Posts in Quick meals
Easy cheesy mushrooms

With just three ingredients and cooked in 15 minutes, these tasty mushrooms are a regular standby for me if I need to rustle something up quickly. Plus you can vary what you use as a topping depending on what’s in the cupboard or needs using up in the fridge. And they’re very forgiving with the oven temperature if you’ve got something already in the oven cooking.

Serve them with sweet potato wedges and salad and if there’s any left over you can slice them up as a filling for a pitta or on top of a salad with a dollop of hummus for lunch the next day. Midlifemenu.com/recipes/cheesy-mushrooms

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Sweet potato toast with avocado and poached egg

I was late to the party with sweet potato toast! I convinced myself that it wouldn’t really cook and that it was a bit of a faff. But I’m converted :) It’s dead easy to do, taste great and is a fab alternative to bread. The flavour is quite sweet though so we tend to mix lemon juice and fresh coriander through the avocado (like a simplified guacamole) and a grind of black pepper. Super yummy and will keep you full right through until lunch. midlifemenu.com/recipes/sweet-potato-toast

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Garlicky herby quinoa

Quinoa is a great alternative to heavier carbs like pasta and rice, plus it’s full of protein which helps fill you up and keep your energy levels balanced. But it’s bland on it’s own without any ‘pepping’ up - in fact one of my friends has decided she doesn’t like it because it’s so tasteless…but I’m on a mission to prove her wrong with this recipe! Feel free to add your own variations so long as it’s got plenty of flavour. midlifemenu.com/recipes/quinoa

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Veggie breakfast egg muffins

These are super useful, and tasty, breakfast muffins that can be prepped and frozen at the weekend and then defrosted and heated up in the microwave each morning or when you get to work. I find people really struggle with breakfast alternatives to toast and cereal which seem so convenient. Here’s your breakfast alternative! www.midlifemenu.com/recipes/veggie-breakfast-egg-muffins

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