Bit of a weirdo combo, but was super yummy and now I feel super full and super amazing after 2 days of PMS over-eating ^_^
- String beans
- 3 eggwhites and 1 whole egg fried in coconut oil
- Cooked organic buckwheat
- Iced chocolate - 2 tspn raw cacao, stevia, 1/2 cold water, 1/2 almond milk
I’m thinking of starting a little ‘Our Meals of the Week’ post. Basically, I’ll be posting it each Monday and it will be a little collage of everyone’s healthy meals - a great way to share ideas and promote your blogs ^_^ !!!! You’ll just need to upload a nice pic of your meal idea and tag it as ‘healthysnaxmealscollage’.
Who’d be interested?
*not my own photo - crediting source! ^_^*
QUEST BARS = the most amazing things in the world!!
I, Nella from healthysnax, would like to announce that I officially think that Quest bars are the most amazing products ever created by humans and nature. I vow to always love thee and promote/buy/eat you for the rest of my fit and healthy life <3
YUM!!! Would probably only have half the avocado in this meal and save half for the next though ;)
Nellafittynova on Instagram for recipe ^_^
❀ DAY 13 OF PALEO! ❀
Hey, it’s been almost 2 weeks of this thing! And I’ve finally made the switch from peanut butter to almond butter - I’ve been eating a teaspoon or so of peanut butter every now and then which isn’t strictly paleo according to some people, but I just had to finish off the jar! So I still consider this a paleo 2 weeks.
I had such a yummy breakfast today, and I’m looking forward to what the day brings! I’m excited about this weekend!
What are your weekend plans!?!?!?!?
✿ Yummiest Ever Lemon/Pepper Warm Tuna Salad ✿
Tuna is SO good for you, but we don’t all like the fishy taste - especially when you just buy the healthiest version of canned tuna - in springwater. However, I’ve just gone ahead and created such a yummy tuna recipe, it’s actually the best warm salad I’ve ever had (if I do say so myself ^_^ ). And it’s SO quick and easy!
- 185g canned tuna in spring water (drained very well!)
- 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
- 1/2 carrot finely diced
- 1 stalk celery finely diced
- 1.5 large zucchinis diced
- juice of 1/8 lemon
- salt and pepper
- chia seeds (for the crunch!)
- sprig of mint
❤ What to do:
- Fry off the carrots and celery in the coconut oil in a large pan on high heat for about 5 mins.
- Add zucchini and stirfry for about 3 mins.
- Make some room in the pan and add the tuna so that it touches the base of the pan and absorbs some oil (and gets a bit crispy)
- After about 3 mins, mix the tuna with the veggies and cook for a further 2 mins.
- Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper, stir and transfer into bowl.
- Add a teaspoon of chia seeds and some mint if you like (the flavour is SO fresh and yummy!)
I think it tastes best when it’s not scorching hot off the pan, so let it cool for 5 mins! I’m SO excited guys, try this recipe and let me know what you think!!!!
FRUITY GREEN SMOOTHIE!
We all know that green smoothies are good for us - but how do we make them so that they don’t taste like we’re drinking freshly-mown grass?
I like to add things like bananas, blueberries, apples, lemon juice and stevia to my green smoothies to make them taste like tangy fruit, rather than savoury green stuff!
In the smoothie above, I added:
- 1 ripe banana
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 20 drops stevia
- 3 large kale leaves
- cold water
- 6 icecubes
PALEO DIET DAY 4!!! SUCCESS!!
Day 4 today! And after last night’s Valentines Day antics (well, just ramen soup really which wasn’t THAT unhealthy…) I’m feeling pretty keen for fresh veggies and clean food! I learned today how yummy instant coffee tastes when whitened with a bit of coconut milk instead of normal milk…oh my god guys, TRY IT! I HATE the taste of instant coffee but it was so yummy this time!
Still feeling happy and healthy and energized with this diet!!!!!! YAY!!! Intake was similar to yesterdays, except for the ramen part!
- Me with my cup of tea - I think I’d already downed it…
- Blue/purple alien lips from blueberries!!!!!!!!!
- Beef iron stirfry!!
Day 1 of Nella’s Paleo week (no dairy, no grains!) coconut cream instead of cows milk, with raw cacao, eggs fried on coconut oil and frozen blueberries.
So it’s past midnight, and I still can’t get to sleep - feeling physically exhausted but mentally unsettled and anxious, so naturally I’d write a blog post yeah? Yep. Let’s take a look at my view on fresh and clean eating - the paleo way!
I have noticed that so many people have a misunderstanding on what is actually ‘healthy’ and what is not. Sure, some supermarket products are better than others, but once again - there are STILL better options! For example:
☠ The enemy - ‘Low fat fruit flavoured yoghurt’ - this may be low in ‘fat’, however, to compensate for the loss of that creaminess and taste, more sugar is added (not to mention other additives). And even if you’re looking at ‘low fat and low sugar’, then that ‘sugar’ is usually replaced by sweeteners. And not the natural expensive kind like Stevia, but the cheap and nasty artificial stuff.
☝One step up - Yoghurts like Chobani are definitely a healthier alternative to the bad guy I’d mentioned above. And not to put Chobani out of business, because it’s definitely a yummy and healthy snack, but lets face it guys - the less ingredients on the back of a package, the better! If you look on the back of the package, it doesn’t just say ‘milk’ under ingredients - there are like 10 other things - some of which your body doesn’t necessarily need!
♔Cut above the rest - Natural yoghurt. Yep, that’s right. Just the 100% natural yoghurt. It doesn’t even have to be ‘low fat’. There’s a common misconception that ‘low fat’ fairy products are the best options. However, even if they are ‘low fat’ with no added nasties added to compensate for the loss of flavour and texture, a small amount of fat is GOOD for you and will FUEL you - especially mentally. Sure they are high in calories, but a sensible portion will nourish you and won’t lead to weight gain. Plus, you still get to have all that flavour! =)
So far, what I’m getting at is - the cleaner, the fresher, the better. This leads me onto my next point of ‘cooking/preparing food’ in a way that won’t make it taste bland and boring.
✗DON’T be afraid to use olive oil or coconut oil to fry off your poultry/meat/eggs/fish in! Good fats go a long way and your skin and hair will be glowing with glee. Plus, once again, you get your flavour!
✔DO add plenty of organic spices like turmeric, cumin, pepper, paprika and herbs like parsley, mint, corriander, dill to your dishes to spice things up and add sneaky little antioxidants into your diet!
✗DON’T hold the belief that ‘healthy eating’ means no healthy sweet treats. My favourite super healthy dessert is cottage cheese or greek yoghurt with stevia and raw cacao powder - that’s antioxidants galore, plus it’s giving me protein, healthy fats - and most importantly energy and enjoyment!
✔DO try to keep your food as fresh as possible. Including when you’re serving it - don’t over-cook your veggies or meats. The less you cook something, the more nutrients it retains!
Try saying that 10 times! I was so inspired by the new mini contest I put up today, that I decided to make a something which sort of deviated from one of the submissions - pb and pear sandwich. Except I made a pb and pear pizza! Yummy!