Recipes

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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Avocados

Healthy guacamole recipe

Oh my, I love avocados! They may be a little cool for these Winter months, so I spiced some up the other day in a guacamole. The raw garlic will help with Winter immunity too. Ingredients: 3 perfectly ripe avos 1/4 red onion, very finely diced 1 minced garlic clove (or more to taste) Juice …

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Apple crumble

Gut healing apple crumble

A major upside to these cooler months is the abundance of juicy apples available. We’ve had heaps in our veggie box the last couple of weeks and as much as I love to crunch on them raw, they are also delicious stewed in a crumble. Health benefits: There are specific gut health benefits to stewing …

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Fried eggs with greens

One pan lunch

I’d prefer to use my energy and time cooking, eating and digesting…NOT washing up! So my latest lunch plan is to cook everything in one pan. This would also make a great breakfast! Ingredients for 1: Drizzle of olive oil 1-2 tsp of turmeric, garam masala (or your fav spices) Pinch of cayenne (optional) 1 …

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Mashed potato

Gnarly mash

Let’s face it, my mashed potato would not do well on Masterchef! But, I make it gnarly for a reason – to increase fibre and nutrient content. White potatoes get a bad rap. Yes, they do convert to sugar quite quickly in your body, but I take a number of steps to combat this. Use …

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