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Some of MY favourites!

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

If you’re like me, I like to try new recipes. Whether you’re looking for a new salad, side dish, meat and potatoes or dessert, we’ve covered them all. I can’t wait to try these!

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dresssing

Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs

Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach

Watermelon Paletas

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Who Loves Arugula?

Posted on: August 4th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Looking for a new salad idea? Try this one from The Recipe Critic.

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large dish combine avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and arugula. Gently toss.
  2. In a small dish whisk the olive oil and lemon juice. Add to the veggies and toss.
  3. Serve with crumbled feta cheese. 

 

And for dessert, try any one of Shape’s 10 Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches.There are vegan, glutenfree and paleo options too!

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Yummy Broccoli Apple Salad

Posted on: July 7th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Summer means lighter meals and ones that are easy to make!

BROCCOLI APPLE SALAD – source unknown

Broccoli, pecans, cranberries, carrots and apples come together to make an amazing salad with delicious flavors and textures. The creamy dressing on top makes this salad absolutely incredible!

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 2 medium heads)
½ cup shredded carrots
¼ cup diced red onion
2 large apples, finely chopped (I used gala apples)
½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
½ cup dried cranberries

Creamy dressing ingredients:

½ cup lite mayonnaise
½ cup low fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

In a large dish combine broccoli, carrots, red onion, apples, pecans, and dried cranberries.

To make the dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper.

Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.

To combine salad and a main course, try this Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad.

And for dessert, try Kris Carr’s Raw Berry Cream Brownies.

 

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Fiesta Dip

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

 

Try this super easy recipe which a neighbour shared with me.

FIESTA (IN YOUR MOUTH) DIP

Sauce

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. water
pepper
salt
1 cup green onions, diced
1 cup green pepper, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 large can black beans – drain and rinse
1 large can lentils – drain and rinse
1 small can Niblets corn – drain and rinse
1 jar pimento – drain, rinse and chop

Mix together olive oil, sugar, apple cider vinegar, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. Cool mixture (20-25 mins).

Mix together the rest of the ingredients.

Once juice has cooled, combine with the vegetables. Serve with your favourite tortilla chips. Can keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

You can also add your favourite hot sauce and/or cilantro.

 

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD – RecipeGirl.com

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • Two 15-oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 2/3 cup chopped bell pepper (mix red/yellow/orange)
  • 3/4 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 12 kalamata olives, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon redwine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a large [dish], toss together the salad ingredients. In a separate [dish], whisk together the dressing ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle juices on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken

Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

I can’t wait to try this recipe from Cafe Delites.

Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4 fillets
  • 3 teaspoons Italian spices*
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (for cooking)

*If you don’t have Italian spices, use Italian dried herbs. Or combine 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and 1 teaspoon dried parsley together.

Topping:

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ¼ of a red onion, finely chopped (or 3 cloves finely chopped garlic)
  • 4 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste

½ cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

Balsamic Glaze: (you can use store bought, or this recipe)

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Coat chicken with Italian spices, garlic and salt. Heat oil in a grill pan or skillet, and sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 6 minutes each side). Remove from pan; set aside and allow to rest.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, red onion, basil, olive oil in a bowl. Add salt. Top each chicken breast with the tomato mixture and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Serve immediately with balsamic glaze (optional).

Balsamic Glaze:

If making your own, prepare while chicken is cooking.

Combine sugar (if using) and vinegar in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes or until mixture has thickened and reduced to a glaze. (If not using sugar, allow to reduce for 12-15 minutes on low heat).

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!

 

 



Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


This recipe may not be super healthy, but I couldn’t resist
sharing Cooking Classy’s Lemon Cheesecake Mousse. It’s so nice to see bright spring colours!

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



77 Recipes

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


Tired of the same old thing for dinner! Try 77 Recipes’ Teriyaki Chicken Casserole.


It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Melted Snowman Cookies… oh my!

Posted on: January 4th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I love snowmen. I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe for Easy Melted Snowman Cookies!

Check out this fun way to serve veggies and dip during the holidays.

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Cranberry Orange Cake

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


This Cranberry Orange Cake sounds perfect for the holidays!

If you would like to bake some new kinds of cookies this year, check out these Fancy Christmas Cookies.

Check out this super easy Candy Cane Wreath–and the other seasonal ones!

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!