A Happy, Healthy Meal Plan

A Happy, Healthy Meal Plan

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Here is the first of many meal plans for a delicious, nutritious day. We haven’t added measurements or numbers, unless it’s really relevant, as it’s hard to go wrong with any of these ideas. Just add as much food for as many people as you like and chuck it all in! We recommend all ingredients used be organic and that cooking is only done when it’s fun.

Breakfast – Fruit and Cashew Cream

  • Fruit of your choice (we like strawberries and/or peaches with this).
  • A handful of raw seeds, like pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds.
  • Raw, soaked (for about 3 hours) cashews for the cream.
  • Vanilla extract.

Fire up the blender, to blend the cashews with water, adding each until the desired creamy texture is achieved. Add in some vanilla extract to taste. Mix in your fruit and seeds, or drizzle the cream on top. Actually, you could just keep adding to this depending on how hungry you are…

Lunch – Beetroot, Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Salad

  • Roasted baby beets.
  • Roasted, cubed pumpkin.
  • Walnuts, roasted.
  • Spinach and rocket leaves.
  • Spanish onion.
  • Crumbly goats cheese.
  • Dressing – 1tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp olive oil. Mix it up together.
  • Parsley to garnish.

Dinner – Pasta with Pesto Sauce

  • Flat leaf spinach
  • Basil leaves
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Garlic (to taste)
  • Olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper and a dash of lemon juice.

Blend together to make the Pesto sauce.

  • Pasta – any way you like it.
  • You can also add onion, pumpkin, zucchini – the sky’s the limit here, it all tastes good covered in pesto.

Desert –  Cinnamon Apples

  • 3 tbsp butter (or more if you use more apples)
  • 3 sliced apples – sweet ones for a sweeter dish, sour if you like tart.
  • 1 cup apple juice.
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • A dash of maple syrup.

Melt the butter and add in the apples. Stir until they’re hot, then add in the juice and cinnamon. Bring it all to the boil until the sauce thickens, splash in the maple syrup and keep stirring until it looks and smells mouth-watering.

 

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