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May 9, 2016

I did something totally crazy

Hey Moms,

So I did something totally crazy;  a joke we spoke about at my last Freezefest.  I was having a friend over for lunch today and I wanted to find balance in my day and give more time to myself.   Cooking all morning to prepare for this lunch wasn’t in the cards.  I began by flipping through my recipes, gearing up to be cooking all morning in place of household chores, work and my workout.  BUT instead I said, “NO”;   I am going to grab 2 freezer meals that were prepared at my Freezefest last Thursday, set them out on my counter (heating up in the oven for 15 minutes) and whip up a salad to go with it.

I grabbed Curry Lentil Stew….it was delicious.  With a few slices of naan breads and I threw together this delicious Beet and Orange Salad to go with it.    Please share this recipe with your friends.

 

BEET and ORANGE SALAD

One of my favourite salads and a fantastic way to enjoy beets again. Full of iron and vitamin C

 

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • 3 medium beets, peeled, trimmed and diced
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned (2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2tbsp chopped green onion, green part only
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 100% orange juice or juice from orange
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of ground pepper

 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 450F.
  2. Place beets on oiled roasting pan.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and cook in oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Then uncover and cook for another 10 minutes until beets are tender when pierced with a fork; set aside to cool.
  5. In a large bowl gently toss beets with oranges and zest, onion, oil, orange juice, vinegar and pepper.
  6. To serve place quinoa, top with beet mixture

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait for my next Freezefest.   My next one is taking place on Tuesday September 20th 10:00am – 11:30am and Thursday September 22nd 7:30pm – 9:00pm to accommodate both the during the day and the evening crowd.  The cost is $39 to attend and you leave with 15-20 deliciously nutrition meals.  Ohh and by the way have you seen all of the food additives, stabilizers, enhancers and fillers in the ones you buy at the grocery store…even the ones that are supposed to be healthy..YUCK!  For more info and to get registered please email me at nutrition@highwaytohealth.ca or give me a call at 905-580-3574.  If you would like to host a Freezefest in your house, you literally just open up your house and I do all the rest…AND you receive over 20 meals that are gluten free and salt free and some are vegetarian too.

AND I always have a fabulous guest speaker to inspire us women!

Its a fantastic evening…Please watch for my Mother’s Day eye opening moment…coming up this week.

May 2, 2016

Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

Homemade Granola Bars … Nothing’s Better!

Here is how you make them … super-easy 🙂

1. Line an 8x8inch baking pan with foil letting it extend over the sides.  Grease with butter.

2. In a large bowl mix 1 cup of Pc Organics Granola/Blue menu/Natures Path/Enjoy Life or Kashi granola; 1 cup of rolled oats, ½ cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of diced honey dates (see variations below)

3. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg, ¼ cup honey, ¼ cup canola oil and ¼ tsp cinnamon.  Stir into granola mixture, then pat batter into pan.

4. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until browned.  When cool, use foil to life from pan.  Cut into bars.  Store at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.  Makes 9 squares.

5. Add big chunks of almonds, and unroasted cashews if desired.

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