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The best 8-ingredient-or-less dinner meal prep recipes

If you’ve ever meal prepped before, you’ll know how life-changing it can be. An hour or two in the kitchen once a week can make all the difference to your food choices throughout the week. Whether it’s coming home to a healthy dinner after a stressful work day or a having nutritious breakfast waiting in the morning – meal prep just makes everything easier. That said, if you’re not a seasoned chef or even just someone who ventures into their kitchen very much, many meal prep recipes might turn you off. You might be on Pinterest just looking for a simple…

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…

The one important thing the Paleo diet is missing

The Paleo diet has taken the world by storm. It’s officially trickled down into mainstream society, with pre-made food, packaged snacks and even the humble steak, now being advertised as Paleo. This primal eating style has been in fashion for a few years now. There is heated and wide-ranging debate over whether the Paleo diet is the healthiest way to eat. You can read my argument about whether the Paleo diet is actually healthy here. But disagreements aside, the Paleo diet does fail to highlight one of the most important parts of human eating history: periods of not eating at…

The Beginners Guide to Intermittent Fasting

If you’ve been anywhere near the health and fitness social media scene, you’ve probably heard the term Intermittent Fasting (IF). Mainly because it’s become an extremely popular weight loss and fat burning technique. Everyone’s talking about it, from ripped body builders to middle-aged weight losers. But if you missed the memo, the term IF might sound like highly scientific gibberish to you. But luckily, this easy-to-understand beginner’s guide has got yo’ back. In it, we’ll take a look at: What is intermittent fasting? How does it work? What does the science say? How to get started today (fo’ free…

Tutorial: How to meal prep for weight loss with MyFitnessPal

Disclaimer: I am NOT in any way affiliated with MyFitnessPal or Under Armour, I just wanted to share some helpful hacks I’ve discovered from using this tool for weight loss. If you’re been following my blog for a while, or you’re a part of Shape University, you know by now that taking note of what you’re putting into your body is pretty much the only way to successfully lose weight. But to keep the weight off and maintain the lifestyle, you need to build a healthy routine complete with healthy eating habits like meal prep. We know that short-term calorie…

17 meal prep hacks to help you lose weight and eat better

Organisation and planning can help solve most problems that arise from trying to live a healthy lifestyle in the busy, convenient and confusing time we live in. Being organised and planning meals ahead of time is a tried-and-tested way to make better food choices. Choosing food when you’re hangry/in a rush/on the road can easily lead to overeating and less than ideal meals. Research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine of a group of 1319 adults found a greater amount of time spent on home food preparation was associated with a higher diet quality, including the intake of significantly…

7 ways meal prep can help you lose weight

Organisation and planning can help solve most of the problems that arise from trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Actually, they can pretty much solve almost every problem, ever. Being organised and planning meals ahead of time is a tried-and-tested way to make better food choices, stick to a weight loss plan and improve your diet. We all know that choosing food when you’re hangry/in a rush/on the road can easily lead to overeating and less than ideal meal choices. Research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found a greater amount of time spent on home food preparation was associated…

19 meal prep recipes to help you lose weight

Organisation and planning can help solve most problems that arise from trying to live a healthy lifestyle in the busy, convenient and confusing time we live in. Being organised and planning meals ahead of time is a tried-and-tested way to make better food choices. Choosing food when you’re hangry/in a rush/on the road can easily lead to overeating and less-than-ideal meal choices. Research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine of 1319 adults found a greater amount of time spent on home food preparation was associated with a higher diet quality. It found those who spent less than an hour per…

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…

The most nutrient-dense sources of healthy fats.

I watched a hilarious episode of Seinfeld the other day, where Jerry and Elaine gain a bunch of weight in a week of eating copious amounts of frozen yoghurt, even though they’re assured that it’s “non-fat.” They couldn’t believe they’d gained weight from something that didn’t have fat (never mind the bucket loads of sugar usually found in frozen yoghurt). I’m so glad our understanding of fat has progressed. Luckily, fat is no longer considered the enemy. After years of research and evidence, health recommendations and thinking have completely changed when it comes to this macronutrient. In fact, we’re even encouraged…

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