Uplifting Food Ideas

1 June 2020 |

Uplifting Food Ideas

Food, food, glorious food! The ritual of preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner has taken on a whole new importance as much of the world remains housebound. Follow our delicious recipes and food ideas to keep spirits up and souls nourished until our favourite cafes can welcome us once again. 

Boost your immune system

This vegan Caesar salad is full of high-protein chickpeas and health-giving greens like raw kale. It’s clean, tasty and classic…with a creamy sunflower seed Caesar dressing adding a fresh twist. Give your immune system a boost with this plant-packed lunch, as inspired by @sweetpotatosoul. 

Recipe here

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Here’s a comforting recipe that will also help you boost your immune system: vegan sunflower seed Caesar salad 🥬🌻 Topped with spices crispy chickpeas! Trust me, this recipe will make you feel a little better during this crazy time. Recipe link in my bio![to find the link, click my profile name here @sweetpotatosoul, then click the hyperlink, then click this photo in the new window]. #veganrecipes @thefeedfeed #thefeedfeed #chalkboardeats https://sweetpotatosoul.com/2020/03/best-vegan-caesar-salad.html

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The benefits of bell peppers 

Bell peppers are so good for you it hurts. Pockets of immune-boosting brightness, they’re designed to be filled with mouth-watering roasted tomatoes, aromatic rice, morishly melting cheese (and anything else you want to scoop on in). Let your body reap the benefits of this colourful crowd-pleaser, from @girlwiththeironvcast. 

Recipe here.

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Bell peppers are the perfect vessel to carry delicious ingredients. These hot Italian stuffed peppers are as colorful as they are flavorful. Stuffed with hot Italian sausage, fire roasted tomatoes, rice, aromatics, and topped with melty cheese. Great for meal prepping too! . For the recipe, tap the link in my Instagram bio! . . https://girlwiththeironcast.com/sausage-stuffed-peppers/ #girlwiththeironcast

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The benefits of beetroot 

Beetroot is one of the most vibrant coloured superfoods on the planet. It’s also the go-to food for anyone looking to up their body’s stocks of antioxidants, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C. It’s even been linked with improved blood flow. Science aside, it’s also delicious. Pair with nutrient-rich leafy greens like @lovebeet’s Rainbow Bowl and you’re good to go.  ⠀

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Rainbow bowls 🌈 with whatever you have on hand (like our BEETs!) are perfect for keeping things fun and not being wasteful. 🙌🌱 An easy way to make those grocery orders and trips work no matter what! What’s going in your bowl!?

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Bread: Back to basics

Making your own bread is huge right now, with flour and even loaf tins selling out like, well, hot cakes. Join an Instagram tutorial with Bread Ahead Bakery to learn how to bake beautiful buns, delightful donuts and scrumptious sourdough. You might need to widen the doorway before you can leave the house. 

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Beautiful brunch

Give your body the fuel it deserves with a brunch bowl like this little beauty from @micheles_granola. You’ll stock up on superfoody detox goodies like blueberries, plus Vitamin D rich foods like soy milk and cereals.

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With a little bit of this, a little of that and a nice big handful of our crispy, golden granola, 🙌 you could make a smoothie bowl as beautiful and delicious as this one from @ducklet1! 🥣❤️ We hope everyone is safe and well—sending good vibes to you via our granola! 🌈✨💞 {📷: @ducklet1}

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Snack attack? Cashew balls 

Need a little nibble to keep you going? Take some nutty inspiration from A Family Feast. Their chewy cashew and date balls will provide an energy boost and enough natural sweetness to get you from breakfast to lunch. Best of all, they only need two ingredients and chefs of any age can make them. 

Your Vitamin D Injection

It’s a bit of a challenge getting our daily dose of Vitamin D direct from the sun at the moment but fish is jam-packed with the stuff. Try this keto-friendly crispy salmon and avocado dinner dish from @ketodietguide4u to top up your reserves of colour, vitamins and foodie sunshine. 

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Crispy keto salmon 🥑 AVOCADO Crispy Salmon with, – roasted tomatoes – roasted brussels tossed in garlic + coconut oil – gnocchi tossed in olive oil + baked . . . . . . . #healthyfoodrecepies #salmon #avocado #lowcarbfood #lowcarbmeal #eatfit #weightlossfoods #ketofood #ketomeal #ketofoods #salmonrecipes #avocadorecipes #tomatoes #crispysalmon #roastedtomatoes #roastedbrusselsprouts #baked #coconutoil #garlic #roastedveggies #oliveoil #gnocchi

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Indoor-outdoor picnic

Nothing lifts the spirits like a picnic. Use your garden or throw down a blanket indoors and use your imagination. Play forest sounds on your phone, cut everything into triangles, serve from a hamper for an authentic summer vibe and pretend you’re not in lockdown for an afternoon. 

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Whether it's smoke, s'mores, brews & burgers or fromage, bubbly, and crudités, may all your summer picnic dreams come true. I, for one, intend to eat a hamburger *and* hotdog before watching fireworks on the beach tonight. Cause 'merica. Happy 4th! #theartofslowliving #localmilkgathering #southernsummer

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Rainbow Food

The world loves rainbows right now. It’s a sign of solidarity, love, support and hope. Rainbow food is a whole lot of food to make, giving house-weary folk something to get excited about. Throw some multi-coloured sunshine at your next bake-off with lovely ideas like this from @jakecohen.

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Tie dye another day. (Had the pleasure of doing a very special rainbow rugelach demo tonight for @jewishqueeryouth, an incredible organization focused on supporting empowering LGBTQ youth in the Jewish community that everyone should learn about, follow, and donate to!!) #feedfeed #jewishqueeryouth #jewish #rugelach #jewishfood #cookies #baking #rainbow #gay #lgbtq

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