10 Healthy Ingredients For You and Your Family
January can come as quite a shock to the system, we spend much of December consuming everything we can get our hands on and suddenly we’re expected to live like saints. I’m always quite relieved to say goodbye to January and all of its promises and make some choices in February that might actually stand the test of time.
As ‘Head Chef’ I’m making a huge effort to feed the family lots of healthy, tasty, simple foods this year. These days feeling healthy and full of energy is a priority, I need some dietary assistance to keep up with Max. Here are 10 healthy ingredients that I’ll be filling my trolley with in 2014 and some tips on how you can use them.
Good For – High in fibre and rich in magnesium
Recipe – Healthy flapjacks crammed full of seeds, dried fruit and nuts. Perfect for a mid-morning pick me up
Good For – Contains more protein than milk or nuts. Also boosts energy and brain function
Recipe – Mix with yoghurt, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice for a quick and tasty salad dressing
Good For – A rich source of antioxidants and Vitamin C
Recipe – No need to mess with them just pop them straight in
Good For – Full of protein and the famous ’friendly bacteria’ which works wonders for the digestive system
Recipe – Blitz with berries and honey and freeze for a healthy treat you can call ice cream.
Good For – Contains cholesterol-lowering fibre and lean protein.
Recipe – Make a big pot of mild Dahl freezing any leftovers or thicken with mashed sweet potato and breadcrumbs for Dahl Burgers
Good For – A great source of bone-building vitamin K and vitamin C which supports your immune system
Recipe – Replace avocado with pea to make a vibrant guacamole, stir through pasta or dip until your belly’s content
Good For – Everything it seems. Contains high levels of iron and Vitamin C it’s also a low-calorie, low-carb source of protein that’s packed with fibre
Recipe – Use it in stir fry’s in place of Asian greens or roast with salt and pepper for a healthy snack
Good For – A great balance of amino acids, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
Recipe – Marinade firm tofu in honey, soy sauce and ginger to pimp your noodle salad
Good For – high in fibre, vitamin E. and is said to lower cholesterol
Recipe – Use in place of rice to make a quick and healthy risotto
Good For – Ranks among the highest vegetables nutritionally
Recipe – Satisfy your child’s (or your own) craving for chips by roasting in a little olive oil
Each recipe suggestion and ingredient has been enjoyed as a family around the dinner table. Which healthy ingredients always find their way into your trolley?
All of the ingredients are stocked by Woolworths and most are part of their Macro Organic Range.