A healthy lunch menu!


On the first weekend of March, I had the pleasure of presenting a health workshop and catering lunch to a gorgeous group of women at a retreat run by Dawn of Always You Yoga & Relaxation. The ladies have been begging me for the recipes of everything I gave them for lunch, so I thought I’d share them here with you all.

* everything is gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian



The recipe for my zucchini slice is right here.  It’s always a crowd favourite, and is a great meal or snack, hot or cold. I made it without the cheeses so that it was suitable for the dairy-free attendees 🙂



I made two salads for the group.  The first is a greens salad with tomato and chickpeas, and a balsamic mustard dressing.  The second is a simple coleslaw with turmeric dressing.


A large bowl of baby spinach and rocket leaves, topped with chickpeas and cherry tomatoes.  As for the dressing:

– 1 tablespoon honey

– 1 tablespoon seeded mustard

– 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

– pinch of freshly ground black pepper


Shredded red and white cabbage, carrots and cucumber made up the base of this coleslaw, with a little bit of kale added in too.  And the very popular turmeric dressing:

– 3/4 cup whole egg mayo

– juice of 1/2 lemon

– 1 tsp ground turmeric (or fresh grated turmeric)

– 1 tbsp olive oil

– pinch of salt and pepper


So, there you have it ladies.  All the recipes you need to recreate our scrumptious lunch at Second Valley.  It was a pleasure to meet you all, and I hope you have taken the lessons learnt from the entire weekend and applied at least a little bit to your every day life.

And remember: health is about baby steps forward.


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Danni xx

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