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Day 7: My 10 Days till Christmas

By | December 21st, 2012|Everything!|

Mash-tastic! Christmas day calls for mash potato! But why not use this holiday season to introduce my mash-tastic Garlic and Rosemary Cauliflower or Spiced-Chilli Sweet potato to friends and family! Cauliflower is a great substitute for starchy sides. It turns our fluffy like regular potato mash and taste like it to! traditional sweet potato also makes a great [...]

Day 6: My 10 days till Christmas

By | December 19th, 2012|Everything!|

Summer inspired infused water Everyone is talking about flavoured waters! I don’t mean the mass manufactures ‘healthy’ waters that are sugar packed or loaded with artificial sugars and flavours. It seems as though every drink company is trying to blind us with this ‘healthy idea’ when really they are no different than other soft drinks. [...]

Christmas Cacao Truffles (Day 5: My 10 Days till Christmas)

By | December 18th, 2012|Everything!|

Christmas Cacao Truffles I am so so exciting to be sharing this AHHH-MAAAZING recipe with you all! I am a sucker for anything sweet, though throughout my journey to Eat Healthy, Live Happy & Get Fit I have come across some great dessert recipes. But this one by far is my favourite, reason being its [...]

Day 4: My 10 Days till Christmas

By | December 17th, 2012|Everything!|

Going NUTS for Nut Butters! Nut butters are going CRAZY at the moment. Anywhere from the traditional peanut butter to almond/macadamia etc. These are probably the simplest condiment to make, I made Jam for you the other day, well this is even easier. While remaining simple the nut butters are delicious and also good for [...]

Cinnamon Walnut Butter

By | December 17th, 2012|Everything!, Snacks|

This recipe is delicious. You can alter the recipe is make it sweeter or saltier. Whatever you prefer. What you will need... 3 cups walnuts 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 1 tsp Agave nectar What to do... Process walnuts in a food processor. After about 1-1/2 minutes, the ground nuts will come together into [...]

Roasted Almond Butter

By | December 17th, 2012|Recipes, Snacks|

Simple. Delicious What you will need... 2 cups of almonds What to do... Preheat oven to 180 degrees (Celsius) Spread almonds over baking paper and roast for 10-15 minutes (be careful not to burn them, keep an eye out) Pour into food processor and let it run until you get the desired smoothness. That's it! Can you [...]

Kale Salad

By | December 16th, 2012|Dinner, Everything!, Lunch, Snacks|

Kale has become fairly popular lately with many people adding it to smoothies, salads and even making chips out of it. If you can't find kale you can easily use spinach. Don't stress. Kale is low in calories, high in fibre and has zero fat. Nutritionally it is high in iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and [...]

Pomegranate, Beetroot and feta Salad

By | December 16th, 2012|Dinner, Everything!, Lunch, Snacks|

 This salad is easy, healthy, delicious and looks great! The colours are very much for the "festive season". Don't be afraid to add pomegranate or other fruits into a salad for a refreshing taste. What you will need... Mixed Lettuce Leaves 1 Raw Beetroot, julienne or grated 1 Pomegranate Feta Cherry Tomatoes Balsamic Vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil [...]

Day 3: My 10 Days till Christmas

By | December 16th, 2012|Everything!|

Refreshing Summer Superfood Salads There is no doubt about it; our Christmas Day here in Brisbane is usually a very hot one. There is nothing worse than spending your day slaving over a hot stove. There is no need for heavy hot dishes, make it simple and try a refreshing summer salad. When it’s hot outside the [...]

Raspberry Jam

By | December 15th, 2012|Everything!, Facebook, Get Fit Chicks, Snacks|

Traditional Jam recipes usually call for one part fruit to one part sugar. This version is very basic: just fruit, a little vanilla, lemon and honey/stevia. The chia seed helps thicken the jam up instead of using a gelatine. This jam will last up to one week in the fridge. What you need… 300 g [...]

Day 2: My 10 Days till Christmas

By | December 15th, 2012|Everything!|

Christmas is difficult enough as it is, so when it comes to gifts I lose my mind. Every year my sister and I do a big list of ideas for presents for family members. We have about 15 people we brainstorm for, then I draw a mud map of the shops we go to, with [...]

My 10 Days till Christmas <3

By | December 15th, 2012|Everything!|

Raw Christmas Pudding (DAY 1: My 10 Days till Christmas)

By | December 15th, 2012|Everything!, Recipes, Sweet Treats|

YAY! My first post to celebrate CHRISTMAS! As you may know I am celebrating Christmas with all of you by doing “10 days till Christmas”. I originally wanted to do the 12 days of Christmas until I realized it starts on Christmas day till 5th January. That wouldn't of have worked! I want to share these amazing healthy and [...]

Clean quick dinner!

By | December 14th, 2012|Everything!|

Fresh Prawn Rice Paper Rolls

By | December 13th, 2012|Dinner, Lunch, Snacks|

Evening Fit Chicks, Today I had an excellent day at the Gold Coast catching up with a cousin of mine. After a long hard day of shopping and walking along the beach (haha) we came home to make a delicious dinner. I decided I wanted to try Rice Paper rolls for the very first time. [...]

Todays mid morning meal

By | December 12th, 2012|Everything!|

What to eat before a morning workout?

By | December 12th, 2012|Everything!|

  Morning exercisers often make the mistake of thinking they can burn more calories by jumping out of bed and into the gym without stopping for breakfast. The problem with this thought process is that a good night’s sleep inevitably leaves your blood sugar low and your liver glycogen close to depleted. This translates into [...]

My Messy Breakfast Combo <3

By | December 10th, 2012|Breakfast, Recipes|

This morning I got creative and decided to wilt some spinach and top it off with some great fresh ingredients; grilled mushrooms, onion, chicken & herb sausages and a soft boiled egg! Ohh I forgot to mention the light sprinkle of crumbed feta.. delicious     Eat Healthy, Live Happy, Get Fit xo j xo

Get Healthy. Beat Burnout.

By | December 2nd, 2012|Everything!|

With the end of the year approaching, many of you like myself are finishing up at uni or work, preparing for the silly season and running around trying to get everything finished at once. The late night study sessions and early morning meetings tend to take its toll on all of us some way or [...]

Clean Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten free crust)

By | November 29th, 2012|Dinner, Lunch|

After crossing paths with a home ware shop with 50% off EVERYTHING I decided I 'needed' pie dishes. Not only one, but six individual pie dishes. After they sat on my kitchen bench for about a month I decided to bring you the Clean chicken pot pie with gluten free crust. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did x

My Top 10 Healthy Summer Foods!

By | November 26th, 2012|Everything!|

Those of you who follow me through my social media sites would know I spent the last few days at the beautiful Gold Coast to spend time by the beach blogging and preparing some new exciting things for you all! My time away was beautiful and you can tell summer is near here in Australia. So I did a little bit of brain storming and decided to give you my Top 10 Healthy Summer Foods.

Sneaky Watermelon Lush

By | November 26th, 2012|Drinks, Everything!|

Watermelons are an easy way to stay hydrated during the hot summer days..Check out my Sneaky Watermelon Lush recipe for a kick during this silly season.

Summer ‘Minty’ Iced Green Tea

By | November 26th, 2012|Drinks, Everything!|

Summer is close approaching, try this thirst quenching 'Minty' Iced Green Tea for your antioxidant fix!

Spiced Quinoa Pilaf

By | October 2nd, 2012|Everything!|

Super-grain : Spiced Quinoa Pilaf Quinoa is a complete protein containing all the 9 essential amino acids, Has twice as much fibre as rice & Higher protein content than brown rice and is gluten free Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion (chopped) 1 green capsicum (chopped) 1 small tomato ( chopped) 1 carrot ( chopped) 1 [...]

Eating Healthy on Holidays

By | September 24th, 2012|Everything!|

Seeing as though we are both travelling at the moment we thought it would be good to share some tips on sticking to a healthy lifestyle while exploring the world. Many of us use our holidays as an excuse to splurge and break all the healthy eating habits which we might follow to at home. While [...]

Grilled Chicken and bulgur wheat salad

By | September 24th, 2012|Dinner, Everything!, Lunch, Recipes|

Grilled Chicken and bulgur wheat salad     What you need... Your desired salad ingredients.. What we added: Cucumber, tomato, spinach, 1/4 can '4 mix beans', 1/4 cup diced low fat fetta 100g chicken 1/4 cup un-soaked bulgur wheat. Garlic Bulsamic vinegar olive oil   What to do... - Soak the bulgur wheat 3/4 cup [...]

Great Granola in Mason Jar

By | September 19th, 2012|Breakfast, Everything!, Recipes|

Great Granola in Mason Jar You will need a small Mason Jar Ingredients ½ cup Granola 1 table spoon Low fat Natural yoghurt or No Fat Vanilla Yoghurt ¼ cup pomegranate 1 medium sized banana (chopped) Method  Add yoghurt to your Jar Then add ¼ cup Granola Then add your chopped banana Add some pomegranate [...]

Mason Jars Mania

By | September 19th, 2012|Everything!, Get Fit Chicks, Recipes|

Mason Jars Mania Mason Jars have become quite popular across the blogosphere. They are not just pretty to look at, they are practical too. You can prepare up to a three to five days worth of meals for yourself. They are great for salads, fruits, cereals and even soups & pastas. I prepared a beautiful [...]

Help to feed the hungry..

By | September 18th, 2012|Everything!, Facebook|

Malnutrition is the biggest contributor to child mortality with hunger being the single greatest threat to the world’s public     health. In 2010 it was established that there was 925 million hungry people in the world. Malnutrition is a term which falls under hunger to define the lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having [...]

Chickpea Lentil Burger

By | September 18th, 2012|Everything!|

Chickpea Lentil Burger   For sometime now we have been trying to create a delicious chickpea burger patty. Ever since Sana discovered a delicious version at her university cafe.   After trying different recipes and playing around in the kitchen I think we have come close.   What you need... 400g can chickpeas, drained 1 egg 1/2 [...]