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My Top 10 Quick & Easy Veggie Recipes

My Top 10 Quick & Easy Veggie Recipes

We've all heard of Meat Free Monday's and I honestly think it's quite nice to take a break from eating meat all the time. Sometimes there's nothing better than a Veggie packed pasta or even a delicious salad.. Mmm if you couldn't tell, I'm currently craving vegetables. Here are My Top 10 Quick & Easy Veggie Meals in case you need some inspiration.  1. Vegan Bolognese Sauce  This is a super easy veggie loaded version of bolognese. I've added heaps of mushrooms and brown lentils so it's packed with protein to keep you energised and full. The batch is quite big but it's perfect to freeze for leftovers!     2. Homemade Baked Beans You'll never want to eat canned baked beans again, after you try this bomb recipe! This is such a great vegan option for brekky. It's super quick and easy, plus it lasts in the fridge for up to 4 days. Winning!     3. Vegetable Stir Fry If you're looking for a recipe packed with flavour or want to try new veggies but don't know how to cook them then this is the recipe for you! This stir fry is SO easy, so quick and sooooo delicious! What more could you want?     4. Sweet Potato Curry This #vegan curry is hands down INCREDIBLE! It's perfectly light but creamy and the massaman curry paste makes the flavours pop.     5. Mushroom Sausage Rolls These sausage rolls are the perfect party nibble because everybody will LOVE them! They're so so so easy to make but also packed with nutritious vitamins and minerals because mushrooms are super good for your health. It's a win win situation! For this recipe, I mixed button mushrooms through with delicious pumpkin (to give a little sweetness) and yummy spices so there's heaps of flavour.     6. Vegan Meal Prep Everyone loves a good meal prep - so here is an incredible VEGAN one! I've packed this recipe with beans, rice and sweet potato to keep your tummy nice and full. Meal prepping makes your life SO much easier, and guarantees you can enjoy a nourishing meal even on those crazy days.     7. Cold Rolls Three Ways Cold rolls are SUPER easy and SO good for a healthy lunch! The best thing about them is that they're packed with loads of veggies, noodles, and whatever protein you want. The combinations are endless!      8. Sweet Potato Pie How great is sweet potato? And how amazing are pies?! Well just imagine what this how insane this combo is going to taste. It's loaded with veggies and a great warming dish for those colder nights.     9. Light Potato Salad Are you a vegan who is over missing out on potato salad because it's DROWNED in thick cream or do just occasionally crave something lighter? Well this is the potato salad for you! It's super easy, super yummy and will hit your potato craving on the head!     10. Apple and Granola Crumble I have to finish this post with a good vegan dessert! Because let's face it just because you're vegan or lactose-free doesn't mean you don't love you sweets. This Apple and Granola Crumble is SO DELICIOUS! Simply serve it with coconut yoghurt or vegan ice cream (There are so many good options!) and you're good to go.     Try a recipe or two this week and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing your feedback! Be sure to also share your creations with me on Instagram so I can like, comment and share! Use the tag @leahitsines and hashtag #leahitsines to reach out. Leah x
10 Delicious Brunch Ideas

10 Delicious Brunch Ideas

Let's be honest, whenever we get a morning off or some time to ourselves to just chill out and relax.. It's quite amazing.  What better way to spend this time than with some delicious food.. Here are 10 Delicious Brunch Ideas.. You'll thank me later! For the Savoury Lovers: 1. Shakshuka (Baked Eggs) YAY! Who doesn't love baked eggs! They're seriously delicious and one of my favourite Sunday breakfast cook ups when I have a little more time! This recipe was by @katiegb as a part of my community recipes! Thank you Katie!     2. Asparagus and Zucchini Fritters This is cafe level brunch style! These Asparagus and Zucchini Fritters are incredible especially when you add a poached egg on top.      3. Pancetta and Sun Dried Tomato Omelette How good are omelettes? 🍳Do YOU guys have a favourite flavour? I swear I never stick to one, its basically whatever I have in my fridge, goes in! 😂 This is a pancetta, basil and semi dried tomato omelette and it is AMAZING!     4. Salmon Salsa Pockets We have these at Christmas as a little appetiser but they are perfect brunch addition too. They're really fresh and lemony, perfect for those summer days coming up.     5. Simple Hollandaise Sauce How good is Hollandaise! I LOVE making my own so I can spice up the flavours and of course it's what makes the classic brunch favourite; Eggs Benedict. This recipe is sooo tasty and sooo easy, you'll wonder why you ever eat out.     6. Mushroom and Pancetta Frittata This will soon be your new favourite brunch option. It's super simple and easily feed the whole family. Tip: is make a big batch so you have some leftover to grab on the go when a lazy brunch isn't possible.     For the Sweet Tooths: 7. Sticky Date Oats Yessss YAY! I love this community recipe by Jenny (@theactivebod). It is SO DELICIOUS! The perfect brunch for those colder mornings or when you just want something that tastes like cake!     8. Berry Buttermilk Pancakes Pancakes are clear brunch favourite and OH MY these are super delicious! The strawberries are the perfect addition! I love making a BIG stack of pancakes and topping them with maple syrup or coconut yoghurt but you can add whatever you like.     9. Peach Parfait  Summer is nearly here in AUS, which means peaches are coming back into season! YAY! I love enjoying a beautiful big fruit salad or parfait on a warm Sunday morning. The best thing about parfaits in the they looks really fancy but they're actually SOOO EASY to make. It's a win win.     10. Coffee Banana Smoothie I don't think brunch is complete without a coffee AND a smoothie, which is why I LOVE this Coffee Banana Smoothies so much! It is so delicious! It's definitely my favourite morning smoothie because the shot of coffee gives me a little wake up!     Try a recipe or two this week and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing your feedback! Be sure to also share your creations with me on Instagram so I can like, comment and share! Use the tag @leahitsines and hashtag #leahitsines to reach out. Leah x
My Top 5 "Treat" Style Recipes

My Top 5 "Treat" Style Recipes

CAs you would know I believe in BALANCE when it comes to enjoying food and having a good relationship with food! Balance to me means when you're craving a sweet dessert, EATING IT!! Sometimes you just need to treat yourself and there's nothing wrong with that. You don't have to go overboard.. But below are some of My Top 5 "Treat" Style Recipes that I love to have from time to time. Apricot & Oat Cookies These Apricot and Oat Cookies are so sweet and delicious, and only take 30 minutes to make! They're the perfect healthy treat for when you're craving sugar or need a 3pm work snack. Plus, this is the perfect easy baking recipe for kids so it's a win win for everyone. Nutella Brownies These brownies are DELISH and super great as a cheeky dessert if you're having that chocolate craving! They're gooey, fudgey and even really easy for kids to make. Choc Protein Lava Cake These Choc-Protein Lava Cakes are an absolute must have dessert. Super easy to make and take less than 5 minutes in the oven, they're a protein recipe well worth eating for dessert!  Chocolate Spiders This treat is something my mother used to make ALL the time at special occasions - and everyone LOVED IT! I mean, whats not to love about peanut butter and chocolate together?!  Loukamades Don't these look INCREDIBLE?! These are Greek Donuts called Loukoumades, they are the most amazing dessert ever! Basically its a donut covered in honey and cinnamon....and the best bit is...you probaly have all the ingredients in your cupboard!  I hope you guys love these recipes and remember to occasionally treat yourself.. Because you deserve it! Leah x  
10 Quick & Healthy Lunch Ideas For Work

10 Quick & Healthy Lunch Ideas For Work

When it comes to work lunches, it can feel so easy to just quickly buy something in your lunch break - even I'm guilty of doing that! But secretly deep down you know, just as I do, that you can make lunch 10x tastier and for a fraction of the cost at home. All it takes is a little organisation and the perfect quick and easy recipes to make it happen. Luckily for you, I have those perfect recipes! Not only are they quick and easy but they're also healthy and super delicious - so you'll have everything you need to power through your day. Most of these lunches, I recommend cooking the night before - they serve up as great dinners too if you just want to cook one thing - so you can easily grab and go in the morning! Whether you craving a fresh salad or warming dish, you'll find exactly what your looking for with these 10 quick and healthy lunch ideas for work! If you're seeking even more inspiration be sure to check out all my lunch recipes here! 1. Chilli Lime Chicken Meal Prep An oldie but a goodie! This Chilli Lime Chicken one of my most popular meal prep recipes and it's no surprise why. Naturally, it's super quick and easy to prep for the next day- hence the name - but what makes this recipe SO amazing is the flavour! It's is so mouthwatering that you colleagues will start drooling form the aroma alone.   2. Salmon Soba Noodles Super fresh and delicious, this healthy recipe is packed with veggies, omega-3s and low GI carbohydrates so you can enjoy sustained energy! It's actually a FREE recipe from my BARE Guide and can be made in an easy 20 minutes - how good is that!   3. Vegetable Quinoa  This Vegetable Quinoa will FILL you up! Quinoa is an amazing sources of protein and low GI carbohydrates, giving you the perfect boost of energy. I also LOVE how easy it is to make this recipe in bulk, allowing you to enjoy this tasty dish for days!   4. Grilled Pork Greek Salad This is a salad that won't leave you hungry! Lean pork is an incredibly filling source of protein and also tastes super delicious. Being greek, I love a good greek salad - surprise surprise - and this variation is such a quick and easy way to get more veggies into your diet.   5. Asian Power Bowl I've become a little addictive to power bowls lately! Basically, I love them because you can put all your faves into one bowl and call it a fancy name and you're good to go haha! But this Asian Power Bowl is next level! The combination of ingredients and flavours is SO tasty, you'll never experience a boring meal again.    6. Vegan Meal Prep For all my vegan out there, this is for you! BUT even if you're not vegan, you're going to fall deeply in love this with amazing meal prep recipe. It's ridiculously easy to prepare and ensure you've got lunch sorted for days! Who said vegans had to miss out?   7. Turkey and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich This Grilled Turkey and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich is next level! It's SO delicious and cheesy but still super healthy and nourishing. Plus, it's super easy to make at work if you have a toastie machine/ sandwich press.    8. Quinoa Fried Rice Another amazing quinoa recipe!! Whether you're vegan, vego or a meat eater, you will LOVE this recipe. Plus, you can even add tofu or chicken if you're looking for some extra bulk. This is a another recipe that's super easy to meal prep and batch cook, which means less cooking and more eating for you - just as it should be!   9. Moroccan Beef Hands down this has to be one of my favourite recipes! In less than 30 minutes, you can have this tasty meal prepped and ready to go for lunch the next day. Simply, add some broccoli to the recipe and you've got everything this you need a super healthy work lunch.   10. Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad Mmmmm Grilled Chicken Salad is the best! This variation is super simple, light and delicious. Plus, I love how quick it is to whip up, perfect for an easy work lunch or even dinner.   Try a recipe or this week and let me know how you enjoy via Instagram using the tags @leahitsines and #leahitsines. I absolutely love hearing from you and sharing your amazing creations! Leah xx  
My Healthy Eating While Travelling Guide

My Healthy Eating While Travelling Guide

What better time to write this blog than 3 days before I head off to Europe for two weeks - I am so excited! I have had a few questions on how I will survive without BARE (admittedly, I'll struggle without my Sunday meal prep haha!) but i have a few tips on how to travel and eat healthily.  If you're anything like me and you're a self admitted weirdo that loves to be super organised and prepared for their trips ahead...Especially when it comes to FOOD and eating HEALTHY while away and slightly out of routine, this blog post is for you!! I mean...who doesn't check the restaurant menu 4 weeks before hand??? There's nothing worse than being out of your comfort zone and staying healthy while travelling can be super challenging.. So I want to share with you my tops on how I plan to stay on track while in Europe and how you can still achieve your goals while travelling.    1. RESEARCH / PREPARE For me I love planning my trips - mainly because I'm a control freak.. But because i love to be prepared for what's to come. For me this starts with FOOD and especially plane food. I can't stand plane food, so I'll typically prepare some delicious BARE Guide snacks such as Apricot & Almond Bliss Balls, Seeded Crackers, Dips and veg (yes, you CAN take these on flights!) to snack on and even a delicious Pesto Pasta to enjoy as a main on a long haul flight.  Other things I love planning consist of: Local gyms Local restaurants Sight seeing ventures that I can walk to (counts as exercise) All of the above give me a sense of direction and a sense of understanding as to what's around my during my stay. This helps me stay on track and sets me up for success while away. Of course, stumbling on incredible places is a part of traveling so being super regimented and planning isn't 100% a guarantee, but more of a backup plan.  2. ROUTINE Following on from the above, I LOVE being in routine so personally being away for me is challenging.. However, that doesn't mean I give up on my goals! Implementing little things like morning walks, exercising daily and eating at LEAST three main meals a day helps me at least feel mentally as though I'm in routine and allows me to stay healthy while away.  I love checking out local supermarkets and pick up some healthy snack options (or even breakfast options) that I can eat in my hotel or on the go. I always buy fruit (like dates, berries, watermelon (pre cut haha!) or things like granola bars etc.  3. EXERCISE We all know how much I love exercise (lol #stillfittho) and when I'm away I still like to incorporate exercise into my day as much as possible! I find kickstarting my day with a nice sweat session really helps set up my day for success.. Especially if I'm away for work! If you can't or want to have a rest from exercise, thats totally fine too! Being a tourist, sight seeing and walking places is a great way to build up steps and keep your body moving!  I strongly advise moving around and getting your blood flowing while travelling... This all just adds to the feeling of being in routine! 4. HYDRATE If you didn't know already, staying hydrated is SO important!! Being hydrated helps to increase your energy levels, improve your digestion and support your body to function more efficiently. From flying to exploring new places, travelling can really dehydrate your body because your always on the move. Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle with you on your travels and drink 2-2.5 litres of water a day - otherwise you can end up feeling weak and fatigued...and you don't want that when you're travelling.  Click here to learn more about importance of staying hydrated! 5. ENJOY YOURSELF Lastly, and definitely most important... ENJOY yourself and enjoy your time away.. If you want to have a couple of days without exercising or being super strict on your eating habits, do so! It's important to mentally refresh while away travelling! Don't forget.. It's not the end of the world if you have a Nutella Crepe or 5 while away in Paris.. like I definitely will,  life is all about balance!! These are the exact tips I implement every single time I travel and they always help me! Try them out on your next trip and be sure to let me know how you go via Instagram using the tags @leahitsines and #leahitsines. I absolutely love hearing from you! Leah xx
What Is The BARE Guide? Can I Use The BARE Guide For Weight Loss? What's the difference between BARE Guide and BARE Vegetarian?

What Is The BARE Guide? Can I Use The BARE Guide For Weight Loss? What's the difference between BARE Guide and BARE Vegetarian?

Here are all of the answers to some of the questions I get asked every single day: What is the BARE Guide? What's the difference between the BARE Guide and BARE Vegetarian? Can I lose weight with the BARE Guide? WHAT IS THE BARE GUIDE? The BARE Guide an online healthy eating guide, that is designed to allow women enjoy all of their favourite foods and get the results they want. I've always believed that healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated or boring. BARE teaches you how to enjoy a balanced and healthy relationship with food without restriction. With over 120 recipes, flexible weekly planners and an abundance of educational resources, BARE focuses on taste and ease just as much as nutrition. From burgers and curries to pancakes and banana bread, each recipe is quick, easy and, most importantly, super delicious! I've worked with an in-house dietician to ensure BARE gives your body all the daily macronutrients your body needs to thrive. THE BARE GUIDE HAS: - 120+ recipes exclusive to BARE- Flexible weekly planners and Shopping lists - Abundance of educational resources (cooking basics, universal measurements, swaps and alternative ingredients for recipes)- Tailored portion sizes by a registered practicing dietitian. - The BARE guides cater for those with Gluten, Dairy, Nut and other intolerances so you can swap between ingredients and meals with ease. CAN I USE THE BARE GUIDE FOR WEIGHT LOSS? The short answer is YES, absolutely! Whether your goal is weight loss or weight gain, my BARE Guide is suitable for you. BARE is tailored to the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, and this ensures you are getting the correct balance of the core food groups to achieve good health. For the average person, the key to weight loss or gain is not in the types of foods consumed, but the amounts. For example, if you are an athlete who does heavy weight training, your protein needs will be higher compared to the general population. If you are trying to lose weight and feel the BARE meals are too big for you, you may need to tweak the portion sizes to be a little smaller and to better suit your requirements. If you are trying to gain weight (or you’re an athlete who does heavy weight training), you may need to adjust the portion sizes to be bigger and to better suit your nutritional needs. Ultimately, only YOU know if you’re eating too much or too little at each meal. The best way to eat the correct amount for you is by paying attention to your body’s natural cues and listening to your hunger needs. This doesn’t mean you should go wild and scoff your face with food after a big workout – it just means eating intuitively and in moderation. And, of course, exercise is another key ingredient to achieving your health and fitness goals. I hope this helps answer your questions! If you do have any other questions please send them through to info@leahitsines.com.au. Join the BARE Guide Community and start your healthy eating journey today. With over 120 exclusive recipes, flexible weekly meal planners, shopping lists and an abundance of supportive resources, the BARE Guide makes healthy eating easy, sustainable and, most importantly, delicious. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BARE GUIDE AND BARE GUIDE VEGETARIAN? First and foremost, BARE Guide uses meat products within the recipes and BARE Vegetarian does not. BARE vegetarian is ‘lacto-ovo-vegetarian’ which means we have used eggs and dairy, however has a Vegan swap on almost every page. When it comes to the planners and shopping lists – these are completely different (as there are new recipes). As for the recipes, SOME have crossed over from BARE Guide to BARE vegetarian. However, there are roughly 88 NEW recipes in BARE vegetarian and around 42 that have crossed over from regular. The Resources are similar but do have differences regarding cooking basics and information for those who follow a vegetarian diet.  If buying the bundle (not yet available), please note that some recipes and resources will be the same/similar. There is still a HUGE amount of support, new recipes and community. If buying the bundle, you will receive over 200 recipes that are workable within the guides – how amazing is that!  We also have accounted for allergies in both the BARE guide and Vegetarian BARE – with a huge swaps and alternatives table to help you swap ingredients for ones that you can eat. In regards to the number of  GF, DF, NF recipes, see below: BARE (meat based)Nut Free: 78Dairy Free: 51Gluten Free: 35 BARE Vegetarian Nut Free: 80Dairy Free: 61Gluten Free: 52 Some recipes have 1 ingredient that is something simple like soy sauce, which means we can’t call it “gluten free”, where if you would switch soy for tamari (in the swaps and alternatives table), this recipe would be gluten free. HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE BARE GUIDE? With the BARE guide you receive lifetime access! BARE is a downloadable guide, so it will be with you forever as soon as you download. We have the online portal if you ever lose the guide to re-download. WHAT LEVEL OF COOKING EXPERIENCE DO I NEED? All of the recipes are designed to be quick and easy, and beginners are super welcome and will have a community of support available! You do not need any prior cooking level, our resources will help you through your journey. Each week, you will get more and more confident in the kitchen – I can promise you that! If you’re an experienced cook, I promise you’ll enjoy these delicious recipes just as much as the beginners! I’VE TRIED SO MANY PROGRAMS BEFORE, WHAT MAKES BARE DIFFERENT? BARE first and foremost is NOT a diet or about restriction in any way! It’s all about balance and enjoying food. You won’t find extensive meal plans, complicated recipes or expensive ingredients here. BARE gives you all the resources you need to build a healthy relationship with food but most importantly, it shows you that you can cook and enjoy all your favourite foods, while feeling happy and healthy. We’ve also worked really hard to give you more recipes so you have CHOICE and you can eat YOUR way. We want you to make a healthy change, while loving every minute/meal! READY TO JOIN THE BARE COMMUNITY? Hope this information has helped you and I hope I can make healthy eating much more achievable for you. If you have any other BARE Guide questions, please let me know. Leah x
My Top 5 Tips To Having More Fun In The Kitchen

My Top 5 Tips To Having More Fun In The Kitchen

If you haven't already noticed, my kitchen is my happy place.. It's where I can really get in my grove and be alone in my happy place and just do my thing! However, I know cooking and being in the kitchen doesn't come this naturally to everyone.. So here are my Top Tips On How To Have More Fun In The Kitchen and essentially make cooking more enjoyable. 1. Kitchen Essentials: First up, I love to have my kitchen stocked up on all of my basic ESSENTIALS.. So that when I'm ready to cook, I know I have all of my ingredients on hand. Some of my favourite essentials are: Stocks & Sauces Dried Herbs/ Ground Spices Canned Tomatoes/ Tomato Paste/ Tomato Sauce Grains Canned Goods PB & Nut Butters Eggs Fresh Vegetables Milk Fresh Herbs Meat/Fish/Poultry Fruit 2. Meal Prep & Plan Ahead If you're a member of our amazing BARE Guide community, you'll know that I am obsessed with meal prepping and using our BARE Guide meal planners to plan my weeks ahead of time. Typically I'll plan out my meals for the week ahead on a Saturday morning, head to the shops with Mitch and buy everything I'll need.. Then I'll meal prep all of my meals on a Sunday morning to help me stay on track and save time throughout the week! If you don't already meal prep, I strongly recommend this.. It's saved me so much time, effort, energy and MONEY during the week!  PS. If you're a part of the BARE Guide community.. Use the meal planners because they're lifesavers! 3. Get In The Zone Now for some people this might be having fun in the kitchen with your partner, family member or friend.. Unfortunately, this isn't the case for me.. Haha, I LOVE to be in the kitchen alone.. By myself and getting my grove on! I LOVE getting in the zone by listening to a good episode of Dr. Phil or Judge Judy on YouTube.. I mean how soothing does that sound in the background. Now, I know this won't work for some people.. So you could try some nice music or a playlist in the background.. OR if you're old school like my mum, you can have the 6pm news playing in the background, whatever makes you happy! 4. In & Out I'm not referring to In-N-Out Burger in California, however, I like to keep my dinners SHORT and be in and out of the kitchen within 30 minutes.. Especially after a long day at work. Make sure you're picking meals that don't take FOREVER and that you can enjoyable whip up quickly. Trust me, it's a good feeling when you can smash out a quick dinner and enjoy the rest of your night to yourself! 5. My Personal Favourite - EXPERIMENT The one and only motto I live my life by.. Is EXPERIMENT, EXPERIMENT, EXPERIMENT.. I couldn't express this enough. It's important you trial and error in the kitchen and try new things that will expand your cooking horizons. Don't be scared of making mistakes.. They're a good thing, because they'll help you grow as a cook. I mean.. I still burn toast to this day haha! The more you experiment, the more fun and freedom you will have in the kitchen.. Trust me, this is the BEST part about cooking! Don't be afraid to add your touch to a recipe or two. I hope you guys loved these tips and they help you have more FUN in the kitchen! If you have any other recommendations, I'd love to hear them, so please reach out. Leah x
How To Stay Healthy When You're Feeling Unwell

How To Stay Healthy When You're Feeling Unwell

We all hate the feeling of feeling un well or getting sick and during these times we're often not feeling like ourselves.. Which males it so much harder to stay healthy and get your body and mind back on track. Whether you’re suffering from a mild head cold or a bad flu, there are some small things you can do to help yourself feel better in no time! Below are my tips you can incorporate while feeling sick! DON’T SKIP MEALS  To maintain a strong immune system, you need to eat! If you have a sore throat, reach from something that soothes your throat while giving you a boost of energy and vitamins like my Chicken Noodle Soup or Honey Tea below. The hot broth will help keep your nasal passages clear and can also help prevent dehydration! Chicken Noodle Soup Turmeric & Honey Tea STAY HYDRATED:  It’s also important to stay nourished and hydrated when you're feeling unwell. I recommend drinking 2 - 3L of water a day so you can really try and get all of those nasty symptoms out of your system!  EXERCISE, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY: When I feel unwell, I choose not to exercise, but I will often set up at home and opt for a stretching session. When you’re sick, sometimes you feel tighter than usual and your muscles are sore, so a massive stretch session or a light walk (if you can) could truly make a difference – physically and also mentally. Eat The Right Foods Garlic and ginger are perfect to consumer when you're feeling unwell. Garlic, has anti-microbial properties that are good for healing viruses.. You can add this to almost all of your foods to help! Ginger, is another that is perfect for soothing stomach aches and potentially even help fight inflammation. I love adding freshly ground ginger to my teas! I hope you loved these tips on How To Stay Healthy While Feeling Unwell and I hope they help you when you are feeling unwell! Leah x  
Laura Jackson's Amazing BARE Guide Transformation Journey!

Laura Jackson's Amazing BARE Guide Transformation Journey!

Check out this #BAREGUIDEPROGRESS! Read below to see what Laura has been doing over the past few of months with both her food and exercise, to look and most importantly feed better! Laura Jackson, who you might know from Instagram as @balancebylaura started her BARE Guide journey in February 2019 Laura - @balancedbylaura I can see small changes here from February 2019 to July 2019 and these changes from continuing to eat eat from @leahitsines #BAREGuide and Kayla Itsines #BBG, moving my body each day and eating wholesome fresh foods and loving life!! It's important to enjoy life and make these changes to suit YOUR lifestyle. I started this Instagram page over 3 years ago for a fitness journey for myself but it has become so much more than that and I love connecting with others on their healthy lifestyle journeys looking to enjoy a balanced and realistic lifestyle, sustainably forever I look at my lifestyle as healthy because I exercise regularly and I eat pretty much most foods all in moderation - no cheat meals or cheat days anymore for me 🙌🏽 I love the relationship I have with food and there is no “bad food” in my mind ✅  As you can see physical changes in these pictures, I also feel different in my clothes that feel different on me.. my mindset towards food (and exercise) has changed significantly this year and I am loving the @bareguide which has helped me get my eating back on track 👊🏽 I eat the right portion sizes and know more about food all thanks to @leahitsines for creating such a creative and delicious guide that is easy to stick to and enjoy 💫  Honestly, this makes me so happy and I am so proud of Laura! I can't wait to see how the rest of her #BAREGuide journey goes Leah xx
My Top 6 Healthy Pre & Post Workout Snacks

My Top 6 Healthy Pre & Post Workout Snacks

Now you know I'm all about those delicious snacks, that are made in an amazing HEALTHY way.. And these 6 certainly won't let you down. There's nothing worse than working out when you're feeling hungry or in my case.. a little hangry, so I have prepared My Top 6 Healthy Pre & Post Workout Snacks so you don't have to go hungry anymore..     Protein Brownies This is SUCH a delicious protein brownie that can be enjoyed at ANY time of the day but is especially perfect as pre or post workout snack! I love it with a bit of yoghurt and fresh berries! Tip: If you're a sweet tooth than you may want to add a little extra rice or maple syrup to taste. I'm not overly into sweet food so I didn't add heaps of syrup in the brownies but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little extra :)   Peanut Butter Bars Super delicious and easy to make, these Peanut Butter Bars have everything you need to power you through any work out or the day. They also really hit the spot around that 3 o'clock snack time!     Vanilla and Almond Butter Protein Balls This quick, easy and energising snack is the perfect for a morning pick-me-up. Packed with protein, carbs and good fats, you're body will be loving these tasty treats.   Salted Caramel Smoothie How AMAZING is this? This salted caramel shake will make you jump out of bed in the morning! The recipe is by the beautiful @danisobbi, and I absolutely love it.   Choc-Protein Lava Cake These Choc-Protein Lava Cakes are an absolute must have dessert. Super easy to make and take less than 5 minutes in the oven, they're a protein recipe well worth eating for dessert!    Peanut Butter Protein Balls THIS recipe is SOOO good and SOO easy for when you have those 3 O'clock sugar cravings or need a quick snack before or after your workout! These keep in the fridge for up 3-4 days, so if you make a big batch you'll have plenty of snacks. THEY'RE SO GOOD!   Try a recipe or two this week and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing your feedback! Be sure to also share your creations with me on Instagram so I can like, comment and share! Use the tag @leahitsines and hashtag #leahitsines to reach out. Leah x
My Top 7 Healthy, Delicious Soup Recipes

My Top 7 Healthy, Delicious Soup Recipes

Okay so if you know me, you know I love a good soup.. especially when the weather is freezing cold like it currently is in Australia.  Below is a list of My Top 7 Healthy, Delicious Soup Recipes to keep you warm in the colder weather. Cheesy Broccoli Soup This is the best ever Cheesey Broccoli Soup recipe! It's so warming and delicious, I'm promise you won't be able to stop eating... ... and that's no exaggeration! haha Plus, it's so incredible easy to make, is packed with veggies and also super kid friendly, making it the perfect dinner idea, especially in winter!! Remedy Pumpkin Soup This easy and healthy pumpkin soup is so nourishing and so delicious. There's no cream in this one, instead I've made this pumpkin soup with coconut cream but you could also use coconut milk. The coconut makes this a great easy dinner recipe for vegans but I know everyone will love it.  Pumpkin & Bacon Soup Super easy, healthy Pumpkin & Bacon soup that'll keep you warm this winter. Quick Chicken Noodle Soup Are you needing a winter warmer? Or need an immunity boost to fight off a cold? This soup is going to be your JAM! This Quick Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is nothing short of amazing! Healthy, easy and so delicious. It's a great kid friendly dinner idea that the whole family can enjoy it together. Basic Leek & Potato Soup SUCH a delicious winter warmer! This soup is great to make in bulk and freeze for those cold, wintery nights.  Cheesy Roast Garlic & Cauliflower Soup It's getting colder here which means...it's soup season!! I love meal prepping my soups in big batches so I can freeze for a super simple and easy meal.  Curried Sweet Potato Soup This soup is AMAZING in winter because its super filling and the delicious the spices will keep you warm inside!  I hope you love these delicious recipes and they keep you a littler warmer in the colder weather!Leah x  
My Top 5 Healthy Sweet Breakfasts

My Top 5 Healthy Sweet Breakfasts

You got a sweet tooth? SAME! I love having a sweet breakfast, it really feels like a treat rather then the typical savoury 'eggs on toast' type of brekky. In saying that, a 'sweet' breakfast can still be healthy! Here are My Top 5 Healthy Breakfasts to kick start your day with a little healthy sweetness.  1. BANANA PROTEIN PANCAKES!  These banana protein pancakes are so good for breakfast and are my favourite thing to cook when I have a little bit of extra time in the mornings. What's even better is that they are 3 ingredient protein pancakes, making life just that little bit easier! Bananas are a great source of vitamins such as potassium and vitamin C. There are MANY benefits to bananas - and they are my absolute favourite addition to any breakfast.  2. PEACH PARFAIT WITH HOMEMADE MUESLI  Parfait's are such a delicious and simple breakfast and can really save you time in the mornings. If you batch cook the muesli (super delicious!) and cook the warm peach mixture in advance, you can meal prep these for up to 3 days in advance and keep the muesli in the pantry for another day. Meal prep in a 'to go' jar and grab and go on your way to work.  3. STICKY DATE OATS  Yes, you read that right! These are delicious stick date oats that honestly taste like warm cake in the morning! Who wouldn't want that?! They are such a delicious and perfect for a winter morning when you need something to warm you up.  4. HOME MADE GRANOLA WITH DATE SYRUP Need to switch up your morning muesli? Try this delicious granola that is made with date syrup! It's got a hint of caramel and goes amazingly with yoghurt or milk. This can be batch made and stored in the pantry for up to 4 weeks - so it's great for a quick and easy breakfast.  5. CHOC BANANA PROTEIN PANCAKES  Similar to the banana pancakes, these are SO GOOD and are only THREE ingredients - how easy is that? These are one of my favourites.  Hope you loved these!  Love, Leah x