These raspberry and choc cookies are packed full of gut loving fibre! The base of the cookies are chickpeas & oats, then I’ve also added chia seeds, psyllium husk & raspberries for fibre. Gut health is something I am SO passionate about and that’s why I chose to create a cookie recipe that nourishes your gut health and also tastes great! These cookies are lower in sugar and higher in fibre than traditional cookies and use whole food ingredients from your pantry!
Brownies have to be one of my favourites treats! Particularly when they are soft and gooey on the inside! I wanted to create a brownie recipe that was soft and gooey but also healthier then traditional brownies with more nourishing ingredients. I made these brownies plant based so those with allergies and lifestyle preferences can enjoy them as well.
I added nuts to this recipe as there is great research & evidence for the benefits of nuts & heart health. Did you know that a handful of nuts (30g) every day can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by more than 20% and coronary heart disease by nearly 30%. Regularly eating nuts can also significantly reduce your total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol and improve the ratio of bad to good cholesterol, which are all risk factors for heart disease! So… I guess that means these brownies are good for your heart hehe
Who doesn’t love a delicious muffin recipe as a snack! Blueberry muffins are a childhood favourite of mine so I wanted to make a healthy version of traditional muffins. These delicious & wholesome muffins are made higher fibre, lower sugar & more protein than what typical muffins are (plus they’re toddler approved!). The additional fibre and protein plus lower sugar content mean that you’ll stay fuller for longer and reduce those pesky sugar cravings! I like 1 muffin as a snack choice or 1-2 muffins + 2 boiled eggs for breaky (the addition of the eggs with the muffin at breaky adds more protein and fat to keep you full and satisfied until your next meal). Make sure to tag me on Instagram @the_fitness_dietitian or on Facebook @thefitnessdietitian if you make them!
Who loves pasta night?! Well you guys are in for a treat today as I have a super delicious and gut healthy recipe for you!
This recipe is not only super easy and healthy but it’s packed full of plant based ingredients to nourish your gut! I used the spiral chickpea San Remo pasta range which is packed full of gut loving fibre & protein but you can honestly use any type of pulse pasta (eg. chickpea pasta, lentil pasta). I love using the pulse pastas in dishes as they are super high in protein and fibre compared to regular wheat based pasta and they are also gluten free for anyone with Coeliac Disease.
Hop tip: Did you know that when you cook & cool pasta it creates resistance starch which feeds the good bacteria in your gut and can help strengthen the lining of your gut too! This is the same for any type of pasta (including wheat pasta) and also rice and potato! Listen to Leanne’s podcast for more gut health knowledge bombs. The podcast currently has 6 dedicated ‘gut health’ episodes (episodes 4, 8, 9, 13, 16 & 18) with plenty more to come in the near future! It is FREE to listen to so check it out here and make sure you SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss any newly realised episodes! Check out my yummy Lentil and Chilli pasta recipe below and comment me any questions.
I whipped up this easy, healthy meal prep friendly Mexican chicken lunches on the weekend to show you guys that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless! They took less than 30 minutes to make and are packed full of protein, fibre and complex carbs to keep you feeling full and nourished! If you don’t like chicken, sub it for tofu, fish or another protein source. Definitely don’t skimp on the lime, it honestly makes this dish SO good!
I LOVE a good baked breakfast loaf and I’ve tried to make this one as healthy as possible by boosting the protein and fibre and by lowering the sugar in it. It’s a quick and easy breakfast on the go if you’re running late or the perfect pre-workout snack! If you don’t eat it all within a few days, consider freezing individual slices and defrosting them then microwaving them for 20-30 seconds before eating (I recommend it warm served with extra vanilla YoPRO!)
This is a super delicious afternoon tea snack, perfect with a cup of tea! It needs to be kept in the fridge and eaten as soon as you take it out as it will melt if you let it sit on the counter. I love to make these into tiny slices which are perfect to satisfy any sweet craving I might have. Any leftovers will keep well in the fridge for a week.
Plant based meals or #meatlessmonday are a great way to add more nutrients in to your diet and help reduce the carbon footprint. Most people either don’t like tofu or have never tried it but it is honestly one of the cheapest and easiest forms of protein to cook. It doesn’t really have a taste so it absorbs the flavours it’s cooked in. This is what makes the satay tofu so damn delicious! Even if you’re not vegetarian and just want to try a new meal for your meal prep this week, give this recipe a go because trust me, you can’t help but LOVE it! Even my meat eating partner loves it and begs me to make it for his lunches! Give it a go and I promise you won’t regret it! Ps.. it freezes really well too so make extras
This is my go-to easy, nourishing breakfast recipe. I make it for 2-3 days then leave it in the fridge overnight/ for a few days. You don’t need to cook the oats, just eat them cold in the morning. As the oats soak for an extended period of time, they are soft enough to eat uncooked in the morning. You can easily play with different flavour combinations such as chocolate protein and banana instead of the berries. Sometimes I grate a carrot in too and add some nutmeg and it tastes like carrot cake oats! The base I always use for my overnight oats is the oats, milk, chia and protein powder. The oats are wonderful carbs for energy and also a good source of soluble fibre, I try to keep the chia seeds in for healthy fats and fibre and the protein power provides additional protein to help support my muscle mass and keeps me feeling fuller for longer.
This has been my morning tea snack option for the past 2 weeks. I must admit, I’m obsessed! My slice is packed full of nourishing ingredients and has the perfect amount of fibre, protein and healthy fats to keep you feeling full all morning long. I used my favourite high protein, low lactose yoghurt (YoPRO) in the slice too as the vanilla flavour is SO tasty! It makes quite a lot (32 slices in fact!) so perhaps half the amount the time first time if you don’t want that many slices. I really hope you enjoy it and if you do, please tag me on Instagram: @the_fitness_dietitian