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The Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus

I love hummus, but I have to admit that I’m getting a bit tired of the traditional chickpeas hummus, aren’t you? It’s good, healthy and everything, but why not spice it up a little? 

This recipe will take you to Provence (you know, that beautiful region in the south of France), it’ll bring some summer vibes in your kitchen- and if it’s winter where you are at the moment, I bet it’s welcome! Continue reading

The super protein peanut & oat cookies

Are you looking for an easy and healthy cookie recipe? You got it! This recipe for rolled oats, peanuts, sesame seeds and linseeds cookies is packed with protein (see below for more details), it’s gluten free, egg free and refined sugar free.

When you think about it, baking your own cookies actually brings several benefits:

  • No refined sugar (not in my recipes at least)
  • No artificial ingredients
  • Perfect for food allergies and food intolerance (you decide what goes and doesn’t go in them)
  • No packaging (no plastic, no container, etc.)
  • Money savings
  • Better for your waistline (again, you in charge!)

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The Quinoa and Lentil Stuffed Peppers

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Some would think that you can only make stuffed food with minced meat but they’re actually mistaken. Stuffed tomatoes, courgettes or aubergines work very well with plant-based filling. And you don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy them!

I usually make batches of whole grains and legumes for the week so I have them on hand when it comes to preparing quick lunches or dinners. I used quinoa, cashew nuts and lentils in this preparation.

Keep in mind that:

  • whole grain + legumes = complete protein  (brown rice + beans)
  • nuts/seeds + legumes = complete protein (whole-grain bread with nuts and seeds + hummus)

This recipe is therefore high in protein as there is a combination of cashew nuts, lentils and quinoa!

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The egg white muffins

Did you know that more than half the protein found in eggs are in the egg white? They’re also high in vitamins (Vitamin B6,  Vitamin B12, Vitamin D) and minerals (iron, zinc, and copper), and they contain no saturated fat or cholesterol. They’re quite a good option for people watching their cholesterol levels or suffering from diabetes or heart disease; and obviously also for athletes who favour a high-protein diet.

(You can read more on the health benefits here)

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