16 07, 2021

Pineapple Chicken Salad

2021-07-16T11:55:26-04:00July 16th, 2021|Recipes|

This deliciously fresh summer salad is great with grilled chicken, but you could also use grilled fish, tofu or steak as a protein topping.  This salad is dairy-free, and would be vegan if using a plant-based protein.   Ingredients: 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, grilled or baked 3 cups leaf lettuce, chopped (any variety) 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped ⅓ cup red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned 1/4 cup cilantro ⅓ cup pineapple dressing (recipe below) Directions: In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, pineapple, and cilantro. Pour pineapple dressing over salad and toss [...]

11 06, 2021

Sesame Shrimp Skewers

2021-06-11T12:38:11-04:00June 11th, 2021|Recipes|

These shrimp skewers are fast to make and delicious to eat!  Pair with a salad or roasted veggies for a great summer meal.  This marinade could also be used with chicken or tofu. Ingredients: 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (here is a link to one you can find at Walmart: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/huy-fong-foods-chili-garlic-sauce/6000188761468) 1 clove of garlic, minced Instructions: Make marinade by combining the sesame oil, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and minced garlic. Place shrimp and half of the marinade in a ziplock [...]

14 05, 2021

Baked Feta Zoodles

2021-05-14T12:02:36-04:00May 14th, 2021|Recipes|

This delicious side dish is easy and satisfying.  Baking feta in the oven with tomatoes makes a fantastic base sauce for zucchini - add other protein to make this a complete meal! Ingredients: 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1.5 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 fresh garlic cloves, chopped (or minced) 1 tsp dried oregano sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 8oz (about 1.5 cups) feta cheese - cubed 2 large zucchini, spiralized into zucchini noodles (or use peeler to make long ribbons if you don’t have a spiralizer) a large handful of fresh basil leaves - chopped Directions: [...]

23 04, 2021

Greek Power Bowls

2021-04-23T12:50:05-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Recipes|

These protein-packed bowls are a wonderful make-ahead dinner or lunch!   Ingredients for Power Bowl 1 cup chopped Lettuce (any kind) 1/2 cup cooked chicken - you could use any chopped chicken you like (Greek Chicken recipe below - great flavour - could also use tofu, chickpeas, beef, etc. instead of chicken for protein) 1/3 cup Tomatoes, sliced or chopped (any type) 1/4 cup Olives 1/3 cup Cucumbers, thinly sliced 1/3 cup Red Bell Peppers, sliced or chopped 2 Prosciutto slices (optional) 2 tablespoons Feta 1 tablespoon Tazitki 1 tablespoon Hummus Directions for Power Bowl: In a large bowl add the [...]

12 03, 2021

Low Carb Blender Pancakes

2021-03-12T09:13:07-05:00March 12th, 2021|Recipes|

Low Carb Blender Pancakes Thanks to R for this great recipe - these pancakes are delicious and fluffy! Ingredients 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon water 2 oz (or 4 tablespoons) cream cheese, cubed 2/3 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sweetener of choice (i.e. Swerve, erythritol/monkfruit, granulated stevia, etc.) Instructions: Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with the eggs, water and cream cheese so you don't have anything get stuck at the bottom. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed. Let the batter sit for 2 minutes. [...]

12 02, 2021

Smothered Pork Chops

2021-02-12T12:44:46-05:00February 12th, 2021|Recipes|

These pork chops are tender and delicious with this creamy sauce!  Substitute with chicken breasts or any other meat/veggie of your choice. Ingredients 6 thick cut boneless pork chops, about 1 to 1.5" thick  2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 2 slices bacon, cut into 1" pieces 2 tablespoons butter, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 ounces sliced white mushrooms 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed pepper fresh parsley, for garnish Directions for Pork Chops Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a wire rack. Combine salt, pepper, and [...]

23 01, 2021

Broccoli Mash

2021-01-23T17:21:37-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Recipes|

This delicious recipe was adapted from the Diet Doctor website, and it's a delicious alternative to mashed cauliflower as a side dish!     Ingredients:  1½ lbs broccoli   4 tbsp fresh basil or fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 2 tbsp any dried herbs of your choice)  4 tbsp salted butter (or olive oil for a vegan version - add 1/4 tsp salt) 1 garlic clove  salt and pepper  Directions: Chop the broccoli into florets and peel and cut the stem into small pieces. Boil the broccoli in plenty of lightly salted water for a couple of minutes – just enough to retain a somewhat firm [...]

15 01, 2021

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

2021-01-15T13:03:09-05:00January 15th, 2021|Recipes|

These zucchini boats are deliciously indulgent and bring some heat on a cold, winter’s day!  If you aren’t a huge fan of hot sauce, you can switch it out for mild salsa instead.     Ingredients: Olive or avocado oil for greasing pan 4 medium zucchini sliced in half lengthwise  2 tablespoons olive oil (or avocado oil) divided 3 garlic cloves minced 1/4 red onion diced 3 cups cooked shredded chicken breast (about 1 pound or about half a rotisserie chicken) 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup hot sauce  ¼ cup ranch dressing 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided [...]

18 12, 2020

One Big (Low Carb) Cookie

2020-12-18T14:46:38-05:00December 18th, 2020|Recipes|

This quick, easy-to-prep cookie is delicious and makes a great gift! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp (28g) salted butter 3 Tbsp (38g) brown sugar substitute or sweetener of choice (check notes below) 1 pinch salt 1 tbsp whisked egg (check notes below) 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup (40g) Almond flour (or pumpkin seed flour - check notes) 1/8 tsp baking soda 2 Tbsp (42g) sugar-free chocolate chips i.e. Lily's (or 2 Tbsp chopped 80-90% dark chocolate) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat in microwave until nearly melted, and stir to fully melt [...]

4 12, 2020

Curried Chicken

2020-12-04T15:28:28-05:00December 4th, 2020|Recipes|

This is a delicious, comforting dish on a cold day! Ingredients 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces  1 tbsp olive oil 2 peppers, cut into strips or bite-sized pieces  1 onion, cut into strips or bite-sized pieces 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes 1-3 tbsp. Patak’s Curry paste (mild or hot) 4 oz coconut milk (about a half a can)   Cooking Directions Brown the chicken in oil in a large frying pan or saucepan. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon. Sauté the peppers and onion until soft. Add the can of tomatoes and the [...]

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