This delicious Caesar salad with a tender grilled chicken breast is a great lunch that satisfies. It fits perfectly into a weight loss diet plan.
Fresh and tasty, this healthy omelette is packed with veggies. Plus it’s quick to make, so it’s perfect for even a week day breakfast.
Normally served as a bar snack, nachos actually have enough protein and calories to count as a main course. Ensure that all ingredients are lactose-free.
Brown rice, with its outer bran layer intact, has three time time fibre of white rice and much higher levels of minerals and B-group vitamins. It does take longer to cook, but it is worth the effort for its nutty flavour and superior nutritional value.
Breakfast Sandwiches are an easy grab-and-go meal.
Egg Tacos with Avocado Sauce are a fun twist on taco night.
The addition of eggs makes pizza appropriate for breakfast, lunch or dinner. These Sunny-Side-Up Egg Pita Pizzas are high in protein and offer plenty of veggies.
The so-called Kiwi burger is popular in New Zealand. It’s a beef burger topped with cheese, beets, pineapple, onion, tomato, lettuce and a fried egg. My healthier version is bunless, uses chicken’and skips the fried egg.
Add a delicious kick to your chicken with this healthy meal that you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes
Healthy meals you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes
Need a quick, healthy meal? You can get these great lentil burgers on the table in 30 minutes or less
This dish is full of flavour, and packed with heart-healthy omega-3s and plenty of vitamin C.
If you don’t have soft goat cheese on hand, thinly sliced feta works well on these open-faced tartines (French for sandwiches). If pea shoots are not available, alfalfa or bean sprouts are great alternatives. Thin cucumber and roasted red peppers are delicious additions, too.
A coarsely ground wheat grain, bulgur is quick to prepare and makes an ideal pantry standby to use in hot and cold dishes. This nutty-textured, colorful salad is lovely to look at and full of flavorful goodness.
This recipe is an easy version of souvlaki on a bun. The toppings you add are up to you and shouldn’t be limited to those in this ingredient list. I always say sandwiches make the perfect meal because of the variety you can add. Tzatziki is readily available in grocery stores; check near the deli sections. Or you can make your own by combining 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt, 2 grated cucumbers, 2 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 Tbsp (15 mL) vinegar, 1 cup sour cream and a bit of salt and pepper.
This salad helps keep me from wasting things in my crisper. And when I crave veggies, it’s the meal I turn to. I’ve added chicken for a hit of protein, but any leftover meat will do, or go for a couple of hard-boiled eggs. I like to top this salad with a low-fat creamy ranch dressing, but try any dressing you like.
The crust of this pizza is lighter tasting, with a distinct beet flavor. Beets are alkaline-forming, so this is a good one to make when your stress is high.
If you’re purchasing your shrimp fresh, be sure to devein them. This means gently pulling out the dark intestinal tract along the back of each shrimp. For frozen shrimp, it will say on the bag whether they have been deveined.
Instead of regular soy sauce, I like to use tamari sauce in this recipe. It has a smoother flavour (and contains little or no wheat). You’ll find it in most grocery and health food stores.
Topping this burger with avocado adds creaminess, and since it’s packed with monounsaturated fat, it can help lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease and keep blood glucose in check.