‘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
The strong flavours from this salad work well at a summer BBQ.
Sardines are one of the highest sources of omega 3 on the planet,
as well as being rich in calcium, vitamin D ad B12. One can of sardines provides a whopping 338% of your daily Vitamin B12 needs; essential for energy, mood and brain function.
Goji berries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and have been shown to enhance the immune response to flu (J Nutr. 2012)
Turmeric has been renowned as a healing powerhouse for thousands of years. Recent research shows it can help prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. (Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.’