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Last time we spoke, we shared our top tips for creating a zero-waste pantry, how to reduce your plastic use and why buying in bulk is better for you, your wallet and the environment.
  • Now, it’s time to talk you! What does your day look like on a plate? Do you kick off the morning with a nourishing breakfast or do you skip it, choosing a strong coffee instead?

    Do you take a lunch break outside, or do you mindlessly scoff down a sandwich in front of your computer at work? Do you reach for a healthy 3pm snack option like nut butter on toast or a bliss ball? Or, are you munching down a chocolate bar because it’s convenient?

    What does dinner look like for you? Are you inspired to cook a healthy, wholesome meal or do you order take-away because you feel exhausted and hungry?

    Wherever you are on your journey to heath, The Source Bulk Foods is here to help. We’ve learnt a few tips and tricks on our journey to healthy living and clean eating, which we share with you below, along with a few bonus recipes!

  • Eat Real Food

    Always choose real food, such as:

  • Buy Local and Seasonal Food

    Buying food direct from farmers at farmers’ markets or local butchers will save you, the planet and your pocket. Want to know how to create a waste-free kitchen filled with healthy and delicious foods? Read our blog, 7 Simple Hacks for a Zero-Waste Pantry.

  • Always Buy The More Nutrient-Dense Option

    Switch unhealthy food items for more nutrient-dense options. Want to know our favourite quick and easy switches? Simply replace table salt with Australian pink salt, margarine with real butter, iceberg lettuce with leafy greens and regular vegetable oil with olive oil or coconut oil.

  • Buy in Bulk

    When buying food in bulk, you reduce your plastic waste significantly, enjoy more fresh food and avoid any unnecessary food waste.

    At The Source Bulk Foods, we offer over 500 different products such as spices, herbs, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, superfood powders, sweets, snacks, natural household cleaning products and more. Simply bring a few reused glass jars from home or help yourself to our paper bags and fill up with your favourite items.

  • Smoked Salmon Living Lentil Bowl

    Wholefood chef, Lee Holmes, shares delicious, healthy and sustainable meals on her website, Supercharged Food. Together with Lee, we’re trying to change the perception that cooking fresh, nutrient-rich meals is complicated and time-consuming. With a few simple tips from us and this delicious Smoked Salmon Living Lentil Bowl from Lee, you’ll learn how easy it is to cook a wholesome and healthy meal. Plus, you can pick up the lentils, spices and extra-virgin olive oil from your closest The Source Bulk Foods.

     

    Serves: 2

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 small brown onion, chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
    • 50g brown lentils, rinsed
    • 375mL chicken stock or filtered water
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 handful coriander, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
    • 100g baby English spinach leaves
    • 100g smoked salmon
    • 35g snow pea sprouts
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
    • Squeeze lemon juice

     

    METHOD

    1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Add the onion, garlic and ginger, then cook for 3–4 minutes, until softened.
    3. Add the lentils, stock or water and cumin.
    4. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20–25 minutes, until the lentils are tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
    5. Stir through the coriander and capers.
    6. Arrange all the ingredients in serving bowls, then season with a grind of pepper (if using) and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Peruvian Chilli Chocolate Scorched Nut Pizza

    Alexx Stuart is the author of Low Tox Life, a comprehensive handbook that shares all her tried and tested tips for living a low-tox life. Alexx also has a website and podcast which we highly recommend. If you’ve been following our Spring Cleaning blog series, you’ll know Alexx is an inspiration for us here at The Bulk Food Source and we had to share her delicious Peruvian Chilli Chocolate Scorched Nut Pizza recipe, which is perfect if you need a sweet treat fast! Plus, you can pick up all the ingredients from The Source Bulk Foods. Win, win!

     

    Makes: 1 pizza

    INGREDIENTS

    • 60mL melted coconut oil
    • 2-3 tablespoonsraw cacao
    • 2-3 tablespoonsmaple syrup, rice-malt syrup or honey (if using honey, just add 1 tablespoon)
    • 1 handful scorched, toasted or dehydrated nuts of choice
    • 1 tablespoon bee pollen (optional)
    • ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
    • Pinch salt
    • Pinch dried chilli flakes

     

     

    METHOD

    1. Line a round cake tray or dish with parchment paper.
    2. Mix oil, cacao, syrup, salt and vanilla in little bowl until well combined. Pour onto parchment.
    3. Chop nuts roughly and sprinkle over.
    4. Sprinkle bee pollen and chilli if using.
    5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Natural Detox Juice

    This Natural Detox Juice recipe comes from Kate Duncan, the deputy editor of WellBeing magazine. If you can’t find fresh ginger or turmeric, simply use a teaspoon each of the dried/ground powder found at The Source Bulk Foods.

     

    Serves: 1-2

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 green apple, core removed and chopped
    • ½ pineapple, cored and skinned
    • 3 kale leaves, stem removed
    • 1 small knob ginger
    • 1 small knob turmeric
    • 1 lemon, skin off and quartered
    • Black pepper, to serve

     

    METHOD

    Process all ingredients in a juicer. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with black pepper and drink.

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