Quick & Easy Veggie Frittata

We are in the middle of moving house.. and so at the moment, we don’t have a lot of food. Just a few vegetables that need to be used up and some bits and pieces here are there.

Not a problem! I made this quick and easy vegetable frittata, and here’s how:

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Ingredients

  • Your choice of veggies (I used broccoli, snow peas, mushrooms, capsicum and onion)
  • 6 eggs
  • Dash of milk
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Handfull of Basil leaves
  • Feta Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a round quiche dish.
2) Dice up vegetables and stir-fry for 3 minutes (or until vegetables are cooked thoroughly).
3) In a small bowl whisk together 6 eggs, a dash of milk and salt & pepper.
4) Pour stir-fried vegetables into the dish you greased before. Then pour the whisked egg mixture over the top.
5) Top with basil leaves, sliced tomato and feta to your liking.
6) Cook in the oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown on top.

This meal is really good for protein and nutrients! Plus its good to use up a heap of leftover veggies. Alternatively, you could just buy a bag of frozen veggies from the supermarket and fry that up.

You can be as creative as you like and include so many leftovers… such as some sliced sausages!

Let me know if you are after any other recipes,

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Quinoa, Moroccan Pumpkin, Crumbed Salmon and Veggies

Hey guys! Here is a quick post with a pretty decent meal I made last week! I’m trying to meet my macros and I think this did it pretty well!

The pictures are pretty bad quality (I took them on my phone and wasn’t expecting to blog them)… but the picture on the left is what I originally cooked up, and the one on the right is the leftovers that made a good lunch for uni!

 

So for dinner, I cooked up:

  • Roasted pumpkin with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and then a sprinkle of some Moroccan spices (I used ground turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin and mild paprika).
  • Boiled tri-colour quinoa and later mixed some olive oil and dijon mustard for flavour.
  • Stir-fried green beans and broccoli in tahini.
  • Oven baked crumbed salmon (which was just made up of breadcrumbs, rosemary, thyme, and a little bit of olive oil to reach the right consistency).
  • And then on the side, I added some mashed avocado!

I was really happy with how it turned out! So today I’m going to cook it up again in a big batch and meal prep for the week! It’s got iron from quinoa, healthy fats from the salmon and avocado, protein from the salmon and of course all of the good nutrients from the vegetables!

For lunch the next day, I just mixed together leftover quinoa and pumpkin, added tuna for protein and some baby spinach!

Let me know if you give this a try!:)

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Where did I start? Where am I going?

As with most people starting their health journey, my overall aim is to make eating and living healthy a habit and a lifestyle. I don’t want it to be just a temporary change – I want it to become my way of living.

I have always been an active participant of social sports growing up. Along with that, I started going to a gym around the age of 14. On and off I would attend the gym. I had gym “highs” and gym “lows” so to speak ahaha. However, in the past 6 months (specifically the past say 3 months) I have been regularly heading to the gym… maybe 5/6 days a week.

I wasn’t somebody who woke up one day and said “Okay, this is it. I’m making a change and today is the day I start”. My interest was gradual and built up. In July 2017 I weighed 65kg. At this point, I was oblivious to weight training and so I kept to cardio and bodyweight exercises. I had no program and no particular direction. By September 2017 I lost 5kg – weighing at 60kg. I was happy with my progress but felt like it wasn’t my best. I started attending boot camp once a week and sought assistance from a personal trainer. They provided me with a program that consisted of 3 work out plans; Freeweights, Machines, and Body Weight. If I am completely honest… I haven’t stuck with these workouts three times a week. Instead, I have just picked them when I felt like it, doing my own alternatives on other days. Towards the end of November we had plenty of family events happening and, being the holidays, I lost all motivation. I went back up to 62kg in December. Rest assured I am very happy with where I am at now. I am eating very clean and attending the gym regularly. I am now weighing at 58.5kg. 

Whilst weights are my preferred training method, I have come to learn about Calisthenics. One of my biggest fitness goals has always been to be able to do a pull-up – trust me when I say I am very weak! I will probably write a separate blog post on what callisthenics is and how I train, but ultimately callisthenics are the gymnastic and body weight exercises used to build muscle and just do cool things! Youtube it 😉 It can include variations of push-ups, handstands, pull-ups and many more.

Following all of that, here are my top fitness goals:

  1. Build arm muscle (which is something that I have already started achieving!).
  2. To be able to do at least 5 unassisted pull-ups.
  3. Similar to the previous goal, I want to be able to do at least 10 proper push-ups.
  4. Lose cellulite (body fat around my thighs and glutes).
  5. Tone up my stomach so that I can see an outline of abs.
  6. Build up my glute muscle.

These aren’t in a particular order, but they are the basis of what I am wanting to achieve. And of course, sustaining healthy eating is a core goal!

I still have a lot of fat to lose and muscle to gain – my journey has only just begun. But I know that if I keep the right mindset and stay goal orientated, it won’t be long and I will be reaching my goals.

If there are any particular posts you are wanting to see (recipes, workouts, motivation, advice) let me know in the comments below:)

I’ll speak to you soon,

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Something Fresh

Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

As just an 18 year old, I have A LOT to learn. Every day I am trying new things, exploring new interests and seeking new opportunities. The world has so much to offer us that it can be quite overwhelming to discover ourselves, our abilities and our passions.

We try some things and we love them. We try other things and we hate them. But whether we enjoy the experience or not, we learn. And through everything we learn, we grow. Our ups and downs, success and failures- these make us the incredible people that we are.

Recently I have been focussing a lot on the person that I am, and the better person that I can be. In particular, my health and my body. I’m not just dieting and exercising temporarily. I am making lifestyle changes and training to my full potential. My focus has been on cleaner eating, macros, weight training and callisthenics. Whilst I am trying to lose weight and tone up, I am further focussing on my strength.

I’m going to use this blog to document my experiences (success and failures!) gym related, food related, life related. And then hopefully one day I can look back and smile at how far I have come!

You will hear from me soon 🙂 xx