Healthy recipes reimagined

Chicken noodle soup

With Christmas now a long-distant memory, January is the perfect time to think about what you want to achieve in the year ahead and set yourself some personal goals.

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to do more exercise and eat healthier foods so we’ve compiled a few of our favourite healthy recipes that will allow you to indulge whilst still sticking to your New Year’s resolution!

This warming and hearty chicken noodle soup with maple and chillies is perfect for your lunch break or as a warming snack after a cold winter walk. Made with flavourful ingredients and packed with veggies such as mushrooms, cabbage, carrot, onion and celery, it will certainly fit into your healthy eating regime.

If you’re craving a Friday night takeaway but want to stick to your healthy eating, these maple cauliflower buffalo wings are a great alternative. Accompanied with a delicious maple yoghurt dip, they look too good to be healthy, but they actually provide one of your 5-a-day!

The cold, dark, January nights can leave you craving a holiday so transport yourself to a Greek paradise with these maple pork shawarma wraps with tomato salad. With a unique mix of cumin, coriander, cloves, turmeric and paprika, these tasty wraps are sure to tickle your tastebuds whilst still being guilt-free.

To add some indulgence to your kitchen, why not have a go at making James Golding’s maple and sloe glazed venison loin with winter squash and sage purée? It’s the perfect winter warmer and only takes an hour to prepare and cook, so is the perfect dish if you’re pressed for time in between all those home workouts.

If you’re looking for something wholesome and hearty, have a go at making this maple beef casserole with winter root vegetables. Made with delicious braising steak and bacon rashers, it’s perfect for meat lovers whilst still being packed with healthy vegetables like onions, carrots, and swede.

We all know that the hardest part of healthy eating is refusing dessert but with these healthy maple brownie bars, you don’t need to worry about that. Naturally sweetened with dark maple syrup, this recipe has no added sugar and includes healthy sunflower spread instead of butter. What’s more, they’re also topped with fresh strawberries and raspberries – indulging in a healthy treat every now and then is good for the soul, right?

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Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.