Our health is the most precious gift we have and I feel there are times that I am too blasé about it and I am putting an end to that!
I think when you are blessed to come from a family of fairly healthy people you take it for granted, and we shouldn’t because it is a gift. Ask anyone who is going through any major health problems!
I am beyond excited and grateful to have stumbled over Lee Holmes new book “Supercharged Food, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian” it truly is a gift that will keep giving to my family!
Since having children I have become a lot more aware of what I am putting into our bodies and this book my friends is filled with simple, delicious, easy to make recipes that have been gobbled up by my whole family!
In Lee Holmes new book “Supercharged Food Eat Clean, Eat Green and Vegetarian” she writes about the healing properties of vegetables and what a balanced diet looks like! She speaks about vegetables being ninjas against disease, she writes in a way that makes you feel like she is sitting with you whilst you are holding a warm cuppa in your hands and enjoying her wisdom!
Although she is not a vegetarian she classify herself as a flexitarian, meaning she eats a lot of vegetables and a small amount of sustainably produced meat. The recipes in this book can easily be eaten along side whatever meat takes your fancy.
This past week our meals have been brimming with all the colours of the vegetable rainbow and I am noticing a difference in my own energy and outlook on life, and also noticing my little ones are a bit calmer and more settled. I have a feeling it is the change in our diet that has made the difference.
You can find this and other inspiring recipe books here: Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Recipe Books
I want to share two recipes that I love so much and that to my surprise my little ones loved as well!
Breakfast time as been shaken up with her Amaranth, Walnut and Pumpkin Porridge, it feels cosy to eat and also a little bit like a hug in a bowl if you can imagine that…
I have been preparing the ingredients the night before so that in the morning it only takes a few minutes to whip it up! I’ve also been making a little extra for my lunch..
I haven’t cooked much with amaranth before but it’s quickly becoming a fave around here, it tastes and feels similar to oats but with a more earthy taste.
Amaranth has a good amount of lysine in it which helps the body absorb calcium, build muscle and produce energy. It also reduces inflammation, lowers cholesterol, fights diabetes and is gluten free!!
The other one is her Zucchini Breakfast Muffins, they are delicious and nourishing and even though I have been making big batches they aren’t always making it to the breakfast table! Due to the fact that they have found their way into little tummies.
It is such a wonderful feeling watching your kids eat food made by you, with love and with healthy whole ingredients!!
Happy cooking friends Lisa xx