This blog post feels pretty random. I’ve never really talked about food a lot, but if you have read my most recent blogpost, you know I am starting to pick up a more healthy lifestyle and I am trying to lose some weight. I am a huge food lover and I enjoy cooking a lot, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite healthy recipes with you guys in a blogpost. If you like this kind of post, I’ll be sharing more recipes of food I really like in the future!
Breakfast: Healthy Hummus Sandwich
For breakfast, I like to keep things simple. I toast two slices of rye or whole-wheat bread and put some hummus on it. I personally like regular/natural hummus the best. Then I top it off with some cucumber slices, some rocket, and alfalfa. Adding some pepper is also great! It’s a nice, filling breakfast that keeps me going all morning. I love that it’s fast and simple because I usually don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen when I just wake up. This sandwich is also perfect to take with you in a lunchbox to school or work!
I am obsessed with nice containers, so when I found this one, I was over the moon haha. It’s so easy to take with me to school or work. I just put some (soy) yogurt, strawberries, blueberries and (homemade) granola in it. With the separate container, my granola doesn’t get all soggy. Give me crunchy!
Snack: Nakd Cocoa Delight bar and a handful of blueberries
Dinner: Courgetti/Zoodles With Cherry Tomatoes and Rocket
This dinner literally only takes five minutes to make. It’s insanely fast and super delicious (it’s my boyfriend’s favorite dish right now). It’s perfect for when you want to lay off the carbs a bit and replace your pasta. All you need is a spiral cutter and slice the zucchini into spaghetti-like strings! Then heat just a little bit of olive oil and caramelize an onion in a pan. In the meantime, you have to heat some pine nuts in a different pan. Next, add the zucchini strings and cook them for about two minutes to the pan with the onions and add some tomato sauce. Throw in some cherry tomatoes (and some garlic if you like) and garnish with rocket and the pine nuts. One zucchini will make enough zoodles for about two people.
I also make this exact same dish with a different sauce. Just some cream and some pesto instead of the tomato sauce. The whole dish will taste completely different, but it’s still as delicious and easy.
Snack: Homemade Healthy Brownie
This healthy brownie by Liezl Jayne Strydom has to be my favorite thing in the whole world. It’s so, so good! I love cooking, but I also want it to be simple and fast. And preferably I won’t have to go to three different stores to get all of the ingredients I need. So most of the things I make are fast and simple. Including this brownie. All you need is 14/15 medjool dates, two eggs, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil.
To make these brownies, take out the pits from the dates and let them soak for about 10-15 minutes in some hot water. In the meantime, melt the coconut oil. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I added just a little bit of water to make the batter a tad bit less thick. Then I put the batter in a greased pan and baked it in the oven for 25-30 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius. (I’m sorry, I didn’t take time to take a decent picture, because they smelled too good!)
This was one full day worth of food for me! I am always looking for new delicious and healthy recipes to try, so let me know what your favorite dishes are! 🙂
Eating healthy like this is not punishment at all and hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up and get to my goal weight before summer.
With much love,