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Broccoli pear soup

Broccoli pear soup

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A lovely light creamy soup. Broccoli is rich in glucosinolates, which helps support liver detoxification, while the pear provides plenty of additional fibre for digestive health. Serves 4 Ingredients: 600ml vegetable stock 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stick of celery, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 small potato, chopped Juice of ½ lemon 1tbsp tamari Sea salt and black pepper to taste…

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Apple, carrot and fennel coleslaw

Apple, carrot and fennel coleslaw

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). A light lemon dressing coats this wonderfully refreshing salad. Perfect on its own or as an accompaniment to a main dish. Fennel contains essential oils, such as anethole, which are mildly diuretic, while apples are a great source of pectin and fibre to support digestion. Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Storage: Will keep in the fridge for two days Ingredients: 1 fennel…

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Coconut, flax and cinnamon muesli

Coconut, flax and cinnamon muesli

Discover these nourishing recipes that support digestive health and detoxification by Nutritionist and Chef, Christine Bailey (christinebailey.co.uk). Instead of resorting to sugary cereals, try this protein packed nut and seed muesli. Simply top with fresh fruit and coconut yogurt for a simple, fuss free breakfast. The combination of seeds and nuts makes this high in fibre, protein and healthy fats to energise your morning. Serves 4-6 Preparation: 10 minutes Storage: Keep in an airtight container for one month Ingredients: 40g/1½/1…

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Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous vegan dessert based on the traditional favourite banoffee pie but much healthier. Bananas are a fabulous mood boosting food; rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin, which is our feel good, mood boosting neurotransmitter. Bananas are high in potassium, which aids in the regulation of blood pressure making them particularly useful when stressed. (serves 4-6)  Ingredients for chocolate crumb layer: 60g pecans 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 100g…

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Tamarind Glazed Mackerel

Tamarind Glazed Mackerel

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Tangy and sweet, this is a delicious sauce for mackerel and other oily fish. Accompany with homemade sauerkraut or pickles for a speedy light dish. Oily fish is one of the best foods for both your mood and brain health. This lean protein is rich in vitamin B12 which has been shown to reduce feelings of depression. It also packs plenty of omega-3 fats which help optimise brain function and production of neurotransmitters. Mackerel is…

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Leek & Tofu Noodle Bowl

Leek & Tofu Noodle Bowl

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This healthy light soup is full of fresh seasonal flavours with a punchy kick and plenty of protein to keep you energised. Leeks are one of the top prebiotic foods to be eating this winter. Leeks contain up to 16 percent inulin fibre, an important prebiotic that helps promote healthy gut bacteria. Improving your gut flora has been shown to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. (serves 4) Ingredients: 15g dried wild mushrooms, such as…

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Berry Smoothie Granola Bowl

Berry Smoothie Granola Bowl

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey The perfect breakfast smoothie bowl. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, protein and fibre plus probiotics to support digestive health. Probiotic rich foods like yogurt and kefir are a must for a healthy brain. Packed with beneficial bacteria researchers have found probiotics can help fight depression and anxiety. It is thought that bacteria may decrease inflammation in the body and increase levels of tryptophan. (serves 1-2) Ingredients: 200ml almond or coconut milk 100g plain yoghurt, dairy-free…

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Meatballs with Veggie Tomato Sauce

Meatballs with Veggie Tomato Sauce

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Keep your children alert with these iron rich meatballs. Iron is crucial for brain function and energy to make sure they are getting sufficient in their diet with the inclusion of good quality lean meat, pulses and leafy greens. To help with iron absorption include some vitamin C rich vegetables at the same time. The vegetable loaded tomato sauce is a perfect combination with these delicious flavoursome meatballs. These meatballs use lean lamb mince but…

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Salmon and Courgette Fish Cakes

Salmon and Courgette Fish Cakes

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A popular family favourite – you can use either sweet potato or regular potato in this recipe. The addition of grated courgette is an easy way to cram more vegetables in your child’s diet. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fats which are important for healthy brain function. You could use other fish in this recipe according to your child’s preferences. These fish cakes can either be grilled in the oven or lightly fried….

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Feta, Herb & Olive Muffins

Feta, Herb & Olive Muffins

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Mediterranean-inspired, these muffins are full of flavour with a seed crunch on the top. A good combination of brain healthy fats and protein to support balanced blood sugar to keep the brain fuelled through the day. You could also add some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the mixture, if you like. If you children are not keen on feta use grated cheddar cheese instead. These are perfect for packed lunches too. (makes 12 muffins) Preparation time:…

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