RECIPES FROM EMMA ELLICE-FLINT
"My recipes with 44 Foods concentrate on a Mediterranean-style diet with ingredients rich in antioxidants and providing anti-inflammatory benefits.”
I’m a qualified nutritionist, nutritional therapist and an experienced chef. At my clinic, I combine science, research and delicious food to help women in perimenopause and menopause to embrace change through lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet, regular exercise and improving sleep.
Recipes that embrace change
Through my work with women in perimenopause and menopause, I’ve seen first-hand how the symptoms can be supported through lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet.
Emma’s Artichoke and Chickpea Dip
This dip is packed with flavour and beneficial ingredients. Especially full of anti-inflammatory nutrients, so important during perimenopause and menopause when the lack of oestrogen can potentially mean the body is more inflamed.
Emma's Warmed Halloumi with Avocado, Chickpeas and Greens
A great brunch or lunch dish, full of phytonutrients, prebiotics and anti-inflammatory foods, so important for body and mind balance.
Emma’s Ginger Stir-Fry with Tofu
Whilst there’s a lot going on in this warm salad, not least it’s great taste, it’s the ginger I want to mention the most - ginger has anti-inflammatory benefits in the gut and aids digestion. This helps us to feel better all round - both in the body and mind!
Emma’s Open Omelette with Greens
Packed with protein, this quick and easy-to-make omelette provides your gut microbes with beneficial prebiotic fibre and your body with a great satisfying lunch.
Emma’s Overnight Oats with Cherries and Ginger
A fast, easy to pre-prepare breakfast. This breakfast contains beneficial oats, great for female hormone balance and gut health! Plus plenty of berries, rich in phytonutrients called anthocyanins. These anthocyanins help boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and support both the liver and gut function.
Emma’s Pineapple and Chia Balls
These balls contain plenty of fibre and prebiotics to support your gastrointestinal tract and its microbiota (prebiotics is a term that means food for your beneficial gut microbiota). The chia seeds contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 oils and lignans (lignans are a phytoestrogen) for hormone balance.
Emma’s Sweet Potato Jackets with Guacamole and Red Cabbage Slaw
To add protein to this dish I like to open a can of fish and flake it over the sweet potato or slaw. Alternatively, if you have some cooked chicken, shred 100g per person and add it to the top of the sweet potato. If you prefer a vegan or vegetarian option, crumble 100g firm tofu per person over the top.
Emma’s Triple Layer Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are really easy to make. If you wish to, you could make just the brownie topping, as this is a delicious brownie cake mixture.
Every 44 Foods purchase supports real British food producers in a fair and sustainable way.
I’m so pleased to be partnering with 44 Foods. Like me, they understand that good health comes from eating a wide variety of quality ingredients that have been carefully and ethically produced.
You might know me for playing rugby, but as a kid my ambition was to have the best dairy herd in the south-west! I grew up on a farm in Cornwall and the countryside has been in my blood for generations.
When I’m not developing new recipes or directing photoshoots, I can be found foraging for wild food with my family, out at sea gig-rowing for my local club or painting the Cornish countryside.
Easy one-click bundles
Working with 44 Foods, I’ve developed a series of recipes with plenty of vegetables, legumes, pulses, beans, whole grains, extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds, fermented dairy foods, eggs, fish and seafood and fresh fruit.
More from Emma
Food secrets for a balanced life
Factual information about the menopause transition