Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

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Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Black bean enchiladas with bell peppers, onions, and the easiest homemade red enchilada sauce! Top with a healthy avocado cream sauce. I have to address something first and foremost: do not be intimidated by this recipe! I’m afraid you’re going to scroll down, see the long list of ingredients, and get scared away from making it. But it’s really not that bad! The recipe is broken up into 3 parts: Enchilada sauce Avocado cream sauce Making the enchiladas To spread your work time apart, you can make the sauces one day and then assemble it all the next day. If … Read More

The Best Tofu You Will Ever Eat (gluten free and vegan)

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Meatless, Recipes18 Comments

The Best Tofu You Will Ever Eat... guaranteed!

A super easy way to make TEXTURE perfect baked tofu! The outside turns out crisp and ready to be tossed in your favourite sauce. It took me a while to learn to  LIKE tofu. I would tolerate it when my vegan friends would make tofu dishes, but I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around actually LIKING it. It doesn’t have much of a taste and is actually quite special in the way that it can take on other flavours. It was definitely a mental block. Tofu just didn’t sound appetizing. When my baby started to eat solid food I bought him … Read More

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa (or stovetop directions)

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa

For this recipe, I pulled together all the classic flavours of red hot wings into a healthy, balanced meal: chicken, Frank’s, carrots & celery, and bleu or mozza cheese. LEARN HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN QUINOA (47 sec): why this instant pot buffalo chicken quinoa is a smart choice Please meet my new favourite condiment: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! Since Frank’s is entirely associated with wings in my mind I didn’t even think about it as a sauce I could use in my everyday cooking. One day, out of curiosity, I picked up a bottle and read the label. … Read More

5 Minute Chicken Taco Salad

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Chicken Taco Salad

With a store bought rotisserie chicken, you can prepare the meat for a chicken taco salad in 5 minutes! Hands up if you love rotisserie chicken! Picking up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken at the grocery store is one of my favourite mealtime shortcuts. In a few minutes I remove the meat from the chicken, and then I can use it in recipes throughout the week! This recipe is a simple way to turn rotisserie chicken into taco filling! Just use whatever ingredients you have on hand to throw together a salad. #onefamilyonemeal One of the biggest feeding traps parents fall … Read More

Sheet Pan Dinner with Pork and Dried Plums

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sheet pan pork and dried plums

This sheet pan dinner combines pork and dried plums with onions and walnuts, in a quick and easy fine dining experience with a hidden agenda: bone health! I want to talk about this delicious sheet pan dinner. I really do. It’s got pork, dried plums, walnuts, onions, and it is my favourite thing right now. But first, we need to talk about how it supports bone health, and why that’s so important. why you (yes you) need to start paying attention to your bones If you’re under 30, preventing a hip fracture in 40 years is probably not on your … Read More

Healthy Egg Mcmuffin Copycat (freezer meal) [+ VIDEO]

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healthy egg mcmuffin copycat

Keep these healthy egg mcmuffin copycats in your freezer for a quick go-to meal that’s much faster and cheaper than pulling through the drive-thru! I’m pretty good at handling in-store samples. I happily take one, enjoy it, and keep moseying on down the aisle. But not this time. It was only a toasted and buttered English muffin, but I saw it as more… I saw…. Breakfast muffins! Luckily turkey breast and sliced cheese were on sale. I grabbed some eggs and off I went, nearly skipping home in excitement! It’s hard to skip when you’re carrying a baby and pushing … Read More

The Big Salad… how to build a meal-worthy salad

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes, Salad2 Comments

Mango Quinoa Nourish Bowl

Have you ever eaten a salad and then felt hungry again fifteen minutes later? Then you may suffer from Small Salad Syndrome! A big salad won’t leave you hungry, and it’s a tremendous way to help you meet your daily servings of veggies. A plate-sized salad could equal 4-5 servings of veggies! Vegetables are important for nourishing your body with vitamins and minerals. Did you know that fruits and vegetables are the ONLY foods that have Vitamin C? Scurvy develops when Vitamin C levels drop very low, and until recently we thought scurvy was long gone. We’re talking about a … Read More