Turn tabbouleh into a meal full of protein and fibre by adding chickpeas and quinoa.
Try this baked lentil version of falafels for a change from chickpeas. Lentils are full of protein, fibre and vitamins and are a great addition to any lunch or dinner.
Add the power of purple to your next smoothie. Colourful fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and antioxidants. Make sure you eat a rainbow today by adding this smoothie recipe to your day.
Trans fats are an unsaturated fat but the trans form results in a straight fatty acid like a saturated fat and so is more solid at room temperature.
They were manufactured in order to make a solid fat that would have a longer shelf life than saturated fats. They do occur naturally in some meat and dairy but in very small amounts.
The body does not digest them as well as other fats and so they can cause problems such as increased cholesterol, decreased visual acuity, increased heart disease, insulin resistance (leading to diabetes), reproductive difficulties, decreased nutrition in breast milk and cancer.
Read labels and avoid anything that contains ‘trans fats’ or says it is hydrogenated (the process of making a trans fat).
Traditional shakshuka originally came from North Africa, but it has become quite popular in the Middle East. This is a really quick, but healthy, recipe when you don’t have much time for dinner. You can also save any leftovers for a protein packed breakfast the next day. Enjoy!
Quick, easy and just super delicious breakfast platter full of protein and good fats. A great way to start your morning off. Add a poached egg for extra protein.