All posts tagged: healthy

How to Prevent Against Cold and Flus!

Winter is here and so is the seasonal cold and flu! By this time of the year you’re probably starting to notice your fellow friends and family are “catching” the flu because they WONT STOP sniffing, blowing their nose, speak with a deep manly husky voice……. or, possibly (if they get annoying), something even better – have no voice! Advertisements

Carrot and Walnut Cake

“Whats up doc” What do you do when you have way too many carrots on hand? (Besides eating them all) Make a divine loaf of bugs bunny approved carrot cake. Carrots are a great ingredient to add to your cakes, desserts, breakfast, dinner because they are one of the richest sources of Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin that is great for your vision and helping to boost your immune system. It is also an antioxidant which can help protect against inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Carrots are rich in fibre, low in calories and available all year round.  Icing- I personally don’t think icing is needed because it is already sweet enough with the medjool dates, but incase you like it the traditional way: Dairy Free Icing: whip 1 cup of coconut cream until thick, add 1 teaspoon of carrot gratings with a dash of cinnamon High protein icing:  mix 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tablespoon almond milk, ½ cup greek yoghurt, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Of course, with allergies and …

Eggplant Lasagna

Talk about plant power. I have been looking for a simple, easy eggplant lasagna recipe E V E R Y W H E R E but couldn’t find one that didn’t use cheese or pasta sheets. So I made my own…. and now I can’t stop eating it. Helppppppp Eggplant is a great low-calorie and nutrient dense alternative to pasta if you are gluten-free and is even enjoyable grilled in a little olive oil. It’s also quite impressive cut in thin strips, grilled, filled with tuna + avocado, rolled and then baked in the oven, topped with flax seeds. (Complete food porn right there)

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

What exactly is Halloween and what does it stand for? The exact thoughts of an Australian blogger who follows American bloggers. But that doesn’t matter because Halloween is one freakin’ crazy and fun night. Especially when those kids continuously visit your house in different costumes (and NO COSTUMES? Whats with that?) yelling trick or treat, expecting you to treat them with a bucket full of candy and chocolate each time – that shiz is cute. Or when you dress up as whatever you like and spread fake blood and zippers and webs all over your body without anybody judging you – THE best! But as much as I am all for the tradition of Halloween and giving candy, I also love to keep it healthy too (summer is less than 2 months away guysssss) Well for party celebrations anyway, even though I once tried ‘treating’ kids with a scary mandarin and they said with a frown on their face: “I don’t want that. I want lollies”. Mmmhmm, it was very embarrassing. #fail So I thought …

Plant-Based Protein Sources + Tips

Since following a plant-based ‘diet’ (whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits) my: energy levels have increased, skin and mental space has become clearer, and my understanding about vegetables and fruit significantly grows as I continue to go eat more and more plant products. However one thing I DID struggle with at first was ensuring I was consuming an adequate amount of protein…. but after researching and talking to professionals about the best and healthiest sources, I began replacing animal protein with their recommended, and some of my favourite, plant-based choices:

Banana O’ Bowl / Overnight Oats

Mornings aren’t so bad with o’ bowls like this one. All day every day on my latest tour around the UK with Topdeck, oatmeal was all I had for breakfast! Before going over I never really enjoyed oatmeal for some reason but now I’M OBSESSED! So much so, as soon as I got home I had a HUGE bowl after getting back into the gym with fresh fruit. Oh my, my taste buds become alive again…