What Is The Perfect Recipe For Busy People?
We are all on the go, whether for work, kids to school or sport, or rushing off to the gym. This is the time you might reach for the sugar hit, which will leave you feeling hungry and flat in no time, not to mention the damage it does to our bodies and self esteem.
Gorgeous food guru Suzanne Caligari (look her up on Instagram, beautiful and healthy recipe posts) and I had breakfast, joined by the little princess "Bella". We often have breakfast, and the conversation is always about healthy food, as we both love to eat. Suzanne kindly shared this recipe for us busy people, and here is why:
- This is a one bowl wonder recipe, with hardly any clean up afterwards, which does our heads in! Just one bowl and a few utensils.
- Once sliced it can be frozen and taken out when needed – the batch can be doubled up
- Brekky on the go – people who may be time poor and don’t make time for breakfast. Having something already there may encourage people to sit down for a moment before heading to work, getting kids ready for school etc to sit for a few moments and enjoy a small but nutrient-dense meal.
- You can change this up, e.g. Easily deconstruct to a zucchini cake by adding ingredients like greek yoghurt and fresh fruit.
- This can be eaten warm or cold.
- An amazing snack for when you are on the road for work or with children – rather than pulling into the service station and loading up on empty calorie foods they have including ones considered “healthy” but when reading the labels, they are full of refined sugars and highly saturated fats.
- Place in kids lunch boxes – eliminating nuts if needed. Also while on the topic of kids, this recipe is child friendly in the kitchen – encourages kids to be in the kitchen and how proud would they be when they take this to school – they can be the leader and encourage other kids to do the same, eat well.
- Curbs a sugar fix as it is sweet, without sugar.
- Keeps you full because of the nutrient-dense ingredients, such as the good carbohydrate almonds and macadamia nuts.
Paleo Zucchini, Macadamia Nut and Coconut Bread
I.5 – 2 cups of zucchini - spiralled or grated
½ - ¾ cups of raw macadamia nuts
I cup of shredded coconut
3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
2 table spoons of rice malt syrup or maple if you prefer
1 vanilla pod or vanilla powder
2 cups of almond meal
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt flakes
Preheat over to 180 Celsius and grease oven loaf with a little coconut and oil. You can also lay baking paper.
In a bowl, combine zucchini, most of the shredded coconut, coconut oil, syrup, vanilla and eggs. Add the almond meal, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix together.
Spoon mixture into the prepped tin and sprinkle with the reserved shredded coconut and pop in the oven for around 1 hour, check with a skewer.
Zucchini can be exchanged for other items in this recipe, including walnuts, bananas, blueberries and raspberries, so heaps of ideas for on the run from one easy recipe.
Please enjoy this recipe. If you do, could you please leave a comment on the page for Suzanne? We are honoured to have her as a regular guest on the blog.
Please share to others who lead a busy lifestyle.