20 07, 2018

Low Carb Big Macs

2018-07-20T07:22:10+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Recipes|

SAUCE INGREDIENTS ½ cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp. yellow mustard 1 tbsp. ketchup 1 tbsp. pickle relish 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. onion powder ¼ tsp. paprika ¼ tsp. salt BURGER INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ground beef Salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 slices cheese Lettuce leaves Sliced tomato DIRECTIONS Make sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yellow mustard, ketchup, pickle relish, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt. Make burgers: Form ground beef into 4 patties; season both sides with salt and pepper. Cook until burgers are cooked through to [...]

13 07, 2018

Easy Edamame!

2018-07-13T08:15:01+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Recipes|

Edamame are a mild-tasting green soybean, they are tender and slightly sweet. You can find them in the frozen food section of many grocery stores. Edamame is a great vegetable source of protein. EDAMAME GUACAMOLE Ingredients: 1 C frozen shelled edamame 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted 1 green onion, sliced 1 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp water 1 small clove garlic ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro Method: In a saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the edamame beans for 1-3 minutes until tender; drain and let cool to room temperature. In a food [...]

6 07, 2018

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

2018-07-06T07:50:43+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 4 cooked chicken breasts 2 stalks celery, chopped ½ cup unsweetened dried cranberries ½ cup walnuts, chopped 2 avocados 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt and pepper Instructions: Dice up cooked chicken breast. Mix together chicken, celery, cranberries, and walnuts in a large bowl. In separate small bowl, mash avocados with lemon juice. Stir avocado mixture into chicken mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on your favourite salad mix, or in lettuce leaves as a wrap. Makes 8 lunch sized servings; count each serving as 2 proteins, 1 fruit and 2 fats. Recipe courtesy of

29 06, 2018

Caprese Skewers

2018-06-29T10:25:16+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Recipes|

A great recipe for potlucks or your next backyard barbecue! Ingredients Cherry tomatoes Fresh mozzarella or bocconcini balls (roughly the same size as the cherry tomatoes) Extra virgin olive oil Fresh basil Balsamic vinegar (optional but delicious!) Salt and pepper Skewers Directions Put a bocconcini/mozzarella ball, a piece of basil, and then a tomato on each skewer. Place on a platter and repeat until finished with ingredients. If the bocconcini/mozzarella balls are too large you can cut them in half. Just before serving, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Count each skewer [...]

22 06, 2018

Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

2018-06-22T07:22:55+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Recipes|

Mix berries and yogurt and you'll have the summer's best low-carb popsicles! A true favorite for ice cream lovers. You get a lot more fat and protein in this low-carb version, making it more satisfying. Ingredients: ½ lb frozen mango, diced ½ lb frozen strawberries 1 cup Greek yogurt 8 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions: • Let mango and strawberries thaw for 10–15 minutes. • Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. • Serve immediately as soft serve ice cream or pour into popsicle forms and let freeze for at least a [...]

15 06, 2018

Broccoli Salad

2018-06-15T07:18:45+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients Salad: 3 cups small broccoli florets ½ cup chopped red onion ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup raisins ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled Dressing: ½ cup plain yogurt ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp. lemon juice Salt and pepper Instructions • In a salad bowl, combine the broccoli, onion, sunflower seeds, raisins, and cheese. • In a measuring cup stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. • Pour over the salad and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 2 days. Makes 6 servings; count each [...]

8 06, 2018

Steak and Eggs with Chimichurri

2018-06-09T00:06:27+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Recipes|

This would make a fantastic weekend brunch! Ingredients: Chimichurri: 1 C coarsely chopped parsley 1 clove garlic ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp water 1 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar ¼ C extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp minced jalapeno For the steak and eggs: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 pound flank or skirt steak Salt and black pepper to taste 4 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise 4 eggs Method: Chimichurri: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until fully blended. Makes about 1 cup, keeps in the refrigerator for up to one week. Steak and Eggs: Heat half the [...]

1 06, 2018

Taco Salad

2018-06-06T18:43:23+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Recipes|

  Enjoy the taste of tacos in an easy to make low carb taco salad! INGREDIENTS TACO SEASONED GROUND BEEF: 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon black pepper SALAD: 4 big handfuls spring mix 2 medium tomatoes 2 medium avocados 4 ounces cheddar cheese shredded OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Salsa Sour cream Parmesan crisps homemade or store bought     INSTRUCTIONS In large skillet, brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Drain off any [...]

25 05, 2018

Fish Tacos with Lettuce Wraps

2018-06-04T14:34:05+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 375g tilapia Salt 1 tbsp olive oil 1 avocado, finely chopped 4 sprigs cilantro, minced 1 C cherry tomatoes, chopped ½ jalapen~o, seeded and minced 2 tbsp lime juice 2 C shredded red cabbage Your choice of lettuce leaves Method: Season the tilapia with salt. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick pan over medium heat. Sauté the fish until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side, then remove the fish from the pan. In a bowl, combine the avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapen~o with the lime juice and salt to taste. Put some red cabbage on a lettuce [...]

18 05, 2018

Grilled Chicken Satay

2018-06-04T14:34:06+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Recipes|

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter ½ cup soy sauce ½ cup lime juice 2 -3 tablespoons curry powder, to taste 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional) *You may want to make extra marinade to use as a dipping sauce also. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl combine peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, curry powder, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Place the chicken in the marinade and leave to marinate for about 12 hours, or overnight in the fridge. When ready to cook, preheat broiler or grill to high. [...]

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