A couple of months ago, I attended a 5 week course at the Facebook UK offices.. a variety of different influencers were invited to attend and we all had different ideas and skills to bring to the table. One thing I have been wanting to do for a while as a family, is introduce more healthy eating. We, as a family, are a VERY long way from becoming vegetarians, let alone vegans, however, I do feel that we should be reducing the amount of animal products we consume. One step at a time, right? At the same time, this also opens the discussion with the children and ensures that we consume more consciously and eventually more thoughtfully.
I meat the wonderful Nest & Glow at this event. The author behind this has a great set of Vegan recipe resources – that are perfect for the family. A great place to start. Here are some of his favourites!
Even if you aren’t vegan its worth having some dairy and meat-free meals for both the health of the planet and your family. All of these vegan recipes are free of gluten, flour, butter, refined sugar and are loaded with vitamins and minerals.
One of the most common reasons people give for not being able to go vegan is due to missing cheese. However it’s easy to make your own cheese from nuts and set with the healthy seaweed extract agar agar. Cashew cheese recipe
Chia seeds are the ultimate healthy breakfast – they are full of heart-healthy fats and very filling. A portion of chia seeds in plant milk sets you up for for the day and provides omegas and protein. Top with any fruit that you like such as mango and lime blended together. Chia Pudding Recipe
Forget unhealthy potato chips that are loaded with oil and try these healthy kale chips. They have a cheesy smokey taste and are high in plant protein from sunflower seeds. Free of nuts and can be made in a normal oven. Cheesy kale chips recipe
Make your own healthy cookies in a jiffy with no flour or added sugar! These healthy cookies are sweetened just with fruit meaning all the fruit sugar is delivered with the fibre as nature intended so won’t be absorbed quickly into your bloodstream. A quick and healthy chewy cookie recipe.