Since entering a healthier lifestyle I’ve been trying and experimenting new ways to eat clean and healthy without sacrificing the flavours. Sometimes this requires way too much time and most of the time I just want something quick and easy to put together and eat immediately after, so here are two healthy breakfasts idea I’ve been loving for you to try out…
WHOLEMEAL STRAWBERRIES TOAST
This one is super easy! I simply chop my strawberries in order to obtain some tiny slices out of them, then toast the slice of wholemeal bread and finally compose the toast spreading some butter on it and then placing the strawberries right above. It tastes delicious but it’s pretty healthy and low-calories, plus is so fresh, yummy and quick that you really can’t give it a whirl on your next breakfast!
THE CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE
So here there’re so many ways of doing it! You can make a non-dairy version simply using some soy or almond milk, cocoa powder and ice cubes, or add some yogurt for the dairy counterpart to make it thicker (mmm!). I used the Exante Diet Chocolate Shake* which is super easy, quick and fuss free when it comes to be prepared: you simply throw the mix into a container, add the suggested amount of water and just shake! This makes the perfect breakfast if you’re in a hurry and need something quick but that gives you the right amount of energy for the day ahead! It tastes delicious and comes in so many flavors as well, and I’m quite a fan of their Banana Shake* too (but my personal favourite out of their products has to be the Double Chocolate Bar*: so delicious but guilt-free, yum!)!
What about your favourite healthy breakfast?
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As much as I love baking and cooking, I just can’t stand the heat in summertime and being in the kitchen for hours on a hot summer day is not nice at all to me. This is why I’m trying everyday to come up with some quick, healthy, easy and fresh meals to eat at lunch when I don’t really want to boil some water for no reason. So here is a little selection of fresh summer meals I like to put together on those days…
SODA BREAD & GUACAMOLE
This is actually the only meal that really requires some baking but nothing crazy and it’s very worth so it’s just fine! This Soda Bread comes from this recipe from Rosie and it’s very quick and easy, no long waitings for it to rise and very easy to accomplish a good texture on the outside and inside, plus it’s seriously so delicious! Paired with some guacamole it was amazing, and I really do love some guacamole all year around but especially in summertime when avocados are very good ripe and they make the most creamy and nice texture out of your guacamole; I’ve not a specific recipe for it, I simply blend my avocado with some tomatoes, salt, chili pepper, spices to taste until I decide that’s the flavor I want to go for. It might sounds like a poor meal but it actually is very complete with that dairy flavor of the bread which is also very consistent and thick, and the fresh fruity texture of the guacamole which I can never stop eating (and so it really makes this a fulfilling luch, I can assure you!).
THE SUMMER SALAD
I shared the recipe of my favourite summer salad last week on here and this one is very similar to that original salad I always like to go for, but this time I try and adapted it to what I had in my kitchen cupboard and since I had no cheese, I replaced it with some avocado cubes (yes, I love avocado) which gave the salad a nice fruity touch and some more texture, and added in some sesame seeds as well, as I think they pair amazing with all the other flavors that were going on in there! I love the croutons and how they make the salad a very complete dish without making it too heavy in the slightest.
TUNA AND MAYO SANDWHICH
This is a classic, I know, but I so much love the combination of flavors of tuna and mayo between two slices of a whole wheat toasted sandwich bread. It evokes so many fresh summer-y feelings with the fish flavor but in a fresh and quick meal that would be great for that picnic I’m still planning! No recipe is required here, just toast your bread and place some mayo and tuna in between, that’s all, but it really is delicious and fresh and summer-y, which make so perfect for it to fit between my favourite summer meals!
What about your favourite fresh & quick summer meals?
A few weeks ago I started the The Food Diary blog series which also was one of my all times favourite posts to write and plan, and being that me and my boyfriend had the opportunity to cook and bake literally what we wanted for a week, I thought this was the perfect week to document and so here it is what we ate…
CREAMY AU GRATIN POTATOES
One of the recipes I’m most proud of how they turn out when I bake is this Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes so this was the first recipe on my list of dishes I wanted to bake for my boyfriend this week. They are a bit of a pain because they have to bake for a super long time, but they came out perfect and my boyfriend loved them so much that we finished the whole baking tin in one time. If you haven’t ever tried some au gratin potatoes, you have to give these a try, they are super simple to be prepared but super delicious and tasty!
VEGETABLE STICKS, EGGS & MELON
Sometimes all we wanted was a fresh and light summer dinner and this was the case: we went for some hard-boiled eggs (of which I’m definitely a fan), some fresh melon and those delicious premade vegetable sticks which were one of the best discovery of these past two weeks.
We became noodles fan. We never tried them before but we saw some at our grocery store and thought they could be perfect for when we wanted a quick dinner/lunch. We tried them and immediately became fans, so much that we went back and bought some others and also decided to try some curry noodles from Tiger and not to mention we went on a quest for some cute Chinese chopsticks and found them as you can see. Noodles were definitely the #1 best food discovery of the week!
SPICY VEGETARIAN COUSCOUS
I’ve always been a couscous fan since a year ago when I discover it at first, but my boyfriend never tried it and I couldn’t wait to cook it for him. I always go for the vegetarian option with tofu and vegetables (mainly peppers, leek, onion and zucchini) and spices, but this time I had to fend with what we had at home, but it turned out delicious anyhow! There’s not a recipe for this, I literally improvise every time and follow the instruction on the back of the couscous packaging, that’s all!
ZUCCHINI AND FETA MUFFINS
After trying my Whole-Wheat Pizza Muffins we both are becoming fans of salted muffins and decided to try a new recipe, very similar to my original one, but with feta and zucchini, which are two of our favourites ingredients. Feta and zucchini complemented very well together and they turn out super delicious even though we were not that sure about the baking time. One thing that I’ve always found with these salted muffins is that they taste way better the day after.
SPINACH & FETA PASTIES
We saw Rosie’s Spinach + feta pasties video recipe together a few weeks ago and thought they had to taste delicious. As I said we love feta cheese, so we just went for them. They’re not that difficult to prepare as they may sound, but they taste incredible! I was so happy on how they turned out that I decided to bake them again for some guests and they definitely made a good impression on everybody even on who didn’t ever like spinach on their own. The second time they were even better even though I think I need a third time to make them perfect!
BROWNIE BATTER SPREAD
When I came across this recipe I was all about it and had to give it a whirl immediately. I can’t lie, it was a mess and in the end we had batter all around the kitchen even on the floor, but it was totally worth! This completely vegan and gluten free fudge batter made the perfect snack for a lazy Friday afternoon, and probably it could turn out even better and smoother, but it was nice to leave some crunchiness all around.
Since entering a healthier lifestyle I’ve been trying and experimenting new ways to eat clean and healthy without sacrificing the flavours. Sometimes this requires way too much time and most of the time I just want something quick and easy to put together and eat immediately after, so here are two healthy breakfasts idea I’ve…
As much as I love baking and cooking, I just can’t stand the heat in summertime and being in the kitchen for hours on a hot summer day is not nice at all to me. This is why I’m trying everyday to come up with some quick, healthy, easy and fresh meals to eat at…
A few weeks ago I started the The Food Diary blog series which also was one of my all times favourite posts to write and plan, and being that me and my boyfriend had the opportunity to cook and bake literally what we wanted for a week, I thought this was the perfect week to document and…
I never planned to start this blog series, I was actually trying to take pictures of my week to share with you, but I ended up photographing mainly the food we ate, and it was a lot. So this will be the first food diary of many to come in the future on this blog…