These healthy recipes have been created, tried and tested in my own kitchen and make regular appearances on my family’s menus day-to-day.


The photos are all mine, taken with an iPhone and some are definitely better than others! But they’re authentic and of the actual dish I’ve made, usually taken hurriedly before anyone is allowed to tuck in!


If you’ve enjoyed these healthy recipes or have any personal additions that you’d like to share, please feel free to comment at bottom of any recipe. I’d be delighted to receive your thoughts or suggestions.


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Spiced Tomato and Chickpea soup from May Simpkin

Spiced Tomato and Chickpea Soup

This delicious vibrant tomato and chickpea soup is delicately spiced and supercharged with plenty of vegetables and pulses to pack the nutrients into each mouthful. The perfect hearty winter warmer to batch cook and have ready for those cold winter days. I’ve used “Chana dal” in this recipe; essentially they are chickpeas that have been […]

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Easy healthy french onion soup

Healthy French Onion Soup

When it comes to healthy French onion soup, you could be forgiven to think that it hasn’t got that much to offer in terms of nutrients, with its comforting clear broth, no variety of vegetables, “just” onions and the gooey cheese toast topping. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that it is, in fact, a highly nutritious choice.

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Healthy Parmigiana recipe with May Simpkin

Healthy Ratatouille Parmigiana

I’ve taken the classic Italian aubergine parmigiana bake and packed in lots more vegetables to make this incredibly healthy dish, that’s also a lot easier to put together than it may look! With a selection of typical ratatouille vegetables, a delicious nutrient-packed tomato sauce and a vegetarian protein source, this impressive looking meal ticks a […]

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4 Festive Foodie Gifts you’ll love to give (& receive!)

No need to go shopping when you can make some fabulous foodie treats to gift this Christmas. Join me for as I prepare these 4 great foodie gifts to give (or keep!) this Christmas: Butternut Squash & Cinnamon Granola Roasted Almond Chocolate Bark Raspberry Chia Jam Apricot & Walnut Truffles

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Vegan Cauliflower Steak Salsa Verde with cannellini bean sautė

Cauliflower Steak with Salsa Verde and Cannellini Bean Sauté

Make a cauliflower steak the “hero” of your meal! Accompanied by this delicious combination of cannellini beans, red peppers and savoy cabbage along with an incredibly tasty salsa and you’ve got a super quick vegan, nutritionally balanced meal that the whole family can enjoy.

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The tastiest Vegan Thai Green Curry from May Simpkin

Quick Vegan Thai Green Curry

Sometimes we don’t have time to source all the unusual ingredients some recipes ask for and the good news is that with this recipe, you don’t need to! One of the wonderful things about this recipe is its simplicity… with just 4 ingredients for the paste, you still end up with an incredibly flavoursome Vegan […]

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Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Gratin by May Simpkin Nutrition

Butternut Squash & Wild Mushroom Gratin

Here’s a delicious butternut squash vegetarian main dish that’s so comforting and incredibly tasty! This is a great one to make ahead, ready for the oven once you’re ready to eat. It’ll come out of the oven deliciously golden, bubbling and sizzling; perfect for a cold autumn evening!

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In this video, May shows you how to make an Aubergine Parmigiana and Nathalie shows you the quickest chopped salad, as well as a delicious granola alternative “CADA”, all made with the Thermomix machine.
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The Thermomix in Action

In this video, May shows you how to make an Aubergine Parmigiana and Nathalie shows you the quickest chopped salad, as well as a delicious granola alternative “CADA”, all made with the Thermomix machine.

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Vegan Wild Mushroom Risooto

My Wild Mushroom Risotto

Rich, creamy and indulgent; I LOVE risotto! And you’ll love this easy recipe that you can make from scratch and serve in no time.

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Healthy Tom Yum Miso Soup

Tom Yum Miso Soup

Tom Yum Miso Soup is an easy “one-pot meal” soup to put together and an effective way to boost your gut health. By including chicken bone broth or miso paste, alongside fibre-rich vegetables, your simple and full of flavour meal is also a great gut healer. To make Tom Yum Miso Soup, you’ll need: Servies […]

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Healthy protein granola bars

Healthy Protein Granola Bars

These Healthy Protein Granola Bars are a delicious homemade alternative to the shop-bought energy bars, that more often than not, although high in protein are also very high sugar. They’re an ideal snack for slow afternoons or even better, post-exercise!

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Healthy Banana Bread Granola; May Simpkin

Healthy Banana Bread Granola

This delicious, fibre packed nutty banana bread granola is a healthy, wholesome banana bread alternative, that’s oil and gluten-free yet still quick and easy to make, without sacrificing those traditional banana bread scents wafting through the house!

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Thai Salmon Fish Cakes; a guaranteed winner

Thai Salmon Fish Cakes

Packed with omega 3s found in oily fish like salmon, this meal also provides the coriander that acts as a chelator to help the body to remove heavy metal build-up in large fish such as salmon/tuna. The fresh ingredients all combine to provide a powerful anti-viral, anti-inflammatory meal that is high in fibre and low GI, keeping you fuller for longer.

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Super Green Kale and Courgette Soup

Kale and Courgette Super Green Soup

A combination of kale and courgette takes this nutritious combo to another level of flavour and vibrancy when making a soup! This creamy kale and courgette soup is delicious, flavoursome, nutrient dense and very easy to prepare. With it’s super green colour, you know you’re getting plenty of antioxidants; the perfect winter warmer to ward off the sniffles.

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Vegan Mushroom & Savoy Cabbage Pearl Barley Risotto

Mushroom and Savoy Cabbage Pearl Barley Risotto

This tasty pearl barley risotto recipe ticks all the boxes; quick and simple to make and highly nutritious. Not only does it provide 3 different vegetables to notch up your veggie intake, but is is also an excellent protein rich meal. Replacing the traditional rice for a pearl barley risotto, along with protein rich mushrooms […]

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Homemade healthy granola with yoghurt and mango

Healthy Homemade Granola with Butternut Squash Cinnamon

This nutritious Butternut Squash Cinnamon Granola uses butternut squash to provide sweetness whilst boosting the nutrient content and can be used as a topping with yoghurt, but as it’s so delicious, do watch the portion sizes! Makes an ideal portable snack.

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Healthy Eating Habits: Silky smooth pumpkin soup with crispy sage leaves

Parmesan Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Sage

Whether you’re using up a glut of pumpkin around Halloween or looking for a delicious fragrant crowd-pleaser, this one is a guaranteed winner and of course, incredibly nutritious.

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Deliciously spicy peach compote

Spiced Peach Compote

Peaches that are soft and juicy and even past their best, are perfect to cook and making this healthy peach compote couldn’t be easier. A compote is simply a fruit that has been cooked down so it’s soft, thick and syrupy and utterly delicious!

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Fresh Quinoa Tabbouleh

Fresh Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Whenever we gather as a family in the Loire valley, I get to learn lots of new authentic dishes from my cousin, Linda who is not only an incredible cook but who also shares my passion for all things healthy! It’s wonderful to be able to work together and adapt some of our middle-eastern family classics to a healthier version.

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Raw Vegan Dessert; No Bake Bakewell Tart

Raw Nutritious Vegan Bakewell Tart

This incredibly nutritious dessert uses plenty of almonds which are not only a rich source of plant-based protein and fibre but also vitamin E; an antioxidant vitamin essential for healthy skin.

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Super Simple Healthy Oat Pancakes from May Simpkin Nutrition

Super Simple Healthy Oat Pancakes

Pancakes are no longer a once a year treat and nor should they be! Made with the right ingredients, and with nutritious toppings, pancakes can easily be transformed into a delicious and healthy choice. You’ll love these healthy oat pancakes plus they’re actually more simple than you may think to prepare and cook! Here’s one of […]

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Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This easy roasted red pepper hummus variation combines deliciously sweet Romano red peppers with traditional chickpeas, tahini and lemon juice for a vibrant alternative. Packed with flavour, try it as a side accompaniment or as a super healthy dip or snack with fresh vegetable crudités. This easy hummus variation combines deliciously sweet Romano red peppers […]

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Healthy Roasted Aubergines with Walnut Salsa Verde

Roasted Aubergines with Walnut Salsa Verde

I never tire of Aubergines and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to eat them! Aubergines are an ideal meat free option and a delicious high fibre choice to boost your veggie intake. Roasted, they’re light and healthy and super easy to prepare. I’d serve at least half per person but if it’s […]

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Ridiculously Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark

Roasted Almond Dark Chocolate Bark

  This dark chocolate bark is SO easy to make and an incredible treat that’s actually healthy! It’s fun to make and even more fun to eat! I keep mine in the freezer so it’s no so accessible and a little harder to break into! With a hint of chilli and salt, you’ll be amazed […]

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Vegan courgette rolls stuffed with sunflower seed hummous

Courgette Rolls with Sunflower Seed Hummous

These cute courgette rolls make a great starter, nibble or beautiful canapé to impress your guests and of course, they’re also very healthy! They may look fiddly but they are in fact very easy to put together; the most time consuming part is grilling the courgette strips, which can be done easily on a griddle […]

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Vegan raw cashew cheesecake

Vegan Raw Cashew Cheesecake

If you’re looking for a showstopper dessert, that’s super healthy and easy to make, this delicious raw cashew cheesecake is a guaranteed winner! It’s gluten-free, vegan and incredibly delicious; I urge you to give this a go and I do hope you love this guilt-free dessert as much as I do!

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Vegan miso aubergine

Baked Glazed Miso Aubergines

This delicious miso aubergines recipe is so easy and ideal to serve as a non-meat option, whether you’re vegan or not! You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make your own glaze topping, adding depth and balanced asian inspired flavours that’ll instantly transform this fabulous vegetable. You can serve these miso aubergines with stir-fry […]

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Healthy asian marinade

Basic Asian Marinade Recipe

This versatile asian marinade is perfect if you’re grilling or baking chicken, salmon, pork fillet or tofu and can be used as an overnight marinade if you have the time but with it’s strong fresh flavours, works very well as a coating just before cooking.

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Protein Rich Baked Chickpea Falafel Vegan Burger

Baked Vegan Chickpea Falafel Burger

Middle eastern flavours are always a winner and when they’re combining great protein, highly nutritious fresh herbs and calcium rich sesame paste (tahini), this nutrient packed chickpea falafel burger is incredibly healthy and satiating.

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Yoga Retreat that's more than just relaxing

The yoga retreat that is about more than just relaxing

I love running my yoga retreat at a property that I’ve owned and run since 2001! It’s a wonderful opportunity to invite a small group of like-minded individuals and offer them a glimpse into my world, where we can fully indulge a healthy lifestyle together; cooking and eating delicious healthy food, enjoying the beautiful outdoors […]

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Warming Butternut Squash and Lentil Dhal

Hearty Butternut Squash and Lentil Dhal

This hearty Butternut Squash and Lentil Dhal is a delicious way to combine warming spices with protein rich lentils, nutritious butternut squash and spinach. I’ve used green lentils here as I prefer a variety that holds its shape and doesn’t go too mushy, but all varieties are fine to use.

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French Sardine Pate

Incredibly Tasty French Sardine Pate

This incredibly tasty and easy French sardine pate is one that has surprised many of my guests over the years! It’s one of my store cupboard “go-to’s” which I can put together is less than 5 mins.

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Naturally Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbreads

Whereas traditional flatbreads are wheat based, these gluten-free chickpea flatbreads are made using an alternative flour; chickpea flour, which is naturally gluten free and incredibly nutritious. With good protein and fibre, this is a perfect choice is you’re looking to vary your grains and reduce your intake of gluten.

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Delicious Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade from May Simpkin Nutrition

Nutritious Sun dried Tomato Tapenade

This versatile Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade is perfectly sweet, sharp and chilli and a great alternative to a traditional pesto. It is fabulous served as a dip with a flat bread, seeded crackers or pitta chips but it also make a perfect base for a wrap, stirred through a pasta sauce or a flavour boost […]

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High Protein Overnight Oats

A big part of eating healthy is planning ahead and overnight oats, also known as Bircher Muesli is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for a healthy, satiating breakfast or snack and ideal as an on-the-go choice in a jar. This recipe packs a lot in, so not only do you make sure you’ve got […]

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Healthy Nut Free pesto May Simpkin Nutrition

Nut Free Pesto with Rocket and Basil

Making your own homemade pesto gives you the freedom to play around with the ingredients and create an alternative version, like this Nut Free Pesto, that is not only delicious and incredibly flavoursome but also super healthy! Pesto is so easy to make and one of the most versatile dishes you can have lurking in […]

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Healthy Butterbean and Tomato Bruschetta May Simpkin Nutrition

Butterbean and Tomato Bruschetta

This brilliantly quick and healthy Butterbean and Tomato Bruschetta is a perfect way to get fresh and healthy ingredients in to your diet. Use it as part of a salad on a bed of green leaves or as topping for Sourdough toast or a sandwich filling. Enjoy the vibrant colours and Mediterranean flavours; a great […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

I don’t bake very often but when I fancy a treat, I try to consider an option where I can include some healthy ingredients whilst still feeling as though I’ve had a treat. The good news is that it’s not difficult to achieve this and these divine Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are one of my favourites! […]

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Spiced Tomato and Onion Shakshuka

Smokey Tomato and Onion Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a delicious and highly nutritious middle-eastern dish often served at breakfast, yet it’s hearty enough to be served as a light meal too. With my middle-eastern background this was a firm favourite growing up and now with my nutrition background, it’s still a firm favourite! With onions, tomatoes and red pepper as the […]

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Alleviate headaches with Vegan Spicy Baked Beans

Homemade Vegan Spicy Baked Beans

Making your own homemade spicy baked beans is incredibly easy and infinitely more healthy, nutritious and of course delicious than regular shop-bought varieties!! Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free and Gluten free, this dish ticks all the boxes and is so versatile; you can use it as a veggie side with grilled/baked chicken or fish or as […]

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Quinoa and Lentil Tabbouleh

Protein Rich Quinoa and Lentil Tabbouleh Salad

This Quinoa and Lentil Tabbouleh is a delicious fresh and healthy salad that incorporates plenty of nutritious fresh herbs. With quinoa as a base, it’s a great gluten free alternative to the traditional Bulgar wheat and also provides a protein rich meal perfect to serve as a light lunch or as a side for grilled/baked chicken or […]

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Courgette Fritters

Courgette Fritters with Goat’s Cheese

These gluten free Courgette Fritters are a perfect veggie side to any meal or they make a delicious light healthy lunch or dinner starter with the addition of warmed goats cheese or a tomato and feta salad. They’re light and super simple and can be prepared in advance, ready to go into the oven. Using quinoa […]

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Stuffed red peppers

Roasted Mediterranean Stuffed Red Peppers

These vibrant stuffed red peppers have graced my meals time and time again over the years! They are a perfect addition, whether it’s a casual weekend family meal or mid week supper with friends and of course, amazing with a bbq.  As well as being incredibly tasty, they’re a nutritious addition to any meal, providing at least […]

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Banana Oat Muffins

Easy Gluten Free Banana & Raspberry Oat Muffins

Muffins always feel like such a treat, but there’s certainly no need for any guilt with these nutrient packed banana oat muffins. These flourless protein-rich banana oat muffins are naturally gluten free, high in fibre and perfect to make in advance to grab for breakfast or lunch on-the-go. Kids will love these too! Making these […]

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Delicious Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes

Protein Boost Buckwheat Pancakes

These light and airy buckwheat pancakes are a delicious gluten and dairy free alternative to the traditional ones, which use wheat flour. Plus, with the addition of so many healthy ingredients, you’re also packing in the nutrients! Their delicate nutty flavour allows them to pair well with so many toppings; fruits, nut butters or just a […]

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Garlic and Cumin Hummus

Spicy Homemade Cumin Hummus

aI’m often surprised that people think hummus is difficult to make. Making your own homemade hummus couldn’t be easier and the result is a nutritious dip that’s much cheaper and far tastier than shop-bought varieties. You’ll need a food processor but then it’s simply a case of adding the ingredients and 2 minutes later, you’ll […]

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Fennel and Beef Bolognese

Very Veggie Fennel and Beef Bolognese

This family favourite is a perfect dish to “hide” as many vegetables as you like, as long as they are VERY finely chopped and almost invisible….to the naked suspicious eye!! This bolognese uses Fennel, which you may not consider for this classic dish, but give it a go; the flavour is subtle and works really well. Adding […]

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Sweet Potato Frittata

Gluten Free, Easy Sweet Potato Frittata

This flourless Sweet Potato Frittata is an easy, nutritious snack that you can prepare in advance, so it’s ready to grab when you’re short of time in the morning for breakfast or in your lunch box, combined with a few cherry tomatoes and any other crudités. Gluten free and packed with plenty of fibre and protein, this is a […]

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Roasted Aubergine and Chickpea Moussaka

Aubergine and Chickpea Moussaka

Replacing lamb mince with chickpeas and roasted red peppers in this twist on the original recipe, makes this Aubergine, Red Pepper and Chickpea Moussaka a fabulous midweek vegan/vegetarian supper and a great way to boost your fibre and nutrient intake.  

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Spiced Vegan Cauliflower Rice

Indian Inspired Cauliflower Rice

This spicy Cauliflower rice is a fabulous no carb, very low calorie choice that is not only delicious but a great way to sneak a good portion of a vegetable into your meal. Ticking all these boxes; paleo, no carb, vegan, vegetarian, delicious, healthy and above all super simple, it needs to be a regular on […]

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Aubergine and Tahini Dip

Easy Aubergine and Tahini Dip; Baba Ganoush

Aubergine and Tahini dip is one of my favourite dips to put together when I’m craving a healthy tasty snack, and it’s so quick but the key is all in the preparation; next time you’ve got the oven on, pop an aubergine (or 2!) in and let it soften. If you’re not making the dip […]

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Almond Basil Pesto

Vegan Zesty Almond Basil Pesto

This homemade Vegan Almond Basil Pesto is decadent, rich and so versatile; adding interest to the simplest of dishes!  This fragrant recipe is not for the faint-hearted but it guarantees to pack a nutritional punch! Almonds as a base provide more protein and fibre than the traditional pine nuts and also give it a slightly […]

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Beetroot and horseradish hummus

Beetroot and Horseradish Hummus

This vibrant Beetroot and Horseradish Hummus is not only very simple to make but also contributes 2 portions of your 7-a-day! No, it’s not the horseradish that counts, but the red kidney beans that I’ve used a base to make this delicious fiery dip. This is a perfect protein and fibre rich snack and also […]

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Creamy Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Homemade Creamy Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

If there’s one convenience item I’d love to encourage you to avoid (forever!), it’s a shop bought salad dressing! The list of nasties are endless and if you’re looking for a healthier, fresher and delicious alternative, you’d be surprised how easy it is to make your own homemade dressing, invariably using store cupboard ingredients. This homemade creamy lemon dijon […]

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Sautéed Sesame Kale, Sweet Potato and Cashew Wasabi

Sautéed Sesame Kale, Sweet Potato and Cashew Wasabi

Combining Sautéed Sesame Kale, Sweet Potato and Cashew Wasabi Dressing, topped with Tamari coated pumpkin seeds creates a delicious salad that is not only stunning but super nutritious! The combination of the nutrient-rich dark leafy greens, with cashews and pumpkin seeds for added protein and sweet potato providing a complex carbohydrate source, this is a […]

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Nutrient-Rich Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

Nutrient-Rich Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

These Nutrient-Rich Chocolate Beetroot Brownies not only offer a lower fat, no flour version but also deliver an intensely rich brownie, packed with antioxidants from the beetroot and the dark chocolate. The addition of ground almonds provides valuable oils as well as additional protein, making these Chocolate Beetroot Brownies a healthy longer lasting snack. Ideal lunch […]

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