‘Can you provide me with some quick recipes using everyday ingredients? I’d like to take lunch to work , any ideas? I’m trying to lose weight but I don’t want to feel deprived…’ As part of my nutrition consultation I often provide meal plans and recipes for clients. Please find below a few favourites. If you’re looking for weaning tips or more family friendly meals head to BalancedBaby.co.uk
Laura Bond, Serves 1
Research suggests that bone broth can help soothe the stomach while boosting your immune system (Rennard BO, et al. Chest. 2000). For extra protein swap the egg for wild salmon or organic chicken.
Laura Bond, Serves 2.
Steak with a healthy salad is a regular midweek meal in our house and clients love turning this into a tasty wrap to take to work. If you’re trying to lose weight, try a paleo wrap (made with coconut flesh) instead of a spelt wrap.
Laura Bond, Serves 2.
This wonderfully rich paella makes a nutritious and delicious evening meal- perfect for hot summer nights.
Made using Sprouted Brown Rice, it is packed with easily digested nutrients, including fibre, B vitamins & amino acids.
Laura Bond, Makes 6
Fill the bottom of the ice-lolly moulds with a thin layer of roughly chopped cashews. Set in the freezer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whizz all the remaining ingredients in a blender and pour into the ice-lolly moulds and freeze. I use stain-less steel ice-lolly moulds from The Tickle Trunk.
Laura Bond, Serves 10
Buttermilk is the secret to good banana bread, according to my sister Emerald (who has trained as a chef in Paris). So I thought I would try making it with coconut kefir a non-dairy alternative. It worked a treat.
From Anjali Malhotra, Perfect Morsel
‘The whole wheat spaghettini makes this dish hearty, the kalamata olives add a tangy balance to the heat of the harissa, the lemon zest echoes the bitter tartness in the rest of the dish, the pine nuts add a roasted crunch.’
Laura Bond Makes approx. 8 balls.
These easy to make balls are a great snack for when you’re feeling overwhelmed and on-the-go. Cacao is one of the richest sources of magnesium, known as the stress-busting mineral. Cashews will also help you stay calm as they contain pre-cursors to serotonin. They are also packed with protein and low on sugar.
Laura Bond, Serves 4
Bone broth is rich in minerals – like calcium and magnesium – and amino-acids which are essential for energy and repair. Plus, the gelatin found in bone broth is highly supportive for the digestion.
Laura Bond, Serves 8-10
I developed this recipe for Planet Organic using their sprouted-buckwheat flour. Not only is buckwheat flour gluten free but when you ‘activate’ or sprout the grain, enzymes are released which break down anti-nutrients and make the bread more nutritious and digestible.
Laura Bond Serves 1
Bees adore buckwheat. A bonus since I love bees and find this non-grain, non-gluten carb so very satisfying.
It’s a solid source of vegan protein, it improves blood cholesterol and has even been shown to inhibit cancer.