Zucchini & Corn Lunchbox Muffins

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This would have to be one of my all time favourite kids recipes that I make almost every week. Originally a zucchini slice recipe that my mother passed on to me when I had children, now I have shared this with so many of my friends and now you all.

My kids just love having them as individual size muffins. It’s easy for them to eat and makes for a perfect lunchbox size snack. Another way of hiding those pesky veggies in a way they will love with sweet corn, ham, eggs and cheese. They don’t last too long in my house so making a double batch is necessary for me if you want them to longer. Freezer friendly, wrap them in cling wrap and pack them frozen by lunch time they will be thawed just in time to eat. Continue reading “Zucchini & Corn Lunchbox Muffins”

Clean and Green Detox Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This is one clean salad packed with all the good stuff. Whether it’s a light dinner, as a side or meal prep weekday lunches this salad is as healthy as it comes. Low in calories, anti inflammatory, vitamin enriched, and a good source of iron and plant protein. Ticks all the boxes to get back into healthy eating. You could also add some shredded chicken if you prefer.

This creamy avocado dressing is the perfect addition to this salad or any salad to be honest. Adds a beautiful texture and flavour to your salad with added essential good fats. Keeps well in a jar in the fridge for a few days.

Clean and Green Detox Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

GF, Vegan, Vegetarian

Ingredients

1 head broccoli, stalk removed florets roughly chopped

4 spring onions, sliced

100g green beans, chopped

2 cups baby spinach leaves

Handful parsley, chopped

Handful mint, chopped

1 chillies, finely chopped

2 tbsp mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped

50g goats or feta cheese

Salt and Pepper

Optional- pomegranate seeds

*omit cheese for vegan option

*optional add shredded chicken

Creamy Avocado Dressing

1 avocado, peeled deseeded

3/4 cup olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix to combine
  2. To make dressing, place avocado, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a food processor and blitz on high speed until smooth.
  3. Serve salad with Avocado Dressing.

Veggie Pad Thai Noodles with Peanut Sesame Dressing

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Pad Thai is one of the most well-known Thai dishes in Australia and around the world even scoring the title of one of the most ordered takeaway dishes back in 2014. It’s tasty, not too spicy yet still packed with flavour it is easy to see why it has become so popular.

Tradionally the dressing/sauce is made with a flavour combination of salty, sweet and sour, not unlike majority of Thai dishes yet this dressing I have served it with has the addition of peanut butter adding that creamy texture and flavour that takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness.  Pad Thai is typically made with flat rice noodles and a meat protein such as chicken, beef or prawns. I have opted to make it vegetarian and used gluten-free buckwheat noodles instead, only because I didn’t have any flat rice noodles in the house (really didn’t make any difference at all).

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Cauliflower, Corn and Cannellini Bean Chowder

Soup season is upon us and what better way to start the winter off  than with a big bowl of nourishing cauliflower chowder. We often associate chowder with the classic seafood chowder with its thick, creamy consistency it naturally  sounds and feels comforting in these colder months.

This vegetarian version is a lighter take on an authentic chowder recipe which is normally made with floury potatoes and heavy cream. Can also be easily made vegan with the elimination of the cheese. Even though it doesn’t contain those heavy ingredients with the addition of the cannellini beans it simulates the same sort of fulfilling comfort.

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Homemade Hidden Veggie & Beef Sausage Rolls

With three hungry growing boys in my house well four including the biggest boy, hubby. I must have my pantry stocked and fridge full most of the time. Healthy snacks I like to always have on hand so I know they are getting used to healthy eating habits as they grow up. At times it can be hard to think of new ideas I don’t buy a lot of packet or pre-made snacks unless I know exactly what’s in them and I stay clear away from supermarket sugar filled packaged food. While we eat a lot of fruit, veggie sticks, nuts and smoothies at times the kids want something hot and tasty to fill them up. These homemade sausage rolls are ideal for hungry bellies yet still nutritious and without the nasties.

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