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healthy breakfast alternative of egg and pepper

healthy breakfast egg and pepper

healthy breakfast egg and pepper

Quite frequently people will say that their downfall when trying to eat healthy is having breakfast alternatives that will replace toast; enter the healthy breakfast alternative of egg and pepper combo that will blow your mind!

This one is super easy, adds some colour and excitement to your plate and looks a little bit like a flower to entice your little ones into joining in!

All you need to do is a take a pepper, deseed it and then slice it in rings. Heat a pan on the hob and then put your pepper into the pan, crack your egg into the pepper and then flip as normal.

Adding pepper to your healthy breakfast is a great way to start the day because they’re low in calories, and full of good nutrients such as vitamin A, and your egg will give you lots of protein and good fat 🙂 So start adding egg and pepper to your plate for a healthy breakfast choice!

Love Roo xx

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Jambalaya Recipe

jambalaya recipeWhen Roo Boy is away I really like to play with my food but sometimes (don’t tell him I said so!) I actually miss him being around, so I made this Jambalaya recipe that reminds me of him. Ahhhhhh! It’s not because he likes this recipe – there’s too much onion in it and he couldn’t cope with that it’s actually because it reminds me of our third date at Chiquitos and we both saw jambolaya on the menu and simultaneously burst into song and I think that pretty much sealed the deal in my eyes, I realised he was me just with boy bits 😛

So here is the jambalaya recipe that makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside, a little bit sweaty on the top lip and even had vegetarians saying “that smells delicious! What it is?!” and then looking like they’d committed the ultimate sin when they realised it had lots of meat in it!

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Healthy Falafel Recipe

Healthy falafel recipeI always admit that I’m not completely paleo, I think there are so many shades of paleo and it’s a combination of eating raw and healthy and sometimes that means not cutting out certain ingredients, so check out this yummy healthy falafel recipe using chickpeas and red rice!

Falafel is a Middle Eastern food and is made of chickpeas. The brilliance is that you can add whatever spices and herbs you like to your chickpeas to make your falafel taste divine!

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My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

My Protein Powder Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls

Wow! That’s a mouthful trying to say that title isn’t! Luckily these mocha coconut power bliss balls act as the perfect gob stopper 😛

My Protein sent me some fantastic samples and I have been thinking of different ways to use them other than the obvious protein shake mix up. So I’ve used the My Protein Impact Whey Protein Powder in Mocha flavour to make this bliss balls. The first thing I want to point out is that I don’t like coffee and I don’t really like coconut and I can’t get enough of these! I actually had to put them in the freezer so I had to make a conscious effort to take them and sit there and wait for them to thaw before eating them so it took away my ability to grab and snack! 😛

So here’s the My Protein Mocha Coconut Power Bliss Balls recipe! It gets a little bit oily and messy when rolling them into balls so be prepared for mess!

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How To Make A Smoothie

I had a wee think before posting this one because smoothies are definitely not as healthy as people think they are! They are healthy if made properly and it’s really important to think of a smoothie as a meal because it will contain as many calories (if not more) than your average snack or lunch. When smoothies are unhealthy it’s because people see it as a beverage rather than a meal replacement. So if you are going to use this “Build A Smoothie Guide” that is my disclaimer! You’ve been warned; now enjoy!

How To Build The Perfect Smoothie

Love Roo xx

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Oatty Yoghurt Breakfast Pots

Oat breakfast pots meal prepI’ve recently started building nutrition plans for people and one of the most common things I hear from my clients is that they find breakfast is the hardest meal of the day and I definitely agree. The morning’s are always a rush no matter what your job and routine is. So the key to eating a healthy breakfast is prep prep and more prep! That is the only way to stop myself from having a breakfast that is bad for me. Quite often there are recipes that need an oven or a hob to cook on and quite a lot of people eat their breakfast when they get to work and not surprisingly your work doesn’t offer a fully operational kitchen complete with a cooker! I was watching a few colleagues who would pop to a nearby Soho Coffee and would buy a tiny yoghurt pot for a couple of pounds and whilst it looked amazing all I could think was I don’t know what’s in it and how expensive it was, and that led me to decide that I could make it for less money and I could make it 10 times more delicious!!! So I’ve bought myself 5 small kilner jars so I can make my own breakfast pots!

Ingredients:

  1. Oats
  2. Greek Yoghurt
  3. Honey
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Cacao nibs
  6. Linwoods flaxseed, pumpkin seed, goji berries

Method:

  • Pour a layer of oats in to the base of the kilner jar
  • Spoon on a layer of greek yoghurt
  • Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of the yoghurt
  • Drizzle a small amount of honey on top of the cinnamon
  • Repeat all of the above.
  • Add a pinch of cacao nibs
  • And finish with 1/4 tsp of flaxseed mix on top

Love roo xx

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

When I started to eat healthy I became just a teensy bit obsessed with sweet potato, to the point where I think I have actually given Roo Boy an aversion to it! So now I feel like I have a child where I have to disguise the sweet potato as something else just to sneak it in to a meal and I am proud to say that if I hadn’t told him (afterwards!) that there was sweet potato in this gnocchi he would have been none the wiser! Mwah ha ha ha haaaaaa!!!

I’ve called this recipe paleo-ish because of the gluten free flour, if you want to make it totally paleo swap out the gluten free flour for almond flour or coconut flour.

Ingredients:

• 100g gluten free flour
• 450g sweet potato, peeled & boiled
• 60ml almond milk
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp agave nectar
• Carton of pasata
• 2 tsp paprika
• 2 chicken breasts
• 1/4 chorizo ring

Method:

  1. Put boiled sweet potatoes in a boil and mash.
  2. Pour in the olive oil and milk and mix together.
  3. Gradually add the garlic powder, flour and agave nectar to the mix and knead.
  4. Take out sections of the dough and roll in to thumb sized balls.
  5. Fry the chicken in a pan until cooked through. Add the pasata & stir in the paprika.
  6. Bring a pan of water to the boil, then add the gnocchi to the water and cook until it rises to the top of the water.
  7. Whilst the gnocchi is rising. Add the chorizo to the chicken & sauce mixture.

Love Roo xx

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Sweet Potato & Courgette Bake

Paleo Sweet Potato courgette bake

This dish is really great as a veggie main dish or a nice side dish to accompany your main! Sweet potatoes and courgettes are so versatile and go with some many different things. They are packed with micronutrients and will leave you feeling full and healthy from the inside out!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 garlic cloves
  2. 1 sweet potato
  3. 1 courgette
  4. Parmesan cheese

method:

  • All you need is to preheat your oven to 180C
  • Dice your garlic and lay it in the base of a dish
  • Then thinly slice your sweet potato and courgettes
  • Layer the potato and courgette in the dish
  • Cook for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and scatter grated parmesan cheese on top. Cook for a further 20 minutes

Love Roo xx

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Halloumi & Lentils

halloumi & lentils

Halloumi is A-MAZING! My only regret is that for some unknown reason I hadn’t discovered halloumi until I was into my twenties!! What the heck?! How crazy is that?! So here is one of my newly favourite recipes:

Ingredients:

• 1 Block Halloumi
• 1 Tin Of Lentils
• 1 Tbsp Capers
• ¼ Cup Of Pearl Barley
• 1 Lemon
• Handful Of Rocket Leaves
• ½ Pot Of Sour Cream
• 1 Courgette cubed
• 3 Tsps Dill

Method:

  1. Boil a pan of water, rinse pearl barley under the tap and then add to the water and simmer for 25 mins
  2. Rinse and drain the lentils and set aside to dry
  3. Mix the sour cream with the lemon zest and juice
  4. Add the lentils to cooked barley, and mix in the sour cream, dill and capers
  5. Heat a frying pan and cook the courgette for 5 minutes, add to the lentil & barley mixture.
  6. Slice and cook the halloumi until golden.
  7. Serve on top of the lentil & barley mixture.

Love Roo xx

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Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma

I LOVE curry! But I hate things that are so spicy hot that you can’t taste the flavours, so this recipe is a perfect combination of creamy, spicy and will have you craving more! It’s great for a night with your friends and having a few drinks but is also mild enough that it’s kid friendly.

Ingredients:

• 3 tbsp greek yoghurt
• 1 red onion
• 4 cloves garlic
• Thumb sized piece of ginger, diced
• 3 tbsp korma curry paste
• 2 tsp coconut sugar
• 400 ml cold water

Method:

  1. Cook the onions, garlic and ginger in a pan.
  2. Stir in the curry paste and sugar and cook for 1 minute stirring continuously.
  3. Pour in the water and bring to a boil, then allow to simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the chicken and yoghurt, then add that to the pan.
  5. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through.

Love Roo xx

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