recipes

Curried lentil and pumpkin soup

Adding lentils to pumpkin soup gives you a big protein and fibre hit while the curry adds a delicious zing to add warmth. Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tin lentils 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped 3 – 4 cups…

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Cauliflower soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 1/4 cup creme fraiche (optional)   Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.…

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Jamie Oliver’s Quinoa and chicken salad

Quinoa salad 1 mug (300g) of quinoa 1 fresh red chilli 100g baby spinach 4 spring onions 1 bunch fresh coriander 1 bunch fresh mint 1 ripe large mango 2 limes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ripe avocado 50g feta cheese 1 punnet cress Chicken 2 x 200g skinless chicken breasts 1 heaped…

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Fish curry

Super easy, quick fish curry I made this for my family in just 20 minutes and I think it’s going to become a favourite of mine. It’s creamy without the cream It’s easy and it’s quick.  Tick, tick, tick!   You’ll need: 750g fish (I used Ling) 200g Greek yoghurt 2 tsp ground tumeric 2…

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Smoked chicken & quinoa salad

This protein rich salad is quick and easy to throw together on a hot summers evening.  It’s a family favourite but is fancy enough to make for friends. You’ll need: 1 – 2 cups quinoa (depends how many you’re catering for) 2 – 4 cups chicken stock hand full of snow peas, trimmed 1 red…

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Raw Carrot Bliss Balls

I LOVE these and if you are a fan of carrot cake I’m confident you’ll enjoy this recipe. 1 cup cashews 3/4 cup oats 1/2 cup dates 1 tbs vanilla protein powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger Blitz in a food processor to form a crumbly dough.  Add a finely grated carrot and…

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Cinnamon and oat bliss balls

If you like a cinnamon hit, you’ll love these little goodies: The oats and peanut butter hike up the protein hit and provide a fibre boost too. 3/4 cup oats 1/2 cup almond meal 1/4 cup protein powder 1 tbs cinnamon 1/4 cup honey / rice malt syrup 1/4 cup peanut butter (I prefer sugar…

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Power brekkie bliss balls

These delicious little balls of goodness are super easy and quick to make (I made my first batch at 5.15am to treat my fabulous 6am group). The oats provide fibre and protein as does the nut butter. 2/3 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup oats 1/2 cup nut butter (I used salt and sugar free crunchy…

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No bake nut free muesli slice

I found this delicious recipe at Well Nourished. My kids LOVE it and it’s so easy to make Why are they so healthy? Oats are a nourishing, high fibre, nerve supporting food. The seeds and coconut provide good fats, protein, and energy (of the slow release kind). The cinnamon further stabilises blood sugars. If you…

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Quinoa Cups

Many of you will have tried these quinoa cups which I brought to class during the month of GoForFit birthday celebrations. As promised, here is the recipe: 3/4 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 whole eggs 3 egg whites 1 cup spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 cup grated cheese 1/2 cup cooked bacon…

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