These crunchy appetizers are usually fried, but broiling them is easier (and healthier) and gives them a fresher flavour. If you don’t have a food processor, chop the shrimp by hand.
Inspired by Montreal bagels, this is a delicious spread for crackers and the perfect dip for vegetables.
Has your passion for vegetables faded lately? This lively, spicy garlic vegetable stir-fry will make the sparks fly again! Fresh, crisp broccoli, bright red pepper and tender baby corn are flash-fried with tantalizing Asian seasonings for a speedy side dish.
Ginger and pear make a refreshing, crisp-tasting energy bar with lots of nutrients. Ginger helps fight inflammation and improve digestion.
The little rice patties make a novel and tasty topping for a crunchy salad of cabbage, Chinese greens and walnuts, brought together with a refreshing orange dressing.
Sriracha – a mildly spicy chili sauce with a hint of garlicky sweetness – is an ideal base for a sticky, lime-scented chicken wing glaze.
These Asian-style meatballs are always a crowd pleaser.
These lower-fat cookies are sure to become a family favourite.
This is excellent as a salad or as a filling for a wrap. I like using Thai basil in this recipe; look for it at an Asian market. Cashews contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, manganese, magnesium and iron.
An avolicious variation of a traditional Mexican stew enjoyed on Mexican Independence Day among other festivals.
This fresh, crispy salad will work well with any seasonal vegetables. If you don’t like your vegetables too crisp, you can blanch them all for a couple of minutes before adding the vinaigrette and then refrigerate them.
This is a flavourful way to cook tofu’crusted with sesame seeds, then grilled to perfection.
Packed with fresh, zesty Thai flavours, these little ground chicken skewers are grilled and served with baby corn, pepper and scallion skewers for a healthy, nutritious meal. Serve with an Asian-style salad for extra vegetables.
Popular in Northern Japan, soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, which gives them a slightly nutty flavour. In this quick and simple dish, the thin brown noodles are delicious stir-fried with protein-rich tofu and crunchy water chestnuts.
This crunchy, refreshing stir-fry is just what you need for a midweek meal ‘ it can be on the table in under 30 minutes from when you walk through the door. The corn provides carbohydrate, so you don’t even need to cook rice or noodles.
This salad tastes as great as it looks. With its colourful mixture of fruit and salad greens, it is packed with vitamins and fibre and transforms plain cottage cheese into an exciting salad. Serve with rice cakes for a low-fat accompaniment.
This is an excellent way of cooking all your vegetables with a joint of meat in one pan. Parsnips as well as zucchini and red onions provide a colourful and delicious mixture that goes beautifully with ham. It is high in sodium, so make it an occasional treat.
Butternut squash make any dish look and taste superb. Their sweet flesh is rich in beta-carotene, and contains vitamin C, folate and potassium.
Fresh homemade mini-naans with marmalade make a perfect weekend brunch and will be on your table in under an hour. Delish!
Making your own version of this popular, healthy breakfast cereal ensures that you’re getting only the ingredients you need, like fibre and magnesium from the oats, and protein and calcium from the almonds.