This has been the week where I’ve pretty much got my head around the new diet. Or at least I think I have. I may have made a couple of slip ups here and there, but I think I’m doing ok. I also finally have a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and it looks like there is a plan coming together to treat it. So fingers crossed this diet will be working wonders too. This week I thought I would share some new food favourites with you.
The Smoothie Bowl – Whack a couple of handfuls of frozen berries, a handful of fresh raspberries, a handful of blueberries, half an avocado, a dollop of maple syrup and a couple of gluggs of almond milk into a blender and whizz up until it is really thick. Pour this into a bowl and top with whatever you fancy – I went for pomegranates and sultanas. This is a delicious and nutritious start to the day that leaves you feeling great and satisfies a sweet tooth! This will be an amazing breakfast in the summer.
The Kind of Fry Up – Fry two eggs, cook up some beans and serve with a side of avocado, for a somewhat healthy weekend breakfast. It sounds odd but works really well together!
Cauliflower Pizza – Take the heads off of one cauliflower and blend them until they are fine and resemble ground almonds. Tip the mixture into a frying pan on a medium heat and stir for ten minutes (this gets rid of moisture). When all the moisture us gone mix the cauliflower with one egg, some salt and pepper. Spread onto a baking try and cook for half an hour. Add toppings of your choice and cook again for 10-15 minutes. This creates a light and delicious pizza, that is full of the good stuff! What’s a weekend without a little pizza?
Edamame Noodles with an Avocado Sauce – Boil the edamame noodles according to the instructions on the packet. While they are cooking chop a red onion, a handful of mushrooms, a courgette and a couple of slices of bacon. Fry this off until the bacon is cooked and the courgettes are golden. Mash a whole avocado, add a pinch of chilli and a dash of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix until this is creamy. Drain the pasta, add in the veg and mix in the sauce over a lower heat until it’s all combined. It’s such a creamy and delicious meal that is quick to cook, making it perfect for a post work healthy tea!
So far the mission to find foods to replace old favourites has been a success! It’s mainly thanks to the Deliciously Ella cookbooks and a bit of out of the box thinking from me.
What are your foodie favourites?