Healthy Cottage Meal Ideas

John and I recently spent an extra long weekend at our family’s cottage in Quebec. Both sets of parents were there, and my sister-in-law & her husband. There was so much good food & local, seasonal produce, and for the most part we kept it pretty healthy. There were some cocktails; I’ll admit – even nutritionists can’t say no to cocktails on the August long weekend.
I thought I would do a picture blog today, and let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Easy cottage lunch: Fresh Veggie Salad with leftover Salmon


Healthy cottage snack: local yellow watermelon


Wild, fresh blueberries from Quebec

Salad with Wild Blueberries & Raspberries

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza with Turkey Sausage & Fresh Veg


Yummy Cappuccino Frozen Yogurt Dessert


Sunrise on Danford Lake, Quebec


Watermelon Water


Cottage Lunch: Watermelon Salad & Mediterranean Salad with bbq'd Pita


BBQ'd Cedar Plank Wild Salmon


BBQ'd Sweet Potato Chips


Salad with Yellow Beets, Sunflower seeds & Goat Cheese


Organic Beer Can Chicken

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3 Responses to Healthy Cottage Meal Ideas

  1. Cynthia Follett August 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    wow. Those pictures look good enough to eat! great family, great food ad great memories. Thank you Lauren.

  2. Laurie August 26, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Wow is right! Yummy looking and I am sure tastes even better. Lauren, you have created a strong desire for the recipies … and what you make for dressings … please?? It would be great if you have a chance … love your blog! Thanks for all your healthy and colourful ideas!! Laurie

    • Lauren August 29, 2011 at 9:06 am #

      Thanks Laurie! Well, most of the dressings were made from scratch and started with olive oil and an acid (either lemon juice or vinegar), and I think I added some OJ and honey to the Watermelon salad. The Med. Supper salad is a family favourite, and is adaped from a Chatelaine recipe, here’s the link:

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