Sunday, 17 May 2015

Healthy Food Ideas

 

You may have noticed if you follow me on instagram recently that u have been posting more images on food, now these get more likes than any others which I think tells us a lot. I've restarted doing this because I genuinely enjoy experimenting with my food and trying out new healthy foods.

One recipe I have started loving recently are smoothie bowls. They are amazing, not to mention a great breakfast or snack idea. They are full of nutrients, not to mention tasty and the best part is that you can customize it to what you desire.

Frozen Berries
Frozen summer berries
1 large banana
1 handful of almonds
1 handful of dried cranberries
Granola

1. Take the frozen summer berries and place it into a blender along with a small amount of water.
2. Blend, if you would prefer your smoothie to be not as thick add more water.
3. Chop up the banana and add that to the top, along with the almonds and dried cranberries. Then top it off with some granola.

Flaxseed and Berries
Frozen Berries
1 handful of grapes
1 teaspoon of flaxseed
Dash of almond milk
Granola
1 handful of Trial Mix
1 handful of trial mix

1. Take the frozen berries, flaxseed, grapes and almond milk into a blender and blend (the more watery you want the smoothie the more almond milk you add.
2. Top it off with the trial mix, flaked almonds and granola.



Popcorn is such a simple snack often associated with the food you would get in the cinema  but actually it can make a great, filling snack. Popcorn itself is actually a healthy option snack so long as you get the right brand such as Propercorn or Metcalfs, all of which I love. I always get the sweet and salt variation as its a little healthier than just sweet but still tastes amazing.


When I get home from school there isn't nothing a love to snack on more than a huge bowl of fruit. I love all kinds of fruit and the beauty of a fruit salad is you can add whatever you like. I love to have all kinds of berries, passion fruit, mango and a banana. Of course fruit is full of natural nutrients and antioxidants!


 
Porridge is one of my go to breakfast foods. It is a substantial breakfast that releases its energy slowly, keeping you fuller right up to lunch. Again, porridge can be customized to any topping or flavour, I personally like to keep my oats plain with a variety of toppings. the beauty of oats is that they can be created in a matter of minutes so are perfect for when you're in a rush.
 
Quick Glazed Oats
30g rolled oats
1 banana
1 handful of blueberries
Chestnuts
Pumpkin seeds
Dried cherries
Sweet freedom nectar
 
1. Add the rolled oats into a bowl, and boil the kettle. Add the boiling water to the oats, whilst stirring and allow to rest.
2. Chop up the banana and top the oats off with the nuts and dried cherries.
3. Drizzle over a serving of sweet freedom nectar to add sweetness.
 


A snack I find myself reaching to a lot is Nakd bars. They are completed all natural fruit bars that are great for on the go. They come in a variety of flavours. They have no added artificial flavours or colourings so make for a healthy snack.

Let me know some of your favourite healthy snacks? I would love to get hold of some new recipes to try.

5 comments:

  1. This looks all so delicious! *-* I need to try some of those recipes.
    xoxo Vivi

    This is my world!

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  2. these look so good!
    ~lauren x

    lifeoflaurenx.blogspot.com

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  3. I really love having some strawberry granola and vanilla yogurt it may not be the healthiest as fat free yogurt but I do really dislike fat free yogurt. It keeps me soo full tho! Lovely post by the way x

    Ambra // fridaysarefab.blogspot.com

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