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.
If you don't know already, I am a big mango fan! Aside from it being a deliciously sweet fruit, I love how mango pairs in savory dishes - especially with something acidic (think vinegary). One of my all time favourite recipes is this Quick and Easy Pickled Mango that tastes great in literally everything!
I've paired this mango salad with a quick apple cider vinegar dressing that takes minutes to whip together and is the perfect complement to the sweetness of the mango.
Makes: 4 - 6 servings
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoons black pepper
1 orange pepper, sliced into strips
1 mango, sliced into strips
2 cups kale, chopped
1 cup cabbage, chopped
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and black pepper, set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together chopped kale and cabbage. Add dressing and massage...
I'm going to get straight to the point today. If you want to be healthier, eat healthier, feel healthier, you need to eat more vegetables. There's no way around it. For some people, that isn't an issue but then there is also a group of people that "don't like vegetables". I hear it pretty often and the first couple of times I was surprised to hear it. How can someone just not like vegetables? All of them? There are SO many varieties, how can you just sign off a whole category of food?! That got me thinking though...
If you don't (think) you like vegetables, it's probably because you have been eating them all wrong. Before I got in the kitchen experimenting, I was primarily exposed to vegetables in two ways:
Overcooked vegetables in the form of curries.
"Salads" that consisted of iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, and carrots.
If that's what you think when you think of vegetables, I don't blame you for not liking vegetables either!
But wait!!! There is hope! That's why I'm here! I'm...
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...