Never forget about lunch either.
If your classes, work, etc. go without break until late evening, some food preparation in advance is essential.
Just do not let your fear of hunger to convince you that planning and making lunch on Monday for the WHOLE WEEK (this photo is actually only half of what I made..) is a good idea. It's not. You'll get sick of the same food on Wednesday at the latest.
You'll want to invite friends over to help you to get rid off the food, then you realise you don't have any so close to you (disadvantage of international friends). You'll want to invite your exboyfriend over to help you to eat the food (yes, it gets to this extreme). On Thursday evening you start thinking about giving the food to homeless people, but miraculously they all disappear (which especially in Paris is very strange). You fall into despair and have nightmares about pasta taking over the city.
Advice taken? Don't mess with pasta. Plan your meals wisely, but don't exaggerate. That's never a good idea.
Hallelujah, there’s a new post on the blog 😅 If you watched my vlogs, you know I’m doing meal prep every Monday afternoon, but I thought that a complete written post would have been more comprehensible. There’s also a downloadable meal planner file, a few easy recipes and meal ideas! Can’t wait to hear from you 😃 Do you plan your meals or just cook from scrap every single meal?
Food thoughts - How do you make family cooking easy-peasy?
A few people have me that question. It doesn’t matter what age you’re cooking for; whether it’s weaning to fussy eaters, introducing toddlers to new tastes or creating a masterpiece for the family - the answer is simple: A little preparation.
Take this simple 10-minute hands-on prep and 1-hour roast of Butternut squash, Beetroots, Carrots, Mixed Peppers, Shallots, Garlic and Fennel. It makes many meals;
1 - Take a little of each (not the garlic) and blend for first foods (freezable.)
2 - Toddlers - Take a bit of each, mash parts add some wholegrain.
3 - Secret 5 veg sauce;
Add together with a tin of tomatoes, fresh herbs (i.e. basil, parsley) and some fresh greens - blend all, and you’ll have a rich, healthy pasta sauce. Freeze or use within 3 days.
4 - Roasted veg soup (See post tomorrow)
Dinner? I’ll add some mixed white beans, fresh greens, mixed seeds and serve with crusty herb bread.
5 - Healthy pizza base sauce
A piece of Butternut squash, few carrots, half a pepper, blend with tomato passata.
So, for 10 minutes prep (plus a little for each meal), it's super easy to feed your family for days!
A little preparation really can go a long way.
Chicken marinating for busy days ahead. Less effort required to marinate a big patch, freeze it and take out to defrost to cook in the oven or pan-fry when we're too busy and don't have time to prepare dinner from scratch. Also the chicken will taste better as the flavours have time to soak through. Best to defrost in the fridge overnight.
We have just launched our new spice tins to accompany our variety of natural spice blends. They come in two colours, orange or maroon and you can select which you want during the ordering process.
If you already have some of our blends, these tins are a great addition to the collection as will help keep your cupboards organised. Each one holds several small bags or a few larger bags.
For anyone wanting to try our blends we are selling the tins with either 3 or 6 spices allowing you to start you collection and store them conveniently without falling over or taking up too much cupboard space.
These make great gifts for foodies, we still have free delivery on all orders this month so you can take advantage of this and pick them up early for pressies.
Happy MONDAY! Man I used to hate Mondays so much! For most people, Monday is back to the work week grind, while still trying to recover from the weekend. It was not all that different for me. Monday used to be the day when I felt the least useful. One of my jobs (yes I have a couple) sometimes involves staying up all night, being on my feet for 8-16 hours at a time with minimal sleep, and having crap food easily available to me at any point. Monday is my first day off after the weekend. I used to sleep in, feel sluggish ALL DAY, feel so GUILTY about all the crap I ate all weekend, and get nothing done. I felt not only physically beat but mentally defeated as well😩. Until I realized, I was tired of living this way! I was tired of being tired! And I was tired of feeling like crap and working my ass off all week to look and feel amazing, just to not have a plan going into the weekend!🤷🏼♀️ Having a coach at this 👆🏼point in my life was the best decision I ever made! Realizing that I didn't have to spend anymore time just "trying" to make on-the-fly healthy choices, (just to end up making the least healthy choice for times sake) and I didn't have to spend my entire Monday slothing around, changed my life! Having a plan ALL THE TIME, made me confident in my choices, feel amazing, and as a result, look amazing!! I no longer was taking one step forward and two steps back! Not to mention my energy increased and my attitude became awesome positive all the time because I felt awesome! Now, Monday is my favorite day! I wake up feeling great, rested, confident in my choices, energized for the week ahead, and it's all because I have someone holding me accountable and helping me create a PLAN geared toward my goals, no matter what my life looks like. I'm living proof it can be done! And I know how all of that frustration feels before you realize, oh hey, there is a way to do this and still live my life! There are no excuses anymore!
Ladies, get rid of that frustration! Have a PLAN in place! Don't let the business of your life, job, or weekend play a role in derailing you from your goals! Click the link in my bio or shoot me a message, I'm going to help YOU make it happen
We don't always have sunshine ☀️ but that's no reason to let Vitamin D levels dip during autumn 🍂 and winter ❄️ seasons. Vitamin D is fat-soluble which means our body is capable of storing it. Make sure your diet is rich in oily fish, eggs and tofu as well as lots of fresh produce - keep it all balanced 💪🏾 Vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium and phosphorus - vital in maintaining healthy bones, brain function and reducing inflammation. As the season changes so do our body's needs - eat well and avoid coughs, common colds, fatigue and low moods - yes sure the sunshine feels good 😊but so does autumn and winter without it! 🍂💃🏻🎃🌳🎄☃️⛸⛷🎇#food#foodforfuel#foodplanning#vitamins#eatwell#nutritionist#eatmoreof#changeinseason#athlete#healthy#healthybones#makehealthychoices#sunshine
Major merrimenting happening this weekend with Diwali just around the corner! Hope you guys are happy weekending too 🎉✨.
We are busy busy with Diwali Parties and all your Diwali Gifting orders but just popping in here to remind you to be careful of your holiday time indulgences. #StayOnYourDiet#StaySmitten