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.
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.
The best way to start the day is with a healthy breakfast that contains a good portion of protein. Try out these Protein Pancakes to start your day off right.
Delicious protein packed dinner that will keep you going. Have it for leftovers for breakfast and start the day off right! Mmmmm leftovers … my favourite!
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Do you need to bring a salad to your next holiday event? Or do you just need a quick dinner? My whole family loves this one (a rarity when you have 3 kids😳).
- Fry up a whole bunch of veggies. For a festive theme pick red and green ones, but whatever you like or have in the fridge works.
- Cook pasta as per directions.
- Combine pasta and veggies.
- Add 1-2 tins of salmon (drained)
- Add pesto and mix well.
You could also add tinned tuna or chicken. I like to do salmon for its good fats but also I don’t have to cut up any meat.
Did you know that almonds are good for wrinkles? In a study of postmenopausal women, those who were given 20% of their daily calories as almonds had less wrinkle severity and less wrinkle width after a study time of just 16 weeks.
Almonds are full of good fats and protein along with vitamins and minerals. They are a great snack, and also good for wrinkles it seems!
I eat almonds all the time, usually as almond butter for breakfast or a snack. Here though is a recipe you can’t turn down. Although perhaps not the healthiest way to eat almonds, it is certainly one of the most delicious. And we all need something sweet sometimes so we might as well make it as healthy as we can.
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips (really good quality ones. I like the organic 70% cocoa ones from Honest to Goodness)
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup almonds (smashed)
- 2 cups rice puffs
- Put the chocolate chips, coconut oil and salt in a bowl. Put in the microwave until chocolate starts to melt. Stir occasionally. Keep heating until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir until all mixed together.
- Smash up the almonds. I like to put them in a silicone bag and smash them with a rolling pin.
- Add the almonds and rice puffs to the chocolate.
- Spread the mixture out onto a non-stick mat to desired thickness.
- Leave the mixture to sit for about an hour or until it is completely hard. The length of time needed will depend on room temperature.
- Once hard, break up by hand or cut with a knife.
- Store in an air-tight container.
Here is a link to the study abstract if you are interested: