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Makes about 24 balls.


Add in a sprinkle of hemp hearts, flax or chia seeds for added nutrition. For an indulgent twist, stir in 1 tbsp (15 mL) mini chocolate chips. Power balls can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Bok Choy and Beef Stir-Fry

Quick and tasty and full of goodness. Serve over brown rice or rice noodles. Courtesy Foodland Ontario (foodlandontario.ca.)

3 Tbsp. (45 mL) oyster sauce

1 Tbsp. (15 mL) sodium-reduced soy sauce

2 tsp. (10 mL) cornstarch

1 tsp. (5 mL) Asian chili garlic sauce (or to taste)

2 Tbsp. (30 mL) vegetable oil

3/4 lb. (375 g) boneless beef grilling steak, cut across grain into thin strips

1 pkg. (454 g) baby bok choy, sliced in half lengthwise

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. (5 mL) EACH sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds

In small bowl, whisk together, 1/4 cup (60 mL) of cold water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch and chili garlic sauce. Set aside.

In wok or large deep skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) of oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry beef in batches for 2 minutes or until browned but still pink inside; transfer to bowl.

Add remaining oil to skillet. Stir in bok choy and garlic; stir-fry 1 minute. Add 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) of water. Cover and stir occasionally for 3 minutes or until bok choy is tender-crisp. Stir in beef with any accumulated juices and reserved sauce. Stir-fry until sauce thickens, 1 minute. Stir in sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serves 4.

Delicious Salmon Vegetable Chowder

This easy, satisfying soup is full of healthy ingredients, including vitamin D. Plus, salmon is rich in heart-healthy, disease-fighting omega-3s. Recipe courtesy Dairyfarmersofcanada.ca.

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