Green Goddess Pasta

I don’t know about you but lately I have been putting pesto on everything! I have been giving the traditional basil sauce a bit of a twist by adding in different herbs such as parsley or coriander and whatever greenery I can get my hands on. This green goddess pesto is packed full of natural superfoods, from the brain boosting walnuts to the all round amazing extra virgin olive oil (the only oil you should be making pesto with!). …

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Green Felafel Burger

Who said burgers can’t be healthy? These green felafel burgers pack in plenty of veggie servings as well as some serious plant based protein and fibre (seriously, forget the wacky powders, chickpeas are so full of goodness, they should be called superfoods). Use a wholegrain/high fibre or sourdough buns for extra health benefits.

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Veggie Breakfasts

Its national Nutrition week this week (October 11-18) and this years challenge is to the try for 5 challenge – getting 5 serves of veg in each day, you can sign up to take the challenge here.

It’s no secret I love my veggies and recently I have really been getting into having them for breakfast too. By starting the day with a serve of veg you’re already on your way to meeting those 5 serves. Plus it can help get you out of that breakfast rut, get more nutrients in and cut out the typical sugary breakfast choices (move over cereal!).

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Earth Bowl with Spicy Avocado Dressing

So lets talk about salad. Can you make friends with it? Absolutely. Gone are the days when salad meant a few limp lettuce leaves, slice of tomato and some grated cheese (if you wanted to be fancy) thrown on the side of the BBQ meat. These days salads are anything from fancy starters to full, nourishing meals that stand on their own. …

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Fulfilling Buckwheat Porridge with Caramelised Banana

You know those morning when you are so hungry by 10.30, your stomach has forgotten breakfast ever happened and you are craving something, anything sweet and carbohydrate filled? Yep happens to the best of us and more often for others. This porridge eliminates mid morning hunger and fills you up right until lunch time. No mid morning latte and muffin combo needed.

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Autumn Apple and Buckwheat Porridge

I had been craving a big bowl of buckwheat porridge for so long when this recipe came to mind. We have a whole row of apple trees in our orchard at home so there is always a glut of fresh, crisp apples to be used up come Autumn harvest so they were the obvious choice for this dish. Its also been getting a bit colder here in the mornings which means its time for the warmer and more filling breakfast options to shine.

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7 Ways to make Spaghetti Bolognese Healthier (plus my favourite vego bolognese sauce recipe)

It’s a staple in most Australian households and it’s the one dish that most people know how to make. Recipes can range from a simple 3 ingredient (bottle of sauce + mince + pasta) rendition or include over 20 ingredients (fresh tomatoes, different proteins and heaps of top secret herbs). It’s the go-to weeknight family meal and for many people it would also be a food of comfort but is it good for you? Well yes and no. You can make this dish as healthy or as unhealthy as you like. A giant bowl of pasta with a meaty sauce made using budget mince and topped with cheese is not going to be a very balanced meal (unless you’re carbing up for a sports event!) and will likely make you feel a bit bloated and sluggish after. While a small bowl of whole meal pasta with sauce containing heaps of veg plus a good portion of salad will give you all you need to keep your body working well.

Here I give 7 ways to make everyone’s  favourite go-to dish better for you

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