My mid morning snack for tomorrow:
1/2 cup cottage cheese with mandarin orange slices
Cottage cheese is high in protein (15g of protein per 1/2 cup) and a great source of Calcium.
Please note that most brands of cottage cheese have a high sodium content (the one I’m using today has 390mg of sodium per 1/2 cup serving) and might not be a suitable choice for individuals with high blood pressure or those that are following a low sodium diet.
If you need to keep your sodium intake in check, you can have plain Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese.
As with anything, moderation is the key.
According to Health Canada, it is recommended that people over the age of one year eat between 1000-1500 mg sodium per day. This is referred to as the Adequate Intake (AI).
People aged 14 and over should not eat more than 2300 mg sodium per day. This is referred to the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL). A sodium intake above 2300 mg per day is likely to pose a health risk.
HEALTHY COOKIE DOUGH ✨
Who needs a quick healthy treat tonight? I’ve got you covered with this quick 1 step recipe made from ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen cupboard! Healthy because of the hidden chickpeas which actually give it a proper cookie dough texture plus heaps of protein & fibre to keep you full. I mean don’t expect it to taste of actual cookie dough but expect a super tasty sweet snack perfect for that end of the week quick fix! Let me know if you are daring enough to give it a go! 💛
Choc chip cookie dough recipe:
1 tin chickpeas drained & rinsed
Half a cup PB (or any but butter)
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2-3 tbsp maple syrup (or sub 1 tbsp with 6-9 drops pure stevia )
Dark choc chips
Method: in a food processor blend together the ingredients (except choc chips) taste then mix in the chocolate chips. Eat as is or roll into 12 balls. Best eaten chilled. .
1 cookie dough ball (based on 12 balls per recipe made with 2 tbsp maple, 50g choc chips) estimated macros: P5g | C9g | F7g
🙌🏼Sometimes all you need are some simple sides to make a delicious meal 🙌🏼
It’s been pretty busy in our house and life this week so not much time for experimenting... so I have kept it simple with some food healthy, whole food proteins - locally reared, grass fed steak and some wild salmon and with it I added some simple sides.
Put lentils are always a favourite and I love this garlicy recipe (swipe right) which also served as lunch the following day.
And roasted garlic and tomato aubergines were divine with a rib eye. Simply slice the aubergines length ways, sprinkle over halved cherry tomatoes and crushed garlic, drizzle with olive oil and roast in a hot oven for half an hour. .
Simple! But delicious... and nutritious... lots of colour to get a polyphenol fix.
Salmon is an extremely healthy source of fat, rich in protein and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
Salmon can be poached, baked, or pan fried. For this meal, I went ahead and pan fried it next to the asparagus. This fish dish is efficient and delicious.
As for the sauce? This is actually my mom’s vegan-friendly recipe! It’s a mixture of Vegenaise, balsamic vinegar, and spicy mustard.
Let me know what you think of this one-pot meal in the comments below!
Still battling with my loss of appetite so deciding what to cook is a real pain right now because nothing seems interesting 😏.
That lightheadedness kicked in again, I knew I needed to eat so I literally just cooked the first things I saw when I opened my kitchen cupboards:
In my bowl: Pasta with coconut mushroom and green lentil curry, steamed courgettes, kale and peas.
I’ve seen some requests for the peanut curry I made yesterday so I’ll post it on the blog. See you at dinner time 💙