#FittyBreakfastWeek – Blueberry Oatmeal

Happy Monday you guys! Is it weird that I love Mondays so much? I just feel like it’s a new start to the week and I feel so productive getting things done!

This week ahead will be the #FittyBreakfastWeek and I will be sharing with you 7 different breakfast recipes that are healthy, nutritious, tasty, easy to make and that will convince you to never skip breakfast again 😉!

Starting this week with this warm, healthy, high in fiber porridge with blueberries and honey. It’s so filling and just so tasty!

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Ingredients

35g oats

90ml milk (I used semi-skimmed)

Handful of blueberries

1 tsp honey

Toppings: Granola, sliced almonds, cinnamon, chia seeds

Method

In a bowl, mix the oats and milk.

Microwave for 2 mins or you can follow the method like in this porridge recipe.

Add in your blueberries and all other toppings that you fancy.

Serve with your favorite hot drink & enjoy!

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

 

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Thumbprint Cookie Jam Recipe

These cookies are so healthy and so easy to make. They are made with absolutely no refined flour, no refined sugar and all things healthy. They are sweetened with a delicious apples and are packed with nutrients.

The jam is a red fruits chia jam and you can find the recipe here.

Honestly you guys, go get your ingredients ready and let’s get to it!

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Ingredients

1 apple

1-2 tbsp honey

50g Applesauce

50g oats + 50g oat flour

Handful of your favorite nuts

1 egg

Red fruits chia jam

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Method

Pre-heat your oven to 180°.

In a saucepan, add in the applesauce, a grated apple the honey and cinnamon.

Cook on medium-heat until you feel that the apple has caramelized.

Add that mixture to the oat flour, allow it to cool down a little and add in the egg. Mix everything well until combined.

Place parchment paper on a baking tray. Form your cookies and place them on it.

Make a thumbprint in the middle and add in 1 tsp chia jam.

Off to the oven it goes for 20 mins until golden.

You can even make these cookies with the jam packed inside.

Don’t forget to enjoy them with a nice cuppa.

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

You guys, I’m losing my mind here… This combination is one made in heaven!

Sweet potatoes + chickpeas? I meeeeaaaaaannnnn…. 

I’m not going to get some time wasted here so let’s jump straight into the recipe that you definitely NEED in your life.

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Ingredients

One small sized sweet potato (which should be around 80-90g)

100g chickpeas (canned, rinsed and drained)

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp tahini

2 tbsp lemon juice

Spices: 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp chilli flakes (if you like it a little spicy), 1 tsp cumin

Water

Method

Bring some water to boil in a saucepan and add your sweet potato. It should take around 15 mins for it to soften. Check by putting a fork into it.

Once ready, set to the side and let it cool down. Peel the potato and cut it into chunks.

In a blender, add in the garlic cloves and the sweet potato. Give it a mix. Add in all other ingredients and give it a good mix. You might want to add some water to adjust its consistency.

And VOILA! The best hummus you’ll ever have is now ready!

Enjoy with pitta bread, roasted vegetables or anything you fancy 😉.

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

Meal Prep Idea – Chili Bean Stew

You guys, confession time: This bean stew is by far my favorite meal prep recipe to make! I literally make it every single week. The flavors stay intact, in fact, the stew only gets better with time as it soaks up the flavors from the spices.

It’s packed with vegetables, proteins and all the good stuff your body needs. On top of that, it is so versatile. You know how meal prep can be boring where you just prep plain rice chicken and brocoli and are forced to eat it? Well fear no more, because with this stew, you can have it with rice, in a wrap, as a soup, with bread, with pasta… YOU CHOOSE!

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It takes around 15 mins to get all ingredients together and 1 hour to cook to perfection for the best flavors.

Right, let’s get to it guys!

Ingredients

2 big red peppers

2 big green peppers

1 big onion

2 garlic cloves

5 big tomatoes (or 1 can of chopped tomatoes)

8-10 mushrooms

1 celery stick (optional)

200g red beans

1/2 squeezed lemon

Spices: 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 chilli flakes.

Method

Wash and chop all your vegetables whichever way you like. I chopped mine length way to have some texture.

Add them all to a pan over medium heat and add 1 cup of water. Cover and let it simmer for about 10 mins.

Add the beans (canned, rinsed and drained) and all the spices. Stir well until everything is combined and keep stirring for an additional 2-3 mins. Add some more water.

Cover and let it cook for about 30-40 minutes. You can keep on checking on your stew to make sure it doesn’t dry out of water and keep adding to adjust.

Your bean stew is ready and you can keep it in the fridge for up to 6 days!

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Get creative in the ways you eat it 😉. I love to have mine with some wild rice, a side of sweet potato and some avocado. So filling, so nutritious and SO GOOD!

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

Chickpea and Zucchini Fritters

My love for chickpeas will forever be growing and there is absolutely nothing that will stop it! From hummous to roasted chickpeas to warm homemade meals , the versatility of this ingredient will never seize to amaze me. I am coming to you today with ANOTHER chickpea based recipe. Packed with veggies, absolutely DELICIOUS and so perfect for a light lunch/dinner with a side salad.

Ingredients 

For 7/8 fritters

200g cooked chickpeas

1 carrot

1 zucchini

2 eggs

2 tbsp oat flour

Spices: 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp oregano, fresh chopped basil.

Method

Grate the carrot and zucchini. Put a towel over an empty bowl and transfer the grated vegetables in it. Swirl the towel to squeeze out all water from the veggies.

In a food processor, blend the chickpeas. Transfer into a bowl and add the vegetables, the eggs, the flour and spices. Mix everything well together until combined.

Form patties with your hands. In a non-stick pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Once the pan is heated, add your patties and let them cook for 5-6 minutes each side until they golden.

Your fritters are ready to serve with yoghurt or some tahini!

Enjoy 😉.

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

Protein Packed Quinoa Patties

Happy Monday guys!

If you haven’t seen it on Instagram yet, I announced over the weekend that I will be taking care of the Instagram account and the FittyGalz blog. Yasmine and I both agreed on this decision and are still very much friends.

So hi guys, Soso here! Coming at you with a marvelous new protein packed recipe! So easy to make, perfect for meal preps and so delicious! It will take you around 30 minutes to prepare with 35 minutes cooking time, but will last you for the week! You can even freeze it up to 1 month – Literally THE perfect recipe you guys!

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Ingredients

40g quinoa (uncooked weight)

4 mushrooms

Handful of spinash

2 eggs 🥚

3 tbsp oat flour

30g cheese 🧀 of choice

Spices: 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder

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Method

Pre-heat your oven to 180°.

Cook your quinoa according to package instructions.

In a pan, add sliced mushrooms and spinach. Cook on a medium heat until the mushrooms get golden and spinach cooks completely.

In a bowl, start by mixing the eggs with a whisk. Add in your cooked quinoa, the mushroom/spinach mix, the flour, cheese and spices. Give it all a good stir and make sure everything is well combined.

Form patties in your hands and add them to a greased baking tray.

Put in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

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& enjoy 😉.

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

The FittyGalz 1 year Anniversary Recipe Book – FREE 5 Recipes under 450 calories!

You guys! 1 whole year, 365 days since the FittyGalz account has been created and that we shared our first post ever!

Before creating Fittygalz, Yasmine and I were on a quest to lose weight and have been on a weight loss journey since 2014 – at the end of 2016 after successfully losing weight, life happened and we put some pounds right back on. Needless to say we needed to go back to “dieting”. But that word just didn’t feel right, we did not want to diet, we didn’t want to restrict ourselves to specific foods and we wanted to enjoy life no matter what!

And so the research began! We were looking into the healthy scene, read a few books, watched documentaries and most importantly: LISTENED to our BODIES. I can’t even stress to you guys how IMPORTANT that is.

Long story short, we started prioritizing healthy foods, cooking from scratch and NOT restricting ourselves. Every day, Yasmine and I used to ask each others “What did you eat today?” and we were inspiring each others with recipes, tips and tricks and everything in between.

You get it, from there we asked ourselves “Why not create an Instagram page where we share this with everyone” and so, on March 29, 2018 FittyGalz was born!

And what a year it has been! We met so many incredible people, our community has grown in ways we NEVER thought it would, the support and encouragement is so heart warming and our creativity and love for the healthy life/mind industry has just grown tremendously.

To thank you for always being here for us, I’ve written a little book of recipes for you guys, that includes 5 recipes under 450 calories!

The ingredients used are affordable, easily obtainable and cheap. And because I’m a sweetheart I made two versions: French & English.

Come on then, get downloading! 😉

English version: The Fitty Anniversary – 5 recipes under 450 calories – English version

  French version: The French Fitty Anniversary – 5 recettes à moins de 450 calories

Don’t forget to let me know what you think, your feedback is truly appreciated and will help me create more meal plans/recipes for you guys!

Much love from Yasmine and I,

The FittyGalz x

The Creamiest Avocado/Tahini Sauce

I have been literally OBSESSED with this recipe lately and any excuse to use it I’m up for it! This is the creamiest, most delicious, decadent, nutrient dense avocado sauce recipe you will ever try!

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Ingredients

1/2 avocado 🥑

1 garlic clove

1 heaped tsp tahini sauce

3 tbsp milk

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp cumin

Handful of cilantro

15g parmesan cheese 🧀

Method

Put everything in a food processor and blend until you get a creamy texture.

You might want to add some water for the right consistency.

And that’s literally it you guys! I put the sauce on sweet potato toasts  with some roasted chickpeas and spread the sauce on top – literally SO GOOD! 

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

 

Banana Pancakes

Easiest pancake recipe that is so easy to make and tastes like a delight! So healthy, no refined sugars, high proteins and just SO TASTY! They are also very filling – 3 pancakes are more than enough for a hearty breakfast!

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Honestly guys go get your eggs and bananas and let start cooking!

Ingredients

For 8 pancakes

4 eggs

3 ripe bananas

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp oat flour

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Method

Start by mashing up the bananas with a fork. Add in the the eggs and stir well with a whisk.

Add in the oats and cinnamon and give it a good stir.

Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Pour around 2-3 tbsp of your mixture on the pan.

Let cook until golden and flip. It should take about 3 mins each side.

Serve with yoghurt/ricotta, red berries, honey and some extra cinnamon.

SO.GOOD!

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

We’ve never done Gluten Free muffins before but here we go! Out first try was with chickpea flour and it was a success! The texture is really chewy, it has a nutty taste to it and the sugars from the banana and blueberries only makes it better! We definitely recommend that you guys try out this amazing recipe!

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Ingredients

150g chickpea flour

50g almond powder

1 tsp baking powder

2 ripe bananas

1 tsp vanilla extract

50g blueberries

1 natural yoghurt

30g of walnuts

Method

Pre-heat your oven to 180°

In a bowl start by mixing the chickpea flour, the almond powder, baking powder and walnuts.

In another bowl mash the bananas and add in all remaining ingredients. Give it a good stir until everything is combined.

Pour the content into the first bowl and mix well until you get a thick-ish texture.

Transfer into a baking tray and place in the oven for 30 mins.

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Don’t forget to enjoy 😉!

Until the next recipe,

FittyGalz x