Fruitilicious Smoothie

I have got another yummy, cool and colourful smoothie that I would like to share. This is a fruit rich smoothie and what I mean by that is that there are just 4 different fruits in it with a dash of honey and nothing else. Very simple isn’t it, and the taste is just absolutely lovely. This is just great for breakfast. I made this for myself, but hubby had a taste and decided that he would like to have one too, he is usually not a big smoothie person so that was a yay for me. The four fruits … Continue reading Fruitilicious Smoothie

Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

Today I am sharing an easy and quick to make chicken recipe. It is a one bowl kind of recipe; the chicken is cut into the desired size and shape and pretty much mixed with the marinade and then popped into the oven. It is a reasonably healthy dish as it is baked and only a limited amount of oil added to the marinade. It goes great with some Turmeric rice, salad or even some roast veggies. The spice comes in from the addition of sriracha, which is a hot sauce. If you do not have sriracha, you can use … Continue reading Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

Easy Tuna Rice Bean Salad

Today I share a very simple and healthy lunch idea. This is easy to put together, filling and nutritious. I use tuna in this recipe, I always have canned tuna at home and it can be used to make something delicious without going into too much effect especially if time is of concern. Fresh cucumber is a lovely addition adding crunch and volume. Corn and black beans are amazing nutrition wise and quite filling. You can use either kidney beans or cannellini beans if you do not have black beans at hand. I used basmati rice this time. But you … Continue reading Easy Tuna Rice Bean Salad

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