Muesli Bar Recipe

Muesli bars are a popular lunch box snack across the world, especially to provide fuel whilst on a walk or similar outdoor pursuit. However, there are many examples available in the supermarket that contain a number of artificial ingredients including added sugars, colours and preservatives. Here is my homemade version – made with just whole …

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Basic sauerkraut recipe

People have been fermenting food for thousands of years!  Two main reasons – it both preserves food and improves the health benefits.  Fermented food will last much longer than fresh and can be stored for months through the seasons. The health of one’s gut is a very important factor in overall health, and fermenting your …

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Simple chicken salad recipe

A quick and easy lunch or dinner, and a great way to use up leftover chicken (after a Sunday roast perhaps). The chicken and avocado are a great source of protein that will help give you plenty of slow release energy for the rest of the day. Ingredients 1 lettuce Handful rocket 1 cup chicken …

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Chia pudding recipe

This is one of my favourite choices for breakfast, especially when I need something healthy, nutritious and easy to eat, on-the-go! Chia seeds, a member of the mint family, derive from Salvia hispanica, a desert dwelling plant found in South America. Legend has it that the ancient Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds as a …

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Burger in a bowl recipe

This is a burger with a twist! No bun to be seen here, so perfect as a low carb high fat meal. Thank you to Margaret for sending in this recipe – looks delicious and super healthy. Margaret sees Nick once a week in Brisbane for a mobile Personal Training session. Ingredients – patty Mince …

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Pumpkin lasagne recipe

This is a family favourite in the Ellson house. I also enjoy making it and inventing new twists in the recipe – I don’t even really follow a recipe anymore as I make it so often! It is a wholesome and healthy meal and a good mix of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Bea (aged 9): …

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Green pea fritters recipe

Green peas – one of the ancient cultivated vegetables grown for their delicious green seeds – may have originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of northwest India. They are one of the most nutritious legumes, rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Fritters are a relatively quick and simple dish to make, and also a great …

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Buckwheat porridge recipe

Buckwheat is a plant cultivated for it’s grain like seeds, although it’s not related to wheat. In the same family as sorrel and rhubarb, it produces nutrient packed seeds – known as ‘groats’ – that are high in protein, complex carbohydrates and anti-oxidants. Benefits of buckwheat Gluten free Highly digestible protein High fibre = helps …

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