Put your hand up if you meal prep on a Sunday for the week ahead? Who just read that and thought, what a brilliant idea? We think so! There are a bunch of TAers that spend their Sunday arvos shopping, chopping, slicing, roasting, poaching and baking whilst taking photos and sharing our cooking creations with whoever will listen. We find this motivates us to keep on track with our nutrition and this week, I thought, why just keep it to a few? Why not share our ideas with everyone! So here we are, this week’s blog features a few tried and tested recipes.
My first favourite is quite possibly the easiest thing I have EVER made. These ‘meal in a biscuit crackers’ are from iquitsugar and they are so versatile, easily made and stored, last a while and most importantly, are delicious! You seriously just put all the ingredients in a bowl, mix, cook and cut!
You can top them with whatever you like…my favourites are vegemite and cheese, peanut butter, hummus or beetroot hummus. Mmmhmmm. The other great thing is that I vary the herb/s I put in, with whatever I have in the fridge, cupboard or garden. One week it might be rosemary, another cumin seeds, salt and pepper or garlic and it’s like you have completely different crackers every time. They last for 2 weeks or so and I have a box on my desk at work and always at home so I can quickly put a snack together when I need it. Amazing!
My next favourite recipe at the moment is also from iquitsugar. If you’re not a fan of spicy, don’t turn away just yet!! It has a little bit of a kick, but you can control how spicy you make it! This one really is delicious and always gives everyone a bit of meal envy! I actually crave this one most weeks, it’s equally as easy to make in a rush after training or to make ahead of time and have frozen in the freezer. I love steamed carrots, Asian greens and enoki mushrooms with mine but you can just use whatever vegies you have left over, anything goes! I love to pair mine with a piece of grilled salmon (if I’m feeling rich!!) but again, any protein (or none at all) goes! I also often make it with red or brown rice instead of quinoa or without any carb or grain at all. Again, anything goes! How good is that, to have a delicious and easy recipe ready to go that uses whatever you have in your cupboard or fridge!
My final favourite for this week is Banana Walnut Muffins. Originally from The Little Greenspoon (kudos to Slaine for the recommendation), this recipe can also be found on #trieating (along with many other delicious recipes!). Every now and again, I get a random muffin craving and these are the perfect thing to satisfy it! They are easy and quick to make and most of all delicious, they only last a day or two fresh but freeze really, really well so I make a batch, freeze them and take them out one at a time to be defrosted just in time for morning tea or after a few seconds in the microwave are warm and cozy to start the day with a cup of tea! You can sub the walnuts for whatever nut you feel like and I’m also known to be a little heavy-handed with the cinnamon which makes them even more delicious!
Please share any recipes you have on trieating.com and let me know if you try any of these recipes as well. I love to be inspired by others for meals, snacks and healthy treats so please share all ideas and photos and spread the #eatingwithpurpose!