Veggie stir-fry with almonds and sesame

Veggie stir-fry with protein

Adding protein to plant-based foods is as easy as a sprinkle of nuts and seeds. Eating sufficient protein helps you feel fuller long, balance blood sugar levels and contributes to a happy mood and good sleep. Here I cooked a veggie stir fry which formed the base of a few meals over a couple of …

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Smoothie with almonds, cashews and hemp seeds

Protein-rich smoothie

Protein rich smoothie? …Yes please!! Including protein at each meal can help sustain your energy levels, reduce blood sugar peaks and troughs, support a happy mood, plus much more! It’s especially important to be aware of your protein intake if you follow an exclusively plant based diet. Smoothies are a yummy way to start the …

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Mackerel salad

Super easy mackerel salad

Don’t you just love it when you totally nail dinner, it hits the spot AND it was super easy to prepare! I often recommend eating more fish, but it can be challenging to find seafood which ticks the boxes of health AND sustainability. Thankfully, the humble mackerel is full of healthy omega 3 fats and …

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Blueberry & lavender smoothie

Blueberry & lavender smoothie

Hello my name is Karla and I’m a smoothie-o-holic. It’s been 12 hours since my last smoothie… All year, I’ve been trying to add some variety to my morning breakfasts as I’d become rather stuck on smoothies… but despite some delicious porridge, muesli, granola and pancake experimentations, I kept coming back to my beloved go-to …

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Chickpeas and white beans

How to soak your own beans

Every Friday at 5pm I have a phone reminder which beeps to tell me to “SOAK BEANS” … ok I’m not crazy, just organised when it comes to my fibre intake! Have you ever soaked and cooked your own beans? They taste phenomenally better than from a can (really!), plus you avoid packaging waste and …

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Chai spiced macadamia cookies

Chai-spiced macadamia cookies

Oh yes! I came across this recipe thanks to my friend and study buddy The Passionate Nutritionist. It’s a winner! The perfect afternoon snack for chai-lovers like me. Really low in sugar (just 2 tbsp maple syrup in the whole batch) and a good hit of protein with the tahini and nuts. I’ve made these …

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Healthy orange muffins

Healthy orange muffins

These muffins are incredibly light, moist and pretty low in sugar. They are grain and gluten free and with just 5 ingredients, what’s not to love! Ingredients: 2 organic oranges 250g ground almonds 4 eggs 1/2 cup honey 2 tsp bicarb Directions: Boil whole oranges for 1 hour (ensure there’s enough water to cover them). …

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Healthy breakfast bar

Breakfast to go, the healthy way

Despite all good intentions, sometimes the reality of a healthy breakfast on the run can’t be avoided. I think it’s important to be realistic about these things to avoid creating unachievable goals. Or feel like you’ve constantly failed with your healthy eating ideals. (Remember my 19/21 rule from a few posts back? This applies here …

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Oaty snacks

Snacking to reduce anxiety

When your blood sugar levels drop too low, your body sees this as a stress and there are complex survival mechanisms in place to ensure enough sugar gets to your brain. Low blood sugar can flip you into ‘fight or flight’ mode, which can increase feelings of anxiety, so it’s important to plan your intake …

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