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4 keys to a happy diet

I believe there are a few fundamental keys to a good, ‘happy’ healthy diet, and instead of repeating myself so often, its time for me to finally write them down here. So here goes the summary. I will get into details in separate new posts. Stay tuned for more!  Continue reading “4 keys to a happy diet”

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The HUNGER Games

Should we ’embrace hunger’ to meet our fitness goals?

(is that really a question?)
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Going DUTCH -the healthy way

The Dutch Secret

With so much lycra around these days, stylish looking racing bikes, runners, power joggers and Organic supermarkets popping up like ‘paddenstoelen’ (toadstools) you’d think the whole country is on a health kick.  Continue reading “Going DUTCH -the healthy way”

AweSummer Smoothies!


Some recipes are just too good AND good looking to keep from the world(wideweb)….

Presenting: THE BERRYCADO BLIZZARD

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Savory FlameCookies!

Fame cookiesForget the heavy calorie pizza-bombs, I bring you the next best thing: Healthy, Lean, Light Flame Cookies! Good as a snack, for lunch or dinner.

-lean-healthy-spelt/farrow wheat-fast (20 minutes)
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2015 Resolution Retry: 3 tips

new-years-resolutionsI’m not a ‘New Years resolutions’- type of girl. But hey, for many of us a fixed term or date actually works to start something good. And the start is usually the easiest.

So, the first month of 2015 is over now. Did you have resolutions but gave up on them already? No worries, you still have 11 more months to try again ; ). And summer is coming up (also a good motivator). You don’t need a New Years Eve to start something good. If you gave up already, theres no reason not to do a ‘Retry’.

Some people have asked me what I find is the best way to lose weight, stay motivated and disciplined.  So here are 3 tips for your Retry in the next 11 months: Continue reading “2015 Resolution Retry: 3 tips”

Spinach & minced meat ‘salad’

photo (19)Here’s another fast, healthy and tasty dinner/lunch recipe, this time with a hint of Arab cuisine.

This is a fresh recipe: Summerstyle (still some summer to go!) and will take you no longer than 20 minutes to prepare!

 

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Oatmeal Cranberry Choco Crunchy Cookies

image (2) Okay so here’s another delicious and healthy recipe you can stuff yourself with (well.. dont go too far, that’s never good):

Oatmeal cookies with… cranberries, chocolate, peanut(butter), banana and.. read on >>>

(Glutenfree & -refined- sugarfree) Continue reading “Oatmeal Cranberry Choco Crunchy Cookies”

bonbon balls & brownies

healthy bonbons

*last moment xmas dinner tip!*

For carefree bonbon munching; try out this easy and yummy recipe. Goes great with Xmas-afters (liquor & coffee) too  ; ) 

 

No baking, gluten-free, vegan, no refined sugars, low fat

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Fast Food! -my practical grocery & cooking ‘rituals’

*DISAGREE*
*DISAGREE*

Who says fast food is unhealthy? Healthy cooking can be fast too! It’s why I love my wok!

Cooking during the week: like all of us busy-bodies, I like it easy, fast and practical. Healthy. AND TASTY!

It’s why I ALWAYS have some basic ingredients in the kitchen to rely on… and have my ways to make sure I’m not spending too much time trying to figure out what I want for dinner in the first place.

Just sharing what works for me: it might help you with your own grocery-kitchen rituals ; )

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Bad Ass Breakfast? -try quinoa and amaranth

QuinoaThere are so many reasons to avoid refined sugars, saturated fats and ‘fast carbs’ (for health and weight loss). Trying to avoid them will make you realise you find them in nearly every (packaged) product.

And if you don’t eat bread and prefer to keep the egg-breakfasts to the weekends like me, you’ll wonder what IS a good breakfast. We can’t live on only fruit.

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Gluten (-free diet?)

The after dinner dip. Too much gluten?
The ‘after dinner dip’; Too much gluten?

We Europeans are starting to catch up with the U.S.’ anti-gluten hype; I’m noticing more and more people are interested. Over here, the gluten-free diet has been associated with health freaks (and of course people with gluten allergy), but word is spreading the gluten-free diet is the way to energetic health and weight loss (making it more popular). But is it, really?

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Friday; fishday! (or; Omega 3 day!)

Vanitas still life, 1662
A vanitas still life shows a story or sends a message through symbols. This one tells about a life of travel and knowledge (globe and book), but also enjoyment (fallen wine glass, the flute). Notice death (skull) is peeking around the corner though. -no fish in this picture; this life-story wasnt about sobriety (or health)

Some of us will remember our grandparents having the custom of eating fish on fridays. Some families still do. It’s a religious thing. I guess religion can be very healthy *wink* Continue reading “Friday; fishday! (or; Omega 3 day!)”

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