Here’s a super easy and highly nutritious breakfast to get you going. Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber and protein and most of all a great source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. This is a superfood you’ll want to incorporate into your diet.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve literally fallen into a heap on my journey to wellness and finding my true health. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such mental mess as I have over the last few years. One day feeling great and proud of myself for my food choices and…
It made me smile to write this. Mainly because I realise how far we’ve come and how different life is now. I certainly learnt some hard lessons and went through a lot of ups and downs but thank God I’m not where I used to be and it all started with a single step!
To say that becoming healthy is “easy” is…..well, a big fat lie really. Like anything that reaps massive rewards it takes sacrifices, discipline and learning to be wiser with your choices and decisions. Think of getting fit…….is it easy? Heck no, it requires hard slog and dedication. Eating the right way is no different but once you know some “tricks of the trade” you can definitely make it easier for yourself and soon it will be so ingrained as part of your ‘new’ lifestyle that you won’t even realize that it was hard.
So this week was a challenging one. Our little family got very sick. Come Monday Michael came home from work complaining about aches and pains in his body. This is nothing unusual as he rides his mountain bike a lot and quite often has muscle aches if he hasn’t stretched properly after each ride. By late Monday evening, I knew something wasn’t quite right as he was laid up on the sofa with no appetite and abnormally inactive and quiet. He went to bed early and I was left thinking maybe he’d overdone it at the weekend riding and too many late nights.
When my husband and I met over 10 years ago we were on par with our ideas on lifestyle and habits. At the time we both enjoyed a drink or few and were certainly not mindful of what we were putting into our mouths. We were quite happy to indulge and fill our tummies with any junk food we could get our hands on. An ideal date night was sitting out on the veranda chatting till the early hours of the morning overdosing on caffeine, chocolate and flavoured chips.
I was 10kgs heavier when we met. I thought I was health conscious but if I’m honest I was a little naive back then and didn’t really understand what being healthy entailed.
I love these ‘wraps’ for lunch, so refreshing, tasty and super healthy. I mix the tuna with my homemade ‘Cashew Mayo’ and it is so good but if you don’t have any or haven’t made any, it will work great with another mayo.
A beautiful, crunchy, tropical breakfast full of nutrition and flavour.
This is a delicious, slightly sweet zucchini bread. Fantastic for breakfast, lunch or snacks. Gluten, dairy and sugar free!
A beautiful vegetarian salad full of flavour.
This is a fantastic alternative to store-bought Mayo which is usually full of ‘fake’ oils and artificial flavours.
The sweetness of the maple syrup and sweet potato and the subtle spice of the sweet paprika make these brussel sprouts go from bland and boring to mouth watering. My husband and daughter hates brussel sprouts but they will eat these up without a single complaint.