Cauliflower is so underrated. You probably remember it as the wet, mushy tasteless stuff of your youth that most likely brought horror when laid next to roast meat on a Sunday. Granted, it isn’t packed with flavour, but it can be one amazing vehicle for plenty of punch. This spicy version is a great metabolism booster, and can be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to a main dish.
This delicious lunch will keep you satisfied until dinner – a delicious mix of satiating good carbs and fats (lentils and olive oil / walnuts / cheese), with plenty of fresh greens thrown in for good measure. Goats cheese is the perfect cheese to select if you’re cleaning up your diet. It’s creamy, comparatively low in kilojoules, and has no added nasties. Whip this up in under 10 minutes.
Cauliflower (member of the cruciferous vegetables) is often overshadowed by its lovely green cousin broccoli. However, Cauli deserves a regular rotation in your diet because it contains its own impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Get your dose in this simple but tasty soup!
A deliciously satisfying gluten-free loaf, full of wholesome ingredients. Skip the store-bought stuff for a happier tummy, and have this on your table within the hour. Top with a thin spread of goats cheese or freshly mashed avocado and a slice of smoked salmon for a delicious lunch.
My smoked fish addiction is pretty out of hand. In fact, smoked anything really tickles my fancy…but I am wary of the sodium content. I try to limit my intake to once a week, and am sure to drink plenty of water on that day. That being said, smoked trout is an excellent good source of protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium and selenium. It also contains plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease. Try these delicious gluten-free fritters to get your fix at breakfast or lunch!
Love pasta but watching your carb intake? Full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, this dish is a powerhouse of nutrients, and will leave you feeling energised, not lethargic. It’s also super-versatile: enjoy for brunch, lunch or dinner, any time of the week.
Not only is this creamy mushroom soup low in calories, it’s full of protein to keep you satisfied for longer. Use any in-season mushrooms for that deliciously earthy flavour.
Chicken is an amazing protein. It will keep you full for hours because it is digested slowly, and it’s one of the leanest meats available. Shake your lunch times up with some quick and easy spicy chicken burgers.
Sometimes we all just need a quick lunch. I would love to profess that I slave over a hot stove creating all manner of wonderful new and healthy treats for you, but then you would need to do the same to recreate them. Sounds like hard work right? So lets keep it simple…add 3 ingredients to a blender, serve in a bowl. Voila! Healthy in a snap.
I miss cheese muffins. The ones at the local cafe topped with a crust of browned, bubbled cheese and overloaded with white flour. It was a no-brainer I had to healthify these delicious savoury morsels. My version also has no oil or flour, and with added veggies they are a much lighter way to enjoy! Pumpkin is low in calories and rich in dietary fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. Serve a few with a side salad for a delicious lean lunch.