FEEL GOOD: New Mama Meals

Healthy chickpea salad

It is nearing the end of the day, and the last thing you want to think about is what to cook for dinner – sound familiar? Pretty sure most mums out there have this feeling most evenings, so we wanted to bring you a selection of fresh, nutritious and of course tasty recipes that are quick to prepare but also filling. When juggling a baby or indeed more than one child, these can be whipped up quick smart!

1. Kale, chickpea and tomato stew

A slight twist on this delicious recipe from Madeline Shaw. This is filling and packed with goodness! Add some kale into the stew and serve with a portion of grilled salmon or chicken as well to increase your protein intake.

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Top tip: Leftovers! If there is enough left for lunch, this is a yummy addition to any salad the next day.

2. Quinoa, Quinoa and more Quinoa!

This superfood grain is the perfect option when wanting something quick, filling, healthy and delicious! It is one of the most protein rich foods that we can eat and contains twice the fibre of other grains (and that is only two of its many benefits!) One of my favourite recipes for quinoa is this Thai Quinoa Salad. The dressing is delicious!

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Top tip: This is another recipe that makes enough for you to eat for more than one meal.

Thai Quinoa Salad

3. One pot Pumpkin curry

Quick, healthy and delicious, this 30 minute, one pot dish is an ideal mid-week option when time is limited. Click here for the recipe

Top tip: Switch it up by substituting the pumpkin for butternut squash or throw in some chicken or white fish

4. 15 minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

One of our favourites due to the super quick time this takes to cook and how delicious it is! Click here for the recipe

5. Healthy Mushroom Risotto.

Risotto is a good recipe to keep on hand when you feel like something hearty and filling. This option provides both of those things with the added health benefit to throw into the mix! Click here for the recipe.

Mushroom Risotto