I'm really not one for following strict diets, my life is far too chaotic and I find that if I know I can't have something, I instantly want to gorge on it until absolutely stuffed. (Self denial has never been a strong point of mine!)
This summer has been pretty carb laden for me, because lets face it, you can't go to Paris and not come back with a little bit of a brioche belly! Whilst I remain deeply in love with anything freshly baked, bread and other bakery items have always left me feeling physically bloated and emotionally deflated, especially once the euphoria of the first few bites wears off.
So now as autumn approaches, I'm looking to get back into my healthy food zone. This is a pretty magical place where you still eat decent amounts, the focus just shifts to eating whole foods which nourish rather than processed foods which create cravings.
I thought I would share with you a couple of my current staple healthy meal ideas, both of which are packed full of veg and protein!
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
These guys are perfect for breakfast as the protein rich egg keeps you full and satisfied.
Simply cut the top off a pepper, remove the bundle of seeds (keep the lid.) You can then stuff them with pretty much whatever you please - I went for kale at the bottom, followed by an egg which was then topped with a few chunks of goats cheese. Pop the lid back on, drizzle with oil, then bake in a 180c oven for 20 minutes until the egg has set.
This is more of a main meal kind of deal. Cut an aubergine in half and drizzle with oil, bake for 40 minutes at 150c. Take the aubergines out the oven and squeeze on some tomato paste and top with sliced mozzarella, put everything back in the oven for another 10 minutes. I served mine with a side of roasted veg whilst desperately wishing that I had remembered to add the anchovies in the cupboard to my pizza!
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post! I would be interested to know if people would like some more healthy autumn recipes on here? It gives me the excuse to try out new things!