Sometimes I crave burgers, and last week, such a day befell me. However, I am pescatarian; cue the plants! I decided to whip up a batch of vegan burgers using basically whatever I had the fridge. In my favor – these burgers are one of the easiest recipes to make. Using beans (you can use chickpeas, kidney beans, butter beans etc) is ideal because they pack a proper payload of protein, are super cost-effective to make and can be produced in bulk to be frozen for another day! Click MORE for the simple instructions to have your own healthy burger day! (more…)
Being a strict pescetarian, I try to find different ways of working in varied, exciting protein-rich plant foods to my dishes, wherever possible. This salad ticks the protein box thanks to the lentils and that delectable ‘grilled halloumi’ topper. Combined with thyme and honey-roasted veggies, it tastes just a little reminiscent of something ‘Christmassy’, and absolutely delivers a hearty, filling experience that few salads can match. I dare you to take up the challenge of whipping this up for dinner during the coming week; get the full recipe by clicking MORE! (more…)
Salad isn’t boring, it’s just chronically misunderstood; this recipe is a refresher on how to get the most out of your relationship with it! It’s a protein-packed dish which takes mere seconds to throw together and packs a host of flavours as well as some unusual textural surprises. It’s light, lean, nutritious and also works as a great post workout meal. For the piece de resistance, I’ve added some fresh, plump, juicy raspberries! The low GI sweetness of these little red cones compliments the crunchy textures and savoury flavours of the broader dish fabulously, and overall makes it taste fresher and lighter. What’s more, the colour renders the dish less drably green by introducing some visual variation to excite the eye as much as the taste buds! A beautiful, timely reminder that spring is on its way which is a big deal for us Swedes 🙂 I hope you love it too; on the off chance you prefer something more carby, I’ve provided an alternative ‘progression’ of the dish, invoking the timeless formula of the whole grain wrap… Click MORE for the full recipes and how-to…(more…)
It’s 2016 & we all lead time-pressed lives! To cater for the time-poor yet health-rich reader of FitnessOnToast, here’s a relatively quick and easy, nutritious and full-flavored little dish. These fish cakes feel like real, indulgent ‘comfort’ food, but are more like a Jedi mind trick. I served mine with a kale and quinoa salad, but they can also be served in a bun if you fancy a fish burger! It’s a great dose of protein and omega fatty acids along with an infusion of a flavoursome hit, right when you need it! Click MORE for the full recipe… (more…)
Recipe time: this delicious dish, as ever, is supposed to be quick, easy and healthy, whilst being loaded with nutritious flavour. My personal favourite part is the mixture of the sweet, smooth mango against the crispy fresh salad, the tangy ginger, lime and warm grilled prawns. It’s got such an awesome diversity of texture, temperature and taste, the holy trinity of ‘T’s’ 😀 I’ve added a touch of chilli, as I love a bit of a kick to fire up the metabolism. ‘Accessorising’ this salad with a skewer proves once again the breadth of variation open to you with these leafy dishes; experiment with salad, as it’s not limited to a tragedy of mere cucumber and tomato… (more…)
There was so much to absorb from the rich and involving culture of Morocco; above all else, the food was the most prominent aspect in my mind, and you can see some of my delicious observations in the pictures below. I found the sumptuous mix of fresh vegetables, rich spiced flavours, and exotic fruits (usually home-grown), blended to create an orgy of heavenly new flavours. I felt totally inspired to create my own delicious ‘Moroccan Salad’, since it seems to be such a mainstay of the local diet!
So here’s a fairly quick and easy recipe, just without a lot of the sugars, oils and breads that seem to be de-rigeur for the Moroccans! FYI this works really well with grilled chicken or any type of fish; just pop it on top to tick the ever-important protein box! Click below to see photos (shot at Dar Yacout and the Kasbah Tamadot) and read the ‘how-to’ 🙂 Enjoy! Faya x
This recipe for my super-nutritious Asian Coconut Broth is meant to prove that Asian food can not only be incredibly full on flavour, but can also be very healthy. To tick the ever-important protein box, I’ve thrown in prawns, but chicken also works fine with this dish (see photo below). To make it interesting, I’ve given it some more substance by adding quinoa (a low GI seed which packs a complete protein, as discussed in my previous post ‘Nature’s Protein’, here). I’ve also used coconut milk, which apart from being gluten and cholesterol-free, is very rich in manganese (to balance blood sugar), calcium and phosphorus (for bone strength), iron (1 cup provides 25% of your daily requirement, for energy & healthy blood oxygenation), vitamin C (for immune health) and mounds of dietary fibre. Note, coconut milk whilst rich on flavour, is relatively high in fat (20g saturated fat per 100g milk, but no transfat) therefore I only used half a tin, and diluted it with an equal part of water, which still gives it all the taste it needs. Lime gives the dish a sharper kick, but also supercharges the vitamin C content, whilst the flavoursome chilli and ginger raise the body’s metabolic rate, helping you burn your calories quicker! Served piping-hot, it’s a massively hearty (& healthy) option for a midweek meal! Here’s the ingredients list and the ‘how-to’: