ideal for lunch boxes

appleMy favourite sort of lunch box food contains ‘a little of something from the night before’ – thus saving time and money. There are some super boxes now, for instance the bento box, in which you can pack a complete, nutritious meal with a little planning and pre-prep. Add extra nutrients with nuts and seeds, include a portion of protein and a rainbow of veg & fruit.

Lettuce Boats & Picnic Pots by Amelia Freer

Lettuce Boats & Picnic Pots

These are delightful little pots for picnics and lunch boxes: potted crab, crayfish tails, and light smoked mackerel ‘pâté’ and lovely crisp lettuce to scoop everything into.…

Simple Ratatouille by Amelia Freer

Simple Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a great Sunday (or any other day!) ‘cook-up’ dish to prepare in advance for the week, as it always tastes better a day or two after it is made.

Asian Chicken Pot Noodle

Asian Chicken Pot Noodle

This is a fun way to make a healthier version of the pot noodle. It’s a quick, portable lunch - so long as you can get access to some hot water to add.

Kale & Mushroom Muffins

Kale & Mushroom Muffins

These are really simple to whizz up and make a great brunch to serve to friends and guests. Mushrooms provide fibre which is essential for a happy digestive system.

Turmeric Socca with Cucumber, Pepper & Tahini Salad

Turmeric Socca with Cucumber, Pepper & Tahini Salad

Turmeric is a powerful herb considered to have antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Here it provides a wonderful yellow colour to…

Crunchy Harissa Chickpea by Amelia Freer

Crunchy Harissa Chickpeas

In my pre-nutritionist days I was a crisp addict – they were a hard habit to break.  These baked chickpeas are a perfect alternative (better, I'd say!). They are moreish,…

Green Breakfast Smoothie by Amelia Freer

Summertime Smoothie

The vegetables in this nutritious smoothie provide so many nutrients and fibre to support so many functions in our body and the avocado is a source of “healthy” unsaturated…

Gluten Free Herby Green Bread by Amelia Freer

Herby Green Bread

This green bread is more cakey than bready in texture due to the gluten free flour (I haven’t tried it with regular flour but I am sure it would work, I’ll leave that to the…

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

Carrot & Caraway Gluten-Free Bread

This is a sumptuous and festive loaf, perfect for Christmas platters and sharing with family and friends. But I love it so much, I now make it all year round.

Summer Vegetabel Frittata, Amelia Freer

Summer Vegetable Frittata

I think every fridge should have some frittata slices in it. Possibly the easiest and swiftest meal to make, it stores well and is just as tasty cold as when straight out of…

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread

Beetroot, Rosemary and Walnut Soda Bread

This is a different way to use beetroot and I think it’s pretty lovely to see a pink loaf of bread. Beetroots offer vitamins and minerals in abundance and have been shown to…

Wonderful summery raspberry and lemon muffins, gluten and dairy free

Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

I really love the hint of lemon in these muffins which makes them feel quite refreshing. Raspberries are in season from June through until September so these make a lovely…

Hangover Sandwich, Amelia Freer

The Hangover Sandwich

It would be unrealistic not to enjoy the odd overindulgence. We’ve all suffered from the morning after effects of too much alcohol but instead of the usual English fry-up or…

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts

There is something quite childlike about dipping nuts and fruit segments into melted chocolate and I look forward to doing this every year.  It couldn’t be easier, so I’m…

Amelia Freer's Spicy roasted tomato and lentil soup

Spicy Roasted Tomato & Lentil Soup

Hands down, this is one of my favourite soups and I’ve been making it for years, as many of my clients will attest to as it has become a firm favourite for them too.

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad by Amelia Freer

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad

I sometimes roast chicken specifically to make this salad. It is that good. Every mouthful is exciting.