Food & Gym

Health snacks instead of sweets and fried food.

This time I’ve decided to give some ideas to do health and delicious snacks. I never allow myself of doing diets, but eating health with foods that we like is the best specially if you go to gym. I speak for myself, if I didn’t like most of health food it would be a lot hard for me, what I’m trying to say is that we need to re-educated our food habits, if you want to have a better lifestyle, you can’t imagine how bad is fast food, all that greasy and fat calories that you ingesting are so bad for your health.

So I’ve gathered some snacks and lunch/dinner that I found delicious and that I would mind to eat all the time. 

Snacks


If you like tea, there is this website (Luxplus.co.uk) which they have teas for everything, I’ve tried them and they are super cool.

Lunch/Dinner 


Before & After gym


Our body needs to have a lot of energy and proteins, for that you need to consume a good amount of food before gym.

Obviously, after gym workout your body needs protein, at this point our body is taking everything that you are eating to recovery it’s energy. 

See you on the next post. 

Mood & Chocolat Kale Chips Receipt (Part 2)

Mood – Everything about it (Part 1)

Animal production contains the richest sources of vitamin B3, so eating eggs in a predominantly vegetarian programme is a good way of ensuring your diet has enough of this vitamin, as we mentioned before eggs are high on the acid-forming, scale but are a rich source of niacin and so form part of the 30% daily allocation of acid-forming foods.

Other good vegetarian sources of niacin, include nutricional yeast, rice bran (whih is a great alternative to wheat bran), most whole grains (such as buckwheat, quinoa and rye) and sundried tomatoes, which can be rehydrated to bring out their full nutritional potential.

Chocolat Kale Chips

Makes 5 snack portion

  • 150g Kale leaves;
  • 4 tbsp raw cacao powder;
  • tbsp agave syrup;
  • 50 ml (2fl oz/scant 1/4 cup) coconut oil, melted a pinch of Himalayan pink salt.

Procedure

Preheat a dehydrator to 63C/145.4F. (Alternatively, put the oven on it’s lowest settings.)

Remove the kale leaves from their stalks and chop into 5cm (2in) pieces.

In a high-speed blender, add the raw cacao powder, agave syrup, coconut oil and salt, and blend until the mixture is smooth.

In a bowl, using your hands, coat the kale leaves in the rich mixture so they are well covered but not dripping. If you cover them too thickly they will not dry out properly and will end up chewy instead of crunchy.

Place on a tray in the dehydrator for 14 hours. (Alternatively, put pn the baking tray (cookie sheet) in the preheated oven but with the door ajar for 6-8 hours.)

Once dehydrated, the kale chip keep for a week in the airtight container.

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See you on the next post!

I don’t know what to cook anymore, what do I do?

For all women that normally has a routine of cooking on the lunch and on the dinner time, I know how you feel after a couple weeks cooking and feeling that we don’t have anymore ideas of what to cook? As I want to help everyone, I came up with the plan and tips for all of us.

1. Make a list of what food ingredients you, friends and family like:

We have to think about everyone that shares a house, we know that all of us has different tastes, so it’s good to have a little list of these ingredients

2. Spend time looking for new recipes:

This world is full of different cultures and of course, full of different recipes or if you or if you prefer, search for more traditional plates from your country, I have to be honest that I haven’t try everything from my country. I have a Arabic friend that invited me and my future husband to have a dinner at her house, what she got us to eat was this weird soup which tasted really acid, I tried to eat with bread and honestly that was the solution to get a good taste. So have a open mind about the food, even if it’s not an advice that I follow myself but I’m working on it.

3. Start creating a list with the meals that you are going to prep each day of the week:

I found hard to get into this step, but having a list of the food ingredients that me and my fiance like by my side, helped me a lot having ideas combining the ingredients and methods that I could do and try not to repeat the recipes. Also planning the time that you are start cooking is a good idea, that’s keep you organized.

4. When you go for a food shopping, do a list of what is missing on your fridge and according to what you are going to cook through the week and of course always have a look of the sales:

My method to this is having a look in supermarket online stores comparing the prices to another websites, you may jump from one store to another but at least your are saving money.

I hope you liked and feel helped with this short list of tips to planning your meals for the week.