Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Delicious & Healthy Summer BBQ Recipes!

Finding healthier summer recipes is always a treat! Here are a few of the recipes Keith & I have fallen in love with this summer!



The first recipe is for a Korean-Fusion Burger!



Burger

We used the Korean-Style burger patties from Sobeys, and we have also tried the Lean Sirloin Compliments brand as well! Both delicious! If you have some extra time, make your own patties using extra lean ground beef, or turkey!

BBQ up the burgers! 

Sauce

Mix together 2 tsp of wasabi paste, 2 tsp ginger paste, 2 tsp soya sauce (reduced sodium), and 1/4 of low-fat mayonnaise or similar dressing.

Pickled Slaw

Combine 2 cups of pre-made coleslaw, with added sliced red onion to 1/4 cup white vinegar and a sprinkle of sugar. 

Bun

Thin buns!! Our new favorite burger and sandwich-makers!

Side Dish


We BBQ'd corn on the cob - still in the husk! Delicious, fresh, and summery! 





The next recipe is for Sweet Onion Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Creamy Coleslaw!





Sanwich
Use 1 chicken breast per person - slice thawed chicken in half, length-wise. Brush on a light coat of extra virgin olive oil and salt & pepper to taste. BBQ on medium until thoroughly cooked. Add Sweet Onion bbq sauce, after 1st "flip" to taste. Make your own, or buy pre-made!! We enjoy Sensations brand, by Sobeys!
Creamy Coleslaw
Mix together 1 cup of coarsely grated carrot, 3/4 cup of shredded cabbage, 1/4 cup of sliced red onion, 2-3 tablespoons of low-fat ranch dressing (or another of your choice), fresh parsley, and the juice from half a lemon. Set aside until chicken is finished. 
Bun
Thin buns!! Our new favorite burger and sandwich-makers! After chicken is cooked, add coleslaw and chicken the warmed buns (use toaster or grill)!
Side Dish

We grilled delicious and fresh red peppers on the BBQ! So yummy and fresh :) 


Enjoy!






Keeping Fit in Our River Valley!

Keith and I had a wonderful long weekend in the sun in Saskatchewan! It was great to spend time with friends and family! We both had an extra long weekend, as we had Monday off and what a beautiful day it was! We decided to go for our first bike ride together, since having my new bike!





We started downtown and rode a 21km loop through the trails and into some beautiful communities along the river!



Of course, I found a perfect place to stop to do some burpies!! I kept my bike helmet on - just for fun!!











We ended our ride with a delicious picnic with fresh cherries we picked up from a stand along the way! Perfect afternoon ❤

Summer!!

Hello!! It has been WAY too long since I have posted ... June was a busy month with completing my Certified Exercise Physiologist testing (waiting for results!!) and "working" full time in my final nursing clinical placement! All of this has left me ignoring my blog for a month. I am fixing this by updating today and making up for lost time!



Here we go ...



First things first! Just because I have not been blogging, does not mean I have not been keeping active! This summer has been great for me to try new workouts from two of my favorite fitness sites!





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These ladies are amazing in what they do and the way they inspire! I love their workouts for the intensity and variety! Check them out!



The past few weeks, I have also kept busy with my NEW bike!! I am very excited! Keith decided as an early graduation gift, we would pick out a mountain bike for me! I have tried to ride every other day while we are in the city and it has been great!



How has everyone else stayed active so far this summer?!