A few of my favourite maternity activewear pieces …

  When I was pregnant with Cruz I struggled to find activewear for my growing bump and breasts haha. I shopped at a few of my favourite activewear stores and was sad that they didn’t provide for the pregnant mumma. They just offered the “bigger sizes” in the “looser styles” to me. Which was fine in some cases, but not always as sometimes the sizes wouldn’t fit my body shape. For example, to big in the the arms and but, or to tight round the belly, or to tight on the boobs. I felt that feeling comfortable and supported while being active, weaher it be HIIT, yoga or just walking it was an absolute must for me. I felt more motivated to move when I was putting on the activewear that fit correctly.

  This time round I decided I was going to treat myself and just go out and get some proper maternity activewear to exercise in. Being a blogger I purchased some pieces for my maternity active wardrobe but I also collaborated with  some amazing labels too. 

I thought I would put together a list of some of the amazing maternity/breastfeeding active labels and pieces I have worn throughout this pregnancy.

 

Krew Active – @krewactive

My favourites from their collection are;

Cleo Express Feeder in Purple Obsession

Cleo Express Feeder in Pink Fever

Active 3/4 Harem Pant in Light Grey

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Hello Monday Active – @hellomonday_active

My favourites from their collection are;

essentials T – stripes

essentials crop – animal abstract

essentials crop – black


The Ten Active@the.ten.active

My favourites from their collection are;

The Ally 3/4 length tights

The Kim full length tights 

XOthree – @xothreeactive

My favourites from their collection are;

Aria Bra – low impact

Tilly Jane Bra – medium impact

Foxy Bra – high impact


@cadenshae

My favourites from their collection are;

Smoothie Crop

Classic 3/4 legging

Causal hoodie fresh

Pop Maternity – @popmaternity 

My favourites from their collection are;

Blue POP singlet

Galaxy Capri Tights

 

MummActiv – @mummactiv

My favourites from their collection are;

Classic Nursing Singlet

3/4 Pregnancy and postpartum leggings

Fertile Mind – @fertilemind

My favourites from their collection are;

Enji Activewear 3/4 tights 

  These brands and pieces I have shared are just a few of my favourites. I think it’s fantastic that there is a market out there for staying active during pregnancy. It doesn’t matter what you are doing to move your body, it can be as simple as stretching or walking or as high impact as you like. All our bodies are different. We want the best for our growing bump, so do what you feel is right for your baby and your body. 

  I have walked every day of my pregnancy, trained at HIIT AUSTRALIA till 21 weeks, did yoga at home on you tube and tried a few pregnancy workout booklets, so I feel I have truly tested the Activewear to its limits. I am currently just walking, light weights and doing yoga at home at 36 weeks and I feel that is more than enough for my body now. 

 Thank you for reading. I hope you find the list helpful. Let me know your thoughts. 

Lots of love,

Alice In Healthyland xo

www.instagram.com/aliceinhealthyland

Teoni Kelk #showtherealyou


Hmmmm now where do I start with this big, big list of why I wanted you to get to know my good friend Teoni? Arghhh so many reasons why! She is so so kind, she is a kick arse weight lifter, a dream chaser, has a huge heart, shredded 26kg, knows how to make anyone smile and has gained so much more confidence in herself since I have met her, that it will just rub of on you! Surround yourself with positive people and they will lift you higher right? Heck Yes Teoni makes me feel like I can take on the world when I am with her.
I met Teoni at Hiit Australia just a few years ago, we were both doing the 8 Week Challenge. I could see the determination in her eyes and the passion for her new found love HEALTH + FITNESS. I knew I wanted to hang out with this girl as she instantly inspired be to be a better version of myself. Every morning we would meet up at 4am before the 5am class to do our fat burning walk before class. I soon got to know her and learnt about how she had turned her life around for the better. As the weeks went on, she kept on smashing goals and her smile got bigger and I had found someone that shared very similar dreams to me. I had to snatch her up as my bestie! 

A few years on and I call Teoni a best friend (yay I did it). She is one of my bridesmaids and I know she has my back whenever I need her. Always answers the phone and always would be over my house within minutes if I needed her! What a friend right?

Sit back with a cup of tea, maybe a healthy alternative to wine haha and enjoy the next five minutes with my girl Teoni Kelk.
Teoni, do you think you could share a little bit about yourself?
I’m 29 and for the last few years I have a new found love for the gym, fitness and health after being overweight/obese for most of my life.


You are one inspiring woman turning your life around to live a healthier lifestyle. Tell us more about your weight loss journey?
I was my heaviest at the age of about 20 I was 94 kgs (I’m only 165 cms) – was very unfit, unhappy, uncomfortable and lazy. It has taken me a long time to get to my current weight (approx. 68 kgs) and maintain it.


When was that moment in your life you thought yes there is no going back! What drives you to continue along this path?
I don’t think for me there has ever been a significant point. For me it’s about being the best version of myself and feeling comfortable in my own skin.

What are some of the challenges you have faced along the way?
I have definitely relapsed back into old ways a few times. My issue was more that I ate too much rather than indulging in things like chocolates, chips etc. I love food too much!

Favourite quote or mantra?
She turned her cant’s into cans and her dreams into plans.

When you need daily inspiration to keep going, which influencers on Instagram to look too?
I wouldn’t say that most of my inspiration comes from Instagram – I love following you of course Alice…you’ve always got a new creation that I want to make and Sophie Guidolin is fantastic on Snap Chat.
My inspiration mostly comes from the girls I train with day in and day out. We push each other at gym, discuss meal prep ideas/recipes and enjoy going out to breakfasts etc. Surrounding yourself with people that have similar goals helps to keep on track.


Favourite active wear? Being one of my nest friends I already know this answer .. haha
Lorna Jane – it’s rare you will see me working out in anything else. I love that the leggings last forever and I don’t have to worry about half the gym seeing my underwear through my pants whilst at the squat rack. They may not be cheap but they are worth every cent.


How many runners do you own? Not often I see you in the same pair.
I think on last count I had 14 pairs. My favourites are the Nike 4.0 Fly-Knits. My latest pair are Nike Zooms – still wearing them in and they may soon be a favourite. For the ladies who have smaller feet (up to a size 7 or 8) have a look in the kids section next time you need joggers – you may be pleasantly surprised at you can fit kids shoes and they are much cheaper.


If you could whisper something to someone starting out their new journey, what would you tell them?
If I was speaking to someone who wanted to lose weight, I would say that it’s so important to eat and not starve yourself. Create a maintainable lifestyle for yourself. I try to eat very well Monday to Friday but on the weekends I like to go out and socialise. Of course in doing so you won’t always want to eat chicken and salad but try to take the healthier option where possible – opt for grilled fish instead of crumbed or battered, avoid the hash browns at breakfast etc.
I’m such a believer in a good exercise routine also. We all have different schedules and budgets to stick to but there are a couple of activities that are always free…walking and running. Walk to the water, do some stair climbing, run to get your groceries and organise a lift home. I often go walking at lunch, after work with friends that have babies and school aged kids or go on the weekends – the time flies by as you chat and walk and it doesn’t feel like exercise to me.


Favourite cheat meal?
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day…I love heading out with the girls on a Saturday after a big workout and then breakfast. I love Acai Bowls, Haloumi and Coco Whip – If any of those are incorporated I’m a happy girl.  I always make sure I train before having a big cheat meal.


Healthy recipe or food you would love to share?
One of my favourite meal bases at the moment is the Woollies Macro Organic pasta sauce. You can create so many different meals with it – Clean lasagne, spaghetti bolognese, marinara, use it on a wrap for a pizza sauce, clean chicken parmy or meatballs.

How can I get my family to eat more vegies? By Hollie Kempton. 

How can I get my family to eat more vegies?



I don’t want to convert people to any specific diet but I am here to give you vital information and ideas to improve your health. I hope to get you thinking and planning ways to incorporate more whole plant based foods in your diet.

I want you to feel good about what you eat and enjoy the benefits of healthy eating. Remember; always respect those that choose to eat differently to you as we are all on our own paths. But I do want you to take charge of your health and leave the fear of being judged behind you.

I know you are thinking…..that sounds great but how do I talk my family into eating and enjoying their vegies?

I am not a parent, but I take my hat off to the mother who holds her head high and does not give in to a tantrum. It is a hard job and to all the parents out there sometimes you just have to learn to float rather than flourish.

I do not protest to be a child expert but being a teacher and a health and nutrition coach I have spent my fair share of time around the youth and have learnt a sneaky trick or two. Some of the strategies that I am about to suggest will not always work and may require the patience of a saint but none the less give them a crack and see what works for you. If you don’t have success dust yourself off knowing that at least you tried your best.

Lead by example. Children are copy cats they pick up comments made by their parents. I urge all you parents out there not to say “yuck I hate carrots”. They want your approval and to be like you and in no time at all they will not want carrots either. Always give your children options, maybe they would like to serve their own vegetables or salad after they see you do the same. You are the role model of good behaviour so always use positive language around healthy food. Don’t talk about diets and kilojoules just food that gives you energy and makes you happy and healthy and food that you only eat sometimes or at parties.

Trick them if you must…..Sorry kids and fussy spouses it is for your own good.
Zoodles mixed with noodles. Zoodles are an excellent way to get your children to consume more green vegetables without noticing a taste difference. If you have a spiraliser at home older children could help to prepare them and mix them through pasta before serving.

Green pancakes. These are a Dr Suess inspired breakfast. Add spinach to your pancake batter in the blender or grate zucchini into pancakes to up the vegie content of any breakfast. Kids like weird and wonderful colours and you can get very creative with names like “monster pancakes” and “green goblin breakfast.”

Grating extra goodies into Bolognese. When making a hearty bolognese sauce you can add grated carrot, grated zucchini and lentils. These will not impact the taste of the final product and most kids and fussy partners will be none the wiser. I also like to add lots of herbs as they too are wonderful for flavour and packed full of antioxidants.

Zucchini in porridge. This one is not just for the kids as I also like to add grated zucchini to add bulk to my breakfast and amp up my intake of vegetables at all meals. If your children are fussy just peel the zucchini so that they can’t detect it in their porridge.

Carrot cake oats. This is one of my favourite recipes for breakfast and is also super simple to prepare just grate some carrot and add dates to sweeten with some cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of nutmeg. It is a whole food and super healthy breakfast that will fuel you through till lunch time. These worked with my friend’s daughter who called them “bunny oats”.

Grow some lettuce and tomatoes. Kids love nothing more than seeing that they can grow their own vegies. If they grow it and harvest it they always want to eat it. I have grown tomatoes by drying seeds from the best tasting cherry tomatoes and planting them in an old yoghurt container with a clear lid. Keep it in a sunny spot like a kitchen window and give them a spray of water each day. When they start to grow to touch the lid, carefully take them outside and plant them in the garden. Children learn to be gentle, caring, patient and more sustainable.

Plastic knives for kids. These little inventions are fantastic to allow kids to be part of the food preparation while keeping all their ten fingers.

Make food fun. Remember that food needs to be fun for young children so let them make vegetable faces on homemade pizza or smear food through their tiny fingers. This ensures that they are learning about the world of food through tastes and textures and decreases fussy eating habits.

I have included my yummy Family Friendly Vegie Pie recipe to start sneaking in those extra vegies.

Because Alice is such a #inspiration I have included a limited time offer to anyone that would like to take charge of their health with some super special savings on one on one health and nutrition coaching with me.

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Remember no one is perfect but we can all make conscious decisions to affect our health and that of our loved ones in the most positive way.

Hippocrates was right when he said “Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
Family Friendly Vegie Pie

This recipe is always a family favourite. The deliciously creamy cauliflower mash can win over any fussy eater. I love making these pies when I have guests for dinner as they are served in their own little dish and look much more difficult than they really are.

Ingredients:

• 1 large onion (diced)

• 2 large carrots (diced)

• 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)

• 2 small eggplants (cut into 2cm cubes)

• 400g can of diced tomatoes

• 2 cups vegetable stock

• 1 cup red split lentils

• 2Tbsp tomato paste

 

Spices:

• 3tsp coriander seeds (grind in a mortar and pestle)

• 1tsp black peppercorns (grind up in a mortar and pestle)

• 2tsp cumin seeds

• 1tsp mustard seeds

• 1tsp ground turmeric

• 3cm piece of ginger (grated)

Pie topping:

• 650g cauliflower (approx. half a large cauliflower)

• ½ cup cashews soaked for 4 hours in water

• 1Tbsp nutritional yeast

• 1/3 cup soy or nut milk

Method:

1. Heat a large pot and add the onion stirring frequently, as the onion begins to soften add the carrot, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and black pepper.

2. Add the eggplant stirring constantly to ensure that the spices do not burn.

3. When the eggplant begins to soften, add the garlic, ginger, turmeric and stir well.

4. Add the can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable stock and lentils.

5. Bring to the boil and then simmer, stirring frequently until the lentils are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

6. You may need to add more stock if mixture is too dry.

7. While the mixture is simmering: Roughly chop the cauliflower and steam until soft.

8. Place the cauliflower in a blender, strain the cashews and add to the blender with the yeast and soy or nut milk.

9. Blend on high until a smooth consistency is achieved.

  

Want more from Hollie? 

www.poweredbyvegies.com.au
www.instagram.com/powderedbyvegies

Brittany Scala AKA @fashionable_fitmum #showtherealyou

I was so excited and practically  jumping for joy when Britney approached me to be part of my #showtherealyou segment. (It took me like 3 weeks to get my shot together and finally write her the email of questions as let’s all face it, looking after a Bub and trying to type emails can be hard!) Britt does exactly that everyday, shows the real Britt across her social media platforms. She is REAL and tells you exactly how it is. I love love that about her!

Britt is a personal trainer, inspiring mums to live an active life. She has first hand experience as she is a mum to gorgeous little Millie. Her Instagram page tells stories of motherhood  (my god those photos of Millie are just so damn cute), her own postpartum fitness and wellness journey, motivating quotes, self love, fashion and so much more. Britt is someone that any girl/woman can relate to. I know you will all love her as much as I do. I have met Britt in real life (hahaha) over a Insta bestie catch up, yes she is just as amazing in person! 

Sit down, have a cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy 5 minutes with this amazing woman! Although that 5 minutes may turn into hours googling her blog, watching her snaps (getting clucky because Millie is so cute) and reading all her inspiring stories like me hahaha. 
Can you tell myself and my followers why you started @fashionable_fitmum? How did the name come about? 

The name is simply just a combo of what I wanted my page to be about fashion (mainly bub fashion these days), fitness & mum life. 

To be honest Im not 100% happy with the name anymore as I feel that “fit mum” can turn people away because they are worried all they will see is gym posts and my page is more directed towards maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle while living a busy life.

Why did you start your Instagram page? 

I started my Instagram page to help inspire other Mums to start living more active and healthy – I wanted to show them that it is possible to be a new mum and still find time to care for themselves and the importance of doing so. From there it has really developed in to sharing real and honest stories about motherhood from the good to the bad and everything in between. 

I have found through sharing my battles with motherhood, anxiety, depression & body issues and talking about self love I have been able to connect with , help and inspire so many more women than I ever thought possible already and my journey has only just begun! It is amazing and refreshing to see how much people respond to you being real and honest instead of painting a picture of a “perfect” life

I also wanted to give realistic, correct and safe expectations and information regarding postnatal fitness. There is a lot of info out there but a lot of it is also incorrect, unrealistic and unsafe for new mums when they are returning to fitness after giving birth . A womans body has been a lot during pregnancy and birth and it is so important that exercise is done at the right pace and safely to ensure no long term damage. 



You have a beautiful little girl “Millie” What are you loving about #mumlife? 


That’s a tough one! I think for me the best thing about motherhood is how it has changed my perspective on life. I used to suffer very bad from anxiety and body issues but since having my daughter I feel like I know who I am as a person and I am happy and confident with the person I am today. I also love that she has shown me a love that I never thought possible and has brought so much happiness and positivity in my life. 

On a day to day basis I love the little thing about being a Mum like going for a walk with her in the pram, playing in the park and meeting so many like-minded beautiful Mothers (like yourself) who I can now call friends.



Proud mumma moment? 

There are so many proud moments like her first smile, her first laugh, when she started crawling or when I saw her swim alone underwater for the first time but nothing beats the first time I held her in my arms – I was so proud to call her mine.

 Mumma melt down moment? I know I have defiantly had a few?

Millie was an excellent sleeper from birth – she was sleeping 10-12 hours everynight from 8 weeks old but in the last couple of months that has changed and now she rarely if ever sleeps through . I am really struggling to deal with the lack of sleep and getting her in to a routine where she sleeps through so Im finding I am a lot more impatient and tired during the day and I forget EVERYTHING.

What is your idea of a great night out with your girls? 

My idea of a great night is cocktails, wine and tapas at bar. No where too noisy where we can chat and laugh together – BABY FREE! 
 You’re a personal trainer, how important is it to you to maintain a healthy lifestyle? 

I have worked in the fitness industry for a long time now so a healthy lifestyle is not just a lifestyle choice but is my career and I believe that you should always practice what you preach. 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the most important thing to me – not only for the physical benefits but more so the mental and psychological benefits. As a sufferer of depression and anxiety I fully understand how beneficial being healthy and active is to your overall wellbeing. A healthy lifestyle to me includes not just planned exercise but also healthy nutrition , incidental exercise and looking after my mind through yoga, mediation and counselling. 

Also, as I suffer from IBS and food intolerances I need to ensure my diet is balanced and healthy so that I am not constantly unwell. 

You are one fit mumma! What type of exercises do you do to keep yourself fit? 

Thankyou! I do a combination of different forms of exercise – I try to get to the gym to do weight training 3 times a week, 3-4 F45 sessions ( HIIT style group fitness) plus I walk most days, do some circuits in the park and try to do yoga once a week. 

Most weeks I get this all done but other weeks I don’t make it to the gym or I just need a break so I cut back a bit – I believe its all about listening to your body and having a balanced life!
What do you think attracts women to your site? 

I like to think it’s my honesty and genuine love of helping others. I want women to feel they have the power to do anything they want and I want my site to be a safe place where stories are shared and women can come to feel less alone. I also like to think the information I give regarding health and fitness is understandable, relatable and realistic.


Best moment since starting your page? 

The best moments come away from my main feed when followers send me emails and messages saying thankyou for inspiring them to get active or thanking me for being real. One email that really stands out to me and touches my heart,l I received from a followers Mother ( this lady doesn’t even follow my Instagram) – she sent me the most beautiful email, saying as a mother she wanted to thank me for inspiring her daughter and for being so real and genuine. I couldn’t believe that this woman had taken the time to tell her Mum about me and then her mum took the time to send me such a beautiful message. 

That type of moment is why I spend so much time creating my blog, Instagram and documenting my journey! For me its not about money, “fame” or anything like that for me it is to connect, help and inspire. 

Favourite healthy meal? 

I love, love, love baked salmon or snapper with steamed greens and mashed sweet potatoe! Sounds boring but its my go-to favourite. I also love home made Mexican bowls and any kind of seafood. Because of my intolerances I love things that are simple and fresh! 

Favourite activewear? 



Lorna Jane and Lulu lemon! 

Where do you look for daily inspiration? 

I look for inspiration from other everyday women (like you) who are busy raising children, working or studying but still managing to live a healthy balanced life! 

What is your favourite quote/mantra that you live by? 

This too shall pass!” – my go to mantra in any anxious moments or times

Want to see more of Brittney, check her out on her other platforms. 

Blog – The Fashionable Fit Mum

Instagram – @fashionable_fitmum

Facebook – The Fashionable Fit mum

Snapchat code – Brittany_scala

Day 1 & 2 of $10 a day. 

Monday 4th July 2016

Day 1 of #livingclean410aday challenge. 

I found it pretty easy food wise. Was hard not to use my usual staples of coconut oil, Manuka honey, vanilla protein powder etc. I’m only allowed to use herbs and spices to flavour my food. I really really missed my coffee today as well. But I had a boiled water instead. Still felt like I was drinking something nice I guess hahaha. 

Meal 1 – Green overnight oats. 

Meal 2 – 2 X Quinoa rice cakes. Sweet & Savoury. 

Meal 3 – Bolognese and Zoodles. 

Meal 4 – Tofo and egg Zoodle rice stir fry.

Now all I want is healthy chocolate. But I guess I will have to wait to Saturday. 😭. Will post the recipes up on the blog tonight

Recipes for the meals from Day 1 


Green overnight oats. 

60g organic oats

1 leaf kale

1 leaf spinach 

40mls coconut water

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

30-40g frozen blueberries 

1 tbsp Greek yogurt 

Blend ingredients Cook oat mixture in stove top or microwave and pour into your jar, I poured some in Cruzies jar too. 

Slice 1/4 Apple into the jars, then top with 1 tbsp Greek yogurt, and scoop of frozen blueberries. 

I made the night before. So it’s easy to just grab out the fridge and eat after my walk

Note – can enjoy hot or cold. 

Rice cakes with sweet & savoury topping. 

Sweet – 1 rice cake with peanut butter, sliced apple and blueberry 

Savoury – 1 rice cake with cottage cheese, fresh chives and cucumber 


Tofo and Vegetable Stir Fry.

100g organic tofo

1 tsp garlic & Ginger 

Pinch of chilli and squeeze of lime

1 tbsp peanut butter

Handful of greens – Pak Choy, spinach 

Capsicum 

Zucchini noodle 50g

3 tbsp brown rice

Broccoli 

1. In a wok, fry up the tofo in the garlic, peanut butter and ginger. 

2. Add in the greens and vegetables. Mix through until cooked. 

3. Mix in the brown rice. 

4. Add in lime juice chilli. 

5. Serve immediately. 


Spaghetti bowl with Zoodles

150g heart smart mince 

1/4 tin tomatoes with basil and tomato

Garlic

Chives

Mushroom

1 zucchini spirilised

1 tbsp cottage cheese

1. Cook mince in 1 tbsp garlic in a large pan until brown.

2. Mix tin tomatoes, chives and mushrooms. 

3. Simmer on low heat for 20min. 

4. In a saucepan sauté the zucchini noodle.

5. Serve mince on top of Zoodles, place a serving of cottage cheese on top. 

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Day 2 of #livingclean410aday challenge. 

Today was good, but I decided I needed to eat a little more as I was so hungry when I woke up this morning. 

Meal 1 – Healthy Pancakes

Meal 2 – Rice cakes X 3 with peanut butter and a apple

Meal 3 – Tuna, rice, greens

Meal 4 – Green Smoothie and rice on the side 

Meal 5 – Shepard Pie

I’m feeling confident I can do this. Was so close to sneaking a coffee today, but then I thought NO I am just cheating my self. 

I am happy I am sticking to my goals. 

Cottage Pie with Greens.  

150g heart smart mince 

1/4 tin of organic tin tomatoes with basil and oregano 

1/2 tsp curry powder

Grated zucchini 

120g cooked sweet potato mash

1 tbsp cottage cheese

1/2 tsp chopped chives

1. Brown mince in the fry pan. 

2. Add in tin tomatoes.

3. Mix in the curry powder and grated zucchini. 

4. Allow to simmer until cooked.

5. Boiled the sweet potato. Once cooked mash and add in cottage cheese.

6. In a oven proof dish place mince mixture on the bottom. 

7. Spoon the mash on top evenly. 

8. Place under the grill on high for 10min to brown slightly the mash the top. 

This was by far one of my favourite meals so far. 

Healthy pancake 

40g oats

1/4 banana

1/4 red apple

1 egg

1. Blitz all ingredients in the blender. 

2. Cook mini pancakes in the fry pan.

3. Serve with Greek yogurt, blueberries and banana. 

Tuna, brown rice, broccoli, kale, spinach and Zoodles. 

Served with a boiled water.

Looking forward to sharing the rest of my journey with you all. Thank you so much for following and supporting so far. 

I’m loving seeing others having a go at it too. 

Have a great day.

Alice xo

Living Clean for $10 a day.



I feel like I have been doing a few big food shops of late, then at the end of the week I am chucking food out. I have been thinking of ways I can cut down on wastage in my everyday life (thank you to my good friend Rachelle, the editor of Maximizer Magazine for inspiring me).

I LOVE coffee to, but I only ever buy one as a treat when I go out, nothing wrong with that but I am trying to save money. So I probably wont be able to afford a coffee, since I am only budgeting $10 a day on food and drink. So goodbye soy lattes and hello to homemade coffee (only for a week ekkkk haha).

$10 a day sounds easy right? I actually think this is going to be a big challenge. I added up my weekly costs for 5 days, this includes, food at home and at cafes, protein powders, superfoods, coffees, teas etc. it was a whoping $146 one week and $138 the next I was spending. This was calculated on a  Monday and Friday basis over the past 2 weeks.

So the rules…

  • Maximum of $10 to spend of food and drinks on a daily basis.
  • $50 over 5 days budget.
  • I will have to include food or drink supplements in the total cost.
  • Can buy from farmers markets or the super market.
  • Can use foods from the veggie/fruit patch and the herb garden at home, not included in the daily cost.
  • Can use any spices in the pantry, however not allowed to buy any more.
  • This is just for myself, no other family member.
  • Will update at least 4 times on the blog and daily on my Instagram & Facebook, my food posts and proof.
  • Will snapchat evidence every meal and state the total cost.

 

Wish me luck everyone.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Big love,

Alice xoxo

 

Instagram – @aliceinhealthyland

Facebook – Alice In Healthyland.

Snapchat – allyb1987

Breakfast Club


Once upon a time, I was part of the “don’t eat anything until 1100hrs” club. I was a major breakfast skipper. I thought that eating less in a day would make me lose weight. In fact it did the complete opposite. I gained 10kg and my metabolism slowed right down. I’m not saying the the meal skipping was  completely to blame for the weight gain, but it defiantly contributed. 

I now wake up every morning, do my 30-45minute walk, then come home to eat. 

I have usually smashed two meals before 1100hrs now! Haha! 

Over the past week I have been eating very strictly and sticking to a meal plan of healthy food choices. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, so I’m going to share with you my top 5 picks. 

SMOOTHIE BOWL


1/2 a frozen Banana

30g vanilla protein

50g spinach

ice

30g oats

1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy straight away.

Note – this is a great meal on the run in smoothie jar, or you can sit down to it in a bowl, topped with your favourite granola.

Eggs on Rye


2 slice rye toast

3 tbsp organic tin tomatoes

2 organic eggs

30g cottage cheese 

1. Cook the rye.

2. Spread the tin tomatos evenly on the toast.

3. Cook the eggs with the 30g cottage cheese wished in.

Breakfast Protein Loaf 

250g organic oats

2 organic eggs

90g vanilla protein (can use almond meal and vanilla essence of you refuse to use protein)

1 Apple

Cinnamon

1 tbsp maple

1 tbsp coconut oil or peanut butter for good fats

50mls coconut water.

1. Preheat oven to 180degrees

2. Blend all ingredients together.

3. Put in oven proof dish.

4. Mix in 100g blueberries and a small handful of trail mix on top (optional). I also added a chopped Apple.
5. Bake for 30-45min on 180 degrees. It truly all depends on your oven.

Note – Serve warm or cold. Serves 5. Can freeze.

Great for meal prepping for the week.

Protein Pancakes

30g oats

1 egg

30g vanilla protein

1/2 apple

1/2 tsp cinnamon

50mls water.

1. Blitz ingredients in blender

2. Place mixture in the fry pan and cook untill golden each side.

Note –  It’s so easy. Topped with Greek yogurt, blueberries and prunes.

Breakfast Burrito



1 mountain bread

Greens from the garden (spinach and kale)

30g cottage cheese

30g basil and oregano tin tomatoes

2 organic eggs

1. Cook the eggs

2. On the mountain bread, place the cottage cheese, tomatos, cooked eggs, green and salt and pepper to taste.

3. Enjoy cold or you can place in the sandwich presser.
All these breakfast meals took no longer than 15minutes each to make. Some of them can be pre perpared the night before.

I hope you found some breakfast inspiration in this blog post. 

See my Instagram for more healthy breakfast ideas and recipes. @aliceinhealthyland

Thank you,

Alice xx