Nutritious recipes for all to enjoy!

Many people lead busy lives and don’t often have a lot of time to prepare meals.  At the very core of Lunchbox Doctor is the belief that everyone can eat healthy and nutritious meals and below are a collection of easy recipes for you to enjoy.

Ginger Tigernut CookiesTigernuts are actually not a nut at all but a starchy vegetable and a source of resistant starch. These cookies have a lot going for them nutritionally and have a fantastically scrumptious gingery taste.
Roasted Butternut Squash FalafelThese root vegetable falafels are sweet and nourishing and delicious! Made with roasted butternut squash, some gram flour and some chickpeas with seasoning, they're simple to make for younger family members too!
Claire’s Cacao and Chia AmazeballsFor Claire, Lent has always been an important part of the calendar. She has memories of her Grandma Ann immersed in the church community and according to Claire "she loved to bake, yet she always fasted from cakes, biscuits and the “sweet stuff” for 40 days and 40 nights during the Lenten period". These 100% homemade and 100% natural energy balls are great if you would like to remove refined sugar from your diet or just have less of it but still gain that 'sweet kick' in your day. The recipe below, Cacao and Chia, is one that is so easy to make for anyone to enjoy. To find out more visit: https://www.clairesamazeballs.com/
Protein FlapjackFlapjacks are a favourite for many. They're a great way to enjoy wholegrain oats and in this recipe, the oats are joined by protein-rich seeds to provide longer-lasting energy.
Good Moody SmoothieSmoothies are a quick and tasty way to get a variety of nutritious ingredients into us. Time is not always in abundance at certain points in the day and throwing some simple ingredients into a blender or your new smoothie maker can be the difference between having something nutritious rather than a snack bar or something even less nutritious. This smoothie is designed to boost your mood and designed with your happiness in mind!
Claire’s Christmas AmazeballsThe taste of Christmas in a ball! Enjoy my anti-inflammatory properties, a boost to your digestion from plentiful spices and a flood of antioxidants fulfilled by seasonal nuts and seeds. Packed with flavour, eat me to energise your body and warm your tastebuds. I weigh 30g, contain 4g of protein and provide you with approximately 160kcal. www.clairesmazeballs.com
Cherry Ball DozersA 2009 study found that twice-daily supplementation with dried cherries led to longer sleep time at night. Whilst almonds may help towards melatonin production. So these cherry balls are an ideal dessert for poor sleepers.
Nut Free Chocolate Tiffin BallsAs a child I used to love chocolate tiffin cake. The original recipe was made with biscuits, golden syrup and margarine so I've created this real ingredient version in balls suited to lunchboxes.
Red Pepper HummusA smooth, sweet hummus that appeals to all family members. This is a great dip to have in lunches or in the fridge as an after-school snack with veggies.