Sunday, 21 July 2013

Smart Substitutes: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Last week I was set the challenge to find an alternative to ice cream. There are many raw, vegan recipes out there but most are basically frozen fruit chucked in a blender. I don't know about you but when I crave ice cream I don't want frozen fruit! I always end up buying chocolate... So that's what I set out to recreate.

I am so pleased with the end product... I will definitely be making this again soon. The only difference between this and normal ice cream is a slightly icier consistency... not in a bad way but it's definitely a point of difference. It is delicious!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Change your mindset!

I am reading a lot about manifestation lately and while I'm approaching a crossroads in my life I want to make sure that I don't recreate some of the less desirable things about my life now in my future. I am trying to practice acceptance of where I am right now and to do that, I have had to shift the way I am viewing my current situation.

Some words of advice from Connie Chapman on my desire to leave my current job...
If we are unhappy where we are, and we make our current situation wrong, we might manifest something new to fix it and as a result we just get more of the same...

This is the last thing I want... I want my future (and my present) to be one filled with love and passion so this week I set the intention to shift my mindset into a more positive space.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Smart Substitutes: Healthy Chippies

This is the first of a new blog segment in which I will show you healthy alternatives to some popular food cravings. These recipes are guilt free ways to indulge in your food favourites that are tasty and nutritious!

I definitely am more of a savoury food person and in the past my go to comfort foods were pasta, bread and hot chips. I used to work at KFC during my high school years where I think my hot chip obsession really began! The following recipe is definitely a favourite in our house and reminds us of the delicious chips from Grill'd. The pumpkin and sweet potato gives our Healthy Chippies a nutritional boost in comparison to regular potato chips and as we all know baking is much healthier than frying!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Nourishing Newbie Snacks

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I LOVE to eat and having yummy and healthy snacks on hand is one of the easiest ways to stay on track in your health journey. At work I like to have easy to eat things to get me through the day. I usually use my Sundays to prep these snacks ready for the working week.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Newbie Tips: Getting back on the wagon

*Warning… clichés ahead!

That old cliché ‘’If it was easy then everyone would be doing it!’’ is so true when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. It takes perseverance and the ability to pick yourself up and get back on the horse when you slip back into old habits. Falling off the wagon and finding my way back on seems to be something I have perfected throughout this journey. I have had more slip ups than I can count and at one stage it was happening weekly! I fell into the pattern of … okay well starting Monday I will get back into it!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Newbie Tips: Healthy Habits for Energy

After babysitting my four month old niece for the last few days I have had a bit of a wakeup call. I have always thought I would struggle with the lack of sleep having a baby brings but didn’t realise how quickly the lack of sleep would affect me. By only the third morning I was a wreck! I was tired, grumpy, reaching for all the wrong foods and could feel myself starting to get sick. As much as I loved having some quality time with my little niece it was a relief knowing I could hand her back that afternoon. How on earth am I going to cope when I can’t hand the baby back? When I can’t rely on my partner to look after her while I have a nap? When I actually have to do some housework and cook proper dinners? Or worse… have the energy to go to work!?