16 simple and delicious recipes to help you survive Junk Free June

1 June 2017
By Fashion Quarterly

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Are you participating in Junk Free June?

Get inspired by these deliciously healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack ideas to help you stay on track for the month.


My Darling Lemon Thyme’s green goddess smoothie

Nothing makes you feel more virtuous than a green smoothie. In this recipe, avocado creates a creamy smoothie, while coconut water brings a subtle sweetness and adds a good dose of electrolytes.

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Date and nut bliss balls

A healthy treat you can feel good about eating! This bliss balls recipe is natural, wholesome, and deliciously satisfying! Try rolling in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, coconut or seeds for a pretty finish

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Cauliflower mash

We love a good mash. But you don’t have to stick to just potato. You can use any root vegetable. This cauliflower mash is a favourite. Give it a try!

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Baked kale crisps with smoky paprika salt

Kale makes a great low-fat, low-cal snack. Sprinkle with whatever spices you fancy – celery salt or a mild chilli powder would both work well.

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Chocolate date mousse


Medjool dates are the key to making this chocolate date mousse recipe pop. The caramel undertones and naturally sweet flavour of these dates also means this dessert contains no refined sugar.

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photograph by Babiche Martens www.babichemartens.com

Coconut almond power bars

These almond power bars make a terrific snack.

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Soy porridge with banana, whole seeds and almonds

Start your morning the right way with this nourishing soy porridge. Packed with whole grains, seeds, nuts and sweet banana, it is full of goodness to charge you for the day.

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No−cook oatmeal balls

Looking for healthy, nourishing snack ideas? Try these no−cook oatmeal balls – full of natural, wholesome ingredients and so delicious!

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Honey & banana ice-blocks

Satisfy those sweet cravings with this not-so-naughty ice-block recipe.

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Budget meals - Chicken, rice and orange salad

Chicken, rice and orange salad

This salad recipe sees microwaveable rice and rotisserie chicken come together to create a speedy, healthy side dish that doesn’t sacrifice on flavour.

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Nourish bowls

Get nourished with this delicious recipe. Full of flavour and texture, these quick and easy vegetarian nourish bowls are perfect for a filling yet healthy weeknight meal.

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Chia breakfast pudding with roasted rhubarb

If you’re unfamiliar with chia seeds, this recipe is for you. Chia is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It is a rich source of omega-3 (good for your cholesterol levels), soluble fibre (good for bowel function, if you know what I mean) and protein. It also contains essential amino acids, which our bodies need to build and maintain muscle strength and energy. But most of all, I like chia seeds because they taste delicious!

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Baked eggs with capsicum and tomato

Light and fresh, quick to make and absolutely delicious, this baked egg dish from Tobie Puttock’s book, ‘The Chef Gets Healthy’, makes the ultimate breakfast any day of the week.

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One-pan chicken and peppers

Nici Wickes shares her mum’s recipe for one-pan chicken and peppers. It creates the perfect no-fuss meal for two that can easily be scaled up to serve a crowd. It’s simply delicious!

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Peppered lamb with silverbeet & lentil salad

Slices of chargrilled lamb backstrap are divine atop this silverbeet and lentil salad with Greek yoghurt sauce.

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Yoghurt chicken with carrot salad

This Middle Eastern-inspired chargrilled chicken recipe marinates chicken in yoghurt and spices. The result? Moist, tangy chicken that goes wonderfully with a crunchy carrot salad.

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Junk Free June is an annual fundraising event for the Cancer Society of NZ that challenges people to give up junk foods during the month of June. For more information on how you can participate or donate, visit www.junkfreejune.org

This article was first published on Food To Love NZ. Follow Food To Love on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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