Archives For Healthy Fats

Summer Salad

09/14/2016 — Leave a comment

Our favourite outing in the summer is a trip to our local farmer’s market.  We go once or twice (sometimes even three times!) every week during the spring, summer, and fall.  We love taking our friends, family, guests, and visitors on this simple and fun excursion, before coming back to our home to enjoy all of the fresh food.

summer-salad

In this recipe, I combine my favourite, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables into a lovely summer salad that will go well with any barbecue, potluck, or picnic with family and friends.

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We recently purchased several large frozen chickens from a farmer who lives down the road.  Since a large whole chicken has so much meat on it, I always have lots of leftovers to use in new recipes.  This recipe for chicken stroganoff with coconut milk is one of my favourites.

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It is the perfect comfort food for chilly fall days.

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Summer Snowballs2

For a fun and tasty cool summer treat, these frozen coconut snowballs are easy to make and serve.  They are made with three simple ingredients, including coconut oil so the kiddos can enjoy a serving of healthy fat without even knowing it!

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Chimichurri

09/07/2014 — 3 Comments

During our layover at the Miami Airport, we ordered breakfast at a small restaurant. After we had been served our eggs, bacon, and fruit, the chef came up to me with a small dish of smooth green sauce.

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“Would you like some chimichurri with your meal?” he asked smiling. Continue Reading…

These popsicles are a delicious treat on a hot summer day. Not only do they taste rich and creamy, but they also replenish electrolytes that may have been lost after sweating in the heat. These all-fruit delights are dairy-free, nut-free, and sugar-free.

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They are so easy to make, but they also taste so refreshing and wonderful that one would never guess that they contain only a few simple ingredients! Continue Reading…

Carrot Salad

08/05/2014 — Leave a comment

This is one of our favourite salads. My little one not only enjoys helping to make it, but he also loves to eat it. He usually starts tasting it before we have finished preparing it.

carrot salad

This is a quick and easy side to prepare that goes with almost any summer meal.

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Dips are a great way to add calories and nutrition to a meal or snack. Kids not only love to eat with their fingers, but they also enjoy using their food to dunk and scoop.

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Providing a simple dip can make a toddler’s meal even more fun.  Continue Reading…

During our lunch today, my son started dipping his watermelon into the olive oil on his plate. I thought that it was really cute. After watching him do this for a while, my husband decided to try it. “Hey! It is really good,” he said, “You should try it. The flavours really balance each other out.”

cucumber watermelon salad

I laughed skeptically and finished my meal, as I watched them continue to dip their watermelon into olive oil. Then my son started adding cucumber to the watermelon on his fork, and dunking both of them in olive oil. Continue Reading…