Apple and Strawberry Loaf
This protein rich loaf is a great option when kids feel like a sweet breakfast and it can also double as a snack, winning! For added protein and calcium, I like to serve this loaf with thick natural greek yoghurt.
Pre: 5 minutes
Cook: 60 minutes
½ cup mixed raw and unsalted nuts
2 cups quinoa flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups apple, cored and cut into cubes
1 cup strawberries, stalk removed, diced
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. honey
4 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla essence
2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
1 apple, sliced – for topping
Pre-heat the oven to 160C.
In a saucepan over medium heat, add the cubed apple, strawberries and 2 tbsp. water, cook for 5-7 minutes until soft, puree.
Process the nuts in a blender until coarsely ground.
Add the flour, baking soda, apple, olive oil, honey, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
Pour into a greased 9×5″ loaf pan lined with baking paper, top mixture with sliced apple and bake for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let it cool and serve with thick greek yoghurt and fresh berries.
Egg and Avocado ‘Quesadilla’
The beauty of this recipe is that all ingredients are ready to go and its just about assembling it and cooking! The toppings can be mixed and matched and I have some other toppings ideas listed below.
1 regular size wholegrain tortilla wrap
1-2 tbsp. hummus
1-2 boiled eggs, shell removed, sliced (pre-boiled, kept in the fridge)
¼ avocado, mashed
leftover roasted pumpkin or sweet potato, optional
Spread one side of the wrap with hummus, top one half of the spread side with avocado, veggies (if using) and egg, fold over the other side.
Place in a sandwich press and flip after 2-3 minutes until the wrap is lightly toasted and filling is warm.
Remove from the sandwich press and slice into 3 pieces, serve.
Nb: if you don’t have a sandwich press, cook in a pan on each side until lightly golden.
Other filling ideas
- Cheese – grated cheddar, feta, cottage cheese or ricotta
- Canned tuna or salmon
- Leftover roasted chicken
- Mixed beans
- Scrambled tofu
- Diced tomato or capsicum
- Spinach or rocket leaves
Choc Raspberry Hemp Smoothie
Smoothies are a fantastic way to pack in nutrients in a yummy way and are very quick to prepare. Smoothies are also a great way to use up leftover fruit or yoghurt.
1 cup coconut milk
1 small frozen banana, sliced
1 tbsp. natural yoghurt
1 tbsp. cocoa or cacao powder
1 handful spinach leaves
½ cup raspberries
2 tsp. hemp seeds
honey to taste, optional
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth, pour into a glass and serve.