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    2 days ago by brownpapernutrition Long weekend breakfasts - SAUTEED KALE, SWEET POTATO HASHBROWNS, AVO, RADISH, TOMATOES, CHERVIL, LEMON AND S+P (naturally...) - delicious, slow, mostly balanced with a gentle lean toward extra hot cross buns today because you knowwwwwww Easter only once a year. Hope you've all had a super relaxing one my friends - can't wait for this short week ahead hey!!! No pressure to pack a 5 day week into 3 eeeek no none at all! Such is life running your own business but I wouldn't have it any other way! Jacq  #Buddhabowl   #breakfast   #plantbased   #eattherainbow 
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    7 hours ago by brownpapernutrition Actually my new favourite breakfast, lunch, dinner? Best combination of sweet, savoury, crunchy and little bit creamy…. Sourdough bread (delish toasted with some olive oil too if you have the time) with scrumptious  @rubyriseredpapaya  slices, feta, mint and a homemade Pinenut and Sunflower Seed Dukkah. We became completely obsessed by papaya when travelling recently, such a nutritious fruit rich in enzymes that support healthy digestion. Can’t get enough of it now - yummmmm. I’ll pop the recipe for you below my friends - love Jacq RUBY RISE RED PAPAYA, FETA AND DUKKAH TOASTS Serves 1 1/2 Ruby Rise Red Papaya,
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    1 day ago by brownpapernutrition Did I eat lots of chocolate and cheese on the weekend? YES. Am I worried about it? NO. Indulgence is healthy and you don't need to be highly restrictive with your food intake or over exercising this week to compensate for the Easter weekend. Just get back to the foundations of a healthy diet - stacks of vegetables, some good quality protein and a nugget of healthy fats to balance your meals. I personally crave the simple things after a yummy weekend of eating with family so this plate of steamed veggies with a basic home made satay (recipe below)

Healthy platters on a budget

Happy Monday friends!!!! I made this platter for my family yesterday as a starter before a big lunch to celebrate some birthdays and it went down a treat, especially for me as Saturday I spent feeling just outright wretched with zero desire to do anything but rest – which I did and by Sunday morning I was back on top. Amazing that old REST chestnut isn’t it? It’s amazing how we sometimes resist it but how restorative is it??!?!
 
Back to the food…
 
This platter appealed to both the kiddies and adults so if you’re planning a get together look at doing the combination of kiddy and adult food can be a fun change, instead of separating the two, and that way we all engage with it together and kids can try and learn a few new foods in the process. Plus you’re not buying a huge number of ingredients only to see half go to waste.
 
You can see pretty easily what’s on it but just in case you’re curious for more of the details:
– beetroot hummus / regular hummus / green hummus (I just blended baby spinach and coriander into the hummus blend to make it green) topped with some dukkah
– cheddar cheese
– pears and apples
– bocconcini
– seed snaps, lavosh and blue corn / hemp corn chips (oh my god so yummy)
– cashews and walnuts
– sicilian olives (kids love these!)
– cherry tomatoes and capsicum sticks
– polski ogorki aka gherkins – because I’m a child of the 80s and they were so popular and I’m bringing them back (thanks @bondibubswholefoods for instigating that obsession!)
 
I want to mention too – this platter is really economical.
There aren’t many indulgent and expensive cheeses.
I made one hummus then just whacked in a few things here and there to make them different.
I’ve used fruit and vegetables to mix things up instead of all crackers (which can add up in price, especially if they’re not eaten and are left to go stale) and included some of my homemade seed crackers (which I batch cook and keep in an airtight jar for weeks on end).
So you can see, you can make beautiful, decadent looking but nourishing food on a budget.
Throwing a do or a cheese platter and nibbles for drinks, doesn’t have to be expensive to be healthy which I think can often happen for many people – it doesn’t have to be the case though.
 
I hope that’s given you some extra reasons to take this week by the balls so you can excitedley bring in next weekend with a healthy platter of deliciousness by your side!
 
Lots of love, Jacq xo
Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill, is an accredited nutritionist, author, founder of Brown Paper Nutrition and recently launched vegetarian meal delivery service Brown Paper Eats She is passionately committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. Jacqueline is mum to her 8 year old boy - Jet.

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