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Healthy Eating Out Options

Healthy Eating Out Options🌱
With work, children (animal children included), social events, and staying active, life can get quite hectic. We’ve gathered our favourite eating out options that will keep your nutrition on track when you’re in a pinch for something to eat!

1) Chopped Leaf – Chopped Leaf provides delicious salads, wraps, soups, and sandwiches that are filled with high quality, nutritious ingredients so you feel good after you eat! Not only are they a quick meal option, they also offer customers to order and pre-pay online to save even more time. Our favourites are their Sunshine Salad with a salmon filet or their Southwest Salad with chicken. Chopped Leaf is a great choice for vegans and vegetarians as they allow you to completely customize your meals.

2) Freshii – Without compromising on flavour, Freshii offers a Nutritionist-designed menu filled with options to satisfy any dietary requirement including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan! They pride themselves in providing the optimum fuel to get you through a busy day. Our favourite Freshii items include the Metaboost Salad, Market Salad, Oaxaca Bowl, and Superfood Soup.

3) Booster Juice – We all know and love Booster Juice smoothies! Did you know Booster Juice also showcases their balanced, great-tasting meals packed with vitamins and nutrients so customers stay full. This includes energy bowls, chia pudding, grilled paninis, and protein wraps. All of their smoothies are nut-free, low in fat, and blended with 100% pure fruit juice. We love their Berry Cream Sensation Smoothie.

4) Sushi – Call your nearby sushi restaurant and place an order to-go when you’re hungry and on a busy schedule. Sushi is a great source of protein and nutrients. Stay away from the fried stuff, and choose from california rolls, raw sushi (nigiri, maki, sashimi) edamame beans, avocado rolls, or seaweed salad.

5) Local Grocery Store – Local grocery stores are great if you’re crunched for time but need something healthy on-the-go. Most offer pre-made salads filled with fresh vegetables and protein, as well as quick, nutritional snacks. For example, Save On always has ready-to-go chef salads, caeser salads, sausage, cheese, and cracker plates, cut-up veggies and dip, hummus cups, and fresh fruit cups.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

Gluten-Free Banana Bread🍌
This yummy banana bread is delicious on its own, or topped with peanut butter and honey!

Ingredients:
-2 large, ripe bananas
-2 large eggs
-1 tsp vanilla
-3 tbsp honey
-3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
-1/3 cup coconut sugar (can use regular if desired)
-1 cup gluten-free flour
-1 cup oat flour
-1/2 cup peanut flour
-3 tsp baking power
-Tiny pinch of salt
-1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mash bananas together until they’re mush. Then mix in the wet ingredients. Fold in the dry ingredients, and mix again until smooth. Add in chocolate chips if desired. Pour batter into pan and bake for about an hour. Check at 50 minutes with a toothpick to make sure you don’t overcook. Enjoy! 😋

Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

These delicious and simple (dairy and gluten-free!) pancakes are best enjoyed right after cooking. With no added sugar, these pancakes are a guilt-free breakfast option. Serve them with maple syrup, yogurt, or ricotta cheese to add in some protein.

Ingredients:

-2 large eggs

-1 medium banana

Instructions:

Puree eggs and banana in a blender until smooth. Lightly oil a large non-stick skillet and heat over medium. Using 2 tablespoons of batter for each pancake, drop 4 mounds of batter into the skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges look dry, (2 to 4 minutes.) Using a thin spatula, gently flip the pancakes and cook until browned on the bottom, another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer pancakes to a plate. Lightly oil the skillet again and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with your choice of toppings; we recommend vanilla Greek yogurt and raspberries!

Sourced from: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268783/two-ingredient-banana-pancakes/

Gluten-Free Chicken Strips

Easy, baked, gluten-free chicken strips. This recipe is crispy and delicious on its own, or dipped in a homemade sauce.
Kids (and adults) will absolutely love these healthy chicken strips!
INGREDIENTS:
  • 12 chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rice flour
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • Splash non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups gluten-free rice cereal
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Take out 3 shallow, flat-bottomed containers. (Rectangular glass Tupperware works great.)
  3. In the first bowl, add the rice flour.
  4. The eggs and non-dairy milk go in the second bowl. Whisk to combine well.
  5. In the bowl of a food processor, add the cereal and spices. Pulse multiple times until it resembles bread crumbs. Add this mixture to the third bowl.
  6. Take a chicken tender and dip into the rice flour, making sure it’s completely coated. Add the tender to the egg mixture and let any excess drip off into the container. Lastly, dip the tender into the cereal-herb mixture, making sure that is completely coated well with no bare spots at all.
  7. Transfer the covered chicken tender to the baking sheet, and repeat this process with the remaining chicken.
  8. If you have some sort of cooking spray, be sure to spray the top of the tenders. If you do not, don’t worry about it; it will just help them brown a bit more.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes on the top rack. Turn the oven to a high broil for 3 minutes. Flip them over and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

Sourced from: https://themovementmenu.com/recipes/crispy-gluten-free-chicken-strips/