+ Healthy meal recipes

Quick and Easy Dhal Recipe

This quick and easy dhal recipe is a nourishing meat free meal.  I personally try to have regular meat free meals and this dhal is nutritious and filling.  It’s also great for a last minute meal as I always have the ingredients in the pantry.  It’s my backstop when I forget to take meat from Read More

Chicken and Almond Curry

My family and I love this delicious, easy to prepare Indian healthy chicken curry recipe.  This curry is almond based and free of tomatoes, which is a nice change from the common tomato heavy curries.  It is very aromatic, mild and so delicious – I’d encourage you to try it for the whole family  (the Read More

Rice paper rolls – think outside the box with lots of ideas for delicious fillings

I often make rice paper rolls, also known as fresh spring rolls.  Mainly because my kids absolutely love them and they are a quick, easy and healthy lunch box filler or snack.   I also  find them a great way to use up leftovers.  They  replace the humble sandwich which is great for moderating the Read More

Sweet haloumi, lemon and hazelnuts

This haloumi recipe is a super fast, easy to make, nutritious snack or light lunch.  I always have a packet of haloumi in the fridge for a last minute lunch or a quick snack.  I sometimes make this for my kids for an after school snack too.  It’s so delicious and pretty, you can even make Read More

Asian lettuce cups

This is such an easy to make,  healthy dish with lots of fresh Asian flavours.  Children also love putting it together so let them choose a lettuce cup, fill and roll it themselves.  I’ve even had children over who generally refuse to eat salad, happily eat this, lettuce and all! Why is it so nutritious? Read More

Baked vegetables, three ways (that even the kids will like)

This is another very versatile, extremely healthy and easy to prepare dish.  Fibre, vitamin and mineral rich, it’s a fantastic throw together simple meal.  You know how much I love versatility in a meal?  Well this covers many bases; it can become a hearty soup, filling salad or delicious pasta sauce!  It’s a wonderful, delicious Read More

Lamb, bacon and lentil pot

Another one pot wonder.  There’s nothing like a tasty stew to warm you up on these cold winter nights (yes even in QLD it’s cold)!   This healthy lamb shank recipe is so simple to make, it’s sure to become a family favourite. You don’t really need a whole shank per person here.  I’m all Read More

One pan Moroccan dinner

I love this super quick, delicious and nutritious one pan meal.  It takes just minutes to prepare and it is supposed to be quite rustic, so don’t get hung-up on chopping everything up perfectly. This healthy meal has everything you need to nourish the family.  Protein, especially if on the bone will introduce those bone Read More

Healthy Bolognese (with a few twists)

Whilst at risk of reinventing the wheel, I’ve decided to include a recipe for this classic family favourite.  As usual, I have included a few variations, just to demonstrate its versatility as well as showing you ways to boost its nutritional value.  Healthy Bolognese can be vegetarian, gluten free or grain free; for breakfast or Read More

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