Way back in Seventh Heaven, Galway ’99, the only food you were allowed to prepare as a waitress was Guacamole.(We also had permission to scoop ice-cream into dishes and pour pepper sauce over chips for post midnight punters, but it wasn’t half as involved.) The secret ingredient to our guacamole was fresh pre-prepped salsa from the chef’s kitchen, but we were serious in our measuring out and took pride in the finished result, yes I’m referring to you Sarah O’Toole! Despite cleaning Guacamole off tables nightly, Avocados remain top of my desert island food list.
Avocados are fibre-rich, and help to lower bad cholesterol. They also contain less calories per serving than butter and mayonnaise, and are great on crackers. That’s a fact! For more interesting info on Avocados see: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9744/11-fun-facts-about-avocados.html
Back to 2014….Angie Jenkins is an amazing personal trainer inRathgar, Dublin 6, and at Corporate Locations. Integrating workouts with healthy eating and Yoga/Pilates, she believes that “good health isn’t just about exercise, equally important is the food you eat and the way you live.” If you have a regular exercise routine but you’re not seeing changes physically, chances are you need to improve your diet, as “you can’t out-train a bad diet!”
If you want to eat healthier, look and feel better, Angie’s ‘Peak Condition Project’ Cookbook is a good place to start. Full of recipes that are tasty, as well as healthy and easy to make, it’s available here: http://www.fit4life.ie/pages/products1.
The three recipes below are easy to make, and taste delicious. Ifyou have a good recipe for some dairy/wheat/sugar-free pita bread to go with it, please let me know!
14. Guacamole (As you can see from the scribbles, last time I made these was over a year ago!)
15. Kale Crisps (normally I’d fry them up, so this was a new approach, nearly as good as the Sweet potato Fries)
Easy to make: 10/10
Toddler Friendly: Salsa 0/10, Guacamole 10/10 (with less chilli and an extra avocado), Kale Crisps: 0/10
Images courtesy of:
Guacamole – http://www.inspiredtaste.net
Avocados – http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9744/11-fun-facts-about-avocados.html
Peak Condition Project Cookbook – http://www.fit4life.ie
Salsa Dancers – dancerposts.wordpress.com