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Baked Pumpkin and Chickpea Felafel

Baked Pumpkin and Chickpea Felafel

SLUGGISH BOWEL OR CONSTIPATION?

Increasing plants in your diet during the day can help ‘get you moving’ and relieve the bloating that so often comes along with constipation.

These Baked Pumpkin and Chickpea Felafel are so delicious, you wouldn’t even know that they are loaded with plants!

Baked Apple & Walnut Porridge

Baked Apple & Walnut Porridge

This porridge is not what it appears! It is simple and versatile and solid like a slice. It can be made ahead of time for the coming week and is delicious warm or cold. It is loaded with fibre, which can help fill you up for a satisfying breakfast or hearty snack.

Inspiration taken from www.onceuponachef.com

Sugar-free banana, oat and choc chip mini muffins

Sugar-free banana, oat and choc chip mini muffins

These muffins are healthy but tasty! They are high in fibre, including resistant starch from green banana flour and oats and contain no added sugar (apart from that in the choc chips, which you could omit as a preference). They are nut free and perfect for lunch boxes. They can adapt easily to the fruit you have available. I only had 1/2 banana when making this batch so used 1/2 cup tinned pears to make up the rest. If you don’t have green banana flour on hand, you can boost the oats or wholemeal SR flour or swap it for almond meal or LSA.

BarleyMax Choc Chip Cookies

BarleyMax Choc Chip Cookies

BarleyMax(TM) is a CSIRO developed grain that has a large number of different fibres, including those with prebiotic properties, which act as fuel to encourage growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in our gut.  These cookies incorporate a pre-launch sample of the BarleyMax flour as well as EVOO to boost the good fat content of the cookies. The kids won't know the difference and will be begging for more!

Probiotic Green Smoothie

Probiotic Green Smoothie

Probiotics are helpful bacteria that thrive on raw food and are essential for life.

This delicious Probiotic Green Smoothie uses coconut water kefir as a probiotic base in combination with a swag of prebiotic fibres and healthy fats that your digestive system will love!

There is something very satisfying about starting your veggie intake before 9am in the morning!  

Image credit: The Minimalist Baker

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana oatmeal pancakes are easy to pre-prepare as breakfast-on-the-go. Oats contain resistant starch fibre which is a type of fibre that selectively feeds your good gut bacteria, helping them to produce good compounds to keep you healthy. Adding yoghurt to the mix gives a protein boost for a post-workout recovery meal.

Homemade Cool Summer Electrolyte Drink

Homemade Cool Summer Electrolyte Drink

Research has shown that fluid intake is improved when drinks are chilled (~15 °C), flavoured and contain sodium (salt).  This makes this home made sports drink an ideal choice during exercise. 

Healthy Carrot, Cinnamon & Ginger Muffins

Healthy Carrot, Cinnamon & Ginger Muffins

These muffins are a great way to try and boost your kids veggie intake without the battle.  Swap nuts for seeds to add them to school lunch boxes. 

Low Chemical Hummus

Low Chemical Hummus

Most people, even those with the 'windiest tummies' can tolerate a small amount of legumes. We recommend starting with a teaspoon of hummus if you are unsure and gradually increasing the amount to establish your threshold level.  Dried legumes should be soaked for at least 18 hours to remove most of their poorly absorbed sugars which are responsible for producing gas. Don't forget to discard the soaking water and use fresh water for cooking.

Chickpea Protein Bliss Balls

Chickpea Protein Bliss Balls

These delicious Bliss Balls contain the perfect combination of protein and carbohydrates for a great post-work-out snack.  You can even swap the nuts for more seeds to make them a school-friendly lunchbox snack.