Infinitely adaptable, this recipe provides a great foundation for experimenting with whatever suits the moment
Food is a fundamental part of our lives and forms a significant part of our self-care. We all know that what we eat has an impact on how we feel and that we sometimes dismiss the wisdom of our bodies in moments of indulgence, distraction or relief.
Here we present some simple, everyday recipes to inspire, support and confidence build. You can approach them light-heartedly and playfully. Give them a go. Adapt them and experiment with different ingredients to tailor them for your taste and day to day needs. Use them as a way to get to know your body and what supports it more or less. Be your own researcher in the kitchen… the only ‘rule’ is to keep it light and have fun.
Flax seed bread
An infinitely adaptable recipe that makes a great nourishing snack for work, picnics or a ready to go boost after a long shift
This isn’t a particularly sweet drink, but its refreshing and filling and contains lots of yummy ingredients.
Super simple, quick to make and greatly nourishing, this recipe is a brilliant fall back before or after a big shift.
Thai fish broth
Gentle, subtle and super delicate this soup is a nourishing winner. Simple to make and adapt, wow your own socks off in the kitchen.
Light salmon and spinach frittata
An old favourite that is quick and easy to make for work lunches, after shifts and/or sharing
Quinoa and chia seed bread
This delicious bread is super simple to make and full of the gluten free, low GI and complete protein magic of quinoa – a beautiful snack and share option
Exquisite and healthy date loaf
Something to share with colleagues, family and friends or take a slice or two to work for a nutritious and yummy snack.
Chicken salad with a difference
Deliciously simple, tasty chicken salad which is easy to prepare and great for a healthy lunch or dinner.
Tuna and vegetable patties
A very versatile and tasty recipe, which can be easily modified and is great for lunches or a main meal.
Olive and capsicum dip
A brilliant accompaniment to any meal and totally awesome as a snack with crudités, crackers or tortilla crisps.
Simple five seed crackers
Healthy and delicious homemade five seed crackers. Great on their own or served with your favourite dip.
Meal and food prep are part of how we care for ourselves and are great self-care tools in supporting us to eat well, especially when we have a full week ahead. This level of support means we are less likely to eat poorly when at work and also when we feel tired after a long day.
Wear goggles when chopping onions 😂
Lots of us don’t want a rushed breakfast before an early start so how about taking a smoothie to work to spark off the day with a nutritious boost?
Have fun in the kitchen. Let it be playful; be a culinary experimenter; taste everything; get to know spices and herbs; adapt recipes and make them your own; make a mess; no need to be rigid about quantities, recipes can be endlessly flexible and food tends to be very forgiving.
Question the norms. For example, do we have to have bread with soup, cheese with pasta, sweet dessert after every meal, sugar in savoury recipes…? Bring your innate common sense to the kitchen and ask questions. Our bodies, when we listen attentively and honestly, guide us well.