Spice up your HEALTH with the colours of your kitchen

Over the coming weeks are are doing a SERIES of recipes looking at supporting the mini’s in your life, their GUT health. These recipes are also really important for MUMS to BE and breastfeeding mums, as your health and what you EAT, DIRECTLY impacts your mini’s health.

As we age, spices are IMPORTANT for our GUT health, but they are not always ENOUGH, depending on your individual symptoms, you may need to go on a nutrient supportive personalised protocol as well.


  • 2 Tbsps of Ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 Large Potatoes or Kumera diced into chunks
  • 2 Carrots sliced
  • 200 grams of pumpkin diced into chunks
  • 1 tsp of Chilli powder- you could add this at the end if you are using this for recipe for children as well
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1/2 stick of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon


  • Heat ghee or oil and add cumin seeds and cinnamon sticks
  • Once the seeds start to crackle, add the potatoes and pumpkin. Fry for 5 minutes
  • Add the carrots
  • Stir the veggies and add the chilli, coriander and salt
  • Stir fry the mixture, then cover and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes. You can sprinkle with a little water or broth to help cook the carrots. (If you need to walk away
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice and zest before serving.

I like to eat this as a side dish when cooking a range of other Indian inspired dishes. I find Indian inspired recipes a great way to eat a range of veggies while also getting in lots of spices. I will use these veggies like a “pasta” or “noodles” and add my meat dish on top of these veggies. Or I make it a main for a meat free dinner.

When making them for the minis, I leave out the chilli double the mixture and blend Harvey’s portion in the blender, I add breast milk and broth to his portion. I keep his serving in the fridge and serve for breakfast for him for a few days. I try to get in as many different spices into his daily meals to help with his gut health.

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