Avocados can be a difficult fruit.
"Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. Eat me now. Too late." - Avocados. Those delicious, crafty buggers...but any avocado lover will understand the pure, unadulterated joy of opening a perfectly ripe avocado. Not too soft, not too firm, just buttery green happiness.
If you're anything like me and buy a bag of avocados but sometimes struggle to eat them before they all go brown (because I feel like maybe I should do something more inspired than avo on toast 16 breakfasts in a row) then I have the perfect recipe for you - chunky guacamole salad.
Burgers: the ultimate comfort food.
And while most burgers don't make the cut for a healthy eating plan, there is no reason why - with a few tweaks - burgers can't form part of a balanced, nutritious diet. Example in question: the tandoori chicken burger.
New year, new me!
Lol just kidding, I ate my body weight in creamy potato salad for dinner last night. #sorrynotsorry
But given that we're in the middle of summer and the only pants that fit me right now are my maternity jeans (not so great on those 40 degree days we had...except that it was a great excuse not to wear any pants...so maybe it's not so bad after all!) I should probably get back into the healthy eating groove. First stop: snacking. The solution: these wholemeal blueberry yoghurt muffins.
Do you wish you had more time to prepare healthy meals?
If one of your New Years' resolutions was something along the lines of eat better/lose weight/get healthy then the best place to make realistic, easy, lasting changes is in the kitchen.
The first reason people list as their biggest roadblock to better health is almost always "not enough time" - well friends, I hear you. So I've asked the lovely Lorna from Eat Myyy Thoughts to put together the answer to your problem and my-oh-my has she delivered. The creator of other amaaaazing recipes like Loaded Mexican-Style Sweet Potato Skins (seriously droolworthy..) and Heirloom Tomato Tart With Buckwheat Crust (almost too pretty to eat...almost) has given us Five Make-Ahead Smoothie Mixes For Busy People. Perfect no-fuss recipes for busy summer mornings!
Are you looking for some healthy, easy party snacks?
Don't stress, we have you covered.
With New Years' Eve only a few days away I've put together a list of 15 recipes perfect for a party, and in true Fit Kitchen style they're all easy, healthy and full of flavour. Which means if you're anything like me and still have no idea what to take to your NYE party then you're sure to find the answer to your problem amongst this list.
There's vegan, vegetarian, paleo and gluten-free options, but mostly they're all crowd pleasers. Be the star of your next party with a plate of delicious, easy, healthy party snacks!
Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!
If your Christmas is anything like mine it involves at least 3 different family groups that must be
seen, with the whole day’s movements mapped out to a timetable that requires military-style
precision just to keep everyone happy. In short, busy and stressful.
It's also a time when holiday functions take up most of your weekends and overindulgence is commonplace, so it's no surprise that a lot of people finish the festive season a little heavier than they started. If you're sick and tired of the extra effort it takes to button up your jeans post-Christmas then read on for tips to avoid holiday weight gain.
A lighter twist on a festive favourite, this fruit mince is the perfect option for a healthy Christmas dessert.
If I had to nominate a food to sum up Christmas it would have to be fruit mince.
The dried fruit, the spices, the brandy – all of those things scream Christmas to me. Regardless of whether you’re in the northern or southern hemisphere, fruit mince is a Christmas staple.
Like tinsel. And fairy lights. And pretending you like your relatives.
We all have that person in our life.
The person that loves to cook, loves to eat and always appreciates a kitchen-related gift. We have a few in my family. Or maybe you’re looking for a present that will encourage a special someone to get into the kitchen a bit more...
Don't go with the generic voucher.
If you’re asking yourself what to buy for someone that likes to cook then the list below has got you covered. There are items to suit a range of budgets and skill levels, plus links to take you straight to the place to buy them – no muss, no fuss!
Beetroot Tzatkziki = Beetziki. It's a thing, right?
Y'all know I love smushing words together (for example, see previous posts for felafelushi and enchilasange) and beetziki has now been added to the list of delicious recipes with made-up words for titles. And it really is delicious. And pretty. And healthy. Triple win!
Having a flat stomach is on a lot of people's wish list.
It's one of the most common goals I see when consulting with clients, and a simple google search of "flat belly" shows hundreds of pages of articles claiming to share the 'secrets' to a flat belly, or the 'best exercises' to lose belly fat.
Unfortunately, there's more to it than a few exercises and quick tricks BUT there are a few key things you can do, both short and long term, to keep your midsection trim.
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