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Sage Halibut

We dedicate June to men’s health and will be blogging all month on the topic, sharing the top nutrients for men, BBQ tips, Father’s Day lessons, motivation and more. Men have specific health and wellness needs (just as women do) – here are some of the ways our dietitians can help.

As you know, your diet and exercise choices can play a large role in health statistics and while more research needs to be done, the evidence is strong to recommend men to consume enough lycopeneand seleniumin their diet on a regular basis. These nutrients in particular contribute to prostate health.

The best place to find lycopene is in tomatoes or tomato products. Carrots, red peppers and grapefruit also contain lower amounts of lycopene.

Selenium is found in abundance in brazil nuts, oysters, sardines, halibut, sea bass, cod, salmon, mackerel, liver, puffed wheat, mushrooms, and cottage cheese. 45mcg is all you need on a daily basis from your diet.

Our meal of the month is full of both nutrients.

SageHealth for Men
Sage Halibut (makes 4 servings)


  • 4 (5 oz.) halibut fillets
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh sage
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In an oven-safe pan, heat canola oil on medium-high heat.
  3. Season halibut with salt and pepper before putting in pan. Sear both sides of the fish for about 2 minutes each. Add sage leaves and garlic.
  4. Place into the oven for 5 minutes, until fish is flaky. Remove from oven, and remove fish from pan.
  5. Add white wine, butter and lemon juice to the garlic and sage that remain in the pan and simmer gently, until thickened. Pour sage sauce over fish.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings): 218 calories, 11 g fat, 30 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate (1 g available carbohydrate), 1 g fibre, 263 mg sodium

Pair this protein with stir-fried carrots, red peppers and mushrooms, and a grain such as quinoa, rice or our Barley and Mixed Mushroom Pilaf for a balanced meal.


SVPT and Revive Wellness are swapping content once a month in a new series: “move of the month/meal of the month” related to the same theme. 

Pizza on a Stick

Cooking and preparing food is an everyday occurrence in most households, so why not try and let your kids help and learn along the way.

Bonus: children are more likely to eat what they help prepare!

Pizza on a Stick

Makes 12 skewers


  • 2 whole wheat pita breads, chopped into squares
  • ¼ cup turkey peperoni
  • ½ cup chicken, cubed and precooked
  • ¾ cup small mozzarella balls
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup red or green peppers, chopped into large chunks
  • ½ cup mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 12 wooden skewers, soaked in water


  1. Heat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Allow your child to build their own personal skewer, trying to layer as much variety as possible.
  3. Lay the skewers onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Combine the olive oil, and oregano and brush over the skewers, being sure to put extra onto the pitas so they don’t dry out in the cooking process.
  5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until veggies are starting to soften and the parmesan cheese is melted.
  7. While the skewers are cooking, warm up marinara sauce either on the stove or in the microwave.
  8. Use the marinara sauce as a dip.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

-From Revive Wellness Inc.-

Mini Turkey Meatloaf

In preparation for spending more time in the kitchen(our theme for November) with the holiday season, we suggest doing some batch cooking and meal prep so that your regular meals don’t fall to the wayside. Try these mini meatloaves that you can keep in the freezer for the nights you are too busy or too tired for cooking.

Makes 9 mini loaves


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 ½ cup zucchini, grated, and some water removed
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and shredded
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 2 tsp. sage
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ¾ cup bradrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. ketchup



  1. Heat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except the ketchup into a bowl and mix.
  3. Form the mixture into a ball then press into a mini loaf pan or muffin tin.
  4. Distribute the ketchup on top of each loaf.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional analysis per serving: 142 calories, 2 g fat, 22 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate (7 g available carbohydrate), 1 g fibre, 76 mg sodium

Freezer Veggie Breakfast Wraps

September signals back to routine and often busier days—don’t forget to fuel up with a good breakfast! Try freezing our Veggie Breakfast Wraps to have on hand for mornings when you are short on time.

Makes 8 Servings


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup broccoli, chopped small
  • ½ cup red peppers, diced small
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. salsa
  • 8 whole wheat wraps


  1. Heat oil in a pan on medium-high heat and add broccoli and peppers.
  2. Cook for 4 minutes, then add the green onion and salsa.
  3. In a bowl, combine eggs, pepper and milk, whisk until combined.
  4. Pour into vegetable pan and cook until eggs are cooked through.
  5. Sprinkle ½ Tbsp. of cheese into each wrap and pour 1/8th of the egg mixture into each.
  6. Wrap up tightly and then wrap in plastic wrap.
  7. Freeze for up to two months.
  8. To serve, microwave from frozen for 4-6 minutes, turning half way.

Nutritional analysis per serving: 234 calories, 10 g fat, 11 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate (23 g available carbohydrate), 4 g fibre, 416 mg sodium

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Makes 8 Servings (1 ½ cup per serving)


  • 1 lb. chicken, diced
  • ½ cup wild rice
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ Tbsp. thyme
  • ½ Tbsp. basil
  • ½ Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups chicken stock, low sodium
  • 1 cup 2 % milk


  1. Combine all ingredients except milk into a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
  3. Once the time is up and the rice is soft, add the milk and continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

*Make ahead of time and freeze for up to three months.


Nutritional analysis per serving: 132 calories, 2 g fat, 13 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate (13 g available carbohydrate), 3 g fibre, 186 mg sodium

Campfire Chicken Fajitas

Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you have to throw away all your good eating habits!

Here are 10 tips for a healthier trip:

1) Do as much prep work for larger meals at home = more time for fun!

2) Pack fruit that travels well: oranges, apples, bananas, or dried fruit. Since these don’t have to be kept cold it will help save space in your fridge or cooler.

3) Prep (wash and cut) raw veggies: carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower. Or just buy the pre-washed/bagged kind; throw in some snap peas and cherry tomatoes, don’t forget the bagged salads too!

4) Pack the following: cheese sticks or pre-portioned light cheese and Greek yogurt. High fiber bread, crackers, pitas or tortillas.

5) Pre-cook pasta at home and store it in a ziploc or container. Make a simple pasta salad by throwing in some of those pre-cut veggies; add some cheese and vinaigrette, Voila!

6) Crack your eggs before you go. Store them in tupperware and keep frozen or fresh. Much, much easier to travel with eggs this way!

7) Take your crock pot. Before leaving, mix ingredients and pack in a ziploc (or just prep at the campsite). On your way out to the beach pop it in your crock pot! Some ideas here: chili, sloppy joes, salsa chicken, pot roast (use the leftover for sandwiches the next day).

8) Pack homemade muffins, cookies, trail mix (cereal, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, air-popped popcorn. Or Commercial Trail Mix with no added salt).

9) Try tin-foil dinners (see below) for an easy and tasty balanced meal.

10) Bring one or two of your favourite treats! You are camping after all 🙂


Campfire Chicken Fajitas
Serves 4


  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 2 cups red peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt

Serve with whole wheat tortilla wraps, Greek yogurt, salsa and cheese.


  1. Combine all in ingredients raw in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Use 4 large pieces of tin foil and split the mixture evenly between all four.
  3. Wrap the mixture up being sure there are no holes, but leaving a little room in the package for steam to grow.
  4. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  5. When ready to eat, heat a grill over propane or fire and place the fajita package directly on the grill.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional analysis per serving: 171 calories, 6 g fat, 19g protein, 9 g carbohydrate (7 g available carbohydrate), 2 g fibre, 49 mg sodium

Autumn Roasted Salad

We are focusing on mindfulness this month; the word mindful meaning to be conscious or aware of something. Further, it can relate to being present in the moment, focusing on one task at a time, and as it relates to eating: being in tune with hunger and fullness cues.

A simple way to increase your nutrition (and often satisfaction with a meal) is to be mindful of what is in season. Fruits and vegetables are fresher and have more flavour when eaten in season. Roasting autumn’s veggies brings out their flavour even more- give it a try in this salad.

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup beets, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts, sliced in half
  • 1 cup acorn squash, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 apple, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. dried cranberries


  1. Heat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Combine beets, squash, and Brussels in a bowl and toss with ¾ Tbsp. of olive oil
  3. Lay on a tray with parchment paper and roast in the oven until almost soft, ~ 30 minutes.
  4. Toss the kale and garlic with the remaining olive oil and add to the pan. Continue baking for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Then add in the apples, lemon juice, feta, pumpkin seeds and cranberries.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional analysis per serving: 216 calories, 8 g fat, 7 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate (27 g available carbohydrate), 8 g fibre, 162 mg sodium

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Pepper SVPT

Makes 4 servings (1 pepper per serving)


  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can green chilis
  • ½ cup frozen corn, thawed
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 4 bell peppers
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Combine quinoa, green chilis, corn, beans, tomato, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder into a bowl and mix well.
  3. Remove the very top of the peppers and scoop out the seeds.
  4. Take ¼ of the filling and stuff each pepper.
  5. Top the filling with shredded cheese.
  6. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!


Nutritional analysis per serving: 342 calories, 13 g fat, 16 g protein, 42 g carbohydrate (33 g available carbohydrate), 9 g fibre, 215 mg sodium


Created by Revive Wellness Inc.

Now try the ‘Move of the Month’ on their blog!

Asian “Spaghetti” and Meatballs

Asian Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs SVPT

Have you spotted “noodles” in the produce aisle yet? Beets, sweet potatoes, and zucchinis have all been spiralized into noodle shape for those looking for a lower-carb, or more vegetable-heavy diet.

Asian “Spaghetti” and Meatballs

Makes 4 servings (4 meatballs and ¼ cup noodles per serving)


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cups zucchini noodles
  • 1 cup red pepper noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Combine turkey, 1 tsp. sesame oil, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tsp. ginger, 1 Tbsp. hoisin, egg, and the bread crumbs. Mix well and shape into small meatballs.
  3. Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. While the meatballs are cooking heat the remaining oil in a large wok.
  5. Add the zucchini noodles, the pepper noodles and allow to cook for 8 minutes, or when they start to soften. Add the remaining garlic, ginger, peanut butter and 1 Tbsp. of soy sauce. Let the noodles continue to cook.
  6. While the noodles are cooking, and the meatballs are done cooking in the oven, remove the meatballs from the oven and place into a fry pan and cover the meatballs with the remaining soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Allow the sauce to glaze the meatballs.
  7. Serve the meatballs on top of the noodles and Enjoy!


Nutritional analysis per serving: 331 calories, 18 g fat, 30 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate (11 g available carbohydrate), 3 g fibre, 515 mg sodium


Created by Revive Wellness Inc.

Now try the ‘Move of the Month’ on their blog!

Cashew Salmon

Cashew Salmon

Makes 4 servings (1 salmon fillet, 1 cup broccoli and ½ cup rice per serving)


  • 4 salmon fillets (4 oz. each)
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup cashews, crushed
  • 4 cups broccoli
  • 2 cup brown rice, cooked


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Combine maple syrup, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic and salmon into a plastic bag and allow salmon to marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature, or 2 hours in the fridge.
  3. Once marinated, place salmon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press the chopped cashews on top each one.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the salmon and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, steam the broccoli florets until softened.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!


Nutritional analysis per serving: 437 calories, 16 g fat, 31 g protein, 45 g carbohydrate (38 g available carbohydrate), 7 g fibre, 262 mg sodium


Created by Revive Wellness Inc.

Now try the ‘Move of the Month’ on their blog!