4 New Year’s nutritional boosters

Tasty tips to put healthy things on your plate and in your belly!

I’m often asked for tips and tricks to make meals a little healthier. As an omnivore who adores her morning cup(s) of tea and will rarely say no to a friendly glass of wine, I know it can be really hard to give up all the good stuff in the quest for better health. My answer is to take it simple – make just a few flavourful changes at a time and don`t forget to reward yourself for good behaviour by enjoying the things you love, in moderation.

Here are four of the things I’m incorporating regularly into my own menus this month (click on the underlined text for details) and to look for more ideas check out the many other healthy posts on my blog.

Golden lattes

Almond milk, turmeric, ginger and more – a fantastic way to start your day or enjoy a mid-afternoon pick-me-up!

Golden Lattes are delicious breakfast boosters

Mocktails with Seedlip distilled non-alcoholic spirits

Seedlip products make delicious ‘placebo drinks’ that offer the taste and aroma of a delicious cocktail – but one you can feel quite virtuous about enjoying! Find them at either Jacobsons  or Pot & Pantry in Ottawa, Ontario and at Pan Chancho in Kingston, Ontario. Check here for other stockists around the globe).

Soups with fresh zucchini noodles instead of pasta or rice

This quick switch up makes for a soup that is colourful and tasty; as a bonus, it’s gluten-free!

gluten-free chicken soup

Raw vegetables – spiralized zucchini & spicy peanut sauce

We all know that most vegetables (one of the exceptions being tomatoes) lose some of their nutritional value when cooked. Raw zucchini ‘noodles’ tossed in a spicy peanut saw are one of easiest and tastiest ways to add a healthy dish the whole family can enjoy to your regular menu rotation.

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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