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Paleo Blueberry SconesWho doesn't like a freshly baked scone! This paleo blueberry scone recipe is for all my health conscious followers. It's a fantastic more blood sugar supportive alternative to the traditional scone which is high in carbs and refined ingredients. Enjoy these as a snack or a quick breakfast to go, sliced in half and topped with almond butter, yoghurt or butter.
Chia, Hemp & Flax Porridge (Paleo, Keto & Vegan friendly)This three seed porridge is quick to make and high in protein and healthy fats to kick start your day and balance your blood sugar levels right from the get-go! It's also very high in fibre to support bowel health and elimination.
Easy Butter Bean & Lentil SoupThis butter bean and lentil soup is a super warming and nourishing dish to enjoy on these cooler winter nights. It's high in fibre to support gut health from the beans, lentils and vegetables, it's also rich in antioxidants and plant-based protein which is important to help balance out blood sugar levels.
Simple, Healthy Apple CrumbleThis simple healthy apple crumble is so easy to make and will fill your house with sweet aromas. This is a healthy dessert you can whip up in no time. If you’re lucky enough to get leftover it makes a great breakfast paired yoghurt and a handful of chopped nuts or seeds, otherwise enjoy it as an afternoon snack.
Dark Chocolate Brownie BitesThese chocolate brownie bites have recently become a favourite in our household. Ever since I first made them a few weeks ago my husband has been asking me to make them weekly. They are so decadent and very moreish. We've recently been enjoying 1-2 balls in the evening for a healthy post-dinner treat. What's great about them is that they are loaded with good-for-you ingredients and they hit that sweet tooth craving if it's calling. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
White Bean & Veggie SoupThis white bean and veggie soup recipe is an easy, plant-based dinner meal that's light, warming and nourishing. It's high in fibre, and if you make it using homemade bone broth it makes the soup more nutrient dense and gut-supportive. If you're vegetarian or vegan you could always make a veggie broth or simply add vegetable stock instead. This recipe is also great to make ahead of time, or it makes a perfect dish to keep in the freezer for nights when you need something quick and light to warm up.
Curried Cauliflower & Chickpea SaladThis was a meal I threw together a few nights ago with leftover ingredients I had in my fridge, and it turned out to be deeelicious! It’s high in plant-based protein from the chickpeas and quinoa, it’s high in fibre to support gut health and contains a yummy dressing made from yoghurt and olive oil to provide your body with healthy body loving fats. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
Homemade Baked BeansI LOVE baked beans, however I stopped buying them many years ago because all store bough baked beans are full of sugar and not-so-good for you ingredients. While being on lockdown for COVID-19 I decided it was time to get creative and create my own healthy version of baked beans, so here you go, it’s much more nutritious and delicious as it contains wholefood ingredients. You can enjoy it on its own on toast, or with a side of avocado, or top with eggs if you desire.
White Bean SaladThis vegan friendly white bean salad makes a quick nutritious lunch or dinner that is high in fibre and plant-based protein. You can enjoy it on toast or if weight loss is your goal enjoy it alongside a big fresh green salad for a lower carbohydrate meal.
Pumpkin Kale Salad With Tahini DressingThis is my favourite simple go-to salad which I've been enjoying for many years. It is perfect accompanied with your choice of protein (salmon and chicken are my favourite, or try tempeh for a plant-based protein). I often make extra so I can enjoy it for lunch the following day.
Skin Glow Matcha Chia PuddingA nourishing breakfast option for anyone wanting to change up their breakfast meal. This matcha chia pudding is high in superfoods that will nourish your skin from the inside out. It’s high in healthy fats which are well known for their skin loving abilities from the avocado and chia seeds. Healthy fats are also important for cell development and growth, hormone production, mood regulation, reduced inflammation and proper brain function. It also contain matcha powder which is high in antioxidants that promotes smoother and more supple skin due to its ability to rejuvenate skin cells and support skin structure.
Plant-Based Nourish BowlThis super easy to make bowl is wallet friendly and loaded with good for you ingredients. This week I’ve partnered up with Countdown Supermarkets for their More Good campaign to share this healthy, affordable and yummy recipe! This is a fantastic lunch or dinner option. It’s jam packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre from all the vegetables, protein for blood sugar balance from the chickpeas and anti-inflammatory fats from the avocado (which also helps to keep you full for longer and calm). What’s your go-to healthy recipe?
Healthy Mayonnaise – Made In 1 MinuteWe all need a healthy mayonnaise recipe in our lives! This recipe is ridiculously easy to make, and it’s loaded with good for you ingredients. Traditional store bought mayo often contains processed ingredients and oils such as canola oil which are pro-inflammatory. My goal is to reduce your inflammation, not raise inflammatory markers. So here you have it, my simple 1 minute mayo, I know you guys will love this. All you need is 4 ingredients, a hand blender and you're good to go!
Lentil, Tomato & Kale Stuffed Sweet PotatoThe ultimate vegan comfort food. It’s also a great dish to impress meat lovers with. My hubby can vouch for that, he’s not much of a lentil lover but gave this dish a 9/10! I often encourage people to include more plant foods into their diets and enjoy at least one meat free day each week. Plant based foods are easy on the digestive system and are very alkalizing. This loaded sweet potato is perfect for a quick and easy weekend night meal, it’s high in protein, fibre and is very filling and satisfying.
Chocolate Mousse SmoothieThis decedent chocolate mousse smoothie is all kinds of delicious! It’s a fantastic breakfast option if you prefer sweeter breakfasts. Its jam packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, minerals and protein to nourish your body, give you glowing skin, support stable blood sugar levels and give your lasting energy.
Anti-Inflammatory Mango & Kale SmoothieThis anti-inflammatory mango and kale smoothie is jam-packed full of goodness. This is a recipe that I often recommend to my clients, particularly those who have an inflammatory condition. Inflammation is at the core of most common health woes - such as weight gain, gut dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, skin issues, auto-immune conditions, to name just a few. Each week in clinic I see numerous clients suffering from all kinds of inflammatory conditions. Because of this I wanted to share with you this recipe that I share with them, so anyone else who is struggling with an inflammatory condition can reap the benefits of it. This smoothie can be enjoyed for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Daily Green JuiceOne of the best ways to boost your health, get glowing skin, give your liver a little TLC and increase your nutritional profile is with a daily green juice. Drinking an organic green juice daily is like giving your body a liquid vitamin and mineral hit because organic greens are loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which are essential for optimal health. This drink is also very anti-inflammatory and it may help to boost your immune system, support detoxification, help to clear your skin and help you to feel more energetic. It’s really important to make sure the ingredients you use are organic, because when you juice fruit and vegetables you are creating a concentrated liquid, if this liquid is high is pesticides or toxins from conventional produce you are essentially exposing your body to harmful additives and toxins. Green juice should help to cleanse your body naturally supporting detoxification, not adding more toxins to it. Drink this health promoting drink daily to enhance your health and watch the positive benefits unfold.
Double Chocolate Cookies – 2 Ways! (Paleo & Vegan Friendly)These double chocolate cookies are paleo and vegan friendly. I personally love how easy they are to make! They are filled with wholefood ingredients and taste divine! They make the perfect snack, especially for when that 3pm sweet tooth calls! If you want to always have these cookies or a healthy snack on hand I highly recommend making a double batch and freezing half of them for a later date.
High Protein Chocolate Breakfast Bar (Gluten, Dairy & Sugar Free)If you’re short on time in the morning this high protein chocolate breakfast bar recipe is for you! It’s gluten free, dairy free and contains no added sugar! What’s even better is that it takes less than 15 minutes to make and is loaded with wholefood ingredients which will fuel your body for the day ahead. It contains lots of healthy fats to help your skin glow and support cellular health, also to help keep you satiated between meals. It also contains lots of protein to help keep your blood sugar levels stable, this helps with reducing cravings later in the day. Slice this recipe into 6 bars and grab one as you walk out the door in the morning.
Calcium Rich Plant-Based SmoothieYou don’t need to eat dairy products to meet your daily calcium requirements. I personally stopped eating dairy around 8 years ago when I was suffering from eczema and other health issues. Calcium is a mineral required in the body for multiple processes and is needed for healthy bones, muscle contraction, hormonal secretion, nerve function, messaging between cells, and vascular contraction/vasodilation (i.e. blood flow). Women and men generally require anywhere between 1000 to 1300 mg per day, this smoothie contains between 700-800mg of calcium depending on the products you use. (for example some tahini products contain more calcium than others, fortified plant-based milks can often contain 300-350mg of calcium).
Cookie Dough Protein BallsThis cookie dough protein bliss ball recipe is not only delicious but it contains two key ingredients which help to switch off hunger hormones, protein and fat. Protein and fat are also important to help keep you satiated between meals (preventing cravings). Another bonus, this recipe is dried fruit free! These make a great morning, afternoon or post dinner snack. Once you’ve made them I recommend putting them into the refrigerator to set before enjoying them, otherwise they can get a little too sticky when eating them.
High Fibre No-Grain BircherThis high fibre no-grain bircher is gut-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low GI and is paleo and vegan friendly. This breakfast is also very high in protein and good fats, starting your day with a breakfast high in fat and protein is vital if you want to have stable energy levels throughout the day. These two food groups also help to switch off hunger hormones. This is a fantastic make-a-head breakfast that you could prep during the weekend so you can a breakfast that you can grab as your run out the door in the morning.
Roasted Zucchini DipI created this because I have a histamine intolerance. This comes and go, but at the moment it’s back. So, I wanted to create a dip that I can enjoy without reacting too, because right now I’m not able to enjoy a lot of store bought dips and spread. This roasted zucchini dip is really delicious on top of my go-to GF loaf, brown rice crackers, mixed through roasted veggies, tossed through a salad or dip some sliced veggie sticks into for a nutritious snack.
Hormone Balancing Bliss BallsThis recipe combines all the goodies the body requires to help support hormonal balance AND they taste amazing! One of the superstar ingredients this recipe is maca powder which has been used to support fertility, reduce PMS symptoms and boost libido. It also contains Omega-3 from walnuts and chia seeds, and contains pumpkin seeds which are a good source of zinc, an important nutrient for hormonal balance and sperm health. The recipe is also high in healthy fats from the walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds and coconut oil, fat is essential for hormonal balance (hormones are actually made from fats). In addition, cacao powder has been added for a powerful anti-inflammatory and mood-boosting impact, it’s also high in antioxidants and contains magnesium. Another superstar ingredient is ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseeds help the liver complete the process of elimination through the the large intestine and decreasing transit time of bowel movements, which will help decrease estrogen levels.
Easy Vegetable Loaded Red Lentil DahlThis delicious dish is so warming, comforting and grounding. It’s an ayurvedic style dish that nourishes the body and soul as it’s full of health promoting ingredients. It’s immune-boosting from the turmeric, ginger, cumin and garlic, anti-inflammatory from the turmeric and ginger, supports digestion with the cumin, ginger and cayenne pepper, it’s high in protein from the lentils and very high in fibre from the lentils and vegetables which also supports digestion. It’s a wonderful plant-based dish to include into your lifestyle.
Quinoa & Lentil Stuffed CapsicumA fun simple vegetarian dish that is high in protein and fibre. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and then you can pop the quinoa and lentil stuffed capsicums into the oven and walk away. Enjoy this alongside a salad.
Simple Bircher MuesliThe key to eating well and creating new healthy habits is to keep meals simple. This simple bircher muesli is a fantastic recipe that you can make on the weekend to last you 5 days. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare which is another bonus. I like to make this up when I know I have a busy week ahead and don’t have time to prep food in the morning. You can store it in individual jars or keep it in one large bowl (make sure it’s covered) in the fridge. Top it with fruit, yoghurt extra nuts and seeds for a delicious healthy start to the day!
Cleansing Raw Salad With Herb DressingThis cleansing raw salad with herb dressing is a great recipe to make during meal prep on a Sunday. It keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days. Raw colourful salads are a fantastic way to increase the nutrient density of your diet, especially when you add fresh herbs. Herbs are extremely cleansing and are loaded with antioxidants.
5 Minute Rocket & Chickpea SaladWhen I asked you guys what you wanted more of on my Instagram stories so many of you said ‘easy lunch options to make at work’, so here you have it, my first simple recipe you can make at the office. This rocket and chickpea salad you can make in 5 minutes. It’s high in protein and healthy fats to help keep your blood sugar levels stable, which helps to keep your energy levels high. Let me know if you enjoyed this post and would like to see more blogs/videos like this in the comments below. Also any suggestions for future blog posts are always welcome!

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