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3 Simple Snacks To Stay Focused

Being prepared with nourishing bites to eat isn’t only a great way to stay focused when hunger strikes but the best way to make sure you don’t reach for the crisps, chocolate or even so called ‘healthy’ snacks which are just as full of fat and sugar.

Try these 3 plant powered super snacks to keep you energised - they all follow the same principles, a pile of crunchy fruit of veg with something tasty to dip them into on the side! Take them to work, add them to school lunch boxes or pop them in you bag to have on the go!

Give Your Oats Some Oomph!

When it comes to breakfast, just 5 minutes of prep the night before will set you up for a delicious and satisfying start to your day. Plain rolled oats are inexpensive and hugely nourishing… jazz them up with fruit and a sprinkle of nuts and you’ve got yourself a powerhouse breakfast to get you through the morning!

This is an all-in-one method to save you time but if you prefer, you can add the grated or chopped fruit in the morning or just before you tuck into your delicious oats.

 

Creamy Cauli & Tenderstem Soup With Crunchy Toppings

Creamy Cauli & Tenderstem Soup With Crunchy Toppings

This soup is pure warming comfort with a luxurious naturally creamy texture... a real treat to enjoy outside on one of those frosty, sunny days!

Ingredients To Feed 4:

2 white onions, roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1 head of cauliflower

1 big bunch of tenderstem broccoli

1 handful of mixed seeds

1 good quality vegetable stock cube disolved in 1 litre of boiling water

Sea salt

Boxxfresh Veg’ Bol’

This is our deliciously, rich, vegtastic, meat-free version of a classic Bolognese sauce… simply scrumptious served with pasta, rice or crunchy, fluffy baked potatoes. 

 

Serves 4

 

2 red or white onions, finely diced

6 cloves of garlic, finely minced

4 carrots, finely diced

3 big handfuls of mushrooms, finely diced

2 tsp of oregano or mixed herbs

6 Bay leaves

2 cans of lentils, drained and rinsed

3 tins of tomatoes

2 tbsp of tomato puree

Watercress & Courgette Soup

This is a deliciously fresh, comforting Spring soup with bags of flavour and completely celebrates our incredible Alresford watercress. 

We love this soup as a nourishing lunch, cozy supper or served in smaller portions as a starter for a casual dinner.

Ingredients:

2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1 white onion, roughly chopped 

4 sticks of celery, roughly chopped

2 courgettes, roughly chopped

1 portion of watercress (2 bunches)

Veggie Noodle Miso Bowl

Nourishing, filling, hydrating, packed with delicious veggies and a tangle of slurp-worthy noodles… this Miso bowl will never fail to re-set, revive and energise! 

 

Ingredients to serve 4:

2 handfuls of mushrooms, sliced

2 tbsp miso paste or 2 sachets of miso granules

2 cloves of garlic, finely sliced

2 thumb size pieces of ginger, sliced into skinny matchsticks

1 green or red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced

1 - 2 handfuls of Tenderstem broccoli

1 leek, finely sliced

Leek & Potato Pie

Sometimes - you’ve just got to have pie! 

This leek & potato pie is delicious, indulgent and a great alternative to a Sunday roast served with some roasted root veggies and a pile of braised cabbage.

 

Ingredients:

2 leeks, halved lengthways and finely sliced

3 potatoes, peeled and cut 2 cm pieces

1 large or 2 medium white onions, diced 

3 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced

4 sprigs of thyme, leaves only

Harissa Butternut Soup

This is a comforting, warming soup with a fiery harissa kick which goes brilliantly with the sweetness of the butternut squash. We love keeping it warm in a big flask and serving it with rosemary flatbreads as part of a winter picnic.

 

Serves 6

 

Ingredients:

3 butternut squash

3 white onions, roughly chopped

3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

A glug of olive oil

Cauliflower, Courgette & Coconut Curry

This is a really simple, speedy curry which is great on it’s own or served with a Indian feast!

Ingredients:

1 white onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, finely diced

1 big thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp turmeric

1 green chilli, roughly chopped

1 cauliflower, broken into florets

2-3 courgettes, cut into chunky pieces

1 tin of coconut milk

1 tin of lentils, drined and rinsed

Sea salt

Black pepper