All posts tagged: Nutritious

Chai Pudding

Preparing some breakfast options the night before, or at the beginning of the week, will save you loads time in the mornings when your juggling everything to get yourself, kids or who ever out the door! It will ensure you start your day right, but nourishing your body for energy and focus. These little jars of yum, will fill up your tummy and provide you with satiety all morning long. They only take minutes to prepare, store in the fridge and are easy to grab and go, as you rush out the door. You could even pop them in your kids lunch box for a filling morning snack! Chai Seeds are choked full of goodness- they contain fibre, protein, antioxidants, good fats, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium and Phosphorus. Also, reasonable amounts of Zinc, Vit B3, B1, B2 and Potassium. Now that’s’ a powerhouse profile, worthy of it’s ‘super food’ title, don’t you think?   Chai Pudding Print Recipe These little jars of yum, will fill up your tummy and provide you with satiety all morning long. Chai Seeds are jammed packed …

Mushroom and Kale Omelette

As Autumn is now upon us in Australia, we now start to see our produce in our stores and gardens change. I went to one of my favourite markets the other day and they had this lovely selection of mushrooms. Swiss brown, shitake, oyster and good old field mushrooms. I couldn’t resist, so bought a few different varieties and have been cooking with them the last few days. One was a simple garlic, mushroom and cream pasta dish. So simple and very delish. I love the earthiness of mushrooms and like all produce, when in season, they are tasting at their best. Have you ever cook mushrooms outside of the normal growing season? Quite bland and tasteless! This simple dish can be cooked up for a breakfast, lunch or lazy dinner if you like.  Very few ingredients and takes such little time. Different varieties of mushrooms offer different nutritional benefits, Vitamin D being one of them but many varieties contain selenium. Oyster mushrooms contain iron ,crimini and portabello contain antioxidants in the same amount as capsicum. Most contain a good …

Rogan Josh Lamb and Vegetable Curry

Who doesn’t love a good curry? Well if you don’t perhaps you haven’t tried this one yet?? 🙂 When the summer comes to and end and the cooler months start taking a hold, I love to get my slow cooker out of the cupboard and cook up some slow braises. This Rogan Josh curry is no exception. Low ‘n’ slow is the best way to get the best out of your curries. When I’m busy working with clients, my slow cooker is my saviour! In fact, I think all busy peeps should use a slow cooker…the busy folks bestie!! The only problem is, the wafting of smells from the slow cooker can be teasing me all afternoon. If you have been out all day, there is nothing better than walking in the door and smelling that aromas that greets you, welcoming you in and wrapping around your senses. As one of my followers on Facebook wrote, “it feels like your winning!”  I tend to agree!! I like to make my own curry spice blends and store in the fridge but …

Pimped Up Porridge

When the weather starts to cool down and you wake up on a cold chilly morning, we often look for warming breakfasts. I need to eat gluten free and most people who are Coeliac, are unable to tolerate this grain. I fortunately am one who can tolerate them, but tend to choose organic and try and source the brand, Bob Mills, which are gluten free oats. I love to find ways to ‘pimp up’ my meals. What does this mean? Well, I simply look for ways to up the nutritional profile, so I can maximise the diversity of nutrients in my body. This lovely warming bowl of oats contains chai seeds, blueberries ( or what ever fruits are in season) yogurt and a nut/seed blend. Simply Delish, keeps me feeling full all morning, without looking for that mid morning snack and so simple to prepare.   Pimped Up Porridge Print Recipe CourseBreakfast Servings Prep Time 2 People 2-3 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Servings Prep Time 2 People 2-3 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Pimped Up Porridge Print Recipe …

Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls

  NUT, DAIRY, GLUTEN AND SOY FREE. These delicious little bliss balls are not only delightful to eat as a treat but have a nutritional hit in them too! We all know that we need to eat less sugar and as far as your body is concerned all sugars are treated the same way, once its inside you-with the release of insulin, the hormone in charge of collecting sugar from the blood and depositing it to your muscles and fat stores. This is a wholly necessary process for pretty much every function of the body. BUT  When comparing the white highly refined sugars to say a piece of fruit or maple syrup, well these latter sugars have a different nutritional profile and they all have a different GI (which means the rate in which the sugar is released and absorbed into our bloodstream) Let’s take whole fruit for example. There is fibre, which is great for sweeping our bowels and water found in whole fruit which increase satiety, as well as vitamins and minerals, all differing …