Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sweet Healthy Pizza

Sweet Healthy Fun Pizza

I made this little treat as an activity with my 2 boys. They had so much fun decorating the pizza and eating half of the fruit before the fruit actually made it on the pizza!

But is healthy, is fun and is full of goodness for the whole family.

Even if you don't have any kids you can make this for a little light and healthy dessert after lunch or dinner or something to have when you have friends over.

Ingredients for the base:

Simply blend the ingredients patiently until mix is smooth and press it down on a circular mould.

Set the base in the fridge for a few hours or in the freezer for 30 min.

For the "Sauce":

Mix 4 oz. of cream cheese and 3 0z. of greek yogurt. I used coconut greek yogurt for an extra coconut flavour. Although you can use plain greek yogurt and add a bit of coconut to the mixture.

To add a bit of sweetness I added a squeeze of sweet freedom which it can be substituted for honey.

The toppings:

Chop any fruit you have in the house. I used kiwis, strawberries, blueberries and I had banana but it didn't make it on top as kids ate it before hand! (lol)

Put it together and enjoy:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quinoa & Chia Chocolate Biscuits

This cookies or biscuits ( I don't really know the difference between those 2) are into going into my favourite recipes! 

My boys loved them and my husband (who hates sweet stuff and chocolate) told me he would buy those cookies. So make this babies for the weekend to have as a healthy treat when the sweet craving hits in!


1 cup of hazelnuts
1 cup of ground almonds
1 cup of quinoa
1/3 cup of honey or maple syrup or sweet freedom
1/4 cup of raisins or dates
3 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao. If you do it with cocoa make sure your cacao is 100 % cocoa: no sugar or dairy added! check ingredients)
2 tablespoons of chia
2 tablespoon of coconut oil (melted)

Place hazelnuts in a blender or food processor and blend until it becomes flour consistency. 

Add raisins or dates and blend until mushy. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well.

Grab a bit of the mix and roll it with both hands then form cookie and place on a tray with non grease paper on it. 

Cook into a previously preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

I made 17 cookies so each cookie worked out at 98 calories. So depending how many you make the calories might vary. but in and around that! 

8 grams of carbohydrates each
2.6 grams protein
6.1 grams of fat

Monday, January 1, 2018

5 Books I Recommend About Nutrition, Health & Fitness

1. Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

If you wan to have a deep understanding of food and its relation to your body, this is the book for you.  It's full of information on how to change your food habits.

It is deep and full of information. Some parts can be heavy reading but if you are as passionate as I am about foods and its power of healing this book is definitely a must have.

2. Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar

The layout of this book is very easy to follow, it's colourful, contains plenty of pictures and easy to read. It explains which herbs can help you to improve your health.

It couldn't be simpler than that. A very enjoyable book to have, especially in understanding the natural benefits that herbs can serve by including them into your daily diet.

3. Freedom From The Diet Trap by Jason Vale

This book cuts through all the nonsense and goes directly to the point about sugar and junk food.  It is like a wake up call to get rid of bad habits and to focus on a healthy lifestyle, rather than fad diets.

 4. The New Optimum Nutrition Bible by Patrick Holdford

This book is literally the bible of nutrition. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is like a resume of the previous books I have already recommended. From healing, to nutrition, to everything you need to know about food. This is your number one must have.

5. The Encyclopaedia Of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger

This book is literally an encyclopaedia on weight training. If you want to focus on certain muscle groups, and learn how to improve muscle tone and strength, this book is certainly a must have.  It is not only for guys, it is for women as well.  Arnold explains throughout the book that women can do weight-training without ever fearing that they will become as muscly as men.  It will help you understand everything about lifting.

Thanks to this book is how I got into lifting weights, and I take most of my exercises from this book.

  • And finally not a reading material but a handy book to fleck through:

 Carbs and Cals

This is a very handy book to have to flick through for general understanding of calories, and to know the amount of calories of most foods. Although if you are not in Ireland or the UK, it might not be helpful, as many of the foods referenced are from Irish and UK producers, which are not available elsewhere.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stuffed Mushrooms With Veggies & Feta

This vegetarian mushrooms are fabulous.

Definitely the perfect meal to enjoy on a Saturday night with a good glass of wine and hubby as I did!

So if you fancy doing this babies here is recipe :

6 giant mushrooms
1 carrot peeled and chopped small
4 tablespoons of  chopped onion
1/4 yellow pepper chopped
1/4 red pepper chopped
1/2 leeds chopped
3 big handful of spinach
300 grams of feta cheese

Sauté all vegetables ingredients (except mushrooms)  in a frying pan with a drop of olive oil. 

Once vegetables are soft add cheese add condiment well with sea salt, pepper and few herbs such as parsley or rosemary.

Peel and clean mushrooms. Never wash them as they are as a little sponge and will absorb the water and they will shrink and won't stand.

Place the vegetable mix on top and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.  Serve and enjoy.

I served with a butternut squash soup and 2 slices of wholemeal seeded bread from Lidl.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

10 Different Healthy Lunch Boxes For Kids

Guys, since the kids are now back in school and my little man has just started his play group,  I jotted down a few ideas for healthy lunch snacks which I've now turned into a blog post to share a few ideas to help keep our kids heathy!

No.1 Banana pancakes & Fruit

This is my usual recipe of banana pancakes: 1/2 cup of raw oats, 1 banana, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend all the ingredients and cook as regular pancakes. Send a piece of fruit with them. 

You can cook them a night before or for the entire week. Once prepared you can then freeze them in individually wrapped portions, and then take out the night before you need them. 

No. 2 Chesse Ham Rolls, Carrot & Cucumber sticks and Oat Biscuits

You can make cheese rolls with cheddar, or with cream cheese and ham. I part boiled the carrots and cut a few cucumber sticks before serving with some oat biscuits.

No.3 Shaped Sandwiches, Nuts & a piece of fruit

Sandwich filing ideas: Ham & cheese, Cream cheese and banana, peanut butter and home made strawberry jam, almond butter, tuna and chocolate spread with strawberries.

No.4 Grated Apple and Cheddar Quesadilla

To make the quesadilla, simply grate 1 apple and some cheddar cheese and combine them. Place them inside a wholemeal wrap. fold in half  and cook in a frying pan until the cheese has melted. Cut in fours and then it's ready to go. They are delicious and kids love them.

No.5 Crackers, Cheese and Fruit

This is a very simple idea, especially for those days that you are in a rush and have not much time to prepare something.  This is a really quick yet nutritious lunch box.

No.6 Veggie-egg Muffins, Fuit & Yogurt

To make this I simply chopped a piece of green and red peppers, 1/2 tomato, 1 tablespoon of chopped onion. Combined in a bowl with 1 egg, grated cheese , sea salt and pepper. Place mixture inside muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius

No. 7 Chicken stripes, Popcorn & Fruit

Those left over pieces of chicken from dinner are a great option for next day lunch box. Add some popcorn and a piece of fruit and you have a very complete and nutritious lunch box

No. 8 Apple Chips, Nuts & Raisins

These apple chips are so easy to make! Simply slice an apple as thin as you can. Cover a tray with grease-proof paper. Place the sliced apple on top and bake for 30 minutes at 150 degrees celsius. Allow them to cool down to crisp. You can sprinkle them with a bit of cinnamon. They are delicious!

You can make sweet potato crisps as well.

No. 9 Almond Butter Rice Sandwiches, Banana & Yogurt

This option as well is for those days where you are in a rush. You can still manage to send them something healthy.

No. 10 Baked Oats, Yogurt & Fruit

I made these baked oats in a muffin shape as opposed to a big square as I cooked it before. Here is the recipe for the baked oatmeal muffins:

Avoid sending sugary snacks for your kids. Is our responsibility as parents to help them and educate them to like healthy and nutritious food. They will thank you later in life and you are helping preventing a number of sickness!

  Remember that every time you eat you are either feeding disease or fighting it!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Healthy Energy Bites

Hey guys. Today beign Friday is like our appetite increase as the weekend go by. That is why every Friday we should prepare ourselves with healthy snacks to munch when craving something sweet.
And this balls hit the spot to kill the cravings.  They are a raw vegan treat and they are delicious.  You guys should try them!

You can convert this babies on protein balls if you add only 1/4 cup of almond ground and add a scoop of whey protein.

You make about 10 balls.


- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1/2 cup of ground almonds
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 2 teaspoon of cocoa powder (100% cocoa no sugar or dairy added. Or else add cacao)
- 2 tablespoons of chia or flaxseed

Blend raisins I'm food processor until very mushy.

Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you get a paste like consistency.

Place your mix into a bowl and start rolling. Mixture is very sticky but is fine just roll them and then roll again on toppings of choice. I rolled some on hazelnuts and some in coconut.

But can roll them on melted dark chocolate,  walnuts, pistachio,  almond ground, etc.

Once this is done place them inside the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

Each ball has approximately 70 calories so eat 2 or 3 at a time. 

Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee for the perfect snack!