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Winter Lemon Chicken and Chickpea Salad

Winter Lemon Chicken and Chickpea Salad

Sometimes in winter salads can be put on the backburner in place of mash potatoes and roasted veggies. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, we loveeee some good roasted veg and mashed potaoes here but we do miss the ‘zing’ of a fresh […]

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Chicken And Vegetable Thai Red Curry

Chicken And Vegetable Thai Red Curry

    This curry is one of our all time favourite meals, loaded with fresh crunchy vegetables and chicken in a creamy red curry sauce its such a balanced, comforting, quick and healthy meal to make. Topped with fresh coriander and lime and served alongside […]

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Wraps with Spinach Hummus and Crunchy Veggies

Wraps with Spinach Hummus and Crunchy Veggies

 

 

These wraps are loaded with protein, fiber and veggies. You can add chicken or tofu if you want to add more bulk but they taste absolutely amazing simply with the fresh crunchy vegetables.

 

Serves – 4

Prep time – 10 minutes Cook time – 5 minutes

 

Ingredients

4 large wraps

Spinach leaves, around 3 per wrap

1 cucumber, cut into long thin strips

1-2 mixed capsicums, sliced, around 4 slices per wrap

*optional tofu or choice of protein, sprinkle of hemp seeds and parsley

 

Spinach Hummus (makes around 1 ½ cups)

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons tahini

1 garlic clove

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1/8 teaspoon cumin

1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 ½ cups packed spinach

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

 

Method

To make the hummus, in a food processor combine all of the spinach hummus ingredients until smooth and well blended. Chill until ready to use

To make the wraps spread around ¼ of the hummus on each wrap, then lay down the spinach followed by the cucumber and capsicum. Top with fresh parsley, protein of choice and hemp seeds. Roll the wraps, wrap them in foil and refrigerate until ready to eat or enjoy straight away!

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Creamy Banana Bread Porridge

Creamy Banana Bread Porridge

  These dreamy oats taste like a creamy bowl of banana bread with cinnamon and maple syrup there is nothing more satisfying to start your morning. Porridge is high in fiber to keep you feeling full until lunch time and with the addition of bananas […]

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Veggie Packed Spaghetti Bolognese

Veggie Packed Spaghetti Bolognese

  Oh bolognese, how we love you. It is hands-down one of the most popular comforting meals to sit down to and enjoy and has always been a family favourite especially with kids. This delicious and healthy bolognese recipe will help you sneak more veggies […]

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Strawberries

Strawberries

 

Strawberries are a favourite fruit in many households, these sweet little red gems can be eaten alone, added to salads or made into a beautiful fresh summer crumble, they are a versatile and tasty fruit that also contain many health benefits.

Strawberries are fantastic for your skin containing alpha hydroxy acid and salicylic acid which can help to reduce hyper pigmentation, remove dead skin cells and assist in keeping the complexion clear and acne free. Additionally, these gems pack a big vitamin C punch, which is also great for a glowing complexion, helping boost collagen production and toning the skin as well as keeping your immune system high.

Due to their high fiber and water content strawberries assist with healthy digestion and keep you feeling fuller for longer, meaning that they are a great food for healthy weight maintenance and a perfect snack at any time of the day! The high antioxidant content of strawberries may also help to reduce inflammation, keeping your joints and heart healthy, and assisting in better health overall as inflammation is the root cause of most disease.

So there you go, strawberries aren’t only one of the tastiest fruits going around they are also one of the healthiest. Add them to smoothies, on top of your morning granola or porridge or try adding some to the next salad you make for a sweet fresh pop of flavour and gorgeous red colour.

Storage and prep tips – Always make sure to give your fresh strawberries a good wash before consuming. To make them last longer soak them in a vinegar and water solution, this will be made up of ¼ cup of vinegar and 1 ½ cups of water (double the quantities if you have more berries to soak). Place the strawberries into the solution for 5 minutes and then place them in a colander and rinse with water, the berries wont taste like vinegar at all as you wash it all off in this step! Pat dry the berries and then line the container you plan to store them in with paper towel, cover with a lid and they should last 1-2 weeks!

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STRAWBERRIES

STRAWBERRIES

Good. Berry Good.

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COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON!!   Who’s up for some Amazing breakie tips? Share on social mediaFacebookGoogle+email

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How to Store Herbs: The Ultimate Guide

How to Store Herbs: The Ultimate Guide

To refrigerate or not to refrigerate? Glass of water on the counter? Just what is the best way to store herbs? It’s time to set the record straight.

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