5 Healthy PASTA SALAD Recipes | Back-To-School 2017


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Back-to-School Recipes
5 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Healthy Snack Recipes

Frequently Used & Favorite Items

Tortellini Salad
Dressing:
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups tortellini, cooked and rinsed with cold water
2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
½ cup salami, diced
½ cup olives, sliced
½ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
1 cup baby bocconcini

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and pour over dressing.
Enjoy!

Tuna Salad
Dressing:
½ cup plain yogurt
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 tbsp dill, chopped
2 tsp prepared horseradish
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups pasta shells, cooked and rinsed with cold water
1 red pepper, diced
1 can tuna, drained and flaked
¼ cup green onion, chopped
¼ cup parsley, chopped

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and dress with yogurt dressing.
Enjoy!

Crunchy Noodle Salad
Dressing:
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp agave
1 garlic clove, grated
½ tsp ginger, freshly grated
1 tbsp oil

Salad:
3 cups vermicelli noodles, cooked and rinsed with cold water
½ cup red cabbage, shredded
½ cup cucumber, julienned
½ cup carrot, julienned
¼ cup green onions, sliced

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and drizzle with dressing.
Enjoy!

Veggie Fusilli
Dressing:
½ lemon, juiced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
½-1 garlic clove, grated
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups fusilli, cooked and rinsed with cold water
2 cups broccolini, cut into 1 inch pieces and steamed
1 cup radicchio, thinly sliced
1 cup baby bocconcini
¼ cup basil, chopped

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together and pour over dressing.
Enjoy!

Bruschetta Pasta Salad
Dressing:
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½-1 garlic clove, grated
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups linguine, cooked and rinsed with cold water
1 cup tomatoes, diced
¼ cup red onions, finely diced
¼ cup basil, chopped
Parmesan for garnish

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and pour over dressing. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan.
Enjoy!

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5 Healthy MEAL PREP Ideas | Back-To-School 2017

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More Meal Prep Menus
Back-to-School Recipes
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Healthy Snack Recipes

Frequently Used & Favorite Items

Menu 1
Turkey Meatballs
1lb ground turkey
½ cup green onions, chopped
½-1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup crushed pineapple
1 egg
2 tbsp Sriracha
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, reserving 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce. Using hands, shape meatballs & place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375ºF for 25-30 min, or until golden & cooked through. Glaze with remaining hoisin sauce

Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw
1 small red cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, julienned or shredded
½ red onion, diced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
Salt & pepper

In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots & onion. Season with oil, vinegar, honey & salt & pepper

Brown rice
Lime & Cilantro garnish

Menu 2
Fajita Chicken
2 red bell pepper, sliced
2 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper
Oil

In a small bowl, whisk together spices & set aside. In a large pan over med-high heat, add peppers, onion & chicken. Season with spices. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn kernels, cooked
1 red pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tsp chili powder
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, minced
2 limes, zest and juice
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

In a medium saucepan, bring rice, water & garlic to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat & let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in lime juice & cilantro.

Menu 3
Greek Chicken
4 chicken breasts
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper

Place chicken on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. Season with lemon zest & juice, garlic powder, oregano, & salt & pepper. Bake at 375ºF for 15-20 min, or until chicken is cooked through

Cucumber & Tomatoes with Feta
2 cups cucumber, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup feta, crumbled
2 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tsp greek seasoning
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper

Tzatziki
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cucumber
1-2 garlic cloves, grated
½ lemon, zest and juice
¼ cup dill, chopped
Salt & pepper

Peel, seed & grate cucumber. Using a clean kitchen towel, squeeze out excess water. In a med bowl, combine greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon zest & juice, dill & salt & pepper

Cooked Quinoa

Menu 4
Lemon Dill Salmon
4 6oz salmon fillets
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dill, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste.
1 lemon, sliced (with rind on)

Season salmon with dill & salt and pepper to taste. Place on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet & top with lemon slices. Bake at 375ºF for 10-12 min, or until salmon is cooked through.

Steamed Broccoli & Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed & cut into thirds
1 broccoli crown, cut into florets

Heat 1 inch of water in a large pot. Combine veggies in a steamer basket. Steam for 5-7 min or until vegetables turn bright green but still retain some of their crispness. Run under cool water to prevent further cooking

White Rice with Parsley
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, grated
Salt & pepper
¼ cup parsley, chopped
½ lemon, juiced

In a med saucepan, bring rice & water to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat and let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in garlic, parsley & lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper

Menu 5
Garlic Shrimp
1lb shrimp, peeled
3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)
Salt & pepper
oil

In a large skillet over med-high heat add oil. Add shrimp & cook for 2-3 min. Add garlic & season with salt & pepper to taste. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until shrimp is cooked through.

Green Beans
2 lbs green beans, tips removed

In a large pot with 1 inch of water & a steamer basket, bring to a boil. Add beans to basket and cover. Cook for 5-7 min, or until beans are cooked to your liking. Run under cold water to stop cooking

Chinese Fried Quinoa
2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
2 eggs, beaten (optional)
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
oil

In a large wok or skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add onion & carrots & cook for 3-4 min. Add peas, carrots & garlic & cook for another min. Push veggies to one side of the pan and scramble eggs on the opposite side. Once eggs are cooked, add quinoa and mix. Season with soy sauce. Cook for another min.

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5 Healthy Lunch Bowls | Back-To-School 2017

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Back-to-School Recipes
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Healthy Snack Recipes
Shrimp & Asparagus Bowl
Calories: 385
2 cups mixed greens
1 cup steamed asparagus, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
1 avocado, sliced
¾ cup chili shrimp, cooked
1 lemon wedge

Vegan Banh Mi Bowl
Calories: 341
1 cup brown rice, cooked
½ cup red cabbage, shredded
2 carrot, julienned
3 radish, finely sliced
4oz grilled tofu
1 tbsp ginger dressing
1 green onion, chopped
Chili slices for garnish

Buffalo Chicken Salad Bowl
Calories: 454
2 cups romaine, chopped
1 carrot, sliced into coins
1 celery stalk, sliced
¾ cup buffalo chicken, cooked and shredded
1 tbsp blue cheese dressing:  http://bit.ly/17rGu7e
1 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled

Mediterranean Couscous Bowl
Calories: 498
2 cups couscous, cooked
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup cucumber, diced
¼ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
¼ cup roasted red peppers, sliced
1 tbsp Italian dressing
Parsley for garnish

Philly Cheese Bowl
Calories: 590
1 cup rice, cooked
½ cup mushrooms, quartered and roasted
½ cup green pepper, diced and roasted
¼ cup red onion, cooked and sliced
¼ cup provolone cheese, shredded
3oz steak, cooked and sliced
1 tbsp steak sauce

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EASY Cherry Tart | Tastes of Summer

Featured Recipes:
How to Pit Cherries
Cherry Bomb Smoothie
Cherry Pineapple Lemonade
Cherry Mint Mojito
Puff Pastry Pinwheels
Cherry Baked Oatmeal
Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding
Cherry Cheesecake FroYo Pop

Cherry Tart
Crust Ingredients:
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
¼-½ cup cold water

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and sugar. Add butter and mix until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add ¼ cup of ice water and begin to mix. If mixture is too dry, add some more water until dough comes together into a ball. Divide into two balls. Cover each ball in plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Do not over knead dough to avoid tough crust.

Filling Ingredients:
3 cups pitted cherries
2 tbsp cornstarch
¼-1 cup sugar, depending on if you are using sour or sweet cherries
½ lemon, juiced
1 egg, beaten for egg wash
1 tbsp sugar for sprinkling

In a large bowl, mix together cherries, cornstarch, sugar and lemon juice. Set aside. Once dough has rested, on a well floured surface, roll out dough to fit your well greased baking dish. Line the base of your pie plate or tart shell with dough. Fill dish with cherry mixture. To create a lattice top, cut rolled out dough into ½ inch strips. Created a lattice pattern on pie and brush top of tart with egg wash and sprinkle over sugar. Bake at 350ºF for 40-45 minutes, or until crust is golden. If crust is browning too quickly, loosely cover with foil.  Allow pie to cool before serving.
Enjoy!
*Tip: bake pie on a foil-lined baking sheet to catch any juices that may bubble out of pie.

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EASY Blueberry Lemon Muffins | Tastes of Summer

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 plain yogurt
1 ½ cup buttermilk
1 egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 cup blueberries

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, buttermilk, egg, oil and lemon zest & juice. Fold in dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir in blueberries. Divide mixture up into a lined muffin tin. Bake at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean.

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EASY Strawberry Shortcake | Tastes of Summer

Strawberry Shortcake
Biscuit Ingredients:
2 cups flour
¼ cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter, cold and cubed
¾ cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten for egg wash
2 tbsp sugar for sprinkling

In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together flour, sugar baking powder and salt. Add butter and mix until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix until dough comes together into a ball. Transfer dough to a work surface and flatten out with a rolling pin or your hands until it’s ¾ of an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter or a mason jar lid, cut out circles. Place circles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 350ºF for 12-15 minutes, or until biscuits are lightly golden and baked through.

Strawberries and Cream Filling Ingredients:
3 cups strawberries, quartered
2-3 tbsp sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1-2 tbsp icing sugar
1 vanilla bean

In a small bowl, mix strawberries with sugar. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, whisk cream until it begins to thicken. Gently sprinkle in icing sugar and vanilla and continue to whip until soft peaks form.

Assembly:
Once biscuits have cooled completely, cut them in half. To assemble, begin by placing a layer of strawberries on the base of the biscuit. Top with cream and other half of the biscuit. Top with more strawberries and whipped cream.
Enjoy!

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5 Frozen Cocktails | Perfect for Canada Day & 4th of July

Frosty Mojito
1 cup ice
1 cup lime juice
¼ cup simple syrup
¼ cup white tequila
4-6 mint leaves

Piña Colada
1 cup ice
½ cup coconut rum
1 cup frozen pineapple
½ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup coconut cream

Strawberry Frozé
1 cup ice
2 cups rosé wine, frozen
½ cup strawberries, frozen
¼ cup simple syrup
1 lemon, juiced

Spiked Mocha Frapp
1 cup ice
1 cup chocolate ice cream
¼ cup Irish cream liqueur
1 cup milk
1 shot espresso, chilled

Peach Bellini
1 cup ice
2 cups peaches, sliced and frozen
¼ cup peach liqueur
1 cup sparkling wine

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Google Home Contest | Rules and Regulations

Google Home – Rules & Regulations

There are (3) Prizes. The Prize is in the form of one (1) Google Home device. Prize has no cash value. The odds of winning the Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. No purchase necessary. Some restrictions apply. Open only to legal residents of Canada, who are eighteen 18 years of age or older at the time of the contest. Must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill testing question to be declared the Prize winner.

1. Contest Period:
a. This Contest will open on June 26th 2017 at 4:00:00PM ET
b. The Contest will close on July 3rd at 11:59:00PM ET after which no further entries will be accepted.

2. Contest Sponsors: The Contest Sponsor is Inspired Entertainment Inc.

3. Entry Terms and Rules:
a. To be eligible, the entrants must reside in Canada, as outlined above
b. Only one (1) entry is permitted per person. In the event any individual attempts to enter the Contest multiple times, that individual’s entries will be disqualified from the Contest.
c. You must be 18 years or older at the time of the contest in order to participate
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c. Contest Sponsor will not be liable to any Entrant for any indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages in connection with the Contest or these Rules and Regulations.

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a. 1 Google Home device
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d. The prize must be accepted as awarded and is non-refundable, non-transferable. The prize is not redeemable for for any cash value. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to make prize substitutions of equivalent monetary value. Failure to claim the Prize will result in a forfeit.
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9. General
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b. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest in whole or in part at any time without notice for any reason at its sole discretion.
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5 EASY Ice Cream Recipes!

Vanilla Latte
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 vanilla bean
¼ cup espresso

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, fold in vanilla bean seeds and espresso. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours, or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Matcha Mint
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp matcha powder
1 tsp peppermint extract
¼ cup pistachios, chopped

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add in matcha powder and peppermint extract and whip until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in pistachios. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Very Berry Cheesecake
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
½ cup whipped cream cheese
½ cup mixed berries, crushed or chopped
½ cup graham crackers, crushed

Using an electric mixer, whip together cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese and whip until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in mixed berries and graham crackers. Transfer mixture into a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Death By Chocolate
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
⅓ cup boxed brownie mix
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chunks
½ cup white chocolate chunks
¼ cup fudge sauce

Using an electric mixer, whip cream with condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add brownie box mix and whip until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in chocolate chunks and transfer to a freezer-safe dish. Drizzle over fudge sauce and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.

Maple Bacon
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
¼ cup pecans, chopped
¼ cup bacon, cooked and chopped

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in maple syrup, pecans and bacon. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

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Google Shop Workshop!

Our #GoogleShop Workshop is happening on July 8th at Best Buy Mississauga – Heartland Town Centre! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite time-saving ideas — like the fastest way to peel a kiwi, the easiest way to chop a mango and a brilliant way to fill a piping bag. Plus, we’ll get to hang out, take pics and make delicious smoothies together!

To Register Click The Links Below:

Session 1: Saturday July 8th 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Session 2: Saturday July 8th 3:00pm – 4:30pm

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