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29 egg recipes for a different healthy breakfast every day of the week

We all know eggs are really good for us, right? So I’ve compiled this handy list of 29 healthy egg recipes from some of the best food bloggers on the internet.

I want to start by briefly explaining the nutritional profile of eggs, and why they’re so darned good for us.

Eggs contain all of the amino acids our bodies need, making them a perfect source of protein. They’re also a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, D E & B12, antioxidants, iron and choline.

I eat eggs almost every day, usually for breakfast or lunch. Soft boiled eggs are my favourite, especially now that I can cook them in my pressure cooker. I pop the eggs into the pot, seal the lid, set the timer, and about ten minutes later I have perfectly cooked eggs, with runny yolks. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

The only downside to eating a lot of eggs is that it can get boring sometimes. So that’s why I called on some of my food blogger friends for recipe inspiration – and boy did they deliver!

What you’ll find below is a collection of egg recipes that’ll give you plenty of exciting new ideas to try.

Oh and if you’re in need of some support and motivation to stick to a regular breakfast habit, my Brekkie Challenge is just the thing!

The free 2-week BREKKIE CHALLENGE happens 3 times per year, so pop over to the challenge page now and sign up for the next one.

Here are my 3 best healthy egg recipes

If you think poaching eggs is hard, then this video is for you – it’s really not! Of course there are lots of appliances & gadgets you can use, but why not be brave and give it a go the old fashioned way?

How to Cook Poached Eggs Perfectly - YouTube

I love egg muffins because they’re so versatile. Keep them in your freezer, and you’ll always have a healthy meal or snack to grab and go!

EASY EGG MUFFINS
These egg muffins are a quick, easy and healthy breakfast at home, or on the run.
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Scrambled eggs are even better when you supercharge them with some turmeric and extra veggies.

TURMERIC SCRAMBLED EGGS
Give your scrambled eggs a healthy boost with some turmeric and extra veggies.
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 Let’s continue with some more scrambled egg variations

As Ashley from Adamant Kitchen says of her Lebanese eggs: “Simple homemade scrambled eggs become an exotic treat when you dress them up with Lebanese style. Toasted pine nuts add a bit of crunch while savory lamb and spices give the food depth.”

LEBANESE EGGS WITH LAMB & PINE NUTS
This savory Lebanese twist on breakfast will help you rethink possibilities when cooking with eggs.
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These pizza style eggs from Cook It Real Good are quick and easy to whip up, even on a busy morning. Thanks Cassie!

EASY SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH VEGGIES
This scrambled egg recipe is the best way to enjoy scrambled eggs - loaded with veggies, a sprinkle of cheese and full of flavour.
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Neil of Neil’s Healthy Meals says that this is Indian scrambled eggs made the healthy way. They sound pretty darned delicious to me, too!

INDIAN SCRAMBLED EGGS
Indian scrambled egg are an alternative and healthy take on the far eastern variation of traditional scrambled eggs.
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Moving on to Shakshuka and baked eggs

Emma Eats and Explores gives us her gorgeous take on Shakshuka, her Moroccan baked eggs.

MOROCCAN BAKED EGGS
A warming bowl of spicy baked eggs to brighten a cold Winter's day and this Shakshuka is a Moroccan Baked Eggs Recipe.
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Hilda of Hilda’s Kitchen blog says that this Vegan Shakshuka recipe is one that was developed over time. Well I, for one, am glad she took the time!

VEGETARIAN SHAKSHUKA
Poached eggs cooked in a spicy pepper and tomato sauce mix.
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These eggs in purgatory by Claudia Canu sound quite dramatic, and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

SHAKSHUKA FOR ONE
Shakshuka up your breakfast with this easy shakshuka recipe. Double dip into the golden yolks without worry with your personal Shakshuka!
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Helene, you had me at feta! Masala Herb adds feta to this already fabulous shakshuka dish.

SHAKSHUKA WITH FETA
Shakshuka with Feta – a runny yolk and cooked egg whites, poached in a freshly prepared tomato sauce with onion, peppers, garlic, spices and feta.
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Happy Kitchen Rocks puts a different spin on traditional shakshuka, with this green shakshuka recipe. Try this one if you’re a fan of asparagus and greens.

GREEN SHAKSHUKA
Spring Green Shakshuka is a versatile one-pot breakfast (or dinner) meal packed with nutrients and vitamins! Ready in less than 30 minutes.
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And to wrap up this section, The Nutrition Lady brings us these healthy vegetarian ricotta and spinach baked eggs, that are ready in just 15 minutes – yummo!

RICOTTA AND SPINACH EGG BAKE
Ricotta and Spinach Egg Bake is perfect for breakfast or dinner. A healthy vegetarian dish that goes from oven to table in just 15 minutes.
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Now let’s get into some casseroles, oven bakes and frittatas

Pepperoni pizza egg casserole, anyone? Everyday Maven gives us this dairy free recipe.

PEPPERONI PIZZA EGG CASSEROLE
Pepperoni Pizza Egg Casserole. A dairy free and gluten free breakfast casserole!
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This healthy strata bake by Kidgredients uses layers of sweet potato and zucchini instead of bread. It’s loaded with veggies and it’s kid friendly too.

HEALTHY STRATA BAKE
Perfect for breakfast and great in the lunchbox, this sweet potato and zucchini healthy strata bake is jam packed full of veggies. Kid and freezer friendly.
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Whitney Bond has created this delicious crockpot breakfast casserole with a Greek twist. Throw everything in your slow cooker and wake up to a healthy vegetarian brekkie.

GREEK CROCKPOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
Vegetables, eggs and feta cheese are combined in this easy, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free Greek Crockpot Breakfast Casserole recipe!
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This easy to make egg breakfast casserole from The Rising Spoon is a combination of a quiche, frittata and souffle. I’m looking forward to making it!

EGG BAKE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
An easy egg casserole recipe with a softer & creamier texture somewhere between a quiche & frittata, yet slightly puffy like a souffle.
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Sweet leeks, creamy goat cheese, and delicately earthy sage make for a lovely blend of flavours in this frittata by Gluten Free Homestead.

FRITTATA WITH GOATS CHEESE, LEEKS & SAGE
This savory frittata with its sweet leeks, creamy goat cheese, and delicately earthy sage make for a lovely blend of flavors.
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Have you ever wondered if you could make a healthy breakfast dish in your air fryer? Well wonder no more – Tatiana from Berry & Maple has created this air fryer breakfast frittata recipe.

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37 healthy breakfast bowls that you’ll want to make right now!

No matter your taste, making healthy breakfast bowls has never been easier. I think breakfast bowls, or brekkie bowls as I like to call them, are wonderful, because they can be whatever you want them to be – easy, simple, complex, indulgent, sweet, savoury, etc. The possibilities are endless, really.

My one simple rule is that breakfast must be healthy, easy to make, and delicious. I’ve put together a collection of recipes in this post that are guaranteed to make you drool. You’ll find it hard to believe that some of them are good for you too, but they are – they all are!

By now you know that I have high standards when it comes to healthy ingredients. At the same time, I like no fuss recipes that are easy to make. Faffing around in the kitchen for too long takes all the fun out of it.

My motivation for compiling this collection of healthy  breakfast bowls is to give some fresh inspiration to my brekkie challengers.

The free 2-week Brekkie Challenge runs 3 times per year. You can sign up on the BREKKIE CHALLENGE page for the next challenge.

I’ve hand picked these breakfast bowl and smoothie bowl recipes from some of the best food bloggers around. I’m going to be slowly working my way through trying them, and I hope you do too!

Let’s start with some of my healthy breakfast bowl recipes

This is how I put together a basic yoghurt, muesli and fruit brekkie bowl. Simply change up your toppings for different flavours. Make these straight in your bowl, no blender required.

BASIC BREKKIE BOWL
My basic brekkie bowls are simply plain Greek yoghurt mixed with honey and then topped with fresh fruit, nuts & seeds.
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Blend up some mango and berries to make this delicious Summer smoothie bowl.

STRAWBERRY MANGO BREKKIE BOWL
Try this delicious strawberry mango brekkie bowl for a healthy start to your day that epitomises Summer.
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You don’t need a blender to make this one either. Just add the ingredients straight to the bowl.

5 MINUTE SUMMER BREKKIE BOWL
Make this breakfast bowl directly in the bowl. You don't need a blender for this quick and easy brekkie.
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Top this acai bowl with pomegranate seeds, dried mango pieces, some coconut flakes and your favourite nuts & seeds.

POMEGRANATE ACAI BREKKIE BOWL
Banana, berries and acai are the delicious mix in this brekkie bowl. Topped with pomegranate, mango, nuts & seeds.
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This is my basic coconut milk porridge. You can stir in boosters such as protein powder, cacao powder, chia seeds, and flaxseed. Then add your favourite fruit, nuts & seeds.

COCONUT MILK PORRIDGE
Try this creamy coconut milk porridge for a healthy, filling breakfast – just add your favourite toppings.
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A chocolate flavoured porridge, with a frozen banana and almond butter topping combine to give fabulous flavour to this bowl.

CHOC NUT BUTTER PORRIDGE
If you're a chocolate fan, you won't regret trying this amazing chocolate porridge with a frozen banana and almond butter topping.
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I love this porridge because it’s so deliciously sweet just from the fruit.

BANANA AND DATE PORRIDGE

The combination of banana and date make this porridge naturally and deliciously sweet.
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Banana and nut butter is one of my favourite flavour combos. Give this recipe a try if you like it too.

BANANA ALMOND BUTTER PORRIDGE
Bananas and almond butter combine to make this creamy porridge taste amazing! 
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You won’t believe this creamy chocolate smoothie bowl is good for you, but it is!

CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE BOWL

Try this creamy chocolate smoothie bowl for an indulgent, healthy breakfast.
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This mango chia pudding is a delicious creamy Summer chia pudding bowl.

MANGO CHIA PUDDING
This delicious, creamy mango chia pudding is a great healthy, balanced breakfast.
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Beautiful smoothie bowls that are good for you too

How pretty is this chia peach green smoothie bowl by Shahzadi from Desi-licious RD?

CHIA PEACH GREEN SMOOTHIE
Shake up your breakfast game with this Chia Peach Green Smoothie. A beautiful blend of sweet fruits and spinach to create a tasty and satisfying recipe.
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This bowl by Natalie’s Health is vegan, gluten free, and packed with vitamin C and plenty of other nutrients.

STRAWBERRY GINGER SMOOTHIE BOWL
Creamy and sweet with a kick of spicy ginger, this immune boosting Strawberry Ginger Smoothie Bowl is a perfect healthy breakfast done in just minutes!
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Spinach, banana and mango are three of my favourite smoothie bowl ingredients. I’m trying this one from A Simple Palate.

GLOWING GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL
Mango, banana, and spinach with tons of fresh fruit and granola! This smoothie bowl is perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.
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This gorgeous bowl from Neha at Greedy Eats just looks so pretty and so inviting! I have to admit that I still haven’t tried Dragon Fruit yet, but this recipe will be making it happen sometime soon.

DRAGON FRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWL
Bright and fresh pitaya/dragon fruit smoothie bowl served with fresh fruits, seeds and a drizzle of peanut butter. Yes, pb is absolutely necessary!
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Acai, blueberries, banana & almond butter make up this delish smoothie bowl by Choosing Chia.

BLUEBERRY ACAI BOWL
This blueberry acai bowl is made with 6 simple ingredients that will take your breakfast to another level!
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The pretty colour of this mermaid smoothie bowl from Simply Sassy Scrumptious comes from spirulina. Just top it with some fresh fruit, for a quick, healthy breakfast.

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My favourite healthy Easter recipes (and my easy home made, healthy chocolate recipe)

I’m sharing my favourite healthy Easter recipes with you in this post.

As you guys know, my philosophy is about enjoying a variety of all kinds of food in your diet.

And there should be room for treats, especially at holiday time!

It can become overwhelming though, with the sheer volume of foods on offer that you don’t regularly eat.

So it’s nice to have some healthier alternatives to turn to, if you need a little break from all of the indulgence.

Is Easter in Autumn or Spring for you?

For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Easter signals the gradual descent into Winter. Lots of Aussies go camping at Easter time, as the weather is often still good.

Meanwhile it’s Spring for you guys in the North, and you’re getting excited for Summer and warmer temperatures.

Two things that I know we all enjoy at this time of year, are Easter Eggs, and Hot Cross Buns!

I do prefer to eat dark chocolate these days, and I mostly make my own since I discovered how easy it is to make.

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However, I have been known to consume a Lindt Bunny or two at Easter time. Who can resist that delicious, creamy Lindt chocolate?

Healthy Easter recipes and hot cross buns

As for Hot cross buns, I like to eat them for breakfast on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It’s a tradition that I remember fondly and carry on from my childhood.

When I was a little girl, Good Friday was about eating Hot cross buns, and spending the day watching the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (Victorians will understand this).

It was a telethon with a variety of entertainment going all day, to raise money for Victoria’s children’s hospital. There wasn’t anything else to do back in those days anyway, as everything was closed for the day!

I usually buy my Hot cross buns from the local bakery, and I enjoy the indulgence.

If you’re going to make your own Hot Cross Buns though, I reckon you may as well use the healthiest ingredients you can.

I haven’t tried making them myself, but if I was going to, I’d use recipes from a healthy website like The Healthy Chef, Wholefood Simply, or The Merrymaker Sisters.

Where to find the best healthy hot cross bun recipes, and the best healthy Easter recipes.

So now here are my top picks for making your own healthy hot cross buns, from the websites I mentioned above.

From The Healthy Chef:
HEALTHY HOT CROSS BUNS
GLUTEN FREE HOT CROSS BUNS

From Wholefood Simply:
SLAP DASH HOT CROSS BUNS

From The Merrymaker Sisters:
PALEO HOT CROSS BUNS
GLUTEN FREE HOT CROSS BUN MUFFINS

Don’t forget to try my HEALTHY CHOCOLATE RECIPE. It really is easy to make, and of course, delicious!

These CHOC VANILLA BLISS BALLS are a great snack alternative to chocolate. They’d be a great gift if you’re looking for easy home made Easter treats for a healthy foodie.

My CHOCOLATE CAKE MUFFINS are a healthier muffin option you can take along to a family get together. Don’t tell anyone they’re a healthier version until after you get the compliments!

And remember, it’s always good to have a plan. I’ve got some simple tips for you in my EASTER SURVIVAL GUIDE

Comment on my Facebook page, or share a photo on Instagram when you make any of these recipes.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe Easter, whatever you’re doing and eating!

Wendy xx

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Beginners interval training workout

Interval training can be very beneficial when you include it regularly in your workout program.

I always say that variety is the key factor for most people to be able to remain consistent with their exercise habit.

Varying your workouts not only keeps things interesting, it also helps you to keep seeing results.

So there’s less chance of you getting bored with the same old routine. And by continually challenging your body in different ways, you’ll keep getting stronger and fitter.

Why interval training?

There’s no doubt that you need to find the right exercise combination that works for you. That means trying different things over a period of time, but it’s worth it to know you’re getting the most out of the time you spend exercising.

Interval training is a great way to build strength and endurance, without spending hours on your training sessions.

Your workouts can as simple or as complex as you want them to be. What I like best about interval training is that the sessions are generally between 20 and 40 minutes in duration.

I’m a huge fan of “getting in and getting it done.” As much as I enjoy exercising, I don’t like to spend all day at it!

When it comes to intervals, there are lots of different types of interval training workouts you can do. There are very simple workout routines that can be done on a treadmill, cross trainer, or exercise bike. Then there are interval strength training circuits utilising gym machines.

HIIT – high intensity interval training circuits, and Tabata intervals are very popular workouts, due to the way they’re designed. Your body will not only burn fat during the workout, it will continue to do so for several hours afterwards too.

HIIT and Tabata circuits are not the type of intervals I would recommend to anyone just starting out though. They are intermediate to advanced level workouts, as they require a degree of fitness and stamina that take some time to develop.

An ideal training program for general fitness and strength will include a mixture of intervals, cardio and strength training.

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It’s a good idea to use a timer app that’s specifically designed for interval circuits.  This “Simple Interval Timer” app is a good basic free one.

Simple beginners interval workout

This is a beginners interval workout with exercises that can be adapted to suit various fitness levels, ages and capabilities.

***PLEASE NOTE: You should always consult your doctor, or other health care professional before starting this, or any other workout or training program, to decide if it is right for your needs.

Spend 5-10 minutes warming up the muscles you’re going to use during your workout. Foam rolling will also help to activate your muscles, so the right muscles are being recruited for each exercise.

The video below is from Cori at Redefining Strength and has some great warmup moves for you.

12 Minute Dynamic Warm Up Routine Follow Along - YouTube

This is a 20 minute beginners interval workout, broken up into 2 sections. Work at a pace that will elevate your heart rate, and get you puffing!

There are variations listed for each exercise.

Rest for 2-3 minutes after you complete the first section, to have a quick drink of water, and get your breathing back under control.

 Round 1:

Set a timer for 10 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible, moving between exercises without stopping.

10 x bodyweight squats, with feet shoulder width apart. Variations include sumo squats (legs wider) jump squats, or adding a pulse at the bottom.

 
5 x pushups: on your toes if you can, or modify using a bench – start with a high bench like your kitchen counter, and progressively move lower as you become stronger.
 
20 x jumping jacks. Variation is to alternately tap each leg to the side.
 
Rest for 2-3 minutes.
 
Round 2:
Complete 3 sets of the following:
 
20 x bicycle crunches. Variation is tapping each leg down on the ground, instead of extending.
 
10 x glute bridges. Variations to make these more challenging are single leg bridges, with one leg raised, or pulsing and holding at the top for 2-3 seconds.
Basic bodyweight squat
Pushups from a coffee table
Jumping jacks demo
Side taps demo
Bicycle crunches demo
Basic glute bridge demo
Try these 3 simple leg stretches

Stretches After Running: My 3 Favourites - YouTube

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Easy egg muffins

These easy egg muffins are perfect to make as part of your weekend meal prep. I often cook them on Sunday morning, so I can have a couple for breakfast and then freeze the rest for later.

They’re not only great for breakfast, but also as a quick anytime snack, before or after a workout.

If you don’t have time for breakfast, you can easily grab a couple of these to take with you on the go.

I like to keep them simple. I put bacon, onion, capsicum (bell pepper) and tomato in my muffins. Then I usually crumble some feta over the top, just before they go in the oven. 

  • You might also like to try these SAVOURY MUFFINS – my healthier take on traditional style cheese and bacon muffins.
  • They go perfectly with soup like my BROCCOLI & TOMATO SOUP for an easy weekend lunch.
  • This recipe will make 12 regular size muffins or 6 large muffins.
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EASY EGG MUFFINS

These egg muffins are a quick, easy and healthy breakfast at home, or on the run.

  • 8 eggs
  • 4 medium rashers lean bacon, cooked & diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 cup spinach, roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
Optional
  • Feta cheese to crumble on top
  1. Preheat oven to 180℃ and grease muffin tray.
  2. Cook the bacon, dice and set aside.

  3. While the bacon’s cooking, chop the vegetables.

  4. Whisk the eggs with the salt, pepper and mixed herbs.

  5. Add all of the other ingredients into the egg mixture, except the feta.

  6. Spoon evenly into the muffin tin and crumble feta over the top.

  7. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on top.

  8. Once cooled, store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Add a little milk or water if needed to “top up” the muffin holes.

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Easy chocolate truffles

These rich, indulgent truffles look and taste amazing, and believe it or not, they’re not as tricky to make as you might think. Coating them in melted chocolate at the end is probably as difficult as it gets. Hence why I’ve called them ‘easy chocolate truffles.’

They are perfect as a special occasion kind of treat – think Valentine’s Day, Christmas or a birthday gift. I think giving a home made gift like these truffles makes the recipient feel special too.

This chocolate truffles recipe is a bit different from my usual “healthier versions” type of recipe. But you know I believe in moderation and that food shouldn’t be labelled as “good” or “bad.” There are some foods you should eat more of, and some that you should eat less often.

I believe that when you do indulge, you should enjoy it without any feelings of guilt or remorse. Incorporating treats into your meal planning is a good strategy for staying in control. If you feel like you go overboard too often, then read this article for my best tips on DEALING WITH TEMPTATION.  

It’s also important to use really good quality ingredients, especially when it comes to chocolate. Cheap chocolate usually contains less cacao powder, more sugar and more artificial additives.

So when you make these truffles, please us really good quality dark chocolate, that is at least 70% cocoa. Read more about why that’s important in my MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY CHOCOLATE post. 

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EASY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Make these chocolate truffles as an indulgent treat for your loved ones at Christmas or spoil that special someone on Valentine’s Day.
  • 200 g dark chocolate, chopped (minimum 70% cocoa)
  • 150 ml double cream
Filling
  • Orange rind, chopped nuts, dried fruit, your favourite liqueur, such as Cointreau – whatever you would like in your truffle centres
  • Cocoa or cacao powder, dessicated coconut, or extra melted dark chocolate for dusting/coating
  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and combine with the cream in a medium sized bowl. Heat over a saucepan of simmering water. Keep the heat low and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and you have a smooth mixture.

  2. Remove from the heat, stir in your desired filling such as chopped nuts, or orange rind and Cointreau.

  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, until the mixture is firm, but not completely set.

  4. Remove from the fridge and roll into balls. Place on a tray lined with baking paper and put the truffles back into the fridge for another hour.

  5. Coat the truffles by rolling in dessicated coconut, cocoa powder or melted chocolate and put back in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set.

This recipe will make 10-12 truffles, depending on size.
 
I don’t think it matters if they’re not all exactly the same size or perfectly round – that’s the beauty of them being truly hand made.

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Strawberry coconut muffins

If you love fruit muffins, especially strawberry muffins, then you have to try my healthier strawberry coconut muffins!

They’re made with the goodness of wholesome ingredients like oat flour, almond meal, yoghurt, strawberries and coconut.

I like to sweeten my muffins with honey or pure maple syrup, as I can use less than I would with white sugar. And they blend beautifully with the fruit for a naturally sweet flavour.

Of course you could use any berry to make these delicious muffins. I just think that strawberries and coconut are a flavour match made in heaven!

I recommend using coconut yoghurt to enhance the coconut flavour of these muffins. But Greek yoghurt will work fine too, if that’s what you prefer.

You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. I love these strawberry muffins for breakfast, or as a post workout treat.

Don’t eat eggs? There are lots of substitutes you can use. I like the recommendations in this VEGAN SHOPPING LIST

You can always sprinkle chopped nuts on top of your muffins for some extra crunch.

Why not make a batch of these muffins as part of your weekend meal prep? Keep them in the freezer for healthy breakfasts or snacks whenever you need them.

Don’t limit yourself to just strawberry muffins or even just fruit muffins though, make sure you try these other healthier muffin recipes too:

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STRAWBERRY COCONUT MUFFINS

These delicious strawberry coconut muffins are a healthier breakfast or snack option.

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten*
  • ½ cup coconut or Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup milk of your choice
  • 1 punnet strawberries, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 180℃.
  2. Place liners in a muffin pan, or lightly grease the pan and set aside.
  3. If you’re using flax seed or chia eggs, mix according to instructions and set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, mix together the almond meal, flour, coconut, baking powder and salt.

  5. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over a low heat, and allow to cool slightly while preparing other wet ingredients.

  6. In a medium sized bowl, lightly whisk the eggs and then add the honey, yoghurt, milk and vanilla. Pour in the coconut oil and continue to gently whisk until all wet ingredients are well mixed.

  7. Slowly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, until just combined.

  8. Gently fold in the strawberries.

  9. Divide the batter evenly among baking cups, filling to about ¾ full.

  10. Bake for 15-20  minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are golden brown.

  11. After removing from the oven, allow to rest for 5 minutes and then cool on a rack.

These muffins can easily be made vegan. Just use an egg substitute such as flax seed, or chia seeds.

If you use nut milk you may need to use a little bit less. Start with ¼ cup and add more if necessary – you don’t want your batter to be too runny.

Coconut yoghurt will add to the coconut flavour of these muffins, but Greek yoghurt will work really well too.

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Banana and date porridge

If you love bananas and dates, then I guarantee you’ll love this banana and date porridge. The banana and dates give an incredible, natural sweetness to plain porridge that you have to taste to believe. 

As you’ll know from my earlier porridge recipes, I often like to add coconut milk for a rich, sweet creaminess. This recipe doesn’t need the coconut milk though.

I do think that oats are best cooked in the traditional style, i.e. in water, on the stovetop, for a couple of reasons.

I like to use whole oats because they’re less processed than the quick oats you can cook in the microwave. Also, cooking porridge in the microwave can be messy if they overflow. 

This recipe only takes 15 minutes in total, so it definitely qualifies as a quick and healthy breakfast. And with only half a banana and one date mixed into the porridge, that’s roughly one serving of fruit.

It’s up to you what other fruit, if any you use as toppings. If you’re in a hurry, just use the rest of the banana and a handful of your favourite nuts.

 

 

 

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Here’s the recipe

 

BANANA AND DATE PORRIDGE

The combination of banana and date make this porridge naturally and deliciously sweet.

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • 1 date, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
Optional toppings
  • fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, etc
  1. Bring the oats and water to boil in a small saucepan. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until most of the water has been absorbed.

  2. While the oats are cooking, mash the banana and chop the date.

  3. Add the banana, date, cinnamon and vanilla to the porridge and simmer for another 5 minutes.

  4. Pour into a bowl and top with the rest of the banana and a handful of walnuts.

I also like to top mine with fresh mango or strawberries.

**NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IS ESTIMATED AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A GUIDE. 

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HIIT run workouts: interval #1

If you love to run, as I do, then I think you’ll enjoy this new workout series I’m calling HIIT Run Workouts. You’re probably always on the lookout for new ways to switch things up and keep your runs interesting. Variety is really important to keep your workouts fresh and inspiring. To kick off this simple and effective HIIT run workout series, I’ve combined running with some simple, classic bodyweight exercises. The beauty of this workout is that it can be done anywhere: at home, at your favourite running spot like the beach, or at the gym.

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The best exercise for older women

These are the two questions I get asked most often about exercise. What’s the most effective exercise for weight loss? And, what is the best type of exercise for older women? The answer I always give is that the best exercise for any goal is the right combination that works for YOU! That’s not a copout, it’s simply the truth. A lot of experts will tell you that you have to change things up once you’re over 40, or over 50. There’s a common belief that what used to work for you won’t work anymore, now that you’ve reached a “certain age”.

The thing is, you should always be changing and evolving your workouts if you want to make progress, no matter how old you are.

Keep it simple, with plenty of variety

As everyone in the Wendy’s Way community knows, I’m a big believer in keeping things as simple as possible, and exercise is no different. Don’t over complicate it, if you don’t need to! Yes, strength training is important, but having some aerobic fitness is helpful too. Flexibility is also pretty handy. The most important thing tho, is to find a combination of activities that you enjoy doing.

The bottom line is: if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t keep doing it and consistency is the key to results.
Need some help with motivation?

Most of us struggle with motivation from time to time, it’s pretty normal. 

  • I also run regular exercise challenges in my FB group to help the members stay motivated and consistent. You can join us here: WENDY’S WAY COMMUNITY.

 
So I hope you try this simple HIIT run workout. Make sure you pop over to Facebook and let me know if you do!

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