6 Protein-Rich Breakfast Ideas You Wouldn’t be Able to Resist

6 Protein-Rich Breakfast Ideas You Wouldn’t be Able to Resist

Eating breakfast is important, but WHAT we eat for breakfast actually matters more. Starting your day with high-protein food will provide your body with energy, activate your metabolism and will keep you full until lunchtime. Check out these delicious protein-rich breakfast ideas and let the morning bites help you kick-start your day. 1. Broccoli with Poached Eggs and Wholemeal Flatbread Start your day with this satisfying breakfast choice with protein-packed eggs and antioxidant-rich broccoli. Ingredients for 2 servings: 200g cherry tomatoes 100g thin-stemmed broccoli 4 eggs 2 wholemeal flatbreads 1 teaspoon cold-pressed rapeseed oil 2 teaspoons mixed seeds (sunflower, sesame and pumpkin) Method: First boil the kettle. Heat oven to 120C and place inside an ovenproof plate to warm up. Take a saucepan and fill it with one-third of water from the kettle and let it boil. Then add the broccoli and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and boil for additional 30 seconds. Lift out and put them on the warm plate in the oven. In the meantime cook the eggs for 3 minutes until the yolks are runny and the whites set. When finished, divide the flatbreads between two plates and top them with the tomatoes and broccoli. Using a slotted spoon, drain the eggs and place them on top. Sprinkle with seeds and drizzle with oil. Serve immediately. 2. Tofu Scramble with Spinach Here’s a delicious high-protein breakfast suggestion for vegans and vegetarians. Ingredients (2 servings): 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tomatoes ¾ cup sliced mushrooms (fresh) 1 bunch spinach (rinsed) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 pound firm tofu (well pressed and crumbled) 1 tsp lemon...
5 Healthy and Easy to Prepare Snack Recipes

5 Healthy and Easy to Prepare Snack Recipes

The key to eating healthy and well-balanced meals is planning. The same applies to healthy snacks. Many people are creative when it comes to preparing healthy meals, but they don’t do the same with snacks. Are you bored of snacking a handful of almonds? I know I am! And this makes it so difficult to resist that candy bar in the vending machine at your office, doesn’t it? Well, it’s time to change things. Try the following healthy and easy to prepare snacks and satisfy your cravings. It will help boost your energy, improve your mood and you won’t have to worry about spending much time to prepare it. Not to mention the level of deliciousness! 1. Parmesan and Lime Popcorn I absolutely love popcorn. Who doesn’t? It’s the perfect snack for a movie night. But it’s time to say goodbye to the microwaved popcorn, because you now have a healthier version, that is also easy and quick to prepare. Ingredients: 2 cups popcorn (plain air-popped) 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese (grated) Olive oil (cooking spray) 1 teaspoon lime zest Pinch of salt Pinch of chili powder Method: Lightly coat the popcorn with olive oil cooking spray to help stick the toppings. Then toss it with the grated Parmesan cheese, lime zest, a pinch of salt and chili powder.  Nutritional information: 113 calories; 5g fat; 14g carbohydrates; 4g protein, 3g fiber. 2. Zucchini Oven Chips This might be your new favorite snack! The crispy zucchini chips are the perfect healthy substitute for fries. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups slices zucchini 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (fresh and grated) 1/4...
5 Ultra Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Wish You Knew Yesterday

5 Ultra Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Wish You Knew Yesterday

A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away. How many times have you been told to eat your fruit and veggies? Too many, right? Well, this time we won’t tell you to eat them, just give you a few ideas to drink and enjoy them as a healthy smoothie. These are five of the most popular smoothie recipes that will keep you full, energised and keep coming for more.  1. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie? This seasonal desert is the best of autumn/winter.  Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which boosts the immune system and helps keep colds at bay. Enjoy its flavor any time of the year with this delicious smoothie. Ingredients: 1 cup cashew milk (or almond milk) 1/2 cup pumpkin purée 1/2 banana ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or ½ tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice) 1/4 cup pecans 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 1 cup ice 1 tsp coconut nectar or other liquid sweetener (optional) Method: Process all the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth liquid. You can top your drink with some pecans or shredded almonds, and cinnamon. 2. Green Goodness Smoothie This is not your typical sweet smoothie. If you thought that drinking veggies isn’t fun, this is the smoothie that will change your mind. Packed with a ton of nutrients, this is a great healthy meal on-the-go. Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup green tea 1 cup baby kale or baby spinach 1 celery stalk 1⁄2 cucumber 1⁄2 avocado 1⁄2 apple (For a more refreshing alternative you can replace the avocado and apple with a handful of...
Before You Get into the Bento Making Habit – Here are a Few Things to Get You Started

Before You Get into the Bento Making Habit – Here are a Few Things to Get You Started

For those of you who never heard of bento boxes (I doubt there are many people that haven’t heard of bento boxes at some point of their life) , here’s a little explanation. Originating from Japan, bento (弁当) refers to a visually appealing, healthy meal served in a box. It is prepared in a compact container arranged to fit a single meal and side dishes, convenient to take to the office, to school, on picnics and so on. It’s portable, easy to carry, and it’s cheaper than other alternatives. The traditional Japanese bento contains rice, fish (or meat) and pickled, boiled or steamed vegetables. The Japanese usually spend time to carefully prepare a bento lunch box for their kids or themselves, arranging and decorating the food in shapes of animals, cartoon characters, flowers and other artistic figures. The goal is to make a healthy meal that is also attractive. We are huge fans of bento boxes – it’s a great solution for people who want to eat healthy and prepare their own food, while being always on the go. Being able to customize your own meal gives you the freedom to experiment and mix new flavours, but most of all, stay healthy and well fed at all times. Parents love the idea of preparing a fresh lunch box for their children and the bento lunch box is the perfect way to make sure kids have a nutritious meal.  How to Make a Bento Box? In order to prepare this healthy meal, you don’t necessarily need to use Japanese bento boxes. You can buy any square container or lunch box...
Mediterranean Lamb Stew

Mediterranean Lamb Stew

Autumn is well and truly here! Few things are more comforting than coming home and having a warming stew. Ingredients: 650g lamb shoulder 2 tbs olive oil 2 large brown onions 3 cloves of garlic 2 tbs plain flour ¼ bunch rosemary 1 tin of diced tomatoes 1 punnet cherry tomatoes 500ml beef stock 2 zucchinis ½ eggplant ½ bunch basil 100g black olives Method: Toss lamb and flour together until meat is evenly coated. Cook in a large baking dish with oil until meat starts to brown. Remove from dish and then cook onion and garlic for approximately 2 minutes or until onion becomes translucent. Place lamb back into the pot along with diced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, beef stock, and half the rosemary and basil (remaining herbs are set aside for garnishing). Cover and bake in a moderate oven, for two hours. Add zucchini and eggplant last and adjust seasoning. Serve with remaining rosemary and basil chopped finely and sprinkled over the...
Chilli and Lemongrass Beef with Rice

Chilli and Lemongrass Beef with Rice

Happy Friday! Who’s excited for the weekend? We’re going to be super busy but hey, we love it! This recipe is one of our absolute favorites – as I’ve said previously, Aaron loves these flavor combinations, and it’s a really delicious dish. I encourage you to give it a go!   Ingredients: 2 tbs vegetable oil 300g rump steak, sliced 1 onion, sliced 1 stalk lemongrass 1 red chilli 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp fish sauce 2 tsp soy 1 cucumber ½ bunch Vietnamese mint ½ bunch parella leaf 2 tbs crushed peanuts 3 cups cooked rice 3 iceberg lettuce Method: Heat a wok over medium-high heat until smoking. Add oil and cook off beef, onion, garlic, lemongrass and chilli. Stir continually until beef has cooked through. Add fish and soy sauce and cook for about 30 seconds. Serve on a bed of rice, garnish with shredded lettuce, Vietnamese mint, parella leaf and pour about 2 tablespoons of sauce over the top. Finish with crushed...