Homemade Paleo Protein BarsI've had so many requests from my Instagram account to share this on my website, so here you guys go! This is my homemade paleo protein bars which I've been raving about. If you're not one for making your own healthy snacks I highly recommend at least trying this recipe, you seriously can't go wrong! It's so nutritious and is the perfect satiating afternoon snack. There's no better way to ensure your health stays on track than making your own food. Store bought protein bars are often filled with additives and nasty ingredients that aren't doing your health any favours. What I recommend is to give this recipe a go, with this simple, healthy recipe you can't go wrong. There is something so satisfying about making your own healthy snacks, they also taste SO much better than the processed kind.
Acai BowlAcai bowls are one of my FAVORITE breakfasts during the summer months, they also make a great healthy snack! They’re healthy, filling, full of nutrients, and tastes like a dessert! This is my go to acai bowl recipe – I hope you like it as much as I do!
Chia Seed Pudding 3 WaysChia seeds pack a mighty punch when it comes to nutrition, packing more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and more omega-3 than Salmon. Chia seeds are also packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants and phytochemicals. Now that’s what I call a superfood! The high amounts of dietary fibre in these chia seed puddings helps with appetite control, bowel movements, and blood sugar levels, all of which can assist weight loss. Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily get all the wonderful benefits of chia seeds. They take minutes to make and have enough protein and nutrients to be a quick, on-the-go breakfast, healthy snack or even dessert! You can’t go wrong!
Seedy Choc Chip Muesli BarsLoaded with good-for-you ingredients these seedy chocolate muesli bars are not only ridiculously delicious, they are loaded with fibre and healthy fats to give you lasting energy. Most people are now well aware that store bought muesli bars are loaded with sugar and refined ingredients, so why not make your own? Trust me, this recipe is seriously so easy you can’t go wrong! These muesli bars can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or if you are short on time during the week they make a great grab-and-go breakfast option (I would just slice them into larger pieces). These bars get their sweetness from the medjool dates, which also acts as the glue that hold these bars together. These bars also freeze really well, so you can make a large batch and freeze them for those moments when you have to rush out the door but need something to snack on to keep your energy levels high.
Coconut Banana BreadIf you want to make someone's day, bake them this coconut banana bread! Because let's be honest, who doesn't love banana bread! I love it because it’s so simple to make, it’s yummy on its own or wonderful with all sorts of toppings such as coconut yoghurt, tahini, raw honey or smashed banana. It goes perfectly alongside a cup of herbal tea as a snack or this week I've enjoyed it for breakfast toasted, topped with tahini, coconut yoghurt alongside a protein smoothie.
Paleo Bread LoafI'm excited to share this paleo bread loaf recipe with you because even though it's completely grain and gluten free, it actually tastes really good and toasts really well! It makes for a seriously satisfying breakfast or lunch meal. I love topping it with smashed avocado, poached eggs, a pinch of chilli flakes and sea salt. You can also enjoy it as a snack, toasted and topped with hummus, tomato or cucumber.
Chocolate Protein Energy Bar (vegan, no bake)Here is an amazing recipe that is seriously finger licking good! This has recently become my new fav afternoon snack. It's full of healthy fats and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable, yet it still satisfies your sweet tooth from the natural sweetness of the dates. It's completely gluten free, dairy and refined sugar-free. I always love to drizzle the bars in melted dark chocolate for extra deliciousness.
Easy Paleo Granola (Nut Free, Vegan Friendly)Here is a delicious, crunchy granola that is gluten-free, grain free, nut free and refined sugar free. It's delicious in so many ways, serve it with some unsweetened almond or coconut milk, top it with fruit, yoghurt, or enjoy it on top of smoothies (my favourite way) or you can eat it on its own as a yummy and crunchy snack. This granola is high in protein and healthy fats from all the different kinds of seeds, coconut flakes and coconut oil. It comes together quickly by mixing the ingredients together, coating it with melted coconut oil, cinnamon and brown rice malt syrup for a little sweetness which makes it rich and adds to the nutty flavor, then baking it.
Banana Chocolate Chip LoafYou guys love banana bread so much I decided to come up with another easy, delicious and healthy recipe for you to enjoy, so here you have it! In 2016 the most popular recipe on my blog by far was my buckwheat banana bread, so you guys inspired me to create this recipe. This banana choc chip loaf contains spelt flour, which is an ancient grain, with a nutty and sweet flavour. Compared to wheat flour, spelt is richly supplied with nutrients and is higher in protein, minerals, and fiber. Spelt flour does contain gluten however those with gluten sensitivity can sometimes tolerate it. Spelt is a highly water-soluble fiber, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easier to digest. Hope you guys love this loaf as much as I do!
4 Ingredient Raw Chocolate BrowniesThese raw chocolate brownies are heavenly! They are gooey, sweet and incredibly satisfying. What’s even better is that they are ridiculously easy to make. All you need is 4 ingredients, a food processor and 5 minutes and you’re good to go! They make a delicious healthy vegan snack or dessert. If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear how you got on with it, or even better, take a photo and take #nataliebradynutrition on Instagram.
2 Ingredient PancakeIt doesn't get much simpler than this! You don't need any fancy ingredients, just two staple household ingredients, a fry-pan and you're good to go! This pancake is perfect for a light breakfast (especially kid's breakfasts - you could also pack it in their lunch box), it's also great as a snack (I actually just made this for a snack which I'm enjoying as I type up this recipe)!
Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsWho doesn’t love banana chocolate chip muffins! This recipe is not only insanely easy to make, it’s also dairy free, refined sugar-free and is vegan-friendly. I love making a big batch on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a snack throughout the week. You can literally whip them up in 10 minutes, then pop them into the oven to cook away. This recipe uses spelt flour which is an ancient grain, with a nutty and sweet flavour. Compared to wheat flour, spelt is richly supplied with nutrients and is higher in protein, minerals and fiber. Spelt flour does contain gluten however those with gluten sensitivity can sometimes tolerate it. Spelt is a highly water-soluble fiber, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easier to digest.
Chocolate Mood Boosting SmoothieNot only is this smoothie insanely delicious, but it will also boost your mood making you feel amazing! It contains healthy fats from the chia seeds and avocado, a kick of protein and carbohydrates from the banana, all to keep your energy and blood sugar levels stable and happy. It’s perfect for breakfast, post-workout, or an afternoon snack if you’re after a little chocolate therapy. What’s great about it: Raw cacao is bursting with antioxidants, minerals such as magnesium and iron and also contain compounds that act as stimulants believed to boost serotonin (the feel-good neurotransmitter) and endorphin levels in the brain. Bananas are terrific energy food and a great source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function, high in fiber and add a touch of sweetness to the smoothie. Cinnamon improves insulin’s efficiency, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. Chia seeds and avocado are packed with healthy fats such as monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids which helps to reduce inflammation in the body, strengthens our cell walls and adds a delicious creaminess to the smoothie. Maca is rich in zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamins C and E, it also supports the immune system, adrenal, and thyroid function and stabilizes hormone levels. Protein is vital for muscle recovery, weight loss, building lean muscle, boosts our immune system, keeps our blood sugar levels stable helping us feel more satiated between meals.
Zesty Raw Lemon SliceWhen life gives you lemons… you make raw healthy yummy treats! My mum’s lemons trees are overflowing at the moment, I literally took home 3 large bags full in the weekend. Therefore, I decided it was time to put them to good use! This slice zesty lemon slice is nut free, dairy free, and refined sugar-free, making it perfect for almost everyone! Lemons are everywhere in winter, so make sure you use them wisely (by making slice). Lemons are well known for being rich in vitamin C, a crucial nutrient which helps support our immune system. This slice also contains lots of healthy fats from the coconut, which is important to keep us satiated between meals, making it the perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack. It’s also a yummy healthy treat to enjoy for dessert!
Sliced Apple “Donuts”This easy, amazingly delicious recipe is fun and healthy. It's the perfect way to jazz up your mid-morning or afternoon snack. All you need is an apple, tahini (or nut butter), cinnamon and if you're feeling extra fancy some rawnola. As a wholesome snack, it's a fun way to get kids to eat fruit, with the added benefits of healthy fats. It's also a great pre-workout snack! Health benefits of apples Nutrient-rich, they are packed full of important nutrients such as vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, dietary fiber and minerals, such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. They are a great source of dietary fiber, helping to aid digestion, promote good bowel health and help lower cholesterol. The phytonutrients in apples help to regulate blood sugar levels, preventing spikes and therefore energy lows, while also keeping you fuller for longer (especially when paired with healthy fats such as tahini). They can help strengthen your immune system with their vitamin C content. Red apples contain the antioxidant 'quercetin', which can assist in strengthening your immune system when under stress. High in antioxidants, which helps to prevent and repair damage to cell throughout our bodies. Wanting to shed some kilos? Apples are low in calories, fat, sodium and are high in fiber. Fiber helps to keep you fuller for longer, low-sodium foods prevent water retention and excess water weight - perfect for weight loss!
Chocolate Chip CookiesAn oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie made a whole lot healthier with no flour, no butter, and no refined sugar. These yummy cookies are full of all thing wholesome and nourishing! I made a batch earlier this week and they didn't even last 24 hours in my house! Ooopsy!! There's nothing quite like a delicious chocolate chip cookie, loaded with dark chocolate dipped into a warm cuppa. These cookies go perfectly packed into lunch boxes, enjoyed as a mid-morning or afternoon tea snack, or after dinner for a light sweet bite. What's great about them: - Oats are a fantastic source of soluble fibre which helps to keep you regular, lower cholesterol and fill you up for hours. - Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body but also can help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol. By Increasing the HDL's in the body, it helps promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease. - Cocoa from dark chocolate is rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and riboflavin, essential micronutrients for health and vitality. The high flavenoid content of cocoa has been scientifically linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Cocoa also contains theobromine that boosts endorphins and increases mental alertness. - Brown rice syrup is a complex carbohydrate blend of glucose and maltose, which is completely fructose-free. - Cinnamon, a beautiful spice which helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Sugar Free Protein Bliss BallsBliss balls are wonderful things made with nuts, seeds, coconut, dates, and many other gorgeous ingredients. A lot of recipes out there contain dates, and I know some people struggle to find a sugar-free version, so I wanted to create one for you. This recipe is not only sugar-free, but it’s also dairy free, gluten free, raw, paleo and vegan-friendly! I love making a big batch in the weekend so I can grab them and go as I need throughout the week. I find they keep me super satisfied and satiated between meals when I need a quick energy boost or have a sugar craving. Because they don’t contain any refined or fruit sugars and are packed with protein and healthy fats they help to stabilize blood sugar levels. These sugar free bliss balls are literally so easy to make, all you need is a food processor and the ingredients and your ready to rock and roll. You simply add all ingredients together and mix until well combined. If you don’t have a food processor you could use a nutribullet (which is what I like to use when I’m feeling lazy).
Raspberry & Coconut Protein PancakesIntroducing my new favourite breakfast. It’s packed full of protein and healthy fats, it's an ideal way to start the day or re-fuel post workout. This delicious recipe is high in protein, low carb, healthy, delicious, paleo friendly and extremely satiating. They will keep you satisfied until lunch! It’s so important to consume a good quality protein source at breakfast, especially if you want to avoid the afternoon slump or crave caffeine and sugar to get through your days. Whether you want to increase your energy levels throughout the day, decrease sugar cravings or maintain a healthy weight I would highly recommend including protein with your breakfast. This recipe is easy, and I mean super easy to make! It’s also gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar-free and paleo friendly!! What’s not to love? Oh, and did I mention they are perfectly fluffy? Yup, it’s amazing I know. Try them for yourself and let me know how you get on in the comments below.
Cinnamon RawnolaOkay so you may have noticed from my instagram posts that recently I've been adding rawnola on top of everything. Seriously, it's amazing! It's super simple and easy to make. I like to make a large batch of it which I store in the fridge in an airtight container. It's honestly so versatile you can use it in so many different ways! I've been enjoying it on top of smoothie bowls and a regular smoothie for added crunch. You can enjoy it with chopped fruit, porridge, rolled into bliss balls or straight from the jar, which I may have been caught doing a few times recently. Rawnola (raw + granola = rawnola) has become a little bit of a trend lately. This recipe was inspired by the lovely Lonijane (@lonijane). I tweaked it a little to my liking. Sometimes I like to swap the oats for buckwheat for a gluten-free version. It's really just a simple recipe that you can play around and have some fun with.
Buckwheat Banana BreadOkay seriously guys, this buckwheat banana bread is insanely good! Who doesn’t love banana bread! This recipe makes it even easier to love! It’s so simple, incredibly delicious and amazingly healthy! I’ve been enjoying it on its own or topped with raw honey or tahini. It contains real whole food ingredients. It’s perfectly sweet thanks to the natural sweetness of bananas, and the addition of pure maple syrup. It also has a slightly nutty taste from the buckwheat. It’s completely gluten, dairy, nut and refined sugar-free. It’s a great addition to any healthy diet. You can enjoy it for breakfast topped with a thick spread of nut or seed butter, raw honey, homemade jams, or just with butter if you’re that way inclined. It’s also the perfect morning or afternoon snack. Buckwheat is one of my favourite grains. Well, actually it’s not even a grain, it’s a seed! It’s extremely nutritious and is loaded with beneficial vitamins and minerals. Buckwheat is very nourishing to the nervous system, as it contains a range of B vitamin’s which is crucial for nerve function, as well as the amino acid tryptophan, which helps to make serotonin, the FEEL GOOD hormone. Buckwheat has a light nutty flavour, it's high in amino acids, fiber and the essential minerals manganese, magnesium, zinc, and copper. It’s also rich in anti-oxidants and is anti-inflammatory.
Matcha Energy BallsThese matcha energy balls of bliss are bursting with nutrients and antioxidants from the matcha, pumpkin seeds, dates, chia seeds, and coconut. Don't be scared off by the matcha, until a few weeks ago I had never tried matcha powder before, and now I've fallen in love with it. I've been making matcha lattes, adding it to smoothies and baking. It's so good!! Matcha powder invigorates you. It's very high in antioxidants, amino acids, and chlorophyll, which is responsible for its beautiful green colour. Energy balls are a staple in my home and are one of my fav go-to snacks. By adding matcha powder to the mix it gives you an extra nutrient boost. Whether you're after a quick afternoon pick-me-up, or fixing a sweet tooth craving these energy balls will hit the spot! They're also gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar-free. The perfect sweet, healthy snack. One or two should satisfy your hunger between meals.
Stuffed Medjool DatesThis oh-so-delicious sweet snack is perfect for almost anything, pre-workout, post-workout, an afternoon pick-me-up, post-dinner treat. I absolutely love medjool dates, they are so sweet and chewy with a wonderful caramel-like flavour. Medjool dates are an energy powerhouse, loaded with beneficial nutrients. They are a fabulous source of fiber, potassium, copper and iron. These are the perfect snack if you are short on time but need a quick pick-me-up as the sugars in them break down easily providing you with energy. By adding tahini or nut butter you also get the added benefits of protein and healthy fats to help satiate you between meals. You can literally throw these together in one minute. If you haven’t tried stuffed Medjool dates yet you’re in for a treat, it’s a match made in heaven!
Herb Spelt Flour BreadThis is an adapted recipe from one that was given to me and my classmates during one of our cooking weekends while studying. Our teachers assured us there was no other bread recipe that could be easier and tastier to make, and they were absolutely right. It literally takes no time to make and tastes delicious, especially topped with avocado, poached eggs or my favourite coriander pesto. It's the perfect alternative to store-bought bread and you can alter the flours to rye, buckwheat or other whole grains. This recipe uses spelt flour which is an ancient grain, with a nutty and sweet flavour. Compared to wheat flour, spelt is richly supplied with nutrients and is higher in protein, minerals and fiber. Spelt flour does contain gluten however those with gluten sensitivity can usually tolerate it. Spelt is a highly water-soluble fiber, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easier to digest. This bread has become a staple in my home, I always make a couple loaves, slice them up and then freeze them. This makes sure I always have a healthy nourishing bread option on hand when needed.
Blueberry Banana Oat MuffinsThese healthy blueberry, banana oat muffins are super yummy and easy to make, you can whip up a batch in under 10 minutes, then pop them into the oven to cook away. Perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. I often make a batch on Sundays to enjoy throughout the week. Perfect for kid’s lunch boxes too! They are bursting with goodness and are dairy and refined sugar free.
Nori Veggie WrapsThese nori veggie wraps are nourishing, filling and delicious. They are jam-packed full of nutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals (especially from the nori sheets which give you a healthy dose of iodine, important for thyroid function). What's better is that these can be whipped up in 5 minutes. There's isn't really a specific 'recipe' to speak of here as all you really need is two nori sheets, hummus and any vegetable fillers you like. I always use thinly sliced carrots as they are a staple in my fridge, and for this recipe I also used thinly sliced cucumber as cucumber is super refreshing and tastes delicious with hummus. I make my own hummus however a store bought one would do the job. Nori is a seaweed, and the health benefits of seaweed is enormous. It is the best source of nutrients (iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin C and A, protein, B vitamins, alpha linoleic acid, EPA) and fibre to name just a few.
Chocolate Bliss BallsI am totally obsessed with bliss balls! They are an absolute staple in my fridge. They are the perfect healthy snack you can go to during the busy working week, and the best part is you can whip up a batch in under 10 minutes! I usually make a big batch in the weekend, then during the week I grab a couple and put them in a container to take with me during the day. These keep me satisfied and satiated between meals, especially if I'm after a quick boost of energy or have sugar cravings. They are also delicious after dinner for a little treat.
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