Summer is a time for fresh food that are perfect for balancing hormones. Fun foods that you can enjoy on your travels as well as in the garden alfresco. One of the great things about eating in the summer is the myriad of fresh and healthy things you can add to your foods. These are Gloucester based Nutritionist approved.
Here are a few healthy recipes that you should try this summer that are packed with flavour and character that are perfect for a happy tummy and balanced hormones.
Refreshing fruity salad
When you go for regular checkups with your doctor or Wahroonga Family Dental Centre, you won’t be surprised to hear how important fruit is for your body as well as the strength of your teeth. This salad is packed with grilled fruits and nuts to make it perfect fuel for your productive summer days.
- 4 peaches
- 4 strawberries
- 100g feta
- 100g spinach
- 100g mixed leaves
- 100g mixed nuts, chopped
- 1 tbp olive oil, plus extra for grilling
- 1 tbp raspberries, mashed
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Chop up your peaches into quarters and your strawberries into 3 slices. Brush with olive oil and place on a griddle pan, frying for 2 minutes on each side.
- Make a dressing with mashed raspberries, oil, and vinegar. Mix well.
- Assemble your salad with the leaves, nuts, fruit, feta, and dressing.
Gluten free vegetable pasta
This simple GF pasta recipe is packed with some healthy vegetables and can be made into a great lunch option for busy days at the office. If you are wondering the best foods to eat to reduce bloating get in touch here https://p.bttr.to/2MZVUKN
- 500g gluten free pasta (your favourite shape)
- 400ml passata
- 1 tbsp mixed herbs
- 1 butternut squash
- 1 zucchini
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 eggplant
- 1 block halloumi
- 100g parmesan cheese
- Wash and chop your vegetables.
- In a large roasting dish, place your veggies with a small drizzle of oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 45 minutes at 200C.
- Cook your pasta according to packet instructions.
- Slice your halloumi and dry fry in a pan until browned on both sides. Once cooked, chop into bitesized pieces.
- In a large pan, add all of your ingredients along with half of the parmesan. Stir and heat through for 5 minutes.
- Serve and add remaining parmesan.
Moroccan chicken tray bake
Moroccan chicken is not only super delicious, but it is a healthy option for your mideweek meals and it will open up your meal plan to so many more flavours and ideas.
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp coriander leaf
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 500ml vegetable stock
- 200g baby potatoes
- 200g butternut squash
- 1 shallot
- Chop your baby potatoes in half, dice your shallot, and cut your butternut squash into bitesize pieces.
- Pan fry your chicken with oil, salt and pepper. Add the spices.
- Add all other ingredients to your dish and cover. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
- Serve with couscous or veggies.
Try some of these fun summer recipes to fuel your body with lots of vital vitamins this season. Stay tuned for the new book out soon. Called Time To Nourish. It will be packed with recipes to support your happy gut and balanced hormones.