Buddha bowls, sometimes referred to as glory or hippie bowls, are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans, and a healthy grain like quinoa or brown rice. Sometimes they also include toppings like nuts, seeds and dressings for added texture and flavour.
Buddha bowls are one of this year’s most popular food trends, and you don’t have to search very much to find lots of buddha bowl inspiration on social media. They’re easy to make and hugely nutritious. You can personalise your recipe to feature your favourite vegetables, grains and proteins. They’re also hugely colourful and so are great fun to make and experiment with!
This quick, simple and easy-to-make granola is perfect as a breakfast/cereal or an on-the-go protein snack pot. It could even be a dessert substitute with your favourite yoghurt and some berries. It’s gluten-free, sugar-free and by using seeds instead of nuts can be included in your children lunchboxes too.
Best of all, you can vary the recipe to suite your own tastes and requirements!
This recipe is super simple but super versatile. It’s great when you have leftover vegetables from a Sunday roast, or vegetables you need to use up before they go out of date. I always keep a batch made up so I have a quick snack to grab when I’m on the go. And the kids love them as after school snacks! You can pair a couple of muffins with a salad for a lunch option as well.
I love pancakes. They’re so versatile and quick and easy to make. You can dress them with fruit, yoghurt and honey for a sweet tooth fix, or make them into a more savoury meal with cheese and meat. The cupboard staple ingredients (plus a few Trisha touches!) are always on hand to make sure you can whip up a batch of these yummy pancakes whenever you feel like it (and not just on Shrove Tuesday). Plus, the eggs and the oats give the pancakes a nice hit of protein, making it the perfect post-workout meal!
Fakeaway Beef Biryani
After the excesses of the Holiday season, everyone is skint and wanting to cut out all the rubbish. I love my ‘Fakeaways’ which are healthy alternatives to the traditional Friday night takeaway. Plus, by using the slow cooker, the hard work is virtually done for you.
This one is simple, easy and a healthy alternative to a dish that can traditionally be quiet oily and fat-laden. Plus, it keeps the hubby happy as he gets to eat one of his favourites!
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
If you gave up chocolate for February, in aid of the British Heart Foundation’s Dechox campaign, then this super simple recipe is definitely for you!
Shop bought chocolate mousses are PACKED with sugar, are not suitable for those with lactose intolerances and don’t pack much nutrition.
This rich, creamy and decadent dessert (or breakfast!) will satisfy your chocolate cravings whilst giving you all of the health benefits of avocado and cacao.
Raw Cacao Chocolates
As you may know, I absolutely love Cacao - it has some amazing health benefits.
Not to be confused with cocoa, cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat (cacao butter – also a great ingredient for cooking!).