Healthy Canada Day Recipes

There’s nothing that says summer quite like a Canada Day celebration spent in the backyard enjoying delicious food while catching up with friends and family. These recipes all feature veggies or fruit that are at their peak of taste during the summer months

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Grilled Halibut & Chard with Gremolata Topping

Halibut is a good source of heart-healthy omega-3s, as is salmon, which also works well in this recipe. The homemade pickled onions are easy, and great on sandwiches and bur­gers; they’ll last a few weeks in the fridge. As for gremolata, it’s an Italian condiment served with veal or fish; it gives a burst of flavour, bringing the mild taste of halibut to life.

Get the recipe: Grilled Halibut & Chard with Gremolata Topping

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Pasta, Veggie & Blue Cheese Salad

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.

Get the recipe: Pasta, Veggie & Blue Cheese Salad

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Fresh Berry-Yogurt Pops

This “popsicle” recipe is delicious prepared with any seasonal fruit; these pops use raspberries and strawberries.

Get the recipe: Fresh Berry-Yogurt Pops

Originally Published in Best Health Canada

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