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Clover Leaf Takes on Fast Food!

We all love fast food. But we also know that it’s often loaded with calories, fat and sodium. So what if you could have your fast food and eat it too?? Well now you can because Clover Leaf enlisted the help of celebrity chef Michael P. Clive to reinvent fast food!

We challenged Michael (who also worked with us to develop the now very popular 'Take 5' recipes) to develop tasty, easy-to-make, low calorie & high protein versions of standard fast food fare like Pizza, Tacos, Pad Thai, even the classic burger with bacon & cheese. The results? In a word, delicious! Not only that, but take a look at how our recipes stack up against high calorie fast food:

All recipes were developed using Clover Leaf’s Flavoured Tuna products, including Lemon & Pepper, Sundried Tomato & Basil, Tomato & Onion, Spicy Thai Chili, Dill & Lemon, Spicy Peanut Satay and Garlic & Hot Pepper.

Here are a couple.

  1. Clover Leaf’s Captain Burger with Bacon and Cheese is a mouthwatering handful made with our Tomato & Onion Flavoured Tuna, and topped with the healthy usuals and some unusuals.
  2. Clover Leaf’s Hooked On Tuna Burrito is a crispy, delicious combination of Baja sauce and our Garlic & Hot Pepper Flavoured Tuna, wrapped tightly and baked for a few minutes in the oven. Destined to become a family favourite!

We’ve called these and the rest of the NEW recipe collection ‘Re-invent Fast Food’. Click here to view.

For other Clover Leaf recipe ideas, click here.

* Take-out calories as provided publicly by leading fast food restaurants across Canada. Actual calories may vary. Portions are based on suggested servings. Take-out portions are typically larger, often meaning more food is consumed versus the recommended Clover Leaf meals which fall in line with Canada's Food Guide portion sizes.

Vitamin D: A powerhouse in the fight against cancer

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” since it is synthesized in our skin after exposure to the sun.

However, the use of sunscreens, older age, living in northern latitudes as well as changes in sun exposure in the winter months make it hard for us to get enough of it.

Only a few food sources are rich in vitamin D, which are fatty fish like salmon, sardines, milk, eggs and tofu. Getting enough Vitamin D in your daily diet can reduce your risk of cancer. Talk to your doctor and/or registered dietitian about what is best for you.

For more information on this topic, click here.


Clover Leaf’s Skinless Boneless Products

Did you know that the skin & bones that come in regular cans of Clover Leaf salmon or sardine products are actually very soft (from the cooking process), completely edible and in fact very good for you! The best way to eat canned salmon is to drain the can’s entire contents into a bowl – including the water – and mash it all together gently with a fork. Then prepare in your recipe as usual. This way you’ll get all the taste and nutrition that Mother Nature intended.

However, some people tell us that they don’t like the skin & bones, and they hate the hassle of removing it from the fish before preparing it with their recipe. If you’re one of those people, Clover Leaf has the answer for you.

Clover Leaf offers 4 different varieties of Skinless Boneless products –
Skinless Boneless Sockeye Salmon,
Skinless Boneless Pink Salmon,
Skinless Boneless Atlantic Salmon and
Skinless Boneless Sardines.

All are a source of omega-3 with no skin, no bones, and no fuss! A great time saver and perfect for quick salads, casseroles, spreads or sandwiches.

So pick up a can of your favourite Clover Leaf Skinless Boneless product from the canned seafood section of your grocery store and enjoy preparing these delicious and easy recipes for your family today!


Until our next issue.....

Your friends at Clover Leaf Seafoods.


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