I don’t even think there is enough words in the english language to express the love and obsession I have for salads. A salad that’s full of healthy, fresh ingredients, that not only satisfies the tastebuds but fills you up and gives you energy - SIGN ME UP!
I’ve always felt a little weird about sharing my salad ‘recipes’ though; I think my brain doesn’t agree its a recipe because it’s so simple and just random things thrown in a bowl together, but now that I say that out loud, I see that I was being silly because these salad recipes are too good not to share.
I have a few go to salads lately, including this super easy, super tasty asian inspired crispy tofu and pickled ginger salad. I’ve become obsessed with the convenience of pre-shredded/julienned (matchsticks) vegetables because they make salads like these so easy to make. If you’re not a fan of pre-packeted vegetables (which I totally understand) but you want to have the convenience of being able to whip up a salad like this in no time, I recommend prepping a large amount of whatever vegetables you want at that start of the week so you’ve got them ready to go in the fridge every time you make a new salad - aka, everyday, sometimes twice a day in my house.
There is something so perfect about a bowl full of so many different flavours, textures and colours that makes this human oh so happy! This recipe is really easy to make and full of really healthy ingredients which I love!
The toppings I've listed are my go-to's, but as with most of my recipes you can tailor them to add any ingredients you like. Enjoy the little extra colour this dish will add to your day beautiful humans!
I always consider and refer to myself as a 'savoury person', so the thought of baking or making sweet treats doesn't usually appeal to me... however, I have recently embarked on a self made life makeover challenge including eating a paleo-based diet (I've documented every day how I feel on my YouTube channel which you can see here). With this new way of eating, I have found myself craving bread-like foods (not sure if that makes sense, but in my head it sounds right), so, the idea of having some bread-ish fluffy pancakes all of a sudden sounded like the best idea. I've used Clean Lean Choc powder in this recipe, which is a healthy chocolate powder full of the good stuff! Perfect for when you want that chocolate-y flavour but still want to kick your health goals.
Making savoury muffins has been on my to do list for so long now it’s almost a little embarrassing. But hey, we got there in the end and boy, oh boy was it worth the wait! These savoury paleo muffins are perfect as a quick breakfast on the go, a snack to cure your hangry-ness or as a perfect kid’s lunch box filler. Taking all of 10 minutes to prep and 35 minutes to cook, you’ll happily make these a house hold staple that doesn’t make you feel guilty or break the bank.
With no refined sugar, only five ingredients and being vegan friendly, these protein balls will be lucky to last a few minutes in anyones household! You can change the flavour depending on what flavour protein you use and by subbing out the cacao for a different flavour. I've used cacao and salted caramel in these photos to get two different flavours and they were both amazing!
I’m loving creating meat free versions of my old school fave recipes and this is another delicious winner! I serve mine with zucchini pasta since the lentils and beans are so filling but you could easily serve yours with pasta if you want more of a traditional spag bol. Another amazing bonus about this meal is it is unbelievably cheap to make, so going meat-free won’t break the bank with this one!
Having only recently began phasing meat out of my diet, I am still quite new to vegetarian recipes and I was honestly surprised with how much I loved every mouthful of my Roast Vegetable Lasagne. I thought it would be one of those vegetarian meals that just wasn't the same without meat, but boy, oh boy, was I completely wrong! This recipe has such a homely vibe to it; perfect for the winter months when you need a delicious and warming meal.
This recipe is quickly becoming one of my absolute favourites to make when entertaining/having people over. It’s super quick to make – like just chuck it all together in a bowl and serve – and the flavours are so zesty and refreshing. And if you’re thinking it will be expensive because it’s sashimi grade fish, think again! I’ve made this recipe a few times in these last few weeks and each time the piece of fish has only cost around $15 and all the other ingredients you’ve probably already got at home.
With the festive season comes so many temptations and it is very easy to go a bit overboard on the treats. I recently wrote a blog post about my top six tips for enjoying a healthy-ish Christmas, without feeling like you’re missing out and one of the things I mentioned is making healthy alternatives to the real naughty food. Chia pudding is a perfect example of this because it’s sweet like a dessert but it’s healthy, so it’s a great option for you this silly season. It’s also a super cute Christmas dessert because there are so many amazing red and green fruits out there that you can make them look really Christmas-y. You can read my whole blog post here for other tips and tricks.
I was at my local grocery store the other day and saw in the seafood section that they had 50% off a lot of the fish and other seafood, which got me thinking; ‘what can I do with a whole fish that would be perfect for Christmas here in Australia?’ (aka super-hot but perfect BBQ weather). I decided a whole baked snapper with citrus flavours would be perfect. I combined this idea with my usual obsession with Asian flavours and here’s the end result. A light, tangy and fruity whole fish that only takes 25 minutes to cook! PS. You could totally do this in the BBQ too!