Healthy and Wholesome Meals That Will Make You Feel Amazing

by - December 08, 2018

When it comes to getting your hands dirty in the kitchen, would you consider yourself to be quite the expert? You absolutely love experimenting with different flavours and types of cuisine, so when you get the chance to try something new, you embrace it wholeheartedly. Recently, you have been thinking about your health a lot more; you realize that that food you are putting into your body has a huge impact on your energy levels and emotions. Whether you’re cooking up broccoli beef rice or a wholesome chickpea curry, all of these wholesome foods make you feel energized and nourished. You’re always looking for ways to expand your recipe horizons and make your body feel well-looked after. The next time you get to spend an afternoon in the kitchen you might want to try some of the following recipes. They are all made from wholesome, nutritional ingredients that will fuel your body and make you feel amazing. Enjoy getting to know some new dishes and try something you might never have tasted before, it could become your new speciality!

Fabulous and Fresh Fish

There is nothing better than sourcing fresh and local fish for your hearty dishes. Fish is bursting with omega 3, nourishing fats and protein to help with muscle repair. Eating fish at any meal time can be hugely beneficial, whether you’re indulging in a mackerel salad or frying fresh scallops with vegetables for your dinner. Scallops, mussels and freshly caught fish will always be an easy go-to lunch or dinner with their oceanic flavours and enjoyable textures.

Super Soups

When you come home from a busy day at the office and you haven’t been grocery shopping for a week whipping up a fresh hot soup that is bursting with vegetables couldn’t be better. On a cold winter’s evening soup with warm up your bones and give you that fuzzy feeling inside. Whether you’re blending up butternut squash with sweet potato and a pinch of coriander or you’re going green with a broccoli, kale and celery medley there is so much fun to be had with soup. Cook up a huge batch and this will serve you well for lunch everyday for a week; if you don’t want to eat it all at once then soup is perfect for freezing into portions for a rainy day too

Brilliant Breakfasts

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that couldn’t be more true. Your breakfast acts as fuel for your body for the first few hours of your day, so you need to make sure you’re doing it right. If you’re the type of person who grabs a fibre bar or a French pastry and rushes out the door, it’s time to change that habit. Sugary breakfasts are not going to keep your body energized until lunchtime, so find the foods that make you feel revitalized. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then why not make almond butter french toast with seeded rye bread? It feels so sinful drizzled with honey, but it contains healthy carbs, good fats and some protein to kick start your day. Soak the rye bread in two whisked up eggs, heat up your frying pan with a little coconut milk and allow the eggy bread to warm through in the pan. Slather on a hearty portion of almond butter and top with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and honey. This is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast for those days when you feel like a healthy treat.

Sensational Smoothies

If you don’t always have time to cook a nourishing meal before you leave the house, then smoothies are an excellent option. There are so many different options when it comes to getting your greens into your diet and smoothies are the perfect way. Blend up some froze kale, full fat Greek yoghurt, blueberries and a squeeze of honey; this taste sensation of a smoothie will keep you coming back for more every time.

Choc Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just want to get home and crack open that emergency box of cookies in the top cupboard. Instead of reaching for the pre-packaged refined sugar option, you can make your own delicious cookies. Mix together two cups of almond flour, one egg, two teaspoons of organic honey and a dash of vanilla extract. Fill your mixture with anything that takes you fancy, from rich dark chocolate chips to flavoursome dried fruits and nuts. Bake the cookies in the oven for around fifteen minutes and you will soon have soft and gooey bakes to indulge in. Serve them with an ice cold glass of almond milk to finish them off perfectly.

Plant-Based Pasta

So many people are choosing to go plant-based at the moment, but that doesn’t mean the food can’t be delicious. You can create creamy mushroom pastas, indulgent vegetable pasta bakes and comforting lentil bolognese with no trouble at all. The trick is to choose your favourite veggies and try to incorporate them into every pasta dish. From a bolognese bursting with carrots and celery or a pasta bake filled with juicy aubergines, there are so many options when it comes to plant based life, so use your imagination and include every color of the rainbow if you can.

So don’t shy away from experimenting with these healthy and wholesome meal ideas. Even if you have a busy, on the go lifestyle you can whip all of these up in under half an hour. As long as your plate is filled with a rainbow of colour, you know you’re on the right track to getting all the vitamins and minerals you need. Eating healthily doesn’t have to be a bore; you can enjoy every single dish you create without feeling like you’re working hard to get your nutrients. Whether you’re enjoying fresh fish or whipping up some wholesome chocolate chip cookies with a glass of fresh almond milk, you can start to enjoy food that makes you feel truly amazing.

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