This was really delicious, I minted the peas by using mint sauce but next time I will be making them by using mint leaves or even dried mint herb! I used a mixture of sweet and white potato, it was super filling and I made way too much!
I roasted the potato’s in lemon juice and straight into the oven for 35 mins on a medium through to high heat, for the peas I used frozen and blitzed them in the microwave then smothered them in a tablespoon of mint sauce. Mmm!
Today’s post comes from irritation more than anything and I have been meaning to write it for a long while, I just feel like the whole world has gone mad with strict diets, like only eating one thing or cutting out sections of food that should be in your diet. I can totally understand why people do things like the Exante diet, I for one did it, it was to have shakes and soups that you buy directly from them. I lost weight fast but the problem was as soon as I started eating normally again with solid food, I found that I just put the weight that I had lost back on again!
Now, don’t get me wrong I am all for healthy eating, I am all for that. What I don’t think people realise is that by cutting out certain ingredients from your life, you are getting rid of good fats and nutrients that your body needs. I would love for you all to go and check out this post that I found regarding butter and honey in food as an example.
In no way am I suggesting that you should go running out to buy butter and consume it with all meals, but don’t fear it and if you want to have some of it a couple of times a week then go for it. In my opinion, everything can be OK in moderation, if you are craving chocolate, have a small piece of dark chocolate and savour it, if you fancy some crisps why not make your own vegetable ones, they are quick and easy and at least you know what has gone into them! Funnily enough I very recently found out through looking at many different websites that clean sugars include; maple syrup, honey and dehydrated sugar cane juice (again I would personally use in moderation), so remember to really look into things and do your research please check out the following website if you wanted to particularly know more about clean eating.
I guess what I am trying to say is that you can have it all, you can have a healthy eating lifestyle, that has many different factors to make it into a diet (lifestyle), that is individual to you! What your definition of healthy eating or clean eating may differ from one person to another and so my point is that we should all help one another by sharing our recipes on word press and any social media website, we should all come together on this and champion everything in moderation and offer support where it is needed! I made the decision to delete my Instagram and just concentrate on this because I feel that I am now better equipped to deal with any fall out or negativity that my recipes bring, but hopefully they do the opposite and make you feel positive!
Well this is my breakfast today, I am currently on Asda meal replacement shakes in chocolate flavour and I am using almond milk, 200ml and 5 ice cubes, a quick blend up in my breville and voila! It’s tasty, has many vitamins and im so happy that I have found a shake flavour that I like, that said I am yet to try the strawberry flavour of the same range of products. Looking forward to the rest of the day now!