We recently discovered another of our customers to be a keen food blogger. Holly Valentine aka @the_cadavar is an Affordable Wholefoods shopper who loves our TVP mince, one of the popular vegetarian products we sell.
At this time of year it is always great to have some homemade broth in the freezer for a quick and light meal or to add as a base for a more nourishing soup. This recipe has been shared with us by our newest recipe contributor, Naturopathy student Nat Russell. Nat is a passionate foodie who shares simple and inspiring recipes on her own blog, Glow with Nat Russell. We look forward to testing this one out..
If you love warm hearty soups then you’ll love this one. Made using our premium soup mix with a combination of vegetables and Italian herbs & spices. It takes little time to cook and is super tasty. Perfect for warming the belly on a cold night.
Thanks to the lovely Meg Phillips, we now can enjoy a delicious tasting vegan parmesan cheese recipe….and with just 3 ingredients it is super simple to make as well.
Winter is upon us! With it comes a whole other level of care we need to take for ourselves to ensure we don’t end up home in bed with a nasty cold or flu.
The extra stress that cold weather places on our bodies can result in all sorts of symptoms and feelings and interestingly, there is actually a science behind it.
For the human body to function properly, the temperature of our vital organs, ie the heart, brain, kidneys, liver and lungs, need to remain at approximately 37C. This is at all times. When the temperature outside our body drops, our body has to work harder to keep its own core temperature in the healthy range. This starts with vaso-constriction, a natural response from the hypothalamus to keep the blood nearest to our inner organs, hence why our extremities get cold first. After this we may experience goosebumps, another natural response from the body to stay insulated by the air closest to our skin.
Long periods of the body working to keep warm internally places stress on the organs and immune system leading to lack of focus, productivity, motivation and a drop in mood.
In a nut shell, feeling cold can prevent us from feeling good!
So here are some take home tips to combat this:
Above all, enjoy looking after yourself and stay well this winter.
These delicious little salted peanut butter bliss balls have been shared by Lyndi Cohen also known as the ‘Nude Nutritionist’. Lyndi’s recipes are always wholesome and delicious and this one is no exception. Having just four ingredients, the recipe takes five minutes to make, and probably less to eat as they are so tempting.
She’s been at it again…..Meg Phillips producing simple, delicious and wholesome recipes to share on the Affordable Wholefoods Recipe blog. This may seem like a pretty standard breakfast….a bowl of oats in the colder weather, but its always great to have a little inspiration with how we flavour our meals. This one is made using cinnamon and vanilla, and a little coconut sugar for sweetness. Toppings and garnishes to your own making….Enjoy!
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest and this one falls into that category. With so few ingredients this is a Mexican rice dish that takes next to no time to make and tastes delicious. It can be enjoyed as a simple meal on its own or as an accompaniment to enchiladas or soft shell tacos fillings.
Our smooth & creamy ‘no bake’ banana protein bar is a banana chocolate lovers dream. We used the 180 vegan chocolate protein powder for the protein boost and well ripened bananas for sweetness. The result is just delicious. These bars would be great as an afternoon energy snack or to have following a workout.
Serving Size: Makes 16 bars
Read more at: Affordable Wholefoods Blog