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Make whole wheat udon noodles from scratch

Looking for something fun to do over the weekend? Make some whole wheat udon noodles from scratch that are soft, chewy, nutritious and delicious. All you need is 2 ingredients (plus water and salt). It's that simple.  Scroll down to the bottom for our favourite udon sauce recipe. You can also add in Organic Tofu Teriyaki or BBQ Korean Salmon and Savoy Cabbage for extra protein!   Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 cups of whole wheat flour ¼ cup of tapioca starch ½ cup warm water 1 tsp salt METHOD  Mix together in a large bowl, the flour and starch and make a well Mix the salt with warm water in a separate small bowl Pour ½ of the salty water into...

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The easiest 2 ingredient cookie recipe

Baking just got a lot easier! This easy cookie recipe is super quick to make, contains no refined sugars and has only two ingredients! Ideal for those of you on the go, you can whip up these healthy snacks in no time at all. Not only are they hassle free, you can make use of overripe bananas to stop them from going to waste, making them the perfect guilt free cookies!   For the easiest two-ingredient cookie recipe and some of our favourite toppings and mix-ins, keep reading...   Makes around 9 cookies INGREDIENTS 2 medium ripe bananas 150g oats (yep, that’s really it)   METHOD  Preheat the oven to 180  Line a baking sheet with parchment  Mash the ripe banana with...

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Vegan Masala Dal with Spinach

Nothing says autumn comfort like a cosy and creamy Masala Dal. This delicious recipe is nourishing and super easy for busy weeknights. It calls for red lentil dal (an excellent source of plant-based protein and iron) and a simple mix of dried spices. Add in some spinach for extra nutritional benefits and optional chilli! Served with our Wholegrain Coconut Rice and Cauliflower with Turmeric, it makes the perfect balanced plant-based meal.   Serves 2   INGREDIENTS 120g red lentils, rinsed and drained 40g chopped tomatoes 1 cup vegetable bullion 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp tomato puree 2 handfuls of spinach 1 cup water salt to taste  Dried Spices   1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground...

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What is a low GI diet and how to maintain it

A phrase that seems to be banded about when discussing healthy eating, or weight management diets, is ‘no carbs’ - but what does that mean? The conversation around eating carbohydrates is often to do with eating a low Glycemic Index – or low GI diet. This terminology, GI, is a rating system that was developed to help those with diabetes manage their food because carbohydrates gets turned into sugar. The simplest way to think about sugar is to think about it as energy; ultimately what a low GI diet is, is eating foods that slowly release energy. Therefore, one of the great things about understanding the GI system is it will help you eat the right foods to suit a busy...

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Easy healthy meals - 4 superfoods found in Simple Foods dishes

Superfoods - the word is everywhere, but what exactly is a superfood and why are they so important to our diet?  Because ‘superfood’ has become a buzzword, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there as to what the term actually means.  The term superfood refers to foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is important to incorporate these foods into your diet as they help fuel your body so that it can fight back against chronic disease and other nutrient deficiencies.  Here at Simple Foods, our ready-made meals are packed full of superfoods, making it easier than ever to incorporate them into your diet.  Our chef-cooked, nutritionist-crafted meals can be mixed and matched, with...

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