GLUTEN FREE MINI QUINOA & VEGETABLE FRITTATA’S

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It’s so easy to run out of ideas for school lunches or healthy snacks to have on hand in the fridge. Often this results in us going for a less nutritious (or sometimes sugary) option which doesn’t really support growing or fully grown bodies. Here is a simple frittata recipe using quinoa and fresh vegetables that is a delicious option for those looking for a little healthy inspiration.

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WHOLEFOODS FOR KIDS

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In a world where allergies, anxiety and attention disorders are sky-rocketing in our kids, there is much to be said about eating a wholefoods diet and its role in the prevention and treatment of these conditions. It is also a great way to educate children, and bring more fun into eating for them as they explore the different textures, tastes and shapes of natural wholefoods.

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PALEO SWEET POTATO FRITTERS

 

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Inspired once again by a recipe from Delicious Magazine, here is a super simple lunch or dinner idea for all our paleo readers.

Serving Size: 4 – 6

Ingredients:

 

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 bulb fresh garlic (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup iced water

Method:

  1. Place the sweet potato, grated garlic, spices, almond meal and eggs in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick fry pan.
  3. In 2 batches, add 1/3 cup sweet potato mixture per fritter to the fry pan.
  4. Flatten with fritters with a spatula into 10cm rounds and cook for 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown.
  5. Drain excess oil off on paper towel.
  6. Add the fresh garlic, tahini, lemon and iced water into a food processor and whiz together until thick and glossy.
  7. Serve your fritters with a dollop of dressing and some fresh greens. Enjoy.

Read more at: http://www.affordablewholefoods.com.au/blog-recipes/

SENSATIONAL SUMMER SALAD

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This is hands down our pick for a sensational salad this season. Fresh, crisp, sweet, crunchy and wholesome in one. With the addition of quinoa, combined with lightly toasted walnuts, fresh salad vegetables and leafy greens it covers all bases on the nutritional front, but doesn’t leave you feeling hungry like other green salads can. It’s also simple and enjoyable to make. Enjoy!

Serving Size: Serves 4 as a side OR 2 as a complete meal
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DENISE’S SPANAKOPITA

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Last years Christmas party saw the whole team come together to share a meal celebrating another year at Affordable Wholefoods. We each brought along a dish to share and Denise’s contribution was her take on the traditional Greek recipe ‘Spanakopita’.  It took just a few minutes for the plate to be empty, so we decided to remake it and share with our readers. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. Continue reading

10 JUICY FOODS TO KEEP YOU HYDRATED THIS SUMMER!

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We often associate being hydrated with drinking plenty of water; however the foods we choose to eat can either dry us out or they can provide us with nourishing hydration. By choosing to eat raw and juicy foods more often you will be increasing your fluid intake as well as giving yourself a super nutrient boost. Here are our top 10 juicy foods to keep you hydrated this summer: Continue reading