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Clean rocky road

Have you been enjoying healthy desserts and treats month in the Shape University community? If for some crazy reason you’re not a part of it, click here to sign up now. Not only do you get tasty Tuesday recipes and Sunday motivation emails straight to your inbox, you also get FREE access to the Shape University healthy living resource library! This month we’ve been talking about the benefits of a majority approach to healthy living. Just like the name “majority approach” implies, it involves making the healthy choice the majority of the time. Bet you’ve never heard that suggestion before…

Avocado and Falafel salad 

Have your heard about Meatless Monday? It’s an international movement for people not to eat meat on Mondays in a bid to help their health and the health of the planet. That’s just one day a week. That leaves six whole other days of the week you can eat meat. It’s just that simple. Once a week, cut the meat This clever initiative can benefit your health by: reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke improving the nutritional quality of your diet limiting obesity risk best of all, helping you save money on the grocery bill. Meatless Monday can…

Creamy pesto zoodles

There’s nothing like finishing off the day with a big steaming bowl of pasta and pesto. This traditional combination has been one of my favourites for a long time now – basically since I moved out of home and had to start cooking for myself. In my first year of university, I think I ate pesto pasta at least 3 times a week, month in, month out, for the entire year. Surprisingly, I wasn’t even sick of the dish by the time I had to move home for summer. My love affair with pesto pasta (and its consequences) didn’t end…

Lighter Pumpkin Scones

Whether pumpkins are on special this week, or you need something to do with the inside of your halloween jack-o-lantern, these scones are a great low calorie snack idea. This recipe has one quarter the butter, half the milk and less flour than traditional scones, and they’re a fun orange colour! Another healthy swap you can make is to serve the scones with ricotta cheese and honey, as opposed to cream and jam. You still get the sweet creamy flavour, but with less saturated fat, processed sugar and calories. Pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable, rich in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins C…

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