Sunday, February 24, 2013

Healthy snack, meal and drink ideas

Healthy snack, meal and drink ideas

You are what you eat!

As many of you already know I have a strong passion for health and fitness.
One of the most important things in life I believe is looking after and treasuring your body.

Food is magic, it helps us look after ourselves from the inside out.
I'm always creating new things in the kitchen and surprising my clients, friends and family with how AMAZING healthy food can taste. 

Eating healthy is not as hard as some may think.
Here are a few of my tips to get you started

  • Make sure you buy good produce (local markets are a great idea and will save you a lot of money) also buying in bulk at the start of the week is a good option.
  • Eating raw as often as possible reduces the loss of vitamins and minerals that occur when food has been heated or cooked. Nutrients that are the essential fuel for our bodies.
  • Look up healthy recipes to get inspiration. This can be done through google searches, recipie books, or even scrolling through others instagram pages and finding GREAT inspirational images that a lot of people will share their recipies. Another idea is to search hashtags #cleaneating #healthyeating and so on and hundreds of pictures will come up to inspire you Check out my insta for frequent healthy ideas username 'dominiqueletoullec'
  • Experiment with different recipes you'll find and create your own healthy twist on an existing recipe.

Here are a few of my recent creations I'd like to share with you. 
Live a healthy and happy life!


Amazing healthy sweet treat
Recipe

1. Get all your blueberries and place them on your skewers
2. Roll your blueberry sticks in yogurt (make sure to get a good coating)
3. Coat each stick with sprinkling of cinnamon (and for those who want some extra sweetness) brown sugar
4. Place in the freezer
5. ENJOY!


Fruit pops
Recipe

GREAT treat for the kids, and a guilt free treat for dessert
1. Ingredients - With these ones I used mango, strawberries and coconut water 
(Explore and use as many different fruits as you can desire)
If its hard for you to find natural coconuts I recommend H2Coco (for more info on this coconut water check out my previous blog post and click on this link. http://dominiqueletoullec.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/coconut-water.html
2. Sometimes I blend the fruit and then put it into the pop mould, othertimes I will chop up fruit and add to a cup of coconut water and then pour into the moulds
3. Freeze
4. ENJOY!


Fridge creation!

I literally used what was left in the fridge and created this HEALTHY, SUPERFOOD treat
1. Cut up slices of cucumber, mix in a bowl avocado and cottage cheese, squeeze of lemon and a little salt and pepper, place drops onto of the cucumber with a small piece of sun dried tomato
2. Mix together lentils (make sure to make your own, very easy just boil them up on the stove), red cabbage, avocado, basil, tomatoes, baby spinach and chilli tuna
What superfood creation can you put together from the ingredients in your fridge?




GREEN WATER

1. Alkaline water
2. Chlorophyll (Tablespoon)
3. Fresh chopped up lemons (Squeeze them in first then leave in)
4. Fresh chopped up cucumber

Its important to drink at least 2 Litres of water a day, introducing green water is not only great for you but it's another way to up your water intake daily



These are just a few simple ideas to give you some inspiration. Dont be scared to try different things. 
Healthy food IS delicious, just be creative and you will create flavour. 
HAPPY EATING & DRINKING




3 comments:

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  2. Dominique, you are my inspiration! How did you get in to fitness/training? I really want to be an advocate for health and exercise and help people to reach there potential but I have NO idea where to start. How did you start off? I would really appreciate knowing! Best, Lu

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