Here’s a meatless soup with plenty of protein and fibre. The earthy flavour of black beans, cumin, and coriander is balanced by sour cream and tomato. If you like it spicy, you could add a jalapeño pepper to the green bell pepper.
These flavour-packed stuffed peppers stand on their own! Ground chicken stands in for beef for a lean yet tasty protein source in this savoury dish.
Incorporate fresh berries into your dessert to keep the meal vibrant and light on your palette.
Calzone is an Italian pizza pocket that uses pizza dough to wrap up a filling. The delicious filling here is ready-cooked roast chicken mixed with spinach, capsicums and creamy ricotta cheese. Serve with a side salad.
Don’t be daunted by the thought of making soufflés – these pretty pink ones aren’t difficult at all. Prepare the puree ahead, then have the equipment ready and all the ingredients measured out so you can assemble and bake them close to serving time!
These cookies aren’t baked, so they have a soft texture and are best kept in the fridge. While they contain many valuable nutrients, they are an energy-dense treat to enjoy in moderation.
Creamy and mildly sweet, this Indian-style dessert makes a great finish to a spicy meal. It can also be used as an accompaniment to poached fruits such as pear, apple, quince or apricot.
Red grapes, walnuts and rosemary combine beautifully in this elegant and wholesome Italian-style bread that is high in anti-oxidants and rich in traditional flavours.
Silken tofu makes a light and creamy filling for this no-bake cheesecake, and the sweet-tart flavour of pomegranate complements it perfectly. If pomegranates aren’t available, substitute blueberries or raspberries.
Black beans boost the nutritional value of these brownies, adding fibre, minerals, and low glycaemic index carbohydrate to keep you feeling satisfied.
No one will suspect that the main ingredient are beans, or that the fats contained in the cookies are healthy ones from the almonds and olive oil. These cookies are full of surprises!
Bright berries add a dramatic contrast to the creamy. white puddings. The tangy, low-fat buttermilk gives a pleasing, slightly tart lift, making the puddings more refreshing than if they were made with cream.
Frozen berries are great for this recipe, and you can use your choice of berries, or a mixture, instead of the raspberries. Yogurt is used here instead of cream for a healthier treat.
Full of fibre, anti-oxidants and potassium, versatile pears can be a healthy snack or a superb dessert, as they become wonderfully fragrant when poached. In this crumble, they are combined with anti-oxidant-rich cranberries for a brain-boosting treat.
Start your morning right with this savoury (and trendy) oatmeal. It’s accented with herbs and topped with a hard-cooked egg that will surely be a hit!