Dippable finger foods always go down a treat with kids, and these fish sticks are no exception. Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse that, among other benefits, is a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, both of which you must get from your diet. To complete this meal, try serving the fish sticks and zesty yogurt sauce alongside roasted sweet potato wedges or celery and carrot sticks.
This coating would also be delicious used on strips of chicken instead of fish. Use recipe as directed, but take note that the baking time may be longer.
Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Line rimmed baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
In small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup (125 mL) yogurt, pickles, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Set aside until ready to use.
In large frying pan, place uncooked quinoa and place pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until quinoa is toasted and fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove frying pan from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Transfer quinoa to food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer ground quinoa to shallow bowl and set aside.
In another shallow bowl, whisk together flour, paprika, thyme, and cumin. Set aside next to ground quinoa.
In third shallow bowl, whisk together remaining 2 Tbsp (30 mL) yogurt, water, and egg until well combined. Set aside next to two other bowls.
Working with one piece of fish at a time, first dredge fish in flour mixture, gently shaking off the excess. Then dip in egg mixture before coating completely in ground quinoa. Place fish in a single layer on prepared baking tray. Repeat until all fish has been coated.
Bake fish for 7 minutes. With tongs, turn fish over and return to oven to bake until fish strips are golden brown and cooked through, about another 7 to 9 minutes. Serve fish sticks warm with yogurt sauce on the side for dipping.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.
This gloriously comforting dish gets its creamy lusciousness from a can of white beans. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand instead of broccoli. Pass the pasta Instead of regular pasta, consider serving this sauce over zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, or cooked spaghetti squash.
This nut-free take on classic queso dip is everything you want and more. Paired with chips, crackers, or crudités, this creamy, zesty, smoky, and oh-so-satisfying dip is easy enough to whip up for a cozy snack or as an appetizer for company. Go nuts! If you’re okay to eat nuts, try substituting sunflower seeds with 1 cup (250 mL) raw cashews.