Is there anything better than a side dish of delicious oven-roasted potatoes?! No matter whether you prefer sweet potatoes, white potatoes or any other variety. Roasted as chips, fries, whole baked, hassleback or chopped in chunks. Seasoned with herbs, spices, garlic, olive oil or simply salt & pepper. There is no denying the humble potato is versatile, incredibly delicious and so simple to cook! Here’s the low down the health benefits of potatoes, glycemic index, AND one of my favourite potato recipes!
Hey lovers! ♥ Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Do you love it or loathe it? To be honest, I’m a little conflicted so it got me thinking. And I thought I’d share a little thought from my heart to yours…
Whatever your thoughts of Valentine’s Day, I have an utterly delicious raw vegan treat for you to impress your loved one, or make it for a special occasion. I can’t help but be excited over this recipe as it’s the first time I’ve made a raw dessert and I impressed myself with how it turned out!
Take your snack attack to the next level with this healthy, nutritious, super creamy, gorgeous hot pink homemade hummus dip. Perfect with raw chopped veggies, homemade roasted veggie chips, rice crackers, or as a sandwich spread.
Hello beet hummus & smashed avo toast!
Made with dates, seeds and vegan protein powder, these bliss balls make the perfect guilt-free healthy treat or pre-workout snack to satisfy a sweet tooth or chocolate craving.
A plant-based meal perfect for lunch or dinner, entertaining guests or meal-prep. These protein and fibre rich vegan ‘meatballs’ made with black beans and mushrooms will make you forget you’ve even skipped the meat. You’ll be a Meatless Monday pro in no time!
A quiche or tart makes an easy healthy lunch or dinner with extra leftovers, or even a pre-made breakfast on the go. It’s a great dish to use up all your leftover veg at the end of the week. You can make it without a base as a frittata if you prefer. Serve it up with extra veg on the side such as a fresh green salad or steamed green beans.
A healthy, vegetable packed version of a delicious favourite Asian stir-fry style rice dish! Nasi Goreng is a flavour packed dish with flavours of fresh chilli, coriander and sweet soy.
The issue I have with commercially made ones is they are usually made with refined oils, have added sugars in the sauce and generally don’t contain many good nutrients. Also be aware if you are gluten intolerant like me, as artificial soy sauces can contain gluten (alternatives are naturally brewed & fermented soy which causes breakdown of gluten or gluten free Tamari).
Muesli cookies are a perfect on-the-go sustaining breakfast or anytime of day snack. It’s a great choice for kids (and adults) lunch boxes, with it’s good source of slow release low GI carbs. These are so incredibly quick and easy to whip up, so there is no need for packaged, store-bought biscuits or snacks.
We are certainly blessed for choice when it comes to healthy and delicious food in Melbourne. It’s no wonder so many of us have become self-confessed foodies and smashed avo aficionados!
Here’s my pick of the best healthy cafes in Melbourne that a healthy fit foodie would eat at. Grab your friends, partner or a date and head out this weekend for brunch.