Ryan Mangan

By Ryan Mangan

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Healthy Meal Inspiration

Hi there Evergreeners! I’m so glad to be back again since previously sharing some of my favourite protein-rich feeds with you guys on the blog.  This time, I’m back to hopefully spark some meal inspiration that might come in handy for the next time you go to make use of Evergreen’s fantastic range of healthy ingredients from their stores.

Although I may appear to cover a wide variety of recipes on my Endorphin Stew blog, some of my central ingredients often remain the same. This is very handy when it comes to meal prep and cooking in general since it helps drag out the value of your ingredients by buying them in larger quantities at a time. Below, I have listed some of these ingredients and my favourite recipes from my blog which are born from them.

The list is endless with what you can do with these products from Evergreen and – even if you don’t use them for the purpose of making my attached recipes – even getting them into you will offer up some great benefits to your health in the future. If you get creative with the ingredients, don’t forget to let us know how you get on by tagging @EndorphinStew and @EvergreenHealth across social media.

Avocado Protein Porridge

Protein shakes can be a godsend when we’re on the go and in need of a quick protein punch. However, I’ve recently found experimenting with protein powders in my recipes a lot more interesting, and adding it to your meals and baked goods means you can have something more fun to look forward to after your next workout instead of knocking back a plain ole protein shake.

Click here to view the recipe: https://endorphinstew.com/2016/06/20/avocado-protein-porridge/

Sweet Potato & Soya Mince Fritters

Chia seeds are one of my favourite new things when it comes to cooking. They’re super versatile to work into your recipes and they can even be made unnoticeable when you want them to be. They’re packed with calcium (x5 more than milk!), are a rich source of Omega-3 as well as fibre.  Chia seeds were even used as an endurance food by the Aztecs, so I’m sure throwing them into your fritters will get you through a tough evening.

On a recent venture where I tried going vegan for a while, my fear of losing out on my protein source through meat was deflated when I got my hands on some of this organic TVP mince. I felt it was a great way of bulking up my meals and, as a complete fat-free protein source; I had no qualms about doing so!

Click here to view the recipe: https://endorphinstew.com/2016/06/17/sweet-potato-soya-mince-fritters/

Coconut Granola

Goji berries have been one of my favourite natural sweeteners for quite a while now. I love how they soften on heating and you can almost imagine their many antioxidants, Vitamin C, and 21 minerals oozing into your system soon after you enjoy this nutritious granola. Few things smell better than warm coconut oil too, which is also a staple for this recipe. Make sure to always go for a cold-pressed version, however, to make sure it’s incredible nutrients have been retained from coconut to granola bowl.

Click here to view the recipe: https://endorphinstew.com/2016/05/12/coconut-granola/

Vegan Risotto

Nutritional yeast flakes also grew into an obsession of mine since taking on the task of becoming vegan for a while. I was originally intrigued by its taste resembling that of cheese, which I tend to include in a lot of my meals, but was further impressed by its source of B vitamins, folic acid and zinc. Since returning to a non plant-based diet, I often still use it instead of cheese!

Click here to view the recipe: https://endorphinstew.com/2016/05/08/king-risotto/

Coconut Cashew Cake Bars

Since beginning my blog, I’ve tended to grow a strong aversion to using the traditional refined white flours as much as possible. Nowadays, I much rather experiment with the huge range of more wholesome varieties in my baking; most notably oat, quinoa and coconut flour. The latter, which is put to great use in this recipe, is a great gluten-free alternative to other flours, it’s higher in protein than a lot of them, contains easily digested carbohydrates and not to mention, dietary fibre.

Click here to view the recipe: https://endorphinstew.com/2016/05/10/coconut-cashew-cake-bars/