Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Healthy eating is EASY!

As some of you will know, over the last few months I have been trying really hard to lose two stone by simply being more active and eating healthily! Being active has proven more difficult because, quite honestly, I lack motivation for the gym! However, walking everywhere and not taking buses and completing 30 day challenges for Abs, squats and push ups (using free applications on the Iphone store) has really helped!

The healthy eating has been a lot easier! Something that really annoys me is when people say that eating healthy is expensive and takes longer to prepare. As a nation we use excuses like we are  'too busy' or 'takeaway is nicer' or we eat convenience foods that we prick and stick in a microwave or unwrap and plonk in an oven. LAZY.

NEWSFLASH! It is not cheaper to order in or bulk buy ready meals from a supermarket and it has a lasting effect on your weight, heart, skin, hair, nails and energy levels. I know this post might sound like i'm ranting but I think it is vitally important to drive it home to people that what they put in their mouths can have a huge impact on their future.

For dinner last night I cooked my boyfriend and I my own variation of chicken salad. it was gorgeous and packed full of good ingredients. Salad never has to be boring; if you are eating enough of the 'good stuff' you can treat yourself to something naughty as well!


Salad -

Iceberg Lettuce
Rocket leaves
Cashew nuts
Parmesan flakes

Salad Dressing -

3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Sprinkle of Mixed Herbs

Chicken -

2 Fresh chicken drumsticks (each person)
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Smoked Paprika sprinkled and massaged into the meat
Oven Gas Mark 6, cooked for approximately 45 minutes.

No comments:

Post a Comment