Easy Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Vegan)

While on a rural placement for my university course I set out to prepare easy healthy food on a budget. This simple, healthy soup requires only 5 ingredients which may already be in your pantry. Roasted Cauliflower Soup Ingredients 500g cauliflower (fresh or frozen) 1 can (400ml) coconut milk 500ml vegetable stock (or more, depending on…

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a perfect gluten-free “crouton” replacement in salads. They’re so simple to make and are a healthy snack on their own. It is easy to personalise this recipe with your favourite herbs and spices. 1 can of chickpeas packs 30g of protein! Ingredients 1 can chickpeas (400g) Approx. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive…

Zucchini and Polenta Fritters

I am the girl with the packed lunch. But taking a filling packed lunch becomes harder without wheat or grains. I love salads and soups, but they’re messy, and sometimes they just don’t cut it. These fritters are really tasty and stick together well – the perfect lunchbox filler! Further Food Nutritionist Commentary: “Polenta is a great…

Cornflake Crusted Chicken Schnitzel (Low-FODMAP, Gluten-free)

As a child my favourite dinner was schnitzel! The crunchy breadcrumbed exterior made meat so much more exciting.(I really wasn’t into roast and used to drown fish fingers in mayonnaise when I was forced to eat them. Nowadays my family has replaced wheaten breadcrumbs with the gluten-free and FODMAP friendly cornflake (which is arguably more tasty). Instead of…

Summery Blueberry and Chicken Salad (Low-FODMAP, Paleo)

The weather in Melbourne has been uncharacteristically good of October. We’ve had a week of near 30°C weather and with that comes fresh fruits, juices and lots of salad. This summery salad was thought up on one of those days. Enjoy! Blueberry and Chicken Salad Low FODMAP, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 teaspoon…

Creamy, Savoury Porridge with an Egg on Top

This morning I got up late. Late enough that I wasn’t sure whether to have breakfast or lunch. So I had both, in one. This bowl of porridge is a breakfast/lunch fusion combining my daily early morning ritual (porridge) and standard lunch protein fix (eggs). Perfect for people who want a salt fix (or don’t have…

Zoodles of chicken with creamy nut sauce

Every chicken needs a yummy sauce and every yummy sauce needs something to soak it up. My solution: chicken with nutty sauce and zucchini noodles. This is the perfect low carb, high protein lunch for dinner, and the leftovers make for a tasty lunch – hot or cold! The How To: Chicken:2 chicken breasts –…

Simple super salad!

This 3 ingredient salad is easy to prepare, tastes good and is packed with nutritional kapow! I prepared the roast beetroot in advance (as part of a roast for dinner) and warmed it in the oven to add to my salad for dinner the next night! Beetroot is a good source of folic acid, fibre,…

No pasta, pesto “Pasta”!

If you happen to own a vegetable spiraliser your zoodles will look much more authentic than mine, however a vegetable peeler still works for this tasty low carb lunch/side. Zucchini “Noodles” with Spinach and Walnut Pesto To serve 1, you will need: 2 small-medium zucchinis a vegetable peeler (or spiraliser) Peel/spiralise the zucchinis to create your “zoodles”…