Delicious but healthy recipes

These are some of my favourite recipes that I have collected over the years. Because I am gluten sensitive you will find my recipes do not contain gluten. However if gluten is not an issue for you, you may substitute with ingredients that you prefer.

I would say however, that most people have some level of gluten intolerance and do not know it. So give the gluten free diet a go, for at least 28 days and see how you feel. If you feel less bloated & sore in the tummy you are probably gluten intolerant.

Beet-Pickled OnionsBy Vicki ParkerThis recipe comes from Dr Mark Hyman from his book 'Food - What the Heck Should I Cook?' It is a simple and easy way to increase a food that is bacteria friendly into your diet. Within 20 minutes you can add a spoonful of beet-pickled onions to whatever you are eating to support the good bugs in your gut. Enjoy!
Healthy Chilli Dish for those cold nights (red meat, white meat or vegan option)By Vicki ParkerTry this easy recipe that is full of flavour and very filling. You don't need a lot! And if you are feeding growing teenagers, then this is a great recipe to have on hand as it will fill them up! You can omit the meat to make it vegan, or substitute the red meat for chicken. If you do that I would suggest using the same quantities of chicken mince.
Choc Raspberry RippleBy Vicki ParkerWhen you are in need of a chocolate fix this is a super simple recipe that you can whip up and have ready to snack on in 30-60 minutes (depending on how well your freezer works). This recipe comes from Sarah Wilson's recipe book 'I Quit Sugar'. I have changed it slightly. To make a vegan version, drop the cows butter and either increase the coconut oil or use a block of coconut butter, but be sure to add in a pinch of salt.
Strawberry Panna CottaBy Vicki ParkerThis luscious diary-free, gluten-free recipe comes from Dr Mark Hyman. I have used agar agar which is a vegetarian substitute for gelatine obtained from algae. It is quick to make, but needs a minimum of 1 hour to cool before eating.
Raspberry Chia Seed JamBy Vicki ParkerLoaded with antioxidants and vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This recipe comes from Elizabeth Rider, who is a girl after my own heart as she is into healthy, clean eating.
Chia Seed PuddingBy Vicki ParkerAn absolute favourite from Dr Libby Weaver's Real Food Kitchen recipe book. Have for breakfast or as a snack during the day.
Flaxseed and Nut BreadBy Vicki ParkerI love bread, but as a I avoid gluten, and am not overly fussed on gluten-free breads you can buy in the shops, I rarely eat it these days. So I was over the moon when I found this recipe. You must give it a go. Grain-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free bread recipe.
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