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1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Small yellow onion, diced
2 Cups diced mushrooms
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1-475ml Jar La Dee Da Savoury Mushroom Basil Sauce
1 Cup vegetable broth
1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
1-340g Box gluten-free fusilli pasta
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
¼ Teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 Handfuls fresh spinach
½ Cup frozen green peas
Fresh basil, for serving
1. In a medium pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushrooms with a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook until softened—about 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, 1 minute longer.
2. Add the savoury mushroom basil sauce, vegetable broth, and almond milk and bring to a simmer.
3. Add the pasta, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently until pasta is tender to your liking and liquid is absorbed.
4. Stir in the nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, spinach, and green peas. Cook for 4-5 minutes longer, just until spinach is wilted and peas are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh basil to serve.
TIP OF THE WEEK
The new year brings a chance for change – and oftentimes, New Year Resolutions include improving your health in some way! This year, there are some popular diets and lifestyles that have sparked interest!
Here’s a quick 101 on the popular health trends for January:
Whole30: An annual tradition every year, January Whole30 is designed to help you reset. The Whole30 Challenge involves only eating foods that are good for you, your brain, your gut and your body. It eliminates processed foods, grains, sugars, dairy, alcohol, and legumes. The purpose of removing these foods for 30 days is to help you learn how certain foods affect your health! It can also help reduce inflammation.
Veganuary: Another popular January challenge, it involves going Vegan for a month. The goal is to help encourage more people to try eating plant-based in January and beyond. Plant-Based Diets have also become very popular, and incorporating plant-based options and alternatives is also an option for those who can’t commit to being vegan full-time.
Keto Diet: A common New Year diet is the ketogenic diet; which is often used to assist with weight loss. However, a keto diet can also help control blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke as well. It is a high (healthy) fat, very low carb diet that helps to put your body in ketosis; which can help you in turn to burn more fat.
Mediterranean Diet: Inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle, this diet involves eating mostly minimally processed plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Olive oil is the main source of fat; and seafood, dairy and poultry are eaten in moderation; whole red meat and sweets are consumed occasionally. It also includes living an active lifestyle too.
Intermittent Fasting: Also known as a scheduled eating plan, Intermittent Fasting most commonly includes eating for 8hrs during the day and fasting for 16hrs. Often used to aid with weight management, lowering risk of Type 2 Diabetes and reducing inflammation, this lifestyle change is best done when using an Intermittent Fasting App. Stay hydrated is key when fasting; drinking lots of water, black coffee, black tea, and bone broth.
Dry January: An annual tradition every January, it involves abstaining from drinking alcohol for the whole month. Used to detox from the Holidays or as a way to kickstart a goal of drinking less. Eliminating or reducing alcohol consumption can improve your overall health, help you to manage your weight, give you more energy, and improve your sleep. Drinking a non-alcoholic beverage, enjoying a spirit-free soda, or mocktail can help you to stay on track!
This Tip of the Week was created for informational purposes only. Please consult with your health care team prior to making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.