HomeRecipes & Eating Healthy

Categories - Recipes & Eating Healthy

Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Snow Peas

Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:43 PM

This colourful and flavourful recipe is very high in iron thanks to the shrimp... More

Orange Banana Muffins

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:30 AM

This recipe uses whole wheat flour and fruit which are good sources of fibre... More

Layered Meatless Mexican Salad

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:58 PM

This colourful salad provides 2 Canada’s Food Guide servings of Vegetables and Fruit. Have a salad–it’s fresh, delicious... More

Dietitian's Day

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:08 AM

This day celebrates dietitians as regulated health care professionals, our commitment to using our specialized knowledge and skills to better the... More

Cinnamon Morning Oatmeal

Monday, January 22, 2018 4:23 PM

The oats in this recipe make it a great way to start your day with whole grains. If you are short on time in the morning, make this on the weeken... More

Party Punch

Friday, December 8, 2017 1:49 PM

This fizzy punch has no added sugar, but is still sweet from the natural sugar in the fruit juice.... More

Maple Mashed Potatoes with Turnips and Parsnips

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:58 AM

One serving of this delicious dish provides one and a half servings of Vegetables and Fruit... More

Chicken Pitas

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:32 PM

Do you have leftover chicken in your fridge? This quick and easy lunch recipe is perfect for busy weekends or workday lunches.... More

Barbeque Corn with Lime

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 1:32 PM

Corn is a tasty summertime vegetable. Using lime and chili powder instead of butter and salt makes this recipe lower in fat and sodium. Serve wit... More

Whole Wheat Rhubarb Muffins

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3:54 PM

Fibre is good for your health. Health Canada recommends eating 25–30 g of fibre a day. One rhubarb muffin has 3 g of fibre. Baking with whole whe... More

Banana Berry Blast Smoothie

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:32 PM

This simple and healthy smoothie is naturally sweetened with fruit, so there is no need for added sugar. It also counts toward your daily serving... More

Oven-Cooked Eggs

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:46 PM

This recipe makes it easy to cook a dozen eggs at once. Eat them right away, or store them to use later. Use these eggs in your favourite recipes... More

Sweet Potato and carrot Crisp

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:46 PM

Enjoy this warm and satisfying recipe as a side dish.... More

Lentil Pasta Salad

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:29 PM

This hearty salad is made with lentils, a meat alternative that is full of important nutrients like fibre, protein, folate and iron. ... More

Find Answers at HealthyEatingStartsHere.ca

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:40 AM

March is Nutrition Month and this year we’re helping Albertans ‘Find Answers at HealthyEatingStartsHere.ca’... More

Black Bean Casserole

Monday, February 27, 2017 2:34 PM

This casserole is very high in fibre and bursting with flavor.... More

Banana and Carrot Bread

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:29 PM

Eating foods with fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. This recipe uses whole wheat flour instead of white flour to increase the amount ... More

Tortellini Soup

Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:38 PM

Although the focus of this soup is the delicious cheese-filled pasta, it is also full of vegetables that are inexpensive and available year-round... More

Breakfast Burritos

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 1:21 PM

When setting goals for healthier eating, choose small changes that will work for you - like making time for breakfast.... More

Tomato Bruschetta

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:55 PM

Choose vegetables or fruit for a quick and healthy snack!... More

Vegetable Samosas

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:35 PM

Restaurant versions of this Indian dish are often deep fried and high in salt. This homemade version is baked to limit the amount of added fat. ... More

Spanish Rice and Beans

Monday, November 28, 2016 10:37 AM

This flavourful side dish is very high in fibre thanks to the combination of whole grain rice, vegetables and beans.... More

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Monday, November 14, 2016 8:03 AM

Sweet potato fries at restaurants are often deep fried in unhealthy fat. A healthier way to make them is to bake with a small amount of vegetable... More

Beet Salad

Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:12 PM

Try this seasonal and delicious beet dish as part of your plan to eat 7 to 10 servings of vegetables and fruit every day.... More

Curried Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:11 PM

In autumn, squash and root vegetables are easy to find at stores and markets. Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating at least one orange or dark g... More

Pita Pizza

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:46 PM

A homemade pizza can be a fast, nutritious meal for a family on the run. ... More

Feeding Kids for Back to School

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:34 PM

It's school time again! Like me, you may feel excited but also a little sad that summer is over. As a parent to eight year old twins, I look for... More

No Bake Trail Mix

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:02 PM

This trail mix is easy to make ahead for a healthy snack on the go... More

Fruit Salad

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:49 PM

Preparing this salad ahead of time and storing it in the fridge makes it easy to choose fresh fruit for a quick and healthy snack.... More

Garlic Lime Marinade

Friday, July 8, 2016 2:43 PM

By making your own marinade, you can control the amount of fat and salt that you add, as well as the quality of the ingredients. ... More

Summer Salad Rolls

Monday, June 27, 2016 3:56 PM

The carrots, cabbage and lettuce make this recipe a creative way to get your vegetables. ... More

Bison Sliders

Friday, June 10, 2016 11:00 AM

Canada’s Food Guide suggests choosing lean meat and alternatives, like bison. This recipe also uses whole wheat pita bread which can increase you... More

Avocado Tomato Salsa

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:32 PM

Choose vegetables or fruit for a quick and healthy snack! ... More

Instant Berry Mango Frozen Yogurt

Friday, May 13, 2016 11:52 AM

Berries contain antioxidants, fibre and are low in calories. Canada’s Food Guide recommends 7 to 10 servings of Vegetables and Fruit each day. Th... More

Herbed Yogurt and Goat Cheese Spread

Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:21 PM

Choose and prepare healthy food! By making your own cheese spread, you can control the amount of fat and salt that you add, as well as the qualit... More

Easy Quiche Muffins

Friday, April 15, 2016 1:40 PM

Although the focus of this dish is the eggs, it is also packed with a variety of vegetables that are inexpensive and available year-round. Plan t... More

Roasted Salmon with Lentils and Creamy Pesto

Friday, April 8, 2016 3:42 PM

Canada's food guide recommends eating at least two fish servings each week with an emphasis on fattier fish rich in omega 3s and lower in mercury... More

Fruit Kabobs

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 3:05 PM

Fruit kabobs are a fun way to mix up your fruit intake all year and help you get to your goal of 7–10 servings of Vegetables and Fruit daily. ... More

Lentil and Rice Soup

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 2:31 PM

This vegetarian soup is made with lentils - a meat alternative that is full of important nutrients like fibre, protein, folate and iron. ... More

Nutrition Month - Making healthy choices with the family

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:43 PM

When everyone is going different directions, eating meals together allows us to check in with our kids. I depend on this time to relax and conne... More


Monday, January 25, 2016 1:52 PM

Make this granola ahead of time and enjoy it with low fat milk and sliced fresh fruit for a quick weekday breakfast. ... More

Beef, Tomato and Vegetable Soup

Friday, January 8, 2016 11:23 AM

This simple recipe is full of vegetables that are inexpensive and available year-round. Try this healthy and hearty soup to help you meet your go... More

Spinach Pinwheels

Monday, December 21, 2015 3:05 PM

This recipe is made with spinach, a delicious leafy green that is packed with important nutrients like fibre, vitamin A, folate and iron. ... More

Two Dips and Five Dippers

Friday, December 11, 2015 11:11 AM

Looking for a quick and easy appetizer? Try making these two dips at home and serving them with a variety of vegetables and whole grain pitas. ... More

Slow Cooker Stew

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3:49 PM

This meatless stew is packed with a variety of colourful vegetables that are inexpensive and available all year. ... More

Slow Cooker Hot Apple Porridge

Monday, November 16, 2015 1:41 PM

When setting goals for healthier eating, choose small changes that will work for you... like making time for breakfast. ... More

Orange Pumpkin Muffins

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 10:14 AM

A high fiber diet is good for your health. To increase your fiber intake, use healthy baking ingredients like whole wheat flour instead of white ... More

Easy Cabbage Rolls

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:02 AM

This tasty side dish provides 5 grams of fibre per serving, making it a healthy addition to a special meal. ... More

Apple and Peach Crisp

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:46 PM

This delicious dessert is packed with fruit. Canada’s Food Guide recommends 7–10 servings of Vegetables and Fruit each day. This recipe is fast a... More

Black Bean and Rice Soup

Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:30 PM

A serving of this soup is a very high source of fibre. Alberta Health Services recommends choosing foods with at least two grams of fiber per ser... More

Quick Chicken Salad on a Bun

Friday, September 4, 2015 9:46 AM

This quick and easy sandwich will help you use up any leftover chicken breast and fresh vegetables in your fridge... More

Zucchini Apple Carrot Muffins

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:01 AM

Eating foods with fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. This tasty recipe makes it easy to do that because it uses high fibre ingredients... More

Back to School Lunches for Children

Monday, August 17, 2015 10:38 AM

It’s one thing to come up with ideas for a few days, but to provide variety over weeks and months, that’s a different story. ... More

Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

Monday, August 10, 2015 11:11 AM

Try this dip as an alternative to heavy cream-based dips! The only fat is healthy unsaturated fat from walnuts. ... More

Yogurt Parfait

Thursday, July 23, 2015 2:09 PM

Yogurt and fruit make a refreshing snack. When topped with bran cereal, the parfait is both smooth and crunchy, and provides fibre, calcium, vita... More

Mediterranean Salad with Tuna

Friday, July 10, 2015 1:10 PM

Canada’s Food Guide recommends 7 to10 servings of Vegetables and Fruit daily. An easy way to reach this goal is to have a salad. It’s fresh, deli... More

Cucumber Water

Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:41 AM

If you have heard someone say they don’t like the taste of water, this is a healthy way to add flavour without adding extra sugar or syrups. ... More

Couscous Salad

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:35 AM

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, helping you in your goal to eat healthier.... More

Fish Cakes

Friday, May 15, 2015 1:13 PM

One way of adding small amounts of healthy fats in your diet is to eat at least two servings of fish every week. Try this delicious recipe to hel... More

Spicy Chickpeas

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:29 PM

Alberta Health Services recommends choosing healthy cooking methods like baking, roasting or grilling. This crunchy snack is baked and is a tasty... More

Wonton Soup

Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:26 AM

The homemade form of this popular soup has about half as much salt as a restaurant version. ... More

Wheat and Oat Pancakes

Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:08 PM

When setting goals for healthier eating, choose small changes that will work for you - like making time for breakfast. This quick and delicious r... More

Making a Healthy Plate

Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:17 AM

Making healthy choices can actually be quite easy. A tool that you can use to make healthy choices quick and simple is called the Healthy Plate. ... More

Creating a Healthy Eating Environment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:03 PM

You can find more success with your healthy eating habits when the things you are surrounded by support healthy eating, and you can help shift yo... More

Feeding "A-HAs" For New Moms

Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:46 AM

Introducing foods to new babies can be a nerve-wracking experience, and all parents just want to get it right. But there come moments during this... More

Tabbouleh with Barley and Chickpeas

Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:45 AM

This tasty and exotic recipe uses onion, herbs, spices and lemon juice for flavour instead of salt. ... More

Healthy Eating at Work

Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:44 PM

March is Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is Shift to Healthy Eating at Work!... More

Creamy Chicken Curry

Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:19 PM

This delicious recipe pairs well with many different kinds of whole grains. Try wild rice, or choose the whole grain versions of pasta, naan, bre... More

Beef and Barley Chili

Monday, February 23, 2015 4:29 PM

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines suggest choosing foods with at least 2 grams of fibre per serving. One serving of this dish provides almost half of ... More

Kids in the Kitchen

Monday, February 9, 2015 8:58 AM

We’re all pressed for time and all too often eating a healthy diet is one of the first things to fly out the window when we’re juggling work, kid... More

Berry Spinach Salad

Friday, February 6, 2015 11:51 AM

Dark leafy greens such as spinach have many important nutrients for health, such as folate and iron. ... More

Hosting a healthy holiday gathering

Friday, December 19, 2014 2:23 PM

With a little planning you can provide a healthier holiday spread without breaking tradition.... More

Passion for nutrition

Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:11 PM

Not only does food play a major role in health, it also affects many people both physically and emotionally.... More