NOURISH YOUR BODY
GLOW ON THE OUTSIDE
Dr Megan Chircop
As a mum, I am always thinking about how I can turn our favourite fast foods in to wholesome meals to feed my family.
My daughter is quite fussy so strong flavours are not for her. But she does like mince. Most kids do, cause it is so easy for them to chew.
And of course who doesn't love a crunchy tortilla chip to scoop up a delicious mouthful of saucy Mexican-inspired beef. So my beef nachos recipe was created. By substituting some of the beef mince for beans and veggies that beautifully flavour the sauce, my daughter thinks I am the best cook ever and devours a whole bowl of this every time. And I feel like a pretty good mum for sneaking hidden nutrients in to her dinner.
Some of the most common queries I get from my patients is "how do I get my kids to eat more veggies? & do you have new recipes because we eat the same meals over-and-over and it is such a chore to think of something to cook for dinner that is good for us as a family".
In such a hectic-paced lifestyle we all lead, one of the biggest forms of help I can provide is a range of delicious recipes that are highly nutritious. Let me do the thinking for you, so you can enjoy those special moments with your family and enjoy every mouthful (well most of them if the kids aren't having a winge).
Quick and easy beef nachos
Gluten free, dairy free.
2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 tsp chilli powder
35 grams Taco seasoning (or whatever seasoning suits your families taste)
250 grams beef mince
100 grams grated carrot
150 grams canned cannellini beans (or red kidney beans)
2 Tbsp tomato paste
¼ cup water
½ cup fresh coriander leaves
* Homemade tortilla chips: Cut small corn tortillas in to 8 wedges (like a pizza). Place on a baking tray in a single layer and cook in a 220°C oven until crisp. Turn over after 3-4 minutes.
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Welcome. I am Dr Megan Chircop. With an Italian background, food has always been an important part of my life, particularly at family and social gatherings. I am a foodie at heart and love sharing delicious meals with family and friends. In the past 17 years, my love of cooking and recipe development has grown. I continually enjoy creating new delicious recipes with amazing fresh and healthy ingredients. My friends and family call my kitchen my ‘at-home-lab’. In my ‘kitchen-lab’ I have learnt many tricks and shortcuts to make a meal taste delicious within healthy guidelines. I hope you enjoy my delicious creations posted here. If you are keen to get your hands on more, then there are lots more that feature in my series of TastyFitFood Cookbooks. It’s fantastic to feel physically fit, full of energy and mentally ‘switched-on’ while enjoying healthy meals.