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Wholesome Chicken Vegetable Soup

One of the top food and nutrition trends that I think is worth making a habit of in 2017 - soup! I have huge love for soup and one pot meals in general. It's an easy way to load up on vegetables and get 2 or 3 food groups in a bowl. Soup is also a great way to minimize waste by using veggie scraps to make stock and to clean out the crisper using up fresh produce before it goes bad. With so much nutrition in one pot and the option to batch cook and freeze for later meals, soup is a no-brainer. This basic chicken soup recipe can easily be adjusted by adding any of your favourite vegetables to the mix. The recipe uses whole food forms for maximal flavour and nutrition density. I truly hope you come to love making and eating soup as much as I do!   Ingredients:...

Smokey Vegan Split Pea Soup

As part of The International Year of Pulses, I took the Pulse Pledge to cook one pulse-based meal per week for 10 weeks! The first feature pulse for the challenge was split peas. So naturally, split pea soup came to mind - a childhood favourite! I was looking to deliver the smokey flavour that comes with using ham or ham hocks, without actually having to use the animal source (because I am lazy and feel it's easier without meat, I too enjoy vegetarian meals, and so many of my clients are vegetarian). The key ingredient? Smoked paprika! We discovered this a few years ago, and it is a must-have on any spice rack. This recipe is simple, flavourful, and loaded with nutrients like fibre, folate, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and protein. Ingredients:...

Fresh & Fruity Non-Alcoholic Punch

  With the festive season upon us, many of our clients are eager to maintain their nutrition and wellness goals, while still participating in parties and events with coworkers, family and friends. And not everyone is eager to fill their bellies with booze. For those who prefer to keep the calories (and hangovers) to a minimum, who don't drink alcohol, pregnant women, or children having something fun, fizzy and festive to drink is important to feeling included in the festivities. Unfortunatley the options are often limited to sugar-laden soda pop. Boring. You are going to love this refreshing low calorie Punch - and it doesn't use a stitch of artificial sweeteners, nor did I compromise taste. It's fizzy, fresh, and flavourful... and the...

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