I LOVE, LOVE white potatoes and I cannot lie! They're my favorite. I will pick them over sweet potatoes most of the time. For a very long time, I didn't eat white potatoes because I was deep in the diet mentality.
I also didn't eat any carbohydrates at night - I was led to believe that eating at night would make me fat. I use to go to bed really hungry, with the thought in mind - the sooner I went to bed, the quicker the morning would come, and I could eat again!
How sad is that?! Very! Can you relate? You might even be in this mentality right now. You're not doomed, though. It is fixable; there's a better way!
𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐡𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫, 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐮𝐦, 𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐜, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝟔. 𝐏𝐥𝐮𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲'𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 - 𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠!
𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙀𝙉𝙅𝙊𝙔 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙒𝙃𝙄𝙏𝙀 𝙋𝙊𝙏𝘼𝙏𝙊𝙀𝙎!
They're not making you fat at any time of the day - you can eat them when you want them, it's your personal preference! Carbs at night don't magically turn into fat at night!
𝐓𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬. 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭! 𝐀 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞!
EAT your potatoes!
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Homemade mushroom truffle risotto 😋🍄 fun fact ✨ my hometown is the mushroom capital of the world (not the psychedelic kind).... every year they have a mushroom festival, and on New Year’s Eve they drop a crystal mushroom in the town square 😂 I grew up surrounded by mushroom farms, all of the rich kids in school were from mushroom dynasties, and our town smelled like farm manure and was known for it by neighboring high schools 🐮🙃😃 If you look at any package of mushrooms in the grocery store, they just might be from Kennett Square or Landenberg, PA. And if they are, think of me, a former mushroom town teen who escaped the farm life to get to the big city lights 🙋🏼♀️ Anyway all that is to say I was a rly picky eater as a kid and resented mushrooms so much that I didn’t even try eating them until I was like 20. And I still didn’t like them after that. It took my boyfriend’s cooking and a few really good restaurant dishes for me to (finally) appreciate them... .
sometimes. But this was one of those times 😋🤗
It’s #FlavorFriday and today we discuss #oranges .
This sweet, citrus fruit known for its juice has been enjoyed as far back as we can remember. Now the juice that comes out of the carton doesn’t do the fresh squeezed version any justice but it seems it’s loved all the same.
Oranges bring a brightness to a dish and offer natural sweetness. They usually eaten raw but can be baked in cakes, used in a salad or be added to a cabbage dish. .
Notorious for the high amount of vitamin C, oranges are a great immune booster and post workout snack. Here are a few other benefits of oranges: - Protects your cells from damage -Helps your body make collagen -Makes it easier to absorb iron -Boosts your immune system -Slows the advance of age-related macular degeneration .
And if you didn’t know orange season runs from Nov-Apr so get ready to enjoy!
🌱Roasted garbanzos with garlic-infused balsamic cherry tomatoes and @lotusfoods brown jasmine rice🌱Have a lovely Tuesday friends.💚
🌱Recipe: Toss 1-15oz can chickpeas (rinsed, drained) with generous sprinkling of garlic salt and cayenne pepper. (Add a little olive oil if desired.) Roast at 400F until golden and slightly crispy. Meanwhile, add 2 tbsp olive oil and 4 sliced garlic cloves to a cast-iron Dutch oven (or other non-stick or cast-iron saucepan) and heat on low until garlic turns a pale gold. Add a generous sprinkle of red chili flakes and 1-lb carton cherry tomatoes (sliced into halves). Continue to cook on medium, uncovered, until tomatoes release their juice and sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. (Stir regularly.) Mix in 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or to taste) and the roasted chickpeas. Salt and pepper to taste.
Happy Friday! -
Today for breakfast I had this delicious oatmeal bowl made with 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup pumpkin 🎃 purée, 1/2 mashed banana 🍌, pumpkin spice, and a cup of water (you can also use plant milk to make it even creamier!), all cooked on the stove and topped with a dollop of peanut butter. 🥜 -
BBQ pork and 🥓 potato skins anyone❓
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BBQ pork and 🥓 potato skins anyone❓
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✨HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD-PART 2✨
🤨???HAPPY FOOD OR TREAT???🤨
Be careful of the words you use surrounding food because it can lead to mental games 🤯& impact your relationship with food ! -
Changing small words when taking about food is 🔑KEY 🔑 to creating a healthy relationship with food ! heaps of people will call chocolate/ lollies/ icecream as “treats” -
A small change I’ve made within my lifestyle to help create a healthy relationship with food is calling “TREATS” as “HAPPY FOOD” (yes it cheesy/ corny 😂 but oh well)
“HAPPY FOOD” for me is basically eating something like chocolate/ icecream/ protein bar/ a homemade rawslice ETC because it GENUINELY🙈 makes me happy & I get so much joy from eating it heheh cause it’s delicious !!! 😋
I don’t associate/ call it a ❌“TREAT” ❌because then I’d be saying I deserve it & because of what I’ve done i can now enjoy it.... 🤦🏻♀️but food has been made to provide us energy & NOURISH our body !!! 💃🏼We shouldn’t need to validate our consumption of chocolate because we ate “healthy” all day !!!!!! -
EAT THE CHOC IF YOU WANNA 🤭🍫just remember #everythinginmoderation ⚡️
Where's your favourite place to go for dessert? My sister loves Coco Gelato so I always take her when she comes to Cardiff for the day.
Since I introduced her to a freakshake from here, she always wants one, and I can't say I blame her. A freakshake served with a bunch of the toppings and cream on a board, a proper indulgent dessert 💕
Here we have:
🔸️The Usual Suspects
Salted Caramel Gelato, Ferrero Gelato and Kinder Bueno Gelato, Shortbread Pieces, Kinder Bueno Pieces, Butterscotch Sauce, finished with Crushed Wafers.
Nutella, Hazelnuts, Salted Pretzels and a lot more Nutella
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 10 years you’ll be familiar with the hot topic of the white potato vs sweet potato.
Many of you will have either heard or said, ‘Sweet Potato is healthier’, or ‘Sweet potato is a good carb, normal potato is bad for you’ or ‘I’m off carbs so only eat Sweet Potato’. The truth is, per 100g, both the potato and the sweet potato are almost like-for-like across the 3 macronutrient groups: carbs, protein, fat.
If we were to be technical, Sweet Potatoes have grown to fame through good marketing techniques, health food fads and their anti-oxidant properties. They also have an extremely high Vitamin A content. However white potatoes have a high Vitamin B6 content, as well as iron, potassium and others. So once again, swings and roundabouts...
To be even more nerdy, Sweet Potstoes aren’t actually a member of the potato family at all, they are a member of the morning glory family and are a root veg. As opposed to potato being in the nightshade family 🤓. Anyway, in summary, if we are looking purely at macronutrient and calorie content, they are very similar. So for those of you that prefer the taste of a good old white potato over a sweet potato as part of our balanced diet, you no longer need to avoid them like the plague or feel guilty that you ate an extra roastie at the weekend. You’re welcome 🥔🍠 Fuel. Your. Life. #foodfridays#fylfitness#fuelyourlife#fitness#food#nutrition#friday#training#macronutrients#calories#potato#sweetpotato#carbs#carbohydrates#workout#eattofuel
Did you know that the body’s primary energy source is glucose ?
I personally love carbs. I see a lot of people prioritizing fat over carbohydrates. That’s fine. Do what you like.
But just know that carbs aren’t the enemy, and the brain has an obligatory requirement for glucose to function at its peak.
I love having a lot of energy to sustain my busy and active lifestyle like my cardio class on Tuesdays at 12:15 @oxygensherwoodpark . I honestly don’t think I would survive with limited carbohydrates lol. Think about your carbs as fibre. Sweet potatoes, oats, potatoes, quinoa, chickpeas are all excellent examples.
Busy days mean utilising the slow cooker for meal prep:
Slow cooker beef stifado with rice and a really good Guinness IPA
This is a real “throw it in the slow cooker and forget it” recipe. Even with my busy schedule I was able to manage putting this together and this afternoon I was rewarded with a pot of tasty beef stifado.
Recipe for this one, scannable My Fitness Pal barcodes and nutritional information is included in the slow cooker section of my new ebook (volume 5) check the link in my bio for a preview of what's waiting inside 🙄 and as of now (if you haven't heard) you can get all five of my ebooks at a discounted price, look for the Beltsander The works Deal on my website 👆🏼.
Grocery shopping can be really fun and enjoyable, especially when you know an empty fridge is waiting at home or when you think about how much closer to your fitness goals a healthy visit to the supermarket can get you.
You don’t have to look far down my profile to see that I have recently dropped quite a few pounds that I gained through an extended period of overeating. Importantly, most progress during the first two months the weight-cut, was achieved in the kitchen. While food on its own will not turn you Adonis, it will take you far along the way (side note: runway model figure, can be achieved solely on diet with no exercise – definitely not a healthy way to go about it, but it is possible). What you can witness in the picture, is a big proportion of the foods I ate, any time I lost weight or gained muscle mass in my life. The only difference between reaching the two contrasting fitness goals was in the calorie intake! Please take this to your heart; nutrients you need to bulk up or to cut weight are the same. The only differences are the portion size and perhaps a slight difference in the macronutrient ratios, though even those can be neglected if you’re not preparing for a bodybuilding competition.
Now I will just list the foods in the picture, as some might be difficult to see.
The closest I’ll get to a thin crust New York style pizza in the PNW and I ain’t mad about it ❤️ 🍕 Sweet sauce, good ratio of cheese, and a crispy while chewy crust; no wonder people love @pagliaccipizza 🏔 ⠀
What are your favorite pizza joints? 👇🏻
Caramelized ginger + charred scallion fried rice, topped with more scallions, shichimi togarashi, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and a fried egg. A super easy and delicious way to use up any scallion, ginger and leftover rice that may have been lingering in your fridge for a bit too long.
Cut up a small knob of peeled ginger into thin slivers and slice a few scallions. Set aside separately. In a carbon steel or cast iron pan, heat up some neutral oil on medium-high heat until almost shimmering. Add in the ginger and cook until aromatic and slightly golden brown, about 2 min or so. Transfer ginger to a plate, reserving oil. Add scallions and cook undisturbed for a couple minutes until slightly charred and fragrant, stir it a couple times to wilt everything and transfer to the same plate as the ginger.
Reduce heat to medium, add a bit more oil if needed and add in your preferred amount of leftover cooked rice. Use a wet spatula and flatten the rice against the pan to get it kinda crispy. The water on the spatula will prevent too much rice from sticking to it. Season rice with salt and cook until rice is completely warmed through and some parts on the bottom are golden-ish and look crispy. Pile the reserved ginger and scallions on top of the rice, toss everything together to combine and add on some sesame oil. Toss again and transfer to a bowl or plate. Top with shichimi togarashi, toasted sesame seeds, and a fried egg for some protein. (Or add some chili oil if you like things spicy). Enjoy!
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