Sometimes, you just can’t beat a crunchy, salty snack. Problem is, these aren’t always the best types of foods to be consuming when trying to lose weight and eat healthily.
If you’re like me and have more of a savoury than a sweet tooth, treats like potato chips are hard to pass up, especially when cravings strike.
Nothing beats a bowl of soup on a cold day. Not only is a big serving of veggie based broth low in calories (making it the perfect food for weight loss), it’s also packed full of vitamins and nutrients, making it an ideal healthy lunch or dinner.
A bowl of hot soup can also have more than the usual nutrient benefits for our bodies. The easy digestibility of the warm liquid makes soups and broths a thermogenic food. This refers to foods that actually help us to stay warm and maintain our body heat, even when the outside temperature drops.
Dukkah is a mix of ground up nuts, seeds and spices; normally used as a dip for bread and olive oil.
The word is derived from the Arabic ‘to pound’ as the ingredients are pounded together after being dry roasted.
It is most important not to over blend when you make it, otherwise you will end up with powder or paste.
While it can be commonly found in delis, at farmer’s markets and in nice restaurants – it is actually very easy to make yourself.
Dukkah should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge and will last for several weeks.
The recipes on our 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan are specifically created to be packed full of nutrition, full of taste, great for weight loss and easy for the busy mum to make.
The 28 Day Plan comes with a daily food plan to follow with detailed recipes, snacks and meals for breakfast, lunch and snacks
One of the biggest amounts of feedback we receive (other than all the weight loss feedback and results we get sent in) is that everyone loves the food and recipes and how it has transformed the way they eat.
We have tried to make it really easy to follow as possible too with a weekly shopping list and heaps of advice and tips.
And below we have shared one of the yummy recipes on the 28 day plan – the Smoked Salmon Salad – we hope you enjoy
I had my third child in Nov 2012.
I had gained about 17kgs during the pregnancy and after the birth of my daughter I lost 7 kgs in the first few days.
Then, unlike my other pregnancies, the weight loss stopped.
Even though I was breastfeeding I couldn’t seem to get below 70kgs.
I was always fairly active during pregnancy and the births of my first two kids and the weight just kind of fell off by itself. But with number 3 I just didn’t have the same opportunities to squeeze exercise in.
Enter Lose Baby Weight and I have now lost 9kg!
Today I made this quick and easy dinner for my toddler, and ended up having it myself too, it was so tasty.
It’s always great to have eggs in the house for a quick and easy meal. They are packed with protein and fill you up so you don’t feel hungry later.
This recipe is easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Replace the spinach with grated zucchini or carrot; try cooked chicken instead of the ham; add some cherry tomatoes or even a tin of corn.
If you have time, you can make your own easy pesto and keep it in the fridge to use for all sorts of meals. Or the store bought pesto is great too and keeps well.
The best part is, you just need to pop it all in a dish and cook it in the oven. No stirring, straining or stove-watching required.
Keep an eye on the seasoning if you plan to share this with your children.
I have been on my pregnancy weight loss journey since November, I embraced everything I could from lose baby weight, the 28 day diet & exercise plan has been my bible, the healthy mummy smoothies have been my saviour. The facebook updates as welcoming to me as hearing from family.
The journey has been incredible! I was motivating mum of the month for March and enjoyed every second of it. I exercised daily ate healthy, enjoyed my daily healthy mummy smoothie/s!
And to date I have lost 36kg on the Lose Baby weight plans – you can see my weight loss story here where I talk about my journey.
But in April so far I have lost just over a kilo I have kept up everything I have been doing, but for some reason it all just stopped. I felt disappointed my lounge work outs weren’t doing what they had previously been doing.
My daughter had surgery last week to have her tonsils removed which in advance I knew would mean I would be hospital bound and house bound for 2 weeks.
I made a goal at this stage to not sit down from the moment of getting out of bed to the moment my children were all put to bed. Obviously I sat occasionally to feed my baby but more often I stood.
The first 2 days doing this were the hardest, toward the end of the day I would sit for 30 seconds at a time to take the pressure off. When I made it out of hospital with my daughter and we were home I all of a sudden could not believe that I was happy to be standing, I was amazed at the house work I was getting done
This simple vegetarian curry has become a new favourite at our house.
Store cupboard staples are all you need to bring it all together.
By avoiding curry pastes and sachets you are skipping on all the extra salt, sugar, oil and additives that are so often hiding away in there.
If you don’t have coconut oil you can substitute with olive oil. But it is worth seeking out coconut oil if you can, as it adds a healthy dose of sweetness to the dish.
Some research also suggests that using heart-healthy coconut oil in your cooking can reduce your cravings for sweet foods.
Sweet potato is a great vegetable to add to your shopping list when you are trying to lose weight.
As well as being low GI and high in fibre, they are also low in calories.
And the best part of this dish? It reheats beautifully for lunch the next day.
This healthy mummy smoothie picture and recipe was sent in by Robyn Parkinson and this is one of our absolute favourite and easiest smoothie recipes to make.
And it is packed with goodness so you are full of energy and feel great!