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  • Sabudana is a light-meal choice for all fasting days. Sabudana, also known as Tapioca, makes a great Khichdi. Tapioca Khichdi is great for a delicious breakfast or snack. This recipe is mildly spiced and groundnuts give it a light crunch. Be sure not to soak the Sabudana for too long or in too much water, or you will get starchy mush. On the other hand, a little less water and it will roll off your palm like balls of mercury.Explore Recipe »

  • If you have a pressure cooker with a quick release feature, you can use that instead of running it under cold water to bring the temperature down.Explore Recipe »

  • This refreshing recipe features a great mix of fish, asparagus, lemon, and crumbled feta.Explore Recipe »

  • Fillets of fresh salmon cooked in spices until tender to which pureed spinach is added. It is only cooked till the meat is cooked, and the color of spinach is not changed, keeping it as lovely vibrant green. To the goodness of fresh salmon providing with essential omega three fatty acids is mixed the iron rich goodness of spinach to make a lovely side dish.Explore Recipe »

  • If you want a quick and healthy snack that is both low in calories and filling, then this recipe is for you. It is highly nutritious and tastes exceptionally good. It can be eaten as a snack or you can incorporate it in your main course menu as a salad side dish. It can serve as an appetizer too.Explore Recipe »

  • Sardines are great for heart health and for lowering blood cholesterol. This dish is a clever twist for people who want to eat fish with rotis or phulkas without the curry. Sardine sabzee takes 5 minutes of preparation time for cleaning the fish and another 15 minutes to cook.Explore Recipe »

  • No one will ever know that you didn't use real pork sausage in this recipe--it tastes exactly the same and makes great party food for carnivores and vegetarians alike.Explore Recipe »

  • This dish is elegant enough to serve to guests but quick enough for any weeknight dinner. Serve with steamed rice and broccoli.Explore Recipe »

  • Fava beans, also called broad beans, have a tough outer hull that can be a little difficult and time-consuming to remove. Instead, look for frozen favas and save yourself a little time.Explore Recipe »

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    Green beans are a staple of many Mediterranean diets, and for good reason. They’re an excellent source of a variety of vitamins, including A, C, and K. Boiled green beans are also low in fat and packed with minerals like manganese, calcium, and potassium, which is essential for normal heart function and maintaining blood pressure. Throw in some slivered or chopped raw almonds — high in vitamin E, copper, and magnesium — and you’ve got a healthy side dish to be reckoned with! Pair with baked boneless pork chops for high protein and low fat.Explore Recipe »

  • Apples contain soluble fiber. When eaten on a regular basis, soluble fiber helps significantly decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol. Keep the skins on to reap the most heart-healthy benefits. Explore Recipe »

  • Ask for dry-packed sea scallops at your local seafood market. These aren't soaked in a salty solution, which adds weight and increases sodium content. Before cooking, be sure to remove the tough membrane on the outside of the scallop.Explore Recipe »

  • Salads are a wonderful way to keep fit, especially if you are on a weight loss diet or are suffering from high cholesterol, heart disorders or diabetes. This salad is colorful, tasty, healthy and quick to prepare.Explore Recipe »

  • Ready to try a tasty new dish? We hope you’re looking forward to putting salmon on the menu tonight. Explore Recipe »

  • To intensify the mushrooms' flavor in the sauce, add them to the hot oil in one even layer. Don't stir or move them until one side is dark golden brown. Then stir and continue cooking until evenly browned.Explore Recipe »

  • Give your chicken salad some Asian flair. Make more than you need for some quick and satisfying left-overs. Bring along on a picnic or pack for a next-day lunch.Explore Recipe »

  • When sauteing shiitake mushrooms, you want to brown them really well to get the most flavour. If your family doesn't like tofu, try substituting lean cooked chicken.Explore Recipe »

  • Low in calories and in fat, shrimp is a great source of protein. Paired with black beans, they make for tasty bites in this recipe.Explore Recipe »

  • Jambalaya is a Creole dish commonly associated with New Orleans, and it's similar to the Spanish dish paella. This version of the regional specialty uses low-fat turkey sausage and shrimp and cooks in just half an hour.Explore Recipe »

  • Fried shrimp are a crowd-pleasing favorite, but they're also packed with saturated fat. In this recipe, shrimp are breaded and then baked to produce crispy and crunchy treat without the extra calories.Explore Recipe »

  • The island of Sicily is known for its citrus, olives, and seafood. This dish combines all the best the Mediterranean island has to offer in one bowl. Explore Recipe »

  • Make this sauce only when you have truly ripe tomatoes and an excellent olive oil on hand. Because the sauce only has three ingredients, each one needs to be the best you can find.Explore Recipe »

  • Serve this yummy dessert as a fall supper finale, or add it to your morning routine to make any morning special. The fun is in the apple choices; try a combo of sweet and tart varieties according to your taste. Up the yum factor even more when you top each portion with a bit of paleo coconut ice cream.Explore Recipe »

  • Just because the weather has turned a little cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy barbecue. Your slow cooker is the key to these tender, yet juicy chops. Explore Recipe »

  • When the weather gets cold it’s time for a winter favorite. But pot roast needn’t have a lot of fat to be tasty. Made in a slow cooker, it’s also as simple as can beExplore Recipe »

  • Start this in the morning before you go to work and reap the rewards of a deliciously savory supper in the evening. Hours of slow cooking renders the beef meltingly tender for some old school comfort food.Explore Recipe »

  • Don’t let it’s reputation fool you, slow cookers can be magic in your kitchen. It gently cooks meats slowly over long periods of time making for some of the most tender dishes you’ll ever taste.Explore Recipe »

  • Oats are an ideal breakfast food, giving you with long-lasting energy and providing you with a helpful nutrient - beta-glucan - that has been shown to reduce levels of bad cholesterol. Explore Recipe »

  • You’ll often find open-faced sandwiches like this at quaint Parisian bistros. You can bring the essence of the City of Light into your home. Simply serve this meal with a green salad or a cup of soup for a filling lunch or dinner.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. Peaches are undeniably the fruit of choice in the south, but you don't have to be southern to enjoy this beverage. Fresh buttermilk adds a pleasing tanginess and blends well with peaches. Tip: Use frozen peaches to achieve an icy smoothness.Explore Recipe »

  • This recipe features chicken breasts seasoned with cumin and served with spicy Southwestern rice. This one-dish dinner is not only a crowd-pleaser; it's also low in calories and fat.Explore Recipe »

  • Frittatas are easy to make, store, and transport, which makes them perfect for a homemade office lunch. And while we’re used to making giant frittatas for big family brunches, they can also come individually sized! Make a dozen of these savory, spicy frittata muffins, freeze some, and take a few to reheat for lunch. Pair them with a fresh grapefruit and avocado salad for happiness on the go. Explore Recipe »

  • For a nice change of pace, substitute this dip anywhere you'd use tomato salsa. Try it spooned over grilled chicken, poached fish, or as a chip dip.Explore Recipe »

  • The robust flavors of the southwest pair wonderfully with meaty salmon fillets. Try to find wild salmon--the flavor is more pronounced.Explore Recipe »

  • Although it may sound intimidating, smoking meats on your grill is actually quite simple and yields a deep rich flavor. This recipe calls for pork tenderloin, but you can use this technique for almost any variety and cut of meat.Explore Recipe »

  • Put a southwestern spin on this traditional dish with some salsa, chili, and Mexican cheese.Explore Recipe »

  • Substitute traditional pasta (and the carbs that come with it) for this delicious alternative that goes perfectly with turkey meatballs.Explore Recipe »

  • Cardamom brings an exciting flavour to this traditional banana pudding. Serve this creamy snack after a spicy Indian feast for a complimentary cooling taste.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a new, festive twist on normal black tea. Experiment with other spices and fruit zests to find a flavour combination that works for you.Explore Recipe »

  • Warm spiced, yet sweet milk try this hot drink sat by the fire after an afternoon walk. Great for kids and adults alike.Explore Recipe »

  • Yummy fresh, easy to make spicy bean burgers, these taste great as burgers, in wraps or even as entrees.Explore Recipe »

  • Marinades both tenderize and season meats and many bottled salad dressings serve as wonderful marinades. In this recipe, you'll use bottled Italian dressing as a fat-free marinade for grilled beef round. Serve it with tortillas, fat-free sour cream and salsa, and you'll be hosting a fantastic, super-fast fajita feast.Explore Recipe »

  • Imitation meat crumbles, featured in this recipe, add texture and flavor to soups and stews without extra fat or cholesterol. You can also use them in casseroles, tacos or in place of cooked ground beef in most recipes.Explore Recipe »

  • Working more fish into your diet is a great way to increase your servings of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You can substitute almost any flaky white fish for the catfish -- try tilapia.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this spicy twist on your next steak dinner. If you can't find canned chipotle peppers, substitute 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried, ground chipotle pepper.Explore Recipe »

  • Instead of corn bread, try serving these spicy corn cakes. Although they may look like pancakes, they’re great with meats with a lot of sauce. If you serve them for breakfast, you may want to leave out the jalapeno. Explore Recipe »

  • This spicy take on classic hash browns is the perfect accompaniment to a full English breakfast. Serve with smoked salmon and Greek yogurt for a warming and filling lunch.Explore Recipe »

  • Acorn squash is often served with lots of butter, brown sugar, and nuts, making this fall vegetable very unhealthy. Instead, we cut the squash into semicircles and quickly roasted them with a quick and easy glaze.Explore Recipe »

  • If you're suffering from high cholesterol levels, squid are not for you because they contain peak amounts of cholesterol amongst majority of sea foods. Cleaning squids can take a lot of time and effort, so unless you want to flog yourself try getting cleaned ones that are cut in to small rings.Explore Recipe »

  • These little gems are the perfect party food! Tiny and tasty, they pack just the right kick of spice. Stuffing them with quinoa is a healthy way to add in protein without the meat.Explore Recipe »

  • This frittata also features nutmeg, parmesan cheese, and cooked small shrimp.Explore Recipe »

  • Similar to omelettes or quiches, frittatas provide a backdrop for an endless combination of ingredients. In this case, we're using nutrient-rich mushrooms and spinach that burst with flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • Celebrate the arrival of spring with this classic and simple salad. It provides a healthful dose of vitamin B, iron, and fiber.Explore Recipe »

  • For this sprout salad, you can make sprouts at home or buy a packet from your local grocer. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables to make this salad more flavourful. The dressing is very light, making it a great salad for those wanting to lose weight.Explore Recipe »

  • These steamed dumplings are inspired from a traditional Gujarati snack called Muthia, which uses three kinds of flours and a variety of spices. We are reducing the cooking time here by using a microwave steamer. Bottle gourd and cabbage can be used instead of carrots.Explore Recipe »

  • Harsher cooking methods, like boiling, frying, and microwaving, significantly reduce important vitamins and folic acid by almost 50 percent. Steaming, on the other hand, only reduces these nutrients by about 15 percent. Explore Recipe »

  • Steaming fish and poultry is a great way to lock in flavor, moisture, vitamins, and minerals. Be sure to serve the fish with some of the steaming liquid, as the liquid will soak up the flavor from the salmon and vegetables.Explore Recipe »

  • To make slicing the beef easy and also get nice even cuts, place the steak in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. To make this dish gluten-free, substitute an equal amount of tamari for the soy sauce. Explore Recipe »

  • This lactose free, low sodium dish features chopped walnuts, an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, and other nutrients.Explore Recipe »

  • For a more nutritious alternative, make your own frozen treats at home using fresh fruit and yogurt.Explore Recipe »

  • Tofu has been identified as a heart-healthier alternative to meats—especially red meat. One month-long study showed that when compared to a lean meat diet, participants who ate tofu experienced a significant decrease in total cholesterol, among other heart health benefits. Recipe submitted by Jinsong Ni.Explore Recipe »

  • Stuffed Paratha is a favorite Indian recipe, usually eaten as a main dish with curd, chutney, pickle, or any vegetable dish. Made of whole wheat, this recipe is a rich source of fiber. Stuffing can be varied according to choice in taste and includes potatoes, cauliflower, radish, cottage cheese, paneer, or keema.Explore Recipe »

  • This meal-for-one is a great way to use up leftovers! It can be easily adapted for the ingredients you have on hand. If you are out of peppers, stuff a tomato instead. If you have leftover quinoa, use it in place of rice. If you are missing chicken, substitute cooked beef, shrimp, tofu, or black beans. The possibilities are nearly endless!Explore Recipe »

  • This dish will comfort you in the winter months without packing on the pounds. Substitute sweet potatoes for added nutritional value.Explore Recipe »

  • An inventive way to liven up turnips, the peas in this recipe bring a new texture to a sometimes dull root vegetable while the mint sauce adds a zing of flavour.Explore Recipe »

  • Great for summer backyard grilling, the whole family will love these kebabs. To prepare a day ahead of time, thread meat and vegetables onto skewers without marinating. When you start the grill, place the skewers in the marinade and let sit for 30 minutes.Explore Recipe »

  • Chicken soup isn't just for winter evenings and fighting the flu -- it's also a great showcase for fresh summer vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Serve with a light green salad for a weekday dinner.Explore Recipe »

  • Add a spoonful of crushed nuts or granola for a refreshing breakfast or eat as is for a delicious summer snack. Ingredients are easily substituted, so try this recipe with whatever watery fruits you have in the fridge--even tomatoes.Explore Recipe »

  • A pot pie is one of the ultimate American comfort foods. This version is packed with fresh seasonal vegetables and uses vegetable broth as a base for its creamy sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. Almond milk gives this smoothie a rich, creamy flavor and texture that can't be beat. An equal amount of soy, rice, or regular milk can be substituted for the almond milk.Explore Recipe »

  • Every household has their own version of pumpkin curry or pumpkin sabji. For this recipe, you can use any variety of pumpkin. Although traditionally served with poori, this sweet and sour sabji is a good addition to your lunch or dinner menu and can be eaten with chapatti or rice.Explore Recipe »

  • Malt vinegar is a staple in most British pubs. It's traditionally served with fish and chips, but it has so many more uses. Combined with honey, it makes a tangy glaze that is perfect with quickly seared chicken breasts.Explore Recipe »

  • To give this dish a Moroccan flavor, try adding a handful of raisins and a teaspoon each of turmeric, cinnamon, and ground ginger. Explore Recipe »

  • This sweet bread is a delicious hot or cold snack for kids on the go or to serve alongside your favourite Indian feast.Explore Recipe »

  • This party mix is a little sweet, a little spicy, and totally addictive. But don't feel guilty--it's very low in fat.Explore Recipe »

  • These burgers are so fantastic, you may just want to give up eating beef burgers. These “burgers” are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene from the sweet potatoes and lime, and they pack some heat from the jalapeno. If you like more heat, go ahead and add another! Explore Recipe »

  • Save yourself some time and tears and let the grocery store do some of the work for you. Many stores now sell chopped onion in the produce section.Explore Recipe »

  • Use left-over mash potato (sweet or white) that's been chilled for at least 24 hours for best results. Serve with butter as a snack or on the side of a fry up.Explore Recipe »

  • The easiest and best way to get mashed sweet potatoes is to roast them whole in the skin at 350 degrees until tender. Remove and scoop flesh out of the skins and mash.Explore Recipe »

  • Eat these delicious rotis hot or cold, served alongside your favourite Indian feast.Explore Recipe »

  • This recipe appears in day 27 of the HealthAhead 30-Day Meal Plan. Get the list of all of week four's recipes here.Explore Recipe »


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