Roast Vegetable Salad with Chicken, Nut & Seed Chocolate Bark, Bliss Balls & Chia Jam

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This week I extended meal prep to an hour and a half. And did 4 meals for lunches plus our treats for the fridge as well. We love bliss balls around here for snacks and lunchboxes, and I also decided to experiment and make a nutty chocolate bark full of goodness. It turned out amazing!

First up -

Roast Vege Salad with Chicken Breast & Lemon Mustard Dressing
Makes 4 meals

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3 x chicken breasts
1/4 pumpkin
1 kumara
1 red onion
2 zucchini
2 x coloured capsicum (I used red and yellow - eat the rainbow!)
Corn kernals
1/2 bag baby spinach

To make the salad, chop all veges in similar size and line roasting tray in a single layer. Toss olive oil through veges and season. Bake for roughly 25 mins.

For the chicken, bake as preferred - I like to coat chicken breast with dukkah! Bake for 30 mins.

Once vegetables have cooled, toss through corn and spinach. Places equal amounts in your Tupperware and slice chicken evenly to place on top.

For lemon dressing, combine:

Juice of 1 lemon
1TBS whole grain stone mustard
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS mayonnaise

Mix with a fork for a minute or until comes together.

Drizzle over salad before storing in fridge for up to 5 days, or freezer for 2 months

Chia Jam

Chia jam is one of the quickest and easiest things you can do to make a small change in your diet to reduce sugar for your family. Ditch sugar laden jams for this recipe which just uses natural sugars of the berries or fruit. This week I used plums from our orchard that had been boiled down, but raspberry is a firm fave in our house.

1.5 cups berries
1-2 cup chia seeds
*maple if sweetener needed

Heat berrris on stovetop in a pot until broken down, use a masher to squash them! Once heated, add your chia seeds and maple (if using), stir and place into a jar. Store in fridge to set. Keeps for up to a week.

Nut & Seed Chocolate Bark!

This delicious chocolate deserved a post all of it’s own, CLICK HERE.

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Cacao Crunch Bliss Balls

This week I totally cheated and got a bliss ball mix from Clean Mixes. The wholesome co also have some great prep mixed blends you can buy. If you’re short on time these mixes are fab.

These are the Cacao Crunch flavour and I added in extra pumpkin seeds plus some crushed almond and buckwheat. Wherever possible I add extra bits and pieces that up the nutritional content of foods.

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