Have you ever tried to engage in a healthy diet, and eat healthy, balanced, and nutritious meals, but the lack of a delightful taste demotivated you, and boredom broke your healthy streak? Well! Who has not been there? Fortunately, Mona Maurice, a passionate nutrition and health coach brings you brilliant recipes that combine health and nutrition with lush and tasty meals that appeal to the eyes before the tongue. It`s better to set aside reading your ‘Seven habits of highly effective people’ and read about these seven dishes for highly healthy people.
High Protein Creamy Breakfast
2 eggs, 100g cottage cheese, 100g ricotta, 1 small ripe avocado or half of a large one, nuts & seeds of choice, crackers or bread of choice, and spices of choice.
Boil 2 eggs. In a bowl, mash your avocado, add the cottage cheese and ricotta then mix it all up well. Add nuts and seeds of choice, then season. Top off with the boiled eggs. Enjoy it with crackers or bread.
Strawbery Salmon and Parmesan Pasta
Salmon fillet, 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/4 cup of pasta of choice (Mona uses wholemeal), 1 cup of veggies of choice, and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.
Add your pasta to a pan of boiling water and cook for 7-8 minutes. Heat up some oil in a large frying pan and add your salmon fillet face down, then add your veggies. Pan-fry salmon and veggies for 10 minutes. Turn the heat down on the frying pan and add in your sliced strawberries. Drain your pasta and add it to the frying pan with the rest of the staff. Turn off the heat, add in half the parmesan cheese then mix all together, cover, and leave to cook for 2-3 minutes before serving. Once served, sprinkle the rest of the parmesan cheese on top and enjoy.
In a bowl, mix well:
2 eggs, 100g cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons of oat flour (or any other flour of choice) then simply scoop out in pancake shapes and fry for 2-4 mins on each side.
Suggested toppings smoked salmon and avocado
Vegan sugar-free walnut & date loaf
1/2 cup (200g) of wholemeal flour, 1/2 cup (50g) of oats, 3 tablespoons of tahini, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 cup of chopped dates & nuts, 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds, 1 tablespoon of black honey molasses, and 1/2 cup of almond milk.
Add all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Scoop the batter out into an oiled baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Brownie banana bread
2 ripe bananas, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 cup of wholemeal flour, 4 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder, 1 egg, 4 tablespoons of jam (can swap for honey), 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional), 2 tablespoons of milk (optional), and mixed nuts.
Mix all ingredients together. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Leave to cool before serving. Enjoy
1 banana, 2 eggs, and 3 tablespoons of oats
Mash the banana in a bowl. Add the eggs and oats. Mix all together well (If you have a blender, you can just mix all 3 in it instead). Scoop the batter out into pancake shapes and fry in an oiled pan. Fry each pancake for about 2 minutes on each side. Serve with whatever ingredients you like.
Chicken & pasta
Simply place chicken breasts and veggies on a baking sheet, sprinkle your favorite seasonings and bake for 20-25 minutes! Then boil your favorite pasta (Mona uses wholemeal) and mix it all together.
If these recipes were mouthwatering, you can check Mona`s blog eatbymona for more intriguing recipes and highlights including breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies, vegan, healthy desserts and snacks. Mona is a certified health coach who offers diet and lifestyle packages personally customized to suit the client`s needs. When she went for studying abroad and began cooking for herself, she was keen on learning about the benefits of eating healthy food and living a balanced lifestyle, discovering the countless mental and physical benefits. She turned her passion outwards, obtaining a health coaching certification. She cared about helping people quit “yo-yo’ dieting and look and feel their best once and for all. “With my coaching packages, I focus on mentalities towards healthy eating and lifestyle changes rather than weight loss. I don’t believe in short-term diets, crash diets, or any plan that has you cutting out any food groups. With my recipes, I want to show that eating healthy doesn`t mean boring or restrictive.” She said that she enjoys living a balanced lifestyle where she truly enjoys every meal, including less nutritious options whenever she feels like she wants that.
“My top tip would be to start taking action today. Our health is the most important asset we have and taking care of our bodies will do wonders,” she encourages people.