Who says granola needs to be served in a bowl with a spoon in hand? This adorable dessert plays by the nutritional rules and requires no apology for going from hand to mouth. The seedy granola cups can also serve as a make-ahead breakfast.
Most vanilla-flavoured yogurt on store shelves is loaded with added sugars. A smart nutrition hack is to simply buy plain versions of yogurt and stir in your own vanilla extract flavouring.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
In large bowl, stir together oats, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, dried cranberries or cherries, apricots, cinnamon, and salt. In separate bowl, lightly beat egg and stir in honey and coconut oil. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until everything is moist.
Divide mixture among 12 standard-sized silicone or greased metal muffin cups. Using damp fingers, press mixture down and up the sides of each muffin cup to form bowl shapes. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges have browned. Let granola cups cool for several minutes in muffin pan to firm up further before unmoulding.
Stir together yogurt and vanilla. To serve, add dollops of vanilla yogurt to granola cups and sprinkle on cacao nibs, if using.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.