*Batch Cook Meal*
Paleo Chicken Fingers and Home Fries (or Sweet Potato Fries) and veggie sticks- I like to do up a huge batch of home fries and chicken fingers to freeze for later for a quick "fast food" type meal that is actually healthy. The fries are simply organic local potatoes, coconut oil and sea salt. Grocery store fries are another alternative but they are fried in free-radical causing oil and contain harmful additives. To pre-make fries, bake normally but half the time (usually about 20 minutes vs 40), cool and freeze. You can lay them flat on a pan to freeze then transfer to a freezer bag or just put in a freezer bag once cooled and lay them flat so they aren't in a big clump. Chicken fingers can be baked normally or for slightly less time than indicated. Note: I'm not sure sweet potato fries would freeze well.
Burrito Bowl. You really can throw whatever in this bowl. I always do rice or quinoa, chickpeas or black beans, and any veg. For a dairy free sauce I use a bit of either veganaise (found refrigerated in natural food section of grocery store) or the "cheese" sauce from the lasagne recipe...or simply some olive oil on the rice and top the dish with salsa is also delicious!
Smoothie Of The Week
I don't think this smoothie is any more fat burning than the other's I've posted but I do like that it has the warming spice ginger in it, which is great for the winter months as smoothies are generally very cooling. The chia seeds help you to feel full as they expand in the stomach. They are also high in omega 3, protein and fibre!
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 tsp of ginger
- 1 tbsp chiseeds
Snack of the Week
The recipe has more savoury spices but if you want you can omit the spices and use cinnamon, sea salt and raisins for some sweetness. It goes well with apple and drizzle of a nut butter. The regular recipe pairs well with hummus or guacamole, or just on it's own.