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Easy meal prep: vegetarian Mexican-style stuffed zucchinis

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know I’m ALL about the sneaky veggies. Macronutrients, calories and kilojoules aside, I’m always most happy with my food creations when they feature as many servings of vegetables as possible. I’m not the biggest fan of vegetables – tastewise, at least. I mean, if there’s a burger or carrot sticks in front of me, I know which one I’d prefer to eat. Although, I know which one I’d feel better after eating… Sneaky veggies are the perfect way to get more nutrients if you don’t have an innate love for vegetables. …

Lunch meal prep: rainbow crunchy ginger slaw

Planning and preparing your lunch for the week is a great way to get started with meal prep. That’s because lunch meal prep can be as simple as a salad or toast, or as extravagant (and delicious) as a slow cooked curry or buddha bowl. The options are endless. While lunch meal prep is a great way to add more nutrients to your diet and to save a few bucks, it can be a tricky one. There are a few variables you have to consider, like: where will you be when you’re eating? can you reheat your meal prep lunch? do you need access…

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…

Chicken and bok choy Asian-style noodle soup

Chinese food is a huge part of Australian culture. There’s just something about the way the Chinese put flavours together that makes their food irresistible. Sadly, like most things that get a Western twist, the food you pick up at your local Chinese restaurant is very different to the cuisine enjoyed in China for thousands of years. Chinese takeaway is notorious for containing high amounts of sodium, MSG, and saturated fat. A study by Safefood found the average portion of Chinese takeaway food contained approximately 2184 calories, 74g fat, and 160 percent of the recommended daily sodium intake, and that’s…

Healthy Caesar Salad

For the longest time, I was the person that ordered caesar salad at restaurants because I thought I was making a healthy choice. It’s salad, right? It has greens, a bit of protein, a bit of carbohydrates. So while everybody else tucked into their calorie-filled burgers, fries, pastas, and deep fried goodies, I was looking after myself. Or so I thought… After a little research, I was shocked to find that my creamy, cheesy, go-to salad was not actually a lighter choice at all. Some restaurant-prepared Caesar salads can be upwards of 800 calories. That might not be as much…

Chilli Garlic Prawns

I’m always on the look out for quick, nutritious, and easy meals to throw together of a night, and this recipe ticks all three boxes. Seafood, or shellfish, is great choice when you’re aiming for a low calorie meal and lean protein. In fact, 100g of prawns (or shrimp) has around 25g of protein, for only 50 calories. And if you’re worried about cholestoral, the Seafarms Group says you the cholesterol in prawns is the good kind. While prawns contain higher than average amounts of cholesterol, they do not lead to higher cholesterol levels in the body due to their…

Summer Rice Paper Rolls

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about rice paper rolls. But since the weather is getting warmer, I’ve noticed they’re slowly but surely creeping back into my meal choices. And with summer time, comes summer foods. No one wants to sit down to spicy curries or heavy soups when it’s hot outside – let alone cook them. I’ve always found it easier to eat better in summer because the healthy foods available make you want to eat healthy. I’m talking about smoothies, salads, sorbets, wraps, and of course my favourite, rice paper rolls. I think my favourite thing about…

Thai turkey meatballs with coconut curry sauce recipe

I’m full force into my affair with meal prepping this week and thought I would try something that I can warm up, because there is really nothing better than a hot lunch. I adapted this recipe from iFood Real after stumbling across the recipe on Pinterest. These meatballs are so full of flavour and spices that I find having just 5 with a few steamed vegetables is extremely filling (and satisfying!) I make a batch on Sunday and divide them up into containers with broccoli, beans and carrot, ready to be zapped in the microwave for weekday lunches. Don’t fall in…

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