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15 Wholefood Recipes That Are Almost Too Pretty To Eat

Who says you cannot play with your food, I'm always messing about in the Eat Nourish Glow kitchen with wholesome ingredients. I love experimenting and finding inspiration from my other foodie friends. In today's recipe roundup, I've gathered some stunning wholefood recipes bursting with essential dietary fibre, healing antioxidants and all kinds of beneficial nutrients that women need to consume every day for optimum health. Let's dive in!

I hope you have a napkin ready, because these recipes are so drool worthy, you'll need it. These are some of my staple favourites, many of which are plantabsed. Giving you body a break from animal products every so often, even if its just for a week or two, is a fabulous way to detox and naturally reset your gut microbes and gut health.


Fruit papaya boats are so much fun to make and even offer you an "edible bowl" to enjoy afterwards. You can use nearly any fruit you like and simply scoop out the seeds and a bit of the flesh to make a "bowl". Fill with smoothie, chia pudding, yoghurt, or fruit salad and top with granola, crushed nuts, seeds, and flakes of coconut. Try using papaya, rock melon, watermelon, pineapple, coconuts. You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest here.


Granola Breakfast Tarts by Pheebs Foods
Granola Breakfast Tarts by Pheebs Foods

Dietary fibre is your best friend for balancing you weight, keeping you gut happy and reducing food cravings. Making little granola cup like these offer a versatile snack or breakfast option with unlimited healthy options for the filling.


Are you dairy-free like me? If so, let me introduce you to vegan ice cream, otherwise known as 'nice cream'. Using bananas for a based and creamy texture, nice cream makes a super healthy dessert. Top a small serving with edible pea flowers like this Match recipe...yes they are edible too!


Healthy Honey & Berry Banana Split by Bon Valley Honey
Healthy Honey & Berry Banana Split by Bon Valley Honey

Who wouldn't want to start the day with a banana split, right? I promise you won't miss the ice cream and unhealth sugary toppings if you swap them for antioxidant-rich berries, protein from Greek or vegan yoghurt and a mix of high-fibre granola and crushed nuts.


Healthy Kiwi Parfait with Greek Yogurt by Muy Delish
Healthy Kiwi Parfait with Greek Yogurt by Muy Delish

Fruit parfaits are sweet and deliciously decadent way to start the day or spoil yourself with a healthy dessert. You can use Greek yoghurt, or try going dairy-free for a week by using a homemade vanilla, vegan smoothie or plantbased yoghurt for your layers. Mix up the ingredient layer and enjoy a new recipe all week as you gently detox from dairy.


Goat Cheese with Edible Flowers and Arugula
Goat Cheese with Edible Flowers and Arugula

Edible flowers make any meal look sensational. They are so easy to use and grow yourself in an organic kitchen garden or patio garden. Use them to garnish salads, smoothies, horderves, and even your cocktails. Here a list of safe ones to try, click here.


Who doesn't love a freshly baked bagel and cream cheese? Well, me and those like me who are gluten-intolerant or celiac, that who. But don't let that stop you from recreating this too-pretty-to-eat savoury and sweet recipe. Use a high-fibre rice cake or your favourite artisan gluten-free bread, a classic or dairy-free cream cheese and fresh berries. You can even add edible flowers such as calendula, pansy, nasturtiums or rose petals to top your creation. So good!


The first time I tried this recipe, I was hooked. I swapped out the Greek yoghurt (I'm dairy-free) and used coconut instead, and it worked perfectly. My favourite part was adding all the fresh fruits knowing how nutrient-rich the frozen pops would turn out. So good!


White Chocolate Basil Popsicles with Edible Flowers by Liz Moody
White Chocolate Basil Popsicles with Edible Flowers by Liz Moody

Ice pops like this aren't just for the kids, these deliciously decadent popsicles are the ultimate healthy treat when made with wholefood ingredients. I've rounded up a heap nutritious recipes you can browse on my Pinterest, click here.


10 - Edible Flowers Smoothie Bowl

Edible Flowers Smoothie Bowl by Blueberry Smoothies
Edible Flowers Smoothie Bowl by Blueberry Smoothies

I know I keep featuring them, but edible flowers are not only a beautiful way to garnish your food, they also provide your body with essential nutrients. The only caveat is that they MUST be organically grown, best from your own garden, and no use of pesticides or herbicides as these can get into the folds of the petals and be difficult to wash away. You can read more about how nutritious garden flowers can be right here.


Creating a half-and-half bowl like this with half smoothie, half chia pudding is densely nutritious and a guiltless dessert option. Chia pudding can be flavoured in any number of ways and pairs beautifully with smoothies to provide a densely nutritious meal.


If you've hung around here awhile, you'll know that I am always focused on making healthy super simple. And nothing could be easier or more simplistic than a homemade sandwich stuffed with a protein of your choice and a heaping of phytonutrient-rich greens like alfalfa sprouts, avocado and herbs.


Pink Pitaya Superfood Pancakes Recipe by The Little Blog of Vegan
Pink Pitaya Superfood Pancakes Recipe by The Little Blog of Vegan

Pancakes are an excellent breakfast that allows you to control the ingredients, and server them any number of ways. I love making gluten-free pancakes using oats, coconut flour or just protein powder and bananas. You can easily add spinach, superfood powders and other beneficial ingredients like chia seeds, LSA, flax meal to boost the nutrition. Such an easy brekkie that the whole family will love!


How amazing does this look? Chia seed pudding is so easy to make and packs some serious nutrition included fibre, protein, omerga-3s and is deliciously low carb. You can enjoy it with a hint of vanilla plain, or flavour it with all kinds of superfood powders like acai, blue spirulina, match or raw cacao.


15 - Creamy Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding

I hope you have found these recipes and suggestions useful. Meal planning can be a game changer in helping you eat better and stick to your nutrition goals. If this is something you struggle with, book a Clarity Call with me. Help is just a click away!


Healthy + happiness,

Emma

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Convidado:
26 de out. de 2021

Those little granola cups are so good! I just made them over the weekend and oh my goodness the whole family love them!!!

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Emma Lisa
Emma Lisa
26 de out. de 2021
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I agree and they are one of my favourites! You can use them with so many different toppings make such a healthy treat or snack.


Health + happiness

Emma

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23 de set. de 2021

Emma how do you make food looks so pretty? I am drooling at these recipes I don’t know where to start. They all look so delicious! xx Kristi

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Emma Lisa
Emma Lisa
24 de set. de 2021
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Aww thank you Kristi, I love playing with my food and used to run a kitchen garden years ago doing catering, That is where I got my whole foodie start!

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02 de set. de 2021

How do you make food so pretty!!!