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No-Bake Fig & Pecan Protein Bars

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Protein and fibre packed, these spiced power bars are a nice alternative to bliss balls or muesli slices. I personally have one for morning tea or an after dinner snack. Not only loaded with protein, they contain some healthy carbs for energy from the dried fruit, and satiating, brain-healthy fats from the raw nuts. Anti-inflammatory, appetite-regulating, stamina-promoting and hormone-balancing superfood additions (turmeric, Maca, cinnamon, nutmeg) make it a sneaky source of abundant nutritional benefits! Enjoy 1 square/bar a day.

Tahini Bark

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This tahini bark is a chocolate alternative, ideal for a post-dinner treat. Some people actually find cacao quite stimulating, so this is a great chocolate-like substitute that is more sleep friendly! Made with mineral, vitamin and antioxidant rich tahini and pistachios, and using only plant-based, natural ingredients, this satiating treat tastes just like white chocolate. Make it with ease and enjoy mindfully.

Apricot & Goji Iron-Rich Bites

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I’m all about food as medicine… Iron-rich bliss bites for you to boost those levels!
I’m finding low-iron (not necessarily deficiency) is quite common in clinic. Note: studies show that vegans and vegetarians are no more likely to have iron-deficiency anaemia than omnivores. As iron can be a pro-oxitant, I’m not too quick to over-prescribe it as a supplement. Our body has no specific mechanism to rid itself of excess meat-based and supplemental heme-iron (versus plant-based non-heme iron). Yet all we ever hear about is high-dose iron supps that can often lead to constipation! So, for a healthy booster, try working these bliss balls into your snacks, perfectly paired with goji berries (and optional lemon juice) for vit C, which enhances absorption 🙂

Veggie Paprika Brown Rice Paella

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Most people associate this classic Spanish dish with seafood or chorizo, but as usual, it can be enjoyed without compromising your health, in a delicious plant-based way. With the delightful spices saffron and paprika bringing colour, heat and of course, antioxidants, the richness of a slow cooked tomato and capsicum saucey broth, and the texture of perfectly sautéed veggies, beans and peas together with al dente rice, this is a dinner party sensation. No man will leave hungry!

SUPER CRUNCHY GLUTEN-FREE GRANOLA

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This is the best granola I’ve made. Better than store-bought! I am massive on chunks and good ingredients, and if you ask me this hits the nail on the head! Some of the ingredients might be a little tricky to find, such as rice bran versus bran and quinoa/teff flakes, so sub where necessary (I’ve provided suggestions). No oil required, simply enjoy the healthy fats from the delicious raw nuts, seeds and tahini. I also like to specify keeping the dried fruit out whilst you cook so it doesn’t burn, as I find it usually does, but you can alter this to your personal preference. Keep this large jar on hand to top your favourite smoothie or smoothie bowl, sprinkle atop porridge, enjoy with coconut yoghurt and berries, or even mix through a chia pudding. It’s full of fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats and even quite a bit of plant-based protein thanks to the complex grains and nuts! Healthy and delicious 🙂

Green Beauty Blend

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I’m shocked I haven’t shared this with you sooner! Although I constantly post about it on my Instagram and Insta-stories… but here is the full recipe to my new favourite green drink to start my day. It comes out a little darker than your typical green smoothie, but that is because it is full of the good stuff! Fibre, selenium, b vitamins, potassium, magnesium, plant-based omega 3 and protein to keep our cells healthy and happy and help us radiate from within 🙂

Satay Chickpea Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower rice with a twist- A creamy, delicious, satiating topping to make this healthy, light dish even more nutritious!

Lentil & Mushroom Cottage Pie

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A hearty dish without being heavy. The ground flaxseeds not only help you reach your omega 3 intake for the day, but act as a bulking agent to make the lentil “mince” stay thick and stew-like. Cauliflower in place of potato mash keeps this dish weight-loss-friendly and light, whilst still tasting amazing!

Choc Cookie-Dough Pops

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These look and sound fancier than they are! A seriously delicious and simple dessert that kids and adults can both delight in. Cashews + dates + maca powder = serious cookie dough vibes, and the cacao nibs through give it that chocolate-chip texture. It’s a no-brainer, make ’em 😉

1, 2, 3 Curry!

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This is quick, it is easy, it is adaptable, it is nutritious – which is why it is a weekly staple for me. The combo of tomatoes and coconut milk plus the water thins it out so it is not too heavy/fatty per serving. The veggies can be swapped for your favourites, and added in accordingly to how long each takes to cook but not overcook! Lastly, curry powder and other spices are the perfect seasonings to give it flavour, no fancy or expensive pastes or methods required. A bay leaf or two can always be added, but are not crucial. Everyones a chef with this warming bowl of goodness! There is no need to cook a starch, as grains are also suggested – and for a lighter version stick to just legumes/tofu/tempeh and the veggies.

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