Artichoke Hummus

Artichoke Hummus

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Fancy a dip at a moments notice but want to lose all the cream cheese and fillers you get in so often these days. Here’s your answer. And it’s dairy free, gluten free and vegan. Enjoy with celery or other veggie sticks (zucchini, carrot, cucumber…) or linseed crackers.

Sensational brain food. Did you know your brain is your hungriest organ? It accounts for 2% of body weight, but uses 25% od oxygen we breathe, up to 50% of carbs we eat and 20% of heart’s output of blood. Your brain possesses the capacity to change, and given the right nutrients, it’s ability to function is enhanced. Better food choices can lead to faster neural signalling, and improved focus and learning.

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Chia, Zucchini And Hazelnut Bread With Cashew Nut Butter

Chia, Zucchini And Hazelnut Bread With Cashew Nut Butter

Trying to shake your addiction to bread? Here is a healthy tweek to get you moving in the right direction along with your blood sugar. Make a loaf and freeze it in slices, so it’s out of sight and there if you really need it. Aim for progress not perfection. This will give you lasting results. Add a topping high in good fats, like nut spread or avocado or protein, like hommus or tomato, turkey and sprouts to even out those blood sugars so they’re as smooth as silk!

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Mason Jar Chicken Salad

Mason Jar Chicken Salad

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Sick of soggy salads and always pushed for time when prepping meals? Well here is a solution to both. Mason Jar Salads are easy, simple and delicious. You can prep up to 4 days ahead when you know the formula.

The how to:

  1. Find a wide mouthed glass jar with a lid. Easy to stack and pour.
  2. Prep a range of salad ingredients, protein of choice and dressing.
  3. Layer one, the liquid zone, 1-4 Tablespoon salad dressing.
  4. Layer two, hard non-absorbent vegetable zone, like baby tomatoes, carrot, green beans.
  5. Layer three, protein zone, chicken, quinoa, fish, chickpea, bean mix, ensure they are cool to avoid cooking other ingredients.
  6. Layer four, absorbent vegetable zone, mushroom, broccoli, beets, cucumber, sprouts, zucchini. Can also add seeds, nuts and cheese here.
  7. Layer five, leafy green zone, spinach, rocket, baby kale, spinach, mixed lettuce.
  8. Store in fridge.
  9. Pour into a bowl to serve or eat it from the jar.

I love to have a variety of ingredients to shake it up a little and create a few variations for the week. Here is just one of them. Have fun, get creative, make it your own.

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