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Meal Prep Snack: Apple Pie Protein Balls

There’s two types of people in the world: people who snack, and people who don’t snack. Some people are perfectly content with two or three big meals a day but others need to eat six+ times to stop themselves from committing murder at 3pm. I get it. Personally, I have a fear of being hungry. Although I don’t always snack, I do often have some type of food on me at most times – you know, in case of low blood sugar or extreme hunger pains and what not. And especially if I’m going somewhere all day and don’t know…

17 healthy desserts that contain legumes

I’ve always been the type of person that has room for dessert, no matter how full and bursting I already am with food. Before I got interested in health and nutrition, I’d often have dessert instead of dinner. Because, you know, why waste room on vegetables…. These days I’m a little more health focused, but I’ve still got that same sweet tooth. That’s why I try my hardest to create dessert recipes with benefits. The more nutritious, the better! If you’ve come across Sarah in Shape before, you’re probably aware that we’re ALL about those healthy desserts and treats. Healthier desserts…

Healthy Beetroot Hummus

Do you know what’s better than food? Pink food! This recipe is a delicious twist on the Middle-eastern classic, hummus – complete with sneaky veggies. This recipe is lighter in calories than the original recipe but still delivers healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and plenty of fibre. Possible health benefits of beetroot include improving insulin sensitivity with alpha-lipoic acid, lowering inflammation thanks to its choline content and has even been shown to improve exercise performance. Beetroot is also: Low in energy a source of complex carbohydrates a source of potassium, magnesium, antioxidants and fibre. Beetroots are the perfect vegetable to hide…

Protein-packed berry gelatin squares

While looking for new snack ideas on Pinterest, I stumbled across plenty of recipes for colourful, homemade, fruit gelatin squares. These babies are super simple, tasty and best of all, surprisingly healthy. They’re a perfect snack for the entire family. These berry gelatin squares can serve as finger food to set out for a barbeque, a low-key lunch or even as snacks for the little ones. They’re also a great way to satisfy a late night sweet craving without blowing out your energy intake. Best of all, they are: refined sugar-free a source of protein cheap and simple filled with…

Fourth of July fruit gelatin square flag 

Although I’m a born and bred Australian, I’ve always had a place in my heart for the American holidays. As a child, I could never understand why we didn’t have snow at Christmas time, or why we didn’t sit down to a turkey feast on Thanksgiving, or why we didn’t have super-sized fast food meals – because of course, everyone on TV did! But while the internet has brought our cultures closer together, I couldn’t help but find myself becoming excited for “America’s Birthday,” with video’s of Independence Day cocktails and holiday-themed snacks flooding my newsfeeds. So from Sydney, I…

31 healthy breakfast ideas you can eat on the go.

Constructing a healthy day is kind of like building a house. You have to start with a good foundation. A house with a crappy foundation isn’t going to last long, just like a healthy day with a not-so-healthy breakfast. But if you fuel your body with the good stuff right from the start, you’ll find it much easier to make healthier eating choices all day long. But sometimes, finding the time to fit in a healthy, balanced breakfast can be a struggle for busy ladies such as ourselves. This is where meal prepping can make the difference between starting off…

The truth about snacking: snacks for weight loss

There’s a lot of conflicting information about snacking in the weight loss universe. One week we’re told that snacking is the absolute WORST thing we can do during an attempt to lose weight. The next week we’re told snacks are the absolute BEST thing for weight loss, alongside six small meals and copious amounts of lemon water. So how do you know what to believe about snacks for weight loss? Unfortunately, there is little scientific evidence on whether snacking is good or bad – and what’s out there is very contradicting. The so-called increased metabolic rate that’s supposed to come from…

Lighter Pumpkin Scones

Whether pumpkins are on special this week, or you need something to do with the inside of your halloween jack-o-lantern, these scones are a great low calorie snack idea. This recipe has one quarter the butter, half the milk and less flour than traditional scones, and they’re a fun orange colour! Another healthy swap you can make is to serve the scones with ricotta cheese and honey, as opposed to cream and jam. You still get the sweet creamy flavour, but with less saturated fat, processed sugar and calories. Pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable, rich in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins C…

Low calorie PB Banana Mug Cake

Like any regular human being, I love cake. Any cake. All cake. Just cake in general. I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed baking and experimenting with creating my own recipes. Although, before I decided to change my eating habits for the better, cake wasn’t even something I ate all too often. But it’s always been something that I thoroughly enjoyed eating. So the concept of a mug cake recipe seemed extra appealing to me. I mean, you get to enjoy that great cake flavour with minimal washing up. The concept sounds like perfection if you ask me! But you know what it’s…

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