FIRST OF ALL, I feel like my picture does not give these tasty pancakes enough credit – they are tastier than they look! THE BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKE RECIPE is my first ‘non-traditional’ pancake recipe (I found it here and altered it a little bit), making these pancakes gluten free and dairy free. No sugar is … More Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
CRUMBLE TIME! This was the first time I baked with my dad :). A crumble is simple to make and comforting to eat. The aromas that will fill your house while baking will blow your mind. A FRUITY CRUMBLE IS A GREAT HEALTHIER DESSERT! It is loaded with berries, topped off with apple and rough oats … More Oatmeal Crumble with ABC (Apples, berries & cookies)
ONE DAY AFTER YOGA, a friend treated us to chocolate beetroot brownies with a hint of ginger. They were delicious! I love me all things dark chocolate. With a healthy dose of veg and ginger worked through, these brownies make me one happy gal. FIRST, SOME SCIENCE. Beetroot and ginger are both extremely healthy. Plus, stuffing one … More Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Beetroot & Ginger
Alright people, it’s time to make 2015 awesome! Here’s a detox salad that helped me & my body fight off the negative effects of all the sugar indulged in over the holidays (too much sugar, and too few nutritious ingredients with vitamins to protect my immune system against the winter colds). This salad is a … More A Detox Work Lunch (Great for the Immune System)
The holiday season might be a strange time to write about limiting calorie intakes but, sharing my ideas and knowledge about obesity is important, no matter the season. (For those of you who want to detox during the holiday, I found a cool and tasty way to do that here). Obesity is the dangerous future for all of … More Weight control: Foods to Avoid & Foods to Eat to Prevent Obesity // PREVENTION
I LOVE WINTER TIME AND ALL THE HOLIDAYS IT BRINGS. What I don’t love are the magazines targeting the female population, trying to convince us that we can only look like a million bucks this holiday/Christmas/New Year if we spend a million bucks on glittery make-up (which we won’t wear on any other occasion), clothes (which … More How to Look Your Best this Christmas & NYE naturally!
During my opthtalmology internship, I learned a lot about Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). It is a common eye condition among elderly and one of the leading causes of poor eyesight in the Western world. The prevalence of AMD is 20 to 35% between the ages of 65 and 84. There are no optimal treatments for AMD, so the prevention … More Macular Degeneration // What to eat against it?
DURING ONE OF MY EVENING SHIFTS AT THE HOSPITAL, we were all craving a snack. You know that feeling – it’s 11pm, you’re awake, you’re hungry. All the healthy snacks were already gone when, to everyone’s delight, one of the nurses pulled out a bag of M&Ms! Another nurse asked me: “Shouldn’t you be avoiding … More Dieting 101: 13 Effective Ideas for Happy Dieting
Making this soup is super easy and rewarding. The flavor is summery and comforting, yet there is absolutely nothing unhealthy about it. It’s perfectly creamy without using any dairy, and if you use a good quality organic vegetable stock, the flavor will be just right. You will need an immersion blender (Dutch “staafmixer”) to blend … More Super Simple Broccoli & Zucchini Soup
Welcome to the world of zucchini cocoa cake. It’s fluffy and it’s healthy! It is a chocolate cake that packs incognito veggies and makes your indulgence that much more awesome. Apparently zucchini & chocolate is a famous combination in the world of cakes. I decided to try it out, but gave it an even healthier spin … More Zucchini Cocoa Cake