Healthy, Nourishing Shepherd’s Pie

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It’s that time of year (well, on THIS side of the world anyway!) when we are looking for cosy, warming, COMFORT food….

The stuff that fills your belly, nourishes your soul and leaves you feeling UBER content!

Shepherds Pie would have to be one of those classics that MOST of us LOVE, and the awesome thing about it is that with just a few tweaks it can go from a relatively healthy meal, to an OUTSTANDINGLY nutritious meal AND not lose ONE IOTER of its deliciousness!

In true Bridget style, this will be more a GUIDE than a RECIPE…

I actually used what I had available in the cupboard for this one, however there are SO many ways to adjust and adapt it to make it more/less tasty, healthy, nourishing, vegetarian, meaty, etc! You can make it EXACTLY the way YOU enjoy best!

A rough guide, and the way I did this one is:

Ingredients:

-500g organic beef mince (for a vego option, use straight lentils, maybe add some kidney beans)

-olive oil

-chopped onion- red or brown

-chopped/crushed garlic

-fresh/dried chilli

-tin lentils

-tin organic tomatoes

-2-3 fresh chopped tomatoes

-steamed and mashed sweet and normal potato (skin on) – I used two med/large sweet potatoes and 4 med white potatoes

-salt to taste

-parmesan (optional)

-butter (optional)

Method:

-In a pan heat olive oil and add chopped onion, garlic and chilli. Allow to aromatise (that actually IS a word! After I thought I made it up, I checked! LOL)

-When ready, add the beef mince, mixing to ensure even cooking.

-Once browned add your fresh and tinned tomatoes.

-After a few minutes, add your lentils.

-Season to taste and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.

-Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees and get your potato steamed.

-Once your potato is steamed, mash in whatever way you enjoy! Add some butter if you like, or a little stock and water, or both!

-Once the mince is done, pour onto the base of an oven-proof dish (rectangular or circular- whatever you like best!)

-Top the mince with the potato mix and sprinkle with a little parmesan

-Place in the oven and bake for 20-30minutes until the potato is browned to your liking!

-Enjoy and serve with a fresh side salad (as pictured above), or some extra steamed veg

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As always, be sure to let me know what you think of this one and any exciting variations you come up with!

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Until next time, stay cosy and ENJOY some delicious and nutritious comfort food!

All my love,

BridgetJane

Dietitian~ Healthy-Lifestylist

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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As I’ve been sharing, good health and eating well should be a total YES experience!

I believe that MOST people say YES to choc chip cookies!!! 🙂

AND, there are many of us who want to know that as well as indulging, we are also NOURISHING our bodies and are going to feel GREAT afterwards!

When you’ve experienced the incredible contrast of how GOOD it feels to live a healthy lifestyle, the LAST thing you want to do is compromise that by eating things that make you feel BLEH….

Once again, Miss Bianca from Whole Food Simply has our backs! 🙂

Loaded with FIBRE, PROTEIN, good FATS, minerals and vitamins, these little huni-cakes (or choc-chip cookies!) will not only hit the spot, but make your entire being tingle with JOY and VITALITY 🙂

Enjoy and be sure to let me know how you go with this recipe! [email protected] or FACEY or INSTA

Over to Bianca!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup dry roasted cashews*
1 cup dry roasted almonds*
2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
4 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
50 grams 90% dark chocolate, finely chopped

Method:

Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F.

Line a tray with baking paper.

Place the almonds and cashews into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a fine crumb.

Add the cacao or cocoa, maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla and salt and blend until the mixture is well combined and sticking together.

Mix through the chocolate chips.

Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls, place the balls onto the tray and gently flatten.

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before gently transferring them to a cooling rack.

Eat and enjoy!

*dry roasted nuts are readily available from the supermarket

 

All my love,

BridgetJane

Mind, Body, Soul Wellness

Dietitian~Counsellor~Psychology Of Eating Coach

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Peppermint Cream Bliss Balls

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Scrolling through my INSTA feed, these looked WAY too good not to share!!!

Bianca from Whole Food Simply is such a creatively clever little health bunny and always coming up with indulgences that seem too good to be true!! 🙂

Sometimes you just wanna LASH OUT and eat something utterly INTOXICATING to the tastebuds, yet you DONT want to deal with those yucky after effects!! 

This little baby is such a great “best of both worlds” compromise!

Healthy goodness, taste-bud ecstasy AND a good dose of satiating and strengthening protein, cleansing fibre, nourishing fats and loads of YESSSSSSS!

Let me know how you go with these ones and if you go with the dates or honey!

Also let me know of any modifications you make! I ALWAYS love hearing from you! [email protected] or FACEBOOK or INSTA

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Peppermint Cream Bliss Balls

1 cup dry roasted cashews
1 cup desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons honey* or 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
1/4 teaspoon food grade peppermint oil or 1 teaspoon natural peppermint extract
pinch of salt

Method:

Place the cashews and coconut into your processor and blend until the mixture resembles a coarse flour.

Add the remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture is well combined and sticking together.

Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls and place into the fridge to set.

Eat and enjoy.

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

 

All my love,

BridgetJane

Mind, Body, Soul Wellness

Dietitian~Counsellor~Psychology Of Eating Coach

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