Vegemite on toast is delicious it’s true, as is peanut butter, but having the same thing all the time can get seriously boring. Here’s some nutrient dense, refined sugar free ways to start your morning with a bang. And I promise it’s not just avocado toast 7 ways 😉
Look at those colours! Roasted celeriac, farro, quinoa and bulgur are combined with toasted seeds and nuts, grapefruit pickled carrots and a bright pink beetroot yoghurt sauce to make a killer winter salad.
Calamari loves to quickly cooked, and it doesn’t need to be deep fried to still be delicious. This recipe ticks lots of boxes for me, it’s quick, easy and all the cutting for the salsa is balance by the lack of it for the calamari.
This lightly coconut flavoured custard is dairy free and has a silky texture. It’s the perfect thing to have with crumbles, in a trifle or with your christmas pudding. It also has the plus of being far lower in sugar than regular custard.
How good does this look? What if I told you that it was healthy enough to eat for breakfast – a main meal – and tasty enough to enjoy as a treat? What if I said it would count towards your veg servings for the day? Yep. And it has no avocado in it, and the texture’s a bit like mousse/ a bit like pudding and can be frozen into paddle pop type things. Oh yeah, it’s vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free too. Want to know more?
This baby packs a flavour punch + is filled with loads of veg to help you get your daily fix. You could make it with any noodles you have on hand and it will work out just fine. I know I’ve posted a few noodle based recipes lately but that’s because they’re so good for this warm weather we’ve been having, a 30 degree spring days (celsius for you international peeps) is crazy for Melbourne, so maybe I’ve gone a little crazy for cold salads too. Just maybe.
Chilli and tomato are great friends. And this is a great homemade sauce to add pizazz to sandwiches, burgers, wraps, have with roast vegies or meat. It’s free of nasty additives and full of flavour.
Eating the recommended intake of vegetables gets a whole lot easier when you’re including them in your snacks. Not a snacker? Then use these dips as part of a delicious lunch spread instead. They are loaded with goodness from vegetables, healthy fats and nuts and are great spread on crackers, rice cakes or sticks of vegetables. Not only that, both are full of flavour.
Is there anything better than fries? That crisp outside and instant dippability (it’s a word, shut up spell check). Actually anything that you can dip into a tasty sauce is pretty fabulous in my book (sweet potato crisps, popcorn cauliflower). These parsnip fries have a lot going from them, parsnips natural ability to caramelise is definitely one of them. The natural sweetness of the parsnip is so good with the spicy harissa sauce.
It’s getting cold in Melbourne and the crisp mornings have me craving porridge, and I’m trying to mix up my combinations as much as possible. This is a dreamy dessert like porridge. It’s reminiscent of a lemon delicious pudding or a lemon tart with the combination of creamy vanilla scented oats, tart lemon curd (without cream or butter) and toasted almond crumb. But it makes a much more nutritious breakfast than either of those options, thanks to the oats and added nuts!