A classic Italian eggplant sauce gets a healthy makeover! Eggplant can soak up a lot of oil; we’ve reduced the amount here, and added a healthier pasta choice than the standard white pasta. Feel free to increase the hot pepper flakes.
Penne with Eggplant Sauce
Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
If you’ve never tried bulgur before, this vegetarian stuffed pepper is a perfect place to start. Whole wheat berries that have been steamed, dried and crushed, bulgur is high in fibre, B vitamins and iron.
Spaghetti with Peas and Peameal Bacon
Colourful and delicious, this warming dish makes a satisfying meal on a cold night.
Bistro Shrimp and Bacon Salad
A delicious warm main-course salad. Add a bottle of crisp white wine, and serve in tumblers for an authentic bistro touch.
Sunshine Hot Cakes
Kids love hand-held foods they can dip. These little hot cakes fit the bill, and are packed with veggies too.
Easy Weeknight Broccoli Pasta
Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse- it offers fibre, calcium, vitamins and phytochemicals. One bunch of broccoli is made up of several heads; one head is one individual stem plus its crown. You only need one head for this recipe.
Chicken and Bacon Salad
All the flavours of a club sandwich in a quick chop-and-toss salad. Use pre-cooked bacon to make it even quicker.
Moroccan Chicken and Rice
This recipe cleverly disguises last night’s leftover rotisserie chicken, turning it into an exotic meal by means of dried fruit, nuts and spices.
Deep-fried chickpea croquettes called falafel are a Middle Eastern specialty and are also a popular street food in Canada’s urban areas. Here we form falafel mixture into patties instead of croquettes and reduce the fat by frying in a nonstick pan.
Chicken with Vegetable Ragout
A ragout is a saucy French stew that can be made with meat or, as here, vegetables. It is much lighter than an Italian ragu, which is a thicker tomato-based meat sauce normally served over pasta.