An oldie but still a goodie. Having major cravings for something sweet? Try stuffed dates. These have got almond butter but you could try peanut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia or tahini. Each combination is absolutely GORGEOUS! Dates are lovely lovely fibre snacks, and full of minerals such as magnesium and potassium. 👏 Yes high in sugars but stuffing them offsets this with some fat and protein from the nut or seed butter. The protein slows the rate of absorption of the sugar carbohydrates and the fat makes this an incredibly satiating snack👌. p.s. totally realising this is NOT Tuesday anymore but Wednesday tips doesn’t have the same ring 😉....!
Kids need something to do? Give them a pomegranate to de-seed, hours of fun...And they get a healthy snack at the end. Fun and nutritious: can I hear a whoooop whooop
This beautiful fruit is a true superfood. It contains more antioxidants than green tea and red wine (around x3 more) and is thought to help prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and some cancers.
One more fun pomegranate fact: it is purported that each pomegranate contains 613 seeds (the same number of commandments in the Torah which is why pomegranates hold a special place in the Jewish faith) No idea if this is true, we always forget to count...
THIS. Is my absolutely favourite.
My request for breakfast in bed, last meal on earth, death row menu, genie in a bottle wish, end of the world food, dessert island discs - sort of meal.
This is my go to at lunch when there’s naff all in the cupboard (but I pretty much always have these), when I’m a bit low come dinner time and when I fancy a quick and easy treat.
Mushrooms, leek and spring onion with thyme on sourdough, with smashed avocado and just a touch of (sorreee! 🙊🙈) marmite. Heaven on a plate bettered ONLY if the same meal is topped with a poached egg and served with builders tea.
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Sunday night (mini) supper: Pea fritters with a cucumber yoghurt dip. I used chickpea flour and a whole host of protein rich PEAS (and some snuck in chopped onions and garlic)! Went down well, the duck spoon definitely helped overcome the 2yo green phobia 😱 Fritters are a godsend for feeding children sometimes and they are easypeasy🙏🏻 #thankforkforfritters #sundayfunday#sundaysuppers #dinnerinspo#allabouttheduckspoon #glutenfree #peas#fritters #feedingkids #kidsnutrition #protein#blw #toddlerfood#gingerandpicklesnutrition
To ghee or not to ghee?
I’m fairly new to the ghee train but enjoying being on board. I’m well aware that some people (not in the health and nutrition business) will be like “say whaaaat”? Ghee?!
Ghee is a type of clarified butter used traditionally in a lot of Indian/Pakistani cooking. In Ayurvedic medicine they believe that it is as good as butter health wise, but without the impurities associated with normal butter. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic practice both internally and out. 🙏🏻
So why do we like ghee so much and why is it often branded as a health food?
👏The process of clarification (taking out the milk solids) strips the butter back of whey protein, casein protein and the sugar lactose. Soooooo...in English this means people who struggle with certain elements in conventional dairy (eg they are lactose intolerant) might find ghee much easier to tolerate.
👏This does also means most of the calcium is gone. BUT it has got some good amounts of other fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K (though remember you’d have to consume a fair amount to get your RDA of these vitamins - which I don’t recommend! There are better sources..)
👏Like butter it still contains butyric acid which is extremely beneficial to your gut bacteria - our bodies actually make butyric acid from fibre so eating it = ✔️✔️✔️
👏Cooking wise it’s a super fat to use in your kitchen - it has a very high smoking point - which is a good thing when cooking with fats as when you get past the smoking point, stuff gets denatured, produces some toxic compounds and well...it’s not good basically.
It should be noted although I do really rate ghee for taste, cooking prowess AND health benefits...don’t go mad. This is still high in saturated fat, which okay is not so demonised these days BUT which should be part of a healthy balanced diet, never in excess. So yeah, ghee for it! 😂
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It’s a tradition in our house that I sing “Ooooohhhh falafels” to the tune of “Ooooohhh Vienna”. I feel it makes them taste better 🇦🇹 Here are some good reasons to eat falafels more:
👉Chickpeas are something I feel are a pretty good food to eat daily in one form or another. A cup of chickpeas is equivalent to roughly half your fibre needs as an adult (we should have around 25g) and with the recent news that 90% of westerners are falling drastically short of fibre requirements https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-46827426 this is a GREAT way to up your fibre intake
👉Also chickpeas are high in #folate and #manganese. Manganese is one of the least talked about minerals but it’s an essential especially for joint health - creaky knees get some manganese!
👉Typically deep fried this Middle Eastern dish tastes just as good baked in the oven and might be a bit better for the waistline 💃🏻
👉Falafels really are ace for all the fam - babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, oldies. A great meal for everyone, easy to make and pretty easy to eat 😉 Serve with a big salad and some tahini sauce and Saturday night supper is a go-go!
So there you have it, falafels are chickpea balls of goodness - eat them more👌
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