The farmers’ market gives kids a chance not only to see where their produce comes from, but also to connect with those who are humanely raising meat and poultry. It’s a teachable moment for any age, showing that our chicken dinner doesn’t need to come from a plastic package.
Kid-friendly kitchen jobs: Peeling carrots, whisking the gravy, and building their own bowls.
Kid-friendly food swaps: Slice the carrots for little hands to enjoy as finger food “fries” and skip the chili flakes.
Make these sushi bowls plant-based by using extra-firm tofu or tempeh cubes instead of chicken.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
On large baking sheet, roast chicken until juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes. Rest for 5 minutes before slicing or shredding.
For miso gravy, in medium saucepan, combine water, vinegar, miso, coconut oil, cornstarch or arrowroot, honey, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Whisking constantly, bring to a boil and cook for 30 seconds, until thickened. Cover and set aside. Reheat briefly before serving.
Build bowls with sections of cooked chicken, brown rice, nori, carrot, and avocado. Drizzle gravy over bowls and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chili flakes. Serve.
This recipe is part of the A Week of Healthy Recipes collection.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
While on your burger journey, visit Jamaica, where you’ll find the spicy jerk flavours native to this beautiful island. Maple syrup adds a unique, sticky sweetness, while fresh lime juice highlights the fresh, tangy flavours of the Caribbean. Try making your own jerk seasoning or purchase store-bought for an easy shortcut.