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Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope you are all are having a fantastic week, and if you are a Melbournian, enjoying the lovely weather we were having! I feel like it has been warmer lately than the actual summer we had, I’m not complaining though.. well maybe I’ll complain about the bad weather we had today though!

Lately Ive been doing some research on healthy alternatives to sweet snacks as I am a massive sweet tooth and find it so hard to stay away from the sweets when I’m really craving them, and when I allow myself to have chocolate or I over indulge, I ALWAYS feel guilty! Last week, I was really craving banana bread with my green tea- I could have easily gone to my local cafe and grabbed myself a sugar filled band powdered banana bread- but I know deep down how bad they can be for us, and how some of them aren’t even made with real Banana’s! Imagine that!

I decided to head down to my local supermarket and pick up some healthy ingredients and make no added sugar, banana bread bites! These bites are super easy to make, super affordable and are guaranteed to fix your sugar craving (If you like Banana)

When I make a healthy alternative, I always ensure I test it myself and if I’m not happy with it, I will tweak the recipe until I am 100% happy with it – then I will post it for all you guys to try to! Now that I am happy with the recipe – lets take you all through it!

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  • 4 Very ripe Banana’s
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of wholemeal flower
  • 1 cup of plain flower
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt

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STEP ONE:  Preheat the oven to 160C or 140C fan-force. Grease and line a bread tin or cake tin loaf pan with baking paper.

STEP TWO: Mash up all banana’s together in a bowl until smooth with little to no bumps/large pieces left.

STEP THREE: Add all wet ingredients to your mashed up banana’s. This includes:Add eggs, oil, milk and vanilla and stir until combined and smooth.

STEP FOUR: Now add your dry ingredients to your mixture – using a sifter for each ingredient. this includes: flours, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate and salt. Mix all ingredients together.

STEP FIVE: Transfer your banana mixture from your bowl into your prepared baking tin evenly.

STEP SIX: Place your tin into your pre-heated oven and bake for 45 -60 minutes. Keep checking your mixture with a skewer and if it comes out clear, your bread is ready- and if its still wet with contents coming out – it still needs more time!

STEP SEVEN: Once the bread is cooked and still moist, remove from oven and allow to rest for at least 5- 10 minutes. Cut your bread into small pieces (see photo) and serve!

NOTE: If you would like extra flavour and are okay with being a little naughty- add some cinnamon sugar to the top of your bread pieces !

STEP EIGHT– Serve, and enjoy!

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What is great about these banana bites is you can grab them as a snack, have them for desert with some yoghurt and fruit or simply have them as an on the go breakfast if you are in a rush – Now because they do contain flour, I dont suggest eating them all day, everyday – but as a snack or a quick meal they are the perfect go -to instead of a sugar packed artificial piece of bread that will cost you around $6.00 for a small piece!

I hope you guys enjoy these little bursts of delight just as much I do. You can enjoy them hot or cold and add anything you like to them! If you do end up making them – let me know your thoughts and what you added to them for extra flavour!

Until next time,

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Hi All! I hope you are all having an incredible week and enjoying hump day! With easter coming up, I know I’m going to be eating chocolate and eating some bad foods, so I always try to ensure that the weeks leading up to Easter I am as healthy as possible, this however doesn’t stop me from having a sweet tooth! So this past weekend, I decided to gather up some healthy, nutritious ingredients and make a sweet banana and blueberry bread. The bread is super tasty warm or cold or just to take as a small snack to cure your sweet tooth!

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  • 4 Bananas ( ripe cooking banana’s as they need to be mashed)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
  • 3 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 1/4 Cup of Melted Coconut Oil (60ml)
  • 150g bag of Almond meal
  • 150g of crushed Almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Punnet of Blueberries (100g)

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STEP ONE: Cut up and mash your 4 Bananas. I simply used a fork to do this. They should look like this when you’re done.

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STEP TWO:  Add wet ingredients; eggs, coconut oil, honey and vanilla to your Bananas. (you may need to do this in a bigger bowl) and mix well. After mixing, your ingredients should look like this:

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STEP 3: In a seperate bowl, mix your dry ingredients – This is your almond meal, crushed almonds, cinnamon and baking soda – Mix well, as shown below:

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STEP FOUR: add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix through thoroughly. Your ingredients should now look something like this:

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STEP FIVE: Fold the blue berries into your mix slowly.

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STEP SIX: Line your bread tin with baking paper, then poor your mixture into the tin.

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STEP SEVEN: The fun part! Baking your bread! Bake at around 180 for 45 minutes to an hour. As it can vary, keep checking your bread and place a knife in – if the knife comes out clean, your bread is cooked. If it comes out wet with ingredients still on it, it needs more time.

STEP EIGHT: Cut, serve and EAT!

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This bread is not only healthy, guilt free and delicious but as you can see its very simple to make, ingredients are not expensive and its quick and easy! Trust me guys, if i can make it, I know all of you can too! I hope you guys enjoy this recipe just as much as I do, Happy baking guys!

Until next time,

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Hi All! Long time no talk! I am so sorry for being MIA lately, Ive recently gone back to school and its been a massive week of emotion for me so Ive had a break from blogging- I also started kickboxing and plan on up-skilling in that so my focus has been elsewhere and Im so sorry about that! But, Im back! And because my health kick for 2016 continues, I thought I would share with you guys some of my favourite healthy meals I eat to contribute to weight loss and be as nutritious as I possible can! Ive added a few breakfast,  options and in more posts, ill show you guys what i also eat for lunches and dinners as well as snacks!  If you would like to know more you can hit me up with questions on my Qooh account (link in social media tab).

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we all know that! If you didn’t.. well now you do! I love breakfast because I ALWAYS feel so hungry when I wake up, due to heading to the gym at 5:30 in the morning, by 7:00am I could eat the whole house down so breakfast before starting my day makes me feel A LOT better. I usually like to mix up my breakfast depending on what my day looks like, how active ill be or what I will be doing, but these are usually my options:

  • BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE:

Anyone who knows me personally knows how much i LOVE my smoothies, and its always the same one because I seriously love it so much! If you have a look in the recipe tab I actually posted all about my smoothie, what it looks like and the recipe, however ill recap whats in it now:

  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 2 tablespoons of protein world slender blend protein (vanilla flavour)
  • 6-10 strawberries
  • handful of raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • handful of baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of low fat greek yoghurt natural
  • 200ml almond milk/skim milk
  • 200ml of cold water
  • optional: tablespoon of chia seeds.

Blend all the ingredients together and thank me late, because its like a strawberry milkshake, without the guilt, is super nutritious and fills you up for the morning!

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  • PROTEIN OMELETTE

Okay when I know Im going to have more carbs during the day I like to keep my breakfast nice and protein packed and as natural as possible! My favorite omelette recipe consists of:

  • 1 full egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tblsp of skim milk
  • Mix these 3 ingredients together in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper
  • handful of baby spinach
  • small handful of red onion sliced/diced.
  • small handful of diced tomato
  • small handful of diced capsicum (whatever colour)

Heat up small amount of coconut oil in a pan, add all your vegetables and fry for 30 seconds. From this, then add wet ingredients (egg) to the pan and cook until golden.

Remove from the pan and serve!

This omelette is great, full of protein and vegetables and is very, very yummy!

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  • Smashed Avocado, Fetta and poached Eggs

Okay honestly, I cannot begin to explain how much I LOVE this breakfast. I sometime have it for lunch instead of breakfast too! Its just that damn good and fills you up for either meal! Its easy and simple to make and only has a small amount of ingredients which makes it super quick too!

  • 2 eggs, poached
  • half an avocado smashed onto x2 pieces of low gi rye toast
  • as above, 2 pieces of rye toast
  • 30grams of fetta, crumbled
  • baby spinach placed on toast as base for eggs
  • salt and pepper.

I have the toast, then the avo, handful of spinach, crushed fetta, then add the eggs on top of that – for extra flavour you can even drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top of that to! Its to die for, nutritious and super yummy!

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  • Natural Oats with apple and cinnamon and honey drizzle

These are usually my go to for cold winter mornings, Im literally obsessed! They taste so good, they are so easy and so filling!

  • 45 grams of natural, unsweetened oats – I use uncle Toby’s.
  • 1/2 cup of cold water, 1/2 cup of almond milk mixed with the oats, then placed in the microwave for up to 2 minutes mix and check until soft.
  • 1 cut up, peeled granny smith apple mixed into made oats.
  • tbsp on natural cinnamon ground added to mixture.
  • drizzle of honey added to top for flavour
  • mix altogether and eat

Its absolutely delish, a heart warming, filling meal and is so good for you and will set you up for the day!

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These are my go to breakfasts and I hope it gives you guys some tips and ideas for a healthy, nutritious meal! Let me know if you guys have any questions or want to know more about what i eat! I will be posting my lunch and dinner options for you guys ASAP too so make sure you look out for them!

 

Until next time,

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Happy Thursday all! I hope you guys are having a fantastic week and are kicking your goals! This week I had some time to play around with some recipes/ingredients and come up with a pretty tasty, no added sugar cupcakes! I researched some recipes online, removed some ingredients I felt were not needed and I also added my own ingredients that i felt would work really well with the cupcakes to make them as easy and cost effective as possible! Please remember these have no added sugar, so they may not be sweet enough for your liking – if thats an issue for you i suggest adding in 3 tablespoons of honey for extra sweetness!

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WET INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 medium-large ripe bananas.
  • 1/3 of a cup of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of almond milk, or skim milk depending on what you prefer (not pictured)

DRY INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups of wholemeal flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of bi-carb soda
  • 12 whole almonds (or crushed walnuts, whatever you prefer)

Pre heat your oven to 220 degrees and prepare muffin tray (12 cup) by either lining them with baking cups or brushing it with coconut oil.

 

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  1. Mash up all 4 Bananas in smaller bowl – Use a fork to make it easier for yourself. Make sure your bananas are mashed to the consistency shown below, with minimal chunks.

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2. Add in other wet ingredients to your mashed up bananas (Egg, Vanilla Essence, Coconut Oil, Almond Milk)

3. Prepare your dry ingredients in larger bowl all together  (wholemeal flour, cinnamon, bi-carb soda) Leave the almonds/nuts out at this stage. This should be what you have in front of you: Wet Ingredients in one bowl, dry ingredients in a larger bowl.

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4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until all has been folded through.

5. Fill your muffin tray with your mixture and top each muffin with a whole almond (or crushed nut of your choice)

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6. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, check to ensure soft in middle and top crunchy, then remove, let cool and serve. I suggest serving the muffin with sugar free ice cream or stewed fruit such as apples, they are a great combination together, or simply great for your lunch box without feeling the guilt of a muffin that is full of sugar!

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Healthy, Guilt free, tasty and so easy to make! Not only is the recipe easy, the ingredients are cheap to buy, so you will not be spending too much money on ingredients!

I hope you guys have a great weekend and this recipe can help you from being naughty and reaching for a sugar packed chocolate muffin! If you have any questions or would like to see me post about something in particular please let me know on my qooh me, which you can find the link in my ‘social media’ page!

 

Happy Baking!

Until next time,

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Happy Thursday all! Only one more sleep until the weekend, thank god! I find that when my days get over packed and super busy finding time to cook something let alone cook something healthy can be super hard. It can always seem so much easier to opt for a frozen meal or fast food- but we all know that thats not what our body needs, It isn’t rocket science! I’m currently on a meal plan that was written by a certified PT and nutritionist and 2016 has become a really important year to me already. I am super focused on my training, nutrition and health and I’m definitely making it one of my highest priorities. I know how hard it can be to stay healthy, I struggle with it still sometimes! So I thought while I was cooking my meal tonight, how it may be helpful to some of you guys to show you how simple, easy and quick it can be to have a simple, healthy meal. This meal took me no longer then 30 minutes and cost under $5.00 for the serving! If your organised, it isn’t hard or expensive to eat healthy so there really is no excuse!

Tonight I used 3 vegetables, a protein, an oil source, salt and pepper and 2 sources of flavouring and thats it. From this I created a Medley of vegetables (beetroot,pumpkin and asparagus) and BBQ flavoured chicken.

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  • 100g of Chicken Breast
  • 100g of Kent pumpkin chopped into cubes
  • 4 stems of Asparagus
  • 100g of Beetroot
  • 1 teaspoon of BBQ seasoning (simply can get this from Coles or any brand you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme herbs
  • Pinch of seasalt and cracked pepper
  • Coconut oil (enough to spray pan and pumpkin)

 

 

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  1. Cut up your pumpkin into small cubes. I choose to cut the skin off for my pumpkin. I then weigh my pumpkin to ensure I’m having a serving of 100grams. If you dont have scales 100g is usually 1.5 handfuls when it comes to pumpkin or sweet potato if your doing simple cubes.  Also at this stage preheat your oven to around 180 degrees. From the photo, you will be able to see the size of the pumpkin cubes.

2.   Once my pumpkin is diced I get a oven safe dish or tin and line it with baking paper. I            then transfer the pumpkin into the dish and spread it out.

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3. Spray the pumpkin with Coconut oil spray. If you do not have the spray, melt a small amount of coconut oil and toss the pumpkin through it before adding it to the oven dish/tin. If you aren’t a fan of coconut oil you can use olive oil also, just ensure its a small bit as its just to coat your pumpkin.

4. Use a teaspoon of your favourite herbs (I use thyme however rosemary or any of your favourite herb mix would work) and sprinkle them over your pumpkin.

5. Use a pinch of rock salt and cracked pepper and sprinkle over your pumpkin (As shown below)

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6. Once your pumpkin was prepared, place your dish into the oven ensuring its on a 30minute timer placed at around 180-200 degrees. I usually keep my pumpkin on for 20 minutes at 180 then up it to 200 to crisp it up for the last 10 minutes.

7. Use a medium size saucepan and fill it up half way with water. Let this simmer on the stove until it starts to boil.

8. Once it starts to boil you can add in your Asparagus sticks. I personally cut the bottoms off, but its totally up to your preference. I use 4 sticks for a serving.

9. Place your Asparagus sticks into the boiling water. As the sticks are hard they will stick out of the water at first, just allow them to soften up. You can either have asparagus soft, or you can have it crunch by just blanching it for a small amount of time – this is the way I like it. I never have it in the water for more then 8-10 minutes.

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10. While the Asparagus is blanching, you can then move onto the chicken. I cut up 100g of chicken breast, place it in a back and ass one teaspoon of BBQ seasoning to the bag and mix it through.

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11. Turn on your stove to a low heat and spray your pan with coconut oil (or olive oil depending on your choice). Let the pan rise in heat and then place your 100g of chicken into the pan and cook accordingly. Some prefer just cooked, some prefer it a little crispy. I personally dont mind, just make sure its fully cooked.

12. I was lazy tonight and only brought a can of beetroot, however you can always prepare it yourself or buy full beats- thats differently the healthiest way. My father who is also on a health kick, choses to make a sweet beetroot himself with vinegar and full beets- it tastes like the beetroot from the can, its incredible! either way weigh 100g of beetroot and you can leave it in slices or dice it up.

13. Once your chicken, beetroot and Asparagus has been prepared, you can check your Pumpkin and once you can tell it is crispy and cooked all the way through (check with knife or skewer) then you can also pull that out and present it on your plate just the way you want to! I choose to seperate it all.

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Such a simple, easy, quick and HEALTHY meal! Theres no excuses when this is so easy, so yummy and so quick!

 

I hope you guys liked this little tip of mine and can enjoy this easy healthy meal from your own home. Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions or tips on anything else you would like me to cover!

Until next time,

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Happy Tuesday all! How crazy is it that we are already 12 days into January? I cannot believe how fast the time is going and that its already 2016! Im finally back after a long break over Christmas/New Years and I thank you all for being so patient! So, My main Goal/Focus for 2016 is weightloss/health and fitness. The 3 components have always been extremely important to me, however this year I have noticed I am a lot more focused, driven and passionate about it! Im definitely eating cleaner, working out harder and my fitness planning/mindset is a lot clearer! I thought, to kick off the New Year on a healthy note, why not share some of my favourite tips for creating a perfect Salad! Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am not actually.. a massive fan of a plain salad.. No way! I cant do a simple no dressing, no protein salad- I find it SO boring and SO un filling, to me its seriously something i CANNOT eat, However if i fill my salads with incredible tasting veggies, healthy dressings, healthy cheeses and a protein source, I find them SO yummy! Lets do this!

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GO GREEN! Okay.. i know this doesn’t sound that yum.. But your salad needs to be nutritious and good for you- Choosing greens (the tasty ones) the right way can make sure your getting a great serve of nutrients that also easy to eat! My go to greens for a Salad are:

Iceberg Lettuce: I love this form of lettuce, its easy to eat, basically tastes like water, very low in calories and so super cheap too! You can pick up a whole lettuce for around $2.00 and that lasts me the whole week!

Spinach: As iceberg lettuce is basically water, I know the nutrition value isn’t too high! I love to add some spinach leaves to my iceberg lettuce to up the nutrition value, the two actually taste very nice together!

Mixed lettuce: this is another type of lettuce I enjoy. Its a few different lettuces put together and are a variety of colours- this type of lettuce tastes amazing with a vinaigrette and sea salt!

These are my favourites, personally- But other choices you can chose that are incredible for you and so super nutritious are wild rocket and kale- these two I personally don’t like the taste too but they are both so incredibly great for you! Try mixing 2 or more of the greens into your salad!

Greens are so full of folate and minerals such as calcium and magnesium, so don’t forget them!

 

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The rainbow medley of fruits and veggies are just important as the greens! This is one of the most fun parts of creating a salad, because you get to add some of the vegetables and fruit which have the most incredible flavour! some of my favourite go to vegetables are:

Beetroot, Red Onion, Carrot, Zucchini, Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn kernels off the cob, Cucumber, chickpeas, green beans – My favourite way to present these veggies are to either grate them, finely chop them or shred them! Not only does it make them easier to eat but i personally think it looks better (ha-ha!)

Another thing I love to do is bake off some sweet potato or pumpkin in the oven and add it to the top of my salads! these are my favourite veggies by far!

Some of my favourite go-to fruits to add into salads are:

Apples, Mango, Strawberries, Avocado – All though i have to ensure the type of salad I’m having will mix well with fruit. A dinner salad with meat, a find mango goes lovely with and a lunch salad (simple and on the side, strawberries are lovely with) I find because I love avocado so much, it goes with everything, and apples, well the green ones are incredible in a tossed side salad!

My best advise here is to play around with your favourite fresh fruits and vegetables, try different things and experience with flavours! Just make sure they all mix well together!

 

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Another ingredient that adds loads of flavour to a salad is a beautiful herb! Some of my favourites are fresh basil, chives and parsley. I also have a whole 12 herb and spices rack so I often play around with different herbs from there such as rosemary and thyme. I personally don’t like these herbs in a salad, but some other popular herbs are fresh mint and coriander- These I strongly dislike but a lot of my family and friends adore it, so they are always options to try! If you have a range of fresh herbs that you grow or a family member grows, take advantage!

 

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To me, this is a component that can really make a salad super tasty.. however it also can be a component that can change your salad from being a beautiful, healthy, nutritious salad to one thats full of fat and sugar. Make sure you stay away from the creamy dressings and mayo type dressins such as ceaser and stick to creating your own healthy blends. Some of my favourite are:

  • Balsamic Viniger- this is my go to salad, I always add it to majority of my salads. Its tangy, yet super tasty and goes so well with so many types of veggies!
  • Mixture of olive oil (3tblsp) and apple cider vinegar (1teaspoon) and a pinch of salt and pepper- this is another beautiful dressing. Keep it tasty, simple and healthy!
  • Fresh lime or fresh lemon – Squeezed- Healthy, zesty and refreshing!

 

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Now anyone who knows me knows i am a MASSIVE fan of cheese! I love it 0 but too much diary and having too much cheese can be unhealthy- so when creating a yummy salad I like to keep that in mind and to do so I always ensure I choose the following cheese and only a small handful!

  • FETTA: Im obsessed with fetta, and it goes SO well with balsamic vinaigrette and tomato.
  • GOATS CHEESE: This is a very different cheese which is great in all types of salads- its not that expensive either!
  • FRESH PARMESAN: Who doesn’t love parmesan! a shaving with salt, pepper and balsamic vinaigrette is to die for!

 

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If I’m super hungry or I’m making a salad for my family and friends- I always love to add some extra crunch. I do that by roasting a handful or two of healthy nuts in a pan and placing it through the salad! My favourite nuts are:

-Sunflower Seeds

-Pine Nuts

-Slithered Almonds

They add a beautiful crunch and flavour to the right Salad!

 

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This is my favourite component to a salad, It can turn a salad from a simple side dish, to a main meal! My tips for this is to ensure your proteins are rich and healthy, not something soaked in marinades or something fatty- opt for a lean, healthy protein form! Some of my favourites include:

1- Roast, Poached or Pan fried Chicken (100grams) I love chicken! Its so yum and super good for us! If your adding chicken opt for 100grams of chicken breast- for flavour you can add herbs or a healthy BBQ seasoning, Cajun seasoning and so on.

2- Roasted or Pan fried Turkey (100grams)  Another protein which is super good for us and very similar to chicken, in my opinion! You can add a healthy seasoning to this also!

3- Seafoods such as prawns, flake, fish, calamari, Salmon, Tuna – Adding a high protein form of seafood is another great option! We should always remember to be as healthy as possible and changing up your types of protein are also SUPER important! There is such a great tasting range of seafoods and they are all SUPER good for you, so don’t forget to change it up and watch the portions.

4-Mushrooms- A VERY high protein packed veggie that is super tasty in a warm salad and a great protein for vegetarians/vegans.

5- Eggs: I opt for only one or a few egg whites and the yolks are high in calories and fat. Egg whites are super high in protein and taste great in a hearty salad!

 

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Now that you’ve spent a good amount of time creating the perfect salad, enjoy it and enjoy not having any guilt like you would after eating a Big Mac meal (you might not even feel guilt for that.. but lets just say you should haha!)

I hope you guys have got some healthy tips and ideas from my favourite salad options! Dont forget to subscribe for other handy/healthy tips and if you have any suggestions/questions please do not be afraid to ask!

Have a great week all  X

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Hi All! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and are ready for everything that this week throws at you! I thought to start off the week I would post my favorites, low calorie breakfast smoothie that I aim to have 3-4 times a week Post training, or if I’m on the run! I actually use to hate the taste of protein smoothies, and to be honest if its just the protein and milk or water, I still hate it! So I came up with a smoothie blend that is SUPER easy, super affordable and super good!

 

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A Blender– Obviously! To mix up all the yummy ingredients!

X2 scoops of Vanilla Protein powder – I use Protein worlds ‘Slender Blend’ collection. You don’t need to use vanilla, but I personally think for this berry smoothie, it tastes the best with Vanilla! A serving is usually 4 scoops, but because we are using other ingredients, I use 2.

X2 table spoons of Greek style natural yoghurt You can use any brand for this, it doesn’t matter. Yoghurt (Natural) doesn’t go off for over a month, so don’t worry about wasting too much of it, you can keep using it for all your smoothies.

X1 Handful of Ice cubes- The ice gives the smoothie a fuller, colder taste. I love adding ice to my smoothies!

250-300ml of skim milk or nut based milk such as almond– You can use water, but as I have this as a meal (breakfast) I use milk so I am not tempted to snack badly or eat more foods due to hunger. I think the milk thickens the shake nicely also! I also sometimes do half milk/half water if I want to lower the calories even more!

Handful or Strawberries (works out to being around 6)- I always cut in half 6 strawberries, Its weird- but it’s the number I’ve always worked with as the taste is always perfect t with that amount!

Frozen or Fresh Raspberries (handful of frozen OR 10 fresh) I personally think the taste is the same with frozen or fresh, But when my Dad has a shake, he prefers it with fresh- I guess it depends on the person/budget. Frozen is a lot easier!

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

Tea spoon of ground cinnamon OR nutmeg – I love adding either of these too spices! Cinnamon is great for your metabolism and nutmeg adds such a milk-shakey flavor!

Teaspoon of Chia Seeds- Chia seeds can hold some calories, but they are super good for us! I often just sprinkle teaspoon to the smoothie just before I blend it!

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As you guys can probably guess, it’s a smoothie- there isn’t anything hard about it. The only tips I can give you is the order to add your ingredients to the blender to avoid blockage/spill/mess

  1. Ice
  2. Greek Yoghurt
  3. Fruit- Strawberries and Raspberries
  4. Milk
  5. Protein Powder
  6. Seeds/Cinnamon/Nutmeg is desired.

Blend all ingredients and enjoy! Honestly- It is such a great tasting, healthy shake that will keep you energized and ready to tackle the day!

 

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