Parsley health benefits

Parsley is far more than just a garnish on the side of your plate. This underutilised and underestimated herb is packed full of nutrition and contains many health benefits. Just 30 grams of parsley will supply you with the following percentages of recommended daily intake of the various nutrients: Vitamin A – 47%. Vitamin A…

Zucchini chips – Paleo

These zucchini chips are a healthy and tasty snack. Great for lunchboxes. Slice zucchini thinly either lengthways into slices or into circles and lightly coat in coconut oil or olive oil then sprinkle with some himalayan or sea salt. Then, simply dehydrate until crispy. You can eat them plain or use them to dip into hummus…

Fluid retention juice

This is a great juice if you are suffering from fluid retention, which can be an uncomfortable problem around menstruation time. Too much table salt in the diet and certain medications can also cause fluid retention. Ingredients: 1 carrot 1 small cucumber 1 slice of pineapple ¼ inch knob of ginger Juice away!! By Andrea…

Digestive smoothy

This is a great smoothy if you are having digestive problems. The pineapple (particularly the core) contains an enzyme called Bromelain which helps to digest protein. It is also anti inflammatory. Paw Paw contains an enzyme called Papain, which also aids in digestion and is also anti inflammatory. Ginger and lemon also aid digestion. Be careful…

Salmon Patties – Paleo

Ingredients: 350 grams of white sweet potato 1 x 400gram can of wild caught salmon, drained, bones in ½ teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt Pepper to taste 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice (adjust according to taste) 1 firmly packed teaspoon of freshly grated ginger (adjust according to taste) 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley leaves Method:…

Zucchini Lemon Muffins (sweet) – Paleo

Ingredients: 2 cups nut flour (Almond or cashew) 1 packed cup of grated zucchini 2 teaspoons of Lemon Myrtle (can usually be found at Health shops or markets) ¼ cup honey 3 eggs ¼ cup melted coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla Rind of 1 lemon Juice of half a lemon 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch…

Pesto – Paleo and dairy free

This delicious dairy free pesto is ideal for those who follow the Paleo lifestyle. It can be made with parsley, basil or coriander or a mixture. Using parsley gives it a slightly more subtle flavour. Ingredients: 1 cup of tightly packed organic parsley (you can also include basil or coriander) 1 cup organic nuts, lightly…

Zucchini hummus – Paleo

This delicious and creamy “hummus” is a great legume free alternative. Perfect for a Paleo lifestyle Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini, chopped ¾ cup tahini ¼ cup olive oil 1 lemon, juiced 2 medium to large cloves of garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt   Add all ingredients, except the…