Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Flapjacks

Vegan

Gluten-Free

Refined sugar-free

These no-bake flapjacks are so easy to make and are great as a quick on-the-go breakfast or snack. All the better they only have 5 ingredients, 4 of which are very nutritious (unfortunately, agave nectar hasn’t been proven to have any health benefits, however it is a vegan, refined sugar-free sweetener)! Peanut butter and coconut oil include healthy fats, oats provide us with plenty of vitamins, minerals and fibre, and dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants which is proven to lower the risk of certain heart diseases! All in all, these are a tasty snack which can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet.

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Pasta with Cashew & Thyme Sauce

Vegan

Refined Sugar-Free

When it comes to pasta sauces, I’m a lover of creamy ones – it’s unfortunate they’re probably the least healthiest (cream being high in saturated fat). I thought I’d try out a vegan cashew sauce as I’ve been seeing this a lot lately and it looks like a great way to help those cravings for creamy pasta! Cashew nuts are high in healthy fats, meaning they include monounsaturated fats which are scientifically proven to be associated with lower unhealthy cholesterol! They are also rich in protein and can help boost your immune system – and they make an extremely tasty, creamy pasta sauce!

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Vegan Lentil Bolognese

Vegan

Refined Sugar-Free

Here’s a really simple and comforting dinner thats full of balanced nutrition and plant-based ingredients – I decided to change it up and rather than make a regular bolognese this week, try out a vegan one and it was so tasty!! As a plus, there’s 19g of plant-based protein and only 5g of fat – it also works great for leftovers the next day!

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Fresh Peach & Quinoa Salad

With Cucumber & a Coriander Dressing

Vegan

Gluten-Free

Refined Sugar-Free

I’ve never been much of a “fruit in salad” kind of person but this was such a delicious lunch and made me think how I’m going to experiment more with fruit in savoury dishes from now on! The sweetness of the peaches really worked well in the salad, especially since (in my opinion) quinoa is very bland by itself. Plus, the cucumber added a refreshing crunch and the super easy coriander and lemon dressing jazzed the whole thing up!

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Vegan

Gluten-free

Refined Sugar-free

Nothing beats a blueberry muffin, whether its for breakfast, a snack, or dessert – they’re so tasty! As well as these blueberry muffins being deliciously sweet and spongey, they’re also vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free! So they are healthier (nutrition and ingredient-wise!) than regular muffins – which would use refined sugars. Give these a go if you like blueberry muffins…or if not, try the base mixture with other fresh fruit, chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruits!

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Mushroom & Coriander Rice

Vegan

Gluten-Free

Refined Sugar-Free

Rice is so versatile – I love trying out different flavours and textures with rice and this super easy mushroom and coriander rice is one of the recent dishes I really enjoyed! It only requires 9 ingredients and is so delicious and healthy, I like serving this rice with some fresh fish or a curry (try this with my vegan chickpea curry)- or you could mix more veg and mushrooms in and it can be eaten as it is!

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