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Pumpkin Loaf with Pecans & Chai Soaked Prunes

Pumpkin Loaf with Pecans & Chai Soaked Prunes

Winter is a struggle for me and I'm sure I'm not the only one. The miserable weather, the dark mornings and nights, the lack of sunshine - and the list goes on. Eating nutritious food becomes a struggle too because no longer do I feel like smoothies and salads even though I know my body thrives of fresh and light food.

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad

A seaweed salad may not sound appealing if your thinking that green slimy stuff they serve at Japanese restaurants, but I assure you, this recipe is seriously good! It is so light and fresh with a delicious combo of Asian flavours and you won't even know there's seaweed in there. 

Coconut, Almond & Buckini Chocolate

Coconut, Almond & Buckini Chocolate

Cacao really is amazing! Super high in anti-oxidants, a great source of magnesium and also a source of tryptophan which is needed to produce our happy hormone serotonin. I've combined it here to make a chocolate and it's seriously easy so everyone really should try making their own chocolate

Green Tea, Salmon and Miso Soup

Green Tea, Salmon and Miso Soup

This is my idea of heaven. Especially seeing Melbourne has decided to turn up the winter dial all of a sudden! Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids and if you find little bones in yours, don't stress, they provide you with calcium so I suggest you gobble them up. Sea weed is so underrated in my eyes and gives you plenty of Vitamin A, C, calcium and antioxidants as well as providing a great source of iodine. Edamame beans are high in protein and fibre and we have bok choy, mushrooms and soba noodles to boost the fibre content even further. Warming, nourishing and super delicious!

Spinach and Zucchini Loaf

Spinach and Zucchini Loaf

This loaf is so versatile I have been known to consume it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and as a snack (not all in the one day of course!). It freezes perfectly and can go straight into the toaster for a quick go to nutrient hit. The almonds are full of healthy fat and vitamin E, the oats help to stabilise blood sugar and calm the nervous system and the psyllium husk although mainly used as a binding agent here, can help to regulate the bowels.