A Quick easy healthy lunch idea!

So what do you do when you had one of those crazy hectic days but you still want to eat healthy at work? First of all, you read this blog: quick easy healthy lunch idea!

 

Sometimes you have those kind of hectic days more than others but that’s okay. So even though it’s much cheaper to prep it yourself at home, sometimes you just quick have to go to the grocery store the day before or on that same day to have a quick easy healthy lunch.

 

From my previous blogs  you can see that I always prepare my food in a good way so personally, I don’t like to spend my hard earned money just knowing I have some food at home. But having said that, even I sometimes fall into the trap of being unprepared 🙂

 

So that’s why I have written this blog, so the next time you need to buy something healthy but you can’t find something healthy,just go to my website and check out this quick easy healthy lunch idea blog to remind you of some great, simple ideas😊

 

This quick easy healthy lunch idea is so easy you might think; wow why haven’t I thought about this or why don’t I do this more often.

 

So let’s crack on, not too much chit chat and let me show you a quick easy healthy lunch idea!

 


So what to pick if you need to make a quick decision in the grocery shop? 

Already prepped salad

Avocado
Pack of olives
Cherry tomatoes
Lemon
Some whole wheat bread or microwave brown rice


So what’s next?

Salads are already in a bowl so the only thing you need to do is cut the avocado in chunks and throw it in the salad bowl

Add the olives and the cherry tomatoes

Cut the lemon in half and juice it over the salad for a healthy dressing

Eat it with some of the brown rice or whole wheat bread

And people that’s it! If you don’t want to buy junk outside on the streets and still want to eat healthy: here you go a quick easy healthy lunch idea!


And today’s Headliner ingredient of the day is? 

Olives

When I was younger I could not understand how people could eat olives, for me it was just sour grapes nothing more nothing less.
I can’t remember when it was, I think it was when I met my wife and she ate olives that I started to eat olives but boy oh boy when I started to get the hang of it, it was a done deal. I can literally now eat a whole pack of olives in 1 go..easy😊


Did you know?

1. That olive is a powerhouse of antioxidants, Studies have shown that eating olives can raise the levels of glutathione which is a powerful             oxidant in the blood.
2. Olives are fruits
3. Olives have an antioxidant called Tyrosol which helps prevent heart disease
4. That they support your cardiovascular health
5. That they are great for your eyes and skin

For more information check out these website’s 

SA olives industry associations’ website

Why you should olives every day, a doctor explains


I hope you enjoyed this blog and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me; I’m here to help you. If you have any feedback please let me know so I can improve myself helping you achieving and enjoying your goals.

God Bless

 

Mitchell Balker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder of: healthy easy breakfast prep! blog
Founder of the website: https://healthyfoodplanning.com/
Email: mb@healthyfoodplanning.com

One of the best carrot juice recipe ever!

I always used to love drinking the juice ACE drink from the Lidle. I could easily down a whole pack, especially after a good sports session. So Just a couple of days ago that memory came back to me and I was thinking: why don’t I make it myself and share this best carrot juice recipe ever.

 

So I went to the grocery store got myself some carrots, oranges, lemons, honey and the rest was history! You know that thought when you have cooked something really good and you’re just surprised by yourself, that was exactly how I felt!

 

Not only is it delicious but the colour itself is like a slap in your face of all the healthy good stuff 😊

 

So with this blog ‘one of the best carrot juice recipe ever’ I will make sure all you juice lovers have a simple, relaxed read about one of the best carrot juice recipe ever.

So let’s crack on, not too much chit chat and let me guide you through one of the best carrot juice ever blog😊 


 

Check out my review on one of the best blenders out there

 

Serves 2 

Prep time- 5 min

Blend- a couple of seconds


What do you need?

 

2 Carrots

2 oranges

Half of a lemon juice

Honey

Water

Ice – if you look you’re juice really cold


First step prep time 

 

Cut the carrot in small chunks (depending how powerful your blender. If it’s not too powerful cut the chunks even smaller

Get the skin of the oranges and cut the oranges in big chunks

Cut the lemon in half and only use 1 half and squeeze the juice into a cup

 

How easy was that 🙂 OK on to the next step


2nd step

 

If ice preferred: insert some ice cubes into the blender cup

Insert the carrots and the oranges in the blender cup

Add water, honey and lemon juice into the blender cup


3rd step

 

Blend it all for a couple of seconds, taste it and that’s it baby! All done!

If you feel something is missing maybe you like it sourer or sweeter just add it to it and that’s it.

 

Check out my review on one of the best blenders out there


Something interesting before you go: 

Cut or break a carrot in two and look what the inside of a carrot looks like, exactly like an eye pupil! You never paid attention to that huh, now you know:)

Carrots are rich in Vitamin A which promotes eye health so keep drinking:)


So there you have it one of the best carrot juices recipes ever. I hope you guys enjoy this juice just like I do because I can’t get enough of it. Definitely one of my favorites!

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m here to help you. if you have any feedback please let me know so I can improve myself helping you achieving and enjoying your goals.

God Bless,

 

Mitchell Balker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author of the blog: One of the Best carrot recipe ever

Founder of the website: https://healthyfoodplanning.com/

Email: mb@healthyfoodplanning.com

 

 

 

Healthy easy breakfast prep idea!

 

Because this website is all about healthy food planning, this one is a must! A healthy easy breakfast prep! Love it 🙂

 

We really live in the era of information so some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day while other disagree with that, but for me and many a healthy easy breakfast prep is a must no matter what. If I don’t eat in the morning I don’t leave the house 🙂

 

A healthy easy breakfast prep is not hard at all. Again it’s all about preparing your meals and I will show you how to.

 

So let’s crack on, not too much chit chat and let me show you 2 easy healthy meal ideas


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When to prep?

Pick 1 day and cut everything in the smaller parts or do it all the evening before

 

What do you need?

Broccoli

Celery

1 orange for each day

 

Unsalted mix nuts

Water

Honey

Food storage containers

Check out my review on one of the blenders out there


Next step 

 

Cut the heads of the broccoli, cut it in small chunks wash it off and put it in a container

 

Peel off all the celery stalks, wash them all off and start cutting in same size chunks and put them in a container

 

Peel off the oranges and cut the oranges into 4 chunks

 

Insert some of the broccoli, celery, oranges with some water and honey to the cup and start blending it.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Next step

Pour it all into a Glass and enjoy it with a handful of mix nuts

 

And that’s it

 

And there you have it a very quick healthy snack which you can enjoy every day of the week, how easy is that:)


 

And today Headliner ingredient of the day is?

 

Broccoli 

Love Broccoli! As the most of us as a kid I hated it but now I have it every day😊

You can use it raw in a smoothie or when I have it in a meal I love to steam it very short so you don’t lose all the good stuff (like vitamins, minerals etc.)

And it’s quite cheap as well I bought yesterday one for just £0,45 from the Sainsburys how cool is that a green explosion of vitamins, minerals etc. for that money how cool is that😊

 

Did you know/Benefits

 

  • That there is a purple broccoli? Never tried it but it’s true
  • Broccoli originated in Italy around 2000 years ago
  • 1 cup of broccoli will get you your daily requirement vitamin C
  • Broccoli is a superfood
  • That you can eat the stalk as well? Yes its true its full of the good stuff so don’t throw it away but throw it in your blender – That was a really corny line sorry😊

 

 

 

Interesting facts 

 

In 2013 President Obama said broccoli is his favorite vegetable. You see like minded people think alike😊

 

 

So there you have it a healthy easy breakfast prep! made easy just for you:)

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m here to help you. if you have any feedback please let me know so I can improve myself helping you achieving and enjoying your goals.

 

God Bless

 

Mitchell Balker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder of: healthy easy breakfast prep! blog

Founder of the website: https://healthyfoodplanning.com/

Email: mb@healthyfoodplanning.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple baby food ideas

Simple baby food ideas, I’m sure you love it already!

 

All credit for this blog goes to my wife because she organized everything perfectly. She came up with simple baby food ideas to make sure that when our little one was 6 months old (the age that they are allowed to have solid food) she was eating healthy every single day.

 

So that inspired me to write this blog about simple baby food ideas! And that’s what we want in this life right? Simple and easy to make baby food ideas.

 

The result of our weaning strategy, is a beautiful, happy toddler who loves food and not just sweet food but literally eating all of her vegetables like it’s a sorbet ice cream😊

 

So let’s crack on, not too much chit chat and let me guide you through this simple baby food ideas blog😊


Baby food ideas number 1- Blend,steam and freeze your baby food  

Check out my review on the Tommee Tippee baby food steamer,blender

 

Fruit and vegetables

 

Why?

  1. By steaming fruit and vegetables for your young babies, you kill the bacteria’s so you can be sure your baby will only get the best food in her tummy.
  2. It is going to save you a lot of time.
  3. It’s going to save you money (got your attention now huh😊 )

 

 

Instructions

  •    My wife would first buy a lot of fruits and vegetables, which you can get really cheap from the market (check out one of my blogs of this)
  •    She would wash everything and then it all in blend size chunks
  •    My wife would then steam, blend it in our Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steam Blender (check out my review about this awesome machine       from Amazon where I will explain exactly how to do it)
  •    Once everything is done, she would use an empty ice cube tray which you have in different sizes and which you can buy very cheap in your     poundshop or dollarshop
  •    Once frozen she would then get freezer bags and mix things up, for example, one bag with a banana cubes and a beetroot cubes or a bag     with pear and kale cubes

And there you have it, just get the bags out of the freezer a day before consumption and warm it up it up in the microwave. If you don’t want to use the microwave, try the Bain Marie method to warm up the food.

 

Check out my review on the Tommee Tippee baby food steamer,blender

 

This is what you can do with vegetables, fruit and chicken. My wife would just put it in the oven and then blend it in the blender and freeze it the same way.

How easy is that! And again this will save you a lot of time and money, just get out of the freezer what you need and warm it up😊


Baby food ideas number 2-Delicious baby breakfast 

 

Now you know you have fruits in the freezer, so you can get them out of the freezer the day before and warm them up with your baby porridge. Trust me, your little baby will love it😊


Baby food idea number 3- Start with bitter vegetables first 

 

A lot of times parents start with sweet fruits as the first solid food for their babies, which is not bad because its healthy. The only danger with this is that your little one gets used early to that sweet flavor.

 

And once they get used to that sweet flavor, it’s harder to get them used to bitter vegetables like spinach, kale and avocado for example.


 

And there you have it: simple baby food ideas!

 

I would definitely recommend the steam and blend method. You will have so much healthy self-made food in-house so you will know exactly what you’re giving your little one. Check out my review on the Tommee Tippee baby food steamer,blender

 

 


I hope you enjoyed reading this blog!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m here to help you. if you have any feedback please let me know so I can improve myself helping you achieving and enjoying your goals in life.

God Bless,

 

Mitchell Balker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author of the blog: Simple baby food ideas

Founder of the website: https://healthyfoodplanning.com/

Email: mb@healthyfoodplanning.com

 

 

So the question is: Which foods are superfoods?

 

You might have it heard and read about it so many times: SUPERFOODS! But what are superfoods and like the title says: which foods are superfoods?

 

That was my question as well so that’s why my long journey started to go on a mission and find out which foods are superfoods

 

So first of all what are superfoods? According to Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS certified doctor of natural medicine, chiropractic, and clinical nutritionist ( Man I want a title like that😊) Superfoods are foods which are more nutrient-dense than other foods in their categories. So they stand more out then ordinary. So they are higher in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,so they give your body the more nutrients your body need.

 

And there goes all my energy wasting thinking that superfoods are like the super incredible vitamins which you can only find on Mars in a cave😊

 

So please next time you hear or read super foods just think about Superfoods are foods which are more nutrient-dense than other foods in their categories but the commercial industry just likes to hype it up with the name SUPERFOODS!

So let’s crack on, not too much chit chat and let me show you 5 super foods and their benefits 

 


 

So in this blog, I will discuss 5 foods which I love which are described as superfoods:

Cacao

Kale

Sweet potatoes

Blueberries

Goji berries

 


Cacao  

  • Its crazy high in antioxidants
  • It may energize you
  • It threats diarrhea
  • It optimizes your energy level naturally

 


Goji berries 

Did you know that: 

  • They can prevent diabetes
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Add energy level and performance
  • Promote healthy skin

 


Sweet potatoes 

 

 

Did you know that:

  • Are great for your skin so you can look younger and say stop to a saggy skin
  • Sleeping problems no worries because of the choline in sweet potatoes is enough to get you knocked out😊
  • Sweet potatoes may help control a healthy blood pressure and protect against cancer
  • May help reduce arthritis pain

 


Blueberries 

Did you know that:

  • Blueberries are the King of antioxidant foods.
  • According to a study from the university in reading blueberries is a great brain food thanks to its abundance of antioxidants called flavonoids.
  • Combat aging because they help damage done by toxins and free radicals.

 


Kale  

Did you know that:

 

  • Kale is the among the world’s best sources of vitamin C
  • A cup of raw kale contains more vitamin C than a whole orange
  • Kale can help lower cholesterol
  • Kale is a good source of calcium which is great for your bone health
  • You can make delicious chips of kale ( see recipes http://ohsheglows.com/2014/03/12/6-tips-for-flawless-kale-chips-all-dressed-kale-chips-recipe/

 


Sources:

superfoods.html

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/superfoods/6-reasons-you-need-to-eat-more-sweet-potatoes

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/281438.php

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-goji-berry-or-wolfberry.html

https://draxe.com/goji-berry-benefits/


So there you have it people my So the question is ? which are superfoods?

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m here to help you. if you have any feedback please let me know so I can improve myself helping you achieving and enjoying your goals in life.

 

God Bless,

 

Mitchell Balker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author of the blog: So the questions is: which foods are super foods?

Founder of the website: https://healthyfoodplanning.com/

Email: mb@healthyfoodplanning.com

 

Gousto healthy food box delivery review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to order

Name: Gousto

Get 25% off your first month with this code – PROMO25M

Price: Range from £ 24,99 up to £47,75 per box

My rating: 8 out of 10


This Gousto healthy food box delivery review is made out of love for all ya’ll busy, people who need help, no worry I got you 🙂

 

No, but seriously this is a great product. Like you know me  I’m all about that healthy food planning because it’s just a great way of still eating healthy in this crazy hectic world. So I had to do a review about this healthy food box delivery

 

We all know that at some point we always catch ourselves saying: what shall we eat this week or weekend!

 

But no worries like I said: I got you on this, so sit back, make yourself comfortable and enjoy this Gousto healthy food box delivery review


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So what is Gousto?  

Short and simple: Gousto is recipe box company which delivers fresh measured ingredients with the very easy recipe instructions, ready to cook right to your, how cool is that

 

So how does it works?

Very easy!

 

  • Choose the box that you want- You have a box for 2 or the family box for 4- The family box works out for 2 adults and 2-3 children
  • Choose recipes- every week in-house chefs create healthy and delicious meals to choose- You can choose until a max of 4 recipes (but you need at least 2 recipes in your box in order to check out)
  • Receive the box- Fresh ingredients get delivered free to your home, how cool is that
  • And all you do is cook- No worries with these super easy and fun instructions it’s suitable for all levels of experience

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What will you get in your box?  

Perfectly, fresh measured ingredients portion

 

Variety of easy- to- follow recipe cards

 

2-4 servings per recipes- Kids just need a half per servings

 

Ice tick cool pack to keep all the ingredients fresh

 

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Who is it for? 

 

For everyone with a busy lifestyle who have absolutely no time to plan their meals

 

For people who are bored of eating the same thing over and over again and want to something new every week

 

For everyone who loves and appreciates good food

 

Click here to order


Pros: 

You save a lot of time on planning your food and come up with new ideas

Free delivery to your doorsteps so no hassle in going to the grocery stores anymore

Fresh ingredients from trusted suppliers so no wasted foods

Variety of recipes so never again same meals

Super easy to follow recipes instructions for all levels so everyone can do it

Every week new recipes to choose from

No commitment to it, you can sign up or cancel it when you want


Click here to order

 

Cons:

Depends what your budget but it can be expensive if you want this to be delivered every week

Quite a lot of plastic packaging in the box

For a well-experienced person in the kitchen you might not always agree with the recipe instructions but of course, this is a personal opinion.

 

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Conclusion

 

So my conclusion on gousto? If you are a person who is very busy but still wants to eat healthy and has absolutely no time to plan their meals. Or someone who is sick and tired of eating the same dishes every week then Gousto is the one for you.

 

The concept is amazing while yet very simple it’s all about making life easier and enjoying very good ingredients 🙂

 

So there you have it my Gousto healthy food box delivery review, hope guys enjoyed it.

 

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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m here to help you. if you have any feedback please let me know so I can improve myself helping you achieving and enjoying your goals in life.

 

God Bless,

 

Mitchell Balker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author of the blog: Gousto healthy food box delivery review

Founder of the website: https://healthyfoodplanning.com/

Email: mb@healthyfoodplanning.com

Preparing baby food at home with the Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steam Blender review

Name: Tommee tippee baby food steamer blender 

Where to order: Amazon 

Price: £79,99

My ratings: 9 out of 10


 

Preparing baby food at home is not difficult at all and with the Tommee Tippee baby food steamer blender it’s even easier.

My wife and I love this machine and it made the whole preparing baby food at home so much easier for us.

It steams and blends the food at exactly the right temperature, you take what you need for the little one and the rest you just insert it to ice cube trays and pop it in the freezer for another time. I told you preparing baby food at home is easy😊

It’s so healthy and that’s what we want right for our little one! Nothing but the best. Our little girl is now already a toddler used to love her blended meals but again that’s quite easy as she is a Balker and we sure do love our food😊

So let’s crack on, not too much chit chat and let me guide you through this Preparing baby food at home with the Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steam Blender review 


So what exactly is the Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steam Blender?

 

In a nutshell, a steamer and blender in one which prepares the perfect meals for your little one😊

Where to order: Amazon


So how does it work? 

 

Very easy 

  • Cut whatever it is you want to blend in small chunks
  • Take out of the container and insert the chunks into the container. Put it back to the tommee tippee baby food steam blender and click it on lock
  • After this, you need to add 450 ml of water into the smaller hole where you first take the lid off on top of the tommee tippee baby food steam blender.
  • Then you click it until it locks
  • Then you follow the instructions – first, you steam it for 15 minutes and then you blend it for 2 min
  • Keep in mind you have 3 ways of doing this it’s up to you what you want to do at that particular time- You can steam, blend or both

Pros: 

 

  • It’s super easy to use, just pop in the plug and follow the instructions
  • It’s very hygienic
  • Its very easy to clean and you can store it away very easy
  • Easy to make more which you can store into the freezer
  • Easy to dismantle clean and store

 

Cons:

  • The sound can be very loud I must say- So  don’t plan a Skype meeting when you’re preparing food:)
  • The quantity of the container might be small for some of us

Where to order: Amazon


Conclusion: 

 

 

My conclusion on the Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steam Blender? I find it amazing and this will save you so much time and money. It’s not the cheapest but its so worth it. Definitely going to use this one for our 2nd baby too😊

Where to order: Amazon


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have it my Preparing baby food at home with the Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steam Blender review, hope guys enjoyed it😊

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m here to help you. if you have any feedback please let me know so I can improve myself helping you achieving and enjoying your goals in life.

 

God Bless,

 

Mitchell Balker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author of the blog: Preparing baby food at home with the Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steam Blender review

Founder of the website: https://healthyfoodplanning.com/

Email: mb@healthyfoodplanning.com