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Malai kori spiced white fish, heritage tomatoes, and asparagus

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 26, 2020 4:38:55 PM

White fish is a versatile high protein alternative, as well as providing an important source of B-vitamins such as vitamin B12, B6 and Niacin, which play an essential role in the process of energy production. 

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Paprika Baked Eggs

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 26, 2020 1:34:14 PM
If you are bored of your weekend breakfast dishes, or simply fancy trying something new, we have got you covered - give our Paprika Baked Eggs recipe a whirl this Sunday. 
 
Eggs have many nutritional benefits - they are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12, and also provide Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, all of which are vital for a healthy, functioning body.
 
Not only this, they are also a great source of Omega-3, which help lower blood pressure, Choline, which supports bodily functions such as cell growth and metabolism, and, of course, a great source of protein, too.
 
Eggs are really nutritious and versatile, so why not trade your boiled egg in for our Paprika Baked Eggs this weekend?
 
Ingredients:
1 onion (diced)
120g vegan chorizo
1 yellow pepper (diced)
1 red pepper (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
400g chopped tomatoes
4 free-range eggs
1/2 bunch chives (chopped)
 
Method:
Preheat the oven to 180 °c.

Place the diced onion and chorizo into a cast iron pan and begin to sauté.

Once the onions begin to colour, add the diced peppers, and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add the garlic and the smoked paprika, cook for 2 minutes then add the tomatoes.

Turn the heat right down and leave to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Make four wells into the sauce and crack an egg into each.

Place the pan into the preheated oven and leave to cook for 10 minutes, when the whites of the eggs are cooked, but the yolks are still runny.

Scatter over the chives, serve, and enjoy!
 
 
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8 Quick, easy and healthy picnic ideas to bring to BBQs! (For Sharing)

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 19, 2020 2:18:43 PM

Every sunny day in the UK is filled with the smell of barbecues and the bustling sights of parks and commons filled with picnicking parties. This is especially relevant with lockdown easing, but still not being able to see loved ones indoors.

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Topics: fresh food, healthy eating, healthy recipe, healthy, plant based, salad, wellbeing, Nutrition, recipe, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness, bbq, picnic, summer

The importance of healthy habits after childbirth

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 18, 2020 2:31:12 PM

Having a baby is a life-changing event, and the challenge of weight management during this period of many changes, both emotionally and physically, as well as socially, should not be underestimated.

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Topics: fresh food, healthy eating, healthy recipe, healthy, plant based, wellbeing, Nutrition, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness, newborn, new mum

Addressing Sleep, Supplements, Snacking and more during Lockdown

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 4, 2020 11:38:12 PM

Lockdown has been an entirely new experience for us all, and there are many questions circulating everyone’s minds about how to deal with certain aspects of it. If you’re curious about how to deal with increased snacking, changes to your workout regime, why your sleep may be affected, and if you should be taking supplements, hopefully this will help.

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Cauliflower Kedgeree

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on May 1, 2020 11:36:46 AM

Taking good care of your health has never been more important, and if you are finding you're constantly snacking during lockdown, then you're not alone. Many of us, our team included, are looking to the fridge out of boredom, restlessness and stress. 

So many of you asked for savoury snacks, so here you have one. A great afternoon choice to boost your brain health and productivity, packed with plenty of flavour and an abundance of nutrients.

Mackerel is the richest fish source of EPA/DHA, the healthiest type of omega 3 fatty acids which are important in the maintenance of healthy brain and nervous tissue. Diets rich in fish containing these fats have been linked to improved concentration and memory; whilst egg yolk contains a fat like B vitamin called choline. This choline promotes the release of certain neurotransmitters which helps improve our memory and reaction times.

Tasty and seriously good for you? We'll take it!

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Miso Peanut Butter Fudge Cups Recipe

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Apr 21, 2020 4:55:19 AM

If you're anything like us, you're looking for a 3pm pick me up to get you through the rest of the WFH day. The Fresh Fitness Food team are right there with you, so we always keep our fridges stocked with our favourite high protein snack, the Miso Peanut Butter Fudge Cups. Quick, high-protein and easy to whip up at a moments notice. 

If you're looking for something extra on top of your Fresh Fitness Food daily deliveries, we recommend staying away from processed foods that are not satiating and provide little nutritional value. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables, complex carbs and fats and healthy sources of protein. Our team of nutritionists are always a call away to keep you healthy and on track, especially during the lockdown. If you have any questions about your nutrition or plan, book a call here. 

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Super Green Asian Salad with Satay Sauce Recipe

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Apr 17, 2020 1:58:04 AM

Taking good care of your health has never been more important, and if you are finding you're constantly snacking during lockdown, then you're not alone. Many of us, our team included, are looking to the fridge out of boredom, restlessness and stress. 

If you're looking for something extra on top of your Fresh Fitness Food daily deliveries, we recommend staying away from processed foods that are not satiating and provide little nutritional value. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables, complex carbs and fats and healthy sources of protein. Our team of nutritionists are always a call away to keep you healthy and on track, especially during the lockdown.

One snack on our menu that our clients and Fresh Fitness Food team absolutely love is our Super Green Asian Salad with Satay Sauce, so as a treat our Head Chef, Andy has shared the recipe with us and we're sharing with you, our Fresh Fitness Food family. 

Put down the Percy Pigs, and jump in the kitchen to whip up our super quick and easy Super Green Asian Salad with Satay Sauce.

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Quarantine Essentials with Renee McGregor

Posted by Hannah Tyldesley on Mar 30, 2020 11:38:36 AM

There is no doubt we are facing unsettling times, but all is not lost, especially not your fitness or diet gains. Today, we are discussing just that with leading sports dietician Renee McGregor, seeking her advice on how to stay sane and what to keep in your cupboards.

- What three tips would you give someone who may be struggling with a lack of routine around exercise right now?

We are living in very uncertain and challenging times, so my first piece of advice is to cut yourself some slack and do not be too hard on yourself. If you do not feel like you have the energy or motivation to train, don't. Many of us are experiencing heightened anxiety, and this can contribute to fatigue. That said, we also know that keeping physically active can help to manage stress and also support a healthy immune system. So the answer isn't necessarily don't train, but to manage expectations. Aim to achieve 20-30 minutes of light to moderate training a day. This could include a walk, gentle bike ride or even a yoga routine.

- Realistically, how much is your body likely to change in 12 weeks due to being out of routine?

I think we all have to accept that we will probably lose a little bit of fitness and maybe a small amount of muscle tone if we cannot stick to our regular routines. However, it is also important to remember that, firstly we are not defined by either of these. Secondly, this is a transitional time, and our bodies are very capable of responding once we return to our 'normal'.

- How important is it for us not to get worked up about the current situation in regards to our health and body composition?

We are not defined by what we look like. Our body composition tells us nothing about the person we are so while it may feel like it provides you with a sense of identity, it is not a useful measure of worth. It is understandable that during times of uncertainty when life feels chaotic and messy, we look for some order and control. Some of us turn to food and exercise as it helps us to feel like we have a sense of control over a situation that is well and truly out of our control. Food and exercise just become the distraction, but the more we obsess over them, the more dysfunctional our relationship becomes, which then leads to both mental and physical health consequences.

- What three tips would you give someone looking to maintain a healthy diet right now?

While it is easy to say, the key is as it always has been, moderation. This is not the time to go on a strict diet or cut out food groups. This is probably a time actually to recreate happy associations with foods, for example, think about including childhood favourites to provide some comfort. For me that's meals like cheesy baked potatoes which remind me of Guy Fawkes night as a child, huddled around a bonfire, all wrapped up in woolly hats tucking into mouthfuls of warmth and comfort. I would balance this out now by serving with roasted vegetables or a big salad.
Remember the 80:20 rule; aim to eat well-balanced nutrient-dense meals 80% of the time, which leaves 20% to enjoy some of those foods that provide enjoyment, but maybe are not classically as nutrient-dense such as your favourite chocolate bar, or glass of red!

- What are your three quarantine cupboard essentials?

Oats, baked beans, oatcakes.

- How would you encourage people to ensure they are getting enough fruit and vegetables in?

Use frozen, dried or canned (not in syrup) fruit and veg. They are just as high in vitamins as they have been picked, and then immediately canned or frozen. They are non-perishable and so can be kept in the store cupboard with no worry that they are losing nutritional value. They are also very versatile, which is ideal during times such as these.

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5 Foods You Need To Eat To Fight Off That Winter Cold

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Mar 3, 2020 5:21:31 PM

The days are getting brighter and the nights are getting longer but there’s still a couple of months to go before the temperature starts warming up. Below we’ve listed a few foods that will help strengthen your immune system and fight the final waves of winter colds, making sure you stay fighting fit until the warmer weather returns.

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