Grilled Salmon with Funkin Slaw (400 Calories)

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Salmon/ 160g Salmon pp. 2 tsp Olive Oil Seasoning Lemon Juice   Once your pan is hot, add the oil, place the salmon skin down, squeeze a litte lemon juice over the top, season and fry until still translucent in the centre -or to your liking.   Slaw/ 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion 6 thinly sliced spring onions Juice of a lime 1 tbsp of coconut oil 1 tsp agave nectar 2 tsp Wasabi 1 Garlic clove grated 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar A handful of chopped Coriander leaves A small handful of roughly chopped basil leaves Himalayan Salt & Freshly Cracked Pepper   Method Combine the cabbage, spring onions and red onion. Mix the Lime, Coconut Oil, Agave, Wasabi, Garlic, Vinegar & season. Mix the cabbage mix with the dressing and toss through the herbs, transferring into a clean bowl to serve. At under 400cal. Per serve you can enjoy this meal guilt free! […]

Beetroot & Parsnip Soup

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This is one of my all time favourites.. one I want to share before summer (which seems finally on its way here in NZ!), a truly vibrant, warming, nutritious soup that will fill you up and make you feel happy! I prefer to roast the beetroot to really bring out the maximum sweet earthy flavour however if you are pressed for time they can be peeled, chopped up and added in with the stock. It is vegetarian, dairy free, wheat free and you can sweeten to taste with the pomegranate juice however this is optional. For those who like it hot, the horseradish gives it a nice kick! Perfect when feeding a large group as you can make it in advance and reheat it when needed. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS/ Serves 4 hungry folk 1 tbsp light olive oil 75 g finely chopped onions 175 g chopped carrots 150 g parsnips, finely chopped 1/2 tsp ground coriander 800 ml vegetable stock 350 g […]

Paleo Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie (500 Cals)

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We had a pretty good run, however it looks like winter is now upon us. To me, after following summer for the past couple of years, I’m excited about what this means. It’s time to get reacquainted with some comfort foods that I haven’t used for some time, in particular the winter vege I’ve always seen as slightly boring in comparison to their exotic summer cousins. Turns out they’re quite fun to cook! My cooking has always been labeled as ‘rustic’ and I find coming home and chopping ‘mirepoix’ – never really knowing exactly what I’m about to create – rather therapeutic. The great thing about this recipe is – you don’t have to follow the recipe! Use up whatever vege you have on hand. Kale ( de-stalk and keep it frozen to bring out sweetness), silver beet and spinach would work well. You can also substitute beef for brown lentils and mushrooms for a […]

Frozen Banana Ice Cream (100 calories)

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Have you ever tried frozen-banana ice cream? It’s almost too good to be true. If you freeze ripe bananas until solid, then put them in a blender or food processor, they become rich and creamy, just like ice cream!   You can’t even really call it a recipe, it’s basically frozen banana + blender = ice cream. Fat-free, sugar free and guilt free ice cream that is. The trick is to use fully yellow or even over ripe bananas, you know the kind that you would probably think twice about eating because they’re getting too spotty. Just like the picture below. Bananas that are not yet fully ripe have a bit of a bitter aftertaste so it’s best to wait until your bananas are ripe. So here’s what you’ll need: Bananas (each medium sized banana gives you around a ½ cup of ice cream). A freezer Blender/food processor   Method: Take your ripe or over […]

Recipes for Zero and Low Calorie Beverages

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If you like the idea of drinking home made soda when your fasting here are a few recipes that you can make  with just a few ingredients. They’re easy to do and if you use filtered tap water can save a lot of money!   Here are some recipes for natural ginger ale, lemon and orange. You’ll need: 1 large jug Stevia herbal sweetener, fresh from the plant or in powder form (or liquid if you prefer) 1 large bottle of sparkling or carbonated water (or if you have a soda stream, machine just use tap or filtered water and slightly carbonate) Your choice of herbs for desired flavor For Ginger Ale: Add ground ginger For Root Beer: Ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and anise.   Step 1: Add a light sprinkling of herbs to your empty jug so that it’s just covering the bottom. Step 2 : Add 4 scoops of stevia sweetener. Use one […]