The Incas called quinoa ‘the mother of all grains’ due to its excessive nutritional value. You can spruce up the colour of the plate by using white, red and black quinoa.
Dried cranberries and toasted pistachios are mixed with buckwheat and dressed with a lemon and parsley dressing in this nutritious salad, perfect with barbecued meats.
This healthy oatmeal is deliciously creamy.
Rainbow chard always looks good on a holiday spread, plus, it has 30 percent of your vitamin A needs.
Packed full of healthy ingredients and diverse flavours, this salad is a wonderful companion to roast chicken. The ingredients can vary with whatever produce is seasonal. Making it is an excellent opportunity to use up any vegetables in your crisper, too.
If you haven’t tried cranberry walnut cookies yet, you’re missing out.
This salad can easily be made with gluten-free pasta as well. If fresh peas are available, buy two (or more!) bags and freeze the extra for future use. They’re delicious in season and can be added to many recipes. Blue cheese varies in taste intensity by brand; a simple way to tell if it’s really strong is to sniff the package.
This delicious soup is a one-pot meal containing ingredients that are linked to reducing belly fat, including whole grains, fibre, healthy fats, peppers and flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables. What’s more, it’s easy to make, taking only 25 minutes from stove-top to table.
Boost your immunity during the cold winter months with antioxidant-packed blueberries and cranberries and vitamin C-rich strawberries and apples.
I like to blanch the broccoli for this recipe to remove a bit of the crunch ‘just plunge the florets into boiling water’but you can use raw broccoli ‘if you prefer. Usually this dish would contain mayo but I’ve used low-fat yogurt instead. Even the kids will love this salad’s sweet taste!
Perfect for Sunday brunch, these heart-healthy pies are all about the kale. Make ahead of time and serve at room temperature or take them out of the oven as your guests arrive.
This dressing has some crispiness, but if you prefer yours soft, put a cover on it while it’s baking. Any type of mushroom’such as button, shiitake or oyster’will work well.
This heart-healthy recipe makes for a fresh-tasting dessert option
Bake up a big batch of these lower-fat squares and serve them for snacks, desserts, even brunch
Instead of a taking store-bought energy bars on your next hike, try these homemade peanut power balls. They taste great, transport beautifully without crumbling and are a lot less expensive when you make them yourself.
The heart-healthy goodness of omega-3s and other nutrients in this walnut trail mix makes it an optimal high-energy snack for people on the go.
This festive brown and wild rice salad boasts sweet cranberries, heart-healthy walnuts and a splash of citrus flavour. Most of the salad can be prepared ahead of time’just add the chopped vegetables right before serving.
Quick, simple and healthy, this versatile, homemade low-fat granola is more than just a breakfast cereal: add dried fruit for a portable snack, or combine with yogurt and berries for an amazing parfait.
Pineapple and pear give this fruity pasta salad a sweet accent, while balsamic vinegar adds a delightful piquancy. With lean ham, cheese, fruit and vegetables all adding their own nutrients to balance the pasta, the result is a marvellous dish.