Recipes

So you’re lost for what to create and need a little fit-food inspiration – it happens to the best of us. Compliment your training sessions with these healthy recipes.

Asian Beef Bowls
Vanilla + Coconut Cookies
Cookie Dough Dip
2-Ingredient Energy Bars
Smoky Roasted Chickpeas
Asian Beef Salad
Chocolate Molten Brownie Pie
Cacao and Peppermint Trifle
Leftover Turkey + Stuffing Salad

Blood Orange + Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

Even if you’re at the top of your smoothie bowl game, you probably haven’t tried cauliflower in your creations. When raw and frozen, it’s actually quite tasteless (and full of vitamins that can be lost in cooking). Use it to thicken your next smoothie and sub out some of the usual frozen banana for a lower sugar option.

Warm Green Tea Smoothie

Tea smoothies are nothing new, but pimping them up to make them a breakfast worthy-dish takes them to new heights. You can make this one the night before and store it in a thermos for a warm start in a flash.

Breadless Eggs Benedict
Breadless Eggs Benedict

The perfect brekkie in bed, this healthy take on the classic Bennie won’t leave you feeling bloated and stodgy. Healthy, nourishing fats from the egg and avocado will keep you full for hours. Skip the café, and make this at home with a side of love!

Warm Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie
Warm Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie

If your patient enough to soak these oats in milk the night before, that 5 minutes of prep makes this recipe incredibly creamy. As a sufferer of anaemia, I love to add molasses as a sweetener because it provides a dose of iron. Aside from that, it’s reminiscent of gingerbread cookies, which needs no further explanation! So, good.

Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

How I haven’t tried making one of these before is beyond me. Think the lusciousness of velvety hot chocolate, in a thick nourishing porridge that will get you warmed up even on the coldest of mornings.

Asian Beef Bowls

Asian Beef Bowls

Want a super quick and healthy meal in a flash tonight? Try these delicious Asian Beef Bowls, perfect for your weeknight dinners.

Asian Beef Salad
Asian Beef Salad

This Asian beef salad is light enough to have for lunch and hearty enough to have for dinner. Whether you are going for a satay feel with the peanuts or using cashews this is a delicious dish all around. Plus the dressing isn’t full of sugar which is a win.

Leftover Turkey + Stuffing Salad
Leftover Turkey + Stuffing Salad

Unless you are feeding a host of people, a whole roast turkey can be pretty difficult to eat in one sitting. Enter this salad which is perfect for using up the leftovers and is super healthy too.

Spiced Prawn Skewers
Spiced Prawn Skewers

There’s nothing more quintessential than an Aussie prawn dish at a barbecue with friends. Not only are they tasty, but they’re paced with protein and super nutritious. Pair them with fresh mango and smoky paprika for a deliciously light and filling lunch.

Breadless Eggs Benedict
Breadless Eggs Benedict

The perfect brekkie in bed, this healthy take on the classic Bennie won’t leave you feeling bloated and stodgy. Healthy, nourishing fats from the egg and avocado will keep you full for hours. Skip the café, and make this at home with a side of love!

Vanilla + Coconut Cookies

Vanilla + Coconut Cookies

For those days when you need a cookie with your cup of tea/coffee. The perfect combination of vanilla and coconut to satisfy all of those sweet cravings.

Cookie Dough Dip
Cookie Dough Dip

If you were one of those people that bought pre-made cookie dough from the supermarket but just ate it raw then this recipe is for you. Totally delicious with a lot less sugar and no raw egg to worry about.

Chocolate Molten Brownie Pie
Chocolate Molten Brownie Pie

Cookie meets cake…with a crisp outer shell and a chewy, gooey centre. Ridiculously delicious, this brownie is definitely high on the wholefood indulgence scale. If you’re cutting down on sugar, you can substitute some of the coconut sugar with granulated stevia – just know that you’ll lose some of the delicious caramel flavours. Warning – share this one with friends, or wear your fat pants. Either / or.

Cacao and Peppermint Trifle
Cacao and Peppermint Trifle

By the time Christmas rolls around in Australia it is 35 degrees and the traditional dishes in Europe are out of the question. Enter Christmas in July where you can enjoy all of the delicious Christmas foods without suffering heat exhaustion. Trifle is always a Christmas favourite. Some of the weird biscuit bases my mum used were pretty questionable, so I’ve skipped those, and the booze, to create a delicious dairy-free alternative that everyone can enjoy (including the kids).

Parsnip and Oatmeal Cookies
Parsnip Oatmeal Cookies

Parsnips are one of my least favourite veggies – mainly because my mum used to overcook the hell out of them and feed them to me only at Christmas – which left less room for dessert. Using them in cookies is totally okay by me though – in fact, when grated and mixed with shredded coconut, you’d never know it was in there. Parsnips are packed with vitamin C in addition to an impressive range of other micronutrients. Winning!

2-Ingredient Energy Bars

2-Ingredient Energy Bars

An energy bar with just 2 ingredients? Yup, you heard right. Super simple and super delicious, perfect to take to work/uni/school or just enjoy with a cup of tea.

Smoky Roasted Chickpeas
Smokey Roasted Chickpeas

If you haven’t tried roasted chickpeas, then you seriously need to get on this train! A super yummy and crunchy snack to beat those 3pm cravings.

Blood Orange + Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

Even if you’re at the top of your smoothie bowl game, you probably haven’t tried cauliflower in your creations. When raw and frozen, it’s actually quite tasteless (and full of vitamins that can be lost in cooking). Use it to thicken your next smoothie and sub out some of the usual frozen banana for a lower sugar option.

Warm Green Tea Smoothie

Tea smoothies are nothing new, but pimping them up to make them a breakfast worthy-dish takes them to new heights. You can make this one the night before and store it in a thermos for a warm start in a flash.

Warm Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie
Warm Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie

If your patient enough to soak these oats in milk the night before, that 5 minutes of prep makes this recipe incredibly creamy. As a sufferer of anaemia, I love to add molasses as a sweetener because it provides a dose of iron. Aside from that, it’s reminiscent of gingerbread cookies, which needs no further explanation! So, good.

Feta + Watermelon Rounds

Feta + Watermelon Rounds

For something small and simple but impressive, these canapes are my go-to. Just a few ingredients, and can be made in under 10 minutes.

Charred Vegetables and Smokey Hummus

If you haven’t used liquid smoke before, you’re in for a real treat. You can find it at most speciality grocers, and it adds an amazing BBQ flavour to sauces, meats, soups and more. A little goes a long way. Great if you don’t have a BBQ to hand and end up doing these in the oven, like me in my little city apartment!

Did you know chickpeas are a great source of protein for vegans and veggies? They’re also great on the fibre front – so you can stay fuller for longer. WINNING.

Good For Your Guts Brocco-kraut

You’ve had a heavy weekend and your guts need some loving’. Make this in advance and keep it in your fridge for months (if it lasts that long).

Not only are fermented products amazing at keeping the bacteria in your gut happy (which comes with a wealth of amazing health benefits). Researchers have established a compelling link between gut bacteria and mental health – 90% of the body’s total serotonin is produced in the digestive tract. The right amount of serotonin in the brain produces a calm and happy feeling. Happy food!

Raw, Vegan Notella Spread
Raw, Vegan Notella Spread

I know Nutella love to advertise themselves as a ‘healthy’ nut spread packed with milk and natural goodness, but it’s dangerously addictive. Why is it that I can’t leave the jar alone?

Here’s a closer look at the ingredients list (in order of highest quantity): Sugar, Vegetable Palm Oil, Hazelnuts (13%), Skim Milk Powder (8.7%), Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder (7.4%), Emulsifier (Lecithins) (Soy), Flavouring (Vanillin). Hum… SUGAR is the first ingredient, meaning it spikes your blood sugar levels and when they drop, you’re left crying out for more. Sugar is swiftly followed by palm oil – don’t even get me started on that one.

So kicking my addiction with something a little less toxic…homemade chocolate nut butter, dip or sauce – whatever consistency you prefer, it should go on everything. Perfect for when sweet cravings hit, the healthy fats from the pure nuts and coconut oil will actually mean you don’t eat that much – it’s really satisfying to stick to just a couple of tablespoons. *eye roll* Just trust me.

Dazzling Winter Slaw, red cabbage salad recipe from The Fit Foodie
Dazzling Winter Slaw

Delicious on it’s own, or an impressive accompaniment to cold meats, tarts, and quiches, this one will become your winter staple. It’s packed with anti-oxidants to keep your skin glowing. Red cabbage is also high in potassium – tuck into it after a workout to help reduce muscle soreness.

Salted Almond Joy Bars

I used to love Snickers bars – I ate them regularly until I got wise to sugars and processed foods. Now I make these – with a twist of salty almonds that take them to the next level! You’ll never want a packaged nut bar again….

Matcha Raspberry Ripple Chocolate

One of the simplest healthy swaps I made when moving to a wholefoods diet was swapping processed, store-bought chocolate to raw. Made with just 3 ingredients – raw cacao, coconut butter or oil and your sweetener of choice. This is my pimped version using lots of nutritious goodies to get your raw tastebuds watering!

Chocolate Raspberry Oaty Bites
Chocolate Raspberry Oaty Squares

Raspberries and chocolate. Oh how I love you. On your own you’re pretty fine, but together you make mouth magic. I only think its fair to incorporate this amazing flavour combo into as many dishes as I can handle while raspberries are in season. So how to make them a great post-workout choice?

One of my favourite post-sweat sesh foods is oatmeal. Getting that essential carb to protein ratio of between 2:1 and 3:1 (depending on the intensity and duration of your workout) is important for maximising muscle repair and recovery. One cup of oats packs about 4g of fibre, nearly double the amount in a slice of whole-grain bread. This will help you feel full and satisfied, preventing binge eating (yay!) and poor food choices later on in the day.

So, lets bake oats with yummy stuff. Yes?

Gut-healing Coconut Marshmallows
Gut-healing Coconut Marshmallows

I’m seriously loving gelatine (beef grass-fed) at the moment. It’s know to improve your overall health, but more specifically help heal the gut. Strong stomach? Read on…
It’s basically cooked collagen and comes form the bones, hides and connective tissues of animals. Gelatine makes up almost one-third of all the protein in the human body and when we don’t have enough, your joints, skin and gut suffers. It heals your gut lining by boosting acid production and restoring the mucosal lining. Gelatine can also help break down fats and proteins which will makes them easier for your body to absorb. On top of that, it helps to build lean muscle and boost metabolism.

These marshmallows are sweet, soft, light and fluffy with a good spongy texture. If you’re not into stevia (i know, I use it in nearly every recipe!) you can use maple syrup or any other liquid sweeter of choice. If you’re vegan or veggie, you can sub gelatine with agar-agar, but it lacks the gut health profile. Perfect sweet-treat fridge fodder that you’re very unlikely to overeat. Bonus.

Raw Chocolate orange rounds, Raw terry's chocolate orange, homemade terry's chocolate orange
Raw Chocolate Orange Rounds

If you’ve ever indulged in a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, you’ll know quite how good the combo of sweet oranges and milky chocolate is. Addictive, in fact. As a Christmas tradition (and Easter, and probably most Fridays) I used to ‘tap and unwrap’ these babies and devour the lot in a few short days. Now i’m a little more conscious about ingredients and portion control, it’s time to re-invent another classic. If you use stevia to sweeten, these delicious chocolates have just 54 calories and 0.5g carbs each! They’re helpfully packed with healthy fats too – so it’s seriously unlikely you’ll manage to eat the whole tray. Then there’s magnesium – thanks to the cacao powder, which is great for exercise recovery (if you’re feeling that way inclined over the holidays) and also helps combat fatigue – which is definitely how I feel over the silly season.

Kick your sweet tooth with these amazingly chocolatey rounds, with sweet hints of orange that just melt in your mouth. Being raw so they’re so easy to make too!

Cookie Dough Dip

Cookie Dough Dip

If you were one of those people that bought pre-made cookie dough from the supermarket but just ate it raw then this recipe is for you. Totally delicious with a lot less sugar and no raw egg to worry about.

Chocolate Molten Brownie Pie
Chocolate Molten Brownie Pie

Cookie meets cake…with a crisp outer shell and a chewy, gooey centre. Ridiculously delicious, this brownie is definitely high on the wholefood indulgence scale. If you’re cutting down on sugar, you can substitute some of the coconut sugar with granulated stevia – just know that you’ll lose some of the delicious caramel flavours. Warning – share this one with friends, or wear your fat pants. Either / or.

Cacao and Peppermint Trifle
Cacao and Peppermint Trifle

By the time Christmas rolls around in Australia it is 35 degrees and the traditional dishes in Europe are out of the question. Enter Christmas in July where you can enjoy all of the delicious Christmas foods without suffering heat exhaustion. Trifle is always a Christmas favourite. Some of the weird biscuit bases my mum used were pretty questionable, so I’ve skipped those, and the booze, to create a delicious dairy-free alternative that everyone can enjoy (including the kids).

Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

How I haven’t tried making one of these before is beyond me. Think the lusciousness of velvety hot chocolate, in a thick nourishing porridge that will get you warmed up even on the coldest of mornings.

Rhubarb + Apple Pie
Rhubarb + Apple Pie

Winter puddings aren’t complete without an apple pie of some sort. My mother-in-law would pick blackberries in the countryside, and put them in her apple pies. While I don’t have a blackberry bush around the corner, the sharpness of rhubarb compliments the sweet apples perfectly. Significantly less pastry than most pies, but deliciously satisfying all the same.

Asian Beef Bowls

Asian Beef Bowls

Want a super quick and healthy meal in a flash tonight? Try these delicious Asian Beef Bowls, perfect for your weeknight dinners.

Asian Beef Salad
Asian Beef Salad

This Asian beef salad is light enough to have for lunch and hearty enough to have for dinner. Whether you are going for a satay feel with the peanuts or using cashews this is a delicious dish all around. Plus the dressing isn’t full of sugar which is a win.

Leftover Turkey + Stuffing Salad
Leftover Turkey + Stuffing Salad

Unless you are feeding a host of people, a whole roast turkey can be pretty difficult to eat in one sitting. Enter this salad which is perfect for using up the leftovers and is super healthy too.

Spiced Prawn Skewers
Spiced Prawn Skewers

There’s nothing more quintessential than an Aussie prawn dish at a barbecue with friends. Not only are they tasty, but they’re paced with protein and super nutritious. Pair them with fresh mango and smoky paprika for a deliciously light and filling lunch.

Basa + Cashew Stir Fry
Basa + Cashew Stir Fry

When I had no idea how to cook, I relied on throwing things into a pan with a splash of oil. A classic stir fry is a super simple, 1-pan situation that is convenient after a long day or week – no chef skills required. Minimal prep and cooking time, throw this together when you need something tasty in a flash!

Raspberry Lemonade Mocktail

Raspberry Lemonade Mocktail

This delicious raspberry mocktail is perfect for those steamy summer nights. We’ve used stevia and raspberries to sweetened so you don’t get that unwanted sugar hit.

The Morning After Green Detox Smoothie
The Morning After Green Detox Smoothie

So you’ve over-indulged a little. An extra piece of pie, a bar of chocolate, or a few too many vinos. That’s cool – it’s totally human to let loose once in a while. Bring yourself back to balance with this deliciously nourishing smoothie. Packed with vitamins, hydrating coconut water and potassium, this one is sure to make you feel fabulous again in no time.

Christmas Dandy Latte
Christmas Dandy Latte

Dandelion (or just Dandy, if you’re hipster), makes an awesome coffee substitute. It’s roasted so you get that earthy, rich aroma that you get from your usual morning brew, but with the benefit of zero caffeine. I’m quite sure around xmas time I get enough caffeine through chocolate. It’s also a bit hard-hitting on your adrenals, so I like to moderate my intake at times of higher stress. Dandy is the perfect option. It’s great for detoxification of your liver – which is also helpful at Christmas if you’re prone to a drink or six – and also helps promote healthy digestion.

Light the fire and cuddle up with a cup of this and a daggy film. Santa will soon be here!

Healing Golden Mylk
Healing Golden Mylk

If your Instagram feed is awash with yellow drinks and you’re feeling a little confused, it’s time to jump on the Golden Mylk bandwagon. It’s the next big health trend to come out of Asia after ghee and coconut oil. Cafes from Sydney to LA are spicing up their menus with turmeric-and-coconut-milk drink combos. While we’re just catching on, mixing turmeric root with milk is a well-entrenched drink in Indian food culture, where it is considered a restorative brew. The goodness come from the turmeric – known for its benefits to digestion, immune function, liver health and even possible protection from cancer. It’s a healthy alternative to your morning coffee, it tastes great, and it’s easy to make your own.

Almond Milk Gingerbread Latte
Almond Milk Gingerbread Latte

While Gingerbread is traditionally one of those fleeting seasonal indulgences that comes and goes quicker than you can say ho ho ho, I’ve managed to find a way (and a nourishing one at that) to keep a little bit of festive cheer with us all year round. Gingerbread Almond Milk Latte anyone?

More than just a pretty face, there is SO much more to this delicious drink than just its scrumptious taste. Ginger has a whole host of amazing health benefits and helps support everything from your digestion to your immune system, making it the perfect addition to any nourishing diet.