Often when we make the decision to 'healthify' our eating it comes at the expense of fostering our social side. I know in the past (when I've had to be very particular about my diet), I've declined a dinner invitation knowing it could set me back nutritionally or feared making a fuss over dinner. Could this be true for you?  

Today I want to equip you with a few recipes that can turn your evening social life on its head. You can balance your health with your well being and it all starts with a few moments of food prep. Next time the option to hit the town arises, why not suggest holding a dinner party at your house? Next time you're invited to a party at a friend's house, why not take a plate? You'll not only ensure that you have delicious gluten free, refined sugar free and additive free food in front of you, but you'll delight your dinner guests too (assuming they appreciate healthy choices that is).

A point to note when formulating your meals - try to include a balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Read more about why this is important in our article on a balanced food plate here.

Dinner inspiration abounds! Click on the links below to find the recipes.

Salads, Sides & Starters
Light and fresh and so easy to whip up, here is your answer to the last minute request to "bring a plate"! 

Quinoa Salad with Zucchini, Peas & Preserved Lemon

Waldorf Salad with Notes of Anise and Lemon

Turkey San Choy Bow

Coconut Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup

Thai Coconut Fish Tacos (pictured below)

Spicy Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Breast

Hearty, satisfying and nourishing foods that will leave you feeling content (not bloated from a meal of excess).

Spicy Sardine Fillets on Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Aromatic & Spicy Indian Lamb Curry

Roast Chicken with Quinoa, Pistachio & Cranberry Stuffing

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Smoked Salmon and an Avocado and Dill Pesto

Mediterranean Inspired Salmon & Quinoa Fish Cakes

Sweet treats to enjoy at sunset need not be laden with refined white sugar that will impact your quality of sleep. 

Raw Chocolate

Magnum Ego's

Raw Caramel Slice

Amazing Roast Almond, Chocolate & Sea Salt Clusters

Salted Crunchy Peanut Butter & Banana Popsicles (pictured below)

March 24, 2015 — Amy Crawford

Made by Amy

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