These breakfast pops are the perfect way to start a summer day. The surprise addition of homemade granola embedded in the pop takes this from a snack-time treat to a filling breakfast to fuel the day ahead. Incorporating fermented foods, such as yogurt, into our diet helps to enhance the body’s absorption of proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Customize these breakfast pops with whatever combination of fruit you have on hand.
Start by making granola. In medium-sized frying pan, bring coconut oil and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup to a boil over medium heat. Stir in oats, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, hemp hearts, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring often, until granola is toasted, golden brown, and fragrant, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove frying pan from heat and allow granola to cool to room temperature in pan. Once cooled, granola may be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
To make popsicles, in medium bowl, with rubber spatula, fold together yogurt, chopped berries, vanilla, and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup. Divide mixture among 9 - 3 oz (90 mL) popsicle moulds. Top each popsicle with about 2 Tbsp (30 mL) granola and gently press into yogurt mixture until just submerged. Reserve any remaining granola for another use. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours or overnight. Unmould and enjoy. Yogurt pops will keep in freezer for up to 1 week.
This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.
If you’re hungry for a nighttime snack, then spoon up this creamy, sweet-tart yogurt bowl to help promote some sweet dreams. It’s also a great breakfast option with a little granola tossed on top. The cherry compote can be made up to 5 days in advance. Less is more Many people would be surprised by the amount of added sugar that can be found in flavoured yogurts, including vanilla. A healthier option is to select products that are labelled “plain” and then let natural sweetness come from fruit toppings.
For many of us, turkey is a comfort food that recalls happy memories. This stew is one that is comforting both to make and to eat. Simmered slowly over a few hours, turkey drumsticks deliver rich flavour as well as a huge punch of protein. Tarragon gives it a fresh, bright pop of flavour that balances the earthy richness of the stew. Turkey contains high levels of B vitamins and selenium, as well as tryptophan, which has been explored in recent research for its role in the formation of the mood regulator serotonin. Leftover turkey You can also make this dish with leftover cooked turkey. Simply start the recipe by browning the leek and onion and adding stock, carrots, and parsnips. When the vegetables are tender, add cooked turkey and continue with the recipe [object Object]