Warm eggplant dip This versatile dip is wonderful warm with whole wheat crackers or pita, or made ahead and served at room temperature with your favourite vegetables. You can also serve it up as a side dish.
Cold shrimp rolls Great holiday appetizers, these rolls are equally good with the peanut dipping sauce or on their own. For a vegetarian option, substitute firm tofu for the shrimp.
Sweet potato chips and dip Enjoy this easy snack that is full of vitamins and as well as addictive. The chips are as easy as they are delicious, served on their own or with the dip.
Rainy-day spinach dip Chickpeas, spinach and havarti create a scrumptious dip for veggie sticks or whole-wheat pita chips.
Cold coffee drink Whipping up a cool coffee drink is easy to do at home and not very expensive. You can enjoy the flavour of coffee right at home in your backyard. If you are used to enjoying your coffee black, you won’t need to sweeten it up. In fact, the vanilla offers up a hint of sweetness – you may not need to use sugar at all.
Mmmuesli cookies These cookies are very easy to make and are much healthier than most store-bought varieties. Take a whole batch to work and brighten everyone's day!
Tropical California walnut smoothie This cool, super-charged treat is healthy and delicious, packed with the goodness of mango, walnuts and tofu. Using frozen mango gives the smoothie a thick, rich consistency without the added fat and calories of ice cream.
Prosciutto wrapped stuffed dates Bringing a little taste of Italy and the Middle East to start your holidays off with a delicious twist. These are a great starter or a treat to bring to a holiday party. They are simple to make but very impressive.
Spiced hot chocolate This hot chocolate is so yummy and so easy to make you’ll wonder why you ever used the store-bought powder varieties.
Holiday punch This punch is very festive and refreshing – with fewer calories and less sugar.
Hot mulled tea This tea is perfect on a cold winter night. A great alternative to mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Cider pomtini This great tasting mocktail is sure to impress your guests.
Savory jam This savory jam is a great no-fat, higher fibre alternative to traditional appetizers. Try it on a whole-grain baguette or low-sodium, low-fat rusks. It also tastes great as an accompaniment to pork or turkey.
Thai fish cakes These fish cakes are great for an appetizer or a light lunch. Serve them with a tossed green salad.
Refrigerator dill pickles – salt free These pickles are easy to make and are salt free. Vinegar is the pickling agent and there is no canning involved. These are an excellent accompaniment to sandwiches.
Minted green iced tea This is a very refreshing drink that is sugar-free and very low in calories. Enjoy it instead of sweetened iced tea as a perfect summer beverage.
Tomato and herb sauce Making your own tomato sauce takes a little effort but it is worth it. The taste is fresh and you can control the sugar, sodium and fat.
Thai chard rolls Using Swiss chard as a wrap adds essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, C, K and magnesium. Plus, the large leaf makes it easier to handle than rice paper wrappers.
Tofu orange blender drink One of the best-tasting and easiest ways to use tofu, this drink is great for breakfast or a snack. Tofu contains protein, folacin, iron and zinc.
Zucchini bread How Heart&Stroke Foundation dietitians made the recipe healthier.
Mexican bean dip Use this dip as a filling for celery, as a dip with raw vegetables or as a sandwich spread along with lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber inside pita pockets.
Café latte steamer This fun little frothy drink will warm you up on cold, winter days or perk you up on hot, muggy summer days!
Goat cheese mint bean spread This creamy spread is delicious served with crisp vegetables. Your guests will enjoy the fresh mint and the tangy subtle flavour of the goat cheese.
Herbed Dipping Sauce Make this into a tasty side dish or appetizer by serving with grilled vegetables.
Stuffed Spinning Tomato Tops Easy enough to prepare with your kids, this recipe has plenty of things for little hands to do. Kids will love lending a hand by dicing the mangoes and cucumbers, shredding the basil or measuring the yogurt. The whole family will love them!
Baked herb pita crisps with roasted carrot dip Sweet roasted carrots and garlic are enhanced with the deep flavour of vegetable cocktail. Look for the low-sodium varieties in the little cans so you only need to open a small amount at a time. With only 80 mg of sodium per 156 mL, the flavour is big but the sodium is not.
Fruidelicious with dip Everyone loves veggies and dip. With this recipe, even the pickiest of eater will be drawn to fruit served in this way. Start with plain yogurt and add just enough sweetness and spice for the perfect coating for juicy pieces of fruit.
Turkey bacon sandwich This is a new favourite! So simple to put together and even easier to eat. Cook the bacon while your bread is in the toaster and slice up the tomato. With a splash of balsamic vinegar, the flavour sings out to be made on a regular morning or lunchtime routine.
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