All posts tagged: healthy

Foolproof roasted vegetables

I never do my roasted vegetables differently. Lazy? Maybe. I just know this way works well and it always tastes good. Perhaps I’ll try different ways down the track but for now this way is foolproof. You can roast a batch of veggies early in the week and keep them in a container for salad and pizza toppings! Yum yum! You can use any vegetables. You just need them to be a similar thickness in relation to their cooking time. For example. roasting carrot and mushrooms. Mushrooms cook much quicker than carrots so they need to be cut thicker than the carrots. There is a simple formula for roasting vegetables the super quick way: vegetables + drizzle olive oil + mixed dried herbs –> baked at 180C/350F until tender (approx 30 mins depending on veg used) = delicious roasted vegetables For one small container (pictured above) I roast 1/8 butternut pumpkin, 1 carrot, 1 onion and 4 mushrooms. Foolproof roasted vegetables – vegetables washed and sliced according to cooking time (thin carrot slices, thick mushroom …

Low calorie series + life update

Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a low calorie series special! I’ll be posting some really delicious recipes under 400 calories each that can be part of your weekly meal prep and healthy lifestyle. I’ll also include a few posts about what I eat in a typical day. All my recipes will include the calories, carbohydrate, protein and fat amounts and a link to MyFitnessPal for the exact nutritional break down and so you can log the recipe without having to input it yourself. Some of the recipes I’ll be featuring include: A super delicious Portuguese chicken curry (339 cal) Traditional sausages and mash (222 cal) Beef Rendang (369 cal) Easy banana, cinnamon and brown sugar porridge Foolproof roasted vegetables Calorie amounts are per serving. I have not sacrificed any flavour whatsoever in making these meals low calorie, it’s about proper serving sizes, including vegetables and making healthy swaps. In other news I made a super amazingly delicious croquembouche for my boyfriend’s mum’s birthday. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s basically …

Strawberry & avocado salad

  This strawberry and avocado salad is super delicious and very customisable. The combination of sweet, tangy, citrus and creamy makes this an impressive salad if you need to bring something to a friend’s dinner. In my house the only salad dressing we need is lime juice, if you prefer a proper dressing I recommend combining some french mustard, olive oil and lime juice. As long as you use lime juice! You can also use whatever salad greens you like, I always use mixed salad greens which is usually a combination of baby spinach, rocket and mesclun because I can buy a big bag for $3. This month is all about cheap and delicious food. You might not think it’s very cheap to purchase the ingredients to make this salad, but in Brisbane, especiallyΒ right now, strawberries and avocados are super cheap. I bought 4 punnets of strawberries for only $5! This salad is also super healthy if you do what I do and use lime juice as the dressing. I find that a lot of …