How much protein should I be consuming?

When people speak about protein we usually think of meat, fish, chicken and cheese. We believe that by not eating this kind of foods every day, for every meal, we will be  protein deficient, our bodies will starve and we will lose our muscle. Well, this is not true, there are many ways in which…

Egg is a great source of protein

Eggs are fundamental in my diet, I eat them in various ways and not always at breakfast. Sometimes as part of my lunch, and on occasions during dinner. I am always mindful of eating eggs that are organic and free range. This way, I am sure I am having a great source of protein that…

Three ways of preparing your vegetables

People are always asking me how they should they make their vegetables because it gets boring, there is no variety or simply because they are afraid of trying new foods. I will give you three easy ways of preparing your vegetables to accompany any dinner.  Pan Fried Bok Choy: I love this recipe for pan…

Buckwheat banana bread

I go bananas for bananas! But I really do keep it controlled because it is a high carbohydrate, high sugar fruit, therefore I am careful of how much of it I eat (If you want to read more on carbohydrates and sugar check out this blog post). But, that doesn’t mean it is completely banned from my diet. Bananas…

What is sugar?

So, what is sugar? Sugar is basically a kind of carbohydrate that is released quickly into your blood to give you energy. But there are many kinds of sugar, and each is processed differently by the body. It all starts off with glucose which is a monosaccharide and is the main fuel molecule for all…

Is Vitamin A important?

Vitamins and minerals are an essential part of our health as I had mentioned in an earlier post. Last week I talked a bit about calcium. Today I want to explain the importance Vitamin A has in our diets. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, this means our bodies will absorb it better if we take it…

Buckwheat pizza recipe

Who doesn’t love pizza? The weekend is just around the corner and we must start planning a meal to make at home that is fun to make with our friends and family! But, pizza is not always the best option if you are trying to lose weight, get fitter or are just being mindful on…

If not dairy, how can I get my calcium?

In an earlier post I had mentioned the importance of vitamins and minerals and had promised to give you a few ideas to start you off on a few of these. I decided calcium had to be first because of the relevance it has in our diets and how our bones suffer if we are not mindful…

Sugar free scone recipe

Last weekend we had some friends over and I cooked all kinds of goodies, including millet bread, sweet buckwheat bread, savoury buckwheat bread, pancakes, scones and a bunch of things more (I love eating!). My husband loves to have pastries for breakfast on weekends and I am always finding alternatives to these kinds of food so…

Healthy breakfast for a healthy body

There are so many theories on how to lose weight that I have already lost count. Personally, I believe that each person must learn to listen to their body. What might work for you, may harm someone else. Diets are never “one size fits all”. It depends not only on the activity level, but also…

Recipes to lose the December fat!

It is already January 16 and I’m sure most of us are thinking on how to lose that weight we all gained during the December festivities. First, relax! Relaxing helps to lose weight, we don’t want our stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) to accumulate more fat, given we are trying to lose some of it!…

What’s for dinner?

I love to stuff vegetables such as aubergine, bell peppers or tomato. It is an easy option that looks and tastes amazing! You can stuff it with veggies, your favourite protein and a little bit of quinoa. As I continue in my transition stage, I am still looking for simple meals that will be warm,…