Breakfast bars

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 These breakfast bars from the Cooking for me and you cookbook are a great option to grab for a breakfast on-the-go or even as a pre-prepared snack.

Mixed within 10min, baked in 30min these bars are not only easy to make but also provide a great energy boost with essential fatty acids, complex carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre. And did I add how yummy they are!

Cooking for me and you is available as a cookbook only or in a bundle with the recipe chip and can be purchased here.

Beginner’s green smoothie

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My New Year’s resolution this year was to have a green smoothie a day. Mainly because I wasn’t eating enough fruit and veg and figured drinking them would be the best way to get over my ‘fussy’ issues!

To get started I knew I needed to keep it fairly sweet and stick to what I liked. I had tried green smoothies in my old blender in the past and had always felt like I was eating them, especially if it was kale! The greens just wouldn’t blend enough for my tastes. But with my Thermomix that isn’t a problem anymore 🙂

So here’s my go to green smoothie. Definitely good to try as a beginner green smoothie.

2 handfuls kale (or baby spinach)
2 frozen bananas
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
2 cups coconut water
1 handful ice

Blitz on speed 10 for 1 minute
Makes 2 serves

Chocolate zucchini muffins

IMG_4962I love this recipe from the Cooking for me and you cookbook.

As a ‘recovering fussy eater’ I know I don’t hate zucchini anymore but I still struggle to like it. The less I see it the better lol! This recipe blends zucchini into the chocolate batter so I get to have my cake and eat it too 🙂

The recipe is for mini loaves but I doubled it (and added 20% to the cooking time) and was able to make 12 muffins and 24 mini muffins.

 

Whole steamed chicken

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Did you know you can fit a whole chicken in the Varoma?

Steaming a whole chicken is not only healthier than roasting but also tastier! Steam your chicken for really tender chicken that will be perfect for dinner or shred the chicken to use in a salad or sandwiches.

There are heaps of great recipes you can try. This simple one just uses garlic and lemon thyme for the chicken rub. Get the recipe here

Mini impossible quiche

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These gluten free mini quiches from the Quirky Cooking cookbook can also be made dairy free and are so easy to make!

Made with carrot, zucchini and frozen corn kernels and peas this recipe is a great way to get more veggies into those ‘fussy eaters’.

They are a perfect lunch box filler, small snack or a great dish to make when you need to take finger food to a party. Get the cookbook here.