So winter is officially here my belly is feeling rounder and my jeans feel slightly less comfortable to wear, not to mention the dreaded double chin! If like me, you feel you put on weight during these colds months don’t worry…it’s actually very common! On average, we gain between 2-4 pounds in the few months leading up to Christmas and New Year.
These turmeric spiced roasted nuts are my favourite new thing to snack on, especially mid-morning time. I usually start feeling peckish 2-3 hours after breakfast and need to have something between breakfast and lunch to keep me going otherwise I start feeling a little irritable. When I say ‘a little’ I actually mean ‘very!’.
If you think salads are boring, then you more than anyone need to try this recipe! There was a time when I thought salads were boring, but that was mainly because I never experimented. My salads always consisted of tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce…that’s it! And even though there is nothing wrong with that combination but as you can imagine, it did eventually become so boring!
On most evening, I like making quick and simple recipes, like these healthy tuna patties. All you need to do is chop a few ingredients, mix everything in one bowl, shape into patties and shallow fry for a few minutes and you’ll have a tasty and satisfying meal. You can eat these tuna patties on their own with a side salad and sweet potato fried, or you can turn it into a burger with layers of tomato, lettuce, a slice of cheese and a drizzle of Sriracha…perfect!
If you’ve never tried, or even heard of chia pudding then you’re in for a treat! Some may say that chia seeds have been over-hyped the past year or so, which may be true but with good reasons.
It’s not often that I would feel OK about eating a muffin for breakfast. But these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are so healthy that I CAN eat one for breakfast without feeling guilt or remorse. The only ‘not so good for you’ thing about them is the chocolate chips, but a little chocolate never hurt anyone 😛
heesy crackers…and vegan? How could that possibly be? Well the combination of the ingredients for these crackers give it a lovely cheesy flavour. That accompanied with a few aromatic herbs and spices make these crackers perfect to eat with hummus, spreads or just simply by themselves!
Chocolate muffins that are high in protein and low in calories? Yes please! These protein chocolate muffins are only 159 calories – around half the calories of that in the average chocolate muffin. So you can enjoy a delicious chocolate treat without feeling any of the guilt!
These protein bars take no time to make and only require 4 ingredients, a bowl and a spoon! They’re also gluten free, high in protein and low in carbs, great to have in the fridge for when you need a quick snack.
The ingredients to make these raw pecan squares are pretty basic, all you need to them together is a food processor.