Did you know that at least 50% of your plate should be a rainbow of veggies? No matter which dietary theory you follow, everyone is agreeing: eat more veg! In this class you will learn how to make veggies taste delicious, easy ways eat beyond your 5 a day, a vinaigrette that will make you crave lettuce and how to make a green smoothie.
GLUTEN & GRAINS
Not sure what complex carbohydrates are, and whether you should be eating them? We will cook a variety of different grains including quinoa, oats and brown rice (the most delicious brown rice mushroom risotto coming your way!). What’s all the hype about gluten free and should you follow the fad? We will discuss the benefits of a gluten free diet and also pitfalls not to fall into.
Would you like to consume less meat but you’re worried about where to get your protein from? We will discuss and cook a variety of different pulses, including an amazing one pot lentil curry. I will show you how to make the most delicious tofu dish and you will learn some surprising places that protein can be found!
SUGAR FREE SWEET TREATS
We KNOW sugar is bad for us (it really is) but we LOVE the taste (oh yes, it’s highly addictive!!) Learn how to make some ridiculously tasty treats so that you need never feel deprived. Including chocolate brownies, raw chocolate and banana ice cream.
I recently shocked a client when I told her I don't often eat breakfast (as I intermittent fast).
She said, 'But isn't breakfast the most important meal of the day?'
I answered - well that really depends what you're eating for breakfast if you're starting your day with a sugary carbohydrate loaded meal - truthfully you'd be much better off without it!
In week 1 of this 3 week course we will discuss some truths about breakfast, including the ideal time to eat and what to start the day with (whether it's at 8 AM or midday).
Most peoples mornings are rushed, so the recipes included can be put together quickly, with some slightly longer more indulgent recipes for the weekend.
You will learn how to make; goodness packed açai bowls, your own nut butter and nut milk, fluffy almond milk French toast, easy favourite smoothies, pancakes and overnight oats.
Lunch is an important meal and an easy one to get wrong. We need plenty of energy to power through the rest of the day without the 3 o'clock energy slump or the temptation of snacking on sugary treats to keep us going.
In week 2 of this course, you will learn how to make satisfying and filling lunches that leave you full of energy rather than sitting in a food coma. There will be options of lunches to have on the go, or to pack up to take to work as well as longer lunches that you can take your time over.
You will learn how to make; filling and nutrient dense soups, hearty and satisfying salads with delicious dressings, easy adaptable grain based dishes, buddha bowls and more....
This is generally the meal that most people have more time to prepare for and to sit down and enjoy. That said we don't want to make supper too heavy or it will disturb our sleep cycles.
In week 3 of this course you will learn nutritious quick meals that you can eat together as a family or with friends.
You will learn how to make; creamy vegan Mac & cheese, a tasty veggie burger with all the trimmings, a delicious lentil bolognese, 5 veg pasta sauce (for the littles and the bigs!) and a kid friendly curry with gluten free naan!