How I made 68 Servings of REAL food for just $100

 

My $100 REAL food challenge is yours free!

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I have included my Pak ‘n Save shopping list, and all the recipes I used to create 68 REAL food meals, that worked out to be over 2 weeks of dinner meals for my family of 4….at just $100.

Over 100 people have signed up to this already, and I am so excited to see everyone’s healthy creations.

Click below to grab your shopping list and recipes.  

http://jamiegeurtjens.com/100-dollar-real-food-challenge/

 

I have made it super printer friendly too, so print the shopping list to take to the supermarket, and keep the easy recipes in the kitchen.

I hope you enjoy the challenge as much as I do.

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Jamie x

Gluten Free Crispy Crumb

This recipe is so easy, and sesame seeds are cheap and easy to find at your local supermarket.  They are also a great source of calcium and iron!  

It is even better than the processed gluten filled crumb that you can buy already made….and cheaper too.  It’s a win win! 

I put the seeds into my Kambrook Bliz2Go and pulse for a few seconds. The crumbs can be made a head of time and stored in an air tight jar in the pantry until needed. 

Gluten Free Crispy Crumb

Ingredients

500g skinless chicken breast

1 cup sesame seeds ground

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 a lemon

1/2 tsp sea salt

a pinch of pepper

Olive or coconut oil for the pan

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 C. Cut the chicken breasts into nugget sized pieces and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over them.  Put them into a plastic Tupperware container or snap lock bag add the crumbs, herbs, spices, salt and pepper.  Shake lightly to combine and then add the chicken pieces. 

Pop the container or bag into the freezer for a few minutes, and pop an oven proof dish (coated in plenty of olive or coconut oil) into the oven to heat.

Once the oven is heated, gently place the nuggets, one by one onto the hot oil, they should start to sizzle.  

Leave to cook for 10 minutes, and turn over.  Cook for another 10 minutes until lightly crisp and golden.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

This gluten free chocolate cake recipe is one of the easiest chocolate cake recipes I know, and it only takes around 20 minutes to cook.  

It is also one of the healthiest because rather than just being gluten free it is also wheat and dairy free, no refined sugars and filled with fibre from nuts and seeds.  

Use this as a base, and double or triple the quantities to create a bigger birthday or celebration cake.  

gluten free chocolate cake recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of ground almonds

1 cup of ground flaxseed

1/2 cup organic cocoa

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup of water

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tbsp honey

3 free range eggs beaten

pinch of salt

1 tsp organic vanilla essence

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 C.

This is yet another throw everything together and mix well recipes.  It doesn’t matter what goes in first as long as it is mixed well and eggs are beaten first.  Pour into a lined cake tin and cook for 18-22 minutes until just cooked.  Over cooking nut based cakes will make them dry so it is better to just undercook it as it will firm when cool.  

Let cool and enjoy.  This keep swell in an air tight container too and stays moist.  If you like the speed and ease of this recipe, you will LOVE my other recipes such as ‘The Goodness Cake’ recipe found FREE in my ‘Grain Free Lifestyle’ download HERE. 

 

Dairy Free Basil Dressing Recipe

This is actually what I wanted to call this incredible dressing! ‘The Freaking Great Basil Dressing’. It’s that good.  But I also LOVE that’s it’s dairy free.  So Dairy Free Basil Dressing it is.

It makes everything taste great, and i’m hooked on it well and good.  You won’t believe it’s vegan friendly, no dairy at all, or egg, and no grains, or gluten, just a beautiful creamy cashew nut base.

It’s a perfect addition to my Buddha bowls of goodness, my rainbow salad, or my mega green salads. 

You can change it up too, add garlic, different herbs and even a pinch of spice.

Dairy Free Basil Dressing 

dairy free dressing

Ingredients:
1 cup cashews
1 cup water
1tbsp pesto
Juice of a lemon
Pinch of salt
Optional: A few extra basil leaves if you have them.

 

Method:  Simply pop everything into the food processor, or nutribullet.

Whizz!!

Adjust the water and nuts to make it thicker like a dip or more like a dressing.  

How easy was that right? Store in the fridge in a glass bottle.  It will last a few days and goes well with just about anything….ANYTHING I tell you, i’m so addicted to this dressing. 

Coconut Rough Cookies (Wheat & Dairy Free)

The base of these cookies is simply flax-meal made from grinding flaxseeds.  It is a chewy cookie that satisfies both that sweet and salty craving, and is a great source of fibre.  I use my smoothie maker to gently grind them to more of a flour, but you can use a food processor or even a coffee grinder, or you can just but the flax-meal already done.  They are more savoury than sweet, but go ahead and add more sugar if you like a sweeter cookie. 

You will need: 

1/4 cup flaxseeds (grind these into a flour)

1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut

4 heaped tbsp crunchy peanut butter

2 large free range eggs

4 heaped tbsp coconut sugar

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 C.  In a bowl beat the eggs, and add the sugar.   Mix in the peanut butter and combine well.  Add the flax-meal and coconut and mix until you can form balls from the mixture.

Form 22 small balls and press down with a folk onto a lined tray.  These don’t take long to cook because they are small.  Bake for around 7 minutes and cool on the tray. I added a little sprinkle of coconut when I served them.  

Let me know if you make these, i’d love to hear how you went.

Enjoy x 

Quick Peanut Butter Chia Cookies

These yummy cookies are grain free, with no refined sugar, flours or dairy.  

I only really do quick and easy recipes, I don’t have the time for those kind of recipes where you need 22 different ingredients and half a day to prepare it all.  I’m too busy to spend to much time in the kitchen, so these super quick 4 ingredient cookies are one of my favourites! 

peanut butter cookies

You will need:

5 heaped tbsp peanut butter with chia seeds – 

(I used Pam’s Finest – Crunchy Peanut Butter with Chia & Flaxseed)

1 large beaten egg

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

3 heaped tbsp coconut sugar. 

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Grab a bowl, pop in the beaten egg, peanut butter, and coconut sugar and mix well.  

Add the almond flour and mix again.  

Roll into small (golf ball sized) balls and push down with a folk. 

Bake on a lined tray for 7 – 8 minutes, until they are a lighter brown colour, and firm to pick up.  

 

I told you they were easy, and they make a great snack that wont raise your blood sugar levels like many other cookies do.

Enjoy x x x