In the Cove loves food!! We also love recipes. ITC may well be addicted to Food Porn, but looking at food is probably not going to harm anyone. Wendy Middleton from A Cut Above Catering and A Cut Above Nutrition is not only a great caterer but a nutritionist who likes to share her healthy love of food.
Wendy’s mission is to make healthy and nutritious meals and snacks that appeal to the eyes and the stomach. After all, we eat with our eyes first (that is why buffets are a no go zone for ITC). ITC has had the pleasure of seeing Wendy Middleton talk at two recent seminars (Vision PT and Chiropractic Central) and each time, Wendy has made very tasty treats for the hungry crowd.
One of ITC’s favourites is Wendy’s Seed Snap recipe. Wendy told ITC it is an easy recipe to make and a great substitute for bread or crackers. It’s loaded with healthy fat and fibre to keep you feeling fuller for longer. A printable version of the recipe is on Wendy’s blog.
You can top these gluten free tasty treats with Pesto, Goat’s Cheese, Roasted Capsicum and Olive Tapenade or Goat’s Cheese and Snowpea Sprout.
These crackers are gluten, grain and dairy-free and a source of Omega 3s.
While we are talking snack foods, Wendy has a very easy recipe for Energy Balls – one bowl, no cooking – exactly ITC’s kind of cooking. It is also a fun thing to do with your kids. You can find the recipe on Wendy’s blog.
We know it’s winter and not really salad time, but Wendy’s Mexican Salad looks fab. It’s a great family salad that you can dress up when you’re entertaining too. You can find the recipe here.
One of the ingredients is black beans. Now, this is not an ingredient that ITC has traditionally embraced, however, Wendy told us that they are an excellent source of protein, fibre, iron, and magnesium. We all need a bit of magnesium in our life. In times of stress, magnesium levels become quickly depleted. Wendy says it is very important to keep our intake of magnesium containing foods high. Did you know that magnesium is needed for over 600 functions in the body? Black beans are also a source of iron. Iron carries oxygen throughout the body and is important for optimal mental and physical performance.
Salad in a Jar – Share the Healthy Love of Food
This is an ideal lunch for work (the oil stays at the bottom and when you are ready to eat, just tip the bottle upside down and your salad is dressed!!). Why not share the healthy love of food and make two salads and take one in for a friend at work?
If you’d like to join Wendy in the ‘Cut Above’ kitchen for a nutrition consultation she would love to meet you.
This is not a sponsored blog. ITC has known Wendy for a long time and been at many functions she has catered. We always enjoy watching Wendy share her healthy love of food.
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