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19 dinner meal prep recipes that take 60 minutes or less

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a solid meal prep routine has the power to change lives. How do I know that? It’s changed mine. The reason meal prep is so effective for transforming lifestyles for the better is because it saves the most important thing of all – time. Time is a finite resource. The biggest reason people find themselves making unhealthy choices is usually due to a lack of time. But meal prep can change all of that. Dinner is a sticking point for plenty of us. After a long (possibly stressful) day, the…

Cheese and spinach stuffed chicken in sauce

Do you ever get home from work/school/university and think to yourself, “I just really can’t be f**ked to cook”? Don’t get me wrong, most days I LOVE being in the kitchen. I even have a set of speakers in my kitchen for cooking time. I usually put on some music or a podcast when I prepare my deliciously healthy meals. I can (and often do) spend hours in there. Other days, I can’t think of anything worse. Like at the moment, it’s the middle of summer in Sydney. For the last few days, I’ve just been ducking into the kitchen…

16 low-calorie ways to add healthy flavours to food.  

When it comes to food, we’re conditioned to believe that the only way to add flavour involves dumping copious amounts fat, refined sugar, salt and other high calories taste bombs to a recipe. These ingredients do indeed make food taste fantastic. But unfortunately, they’re definitely at the top the “only eat in moderation” list because most of them are high in calories and rarely offer much nutritional value. Taste is an immensely important part of any enjoyable meal, and the problem with many healthy foods and recipes is the fact that they’re bland and unsatisfying – mainly because they’re missing…

Pumpkin, pepita and feta salad

Last week I wrote about the unhealthy meals that sustained me through my first year of university (and my first year of living out of home) that resulted in me gaining a whole lot of weight and losing a whole lot of self-confidence. This week I have another recipe for you that sustained me throughout a year of university. This salad was my go-to meal prep recipe and helped me to lose a substantial amount of weight, and ultimately change my lifestyle for the better – all on a uni student’s budget (that’s not much you guys). On a Sunday…

Healthy butter chicken

Have you ever wanted to meal prep the majority of the week’s dinners but been stuck for what to cook? If you’re going to eat a recipe numerous times in one week, it needs to tick a few boxes: you want it to be simple but full of flavour, it has to be easy to throw together but still excite you by the fourth serving, and most importantly, it has to be healthy. Luckily, I have the perfect (and deliciously healthy) answer for you: this healthy butter chicken recipe. It ticks all the aforementioned boxes and more. Not only is…

Creamy cauliflower chicken risotto

The season has officially changed here in Sydney. We’re now leaving summer behind and heading into autumn (or fall for my American friends), and inevitably, cooler weather. Like most people, my diet changes from season to season. Not only is it cheaper to eat this way, but your fruit and veggies will be much fresher if they’re in season. But most importantly, winter and comfort foods just go hand in hand. When you’re reaching for an extra layer and thick socks, a fresh salad or some juicy summer fruit somehow seem slightly less appealing. Instead, I find myself looking for…

Easiest Roast Chicken 

A Sunday roast chicken is an old tradition. There’s something simple yet comforting about putting dinner in the oven and having the scent move around your home for you to enjoy all afternoon. Roasts can be enjoyed with many types of meat, but I’ve found chicken to be one of the lighter and more affordable options. One medium-sized bird in generally enough to feed the family, or to provide dinner and leftover chicken to be used in salads and other meals during the week. This roast chicken also takes very little preparation time. Serving it with a few roast veggies…

Chicken, avocado and semi-dried tomato salad

I was never the biggest fan of salads and was rarely on the lookout for salad recipes. I’m a person that likes to feel full and content after a meal and salads rarely did that for me. Well, maybe a big helping of potato or Caesar salad would keep me happy, but with those calories, I may as well have just had the burger. Then I had a life-altering realisation: there are salad combinations that can keep you full and satisfied, I just hadn’t found them. Besides large servings of vegetables, protein and healthy fats are key elements in any…

Easy cheesy enchiladas (you won’t believe they’re healthy)

One of the many food cravings I experience is for cheesy food. When I heard the news that a study revealed cheese triggers the same part of the brain as recreational drugs, I was not at all surprised. However, trying to lead a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying cheesy food can be a challenge. Although the delicious dairy product does contain a sizeable amount of protein and calcium, it does contain saturated fat, sodium and can be highly processed, leading to cheese being the type of food that should be enjoyed in moderation. Cheese is also heavily consumed by populations…

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