This recipe is a much healthier version of pasta. It is packed with vegetables and lean protein with just a small amount of pasta. I believe if you are exercising regularly it is not necessary to exclude pasta and other starchy carbohydrates such as bread from your diet all together. They just need to be eaten in moderation. This is a lovely quick weeknight dinner and the leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day (hm I tend to say that a lot on my recipe posts, I am a clear fan of time efficiency!)
This is a great meal to make for your weekly meal prep. I love to cook this up for dinner one night and then divide the leftovers into containers for my me and my husband to eat for lunch for the next three days. Eight meals is definitely worth spending 45 minutes in the kitchen for! Traditional Chinese fried rice can be a bit of a fat and carb bomb, so I designed this fried rice recipe to have plenty of vegetables and protein, and only a moderate amount of
Spring rolls are such a light, healthy and fresh lunch or dinner. I used to be daunted at the thought of making them, thinking they would be too time-consuming and fiddly. They’re actually quite simple and don’t require much effort. I absolutely love eating them, so that’s strong motivation to take the time to make them, too! This recipe makes four serves so I love to make them up at dinner time and have the leftovers for lunch the next day.
This a delicious snack, and it’s perfect now that the weather is warming up. You can’t go wrong with the flavours in this smoothie bowl!
1 handful ice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup filtered water
1 scoop/30g vanilla protein powder
1 large / 140g frozen banana, broken into chunks
2 dried dates
2 pinches Himalayan or sea salt
1 tsp maca
1/4 cup granola
When travelling, my husband and I try to always book accommodation with a kitchen. We really enjoy cooking a majority of the meals ourselves rather than eating out all the time for several reasons. Firstly, it saves a lot of money. I’d rather spend that money on clothes and activities to be honest. Secondly, I like to be in control of what I’m eating so I know it’s healthy, not cooked in inflammatory vegetable oils, and is gluten free. Thirdly, after a big day filled with adventures, we often don’t feel like heading out
I absolutely love eating breakfast out at different cafes. I think breakfast foods are the tastiest! Having them cooked for you and served with a lovely flat white is such an indulgent way to start the weekend. It’s hard to not have a bad day after a start like that; however, I often think, ‘I could easily recreate something like this at home for a quarter of the price’. If you’re like me and have found yourself thinking the same thing, here’s a recipe I created
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One of the things I get asked most often by people who are wanting to get a little healthier or lose weight is for snack ideas. Much to my husband’s amusement, I need to snack! He was always a three-large-meals-a-day type of person, so he finds it funny that I have to pack snacks before we go out anywhere, and how I suggest we stop for morning tea whenever we’re out sightseeing. Personally, I find that if I have morning and afternoon tea I can avoid getting to the point
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You’re probably going to think these tips are all things you’ve heard before, but I urge you not to glaze over them! They really do make a huge impact on your health and weight.
1. Do something active every day.
Find something you enjoy so you won’t skip it! Yes, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are the most effective forms of exercise for dropping body fat, but if you can’t stand them you can still get good results from other types of exercise. The best type
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My diet has progressed from me having no idea what I was doing in my teens, to being overly strict in my early-twenties, to now in my mid-twenties being a little more relaxed. I now understand that being overly-obsessive with your diet can cause guilt, anxiety and affect your social life, which is just as detrimental to your health and well-being as a bad diet.
I have also learnt that being a food perfectionist is unnecessary to reach my goals. In my experience, you can have both
First of all, I want to explain that I know canned tuna is not a totally ‘clean’ food. It contains mercury and comes in tins which contain BPA, so it’s not a food I eat regularly. I see it as an emergency food when I don’t have time to cook a protein source myself. This salad is from