Posts Tagged ‘Clean Eating’

Chilli

chilliOne of my favourite “stodge” recipes is a chilli, it makes me feel like I’m being naughty and eating something as treat but it’s actually super healthy and the chilli gives a nice fiery kick of heat to warm your cockles! This chilli recipe is quite simply a variation of my previous chilli recipe but with one amazing difference!! Whilst you are cooking the chilli, bake a potato. For best results, pre-heat your oven to 200C, prick your potato all over drizzle with olive oil, himalayan salt and a twist of pepper, then pop in the microwave for 5 minutes, turn and cook for a further 5 minutes and then pop it in the oven to crisp up the skin for 20 minutes. (make it paleo by using a sweet potato)

crockpot chilliNow, back to the chilli! Make sure you cook this exactly the same as my chilli recipe and let the sauce thicken. You can cook this quickly on the hob it doesn’t have to be done in the crockpot. Then once the potato has cooked, split in half and scoop out the flesh and pop in a bowl and mash it up so it’s really smooth. If you want to make it really creamy add a little bit of mashed avocado to it :). Then take your little potato boat and put it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, then scoop some chilli and put it inside the potato (careful not to overload it!) and then repeat this for the other half of the potato. Finally using a fork or spoon put your mashed potato back on top of the chilli mixture inside your potato. sprinkle a smidge of cheese on it you like and then pop it back in the oven or under a grill to crisp up the potato mixture on top of the chilli, serve garnished with fresh coriander.

So what’s so great about this chilli recipe? Firstly you’re getting a really good mix of fats, proteins and carbs, and secondly by putting your chilli mixture into your potato it’s really helping you to manage your portion control! Double whammy!

Try it out for yourself! I promise you there is no other chilli recipe quite like it!

Love Roo xx

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Salsa Recipe

Salsa recipeSo after a camping trip with some of my paleo buddies a friend of mine made the MOST delicious salsa and I’ve taken her recipe and tweaked it a bit to make my own salsa recipe! This salsa recipe is amazing because it goes really well with fajitas or with salad on it’s own, or with hummus and pitta bread. Honestly the possibilities are endless! So without further ado here are the recipes and method for my homemade salsa recipe (warning; it’s garlicy!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes deseeded and finely diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely diced
  • 2 spring onions finely diced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • A handful of fresh chopped coriander

Method:

  1. Chop all of the ingredients and mix together (yep it’s that simple!)

Pop in an airtight container and pop your delicious salsa in the fridge ready for consumption! If you want to add more colour and make your own salsa recipe why not add some green peppers into the mix as well? It’s also really nice if you squeeze some lime over the top to give a zesty flavour and make your salsa recipe fit your own tastebuds!

Love Roo xx

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Coconut Matcha Truffles

Coconut Matcha TrufflesSo my latest obsession has been a matcha green tea latte and because I had purchased a sack of matcha powder I wanted to see what else I could do with it so I attempted a sweet treat of coconut matcha truffles! So before I give you the recipe and ingredients for these oh so mouth wateringly delicious coconut matcha truffles I am going to give a little bit of detail as to why matcha powder is so good for.

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Caribbean Chicken

caribbean chickenI love a bit of spice and eating clean, this Caribbean chicken recipe is the perfect meal for adding some flavour and as few calories as possible to your plate. Caribbean chicken is not only flavoursome but it’s so colourful too! I like to try and get as much colour into my dish as possible.

Caribbean Chicken Ingredients:caribbean chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Dunns River Chicken Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin kidney beans (or substitute black beans if you prefer)
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander finely chopped

Caribbean Chicken Recipe Method:

  1. Firstly chop all of your veggies and mix in a bowl and put to one side
  2. Dice the chicken into bite size chunks
  3. Put 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the pan to heat up and melt, then add your chicken
  4. Cook the chicken for 5 – 10 minutes
  5. Add 1 tbsp of your Caribbean Chicken seasoning mix
  6. Add 1 tsp of chilli powder
  7. Cook for a couple of minutes and stir to ensure the chicken is evenly coated
  8. Pop all of your veggies into the pan and mix well
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock
  10. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer
  11. Cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick to the pan, add more water if necessary
  12. Drain and stir in the kidney beans and cook for a further 5 – 8 minutes
  13. Scatter chopped coriander over the top of your Caribbean chicken and then devour!

Caribbean chickenWho knew that a healthy, paleo, clean eating Caribbean Chicken dish could be so easy to make?! If you want something on the side try making some cauliflower rice to have with it.

Love Roo xx

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Halloumi Cheese Recipe

Halloumi Cheese Recipe

Halloumi cheese with honey, pistachios rosemary and thyme

This halloumi cheese recipe is the best! It is perfect as a small meal on it’s own when you’re not really hungry on a hot summers day, and also makes a great side dish for steak or salad. I do love a versatile recipe!

This little beauty couldn’t be any easier! All you need is to grill your halloumi until it’s browned on both sides, then chop up some pistachios and scatter them over the top, drizzle some honey over everything. And then finally chop up a little bit of fresh rosemary and thyme and sprinkle that over the lot. And hey presto you’ve got yourself one flavoursome treat!

Enjoy!

Love Roo xx

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Courgette Quiche

courgette quicheThe mighty courgette is a life saver when it comes to trying to eat clean, you can use it in almost anything and everything including this amazing courgette quiche recipe! It will leave you feeling full, it’s healthy and you can use it as a meal on it’s own or a side for something else, it’s really quite versatile. Give it a go and see what you think 🙂 Mama Roo loved 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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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 & 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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How To Make Your Hair Grow

thick volume hair

short hairLast month I wrote about my hair dilemma and I know you’ve all be waiting with baited breath to see how I am getting on in this difficult times! OK so I may be being a tad dramatic but your hair is the crown that you never take off so you need to try and make it as glorious and fantastic as possible! the photo on the left shows my hair after being blow dried today, the photo on the left shows my hair after being blow dried 1 month ago. There is obviously very little difference in the length, but it’s easy to see the difference in volume and texture!

So last month’s test was using the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight , which felt and smelt lovely! This month I have upped my game! Here’s what I’ve been doing and I think I’ve finally hit on my solution and don’t plan on changing my routine for the foreseeable future. Why not give some of these tips a go yourself:  (more…)

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