Sometimes there is nothing better than a bit of inspiration in the kitchen. We try hard to plan most of our meals and ensure we are fuelling ourselves in the best way we can, and so we love turning to cookbooks or food magazines for recipe inspiration every now and then.
During the week we like our meals to be quick, easy and healthy. We try to get the girls to eat the same foods as us, this works most of the time although we sometimes make adaptations e.g. taking spice our of their portions, or serving vegetables or sides that we know they like if the main meal is something they are not too keen on.
These are our current favourite recipe books for January when (in our house!) we are trying to focus on consuming lean proteins, lots of fruit & veggies, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates:
- Tom Kerridge Fresh Start - Fresh Start
*especially the turkey schnitzel (https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/turkey_schnitzel_86248) and the butternut squash macaroni (https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/tom-kerridges-creamy-butternut-squash-pasta-bake)
- Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients - Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients
*the girls especially love the sticky hoisin chicken recipe (without the chilli or spring onion! https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/sticky-hoisin-chicken/)
- Mindful Chef - Mindful Chef - lots of beautifully fresh ideas, gluten-free and no refined carbs
- Joe Wicks Lean in 15 - Lean in 15 - 15 minute meals, quick and easy
We do use a lot of recipes from online sources but would always prefer to use a recipe from a book if we can - for us it is easier, not having to pick the phone up all the time to get to the recipe and just to have it all in plain sight.