Yogurt Parfait

This yogurt parfait is an easy, healthy, and delicious option for breakfast.

Greek yogurt is a rich source of calcium and has enough proteins to keep you feeling full throughout the morning. However, make sure to choose a plain variety and not one with artificial flavour. Yogurt should only have two ingredients: milk and bacterial culture. To avoid the hidden ingredients and added sugars, opt for adding fruits instead. This is a great way to increase your daily intake of recommended fruit servings (roughly two cups) and to give your yogurt amazing flavour and extra nutrition.

Having a diet rich in whole grains reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. To keep this dish interesting, you have several options of grains to add to your yogurt. The choices are limitless: quinoa, chia seeds, oats, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, bulgur, barley and even brown rice. Top all your ingredients with a spoon of pure maple syrup or honey and enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, fresh
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Using a mason jar or a bowl, add chia seeds and yogurt.
  2. Layer greek yogurt and berries (or any other fruit you prefer).
  3. Top with honey and nuts.

Montreal Produce Availability all Year Round

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We’re lucky to live in a place where there is always a large variety of healthy foods available year round, but prices can vary on seasonal item such as fruits and vegetables. This is where substitutions can play part when cooking to always have ingredients that are in season and thus more cost effective for your typical student on a budget. The important thing is to find what you like and try to keep things simple to not overwhelm yourself and keep your menus simple yet varied and organized.

Ok, so we all grew up hearing about the four food groups, Meat/protein, grain, dairy and fruits/vegetables. These days many tend to neglect the fruits and vegetables group, even though they are the best source for many essential vitamins and minerals. They can also lower the risks of certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hart disease, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety.

Even those we are able to get almost any fruit or vegetable year round, they are still seasonal items so the freshness and pricing can depend on the time of year. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables and when the best time to get them is.

 

Welcome to Easy Cuisine MTL

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University can be a tough time for students, especially for those who go to school far from home such as foreign exchange students or those who decide to go to a school in a different province or even country. This can be their first experience taking care of themselves and more importantly getting their own food. For many, they tend to focus on what food they can get quickly, such as take-out fast food and premade frozen dinners. While seeming convenient, these meals are not exactly high on the nutritional scale and often wind up being more expensive. Their perception is often that it can be too hard or time consuming to cook for themselves or that they can cause some kind of … disaster in the kitchen

Truth is cooking can be easier that it seems and as fun as it can be filling. We’re not saying to start with full turkey dinner or that your first attempts will be restaurant quality. All you need to do is start with simple quick recipes and learn from there. You’ll be surprised how good even the simplest meals can be just by choosing fresh ingredients and the best wake to make sure your food is to taste is to make it yourself. Cooking can seem overwhelming but there are many sources (websites, cookbooks, even cooking shows) that offer simple step by step recipes and instructions. Some of the best sources will offer a variety of alternatives to ingredients as well as tips and tricks for simplifying the whole experience.

With the day to day of a typical student’s day and the perceived difficulty of cooking for yourself is what has inspired us to write this blog. Food is an important part of life and a healthy diet is essential for a balanced life which help for a successful university and later on professional career. Everyone needs to understand how many calories they need and what combinations of vitamins and minerals are needed for their day to day lives. Supplements can help, but they’re not as good as making sure you eat properly and the best way to eat properly is to cook for yourself.