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  • Greek Quinoa

    Greek Quinoa

    This is a hearty vegetarian dish that could be served on it’s own or as a side dish. Quinoa is a rich source of protein and other vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin and foliate as well as iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc) which is an added bonus for this meal. Salad Ingredients: 1 cup raw quinoa (which expands to about 3 cups cooked) 1 red pepper, roasted 15 cherry tomatoes, roasted 1/2 diced green pepper lots of feta cheese, diced 15 whole black olives (There is a great tool to easily pit olives and it doubles as a cherry pitter) 1/2 cucumber, peeled and quartered Heat your oven (or even better, your toaster oven) to 400 and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Slice your red pepper in half, remove the stem and seeds and place on foil with skin side…

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  • Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

    Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

    On a hot day you may not want to turn on the oven and that is where a whole cooked chicken from the grocery store comes in very handy and can be found at Loblaws, Food Basics and Costco for $7- 10. There are many options when you have a flavorful rotisserie chicken ready to go (including lunch sandwiches), and fajitas is one of my favorites. Thinly slice and saute the following in coconut oil (or your choice of oil): 1 sweet onion 1 large bell pepper 1.5 cups of mushrooms While your veggies are softening in the pan: Tear and rinse large pieces of iceburg lettuce Grate cheese (about 1.5 cups) Cut cherry tomatoes in half Slice avocado Slice cooked chicken Open salsa and sour cream Once the vegetables are tender, layer all ingredients into a large leaf of clean dry lettuce, top it with…

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  • Tortilla Pizza

    Tortilla Pizza

    This recipe is great for a family on the go. The end product could even be rolled up and eaten in the car, plus, it’s a good way to consume veggies without a lot of fancy preparation. The great thing about “quick and easy” meals is that there is often a lot of room to modify the recipe based on what you have in the cupboard and you will still end up with a good tasting meal. You will need: 4 Whole wheat tortillas (or pitas) 8 tps Tomato sauce 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 2 cups of chopped vegetable (your choice) – broccoli, green pepper, mushroom, onion, spinach Meat (optional) Note: this recipe is completely versatile. You could use any kind of cheese you have on hand, plus you can swap in your favorite veggies and use leftover meat. Even the sauce could be…

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