Wild Northerner Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 39

Fan favourites made healthy

Do you ever wish your favourite comfort foods were healthy? Well, your wish may have come true, because five fan-favourite dishes have been made-healthy and dietitian-approved. No need to avoid pizza or Alfredo sauce any longer because Performance Dietitian Danielle Rancourt has the recipes you’ve been looking for.

BY DANIELLE RANCOURT

For Wild Northerner

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup (GF, V)

Roasted red pepper soup is a Sudbury favourite. The best part about this recipe is the soup is smooth and creamy, without any added milk or cream. It’s delicious.

Ingredients – Yields six cups (48 oz.)

4 medium red bell peppers, halved, seeded (or 8oz in water)

1 cauliflower head, diced into florets

2 Tbsp. (30mL) extra virgin olive oil

1 medium yellow onion or 2-3 shallots, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups (32oz) low sodium vegetable (or chicken) stock

1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 tsp basil

¼ tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground pepper

½ - 1 cup (4-8oz) water or additional stock (optional)

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup