Happy Saturday! Thank God January is almost at an end.
I’ve been wanting to do this blog post for ages but I wanted to make sure I had all the photos before I did.
So here it is – my healthy alternatives to bad food.
Junk Food: Chocolate Bar
Healthy Food: Fulfil Protein Bar
Junk food: Processed Guacamole
Healthy food: Homemade Guacamole
OK honestly, this is the best thing ever and goes soooo well with everything. We eat this on burgers, with sausages, eggs, chicken burritos, you name it!
To make chop up garlic, red onion and cherry tomatoes finely and place into a bowl.Chop two ripe avocados into small pieces and add to the bowl. Make sure the avocados are ripe and a bit squishy or it won’t work! They can be hard to get in the supermarket – the struggle is real.
Squeeze the juice of a lime into the bowl and mix until a bit mushy and blended together. Refrigerate and eat whenever you please – with tacos, on toast, with pitta bread, whenever! This one is well worth the effort – it’s great for a bit of flavour at lunch time.
Junk food: Chocolate mousse
Healthy food: Protein rice pudding
I only made this recently and it was delicious. It’s another of Joe’s post workout recipes. Pour 500ml almond milk, a squirt of honey and 100g pudding rice into a pot and cook on high heat until at the boil. Let it simmer for 20 minutes before taking off the heat. Leave to cool for five minutes before stirring in the protein powder (don’t put it in while still piping hot as the powder will go lumpy).
Pop a strawberry on top and you have the perfect dessert or post workout treat.
Junk food: Processed dips
Healthy food: Homemade pesto
It took me a while to get the hang of this one I have to be honest but it’s a tasty one. Don’t over blend it and make sure you add enough Parmesan are my tips here.
Boil two heads of broccoli, broken into florets. Remove and run under cold water after 1 minute. Throw into a blender with 4 tbsp pine nuts, 3 tbsp grated Parmesan, 2 bunches of basil leaves, 1 clove of garlic chopped and the juice and zest of a lemon (use a juicer). Finally add 75ml of olive oil before blending.
Hey pesto! Delicious with carrot sticks.
Last but not least my favourite one….
Junk food: Takeaway pizza
Healthy food: Tortilla pizza
This one is a low carb alternative meaning that you can eat it when you haven’t worked out. Woohoo! We love to keep this as a weekend treat. It is so simple and quick – great when you’re in a hurry.
Spread some chopped tomatoes (you can buy a tin of them) onto a tortilla/wrap. Top with chicken/chorizo/serrano ham, spinach, green peppers and feta cheese. You can have whatever toppings you like. This is a great low calorie yet filling yummy meal.
I’m getting hungry talking about this – I’m off to make dinner!
Have a great Saturday night!