Healthy Meal Ideas

Healthy Meal Ideas

Some Healthy Meal Ideas:

 

Breakfast – Oats, berries and shaved almonds

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Breakfast – Boiled egg on rye toast with coriander

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Breakfast – Fat free greek yoghurt, kiwi, honey and shaved almonds.

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Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, low fat cottage cheese, spinach and tomatoes in a wrap.

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Lunch – Salmon with lettuce, tomato, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, low fat cottage cheese, red pepper and avocado.

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Lunch – Chicken with bean sprouts, cucumber, raw carrots, avocado, spinach with soy sauce dressing.

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Lunch – Roasted butternut with home made chicken skewers

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Dinner – Chicken meatballs, quinoa, chickpeas, avocado, cottage cheese and carrots

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Dinner – Broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, chicken carrots and rice vermicelli noodles.

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Dinner – Salmon on Quinoa, tomato, onion and cucumber.

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Dinner – Home made tuna fish cake with avocado, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes and spinach

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Adidas Pure Boost Raw

Adidas Pure Boost Raw

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I love how a pair of training shoes can just motivate you to get right back into the gym routine… I am pretty damn motivated!  Not only because these amazing shoes look so pretty and girly but also because they have solved a major issue for me…

I had been struggling to find a pair of proper training (cross-training/gymming) shoes for such a very long time.. Unfortunately I have quite wide feet..  It got so bad that I even had to go for that much, MUCH dreaded bunion operation a year ago. I had been putting it off for so long. I had actually not realized at the time how bad my bunions were for my age… They should not have been giving me so many hassles. So I went for the operation on the one foot. I was out of training for 3 months which upset me more than the actual pain of the procedure.

So after that long sob story I decided that I was not going to wear heels anymore and I was going to get a proper pair of training shoes… ANYTHING to avoid having to go through that painful operation again…  So I searched and I read and I just could not find a pair that ticked all the boxes. I thought that if someone on the internet advised on a pair that are “the best training shoes for bunions for women” then all my issues would be solved.

I decided to just go in and try a few on for myself. I kept in mind the suggestions of my Doctor and just went to try on… I knew which shoes to avoid – which unfortunately were SO many… I don’t know why all the big brands assume that all women have dainty, slim feet. I avoided anything that would press onto my bunions and restrict my feet in any way… So I picked the Adidas Pure Boost Raw (which just happened to be a very good looking shoe… in white and pink as well).

My “flipper feet” were in heaven. Nothing was pushing on them and restricting their movement. I secretly did half a squat in the store to feel how my feet felt – and that was the final box ticked. Bring on the squats and new years’ resolutions!

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Oh, the Nutribullet

Oh, the Nutribullet

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Finally! The day has come… my very own Nutribullet! Is it worth all the hype? So far, I think yes.

I was a bit of a cheapskate up until this point, going for all the cheaper, less known brands out there. I now have to say that nothing can compare to that moment when you open the box and it’s just quality, quality, quality!

Now I have to be honest, I didn’t prepare for this too well. Besides bombarding my Pinterest boards with smoothie ideas (and there are a LOT out there), I hadn’t really bought all the ingredients required to “make a perfect smoothie”. But that’s what I like about it. I just threw together a few fruits and items that I had left over in the kitchen and it was a pretty good first smoothie.

The actual Nutribullet (I went for the Nutribullet 600W 12-Piece Set Nutrient Extractor) includes a guide on how to make what, when. I would say it’s good to follow, but honestly I just make whatever healthy shake I feel like that morning, and that seems to do the trick.

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A blender like this is perfect for people like me who want to be healthy and get all the good nutrients in but just don’t have the time to eat all the items separately. So you just mash them all in together and take it on the go or down it before you leave – what a win for the day!

What makes this product different as well is that you can throw the whole fruit or vegetable (including skin and seeds, etc) in, which means that you don’t lose any of the nutrients and actual good stuff. Not that it’s the most important thing, but I also like that it’s not too loud when in use. I can actually make a smoothie early in the morning without waking up the whole apartment block. It also doesn’t make me feel like I am operating heavy machinery.

Besides it being a great kick start to a healthy day, it’s actually quite magical to use.

Here is the website link for more detail.

Some of my tips that I have picked up on:

  • Use honey to make that kale/spinach/bitter one a little sweeter to taste
  • Add water  (ice to make it a colder smoothie) to make the consistency a bit smoother
  • Rolled oats and yoghurt are good ingredients to keep you fuller for longer
  • Flavoured whey protein is a good addition – I just add one scoop
  • Fruits I like to use: bananas, kiwis, berries, strawberries
  • Rinse the blades immediately after use, otherwise it becomes difficult to keep it clean (especially under the actual blades)
  • Instant coffee is a good one to add to a morning smoothie

 

I will be adding some of my recipes (including a green juice and I  also plan to also make protein pancakes using the Nutribullet) as I go along.

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