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Quinoa Bowl – Slim Thicc

This meal from my Slim Thicc guide is completely balanced and combines all the food groups. It’s really simple to make and you can make substitutes along the way to make it appropriate for your dietary preferences or to use up leftovers in your fridge or make.

You can enjoy this meal combined into a salad or separate the different parts as you wish.

MAKING QUINOA

Use 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water in a pan.

Bring this to boil and then let simmer and place the lid on. Simmer until all the water has been absorbed, this will take about 15 minutes. You can see that it is finished when it is fluffy.

Take the lid off and fluff it a bit more with a fork.

Serve with a protein of your choice, for example, chicken or boiled egg. Add roast veg or any other leftover vegetables from your fridge.


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Banana Muscle Pancakes – Winter Glow

I love how versatile pancakes are! You can enjoy them at home on a slow Sunday morning or pack them in a Tupperware to snack on after gym or at the office. Top with your favourite fruit and nuts, maybe a drizzle of honey. Or sprinkle with cinnamon, xylitol and a squeeze of lemon juice – my fav! 

INGREDIENTS

2 large eggs
1 medium-ripe banana
1/8 tsp baking powder (for fluffier pancakes)
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a mix 1/2 cup leftover granola
Fresh fruit like blueberries, raspberries, or chopped apple
Spray and Cook, for the pan

METHOD:

Mash the banana to form a pudding-like consistency with a dinner fork. Beat the eggs completely. Mix the two ingredients together. Heat the pan until hot. Make sure the pancakes are small so that they’re easier to flip. The consistency is very runny, so you will have to wait until they’re golden brown before you flip. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey, maybe some berries, and sprinkle some cinnamon and fresh lemon and enjoy.

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Hot Chikka Masala – Winter Glow

My version of a tikka masala curry is a real winner on a cold winter’s night. This recipe from my Winter Glow Cleanse is packed with the golden thread spices you’ll notice in many of the recipes: turmeric, ginger, garlic, and fresh chili – all highly beneficial for boosting the immunes system.

This recipe uses chicken but you can substitute it with fish or even chickpeas or eggplant for a meat-free version.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1.5 Tbsp garlic, grated
1 Tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small tin tomato paste
2 grated tomatoes
A pinch of curry leaves
1 fiery chili
1 tsp turmeric
1 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp Mother-in-Law spice (it’s an actual spice)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chilli powder
3 chicken fillets washed, halved and sliced into tiny cubes

Sauté onion and fresh chilli in olive oil until golden. Add water if needed. Add ginger, garlic and the rest of the dry spice, and stir thoroughly. Add tomato and stir until a chutney is formed. Add tomato paste then add the tiny chicken cubes and stir. Simmer and add water. Enjoy with rhotis.

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Rainbow Eggs – Ramadan Diet

Eating protein-rich meals during Ramadan is essential for keeping you satisfied for longer.

Rainbow Eggs from my Ramadan Diet are packed with protein and also include a serving of healthy fats from the avocado and complex carbs from the seeded bread. Cook your eggs however you prefer – boiled, scrambled and poached are all great options. Serve with baby spinach or rocket to start your morning off with a serving of greens!

INGREDIENTS:

2 whole eggs (boiled, poached or scrambled with Spray & Cook)
1/4 avocado
1 slice low GI seeded bread
6 mushrooms
1/2 tomato
125g (1/2 tub) low fat cottage cheese (smooth or chunky)
Rocket1 scoop green powder

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Cinnamon, Date, Oatmeal Protein Smoothie – Ramadan Glow

This smoothie from my Ramadan Diet contains all the protein, carbohydrates, and fibre to keep you feeling satisfied and give you energy throughout the day.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 a banana
1 tsp cinnamon
1 date (chopped up)
1 Tbsp nut butter (peanut, almond or macadamia)
30g (1 scoop) whey protein powder (Vanilla, Chocolate or Cookies ‘n Cream flavour)
1 cup coconut water
2 Tbsp raw oats

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

1 tsp chia, hemp or flax seeds
1 scoop green powder

METHOD:

Add ingredients into a blender and blend until all ingredients are combined.

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Roast Tomato and Red Pepper Soup – Winter Glow

This roast tomato and red pepper soup from my Winter Glow Guide is the perfect recipe to pull out when the weather starts getting a little cooler. Red peppers are a great source of Vitamins A and C as well as folic acid while tomatoes are packed with Vitamins C and K and potassium. 

Make a large pot, portion it out, and freeze for those midweek mealtimes when you want something wholesome but don’t want to cook. Serve it as you wish, depending on your health goals. Some ideas include a swirl of yogurt or coconut milk, crusty bread, or fresh dill or basil leaves.

INGREDIENTS:

6 large red tomatoes, quartered (I use about 600g Rosa tomatoes – more flavour)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, whole and unpeeled
1 red chilli, chopped
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup veg stock
Handful fresh basil (I add 1 tin of whole Rosa tomatoes for more flavour)

METHOD:

Heat the oven to 180°C. Place all the ingredients, besides the stock and basil, in a roasting pan and roast for 40 minutes until cooked through and slightly charred (I leave it up to an hour sometimes). Squeeze the soft garlic flesh out of the cloves and place with rest of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Add the stock and basil. Blend with a hand-held blender.

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Chicken Burger – Active Teen Glow

Active teens require sufficient energy to get them through the day and perform their best, be it in the classroom or on the sports field.

This chicken burger from my Active Teen Glow Guide is a healthy alternative to the greasy takeout version. It contains quality essential carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and is perfect for the lunchbox or as a dinner for the entire family.

Serve on a fresh bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion, or other toppings you enjoy such as avo or gherkin.

INGREDIENTS:

– chicken mince
– 1/2 onion chopped
– 1 tsp ground coriander
– 3 stalks of parsley, finely chopped
– 1 tsp dried basil
– 1/2 tsp of chicken spice and any other spice that you like with your chicken 1 egg to bind it
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Your favourite burger toppings

METHOD:
– Mix together all of the burger ingredients and shape them into little balls.
– Place in the fridge to ‘set’ for about 30 minutes.
– Brown the patties in a frying pan, then move them to the oven to cook through at – 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
– Serve on a fresh brown bun with lettuce, tomato, gherkins, red onion, or your favourite toppings

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Spinach Frittata – Momma Glow

Nursing mamas, this one’s for you! Although once the rest of the family sees how good this looks they’ll probably want some too so make extra!

Breastfeeding is incredibly demanding on the body so optimum nutrition during this time is key. This spinach frittata from my Momma Glow guide will ensure your blood glucose levels remain stable, giving you the fuel you need to start your day.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups of spinach
Few slices of onion
1 Clove of garlic
Tomato, finely sliced (optional)
3 Egg whites
1 Whole egg
1/4 cup almond milk (optional)
Sea salt
Black pepper

METHOD:

Sauté the onion, spinach, garlic and tomato in a saucepan. Whisk the eggs, almond milk, sea salt, and black pepper in a bowl and pour into the saucepan. Turn down the heat and allow it to cook through, flip once until nearly crispy. Enjoy hot!

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French Toast – Slim Thicc

French toast often gets a bad rap for being unhealthy but this recipe from my Slim Thicc Guide is a tweak on the classic version and actually contains a lot of essential nutrients. 

The fiber from the whole wheat bread will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours while the egg whites give it a protein punch. Top with fresh fruit for your daily dose of antioxidants as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals.

METHOD:
Combine 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg with some milk, vanilla extract, and salt.
Dip whole wheat bread into the mixture and cook in a pan on each side until golden brown.
Top with berries and a drizzle of honey.

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Asian Tofu and Brown Rice – Veggie Glow

When following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle it’s important to incorporate more plant-based protein into your diet in order to keep your body functioning optimally. Tofu is made from soybeans and is an excellent source of protein as well as iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B1. 
This Asian-inspired tofu and brown rice bowl from my Veggie Glow is simple to make and is great for using up those leftover veggies in the fridge.

INGREDIENTS:
Marinated tofu
Brown rice
Vegetables

METHOD:
1. Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. 
2. Remove tofu from the wet packet and slice it up straight away.
3. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl, then add your tofu and allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
4. Carefully place sliced, marinaded tofu steaks onto the pan and DON’T TOUCH IT for 3 – 5 minutes.
5. When it’s brown on one side flip it and cook for another 2 minutes.
6. Serve on a bed of brown rice and vegetables.

MARINADE:
2 tbsp. olive oil
Zest and juice 1/2 lime
Large pinch chili flakes
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. honey

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