Salad and Soup Recipes

Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad

Soba noodles are originally produced in Japan and now obtain worldwide in any supermarket. They are easy to get and cook in about 4 minutes. Traditionally served as a noodle soup but also used for cold dishes such as this colorful salad. They are great source of...

Brown Rice, Chicken and Pickled Ginger Salad

Brown Rice, Chicken and Pickled Ginger Salad

The varying textures and different colours in this dish support our quest for a complete and balanced diet. The low fat, high protein chicken breast increases satiety and ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and can aid digesting and reduce bloating. By...

Miso sesame noodle broth

Miso sesame noodle broth

This pot of noodles with miso, sesame, and a ton of fresh vegetables can be made ahead and taken to work. Just add boiling water, seal it up for three minutes, add the contents of the fresh spring onion packet, and you've got a hot lunch ready. Ingredients: Makes 2...

Arame Salmon and Broccoli Salad with Courgetti Noodles

Arame Salmon and Broccoli Salad with Courgetti Noodles

Looking for another takeaway lunch? Find some time to prepare the ingredients before hand and you will be ready to assemble and go in no time! Just so you know, Arame seaweed is an Asian brown algae. It has a great texture and it’s slightly sweet flavoured. We’ve also...

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Ready for a hot day soup alternative? Cucumber makes our cold soup into a refreshing and nourishing alternative using greek yoghurt as our second based ingredient. High in protein, fibre and potassium. Ingredients: Serves 1 200g Greek yogurt 100ml vegetable stock...

Chilled pea and mint soup

Chilled pea and mint soup

Why we recommend soup as a starter? Sometimes, by only knowing it is lunch time we rush to eat without distinguishing if it’s real or emotional hunger. A cold soup full of nutrients can be a great choice to help you slow down you anxiety. Moreover, it will fill up...

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Chilled Spanish tomato based soup. Tomato is a red fruit containing a compound called lycopene with antioxidant properties recommended for heart protection and prevention of many other illnesses. Ingredients: Serves 2 50g stale sourdough bread soaked in cold water for...

Spinach, bean and hazelnut salad

Spinach, bean and hazelnut salad

Hazelnuts are high in magnesium, calcium and vitamins B&E. They are also a good source of oleic acid which can help to lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and can raise levels of good cholesterol (HDL) in the body. Ingredients: Serves 2 1tbsp butter/olive oil...

Sprouted rice and broccoli salad with avocado & basil dressing

Sprouted rice and broccoli salad with avocado & basil dressing

Sprouting beans are rich in enzymes, which support digestion by helping to break food down effectively. The sprouting process releases nutrients, particularly B vitamins, from the rice, which makes them easier for us to absorb and use. This salad is also a great...

Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup

Again, is it a stew or a soup? Whatever it is, its hearty and filling and one of my favourites! For gluten free alternative try using quinoa or buckwheat in place of the barley. Ingredients: Serves 2 1 brown onion 2 sticks of celery – cut in half lengthways and...

Celeriac & Apple Soup

Celeriac & Apple Soup

Two popular autumn vegetables make for an earthy but sweet soup. Apples are a good source of a substance called quercetin which plays three fantastic roles in the body. First, it has antioxidant benefits, read more about them at Smoothie saviours, to understand its...

Lentil Soup topped with Crispy Kale

Lentil Soup topped with Crispy Kale

This is really a mixture between a stew and a soup, I’ve provided a base here, which is good as it is, but other vegetables can also be added to enhance this soup. Try adding mushrooms, chicken or bacon. Ingredients: Serves 2 2 tbsp olive oil 1 brown onion 1 garlic...

Cauliflower, Turmeric & Almond Soup

Cauliflower, Turmeric & Almond Soup

Not only does this soup contain healthy fats, in the form of the ground almonds, which also help to thicken the soup, but it also contains turmeric, which is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Ingredients: Serves 2-3 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets (use...

Green Goddess Soup

Green Goddess Soup

Why go green? Children and adults go crazy for this magnificent soup, and it would certainly be Popeye's first choice! Green, leafy vegetables are well known to be high in potassium and vitamin K precisely what your body needs to keep muscles working and blood...

Dreamy avocado dressing (for salad)

Dreamy avocado dressing (for salad)

This avocado dressing is a delightful way to enrich your salad with satiating healthy fats. These good monounsaturated fats help keep you fuller for longer, plus the flavour is also incredible! Ingredients: Serves 2 1 whole large avocado 1tsp raw honey 1 clove garlic,...

Courgette carpaccio with walnuts and parmesan

Courgette carpaccio with walnuts and parmesan

A very elegant side dish or a yummy light lunch! The combination of the more dense, protein filled walnuts and cheese goes perfectly alongside the gentle, light flavour and texture of the courgette. Walnuts are also packed full of essential omega 3 fatty acids....

Chicken stock

Chicken stock

Homemade, nutrient dense chicken stock is incredibly easy and inexpensive to make. There is no comparison to the store-bought versions which often contain MSG or other chemicals and which lack gelatine and some of the other health-boosting properties of homemade...

Quinoa and chickpea salad with pomegranite & mint

Quinoa and chickpea salad with pomegranite & mint

Quinoa is packed full of essential nutrients and antioxidants and is particularly useful for balancing our blood sugar. Recently quinoa has become a hugely popular food amongst health seekers as it is easy to digest and a good source of high quality protein and fibre....

Summer chickpea salad with mint & lemon

Summer chickpea salad with mint & lemon

This is a lovely fresh tasting summer salad, high in fibre and protein as well as being high in folate and iron.  Chickpeas are also an excellent source of zinc, great for fighting spots! Ingredients Serves 2 3 tablespoons olive 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons...

Quinoa with squash, spinach & avocado

Quinoa with squash, spinach & avocado

I often get asked for quick and easy lunch recipes to make for the week. Quinoa bowls are great exactly for those instances. I like to vary the toppings each time, but this squash, spinach and avocado is one of my favourite combinations during colder months. Sprinkle...

Chicken soup recipe

Chicken soup recipe

There is no better pick me up than chicken soup, particularly if you’ve been ill.  Packed with immune supporting minerals especially when made from bone broth, this soup will really help you get back on your feet. Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil ½ onion, diced 1...