a handful of ingredients. By blending the soup, you end up with a creamy texture without the addition of any cream. I also recommend against peeling the zucchinis as the peel is a great source of nutrients and fibre!
As October rolls around, many people look forward to enjoying turkey with their families for Thanksgiving. Many South Asian families have also joined in on this tradition, with their own cultural additions. So you’ve had your grand Thanksgiving meal and now have leftover turkey the next day. There are only so many turkey sandwiches you are left wondering what else you can do with your turkey.
I’m sharing three different ways to use up cooked turkey that incorporates South Asian flavours: Turkey Samosas, Tandoori Turkey Ring, and Turkey and Potato Cutlets.
The benefit of eating nuts is that it provides you with a great source of protein, something that is hard to get from most snacks. Studies show that eating nuts regularly have shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.
The nutrition benefits of consuming nuts include:
High level of unsaturated fat
Great source of protein
Great source of important vitamins and minerals:Magnesium, Vitamin E, Potassium
Great source of fibre
Naturally low in salt
Helps us satisfy our hunger, even if you eat nuts in small amounts
Consuming nuts on a regular basis can add a variety to your diet. It is a great way to skip out on meat products and still get some of the protein we need. The greatest thing about nuts is that it can be eaten raw, toasted or even chopped and added to almost anything of our snacks and meals. Minimal prep is a win in my books!
Portions of Nuts
Having nuts on a regular basis is beneficial to your health and can satisfy...