Så er det onsdag – dvs. over halvvejs til weekend 😉 Jeg er I rigtigt godt humør i dag – både fordi jeg netop har bestået min teoriprøve, og fordi jeg har en træningsaftale med min søde veninde i aften! Vi har aftalt at spise aftensmad sammen bagefter, så jeg har købt ind til lækker salat med kikærter, kylling, sukkerærter, agurk og avokado. I min verden er alt med avokado simpelthen i hit! Hvad med jer?
//Let’s take a moment to appreciate these perfectly delicious avocados, shall we? //
”Chokolade? Ja tak! Popcorn? Ja tak! En kombination? Endnu mere JA TAK!” Sådan tænkte jeg, da jeg faldt over et chokolade-popcorn-billede på Instagram. Ihh, hvor så det godt og lækkert ud! Desværre var der ingen opskrift… – men altså, så opfinder man vel bare sin egen! En vellykket en af slagsen hvis jeg selv skulle sige det. Den søde og salte snack blev selvfølgelig nydt i selvskab med familien og DR’s dramaserie 1864 (Hvad synes i for resten om den? Jeg kan ikke rigtig finde ud af, hvad jeg selv synes..)
50g mørk chokolade 70%
30g poppede popcorn (ca. 1/3 pose)
1 spsk. frysetørrede hindbær
Fremgangsmåde: Smelt chokoladen over et vandbad. Tilsæt herefter popcornene, og bland godt, så chokoladen fordeles på alle popcornene. Beklæd et fad med bagepapir, og arranger chokolade popcornene deri – herefter pyntes med de frysetørrede hindbær. Stil fadet på køl i et par timer, og nyd så en lækker snack.
”Chocolate? Yes please! Popcorn? Yes please! A combination? YES PLEASE!” That was what I though when I came across a chocolate-popcorn-post on Instagram. It looked incredibly delicious! Unfortunately there was no recipe… Well then you make your own! And a pretty successful one, if I am to say it myself. I enjoyed the salty and sweet snack with my family – what a perfect way to end the weekend.
50g dark chocolate (70%)
30g ”popped” popcorn (about 1/3 bag)
1 tbsp. freeze-dried raspberries
How too: Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie. Then add the popcorn, and mix gently so the chocolate is spread on all the popcorns. Cover a dish with a baking sheet, and arrange the chocolate popcorn in it. Then decorate with the freeze-dried raspberries. Leave the dish in the refrigerator for a few hours – and enjoy your snack!
Jeg er i himlen. Nutellahimlen (ja, der findes en nutellahimmel?). Jeg er faldet over adskillige lækre opskrifter på nettet – opskrifter, der fik mine tænder til at løbe i vand. I går fik jeg så endelig gjort de nødvendige indkøb og vupti! Pludselig stod jeg med et lækkert lille glas cremet Nutella – af min hjemmedigtede opskrift selvfølgelig. Hold da op, en succes. Jeg må indrømme, at jeg nok fik spist en lige lovlig stor portion – både på knækbrød, på skyren og direkte fra glasset(ups). Så er det jo bare ekstra bonus, at ernæringsindholdet er en del (se: meget!) forbedret i forhold til ”rigtig” Nutella.
Ingredienser (til et lille glas):
100g stenfri dadler
30g sukrin gold
15g proteinpulver med chokoladesmag (jeg brugte Caribbean Chocolate from Bodylab)
Fremgangsmåde: Rist hasselnødderne på en tør pande, indtil skallerne kan ”fnuldres” af (sådan nogen lunde i hvert fald). Blend nødderne til mel i en stavblende, og hæld melet over i en lille skål. Herefter blendes dadler til en ensartet masse, og nøddemelet tilsættes igen. Derefter tilsættes banan – og til sidst de tørre ingredienser. Husk at blende godt! Massen skal være ensartet.
Jeg puttede Nutellaen på et gammelt (rengjort) peanut butter glas og stillede det på køl – så skulle det nok kunne holde sig. Jeg får det jo nok alligevel spist inden for de næste par dage…
I am in heaven. Nutella heaven, actually (yes, it exists?). I have come across several delicious recipes on the Internet – recipes that have made my mouth water. Then yesterday I finally went to the mal to by the ingredients and poof! Suddenly I had a delicious little jar of creamy Nutella – homemade recipe of course. Omg, it was a success! I have got to admit that I ate quite a big portion that day – on crisp breads, on my quark, and directly from the jar (oops!). It is good that the nutrient content is improved a lot if you compare to ”real” nutella.
Ingredients (for a little jar):
100g pitted dates
30g sukrin gold (you can use other sweeteners)
15g chocolate protein powder
How to: Roast the hazelnuts on a dry pan until the dark shells can be pealed off (or at least almost pealed off). Blend the roasted nuts into flour in a hand blender, and put the flour into a little bowl. Then blend the dates – and add the flour once again. Blend until you have a homogenous mixture. Then add the banana – and at last the dry ingredients. Remember to mix properly!
I keep my Nutalla in an old (cleaned) peanut butter jar in the fridge – then it should be able to keep fresh. I will probably eat it during the next few days anyway, lol.
Today’s recipe is on pointed cabbage wraps with avocado and chicken. The wraps are perfect for lunch or as a light dinner. Instead of using tortilla wraps we use cabbage leaves – this brings some crunch, and it saves us a lot of calories! (Which we can add to our dessert ;-)). Ingredients (1 serving):
Two big pointes cabbage leaves
Two big tbsp. of cottage cheese
Some chicken leftovers
One medium sized carrot
A little salt
How to: Peal your leaves of the cabbage and clean them carefully in cold water. Wash the carrot and grate it – then put it in the cabbage leaves. Mash the avocado and mix it with the salt and the cottage cheese. Arrange the guacamole on the grated carrot. Cut your chicken to pieces and put it in the wrap. Roll the wraps together and VOILA! Bon appetit!
In my class we have traditions. We always buy candy in the Café when writing big assignments, and at our birthday we always bring cake. If I am to be 100% honest this doesn’t fit into my life style, not at all. I must admit that I often say no hanks. Not because I want to restrict my self – but because I don’t feel the need to eat either cake or candy in that moment. Years of eating healthy have cured me from my cravings, and I simply don’t need to have sweets several times during the week.
Most of the time my friends accept me. It is (almost) approved that I bring a big salad for lunch and that I workout six times a week. But when I say no to a piece of cake there will be hell to pay! Suddenly everyone has something to say about my healthiness. ”It’s okay to have something unhealthy once in a while, you know that right?” and ”Oh but you work out so much – why can’t you treat yourself?” they ask so judicially. It is like they immediately think I have an eating disorder or something. Every time I assure them that I’m OK ”Yes I do treat myself sometimes” and “yes I do know that I can eat a piece of cake without becoming fat” It’s like I have to apologize. I hate that.
Some years ago, when I began my healthy journey, my relationship with food did become partly unhealthy. I restricted myself some foods, and it came to effect my social life. One day I sat down and looked myself in the mirror. I told myself that this was not what I wanted! So I changed it.
Today I have found balance. Treating myself is now a choice – not ”cheating”. It is just so annoying that I have to protect and apologize for my choices and beliefs. I don’t judge them for having the cake – so why do they have to judge me?
This is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. I accept that people choose differently than I do myself. They can have as much cake they want – that is not my business. I just really wish that they would also start accepting me.
I really don’t have time for this, lol. I’m going away for the weekend with my classmates and some other students. We’re gonna party all day and all night long, we’re gonna drink alcohol and we’re probably gonna eat a lot of junk food.. To be honest I don’t want to go. I just want to stay in my bed, eat some dark chocolate and go to the gym tomorrow. Actually I don’t like alcohol and the way people force you into drinking it. It’s like you can’t be a part of the group. So yeaaah sure, I’ll drink have some drinks and lose up a bit.. But I won’t eat the junk! I have brought some of my own food – just as a supplement to the nachos with fatty cheese and white bread.
Okay, actually this post is not about my hatred against junk and alcohol.. It is about an amazing salad that I made the other day for my family! J So fresh and ymmie!
5 tbsp. Greek yoghurt 0%
1 tsp. Salt
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. mustard
Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing. Then cut the cabbage into small, thin slices. Mix cabbage and dressing and arrange it on your favorite dish. Then top it of with fruit cut into smaller pieces and blueberries. And enjoy! Easy huh?
It is such a long time ago I have had time to experiment in the kitchen. I spend all of my time going to school or work, doing my homework, working out, or sleeping! Today I got off at 11-30 am, and I went to the gym straight after (Cardio day..). On my way home I bought the groceries and prepared everything. I really do enjoy cooking – think I’ll have to give it more priority in the future.
Some of the stuff I made were these chicken meatballs – they were great. I wanted to bake them in the oven, but of course our oven broke down just as I turned it on.. The pan also worked fine though.
Ingredients for 14 meatballs (3-4 servings)
400g minced chicken
1 grated onion
LOTS of parsley
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp. lemon juice
salt and pepper
(2 tbsp. olive oil for the pan)
Mix all of the ingredients gently in a big bowl.
Turn on the pan (middle heat) and add the olive oil. It is important that the pan idn’t too hot because then the meatballs will stick.
Use a tablespoon to form little meatballs and put the on the pan. You can flip them once in a while, so they don’t get burned. (The cooking time is approximately 30 minutes.)