Who doesn’t love a crepe?
Although most tend to be sweet I have had one or two fantastic savoury ones which inspired me to make my own version.
I decided to up the nutrition by adding some fresh kale (you can also use spinach) into the batter mix which I think is a great way to sneak this green leafy goodness into your meals without noticing it, trust me, once your toppings are inside you don’t notice it at all! This is such a healthy, fun, easy way to squeeze lots of veg and goodness into your day so definitely give it a go!
I found some great pea and lentil based “pasta” in Sainsbury’s and couldn’t wait to try them out, what I love is that an average serving counts as 1/5 day! Combine this with the beans and you’ve got 2 portions of veg in one meal PLUS they’re organic and suitable for anyone who can’t have gluten.
If you can’t find these then feel free to use any pasta of choice, Sainsbury’s also do a great selection of wholegrain *spelt pasta/noodles for only £1.15.
*Note: Spelt contains gluten
Grain free high fibre pea pasta
This is a lovely, simple, nutritious meal that can be whipped up in under 20mins and is packed full of the good stuff including:
-heart loving compounds in the legumes, garlic, olive oil and rocket
Wholemeal spelt pasta
You’re going to love this homemade, healthier baked bean dinner that’s packed with the flavours of a typical Italian pizza, nom nom!
✔Can be prepped and cooked in 30mins
✔Only requires 1 dish to cook in
✔Can count as up to 4/5 day depending on what you choose to serve it with
✔Easy to find ingredients
So delicious yet so full of nutrition, fibre and protein plus there’s practically no work required, the oven does most of it for you which is why it’s going to be a regular on my weekly dinner list.
This warming bowl of sweet spiced soup is perfect for this time of year, it fills your belly and warms your body which is just what we need when the weather outside is rubbish.
Benefits: The pumpkin/squash in this recipe is filled with skin loving vitamin A some of which is fat soluble, so to really benefit from it make sure to include the almond butter or another good fat source. The spices in this recipe are also great for skin due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, plus you get some vitamin C from the fruit and veg which is helpful for skin elasticity but also your immune system which can take a hit this time of year, plus it’s 2/5 a day so eat up folks!
This “chip” dinner is definitely a winner!
It’s full of flavour and heat but also counts as 1/5 a day and is a lower carb version of the normal potato based one.
Benefits: The carrots are filled with skin loving and antioxidant packed Vitamin A, roasting carrots actually increases their antioxidant levels which is a bonus. See here for more info.
If you don’t have hummus you can serve it up with whatever dip/sauce you like, but to me hummus is Heaven and I’ll have it whenever I can so it’s my choice of dip here.
This may seem like a strange combo but the banana and avocado in the pancake mix help to keep it really soft and moist even if it does have a slightly green tinge! Plus it’s a great way to get avocado into your diet without really noticing, making it a great recipe to use when introducing kids to avocado for the first time.
I used a wholegrain buckwheat flour for the mix which provides a gluten free source of fibre but the end result still remains light and soft because of the amount of moisture in the other ingredients and due to the baking powder, so don’t forget to add this.