Healthy Chocolate Bites (Raspberry Flavour)

I made healthy chocolate bites today following my usual recipe – I just added in some raspberries to make them raspberry flavour.  Tastes really good!

I love my usual chocolate bites but it is nice to try a different flavour for a change. Lidl sells a nice raspberry dark chocolate. I got the idea for raspberry flavour from that.

I mashed up about 10 raspberries and mixed in with all the other ingredients.

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Black Bean and Pineapple Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad recipe. Black beans and pineapple go really well together.

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Ingredients

1 tin black beans rinsed and drained

1 pineapple chopped

1 red pepper chopped

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Put black beans, pineapple, red pepper and mint into salad bowl. 

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Step 2: To make dressing mix lime juice and olive oil together in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat! 

Colourful Bulgar Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad! This is the same as my colourful quinoa salad . I just replaced quinoa with bulgar wheat. Bulgar has a nice texture and taste.

I am really enjoying the colour and taste of pomegranate seeds in my salads these days as well. And I am also adding a lot of fresh mint to my salads because there is a lot of it growing in our garden and I want to take advantage of it!

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Mixed Bean Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad recipe. Beans are a good addition to salad because they are high in protein.

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Ingredients

2 spring onions chopped

1 pepper chopped (I used a red pepper but you could use any colour pepper)

about a third of a cucumber chopped

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

1 tin kidney beans rinsed and drained

1 tin chickpeas rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

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Step 1: Put spring onion, pepper, cucumber, mint, kidney beans and chickpeas in salad bowl. 

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Step 2: To make salad dressing mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar together in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat! 

Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

Another tasty salad recipe. I used my favourite lentil pasta for this salad but you can use whatever type of pasta you have available. Avocado makes a lovely creamy dressing!

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Ingredients

about 100g pasta of your choice

2 spring onions chopped

1 pepper chopped (I used a red pepper but you can use any colour pepper)

about a handful of fresh basil chopped

flesh of 1 avocado

juice of half a lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Cook pasta according to packet instructions. When it is cooked rinse with cold water. 

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Step 2: Put pasta in salad bowl along with spring onion, pepper and basil. 

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Step 3: To make dressing put avocado, lemon juice and olive oil in nutri bullet (or alternative blender). Blend until smooth. 

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Step 4: Pour dressing over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat!

Colourful Quinoa Salad

A very colourful, nutritious, tasty salad.

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Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

3 cups water

seeds of 1 pomegranate

2 spring onions chopped

about a third of a cucumber chopped

1 pepper chopped (I used a red pepper but you could use any colour pepper)

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

juice of half a lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Put quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer until all the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Allow to cool.

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Step 2: Put cooked quinoa in salad bowl along with pomegranate seeds, spring onion, cucumber, pepper and mint. 

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Step 3: To make salad dressing mix lemon juice with olive oil. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. 

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Step 4: Enjoy this salad as part of your lunch or dinner. I had some for lunch today with the black bean sweet potato falafel I made yesterday.