Shock horror I am actually starting to enjoy cooking. Me..the girl who can burn water and inevitably sets off fire alarms (that’s usually how people know I’m in the kitchen). The only things I used to be able to cook included cereal (combining 2 ingredients together DOES count as cooking right?), toast, and maybe the odd potato gem. Now that I’m turning over a healthy new leaf (and loving it btw) I’m starting to experiment more and more with different healthy recipes. With the help of social media aka instagram I’ve come to realise that you can make almost any unhealthy food into a healthy version! So don’t stop it, swap it!
Today I want to give you a sneak peek at a few of my favourite healthy and delicious recipes. I think a lot of people think that vegetarian food means only eating boiled carrots. My dad has more than once suggested that instead of cooking dinner, I just go out into the garden and have a nice graze on the grass… But let me share a little secret with you – vegetarian food is DELISH! There are so many delicious recipes out there and ways of experimenting with different ingredients. I am by no means the next Jamie Oliver, and you won’t be seeing a croquembouche coming out of my kitchen any time soon, but I have discovered a few quick and easy recipes that even the most inexperienced in the kitchen can whip together.
Oats are seriously a superfood. They are great source of carbohydrate and are more versatile than you might think. You will need:
- 1/2 a cup of dry oats
- 1/3 cup of water
- A big dollop of plain all natural Greek yoghurt
Mix the oats, water and yoghurt together in a bowl, pop in the fridge overnight and add banana, cinnamon and honey in the morning. Super easy, and super fast!
Eggplant super salad:
For this easy and filling salad you will need:
- 1 eggplant
- 1 block of feta
- Lettuce mix
- Sunflower seeds
Cook the eggplant in a frying pan with some coconut oil then chop up all the ingredients and mix them together. I like to add the eggplant in straight out of the pan so the salad is nice and warm.
Halloumi and veggies
Eating your veggies doesn’t mean munching on raw celery! For this recipe you’ll need:
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red onion
Chop up all the ingredients and place them in a frying pan. Spray them with olive oil and sprinkle a little rosemary on top for flavour. Cook them until they’re nice and golden brown. Then you’re good to go! If you want a sauce, combine natural Greek yoghurt with some chopped apple – sounds weird, but tastes amazing!
No joke, if I don’t have snacks with me at all times I can get a little anxious. It also makes resisting the vending machine that little bit harder if you don’t have something on hand to snack on. Here are a few of my favourite munchies to snack on throughout the day.
- Greek yoghurt
- Quest bars
- Carrots and hummus
Remember: your body needs fuel. If you’re hungry, eat – but make sure you’re making good choices!