CARROT CAKE OATMEAL (breakfast):
* Oatmeal (preferably not too processed/ground up, for texture)
* Rebel's Kitchen MYLK
* 1/2 Large carrot
* 1/2 Apple
* Cinnamon, nutmeg
* Ground flax seeds
* The Foodie Market (Aldi) almond butter
Pour the MYLK in a saucepan and heat over medium-high. Add the oats and grated carrot, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for several minutes. Add the chopped apple, ground flax, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add the grapes and serve with additional MYLK and nut butter. My personal favorite is Aldi's own brand almond butter!
BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND PEPPERS (lunch):
* Boiled potatoes with skin
* Brussels sprouts
* 1/2 Red bell pepper/paprika
* Turmeric, black pepper, cayenne
* White flour
* Rebel's Kitchen MYLK
* Soy sauce
Boil the potatoes until tender. In the meantime, fry up the (cooked) Brussels sprouts and add the paprika, soy sauce and spices. Next, add flour and MYLK. Rebel's Kitchen is my personal favorite, but any plant (or regular) milk will do. Add more flour to make the sauce thicker, or more MYLK to thin it out.
CHOCOLATE GRANOLA (snack):
* Oats (preferably not too processed/ground up, for texture)
* Cocoa powder
* Pumpkin seeds
* Chocolate chunks
Blend up soaked dates with a splash of water, cinnamon, and a lot of cocoa powder. Alternatively, you can also use maple syrup. Spread out oats over a baking tray and add the mixture, chocolate, and seeds. Press into the baking tray. Place in the oven at 180C for about 30-40 minutes. Make sure to give it a stir halfway through, and to keep an eye on it to prevent burning. It is ready once it is golden-brown and fragrant.
CHICKPEA BURGERS (dinner):
* Cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, nutmeg
* Optional: fresh herbs
Grate/boil/finely chop the carrot and then combine all ingredients into a food processor. Whizz it up, form balls or patties, and place in the oven at 180C for about 40 minutes, flipping once about halfway through. (You can also reduce cooking time by preparing them in a pan on medium-high heat. I have tried this as well and it's just as lovely!)
OIL-FREE CRUNCHY SWEET POTATO FRIES (dinner):
* Sweet potato
* Garlic powder, curry spice, turmeric, black pepper, oregano (anything you like!)
For the best and crunchiest sweet potato fries, the trick is to boil them first, then cover them in the desired spices, lay them out on a baking sheet, and put in the oven at very high heat (I went for 230C) for about 10-20 minutes (checking constantly to prevent burning, and flipping at least once or twice during this time).
SALAD DRESSING (dinner):
* Maple syrup
* Apple cider vinegar
* Olive oil
Combine all the ingredients and voilà!
DISCLAIMER: I made all of these recipes for the first time today ;). Also, I never measure anything out so it's always a try-it-out-and-hope-for-the-best. And, miraculously, 'the best' always seems to happen. I really enjoyed today's meals and will certainly make them again! however, if you like, tweak them in accordance with your preferences and the ingredients you have available to you... let me know if you come up with any upgrades!