Happy Canada Day! Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of three colonies being united in 1867. And what is more Canadian than maple syrup? We hope you enjoy these recipes for both sweet and savory treats loaded with the good stuff...and a few surprising ingredients, too!
Crunchy Maple-Inspired Cookies
Gluten-Free Mug PancakeSometimes you just crave a pancake or two, but you can't justify making a whole batch. This gluten-free mug pancake uses maple syrup as the sweetener and won't leave you feeling sluggish like it's flour-based counterpart. Plus, it is a snap to make and clean up.
Maple Glazed PopcornAlthough scientists agree all sugar is processed the same way in our bodies, maple syrup offers something many of the other sugars don’t —nutrients. Maple syrup contains higher doses of manganese, zinc, calcium, B2, magnesium and potassium —beating out both honey and agave nectar. This tasty treat isn't overly sweet — just right for a quick snack.
Savory Sweet Meat Dishes
Maple syrup isn't only for yummy treats. These meat dishes get a sweet kick from maple syrup as well.
Chipotle Maple Chicken by the Creekside Cook
Oven Roasted Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin with Maple-Ginger Glaze by the Tasty Kitchen
Light and Healthy Maple Spaghetti
Spaghetti Squash with Maple Syrup and Shallots is a great dinner. Just add a side salad and you are good to go — or it makes a great side to a main dish like the maple pork tenderloin or chicken.
This often-overlooked veggie is treated with a healthy dose of sweetness - try these Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Walnuts. Tasty and good for you!
Sweet and Salty Carrots
Save some bacon from your breakfast to sprinkle over this yummy recipe of Maple Glazed Carrots with Bacon.