Positive Lentil Attitude

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Today’s main meal. 

Zucchini/Cucumber pasta:
1 medium zucchini, 1 medium cucumber, 2 cups of spinach, 1 1/2 tomatoes, 1/4 avocado, handful of basil and parsley, squeeze of lemon juice. 

Ginger and Lemon tea:
2 tablespoons fresh crushed ginger and 1/2 lemon. 

Gimme more salad.

Today’s main meal.

Zucchini/Cucumber pasta:
1 medium zucchini, 1 medium cucumber, 2 cups of spinach, 1 1/2 tomatoes, 1/4 avocado, handful of basil and parsley, squeeze of lemon juice.

Ginger and Lemon tea:
2 tablespoons fresh crushed ginger and 1/2 lemon.

Gimme more salad.

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Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes
Served with avocado and a squeeze of lemon. I will post the recipe for this very soon. This is my own recipe, and I need to change a couple of things, but they were very delicious! Perfect Autumn/Winter flavours, and can be served savoury or sweet. 
Vegan, gluten free, sugar free, low fat. 

Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes

Served with avocado and a squeeze of lemon. I will post the recipe for this very soon. This is my own recipe, and I need to change a couple of things, but they were very delicious! Perfect Autumn/Winter flavours, and can be served savoury or sweet. 

Vegan, gluten free, sugar free, low fat. 

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Anonymous asked: I really love having seeds and nuts as snacks and in salads, but I've been concerned that despite being good fats, I'll still put on weight. Any suggestions for alternatives, or do you know of a low cal/low fat nut that would be somewhat better?

I read somewhere that sunflower seeds are the lowest in calories. Look, I face the same problem, and I try to remind myself that "too much of a good thing can be bad" daily! I could easily eat a couple of avocados, a couple of servings of almonds, coconut oil, chia and sunflower seeds in my smoothie, more avocado and more almonds in a single day - I love those good fats.

I am not entirely sure of the fat/cal content in most nuts and seeds, and what is better than what. I basically just try to limit how much I eat. For example, if I have 1/4 of an avocado in my breakfast meal, I will have a little more fat to play around with later in the day. If I was to eat 1/2 an avocado, I would have a tiny handful of almonds later in the day and nothing else. I hope this is making sense.

I have recently started to use coconut oil, maybe every third day or so. I try to scatter those fatty foods around, especially coconut oil as I am worried about putting on weight. Adding seeds to salads can become a bit of a habit, so also try to fight that so you are able to have almonds or walnuts as snacks. Good luck and happy eating! 

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I wouldn’t eat these all the time (at $2 a pop, you would run out of money very quick) but it is great to see more vegan/raw snacks becoming available. I always plan ahead with food, and something like this is simple to make, but if you are on the go these snacks are very very handy.

I wouldn’t eat these all the time (at $2 a pop, you would run out of money very quick) but it is great to see more vegan/raw snacks becoming available. I always plan ahead with food, and something like this is simple to make, but if you are on the go these snacks are very very handy.

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Raw Winters.

This morning was the first time that I have actually felt the morning chill during this new Autumn. I usually wake up and feel instantly excited about the morning smoothie I will make and drink, but today I wasn’t. I wanted something warm, like porridge with bananas and a big pot of tea. Then I looked in my pantry and saw an unopened bag of lentils and suddenly had the desire to make a delicious lentil soup. 

I never really thought about the approaching Winter. Raw in Summer was so easy - tropical fruit salads all day, everyday. But in Winter, I think it will be a little more challenging for two reasons - 1) In Winter we want foods and drinks that keep us warm. 2) Our bodies use more fuel to keep us warm which means I am going to have to increase my intake even more, to ensure I stay healthy.  

If anyone would like to shed some light on what they do in Winter, that would be fantastic, and greatly appreciated.