Carrot Corn Pea Bean Spinach Soup

It is winter here and although it does not get cold enough to snow here in Perth, temperatures in single digits (Celsius) makes us want something warm and comforting for dinner. I wanted to make something with a mix of veggies in it, and not too heavy. When I looked in the fridge and realised I had quite a few odds and ends left over from previous meal preps (I had made some Mexican themed burritos earlier and had left over corn and beans from it), I decided to use them and add in some other veggies I had in … Continue reading Carrot Corn Pea Bean Spinach Soup

Citrusy Green Smoothie

Smoothies are my favourite way of ensuring that I have my daily intake of healthy fruits and veggies. I wanted to have a smoothie rich in vitamins and drinking it made me feel like I am feeding my body such goodness. The weather here down under is colder and as such it is a good time to load up with some extra vitamin c and other nutrients. This smoothie has just five ingredients – two fruits and 2 greens with milk. I love banana and they are such a good addition to any smoothie, in addition to the health benefits, … Continue reading Citrusy Green Smoothie

Nutritious Oat and Nut Bars

I love a filling and healthy bar that can be eaten for a quick and filling breakfast or a snack. This bar is filled with healthy goodness such as nuts (walnuts) seeds (pumpkin and sunflower), some fruit (banana) and some dried fruit (Raisins) The walnuts add a lovely crunch, packed with nutrients such as monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids and helps keep you fuller for longer. The raisins are packed with energy, full of fibre, vitamins, minerals and they add that lovely natural sweetness. Although they are rich in calories, eaten in moderate amounts is good for health. Pumpkin … Continue reading Nutritious Oat and Nut Bars

Healthy Low Carb Carrot Walnut Loaf

This loaf is super healthy and delicious. Great for breakfast or a snack and its tastes amazing with a smear of butter on it. This can also be made into muffins. The addition of the yoghurt gives that lovely moist consistency and the butter can be completely eliminated but I find the addition of that bit of butter does add to the flavour. Honey completely replacing the need for any refined sugar making it so much healthier. And the addition of almond flour reduces the amount of plain flour needed making this lower in carb content. This is a healthy … Continue reading Healthy Low Carb Carrot Walnut Loaf

Avocado Cucumber and Tomato Salad

This is a simple salad that can be put together really quick with ingredients that we usually have at home. The flavour is so fresh and is a great addition to a meal. The freshness of the cucumber, the juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado and the little bit of heat from the red onion is a great combination. If you are not a fan of coriander, you can skip that or add cilantro instead. I add only a bit of coriander to give that hint of flavour without overpowering the whole thing. The dressing is simple and adds great flavour. This … Continue reading Avocado Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Healthy Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Happy New year to all my readers. I hope this year brings you much joy and happiness. The holiday season is a time of decadent and indulgent food. So, post the indulgent couple of weeks, I thought it was time for me to whip out some healthy dishes and I made a healthy and nutritious quinoa salad last evening to go along with some chicken. My husband and son are more of ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of guys and they looked very sceptically at my quinoa salad. To my joy they both liked it and happily ate it. This salad … Continue reading Healthy Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Healthy Dark Chocolate and Walnut Brownies

These brownies are a healthy twist to the regular ones. They are low in sugar and carb. This recipe uses healthy alternatives to butter, sugar and flour. They are moist, chewy and fudgy. As I already mentioned this recipe does not require any flour, instead we use black beans. I promise you; you will not notice the beans. You do not get any taste of black beans once everything is mixed through, it just has the taste of the dark chocolate. You can also use canned kidney beans instead of the black beans, but it might just lighten the end … Continue reading Healthy Dark Chocolate and Walnut Brownies

Healthy Almond and Date Snack Balls

These healthy bites are quick to assemble, rich in protein and made with all-natural ingredients. They are great when you feel peckish between meals and are such a healthy alternative to grabbing a cookie. Dates like I always say are natures candy and add that natural sweetness to these along with a little honey. Peanut butter adds flavour, healthy fats and helps to get the stickiness to shape them into balls. I have described two ways of making this snack. The first one has desiccated coconut along with the coconut flour and cocoa and more of peanut butter. To compensate, … Continue reading Healthy Almond and Date Snack Balls

Strawberry Banana Date Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a great healthy option for breakfast. They are easy to make and so yum. You do not want your smoothie bowl to be too thin in consistency. The frozen strawberries and bananas give a thick and creamy texture. The dates add a hint of sweetness, they were soaked in hot water for about 5 mins to soften them up and that way they blend easily. The rolled oats add thickness and help you stay fuller for longer. Strawberries are healthy and rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fibre. Chia seeds are high in vitamins, nutrients, … Continue reading Strawberry Banana Date Smoothie Bowl

Healthy Pear Spinach Smoothie

This is another one of my healthy smoothies. It is packed with fruits, greens and milk that provide vitamins, Iron and calcium which makes this an ideal breakfast for those who don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast. Can also be had after your workout. Any milk of your choice can be added. I use regular low-fat milk as I like the taste and it also contains a decent amount of protein and calcium. I have also made this with Almond milk. Almond milk is lower in carbohydrates than regular milk but it does not naturally contain calcium, so if … Continue reading Healthy Pear Spinach Smoothie