This grain-free and nutrient-packed muesli puts commercial varieties to shame!
Tofu makes this pudding high in protein so it can double as a good breakfast choice or a snack.
Have this breakfast pudding at room temperature. It will keep in the fridge, covered, for 2 days. It can also double as a delicious dessert.
Been told to go on a low starch diet and eat protein for breakfast?
This dish is easy-peasy to make and so delicious!
High protein, no grain breakfast or snack
The following recipe is a brilliant way of increasing fibre to your breakfast.
Store muffins in an airtight container, in the fridge. Warm them in the microwave for a minute before eating.
This low carb, high protein breakfast is a light and filling start to the day, or a light lunch or snack.
This is my version of an old family favourite. I remember every Sunday the family used to get together for brunch.
This is for those who don’t really like breakfast. Also for those lovers of fruit.
This smoothie has it all! Packed with omega 3, vitamins A and D, fibre, calcium and antioxidants, and low on carbs and kilojoules, this breakfast-in-a-glass will keep you going till lunchtime.
This dish is one of my favourite ‘I’m too tired to think what to make for dinner’ dinners.
This is a great breakfast recipe from Bastyr University in the States. The addition of spices to a bircher muesli-style mix turns this into a wonder breakfast.
This is my mother’s recipe but she makes flat omelettes, I like to fold them over.
Bored with your banana smoothie recipes? Try this for a twist.
Garlic in the yoghurt might sound a bit strange to you, but where I come from, we drizzle it over most vegetables.
This porridge is delicious any day but it is particularly good on a cold morning.
This delicious breakfast smoothie contains antioxidants, probiotics, protein and fibre.
This is a nutrient dense, low starch start to the day.
An easy and very tasty recipe containing that all important protein, for a stay-at-home cafe style breakfast or lunch, from Caterina of Kangaroo Valley.
These delicious tomatoes will keep in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 days.
A simple, easy and nutritious meal for breakfast, lunch or even a rushed dinner.
Eggs are a weekend affair in our house, but these scrambled eggs are quick enough to make during the week.
Delicious, hearty and SO easy to prepare, Shakshuka is North African dish based on eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. It’s highly versatile and bursts with flavour.
Why bother making your own toasted muesli when you can buy it? Because this one has no added oil or sugar, so it has to be better for you and you can add to it or leave out anything you like.
Adding different vegetables into the meat component of the meal is a good way of getting kids used to eating vegetables.
Ros Royal shares her scrumptious, healthy recipe (also great with blue-eye cod).
A student of Mim’s, Daniela Di Giacomo, has very thoughtfully, given us a delicious slow-cooked version of her ‘baked bean’ recipe AND a convenient quick version.
You can make your own curry paste if you like, but to be honest with you with so many good quality ready made ones (with good ingredients) I could not be bothered.
Try this Chilli Con Carne with oven baked corn chips on the side rather than on a bed of rice.
As the weather cools why not whip up a nourishing soup to warm the body.
These prawns could be Mediterranean or Asian by changing the greens you serve with them.
I guess this is really ‘meat and three veg’ but it tastes and looks a lot better than that.
Colourful and crunchy, this healthy stir-fry is simply mouth-watering. Asian-style flavours and cashew nuts complement fresh, seasonal vegetables.
This is not the authentic recipe but it is a pretty good imitation. You can use chicken instead of lamb, if you prefer.
Leeks are a personal favourite of mine—this tasty, versatile vegetable can be the base of stocks, soups, pasta and pies.
Rare roast beef should not be kept in the fridge for any longer than a day. Well done beef can be kept up to 3 days.
It is a good idea to cook extra vegetables so that you can use them in lunch boxes, salads, omelettes, etc. They will keep in the fridge for 3 days.
Whether you visit the greengrocer or the vegetable garden these ingredients are in season and at their freshest.
Easy and stress-free, and kind to the digestive system.
I prepared this dinner for my mother and husband last night, and decided that everyone should be eating so simply, and nutritionally!
The trick with this tasty and delicious dinner, is to pre roast the tomatoes, and flash in the oven ten minutes before serving!
Although I urge people to eat less starch, I don’t think a couple of pasta recipes (for good measure) would be overdoing it.
This is my version of ‘Osso Bucco’.
Chai is a spiced black tea which originates in India. It can be brewed in milk with honey or sugar to taste.
Nothing so comforting in winter as a cup of hot cocoa.
An easy party drink for designated drivers when you’re entertaining.
If you have got a cold, or thinking about getting a cold or flu, drink this delicious tea and you’re bound to feel much better.
Warming and soothing for the tummy.
A delicious and nutritious winter coffee or tea replacement.
This protein shake is fast, delicious and covers just about all major food groups.
A variation on the Virgin Bloody Mary cocktail…with a spicy twist.
With the festive season approaching, many people find the thought of preparing the Christmas dinner terrifying. Don’t get frazzled.
A lovely summer entree, or salad, perfect for the warmer weather… really tasty, healthy and easy.
You can replace rump steak with left over cold roast beef for this salad.
It is always a good idea not to add all the liquids at once to braised meat dishes. That way meat gets a chance to cook in its own juice and the flavours diffuse much better.
For a variation, you can replace tuna with chopped hard-boiled eggs.
If you want to add protein to this soup stir through diced tofu after you puree it.
An easy lunch or light dinner, this is perfect for the end of the week.
This salad is colourful, delicious and great for you — perfect for barbecues. It’s full of vitamins and antioxidants, and very good for your digestion.
We know that fish is good for us, but many people find cooking fish difficult. This recipe is easy, nutritious and delicious and once mastered takes little effort or planning.
I used to make this potato salad for kids in child care centres I catered for and it was always a big hit.
This was my father’s favourite dish, so it was cooked quite often in our house.
Mediterranean-inspired salad for a twist on the trusted lamb and fetta combination.
Legumes (such as chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils and baked beans) are a fabulous addition to our diet, they are high in protein, fibre and low in fat.
It is not quite ‘101 ways with lentils’ but I am getting there. Can’t help it, I love them and they are so easy to prepare.
Salads are great for lunch boxes, but for them to be a success they have to be packed well and have to have dressing.
Kids usually eat vegetables if they have other flavours such as garlic, salt, soy sauce added to them. Pesto is a good choice for flavouring vegetables.
This is an extremely easy yet finger-licking good soup (more like a stew really).
I guess this is a cross between a Greek salad and a Nicoise.
Traditional minestrone has short pasta (like penne or macaroni). I’ve left it out of this recipe because I think it is much nicer without the starch.
I’ve left out the bacon bones from this recipe because I wanted to keep it vegetarian. However, if you want to add ‘animal’ protein to the soup, try it with lamb shanks for a change.
Keep the left overs, they are excellent in lunch boxes. I don’t recommend cheese with this pasta.
Pesto is a great addition to many recipes or delicious on it’s own with crusty bread.
When my mother cooks pumpkin, pieces come out the same shape as when they went in and they are always cooked to perfection.
Quinoa, a superfood, high in iron and protein, is the main ingredient in Ros Royal’s Super Salad.
I grew up in a household where legumes featured regularly on the menu. My mother introduced it to our diets from a very early age.
You can use any filling you wish in these rolls as long as you keep the ingredients reasonably dry.
This delicious recipe is the creation of Ros Royal — caterer, yoga teacher and olive grower.
Warmer weather is upon us! A simple and delicious favourite, perfect for summer.
I strongly believe that we consume too much starch on daily basis.
You can make this omelette with just about any left overs you find in the fridge.
This spicy take on tabouleh is perfect for those ‘bring a plate’ occasions such as summer barbecues.
Always a good lunch when you are feeling a bit run-down and have not had a good breakfast.
A light evening meal, also nice served cold for lunch.
This breakfast qualifies as ‘breakfast on the run’ but it still provides all nutrients your family needs for the morning.
This salad is easy to prepare, there is no cooking involved, tastes wonderful, extremely satisfying and as a bonus, is very very good for you.
I made this dinner the other night and it was delicious, most of the measurements are estimates though I have tried to be accurate.
For a variation, you can make pancakes with this batter. Cook them on a non-stick fry pan but remember to take a little care as they can burn rather easily.
This dip doubles up as a delicious salad dressing. You might like to put it through the food processor to give it a smooth consistency.
So very yummy, so very easy, and don’t let on, but they’re all Vegan.
Good as a dip with pita bread, vegetable sticks; as a spread on sandwiches; as an accompaniment to grilled fish and meat; as a salad dressing.
This dip is also very good as a spread on sandwiches or an accompaniment to grilled meats.
This gorgeous recipe comes to us from Nutrition Positive’s fabulous Michelle Brown. For more about Michelle go to: www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/connect/nutritionpositive/service/45385
Avocados taste good… and they are so good for you! Perfect. This is an easy Summer time recipe for a quick snack or accompaniment to main meal.
This is a variation on the protein shake. Tofu provides the protein, fruit and fruit juice together make a very refreshing drink.
A great snack.
Olive paste makes a delicious spread for sandwiches, dip for vegetable sticks or as a spread on crisp bread.
You can replace buckwheat flour with wholemeal flour and brown rice flour with white flour if you wish. Buckwheat and brown rice have no gluten.
Simple and delicious.
If by chance you have some left over (never happens in our house), you can keep it covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days.
This pie resembles a strudel but is a lot simpler to make.
Although the ingredients are fairly harmless, this pudding is quite filling.
You just can’t have a recipe book without chocolate recipes. As it happens, chocolate can be good for you, in moderation of course.
Gluten-free hot cross buns…yummo!
If you like a stronger blackcurrant flavour, use more fruit juice and less boiling water.
Julie Mainprize has created this simply divine recipe for Pear, Raspberry & Almond cake, with no sugar! Bake, eat and enjoy.
I am sure you have heard this lots of times before, but here it is again. When buying cooking chocolate, buy the best quality possible. Higher the cocoa component, better the chocolate.
This is as guilt free as it gets, but it is best to make it when you are entertaining so that you don’t get tempted to pick on the leftovers.
These apricots are delicious on cereals or on their own as a snack.
When Dubbo nutritionist Jennifer Price told Mim about a smoothie she’d just invented, Mim knew she had to have to recipe to try it…and share it.