I have been loving Salad in a Jars for lunch lately - not only are they healthy, they are also budget friendly! This recipe has been inspired by Jamal Campbell, who is the Offensive Lineman for the Toronto Argos. He loves to have Vietnamese food before his games, which include broccoli, vermicelli, and chicken.
I met Jamal Campbell at the Purolator Tackle Hunger event at the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Since its inception in 2003, Purolator Tackle Hunger (PTH) has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 12 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. According to Food Banks Canada's 2016 HungerCount report, more than 850,000 Canadians, one third of whom are children, rely on food banks each month.
The Purolator Tackle Hunger Campaign is now in its 17th season, which is a partnership between the Canadian Football League and all 9 of its teams.
Last week the Toronto Argos and Purolator collected...
Recently I wrote an article for SELF Magazine featuring a variety of ethnic veggies that go beyond your mainstream kale. I took it a step further and actually bought most of the veggies shared by other Dietitians to try myself.
Chayote is one of the veggies I picked up. I've seen it at the supermarket before but was never adventurous enough to try it until now. It looks like a green pear with a fist at the bottom.
In terms of nutrition, it is a source of:
- vitamin C
Chayotes can be eaten cooked or raw. When I took a bite of it, it was crunchy and had a flavour profile similar to cucumber and a bit of celery.
I put together this pickled chayote salad while I was putting together a turkey dinner. It was quick, easy, and made with simple ingredients found in my kitchen.
This post is sponsored by Tea India. As always, all opinions are my own.
I love helping people start living healthier and showing them that it doesn't mean you have to be on a restrictive diet. The number one question most of my South Asian clients ask me is if they can still have their tea now that they're eating healthier.
At first, I used to say "yes of course" because I know how essential a cup of chai is to every Desi woman's day. But then, I realized that a cup of chai usually means a sweet treat on the side. Whether it is biscuits or rusk. That's where I would try and find healthier options to have with that cup of chai.
I'm so excited to share this recipe for Chocolate Almond Biscotti that is low carb and naturally sweetened! For all you true blue Desis, you can call this rusk as well.