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Clean rocky road

Have you been enjoying healthy desserts and treats month in the Shape University community? If for some crazy reason you’re not a part of it, click here to sign up now. Not only do you get tasty Tuesday recipes and Sunday motivation emails straight to your inbox, you also get FREE access to the Shape University healthy living resource library! This month we’ve been talking about the benefits of a majority approach to healthy living. Just like the name “majority approach” implies, it involves making the healthy choice the majority of the time. Bet you’ve never heard that suggestion before…

Instagram health and wellness terms explained

Instagram is an amazing social media tool for the health, fitness and wellbeing space. Although it might not be 100 percent realistic (yay filters), it can be super motivating. Whether it be relatable memes, motivating quotes, healthy food or a beautiful meal prep, IG is a one stop shop for inspiration. It’s also much more acceptable to post a food snap on Insta compared to Facebook and Twitter, which can only be a good thing. I began using Instagram for motivation at the beginning of my healthy lifestyle journey. I’m a visual person, so platforms like Instagram and Pinterest are…

Rainbow roast chickpea buddha bowl

Another beautiful (and delicious) meal idea that’s taken social media by storm is the buddha bowl. If you’re wondering what a buddha bowl is, you’ve probably seen them on your Instagram feed. They’re also known as “macro” or “nourish” bowls. But basically, it’s a fun title for a nutritious and filling vegetarian salad. The best part about buddha bowls is that they’re completely customisable. Therefore they really are the definition of “using up whatever is leftover in the fridge.” Buddha bowls are vegetarian or vegan, featuring meatless forms of protein, beneficial fats and complex carbohydrates. But most importantly, they’re jam-packed…

Vegan sesame roasted chickpeas

If you’ve been reading Sarah in Shape for a while, or are a member of the Shape University community, you’ve probably noticed that I often advocate for healthy eaters to incorporate more vegetarian meals into their diet. I’ve even been mistaken as a vegetarian by a number of people! Although I do love vegetarian options and often enjoy meatless meals, I still count meat as a pillar of my diet. I guess you could call me a flexitarian. That said, I’ve previously written about the way most modern societies eat far too much meat. I’ve also brought attention to the…

Vegan Bruschetta Salad

I. Hate. Salad. Or at least, that’s what I used to tell myself. I was convinced that I never felt full after eating just a salad. I thought that I needed to have “real food” to feel full (a.k.a sandwiches, pasta or lots of rice). I was convinced that I had to feel completely stuffed after every meal to feel content. Thank goodness those days are far behind me. Since beginning my healthy eating journey, I’ve learnt to play around with lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats to create wholesome salads that my digestive system and taste buds love.…

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