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September 21, 2015

Meal Prep Mason Jar Salads – Lemon Chicken with Shallot Vinaigrette

Post by heartfoodie

One of the major changes we did to our diets were preparing these mason jar salads for our lunches. In my husband’s case, he started to eat lunch. Before he would skip that meal altogether. How he managed.. I don’t know… but when he started to eat lunch, he started to lose weight. There’s a common misconception that eating less will make you lose weight.

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September 10, 2015

Tamari Mustard Glazed Salmon w/ Braised Kale & Edamame Salad

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Looking for salmon recipes usually ends up with me hitting my head on the desk.. repeatedly. I get why people don’t like salmon… I get it… but this is THE recipe that converted my husband to a salmon hugger. On top of that, there are a lot of soy glazed recipes out there but I’m all for tamari. Less salty (so less sodium), deeper flavours and can come gluten-free.

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September 8, 2015

Panko Cajun Dry Wings vs. Sriracha Saucy Tang Wings

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Wingggging weekend! After a ton of chicken breast meals (lame) and a few days of barbecuing weather left, wings are a great treat. Reader beware, wings themselves are high in fat and cholesterol, how we prepared them are healthier than the deep-fried, battered, buttered version but don’t eat this weekly and don’t have a months portion in a sitting, yes.. I will judge you. If you haven’t noticed, we are all about moderation, not elimination. What’s great with wings are that spices and low sugar content sauces can add a lot of flavour. So we did a wing versus night.

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August 31, 2015

Peach Ginger Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

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Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me to enjoy. I like to get up and go, have a coffee and then dive into breakfast at my desk. With limited appliances at work, my options to preparing breakfast on site were limited. Cue in steel cut oats, one of the best foods to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. Rich in soluble fiber and slow releasing energy, it’s a great ingredient to slow cook and infuse flavours into. I prepare a batch from time to time, let it slow cook over night and wake up in the morning to the sweet aroma of goodness. I then grab it to go, heat it up at work add fruit, yogurt, nuts or all three and enjoy.

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August 30, 2015

Baked Turkey Meatballs w/ Simple Spicy Tomato Sauce and Barbecue Polenta

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This is what I call a weekend dish. It takes longer than my typical 30-minute dishes but I always have extra meatballs which I freeze to enjoy on a week night. Low in fat, cholesterol but high in protein and satisfaction. My not-so-secret turkey meatballs! Why is this good food good for you? Ground turkey vs. […]

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August 25, 2015

Lemon Garlic BBQ Chicken Drumsticks w/ Feta Walnut Green Salad

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Yay! Chicken with dark meat and skin. After a ton of chicken breast meals, it’s nice to change it up. Though a bit higher in fat content, it’s still a good alternative to other red meats. What’s great with drumsticks are that a little seasoning goes a long way. You don’t need to deep fry them in a fatty batter either and since it’s summer, take advantage of your barbecue and get some real nice flavour on that meat.

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