Fresh & Tasty: Snacks
It’s easy to make healthy, flavour-rich snacks-even with seemingly unhealthy foods like poutine, tacos, and chicken wings.
Poutine is one of Canadians’ most popular snack foods. It started in Quebec with french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Try making this traditionally high-fat fast food with roasted potatoes; use barbecue sauce instead of gravy and a small amount of full-flavoured cheese.
Fish tacos are becoming popular not only in Mexican restaurants but in every kind of eatery. Use grilled shrimp or fish, which is healthier than the battered, deep-fried version-and even more delicious.
Many people are surprised that wings taste delicious roasted rather than deep-fried. Use drumettes (the larger section of each chicken wing) because they have more meat and less skin and fat.
Bonnie Stern has been teaching people to have fun in the kitchen, to eat more healthfully and to nourish their families since she started her cooking school in 1973.
Photos by Benoît Levac
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