Monday, 30 March 2015

Healthy eating= boring???

Healthy eating= boring.
How many times have I heard someone ( *cough* brother, friends, peers at school, people on tv etc.) say this. If I had a burger for every time someone said this.... the world would be forced to eat healthy because there would be a burger shortage! (Hmmm, plan?)
Ok, maybe not ;)
Any who, it bugs me! I mean sure steamed broccoli and plain old celery sticks are considered healthy... but if you think that is all that's considered healthy, boy do I have news for you!!

I find it utterly hilarious when my friends gawk at me when I tell them the basic outline of my diet (vegetarian, no processed sugar, low wheat, no cow's milk- just can't tolerate it, and very little processed foods) and then come out with the typical question of; 'What do you eat then?' The hilarious part of all this is telling them about the last meal I ate and watching their reactions.

' Oh, you know a super rich chocolate-y pudding like creation.'
'That would be some peanut butter banana ice cream.'
'A super yummy veggie pizza.'

I don't know about you, but if I'm going to nourish my body with the best possible foods... as well as eat for the rest of my life- it's going to be tasty!
Without further ado I present to you an insight into the utterly delicious meals (and extremely healthy) meals I enjoy on a daily basis. What even is deprivation?

The smoothie bowl:
I. Love. Smoothie bowls. I reckon they are one of the tastiest ways to get so many nutrients into your body. Fill the smoothie up with fresh/ frozen fruit, greek yoghurt, tons of greens (that you can't even taste!) and you're good to go!
This guy was 1 chopped frozen banana + 1/2 chopped frozen mango + 1 handful of kale + 1 handful spinach + 3 big scoops greek yoghurt + 1/4 cup water- whazzed until smooth!

So much goodness! Then to top it off (literally) some home made granola (super easy and delicious!) to add the fibre, wholegrain goodness and filling healthy fat to the meal!
Simply microwave 1-2 tablespoons nut butter with 1/3 cup milk (I use almond milk) for 30 seconds and then pour on top of 1/2 cup muesli and stir to combine (rubbing may be required) Bake in oven at 180 degrees celsius for 15 mins and voila! Some crispy, mainly doughy granola to top your smoothie off!
Healthy is...
That spoon full of joy!

Lunches can be just as tasty, if not more, especially when you know a few tricks of the trade in the vegetable department!
For example roasting deliciously sweet pumpkin, sweet potato and red onion with a little olive oil and ground cinnamon to create a deeper, richer flavour! (roasted for around 30-45 mins at 180)
Then marrying those flavour together with some cooked pearl barley, spinach, drained chickpeas, chopped fresh coriander and lemon juice:
Don't mind if I do!

Those are just two of the ways healthy meals can be great! I could go on for days... but then I feel like this blog post would be too long. Maybe.

What about you?
Do you ever forget how awesome healthy food can be?
Do your friends ever use that as an excuse to why they don't like healthy food?
Favourite meal that is healthy and tastes out-of-this-world amazing? 

I hope this has given you some inspiration and as usual I will always be popping in with fun new recipes to try when your lacking inspiration in the healthy (but ridiculously tasty) department!

Have a great day and make something that not only makes your bod feel great, but also you entire being :) Bye! :D


  1. You know what steph, no matter how old we get people will always roll their eyes and turn up their noses at those who eat "differently". Even though differently is often healthily. Funny how these same people who react this way to eating healthy are the very ones who are eating processed junk yet see nothing at all wrong with that! Oh the irony!

  2. Heather,
    I agree so much! I just wish it could be different because it's hard to feel comfortable eating your separate meal if it is really obvious!
    Thanks for your comment! :)
    Steph 2 chef xx


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