❀ TV SNACK! ❀
Fave TV snack at the moment - raw mushrooms with a few almonds! Mmm so filling and healthy - and full of fibre and nutrients! (thats my cocoa water on the side!)
I had like 4 whole eggs and 3 egg whites for breakfast today…
✿ Cinnamon Pumpkin Creme Crustless Tart ✿
What a dilemma - I only had ONE egg in the fridge today! And I had half a pumpkin which I didn’t know any interesting uses for aside from just cooking it the boring way…until I thought I’d make a crustless (because I didn’t have any paleo flour) pumpkin spiced tart! Easy peasy!
- 2 cups cooked pumpkin (then mashed/pureed)
- 1 beaten egg
- 30 drops liquid stevia extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- lemon juice to serve
❤ What to do:
- Mix together all of the ingredients aside from the lemon juice and pour into a small nonstick tart tin or mini saucepan. (It is a very soft and fragile and has a sort of mousse consistency, so if you’d like it a bit more cake-like, add 1 cup of almond or coconut flour to it).
- Bake in the oven on medium-high heat for about 30 minutes until it looks a bit browner than before.
- Let it cool in the fridge and then transfer onto a plate and serve with some chia seeds, fruit or lemon juice! YUM!
Paleo Sweet Potato Tea Cookies
Instead of snacking on the processed, empty calorie cookies that you buy at the shops or bakery, try making these sweet treats - they’re super healthy too!
- Baked/steamed/boiled sweet potato cut into rounds
- Coconut oil
- Fry off the sweet potato rounds in a bit of coconut oil (into which you can add 1 teaspoon of sugar’s worth of Stevia sweetener) for about 1-2 minutes on each side until the outside looks a bit crispy.
- Transfer onto a plate, sprinkle with cinnamon and place an almond in the middle of each one!
- Let them cool a little before eating, or stick them in the fridge and enjoy them chilled!
- Transfer onto plate, sprinkle with cinnamon
I love grocery shopping!! $28 later, and I’ve got the following yumminess! The sea salt, almonds, sesame seeds and coconut oil will last me aaaaages, so that’s money well spent! =D
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!
Parsley from my garden! Yum!
3 INGREDIENTS MINI COMP!
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RULES: You can use extra ingredients such as olive/coconut oil, salt, pepper, spices, water, stevia, apple cider vinegar and herbs! Post the recipe in the answers box =)
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Blue nails. Blue top. Blueberries. Da ba dee da ba die.
Cottage cheese with cinnamon!
SWEET CARROT SALAD!
I’m not sure if there is a recipe out there like this…but it’s always fun experimenting right? When I was in france, we used to eat a salad of grated carrot with mayo…it was DELICIOUS! But I thought - why not create a sweet version of this? So I quickly whippped this up (and it was quite yummy!)
- 3 medium carrots - grated
- 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
- natural sweetener to taste (I used 9 drops liquid Stevia extract)
- 1/4-1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 -1 tsp ground cinnamon