Recently I was won over by Chia seeds! Emily has enjoyed them for a while but it took a coconut milk recipe one breakfast to entice me…but why the simplest Chia seed recipe?
We have to eat…so here’s a recipe for easy peasy delicious squash herb bread. It takes 10 minutes to make. The difficulty is waiting for it to cook before you eat it! This bread is brilliant with salads or soups or quietly with a cup of tea and a smear of butter!
Quick and delicious meals are imperative but how do I plan as a busy mother/carer? Wherever you are in the world when the clock hits 4pm there is a collective intake of breath, eyes roll skyward, as everyone considers “What’s for dinner?” Continue reading
As Emily has to stick to 1200 calories or 5000 kilojoules a day I aim to make them tasty!
Vegetables are our staple ingredient as delicious and healthy. Emily was inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe for vegetable chilli so with a few minor adaptations I cooked up a hot chilli dinner! Continue reading
I admit I could be a carbohydrate addict. I could quite happily live on fresh breads, home-made pasta, buttered potatoes and sticky rice but especially soft bagels, warm cakes and chewy cookies. I have been weaned off excessive carb consumption by nutritional education and my tight jeans!
Our SCIA Walk On therapist asked me to read and review – Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury and other Neurological Conditions written by Joanne Smith and Kylie James. The book is dedicated to Cooper Pulini who attends Walk-On next to Emily.
Emily had visitors on Friday, one of them was only three months old so his mum needed a celebration scone!
Today we decided on a vegetarian curry for dinner using fresh ingredients, recipe below. Cooking healthily for Emily, and my family, is always uppermost in my mind when meal planning. I think about nutrition and calories as Emily needs lots of vitamins and minerals with only 1200 calories (5000 Kilojoules) a day. Eating enough food to provide valuable energy without excess which would lead to weight gain. Emily, as a wheelchair user, has to be more careful than others not to consume more than she requires. At home I can cook with fresh ingredients and limit processed foods, sugar and salt but what healthy options exist when we are out and about in restaurants?
A recent study showed that a diet rich in turmeric aided spinal cord health. In a bid to do the right thing I have upped the turmeric in Emily’s tea, coffee and all things consumed! I jest for those that don’t know me, we only put milk in our English breakfast tea.