My herbed ricotta and lentil penne pasta is oh so creamy and delicious! It’s a recipe that’s not only healthy and good for your gut health but also one of my favourite vegetarian meal prep recipes. It’s packed with protein, fibre and wholegrain, healthy carbs to keep you nourished and full all afternoon long. Comment below if you make it and let me know what you think!
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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 nothing better than a warming curry but I hate how most takeaway versions are very high in calories and contain very little vegetables! My delicious and nourishing chicken turmeric curry is ideal for a healthy waistline, gut friendly and also packed full of extra fibre and nutrients from all my vegetables. This freezes really well for a quick and healthy dinner too! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think below!
I LOVE Mexican food and tacos are probably the highest on the list! I’m hoping you guys are just as excited about this delicious taco salad bowl as I am because not only is it healthy, it’s packed full of lean protein, fibre and healthy fats too which will keep you full for hours afterwards! I’ve made a few healthy subs in this recipe such as sour cream for natural YoPRO, beef mince for chicken mince and guacamole for plain avocado. Ask me any questions below and if you make it, tag me on Instagram @the_fitness_dietitian
You guys will love these HEALTHY CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES! You can thank me later!!
Getting enough protein at breakfast is important. It keeps you full throughout the day and helps manage blood sugar levels/ cravings too. Many people eat a breakfast which is far too high in carbohydrates and not high enough in protein. These healthy chocolate protein pancakes are not only high in protein, they are also great to satisfy any cravings you may have on the weekend but in a healthy way!
Does it ever feel like the older you get, the more time poor you are? The more you try and succeed, the less time you have to do other things. From work to family to social commitments and even just general life – it feels like we have less and less hours in the day.
Yes you heard me right! I’ve got a healthy muffin recipe for you! These Healthy Breakfast Blender Banana Muffins are the BEST!! You can eat them as a snack, as a breaky option but also as an after dinner treat if you have a sweet tooth! The amount of protein, fibre and healthy fats in these muffins make them the best healthy banana muffins around and will keep your blood sugar levels stable too!
Today is World Digestive Health Day! To celebrate, I’ve got an amazingly delicious healthy pizza recipe for you. Enjoy my High Fibre Plant based Rainbow Chia Pizza!