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Favourite family recipes based on simply better food

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EATING WELL shouldn’t be a special occasion, rather a daily event where quality ingredient­s ensure nourishmen­t. From traditiona­l flavourful fish to sweet treats naturally nutrientri­ch, nutritioni­st Cyndi O’meara shares her family favourite recipes that are based on simply better food.

Celebrate family with elegantly easy meals, whether in your own home, a friend’s kitchen or camping! These recipes have been created by Cyndi, her family and the Changing Habits team.

HERB CRUSTED FISH FILLETS

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredient­s

4 white fish fillets

1⁄4 cup almond meal

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp Changing Habits Ginger Powder

1 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley chopped

1 Tbsp fresh basil chopped

1 Tbsp fresh thyme

1 Tbsp grass-fed butter Changing Habits Pepper to taste Changing Habits Seaweed Salt to taste

Method

Heat oven to 200C. Place the fish fillets onto a lined baking tray and season with salt and pepper.

Combine the rest of the ingredient­s apart from the butter in a bowl.

Add the melted butter at the end and mix in well with fingers.

Distribute the herb crust ingredient­s onto each fillet, pressing down on each.

Place in the oven for approximat­ely 20 minutes until the crust is golden. May need longer if using a thicker cut of fish. Serve with salad or vegetables.

— Serves 4 Egg Free, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Keto Friendly.

SPICED PRAWNS WITH AVOCADO AND CITRUS SALSA

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredient­s

1 Tbsp coconut oil

500g prawns (peeled)

1 Tbsp Changing Habits Curry Powder

Changing Habits Pepper to taste Changing Habits Seaweed Salt to taste

Juice of 1 lime

Salsa: 2 oranges peeled and segmented, 1 avocado sliced, half Spanish onion sliced thinly; 1 small cucumber diced; 5 cherry tomatoes halved; 1 large handful baby spinach leaves; 1 small handful coriander leaves; 1 chilli deseeded and sliced; juice of 1 lime

Method

Add prawns to mixing bowl and stir through curry powder, salt and pepper and lime juice and let sit.

Combine all salsa ingredient­s and combine in a salad bowl.

Heat fry pan over medium heat and add coconut oil (or butter) and fry the prawns lightly on both sides.

Serve the salad and prawns on a large platter or 2 plates.

Squeeze fresh lime juice over at the end as a light dressing.

— serves 4

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