Boost energy levels and sleep quality with The Imperfect Nutritionist’s dishes

Jennifer Medhurst aka The Imperfect Nutritionist is known for sharing fun and accessible recipes to her 100,000 Tik Tok followers. She believes being healthy has nothing to do with eating a 'perfect' diet and instead encourages us all to enjoy plenty of treats.

In her new book, she shares her complete guide to improving all aspects of your health and wellbeing, including boosting your energy levels, gut health, immunity and sleep quality.

Instead of telling you what you can and can't eat, Jennifer's approach empowers you to decide what is best for you. Here are some of her favourite recipes.

Dark Chocolate Bark

Ingredients / Serves 4–5

  • 2 x 100g bars of dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil


  • seeds, such as flax seeds
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • mixed nuts
  • dried mulberries
  • puffed rice
  • dried coconut flakes


Super Greens Soup

Ingredients / Serves 2

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, for frying
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 broccoli (try to use the stalk as well), broken into florets and chopped up
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 200g spinach
  • 600ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • freshly chopped herbs, such as basil, mint, dill or coriander
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper


  • yoghurt or coconut milk
  • freshly chopped herbs, such as basil, mint, dill or coriander
  • pumpkin seeds


Tomato and Ricotta Tart

Ingredients / Serves 6

  • 110g 100 per cent rolled oats
  • 60g gram flour
  • 1 date, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • pinch of salt
  • 70ml extra virgin
  • olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 medium vine tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 large handfuls of mixed
  • colour cherry tomatoes, halved


  • extra virgin olive oil, for frying
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 500g ricotta
  • 20g basil, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 free-range organic eggs,
  • plus 2 yolks

To serve

serve with a big green salad


Veggie Pad Thai Noodles

Ingredients / Serves 2

  • 120g flat rice noodles
  • extra virgin olive oil, for frying
  • 2 medium carrots, scrubbed and cut into thin batons
  • 1 courgette, cut into thin batons
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin batons
  • 1 large handful of bean sprouts
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander, diced
  • 1 red chilli, diced
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 50g roasted peanuts, crumbled


  • 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce or tamari
  • juice of 1 lime, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, skin on and grated
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


The Imperfect Nutritionist 7 Principles of Healthy Eating by Jennifer Medhurst. Published by Kyle Books. Photography: Nick Hopper


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