Recipes

Indian Chicken Quinoa

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Quinoa is a nutrient packed ‘supergrain’ and makes a great addition to any diet, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding as it’s high in folate and protein, both essential nutrients during this time.  But what do you do with it?  Here’s a tasty, easy recipe for all to enjoy! Ingredients 2 tbsp sesame or olive oil 1 tbs black mustard seeds 6 – 8 dried curry leaves 2 tsp garam masala 3 green chillies, deseeded and finely sliced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1/2 cup yellow split peas 3 cups chicken stock (salt reduced) 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken 80g baby spinach leaves Method Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add the mustard seeds and cook until they start to pop.  Add the curry leaves, garam marsala, chilli, onion and cook for 4 – 5 minutes or until golden and fragrant.  Add quinoa and split peas and stir well to coat.  Add stock, bring to the boil and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes, add chicken and spinach and stir until wilted and heated through.  Season to taste and enjoy! This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Muffins are such a comfort food.  Enjoy these delicious yet highly nutritious treats! Ingredients 3 tbsp milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbsp golden syrup 1 cup grated apple 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup almond meal 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon butter for greasing Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Grease two 12 hole muffin tins with butter. Place milk, eggs, olive oil, golden syrup, grated apple, walnuts and almond meal in a large bowl and stir to combine.  Sift in the flour and cinnamon and stir gently until just combined.  Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through.  Allow to stand for about 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Lamburgers!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Lamb adds a tasty twist on the Aussie hamburger.  But feel free to use beef if you’d prefer, it’s delicious and nutritious either way. Ingredients 500g lean lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped (or 2 tsp dried) 2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped (or 2 tsp dried) 1 tbsp lemon juice Sea salt and craked pepper 1/4 cup fetta cheese, crumbled Plain flour Olive oil for the grill Method In a large bowl, mix the lamb, onion, mint, oregano, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.  Mix with your hands until well combined.  Separate into balls, coat your hands with plain flour and press flat with your hands to form patties.  Drizzle some olive oil in a pre heated grill or bbq plate.  Cook for 5 minutes or until nicely golden brown on the bottom, flip and place a portion of feta on the cooked side.  Cook for another 5 – 10 minutes or until well done.  Serve on fresh buns with tomatoes, spinach and cheese.  Enjoy! This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Easy Asparagus Omelette

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

This quick, easy dish is packed with folate and choline which are essential for healthy neural tube development.  The neural tube develops and closes during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy, which is before you may even know you’re pregnant!  So it’s essential to boost your intake of these vital nutrients prior to conception and during these crucial first 4 weeks, to prevent neural tube defects.  So enjoy this healthy dish, combined with your Zycia Natal Nutrients daily to help ensure healthy development. Ingredients 15 asparagus spears, ends trimmed 12 free range eggs freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp unsalted butter 500g Parmesan cheese, shaved into thin slices Method Cut the asparagus spears into 5cm lengths and slice in half any thicker stems. Cook the asparagus in the boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until it turns bright green. Drain and transfer to a large bowl of iced water until cool. Drain. Preheat grill to 220 degrees Celsius.  Whisk eggs and pepper in a large bowl to blend well. Melt butter in a large non-stick ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat, swirling the pan to coat all sides with butter. Add eggs and then asparagus to the pan. Gently stir to lift the cooked egg from the bottom of the pan and stir it into the uncooked portion, be cautious not to over-stir. As the omelette begins to set give it a final gentle stir. Scatter cheese over the top. Put the pan under the pre-heated grill and cook for 1 minute or until the omelette has set and the cheese has melted. Serve on wholemeal toast with fresh baby...

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Super tasty meatballs in tomato sauce

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

This dish is a crowd pleaser.  Perfect for a cosy winter meal.  Super tasty, super nutritious and great for the whole family. Ingredients 500g lean minced beef 70g (1 cup) fresh breadcrumbs 80mls (1/3 cup) skim milk 2 green chillies, deseeded, finely chopped 1 tsp ground cumin Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp parsley, chopped Method Place the beef, breadcrumbs, milk, green chillies and cumin in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.  Season with salt and pepper and roll into small balls (about 1.5cm).  Set aside. For the sauce, place the oil in a wide saucepan over low to medium heat, add the chopped garlic and cook gently for 5 minutes until lightly golden but not brown.  Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer gently for 5 minutes.  Add the meatballs and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes, turning occasionally, or until cooked through.  Stir through the chopped parsley and serve over pasta, cous cous or fresh crusty bread. This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy...

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Cauliflower and Walnut Soup

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Cauliflower is a good source of choline, which is essential for healthy brain development.  Combined with walnuts for extra protein and essential fatty acids, this makes a delicious winter warming soup.  This tasty recipe combined with your daily dose of Zycia Natal Nutrients will help ensure a good balance of important nutrients for a healthy Mum and healthy bub. Ingredients 1 cauliflower, cut into florets 1 onion, chopped 500ml vegetable stock 2 cups skim milk 3 tbsp walnuts, lightly broken river or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper sweet paprika for garnish Method Place the cauliflower florets, onion and stock in a large saucepan over high heat.  Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.  Add the skim milk and walnuts then blend with a hand held blender or food processor until smooth.  Season to taste and garnish with a sprinkling of sweet...

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