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  • Long weekend breakfasts  SAUTEED KALE SWEET POTATO HASHBROWNS AVO
    1 day 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 
  • Did you know exercise supports GIT gastro intestinal health from
    3 days ago by brownpapernutrition Did you know… exercise supports GIT (gastro intestinal) health from gut motility to even increasing the diversity of gut micro flora? (Monda, Villano et al 2017) That’s just a start too... There have been a number of recent studies showing the impact exercise has on our gut microbiome. Exercise has such incredible benefits for our mental and cardiovascular health, skin and obviously to support and strengthen our musculo skeletal system too. For me... exercise reduces any stress and anxiety, keeps things moving, shaking and strengthening within, increases my productivity with work, challenges me so that I can overcome other obstacles
  • If you have carrots and chocolate then whack them together
    5 days ago by brownpapernutrition If you have carrots and chocolate then whack them together to make this scrumptious EASTER BUNNY BREAD (ok it’s more cake like but bread sounds better for this title and I couldn’t find my cake tin thus loaf tin soooooooo...) it’s a fun way to use up the imminent overload of chocolate this weekend whilst actually adding some quality nutrients to a snack. The recipe is below! You can use buckwheat, brown rice or your own blend of gluten free flour in the mix, up to you! ‍ (Side note : the moon looks stunning tonight - is a full
  • Did I eat lots of chocolate and cheese on the
    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)
  • HELLO LOVERRRR Green Sauso Rolls  vego obv and not
    4 days ago by brownpapernutrition HELLO LOVERRRR... Green Sauso Rolls - vego obv and not an every day food but something to enjoy on weekends like these. I’ve replaced meat with lentils, peas, spinach, buckwheat, herbs, sunflowers seeds - lots of yummy plants. I may have added some cheeky feta in there too. Recipe below, hope you’re having a lovely holiday!!! Jacq GREEN SAUSAGE ROLLS Makes 18 small rolls Vegetarian 1 cup buckwheat 150g frozen spinach, defrosted and drained well 100g frozen peas, defrosted 200g cooked lentils 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup feta 1 clove garlic, peeled 1 cup mixed fresh herbs Sea salt

Puy lentil, broccolini, pepita and goat cheese salad

Some crave sweet, the gals in our kitchen and I crave crunchy, savoury with a little bit a creamy and this one delivers! Have you tried Puy Lentils before? They’re slightly smaller than a brown lentil, green and more delicate in flavour, teamed with the broccolini, pepitas and goat cheese they make the most delicious side salad topped with some protein and lunch for the next day! We grabbed our dry ingredients for this recipe – lentils, pepitas, chilli flakes and pumpkin seed oil – from our buds at Naked Foods. So much fun choosing from their amazing selection, forces you to try new things you may not usually and that’s how you learn new things, grow and diversify your nutrition! Simple things you know?

PUY LENTIL, BROCCOLINI, PEPITA AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD 

Serves 4-6 as a side

Gluten free : Sugar Free : Nut free

1 cup of organic french green lentils 

1 bunch of broccolini 

200g green beans 

1/4 cup organic pepitas

1/4 cup parsley leaves (picked)

1/4 tsp organic chilli flakes

Dressing:

3 tbsp pumpkin seed oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp of celtic sea salt

Pepper

100g feta or goats cheese (optional)

In a large saucepan, add lentils and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 20minutes, strain and cool. Blanch beans and broccolini in boiling water for 5 minutes, strain and refresh with cold water. Whisk together lemon juice, pumpkin seed oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Gently toss the ingredients with the dressing. Spoon onto a serving platter, crumble feta over the top (if using) and serve.

 

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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