Hidden Veggie Meatloaf with Tomato Glaze

Family dinner with young kids can be tricky as much as you’d love them to eat every vegetable you eat sometimes it just seems impossible and not to mention stressful. I get it my kids have their moments too let me assure you.

Visually vegetables are an instant turn off for most kids, seeing the amount they have to eat each night already gets them in a bother. Sometimes we have to get creative and hide them in food they do like. Let’s be real as much as those cute food pictures that look like a butterflies or funny faces made out of veggies or cookie cutout salads look visually stimulating but who really has time to do that every night? Hiding them or mixing them in other foods just seems to be a much less time consuming and gimmicky way of getting their daily serve of veggies.

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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.

Quick and Easy Weekday Dinner Chicken Pesto Fusilli

Summer holidays have come to an end, for myself it’s a little bitter sweet. Whilst I am over the sibling fighting and constant complaints of boredom I actually really enjoyed having my kids home these holidays. We have spent a lot of quality time together over the past two months swimming, fishing, boating, days at the beach, theme parks, bike rides, movie dates, picnics in the park we really have done it all. Continue reading “Quick and Easy Weekday Dinner Chicken Pesto Fusilli”

Better for you Fudgy Chocolate Brownies and the sugar epedemic making us all sick.

Everyone loves a fudgy brownie the indulgent treat that most people feel incredibly guilty with each mouthful. But what if I told you, you can make them better for you?

Did you know that the average Australian consumes 3 times the amount of added sugar daily?

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That is a huge increase over the years, while our recommended daily intake is only 6 teaspoons of sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men an average Australian is consuming up around 17 teaspoons that’s around 70g of sugar a day! It’s as little as having a glass of  store-bought orange juice and pre packaged cereal for breakfast with store-bought muesli bar or muffin for morning tea. They all contain added sugar which is hidden and without even knowing it you are already over your daily intake and you havent even had lunch yet.  Continue reading “Better for you Fudgy Chocolate Brownies and the sugar epedemic making us all sick.”

Raspberry Jam Coconut Slice.. The classics never get old.

There are some classic recipes that never seem to get old. They continue to be as popular today as the day they were created. The smell that permeates through the house when baking these classics trigger those child-hood memories of visiting Nanna after school or weekends. Welcomed with a warm yet delicate hug, a feeling of unconditional love and a sense of home. Always a freshly baked cake, biscuits or slice on the kitchen bench just incase visitors pop around for a cuppa. It’s amazing how smells connect us with deep emotions and memories something we take a little for granted now a days. As that saying goes we need to stop and smell the roses. Appreciate the little things in life.Ā  Continue reading “Raspberry Jam Coconut Slice.. The classics never get old.”