I like this recipe because it is gluten free and food prep friendly. Making this batch of granola lasts the whole week to feed me and my other half! Cooking in bulk saves not only money but time!
It makes your home smell delicious and it packed with a variety of nutrients!
Having a goof course of fat for breakfast keeps us satisfied, fuller for longer and our brains off to a great start!
Seeds are one of the easiest, cheapest and most versatile ways to add nutrition to a meal. They can be a sneaky addition – scattered into stir-fries, added to smoothies, sprinkled into cereals, yoghurt or salads – or they can be the centre-stage stars of a biscuit, veggie pattie, raw ball or slice.
Seeds are sources of:
soluble fibre (for bowel health, try equal quantities of ground linseeds, pepitas and sunflower seeds on your breakfast)
protein (when complemented with legumes, except hemp seeds which are a complete protein – more on them shortly)
satiety(that‘full’,satisfied feeling after a meal).
Seeds are little power houses of healthy fats, soluble fibre and various minerals and vitamins, including vitamin E. They vary in the phytochemicals, minerals and vitamins they provide, so mix them up for a range of benefits.
So what do different seeds have to offer?...
I started drinking Kombucha early in my health and fitness journey - bottled & store bought as a wholesome alternative to sodas or juices. Even through this drink has been around for thousands of years the market has recently exploded and there are thousands of brands and flavours to enjoy and they are great - I still drink them often.
Now I know all the amazing health benefits of kombucha (probiotics)! I like to make my own as whenever you make something yourself, you tend to get a higher quality product and more value for money. I enjoy the home made stuff a little more as it has a stronger taste and not so diluted like the store stuff and it is fun to experiment flavours with.
This fragrant and lightly spicy soup is rich in beta-carotene, vital for vision and healthy skin.
Preheat the oven to 220°C then line a baking...
We are more likely to make poor quality food choices around 3pm! Snack time. The next most common time to make poor food choices is after dinner.
So instead of snacks potentially taking away from you having a healthy body and a healthy mindset, it's worth having snack prepared!
This chewy, nutty snack is an excellent source of the monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids that have the anti-inflammatory properties so necessary for a healthy heart and optimal brain function. A fantastic source of vitamin E and zinc, beneficial for skin and the immune system.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture forms a dough. Add a little extra water if needed to ensure it is well combined. Roll mixture into balls and store in fridge or...
This actually taste like a snickers bar and hard to believe it is vegan and filled with nourishing ingredients. I have no met a person who doesn’t think it’s delicious. I find it a extremely satiating treat and fun to make on a free afternoon. #madewithlove
Let me know how yours turns out!
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup peanut butter (Fix and Fogg is my favourite)
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup maple syrup – can use sugar free if want to reduce sugar intake
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup maple syrup
handful of smashed peanuts to decorate
Traditionally this Greek dish is made with meat, this my vegetarian/vegan version!
I make this as food prep with a bit of rice or extra greens. My boyfriend loves it too!
It's nice to have those easy, nutritious, cost effective recipes available that help you consume a wider variety of vegetables and add a few more plant based meals into your diet.
3 x eggplants, thinly sliced
3 tsp olive oil
1.5 brown onions, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 medium carrots, coarsely grated
3 tsp dried oregano
660g canned crushed tomatoes
1.5 cup salt-reduced vegetable stock
3 x cans brown lentils, drained and rinsed
2 medium potatoes
60g vegan cheese, grated
Here I made two lots of bliss balls for a Valentines gift, this is a much smarter alternative to chocolate to those who are health conscious. I put into a plastic take-away container with a rubber band through a Kikki.K label I have a whole book of.
This one of my favourite go to's when food prepping. You will get about 8 servings out of this and it's so easy! Add the ingredients then go enjoy your day. Put it into lunch boxes once it is ready. Its cost about $10 so it's an affordable way to get your nutrients in. I enjoy adding few plant based meals into my weekly routine. Let me know how you go. I love seeing your cooking.