almost ten ways to eat healthily on a budget

This is just my thinkings, but all you need to buy if you want to be healthy is fruit, vegetables, some grains and some (preferably pasture-fed) meat if you’re into that. When people say that they can’t eat healthily because they’re poor/povo/on a budge/can’t find healthy stuffs I don’t like it!!!

Its so so easy to be healthy on a budgey. I’m an art student! (pff lame). Here are (almost ten) tips n trix:

  1. Shop at your local farmer’s market – easy peasy lemon squeezy. Admittedly, it helps living a stones throw from Portobello markets but to be honest fruit and veg just aint that expensive.

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2. Eat in! – not only is it (more than) likely going to be healthier, its cheaaap and cheerful. I have recipes on my blog but also there are miiillions of good online recipes. (ourbodybook.com is a fave). + LEFTOVERS (oww daang)

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3. Have a kitchen garden – how sweet! I grow some of my own herbs and apart from anything else, its so nice having a cold glass bottle of mint water in my fridge at all times.

4. Buy once and regrow – I don’t know why this isn’t a bigger deal but you can actually grow celery out of a celery bunch base. These are the instructions from my book: “take the bottom base of a bunch of celery and place it, cut side facing up, in a bowl of warm water near a sunny window (change the water every two days). In about five to seven days you will see yellow, then green, leaves sprouting. At this point, you can put the celery into a container with soil covering all but the small new leaves. Water generously and watch the new celery grow! Lettuce and bok choy can be regrown in much the same way” – if you want to know more about regrowing veges drop me a comment/email, I’d be glad to do the research.

5. Make a packed lunch – 🙂

6. Make your own snacks and treats – nuts and seeds are good for you and yummy. Make trail mix at home!!! I love trail mix.

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7. Keep your fridge and pantry organized – stuffs otherwise just gonna get old and living creatures will start to play in it.

8. Eat less? – I think you’ll find if you fill yourself up with fats from coconut oil, nuts and olive oil, you will feel a lot more satisfied and won’t need your evening serving of chocolate or similar.

9. The dirty dozen – these are the fruit and veg you must buy organic as they absorb pesticides the most. If you cant afford it, don’t bother with any of the others. Apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, capsicum (bell peppers if you’re weird), nectarines, cucumbers, tomatoes, snap peas, potatoes, hot peppers and blueberries.

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deliciously delicious sugar free walnut brownies

also dairy and wheat/gluten free. wohoo! duuh.


my recipe is inspired by the hemsley + hemsley brownie recipe however due to lack of equipment/anxiety caused by caffeine, quantities and ingredients had to be altered.

so here it is:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8th of a cup of cacao (unsweetened)
  • 1/8th of a cup maple syrup (or more if you want)
  • two tablespoons vanilla extract
  • one tin of black beans

drain black beans and blend everything in a nutribullet/foodprocessor/washing machine.

blend until smooth then add about half a cup of melted coconut oil in it. also add about a handful of walnuts.

blend again.

pour into a brownie dish and put in the oven at 170 degrees. i cooked mine for about an hour.

sorry about all the ‘about’.

its super squidgy when you take it out of the oven but hardens up once you let it sit.

love ya.

Hungry For Change – A Food Matters Film

My friend Lucy is an absolute kook. However, I know that Lucy spends a lot of time on netflix (whilst making her clothes) and, sharing a similar interest in health and its relationship with the mind, Lucy recommended a documentary to me the other day that will change your LIFE.

It was a few years ago now that i made the change to healthy, organic, CLEAN living (eurrrrgghhh also have the most AGGRAVATING article to share with you later about ‘clean living’) this documentary still made me feel super inspired and amaze after i finished watching it.

here is lucy being weird (far right)

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AAAAANYway, the documentary is called ‘Hungry for Change’ and it was made by FOODMATTERS (http://foodmatters.tv) and is available on Netflix and iTunes.

Hungry For Change Official Home Page – A Food Matters Film.

(from the website)

In Hungry For Change You Will Learn

  • How to navigate your supermarket – what to buy and what to avoid
  • The real truth behind “DIET”, “SUGAR-FREE” and “FAT-FREE” products
  • How to overcome food addictions and cravings
  • Why fad diets don’t work
  • What food additives to avoid and how to read labels
  • What is fat and cellulite and how do we get rid of it for good
  • The most effective detox and cleansing strategies, and
  • How to eat for clear eyes, glowing skin and healthy hair

While a lot of these things are to do with weight gain/loss, Lucy and I didn’t watch the documentary for either of these reasons. The reason we found it so appealing is because it goes into the fine details of why we feel like we do when we eat certain foods, why we feel differently when we eat healthily and feel happier when we are nourished. I’m sorry if this sounds like a weird preach to the choir but this is something i feel so strongly about and I just want everyone to feel geeeewwwwdddddd.

Please for the love of clompch please watch this.

STAY ALKALINE MY FRIENDS

Sterling Super Salad

It has come to my attention that i have not yet posted the recipe for my ‘Sterling Super Salad’. I discovered this as a dear ginger friend of mine was in need of some healthy packed lunch ideas. So here it is. Well done.

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 sweet potato
  • cauliflower
  • 1 bunch of kale (as big or small as you like really) (soaked)
  • goji berries
  • sunflower seeds
  • edamame beans
  • sultanas
  • pine nuts

roast all the vegetables in coconut oil

mix all ingredients together

dress with lemon juice and olive oil

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Coconut and Cinnamon Home Baked Granola

Hi.

Here is my granola recipe, but you can experiment with loads of different ingredients. Its very good.

– Gluten free oats

– Quinoa flakes

– Sultanas

– Dates

– Almonds

– Pecans

– Hazelnuts

– Shredded coconut

– Pepita seeds

– Goji berries

I put mine on a large baking tray and cover in about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil and about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon but you can change based on your preference.

Bake on a low heat mixing every now and then.

ENJOY

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NEUW salad recipe

IMG_8238 IMG_8241I’ve just moved into a new flat and food prep (i would call it cooking but a lot of my recipes are mainly raw) is funner than ever.

Here is my new Hemsley+Hemsley inspired recipe for a quick and simple yet protein and fat rich salad 🙂 :

– Zucchini Ribbons – from one zucchini

– Avocado (I use a whole one)

– Pumpkin Seeds

– Quinoa

topped with a dressing of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lime juice and manuka honey

ENJOII BOIZ

Cacao Tahini Ballz

Lately my friend Lucy (also at Central Saint Martins, also hailing from Sydney, also into healthy health) and I, have been experimenting with new recipes because in London its cold and we are working hard and eating a lot. Eat this in moderation as they are v fat heavy. We didn’t.

  • 1 and a half packs of organic pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • chia seeds (as much as you want)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons of desiccated/shredded coconut

You can use a food processor but its perfectly fine if you just use your hands. Mush all the ingredients together and roll into balls of any desired size (..;)…weird). Put in the fridge to harden and eat woo!

Vegan Chocolate Steezecake Brownies

sleezy steezy there aint’ nothing cheezy bout these

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For the base:

– 2 and a 1/2 cups of pitted dates

– 1 cup of walnuts

– 1/2 a cup of almonds

– 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder

– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

For the Cheesecake:

– 3 avocados

– 1 banana

– 1 cup of pitted dates

– 3 tablespoons of agave syrup

– 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder

– 2 tablespoons of almond butter

Mix all base ingredients in your food processor and press in a deep but not too large baking tray (put down some baking paper beforehand) and squish down into a thick layer.

Mix all cheesecake ingredients into a chunky custard (sounds revolting!) consistency. Pour/spoon onto the base layer and leave in freezer for at least an hour.

There you have it! cut up into squares/rectangles/portraits of your family or something christmassy and ridiculous and serve.

Woo for raw desserts.