Your guide to non-dairy milk alternatives

By | June 28th, 2012|Everything!, Facebook, Get Fit Chicks|

Your guide to non-dairy milk alternatives     Which one do you prefer? We’re starting to see a developing trend in people who don’t drink cow’s milk. The choice to drink cow’s milk or not comes with many different reasons. Some people choose not to consume it due to current research taking place [...]

10 Simple steps towards a healthy lifestyle

By | June 26th, 2012|Get Fit Chicks|

1. Don’t skip Breakfast: studies indicate people who eat breakfast everyday are less likely to be obese and have a lower risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. 2. Eat 6 small meals a day: your metabolism gets a boost when you eat more frequently and are less likely to feel hungry which [...]

10 quick tips for healthy flying …

By | June 20th, 2012|Everything!, Facebook, Get Fit Chicks|

    So it seems like everyone is jet setting off while im still in the middle of exams. Sana left last night to visit home (Kuwait) for 3 weeks...therefore the next 3weeks its just Mika, myself and our new toy the Thermomix (don’t worry if you’re not too sure what this is, it will [...]

Sharing is caring..

By | June 20th, 2012|Everything!|

Hey Get Fit Chicks Hope last weekend was eventful for all of ya'll ... Ours surely was !!! We both love volunteering for a good cause and enjoy being involved in various charity and fundraising events. Last weekend Jacqui on Behalf of Hellenic Lions Brisbane, participated in the grand finals of the Lions Medical Research Quest [...]

Friend or Fad

By | June 14th, 2012|Friend or Fad|

FAD diets overview   The term ‘FAD’ itself sums it all up for us. FAD = Gaining popularity quickly and fades of just as quickly (short – lived) = Unsustainable behaviour  Just because a diet has gained popularity (quickly) and is being endorsed by a celebrity or you read about it in a magazines doesn’t [...]

Saturday Night Suave Salmon

By | June 9th, 2012|Dinner, Recipes|

  Hey Fit Chicks,   What is everyone up to this Saturday night? We are having a quiet one at home! Procrastination from study lead us to a little spring clean at our home!   We cleaned and organised the kitchen...                     [...]

Mumma’s Zucchini Slice

By | June 8th, 2012|Get Fit Chicks, Recipes, Snacks|

Friendship from food  So our Zhucchini Slice has a story behind it. Zucchini slice has always been one of Jacqui's favourite dishes, its quick, simple and healthy. You could say it was a childhood memory because she learnt the recipe from her mum. But... it wasn't until about 2 years ago when the two of us didn't really know [...]

Middle Eastern inspired Pizza

By | June 8th, 2012|Lunch, Recipes|

  Ingredients 200g lean mince (lamb) 1 medium sized red onion (½ finely chopped, the other half thin slices) 1 tablespoon Leggo’s Pizza sauce with garlic, onion and herbs 1 tomato (thinly sliced) 1 teaspoon garlic paste 2 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon chilli paste 1 tablespoon lemon juice Flat leaf [...]

10 tips to stay stress free and on the ball this exam block!

By | June 7th, 2012|Everything!, Get Fit Chicks|

Food for thought: what you eat can affect how well you study and your stress levels. It’s true; a diet rich in essential fatty acids, fruits and vegetables does wonders for your brain power and stress.

Spicy Chicken Breast served with Spinach & Walnut salad

By | June 5th, 2012|Dinner, Get Fit Chicks, Recipes|

Spicy (medium) Skinless Chicken Breast served with Spinach & Walnut salad Ingredients 4 skinless chicken breast (boneless) 1 – 2 teaspoon paprika 3  teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon garam masala ½ tsp chili powder (optional) 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoon garlic 1 teaspoon ginger 2 tablespoon low fat Greek yoghurt 2 tablespoon lemon juice [...]

Carb free? Low carb? Is it really good for you…

By | June 5th, 2012|Everything!, Friend or Fad|

Many of us have heard of Carb free diets, Low carb diets ketogenic diets etc. All which have one thing in common. NO or LOW carbohydrates. Many times we have been told by male gym ‘junkie’ friends (Jacqui’s brother) to give up carbohydrates, they are bad for you, carbs will make you fat... and so on. [...]

10 tips for Grocery Shopping

By | June 4th, 2012|Everything!, Get Fit Chicks|

10 simple tips to GET FIT CHICKS when shopping for groceries Prepare a shopping list in advance and stick to it, this way you will avoid impulse buys. Even better would be to plan your meals and snacks in advance so you know what you need to purchase Make sure you avoid shopping when hungry [...]

Early Morning Starts

By | June 3rd, 2012|Breakfast, Snacks|

Morning Fit Chicks, It`s Jacqui here! Mondays are my biggest day. Starting at 4.30am and ending somewhere around 6.30pm. Keep yourself sustained throughout the day with a nutritious breakfast. Im having some low G.I honey almond oats topped with fruit! Try swap your morning coffee for a green tea today! Trust me you will notice [...]

Bulgur Wheat Obsessed

By | June 3rd, 2012|Everything!|

With 40% less fat than brown rice and double the fiber, this grain is perfect for salads and rice substitutes. Compared to unenriched white rice, bulgur has more fiber and protein, a lower glycemic index, and higher levels of most vitamins and minerals. Bulgur wheat can we prepared in many ways, for salads we prepare it as you would [...]

Chickpea Chilli

By | June 3rd, 2012|Dinner, Everything!, Recipes|

Chickpea Chilli   Ingredients  1/3 cup bulghur wheat 1 tbsp olive oil ½ onion, finely chopped 1 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp chilli powder ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 410 cans crushed tomatoes  1½ cups vegetable stock ½ 440g can red kidney beans, drained ½ 440g can chickpeas, drained ½ 315g can [...]