Knusprige Schweinshaxe - German Roasted Pork Knuckle

Monday, April 15, 2019

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Schweinshaxe, a traditional German specialty and a favorite dish served not only during the Oktoberfest but all year round, is a fork tender and juicy roasted pork knuckle with crispy skin. To make the skin crackle, you can turn on the broiler for the last 5-10 minutes. Traditionally Schweinshaxen are served with potato and sauerkraut, but I prefer roasted asparagus at this time of the year.

  • 1 kg Pork knuckle
  • 2 Onions, peeled and halved
  • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Juniper berries
  • 1/2 tsp Caraway seeds
  • 1 Clove
  • 2-3 tsp Sea salt
  • 10 Crushed peppercorns
  • 600 g Green asparagus, trimmed
  • 100 g Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  1. Well rinse the pork knuckle and place in a large pot. Fill with enough water to cover the pork knuckle. Peel the onions and slice each in half. Crush the garlic cloves. Add them to the pot together with bay leaves, juniper berries, caraway seeds, clove, salt and peppercorns. Bring it to a gentle boil over medium heat. Turn down the heat to slow. Cover and let cook for about 2-3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F with a roasting pan topped with a wire rack set in the middle of oven. Take out the pork knuckle from the spiced broth and place it on the preheated wire rack.
  3. Roast for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Brush the pork knuckle occasionally with dripping from the roasting pan and if you like splash some beer from time to time. 15 minutes before the pork knuckle is ready, add the trimmed asparagus into the roasting pan and toss with the dripping. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tender.

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Turmeric Coconut Energy Balls

Monday, April 08, 2019

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Filled with super healthy ingredients like coconut oil, turmeric, and freshly grated ginger that boost anti-inflammatory properties, improve your skin and your mood, and help protect against cancer, these sweet and spicy energy bites are vegan, gluten free, grain-free, refined sugar free and take just minutes to make. They are perfect for a pre-workout boost or for when you are on the go.

  • 80 g Coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly milled white peppercorn
  • 80 g Cashew butter
  • 60 g Coconut syrup
  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • Desiccated coconut for coating
  1. In a mixing bowl, add in coconut flour, turmeric powder, and freshly grated ginger root.
  2. In another bowl, mix cashew butter, coconut syrup and coconut oil. Heat over low heat until melted and combined.
  3. Pour the melted mixture into the coconut flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Cover with a plastic wrap and set aside and let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Shape the mixture into 18-20 balls and coat with desiccated coconut. Chill in an airtight container for a week, or freeze up to 3 months.

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Black Radish Salad with Radicchio and Cucumber

Monday, April 01, 2019

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A platter of cucumber, black radish and radicchio topped with black sesame seeds and tossed with a homemade yoghurt dressing. Add a few olives and some crumbled Feta or Cheddar bites and you have a complete meal.

Tzatziki
  • 1 Cucumber, ends trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 Black radish, shredded
  • 1/2 head Radicchio, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tsp Black sesame seeds, toasted
  • Fresh parsley leaves as garnish, optional
  • 100 g Full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Cucumber, deseeded, grated
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  1. Combine yoghurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until required.
  2. Arrange sliced cucumber on a platter. Top with sliced radicchio and shredded black radish. Sprinkle the toasted black sesame seeds over. Garnish with parsley leaves if using. Serve with prepared tzatziki.

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Soft Sandwich Loaf with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Monday, March 25, 2019

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The sandwich loaf bakes up tall, soft and bouncy, yet sturdy enough to slice nicely. It's perfect for tuna or egg sandwiches and jelly/peanut butter smeared toast for the breakfast. You can use the same dough to make cinnamon rolls, dinner buns or savoury bread.

DoughOthers
  • 280 g Bread flour
  • 70 g Red wheat berries, milled into flour
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 5 g Instant dried yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 170 ml Buttermilk, lukewarm
  • 60 ml Pumpkin seed oil
  • 1 med. Egg, room-temperature
  • Egg wash
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds for the topping
  1. In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, combine all of the ingredients and stir on slow speed until the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed or knead until it begins to become smooth and elastic.
  2. Turn out the dough and shape into a ball. Grease the mixing bowl and return the dough ball to the mixing bowl. Cover the bowl, and allow the dough to rise until about doubled in bulk, about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the warmth of your kitchen.
  3. Gently deflate the dough and transfer it to a lightly oiled work surface. Shape the dough into 20 cm roll. Place it into a greased or lined 26x14cm loaf pan, cover the pan loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow the bread to rise for about 60-90 minutes until the center is about 2.5 cm above the sides of the pan.
  4. Towards the end of the rise, preheat your oven to 190C/375F. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle the seeds over. Bake the bread for 30 to 35 minutes, until it's light golden brown. Remove the bread from the oven, and cool it on a rack before slicing.

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Gorgonzola Almond Scones

Monday, March 18, 2019

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These savoury blue cheese scones are perfect as a weekend breakfast paired with some homemade fig jam or a nibble for cocktails. Next time I will definitely add some bacon bits and use pecans instead of almonds. Not only delicious, this is also a very versatile recipe. Use any desired blue cheese, creamy and mild, like Danish Blue, or piquant and bold, like French Roquefort or Italian Gorgonzola.

  • 250 g Refined spelt flour
  • 12 g Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 100 g Cold salted butter, diced
  • 60 g Gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 50 g Almond, chopped and toasted
  • 120 ml Heavy cream plus more for brushing
  • Black peppercorns, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Whisk flour, baking powder and coconut sugar in a large bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture looks like flaky breadcrumbs. Add crumbled blue cheese and toasted almonds and toss to coat.
  2. Drizzle in cream and mix with a wooden spoon until dough just begins to come together with a few bits of dry flour remaining. Transfer dough and any loose flour to a lightly floured work surface and briefly knead to bring everything together.
  3. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough to about 2.5cm thick. Use a 5cm-diameter fluted pastry cutter dipped in flour to cut out 8-9 scones.
  4. Place the scones on a baking tray, about 1cm apart, and brush tops with the extra cream. Sprinkle with crushed black peppercorns and bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Serve with sour cream or room-temperature butter.

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Hokkaido Coconut Soup

Monday, March 11, 2019

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Super creamy and deliciously nourishing, this pumpkin soup with coconut milk is the ultimate warmer for cold rainy days. The warmth of fresh ginger adds a lovely kick to the soup. If you like, serve the soup with some roasted poultry leftover, a sprinkle of coconut flakes, pomegranate seeds and fresh herbs. It's also very easy to veganize the soup by using vegetable stock and leaving out the meat.

  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Large shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 30 g Fresh ginger, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1.5 kg Hokkaido or other squash, deseeded, chopped
  • 400 ml Coconut milk
  • 400 ml Chicken broth or water
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 300 g Roasted duck breast, sliced
  • Parsley for garnishing
  • Desiccated coconut flakes for garnishing
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnishing
  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped shallot and ginger and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add pumpkin, coconut milk, chicken broth or water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until pumpkin is soft.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Using an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Add in lime juice and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with roasted duck breast slices, chopped parsley and desiccated coconut flakes and / or pomegranate seeds.

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Beef Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

Monday, March 04, 2019

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This simple blue cheese sauce recipe is a really easy one to whip up and so delicious too. Serve it on the side, or spooned over the meat. The sauce is so rich that a little bit goes a long way. I have used Gorgonzola because of its smooth texture and strongly aromatic flavour that make it perfect for sauces. But any variety of blue cheese (Roquefort or Blue Stilton) will work just as great.

  • 300 g Beef filet steak
  • 100 ml Heavy cream
  • 150 g Gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely minced
  • Pink peppercorns and parsley leaves for garnish, optional
  1. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Cook steaks in the hot pan until beginning to firm and hot and slightly pink in the center, about 4 minutes per side for medium.
  2. In a small pan over medium-low flame, add heavy cream, crumbled Gorgonzola and finely minced garlic in a small pan over. Stir until blue cheese melts completely, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the sauce over the steak or or on the side for dipping and garnish with pink peppercorn and parsley leaves if desired.

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Middle Eastern-style Brussels Sprout Salad

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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Baharat, Arabic for 'spice', is an aromatic spice blend used in Middle Eastern cuisine. What spices are included in the blend vary geographically, but you can generally expect black pepper, coriander, paprika, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, cloves, and cinnamon. It is used as the seasoning for beef, lamb, chicken, seafood, and vegetables as well a dry rub or marinade.

  • 300 g Brussels sprouts, halved
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
  • 125 g Full-fat Greek yogurt
  • Zest and juice ½ lemon
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Pine nuts, toasted lightly in a frying pan with a little oil
  • Baharat to sprinkle
  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, then add the sprouts and cook for 4-5 minutes – they should still be vibrant green and have some crunch. Drain, rinse under cold running water, then dry briefly with sheets of kitchen paper and transfer to a serving dish. Season lightly with salt and pepper and toss with a good drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic, mustard and chopped. Season to taste, then toss through the sprouts. Sprinkle over the pine nuts, the baharat and extra parsley to serve.

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Poppy Date Loaf

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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A soft yeast spelt bread wrapped around a poppy seed filling sweetened with dates and coconut syrup. This is the type of bread we enjoy for breakfast, especially on holidays and weekends. If you can't find ground poppy at your local stores, just grind the poppy seeds in a coffee or spice grinder until powdery.

DoughPoppy Date Filling
  • 380 g Spelt flour
  • 15 g Fresh yeast
  • 125 ml Buttermilk, room-temperature
  • 40 g Coconut sugar
  • 75 g Butter, softened in pieces
  • 1 Egg, medium
  • Salt
  • 80 g Dates, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Rum / or apple juice
  • 200 g Coconut cream
  • 75 g Coconut syrup or honey
  • 200 g Poppy seeds, ground
  • 1 tsp Organic lemon zest
  • 1 Egg, medium
  1. For the dough, place spelt flour in the bowl of your mixer. Make a well in the center and crumble in fresh yeast. Add in 3 tbsps of buttermilk, 1 tsp of coconut sugar and stir in some flour from the sides. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Now add in the rest of buttermilk, coconut sugar, softened butter, egg and a large pinch of salt. Stir first on slow speed for a couple of minutes until the dough roughly comes together. Increase the speed and knead until the dough forms a smooth, tacky ball that clears sides of bowl. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap or a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 45-60 minutes until doubled in volume.
  3. While the dough proofs, prepare the filling. Soften the chopped dates in rum or apple juice. In a small saucepan, add in coconut cream and coconut syrup. Bring to a simmer. Add in ground poppy seeds. Cook and stir over the medium heat until thickened. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Add in lemon zest, egg and soaked dates.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Grease and line the base and sides of a 32cm loaf pan with baking paper.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and punch down. Roll the dough into a 35cm x 45cm rectangle. Spread the poppy date filling over. Roll up each loosely from the long end to form a log. Use a sharp knife to cut the log lengthwise in half and weave the two pieces together to form a twist.
  6. Gently transfer to the prepared pan
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    . Cover with a clean tea towel and stand in a warm place for a further 10 minutes until slightly risen. Brush the top with the egg glaze, then bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Cool slightly in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack.

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Vegan, Gluten Free Spinach Chickpea Crepes

Saturday, February 09, 2019

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Spinach Chickpea crepes are a great vegan and gluten-free alternative to classic crepes and they’re so GOOD filled with heaps of shredded veggies and mushroom-pâté inspired by Tin and Thyme. You can serve this as an appetizer or with extra portion of salad or soup as a light lunch.

CrepesTo Serve
  • 120 g Chickpea flour
  • 60 g Potato starch
  • 60 g Spinach leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic salt
  • 270 ml Water
  • Mushroom pâté (recipe here by Tin and Thyme)
  • Shredded black radish
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Shredded bell pepper
  1. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Use an immersion blender to process everything until you have a smooth batter. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside at room temperature for 30 mins to rest.
  2. Heat a 22-cm non-stick skillet over medium flame. Brush the skillet with a bit of coconut oil. Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter into the hot skillet while quickly tilting the skillet in a circular motion to swirl batter to evenly cover the base.
  3. Cook for 1- 2 minutes on medium heat, or until the crepe is dry on the surface and crisp around the edges. Flip the crepe and cook on the other side for a further 1 minute. Transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil to prevent the crepe drying out. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 8 crepes.
  4. To serve, spread some mushroom pâté over the crepe, and top with shredded vegetables. Roll up firmly to enclose filling and enjoy!

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Crisp Roasted Duck

Sunday, February 03, 2019

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A whole roasted duck doesn't have to be fussy. With just a few hours' roasting and hardly any work at all, you can have a juicy bird with crisp skin. Serve it with pan juice roasted Brussels sprouts or some seasonal salad for a festive occasion or Sunday dinner.

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival officially begins on February 5th, 2019 and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family peace, joy and love this holiday!



Gravy
  • 1 x 2-2.2 kg Duck
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly milled peppers
  • 1 bunch Thyme
  • 1 Organic lemon, quartered
  • 750 g Brussels sprouts, trimmed, washed and dried
  • 2 tbsp Spelt flour
  • 150 ml Chicken broth or water
  • 50 ml Port or Marsala
  1. Preheat oven to 220C/430F. Wash the duck inside and out with cold running water. Pat dry all over with paper towel.
  2. Rub the duck all over with the sea salt and freshly milled pepper. Fill the duck cavity with thyme and quartered lemon. Prick skin all over with a sharp fork and tie legs together -- be sure to not pierce the meat itself, only the skin. This lets the fat render out and will help crisp the skin.
  3. Place a wire rack in a roasting pan. Fill the roasting pan with 1 cup of water. Place the duck on the wire rack, breast-side down. Roast in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Lower the temperature to 190C/375F. Turn the duck breast-side up and fill the roasting pan with another cup of water. Continue cooking for a further 60-70 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
  5. Brush the duck occasionally with dripping from the roasting pan. 20 minutes before the duck is done, add the Brussels sprouts into the roasting pan and toss with the duck dripping and cook until tender.
  6. Remove duck and Brussels sprouts on a large serving plate. Cover with a tin foil to keep warm.
  7. Scrape the duck fat and juice from the roasting pan and pour into a pan. Add in spelt flour and stir with a wooden spoon until slightly thickened. Add in chicken broth and port. Bring the gravy to the boil and simmer gently for half an hour, stirring occasionally.
  8. Shred or carve up the duck, and serve with roasted Brussels sprouts and gravy.

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Banana Olive Oil Muffins

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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Wholesome banana muffins made with spelt flour, hazelnut meal, olive oil and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. The add of Greek yoghurt give these muffins a moist and tender texture. Perfect to make ahead for breakfast or lunchbox treat!

BatterTopping
  • 220 g Refined spelt flour
  • 50 g Hazelnut meal
  • 10 g Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 90 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
  • 60 g Full fat Greek yoghurt
  • Extra 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Grease a 6-hole jumbo muffin pan or a 12-hole standard muffin pan with butter.
  2. Stir together the flour, hazelnut meal, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in coconut sugar and cinnamon powder. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Beat the eggs, olive oil, mashed banana, vanilla and Greek yoghurt together. Add to flour mixture. Stir mixture until just combined. Divide mixture evenly among holes in prepared pan.
  4. Top each with 1 slice of banana. Combine coconut sugar and cinnamon sugar and sprinkle on top of the banana. Bake for 20 minutes or until nicely golden and just firm to touch. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Spinach Pesto and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

Monday, January 21, 2019

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For a quick and easy entree, try these flavourful stuffed mushrooms with one of kitchen essentials - Pesto, homemade or storebought and Cheddar cheese. Field mushrooms have an intense, robust flavour and a dense, meaty texture which make them a perfect container for the recipe, but flesh tomatoes would work just as great.

Spinach Pesto
  • 4 Jumbo field mushrooms
  • 60 g Kerrygold Cheddar dices
  • 70 g Baby spinach leaves
  • 30 g Toasted pine nuts
  • 30 g Parmesan, grated
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 60 ml Olive oil
  • Black salt & freshly ground black pepper
  1. To make the spinach pesto, place the spinach, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic and oil in the bowl of a food processor and process until well combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Trim stems from mushrooms. Spoon the prepared pesto onto the mushrooms and top with Cheddar. Bake for 25 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and cheese is melted.

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It’s Not Difficult! - 5 Simple Tips That Will Make You Healthier

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Introduction

We all know the importance of healthy eating. Nothing can replace a balanced diet, and the food is the most critical factor that directly influences health. After all, the foods we eat enter our organism - all other factors such as exercise and environment are external.
Although healthy eating can also be tasty, the truth is that all unhealthy foods taste great, and that is the only reason why we would consider eating them. So instead of telling you to ditch sweets, smoking and start exercising 6x every week, here we are going to focus on small improvements that can bring significant changes, without requiring too much effort and willpower. Let's begin!

Drink A Glass Of Water Before Each Meal (And One After Waking Up)

Our bodies consist mostly of water, and can't function without it. And yet, so many of us suffer from chronic dehydration. Our lives are too fast, and with so many things on our minds, it is easy to forget to drink water. It's funny how we never forget eating junk food.
One of the best features of water is that it has zero calories, but it can trick your stomach, making you feel full. Drink a glass of water before eating. This simple strategy will make your digestive system think it has food in it, killing off hunger, and making you eat less. So in one shot, you will reduce your total calorie intake, and increase your daily water consumption.
The second part of this tip is to drink water as soon as you wake up. This will have many benefits - although idle, you sweat during sleep, which makes you lose water, and makes your blood thicker, which puts increased pressure on your heart. Drinking water immediately after waking up dilutes your blood, relieving your heart.


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Boost Your Breakfast To Kickstart Your Day

Starting your day with a quality breakfast will be a cornerstone of healthy eating habits. Instead of opting for something easy, go for something smart.
Yes, cereals are convenient, but the ones you eat are probably filled with unhealthy junk (more later in the text). If you have to eat them, pick something whole-grain, with minimal additives and sweeteners. But it would be much better to ditch them for something that will fill you up, so you don't have to binge around noon. "Wakey, wakey! Eggs and bakey!" A delicious omelet is not only super satisfying but actually more healthy than you might think. Proteins and fat are packed with energy and are digested slowly, giving your body a steady supply of gasoline to go through your packed work schedule.
By opting for a protein and fat rich breakfast, your blood sugar is less likely to suddenly drop later, which is the primary cause of binging. Yes, you might still get hungry, but a tasty, healthy snack such as fruit or salad, or a smoothie will do.

Healthy, But Still Tasty Substitutions

There are many small tweaks you can make and significantly reduce your caloric intake, or just make your meals healthier. The best of all, you don't even have to pretend it tastes good, as it certainly does!
This site is filled with recipes that are both healthy and tasty, and your only job is to browse through them, finding something you like. If you want to make tweaks, you can look up for substitutions, switching an ingredient here and there for its healthy substitute.
Although they might feel insignificant, those slight changes add up over time, and that is the only thing you need to look and feel better.

Learn to read the Labels

Learning how to read food labels is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Reading the back side of products is not super complicated, and it will help you much better understand what goes into your body.
But beware, it can be heartbreaking! Food manufacturers use tricky tactics to mislead consumers into thinking that their products are healthy. You will probably find out that some of your favorite "healthy" foods are exactly the opposite.
You can completely ignore the claims that are displayed on the front side; those are 99% marketing tricks. Turn the product over, and read the label - manufacturers are obligated by law to present accurate information, no lies there if you know how to decipher it.

It Goes Beyond Food

While food is the most significant factor, other things you do off the table still contribute to your health. Take some steps to be more active and distress.
You don't have to run five miles every day, start by 15-minute walks. It will help you not only get the blood flowing and counter that all-day sitting but also destress, especially if you walk through nature - a local park will do. For activity/destress combination, yoga and pilates are also great. If you don’t have time for that, you can practice deep breathing and meditation technique that you can do anywhere.
And don't neglect sleep. Try to sneak in an hour more of nightly sleep by going to bed earlier. If that's impossible, fit a 30-minute afternoon nap just after work. It will help you re-energize, making that workout you wanted to postpone more likely to happen.
Lastly, do some checkups. First, get some blood tests, to make sure everything is in order. Also, consider a DEXA scan. It will tell you much more about your body than a simple scale ever will giving you exact information about your body fat percentage, but also amount of muscle, bone density, and other valuable body composition parameters. Those will help you determine what your current position is, and what moves you need to make in the future if you want to have a balanced, healthy, and good looking body.


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Conclusion

As you can see, the title wasn't a clickbait; it really isn't difficult. Drinking water, eating eggs, reading labels, and switching from full fat to low-fat cheese won't kill you. And taking a 30-minute afternoon nap is not exactly torture.
So no excuses, go ahead and implement at least one tip into your routine. Picking something simple like a 15-minute walk every day will have a positive impact on your health long term. That's all it takes to start healthy habits - a small step in the right direction, as simple as that.

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