Month: April 2016

Rogan Josh Lamb and Vegetable Curry

Who doesn’t love a good curry? Well if you don’t perhaps you haven’t tried this one yet?? ūüôā When the summer comes to and end and the cooler months start taking a hold, I love to get my slow cooker out of the cupboard and cook up some slow braises. This Rogan Josh curry is no exception. Low¬†‘n’ slow¬†is the best way to get the best out of your curries. When I’m busy working with clients, my slow cooker is my saviour! In fact, I think all busy peeps should use a slow cooker…the busy folks bestie!! The only problem is, the wafting of smells from the slow cooker can be¬†teasing me all afternoon. If you have been out all day, there is nothing better than walking in the door and smelling that¬†aromas that greets you, welcoming you in and wrapping around your senses. As one of my followers on Facebook wrote, “it feels like your winning!”¬† I tend to agree!! I like to make my own curry spice blends and store in the fridge¬†but …

Pimped Up Porridge

When the weather starts to cool down and you wake up on a cold chilly morning, we often look for warming breakfasts. I need to eat gluten free and most people who are¬†Coeliac, are unable to tolerate this grain. I fortunately am one who can tolerate them, but tend to choose organic and try and source the brand, Bob Mills, which are gluten free oats. I love to find ways to ‘pimp up’ my meals. What does this mean? Well, I simply look for ways to up the nutritional profile, so I can maximise the diversity of¬†nutrients in my body. This lovely warming bowl of oats contains chai seeds, blueberries ( or what ever fruits are in season) yogurt and a¬†nut/seed blend. Simply Delish, keeps me feeling full all morning, without looking for that mid morning snack¬†and so simple to prepare.   Pimped Up Porridge Print Recipe CourseBreakfast Servings Prep Time 2 People 2-3 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Servings Prep Time 2 People 2-3 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Pimped Up Porridge Print Recipe …

Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls

  NUT, DAIRY, GLUTEN AND SOY FREE. These delicious little bliss balls are not only delightful to eat as a treat but have a nutritional hit in them too! We all know that we need to eat less sugar and as far as your body is concerned all sugars are treated the same way, once its inside you-with the release of insulin, the hormone in charge of collecting sugar from the blood and depositing it to your muscles and fat stores. This is a wholly necessary process for¬†pretty much every function of the body. BUT¬† When comparing the white highly refined sugars to say a piece of fruit or maple syrup, well these latter sugars have a different nutritional profile and they all have a different GI (which means the rate in which the sugar is released and absorbed into our bloodstream) Let‚Äôs take whole fruit for example. There is fibre, which is great for sweeping our bowels and water found in whole fruit which increase satiety, as well as vitamins and minerals, all differing …

3 Ingredient Pancakes

  GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY,¬†SUGAR¬†FREE. PALEO FREINDLY AND CAN BE NUT FREE IF USING FLAX MEAL INSTEAD OF LSA. These simple, quick, delish, nutrish pancakes can be whipped up in no time and are great for breakfast or an after school snack. I often whip these up when my daughter has some friends over or she wants pancakes for breakfast, but I am limited for time. Filled with protein, fibre, ¬†vitamin B6,¬†manganese, vitamin C,¬†potassium. Eggs alone are a nutritional power house, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium and iodine. They also contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline, and essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus. So give them a try. #Simple#Quick#Delish#Nutish     3 Ingredient Pancakes Print Recipe Very Simple and Quick CourseBreakfast, Snack CuisineBreakfast Servings Prep Time 2 people 2-3 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Servings Prep Time 2 people 2-3 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes 3 Ingredient Pancakes Print Recipe Very Simple and Quick CourseBreakfast, Snack CuisineBreakfast Servings Prep Time 2 …

The Grounded Chic’s FREE printable Weekly Planner

I have designed an easy to follow, user friendly¬†and printable weekly planner for you to print out and plan out your week meals and committments, completely for FREE. It has an example of what a week meal planning looks like in my house. This is an example only and will vary from week to week. It is¬†not a comparison nor and I bragging or showing off. It is simply there to use as a guide, to get you started. I have not included¬† my families commitments etc and added in snacks. Again, this is just a guide for you to get an idea of how you can get started. Once filled out,¬†place on your fridge. I find planning not only my weeks meals a life savour but¬†I put all¬†my families¬†commitments on the list first, then plan the meals, based on these commitments and available time. Eg; I might have a coaching session later in the day, or have to¬†take my daughter to¬†her sporting training after school, so I can either prep a¬†meal beforehand, depending on …

Fish Cakes

  Even the kids will love these fish cakes, and you can throw in¬†some sneaky veggies they won’t even know about ūüėČ (If they’re really fussy, you can use chicken, turkey or pork mince.) Very simple, quick, delish, nutrish!     Fish Cakes Print Recipe CourseMain Dish Cuisineasian Servings Prep Time 12 fish cakes 10 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 15 minutes 5 minutes Servings Prep Time 12 fish cakes 10 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 15 minutes 5 minutes Fish Cakes Print Recipe CourseMain Dish Cuisineasian Servings Prep Time 12 fish cakes 10 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 15 minutes 5 minutes Servings Prep Time 12 fish cakes 10 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 15 minutes 5 minutes Ingredients 500 grams fish (can substitute with minced meat) 2 cloves garlic 1 cm ginger 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 handful spinach leaves (can substitute with broccoli) 2 tsp fish sauce 3 tbsp coconut cream lettuce leaves cucumber avocado coriander lime juice sweet chili sauce Servings: fish cakes Instructions Preheat your oven to 180C and lightly …

How to regain your control and make you a priority

Are you wanting to take back control and make you the priority you need your body to be? Without good health, you cannot live the incredible life you were born to live. I truly believe that without good food and lifestyle choices, we cannot think, move, function and be at our absolute best. Understanding not only what and how we eat, but also how we choose to live and feel, is essential to our overall wellness. So many people today, live according to what they think they should be doing, instead of what they really want to do. We get bogged down with life‚Äôs responsibilities and so often neglect ourselves. For most women, we tend to take on more and more roles than we really need, then these responsibilities begin to wear us down. I know, because for many years, this was me and at times, I can still be this person. In fact, my daughter only this morning told me, “Mummy, you always put everyone else first”. We are always a working progress, but …

The Perfect Life?

The pressure of living the perfect life! We look on social media and follow people on Instagram who appear to have it all. So we think if they can do it, so can I, (you read somewhere on a post saying we can have it all.) We Get up early in the morning, go to the gym or Pilates, with our superfoods green smoothie (you read somewhere it’s all the go and will make your skin look amazing!) in your matching lululemon outfit. You rush home to get ready for work, if you have kids you get them off to school, then make your way to work. You‚Äôre at work, you return 303 emails (because you don’t want anyone thinking your neglecting them) and work like a demon, because you need to prove your worth to your boss and colleagues. You don’t want them thinking you‚Äôre not a capable superwomen now do you? You squeeze in some errands on your lunch break, that way you get to add some more steps to your Fitbit (got …

Sleep like a baby with my top tips to gain a good nights sleep!

This post has my top 8 tips for you to sleep like a baby! A good night sleep is so essential to our health and wellbeing, It¬†will make us function at our best, feeling rested and clear. I am someone who from time to time, has had sleep problems. Mostly, I sleep really¬†well, but I go through bouts of sleeplessness.¬† I have little tricks and routines that help me¬†achieve a well rested nights sleep. Below I have listed some of these strategies. There are important reasons for us to have a restful sleep as many restorative functions occur whilst we are in our slumber. Our body goes into rest and repair mode, creating¬†muscle growth, protein synthesis, neurotransmitter restoration,¬†as well as tissue and cell repair. In children it is key for hormone production and brain development.¬†I thinks that’s pretty important! If you are someone who struggles to have a good quality nights sleep, then this can affect your overall health.¬†Sleep¬†issues and insomnia¬†can¬†leave you¬†feeling irritable, low energy, brain fog and unmotivated. These feelings can lead us to …

Slow Down

It is so easy in these busy lives we lead today, to have the tendency to overcomplicate things. So much of what we do is our choice. The job that sucks every ounce of energy from us. The endless list of activities our kids are enrolled in, the committees, sports, extra housework, helping out friends, family, neighbours, dog, all to the exclusion of our own needs- it’s all stuff we said YES too. But perhaps we need to ask ourselves “how is this really working out for me?” The more stressed out, overwhelmed, exhausted and frustrated you feel at not having time for yourself to slow down and reenergize, the greater the disconnect between your mind and body and more than often, less productive. So if everything in your world right now is telling you to STOP! SLOW DOWN! Then, it’s time for you to simplify. To practice saying NO, put up some boundaries and set aside some time for you. I know this is not always easy, especially if your a ‘doer’. I get …