March 09, 2014

Nutritious Meals for Busy Mums (and others, too!)

After becoming a mum I quickly realised that time spend cooking meals (or in fact doing any other tasks around the home) was very limited. Not wanting to negotiate healthy meals, I dug through my recipe archives and found some nutritious meals that are quick and easy to prepare. Of course there are days when toast and snacks will have to do, but these meals don't take that much more time to make.

Here are some of my favourites:

Skin Beauty Salad

  • Bonus: Includes good fats and protein
  • Short cut: Use organic, tinned chickpeas
  • Make ahead: Soak almonds over night
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic chickpeas, tahini, almonds

Soba Salad           

  • Bonus: Can be eater warm or cold
  • Add on: Tofu or tempeh for protein
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic soba noodles (I like this brand)

Cauliflower Curry   

  • Bonus: Quick to prepare, filling 
  • Make Ahead: Store the spice mix in an air-tight container and just add other sauce                       ingredients before preparing
  • Keep in the pantry: Spices, sesame seeds, almonds, coconut cream, coconut oil

  • Bonus: Filling with low GI carbs and protein
  • Short Cut: Use organic, tinned chickpeas and quinoa instead of freekeh
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic, tinned chickpeas, quinoa, hazelnuts (or use any other nut!), apple cider vinegar, tofu (or tempeh)

  • Bonus: Quick and easy to prepare
  • Short cut: Use tinned beans
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic black-eyed peas (or replace with chickpeas or other beans)
  • Bonus: Super quick and filling snack, easy to prepare with whatever is available
  • Keep in the pantry: Pure protein powder (brown rice or pea are my favourites)
  • Bonus: Easy and delicious snack
  • Add on: A scoop of protein powder
  • Keep in the pantry: Almond butter, chia seeds, spices, raw cacao powder

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