• Food,  Lunchbox,  Snacks

    20 Low GI snack Ideas

    Having plenty of small, low GI snacks foods is a great way to stabilize your blood sugar levels throughout the day. A healthy snack consists of some low GI carbohydrates, good quality protein and a little bit of the healthy fats. To prepare a healthy low glycemic snack, start by choosing your carbohydrates. Raw or lightly steamed veggies; fruits, such as apple, pear, peach, or banana, and fresh or frozen berries make the perfect base. Quinoa, brown rice or flax seed crackers are also a good choice, if you are ok with gluten, wholegrain crackers can be ok too. For a healthy protein choose unsalted nuts, for example, almonds, pecans, cashews,…

  • Lunch,  Snacks

    Asian mince veggie cups

    I love good, quick, easy go-to snacks, and these asian mince lettuce cups are just perfect! Filled with nutrient dense veggies, and packed with protein, they are perfect for a quick brekkie before you race out the door, to grab for the kids after school, to make as a dinner party nibble, or for a summer afternoon picnic. I love the mix of carrot, capsicum, cabbage and coriander! 

  • Snacks

    Spicy roast pumpkin dip

    If you have been following my Facebook page you will know tomorrow i’m heading to Lorna Jane Floreat to join in their Wellness morning, alongside Dr Xanthe Hand from Floreat Chiropractic (My new workplace), to showcase Nutrilly Nutrition, and to educate the Floreat community about eating good food will nourish your body, and give you a healthy and happy life! I will be giving out some healthy snacks on the day, and i’ve developed 3 new recipes to share! Firstly, this spicy roast pumpkin dip is full of vitamin A rich pumpkin, antioxidant filled chili, and hearty chickpeas. Its a great one to take along to a picnic, BBQ, or…

  • Lunch,  Snacks

    Sweet potato and zucchini bombs

    This is my second new recipe for the Lorna Jane Floreat Wellness morning with Floreat Chiropractic. I’m really excited about these because they are so super easy, make a great quick snack, in the lunchbox or can be converted to a main meal. They are in between a ball and a fritter, which is why they are a bomb, also because they are so full of nutrients and flavour that they will explode in your mouth! Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes 1 cup grated and squeezed zucchini 1 large brown onion, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp crushed garlic 4 sprigs of rosemary, leaves only…

  • Snacks

    Rosemary baked beet chips

    I’m just in love with the rich, earthy flavour of beetroot. These crunchy little beet chips are perfect with homegrown rosemary and a dash of sea salt. I find these are a great summer afternoon snack, great with a cold ginger beer or cider. I’ll be serving these tomorrow for Australia day, and possibly with a chili garlic avocado dip. Make sure you check on the beet chips regularly because they are prone to burning. Ingredients: 2 medium beetroot, washed and dried 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, roughly chopped Sea salt Olive oil spray Method: Line 2 flat trays with baking paper and leave aside. Heat oven to 180 degrees…

  • Snacks

    Roasted sweet potato hummus

    Iv’e been talking to lots of people recently around the topic of healthy snacks. It seems many people are confused about what kind of snacks they should have or if they should eat snacks at all. This recipe is a great way to fill up and get a tonne of nutrients all at the same time! Filled with vitamin A rich sweet potato, nutrient dense chickpeas as well as cumin and lemon for flavour, this hummus will be a hit with your family. I came up with this recipe yesterday for a picnic with friends, and they were in love! Its super easy to make, and you don’t need to…

  • Dinner,  Sides,  Snacks

    Cumin spiced sweet potato fries

    These bad boys are my go-to quick hungry fix. They are super nutrient dense, and the cumin and paprika give them a kick. Honestly, when i’m lurking in the kitchen trying to figure out what to eat, these are the best option. If you serve them with a quick green salad, and some grilled chicken, you have a perfect quick weeknight meal. So many noms! Ingredients: 3 large sweet potatoes 1 tsp olive oil 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika Salt and pepper to taste Method: Heat oven to 180 degrees, line a large tray with baking paper and set aside. Chop sweet potatoes into wedges (leave the skin on…