This challenge is a bit different to other challenges here on the blog. It’s going to be an ongoing challenge. My challenge to you is simple. Share your own or your favourite healthy eating recipes from other people (always let us know the source if the recipe comes from someone else please).
I think that creating a healthy relationship with food, enjoying preparing healthy meals and enjoying eating healthy meals is so important. I often hear people say that they feel guilty because they love food. Well, I can tell you I really love my food. So let’s turn that on its head and be okay with that. Just put that focus into loving creating healthy options for yourself and your family.
Think healthy and natural as much as possible.
Share your recipes
This is an ongoing challenge that I will be sharing across social media regularly. So please go ahead and add your recipes often.
Please add your recipes in the comments below this post.
Add the name of the recipe 1st- the ingredients and how to put the meal together plus cooking times.
It would also be really great if you could add things like what you would serve the meal with if relevant.
If you have a rough calorie count, that’s great but not necessary.
I’d love pictures where possible but definitely, don’t worry if you don’t have them.
If you’re sharing a recipe you’ve found online, please leave the link but tell us a bit about the actual recipe and why you like it. Links can get marked as spam if they don’t have too much text to go with them.
YouTube videos are also great. Again, please make sure you add some text explaining why you like the recipe.
Recipe books are also great. Let us know your favourite and why.
Also, if you’re like me (a throw it in kind of cook) don’t worry if you don’t have exact measurements, a rough guide to how to make the meal is fine.
What I’m really looking for is inspiration in the kitchen with this challenge.
IMPORTANT when share in the comments – Please only add one link per comment. Stick to one recipe per comment but please add as many separate comments as you want.
Let’s have fun in the kitchen this month
Whether you’re a fantastic cook or like me, okay in the kitchen, let’s have some fun in the kitchen this month. You don’t even need to cook, salads can be made to be really interesting. I believe so much of losing weight is about learning to love and appreciate food. Let’s create a happy and positive relationship with food.
Please share this challenge with your friends and get more and more people achieving their ideal weight in a positive and natural way. If you know a great cook, definitely ask them to take part.
This is all about falling in love with healthy meals and healthy eating.
What kind of meals to include
All healthy meal ideas are welcome from breakfast to supper, picnic ideas, bbq ideas, snacks, desserts, salads, hearty comfort foods…
I want as many ideas as possible. Just keep your focus on healthy and as much as possible fresh foods.
More recipes on the Pinterest Group Board – Healthy Recipes
I’ve created a special Pinterest Board where I’ll be adding recipes shared in the comments – Healthy Recipe Challenge You’ll be able to save the recipes straight to your healthy eating board/ healthy recipes board too. Or just use this board as a giant recipe book for healthy eating ideas.
If you’re a blogger and share healthy recipes, you can request to join the group as a contributor. You’ll need to share a recipe here in the comments of this blog post and then just let me know you’d like to join the group as a contributor.
If I find a great healthy recipe, I’ll share it in the group too so it’s well worth following the board and checking it often.
Let’s make healthy eating exciting
I hear so many people say things like, healthy eating is really boring or bland but it’s really not, or should I say it really doesn’t need to be. Spices, herbs and using wonderful ingredients, healthy eating really can be the most wonderful experience. If you’re like me and not overly adventurous, I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone in the kitchen and get creative.
Please share the challenge and bookmark it for ideas
I’d really love you to share and ask friends to share their healthy recipes. So if you know someone who’s a great healthy cook, I’d love you to share this post with them. I want as many ideas as we can get so that we always have healthy go-to ideas.
Okay, I’m really excited about this challenge. Let’s get started. Scroll below the image for some of my go to healthy eating recipes.
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Some of my own favourite go-to recipes
I’m not the best cook in the world and I have a kind of throw it in style in the kitchen. Here are a few of my favourite go-to recipes
Quick Mug Breakfast
This is super quick and simple for a healthy breakfast when it’s all go in the mornings.
1 beaten egg
A teaspoon of mixed peppers (1 love the red and yellow pepper) chopped into really small pieces – As small as you can get is best.
A teaspoon of mushrooms chopped into really small pieces
Season with a little black pepper
You can prep the veg the night before to make it quicker in the morning and you can repeat this if you want more than one.
Wipe the inside of your mug with a little butter to stop everything sticking and pop everything in the mug.
Pop the mug in the microwave for 1 minute. I find that’s usually enough.
Turn it out onto a plate or even just eat it out of the mug.
1 small flour tortilla
Spread with a little tomato puree
Thin slices of red or yellow pepper sprinkled evenly on the top.
Add small chunks/pieces of goats cheese
Cook on medium heat in the oven.
I think the best timings I can give you is 10 minutes, just keep a close eye on it. Because it’s really thin, it does cook quickly.
I like to serve up with a lovely mixed salad.
Sweet potato cottage pie
In a large pan pop 3-4 sweet potatoes in, bring to the boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes (until soft)
Whilst the sweet potatoes are cooking prepare your meat and veg mix as follows…
In a non-stick pan, add a little oil, chopped onion, chopped carrot and chickpeas. Give them a mix and cook for a few minutes on a low to medium heat.
Add minced beef (I recommend the 5% fat option)
Cook until mince is brown and add a gravy mix (I like to use Bisto mixed with Water) The mixture should not be overly liquidy, just nicely mixed into the meat and veg.
Once your Sweet potatoes are soft, drain and mash. You may want to add a little bit of milk and I like to add a teaspoon of mustard for extra taste.
Add the meat and veg mix to an ovenproof dish and then spread the sweet potatoes over the tip leave the top a little rough. You can rough it up with a fork if needed.
Pop into the oven about 180 and cook until the potatoes start to crisp and brown a little.
Delicious on its own or you can serve with even more veggies.
Super Simple Hot Fruit Dessert
This dessert works great with a variety of fruit – Apple, pear, nectarine, banana – Chopped and take any seeds pips out.
If you’ve had the oven on cooking your main meal, pop your fruit into an ovenproof dish, cover and leave to cook on low whilst you eat your main meal.
You can also heat the fruit in the microwave.
Optional – Add a little cinnamon or a little honey
Serve when the fruit is hot and nicely softened.