Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Drinks to drink when you feel the flu coming!

1.) Honey Milk.
Take a glass of hot milk and add a table spoon of honey to it. The milk and honey should help calm your throat when it's sore.

2.) Ginger Tea
Here you can use any tea of your choice, preferably rooibos tea. Then you can just add a few pieces of freshly chopped ginger and a squeeze of lemon. Last but not least, add a table spoon of honey to give it some sweetness and help soothe your throat again :)

3.) Apple Ginger Flu Shot
Now you need a juicer. Juice one apple with a big chunk of ginger. Combine it and chug it down.  It will burn your throat if you put in a lot of ginger, which is a good sign, because it burns all the bacteria in your throat and helps to strengthen your immun system. :)

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

School Lunch Ideas

Catch of the Day:

- Tuna/chicken sandwich with lettuce on a whole wheat bread
- 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons of low- fat ranch dip or hummus
- Small plum/apple or any other kind of fruit
- 1/4 of a cup whole-grain crackers

Finger Food:

- String cheese and a handful of whole wheat crackers
- 1 cup of broccoli and cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of light raspberry dressing
- 1/2 cup blueberries/raspberries
- A slice of sugar free banana bread


- 1 cup of bean salad
- 1/2 cup of melon wedges
- A Handful of whole-grain gorilla chips with 2 tablespoons of salsa
- 8 cubes of reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Pretzel Kabobs:

- Ham, turkey,and cheese rolled up together, sliced, and skewered with pretzel sticks
- 1/2 cup of mandarin oranges
- 1/2 cup of shelled edamame
- 1 container (4 ounces of fat-free chocolate pudding -> cheat day :)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Healthy Lunch Ideas

1.) Wrap:

Mash an avocado with lemon juice, salt and pepper, then spread it on a whole wheat wrap. Top it with crumbled bacon or chicken/beef peaces (you can even use salmon or tuna if you want to), chopped tomatoes, and thinly sliced lettuce. Roll the wrap up and wrap it in parchment or wax paper to secure.

2.) Bean and cheese salad:

Whisk 1 part of lemon juice to 2 parts of olive oil and season it with black pepper. Add finely chopped shallot, let it sit for a few minutes, then toss it with canned, rinsed cannelloni beans (or white kidney beans), feta or goat cheese crumbles, thinly sliced cucumber half-moons, and chopped fresh dill or parsley.

3.) Pesto shrimp skewers:

Thread skewers with grape tomatoes, cucumber chunks, cooked shrimp (or chicken and if you're vegetarian, tofu) and toasted whole wheat bread cubes. Pack it with pesto sauce for dipping.

4.) Pesto chicken rolls:

Toss diced roast chicken breast with pesto, diced mozzarella and sliced sugar snap peas. Transfer to an airtight container and pack it with a whole wheat hot dog bun.

Broccoli and feta omelet with toast:

1 cup chopped broccoli
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tbs feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 tsp dried dill
2 slices rye bread

a) Heat a nonstick skillet over a medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray and add the broccoli, cool it for 3 minutes.
b) Combine the eggs, feta, and dill in a small bowl. Add the egg mixture to the pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes and flip the omelet and cook another 2 minutes until it is through. You can eat it with a slice or two of whole wheat toast.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

How to lose weight!

1. Drink loads of water, to fill you up. A lot of times when you feel hungry, you are actually thirsty, so before getting something to eat, just chug down a large glass of water.

2. Eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, and try to cut out white flour, rice and sugar.

3. Get tempting foods out of your home!!

4. Eat from a smaller plate, rather than from a large plate, because it will trick your mind in thinking that you are eating more, than you actually are.

5. Stay busy!! A lot of times, you eat out of boredom, so do something to take your mind off food :)

6. And obviously have an active day! Do sports to burn those calories :D