Light Meals and Side Dishes

Soups, salads and side dish recipes for delicious light meals.

Simple Food Swaps for Healthier Kids

Let’s be clear, kids will be kids. It’s unrealistic to expect them to say no to sugar or refined foods when they are literally everywhere they look. There are always going to be school functions and birthday parties, and the inevitable take-home party pack. Also, the convenience of pre-packaged “kid-friendly” foods is unmistakable.

That being said, there are some key simple food swaps for “kid-friendly” meals that you can make in your home to ensure that your kids get the healthy version.

Simple Cucumber, Cabbage & Carrot Salad

Bored of your usual side salad? How about trying out this super simple, incredibly tasty and beautiful cucumber, cabbage & carrot salad for a change?   Ingredients 2 cucumbers, spiralized 3 carrots, spiralized 1/2 head small purple cabbage, thinly sliced 1 green onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbsps white wine vinegar 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice …

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Spinach & Artichoke Sweet Potato Quiche

Here’s a lovely lunch or light dinner recipe that’s gluten-free, low carb and deliciously healthy.   Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced thinly 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 120g baby spinach 250g cream cheese 170g artichoke hearts, chopped 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 finely grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp minced garlic Salt & pepper …

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Roasted Butternut, Turmeric & Tahini Soup

Roasted butternut soup is flavourful enough, but add in turmeric, coconut milk and tahini and you have something really WOW.   (gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, paleo)   Ingredients – 1 large butternut, peeled & cubed. – 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped – 3cm ginger – 3 cloves garlic – 2 tablespoons coconut …

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