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Week1: Meal Prep Sunday
Week1: Meal Prep Sunday
Yay! I am so excited! Welcome to the beginning to my new blog segment Meal Prep Sunday. Every Friday, I'll be sharing with you your meal prep plan for the following week and walking you through every step you need to take to get your healthy and tasty meals ready. I've created this because I know and really understand how busy you are. You want to eat healthy and nourish your body but with the craziness of life it's easy to make good food and cooking your last priority.  But I'm on a mission to help you live a healthy and balanced lifestyle through meal prep plans that FIT into your life! No matter how little time you have. All I need from you is 2- 3 hours on a Sunday for some meal prepping fun! Put on your favourite music so you can dance along or even have a podcast or movie playing to help the time fly by. These few hours are going to save you a lot of time, stress, energy and hunger pains through out the rest of the week. In your rush to work, you'll simply be able to grab you breakfast, lunch and snacks from the fridge before heading out the door, and at night time, the only cooking you'll be doing is reheating your tasty preprepared healthy dinner - oven or microwave, whatever your preference.  How easy is that??? Let's get started!   Meal Prep Guidelines Each Meal Prep Sunday Plan contains one daily plan, which you can use from Monday to Wednesday or full the whole week. It's completely up to you. For each recipe I provide, you'll need to work out how many serves you need. This is determined by how many days you follow the plan and also how many people are following the plan along with you. For instance, if you and you're partner (2 people) decided to follow the plan from Monday to Wednesday (3 days), you would need to make 6 servings of each recipe. To be clear, each plan isn't a diet or weight loss plan but a guide to easily incorporate balanced and healthy eating into your life. However, because each plan is packed with goodness you may notice a change in your energy, overall wellbeing and potentially your weight over time depending on you normal eating routine. If there's a recipe you don't like then simply swap it out for one of my many others. Simply look for recipes that you can easily batch cook, keep in the fridge and reheat if you need.   This Week's Meal Prep Plan: Breakfast: Vanilla and Berry Overnight Oats Snack 1: Carrot Sticks (1-2 Carrots) and Hummus (2-3 Tbsp) Lunch: Chilli Lime Chicken Snack 2: Peanut Butter Protein Balls Dinner: Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry     Meal Prep Method: 1. Work out how many days and how people are following the plan so you know how many serves you need to make of each recipe. 2. Go through each recipe and construct your shopping list for the week. What's great about meal prepping is you don't need a million different ingredients because you're making the same meals. 3. Go food shopping! 4. Once you're home, make sure you're kitchen is clear and ready for cooking, and then get out all the ingredients and containers you need. This is also the time you can put on some music, a podcast or a movie - or maybe you just want silence - whatever you need to enjoy the next couple hours. 5. Start by marinating your chicken for your Chilli Lime Chicken (Steps 2 and 3). Once that's done put it aside along with the rest of the recipe, we'll come back to that later. 6. Let's make your breakfast. My tip is to make each serving of your Vanilla and Berry Overnight Oats in their individual containers so it's all ready to go. Follow the process of adding oats to each container, then the chia seeds to each container and so on - that way you're not going back and forth between each ingredient. Once you're done put the containers in the fridge.  7. Next we're going to focus on your snacks. With the carrots and hummus, you may want to just take a bag of carrots and a container of hummus and put them in the fridge at work (if you have one) - this way you can chop up the carrot and grab the hummus as you need it. Otherwise, cut up all the carrots you need and then seperate each serving into a container before adding the hummus to one side of the each container. 8. Now it's time to make some Peanut Butter Protein Balls! Once you're done either seperate the protein balls into individual servings with seperate containers or put them in one bigger container that you can put in the fridge at work and grab as you need. 9. With all the super quick and easy stuff out of the way, it's time to cook your main meals. We're going to cook your dinner first because this Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry is also really quick and easy to make. Once you're finished cooking you can either seperate each serving into individual containers or keep all the stir fry in one container and all the rice in another - whichever suits you. To keep things extra fresh you can also keep a few portions in the fridge and then just defrost when you need them. 10. By now your chicken for your Chilli Lime Chicken should have been marinating for 1 to 1 1/2 hours! And by the time you finish chopping your broccoli and steaming your sweet potato, it will be all ready to go. Follow steps 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to finish off the recipe and then seperate each serving into individual servings. 11. Clean up and then put your feet up! AMAZING job! You just smashed Meal Prep Sunday and now all your food is ready to go, which means no more food shopping, cooking or cleaning for the next few days.   Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and what you would like to see more in Meal Prep Sunday. 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  
What I Eat In A Day
What I Eat In A Day
If there's one thing I get a lot of requests for it's what I eat in a day! And because I'm all about giving you what you want I thought today I would walk you through my meals for the day. But first a warning... Like every human on this planet, my tastes, cravings and needs change weekly (if not daily). I'm really big on listening to my body and naturally this means, what I eat in day is ALWAYS changing! However, I do have a few go to favourites that keep me nourished, full and most importantly HAPPY!! So here is my what I eat in a day - packed full with my healthy and easy favourites from breakfast to dessert. I hope this gives you plenty of foodie inspiration, enjoy! Breakfast You've probably heard me preach about the importance of breakfast and that's because I LOVE starting my day with a nice big breakfast and it's really sets me up for everything ahead. During the day, I'm busy working and running around so I often need a really quick lunch BUT breakfast is my time to sit and enjoy before rushing into everything.  My favourite is a big plate of toast, avocado and eggs with a nice Leah size pinch of salt & pepper! Yum, yum and more yum. If I have a little more time then I'll do the full spread and whip up my Eggs On Toast With Roasted Tomatoes from my BARE eBook. If I am a bit pressed for time then I love the convenience of over night oats. They're so just so tasty and filling but crazy quick. I love my Chocolate Overnight Oats!! I'll also happily tuck into a smoothie bowl - which I actually devoured this morning! - even though I have bad habit of eating all the muesli and fruit off the top and then leaving the rest...haha but I enjoy it! My favourite smoothie bowl is by far Banana & Strawberry with my Toasted Muesli. Both recipes are also in my BARE eBook!     Lunch As I said above, I'm usually cramming lunch into my busy day. There's not a lot of time to stop so I always opt for something that's easy and quick to whip up.  I love a good wrap! Salad, chicken, a bit of hummus and I've got one happy tummy. This is my favourite lunch go-to because I can easily grab all the ingredients from the fridge and roll them up in a pitta. I love my Chicken and Turkey Wraps, or my Roast Veggie Wraps. talk about AMAZING! All of these recipes are in my BARE eBook, which you can probably tell right now is my go to for food inspiration. If you've been following me for a while you would know I LOVE a good meal prep. It's just sooo easy and means I don't have to worry about what to make - yep! Even I get cooking brain fatigue - My favourite is definitely Meatballs with Broccoli and Rice!     Dinner This is by far HANDS DOWN my favourite meal of the day. I love love LOVE dinner and having some time to just chill out. Often after dinner it's back to the office so this is definitely my time. You're probably aware that I'm a little obsessed with pasta, and after a long day, I love tucking into a big bowl of Napoletana Penne or Puttanesca with Read Sauce. It's so comforting and fulfilling - I could never live without pasta! Growing up in a Greek family means I'm naturally a big fan of a good yiros. Similar to a wrap, they're just so quick to put together but incredibly tasty and filling at the same time. Plus, a yiros doesn't have to be unhealthy. It's so easy to make as an healthy alternative just like my AMAZING Lamb Yiros in BARE. I've love salmon and will easily eat this most nights of the week with steamed veggies or a nice big salad. Salmon is perfect when you're craving something light and refreshing but also want to be left full. Plus, it's packed with goodness! I love my Moroccan Salmon and Lemon Salmon recipes.      Well there you have it - what I eat in a day. Now I realise I didn't get into snacks but that's because I'm often snacking and trying all the different recipes I'm creating through out the day BUT for snack inspiration definitely check out this blog post! 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
3 Easy Ways to Make Delicious Pancakes
3 Easy Ways to Make Delicious Pancakes
I love pancakes on a Sunday morning! And these 3 pancake recipes are easy, simple, fluffy and SUPER delicious. Whether you're craving a healthy treat or sweet indulgence, you're going to be loving every single bite of these pancakes. Enjoy! 1. Chocolate Protein Pancakes These are the easiest protein pancakes ever! They're super easy and quick to make but also super delicious. The best part is that they're packed with goodness and crazy filling so you're to have one happy tummy after a serving of these amazing pancakes.     2. Berry Buttermilk Pancakes Oh my!! These pancakes are sweet, delicious and are the perfect breakfast treat to satisfy those sugar cravings. I love these piled high with strawberries.are super delicious - the addition of strawberries are so perfect! 3. 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes These banana protein pancakes are soooo 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!   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
8 Easy Weeknight Chicken Recipes
8 Easy Weeknight Chicken Recipes
  What's not to love about chicken? It's easy to cook, budget-friendly and super tasty!  Whether it's a parmigiana, pie, pasta or one tray bake, chicken recipes are so delicious and versatile. They're guaranteed to keep the family happy! Whether you're looking for comfort food or a healthy option, I've got 8 easy weeknight chicken recipes that are going to satisfy your tastebuds. Let's get cooking...   1. Chicken Parmigiana This recipe is super easy, super delicious and the whole family will love it! When I was little and didn't know what I wanted for dinner, my mum would make my sister and I this. It's so delicious and comforting, a sure family favourite.   2. Chicken Pie Who doesn't love chicken pie?! This recipe is super delicious and super easy to make. It's one of those meals that are perfect for a whole family.     3. Chicken Fried Rice YUMMMM! Who doesn't love a good fried rice? This is such a delicious but simple recipe to throw together, and also makes the perfect leftovers for lunch.     4. Chicken Herb Drumsticks EASY PEASY DINNER! All you have to do is marinate, and throw into the oven! Who doesn't like an easy dinner like that! While it's baking steam some veggies or throw together a salad, and you're done.     5. Creamy Chicken Linguine There is nothing better then pasta....I swear! Pasta is just one of those foods that I absolutely love and could honestly have it for breakfast haha! This pasta is super delicious and packed full of veggies and yummy chicken! Pasta needs to have a tasty base, veggies, a protein of some sort and some deeeliiccious parmesan! This pasta ticks ALLLL those boxes!     6. Thai Chicken Sliders I have to admit, I ate 4 of these burgers while shooting this picture!! They are SO delicious and they are perfect for a family. They may have a "hint" of thai, but the kids will love them!     7. Lemon, Herb and Butter Chicken This lemon and herb chicken is super delicious. It's the perfect easy, light dinner that you can throw together when you don't have a huge amount of time or are too exhausted to cook.     8. Chicken and Capsicum Bake One Tray Chicken Bake! YESSSS!!! I love these type of recipes! They're basically a "chop everything, throw into a tray and hope for the best" sorta thing! So easy, so quick and so delicious.      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
5 Delicious Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
5 Delicious Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
I said it before, and I'll say it again! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my veggies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh! And snacks of course! It's a clear obsession but I just love cooking, seasoning and making them taste AMAZING! Whether you're vegetarian, into Meatless Mondays or just love your veggies, you are going to love these easy dinner recipes I'm sharing with you today.  Who said veggies are boring?? Definitely not me! 1. Stuffed Eggplant This recipe is perfection! I love baked eggplant because it goes all soft and delicious but topping it with the tomato and feta takes it to the next level.     2. Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Bake This spinach & Ricotta Pasta Bake is super delicious and easy when cooking for the family. Not to mention everyone loves a good pasta bake, especially during these colder nights.     3. Vegetarian Meatballs These are a super soft, simple vegetarian meatball that I love! I've only cooked with tempeh a few times, but its super easy! These can be baked, but I prefer to pan fry as they take a while in the oven! Put them on top of pasta or enjoy them in a salad.     4. Vegetarian Nachos Everyone needs vegetarian nachos in their life. It's super easy and a perfect summer night meal. I love playing around with the topping and making it super cheesy.     5. Curried Chickpea and Lentil Patties This is a super delicious and easy way to make vegetarian patties! They're great on they own, in a salad or even as a burger patty!      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
Your Guide to Food Portion Sizes & Control
Your Guide to Food Portion Sizes & Control
Last week, I asked you to help me move past my mental block and the response I received was soooo AMAZING! This support means everything to me (and that's no exaggeration) because it means I can keep giving your EXACTLY what you want. The number one thing you wanted support with was... ...portion sizes!! And I hear you! There's a lot of confusing and overwhelming information out there, which means it's not always clear how much food we need to nourish our bodies. If you've also ever wondered 'what I should eat?' then this is the blog post for you. So I'm going to clear this up today with my Ultimate Guide to Food Portion Control and Sizes. Everything I share today is based off information in my BARE eBook and The Nourishing Cook book, which have both been approved by a nutritionist. Both are packed full with perfectly balanced healthy meals, and BARE even has a 4 week healthy meal plan to make portion sizes and control even EASIER! So let's dive into it...   A Balanced Plate The Balanced Plate diagram is the PERFECT place to start because it gives you a clear visual of what you should look for on your plate. If you ever feel overwhelmed by everything else I'm about to tell you, then simply come back to this. ALSO If you use these portions as a guide in all your cooking it will give you the base to experiment with different foods!     The Specific Guidelines Ok, now to the nitty gritty... I always try to create recipes that help you to have a SUPER balanced diet and ensure you're getting ALL the nutrients you need! All my recommendations are based on the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE) so you know it's alllll good and based on scientific evidence. Sooo here are the following amount of serves for each food group: 6 serves of Breads, Grains and Starchy Vegetables 2.5 Serves of Dairy 2.5 Serves of Lean Meats/Fish/Poultry 5 Serves of Vegetables 5 Serves of Healthy Fat 2 Serves of Fruit But what does a single serve look like??? This is where it can feel a little overwhelming...because every food is different BUT hopefully the table below will give you some much need CLARITY. LEAN MEAT, FISH, POULTRY, EGGS, TOFU AND LEGUMES 65g cooked lean red meats such as beef, lamb, veal, pork, goat or kangaroo (roughly 90-100g raw) 80g cooked lean poultry such as chicken or turkey (100g raw) 100g fish fillet about 115g raw) or one small can of fish 2 large (120g) eggs 1 cups (150g) cooked or canned legumes/beans such as lentils, chickpeas or split peas (preferably with no added salt) 170g tofu 30g nuts, seeds, peanut or almond butter or tahini or other nut or seed waste (no added salt) HEALTHY FATS 10g unsaturated spread (olive oil or canola or Nuttelex margarine) 7g unsaturated oil (olive, canola or sunflower oil) 5g (1 teaspoon) tahini (sesame butter) 20g avocado - 20g (1 tablespoon) hummus 10g nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans or walnuts)/ or nut pastes/butters BREADS, GRAINS, CEREALS AND STARCHY VEGETABLES 1 slice (40g) of bread 1/2 medium (40g) roll or flat bread 1/2 cup (75-120g) cooked rice, pasta, noodles, barley, buckwheat, semolina, polenta, bulgur or quinoa 1/2 cup (120g) cooked porridge 2/3 cup (30g) wheat cereal flakes 1/4 cup (30g) natural muesli 1 (60g) crumpet 1 small (35g) English muffin or scone 1 small wholemeal pita ½ cup couscous, cooked VEGETABLES 1/2 cup cooked green or orange vegetables (for example, broccoli, spinach, carrots or pumpkin) 1/2 cup cooked dried or canned beans, peas or lentils (preferably with no added salt) 1 cup green leafy or raw salad vegetables 1/2 cup sweet corn 1/2 medium potato or other starchy vegetables (sweet potato, taro or cassava)  1 medium tomato DAIRY 1 cup (250ml) fresh, UHT long life, reconstituted powder milk, evaporated or buttermilk 2 slices or (40g) of hard cheese, such as cheddar 1/2 cup (120g) ricotta cheese 3/4 cup (200g) yoghurt 1 cup (250ml) soy, rice or other cereal drink with at least 100 mg of added calcium per 100g 1 small coffee (250ml of skim, soy or almond milk) FRUIT A standard serve is about 150g or choose from: 1 medium apple, banana, orange or pear 2 small apricots, kiwi fruits or plums 100g blueberries 1 cup strawberries 1 cup diced or canned fruit (no added sugar) ½ a mango 2-3 fresh dates 3/4 cup pineapple 1 cup red or green grapes   If you want further support with portion sizes and control then check out my 4 week healthy meal plan and eBook BARE, it's breaks every single meal and portion for you, so you don't even have to think! I've worked it all out for you. I really hope this blog post helps everyone struggling with portion sizes! Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. Remember! If you try any of my recipes to let me know via Instagram @leahitsines. I love seeing, liking and sharing your tasty creations. Happy eating, Leah xx
3 Epic Protein Balls For Work
3 Epic Protein Balls For Work
I'm pretty sure EVERYONE understands those 3pm cravings!! They are notorious!! And is it just me... ...or are they even worse when you're bored at work??  That's two hands up for me! One of my favourite 3pm saviours is a tasty protein ball (or three...let's be honest) Protein balls, bliss balls, energy bites, no bake treats...however you want to call them...are basically the queen of 3pm snack time.  1) They're sooo easy and quick to make!! 2) They're sooo yummy and also packed with goodness to give you plenty of energy and keep your tummy nice and happy. 3) You know the drill! Make a whole batch and you've got a quick easy snack to grab for the rest of the week. How much more could you want form a snack?? Here are 3 epic protein balls that are perfect for work!   1. Vanilla & Almond Butter Protein Balls These Vanilla & Almond Butter Protein Balls are well worth a try! They're the perfect morning or a 3pm pick-me-up, and tastes so damn good...just try not eating them all at once.     2. Apricot Bliss Balls Yummmm!! These are amazing!! The apricot adds a sweet tangy element that will satisfy any sugar cravings while keeping you going. I love these so much, they're the perfect grab on the go snack.     3. Apple Energy Bites APPLE and WALNUT ENERGY BITES! These are on a whole other level. The apple adds an amazing new sweetness and texture. I highly recommend making a big batch because these can last up to a week in the fridge (if they last that long in your house....certainly not mine!!)     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 New eBook Feel Good Food is Here!
My New eBook Feel Good Food is Here!
I am SO EXCITED to announce that my new eBook Feel Good Food is finally here!  YAY! This eBook is ALL about foods that make you happy, put a smile on your face and, most importantly, make your soul FEEL GOOD.  From classic Mushroom Risotto, to soothing Lemongrass and Tumeric Fish Curry to fudgy Chocolate Brownies, this is the food that you WANT to eat.     I created this eBook because I wanted to write something that really reflects how the majority of people eat. I know how much you love my heart-warming recipes (No. 1 being pasta bake!!) and so I wanted to give you MORE of what you want. You can expect over 40 recipes of your nostalgic favourites PLUS some new special mouth-watering dishes that I just know you are going to LOVE.     I love how much joy and happiness a great homemade meal can bring and through these recipes I hope to add more and more of this into your life.  I'm the first to admit that I love pasta, and will easily tuck into a big bowl of spaghetti whenever the craving calls for it because I know how happy it makes me. NOT ONLY are these food sooo NEXT-LEVEL delicious, they are so easy and quick to make, which means less time in the kitchen and more time eating till your heart's content.  Sounds like heaven to me!     As you can probably tell...this book really is all about YOU feeling GOOD and I cannot WAIT for you to try out the recipes for yourself! Being an eBook, your copy of Feel Good Food is only a few clicks away and will be sent straight to your inbox so you can start cooking as soon as possible. Get yours here!     I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing your feedback so be sure to also share all your Feel Good Food creations with me on Instagram so I can like, comment and share! Use the tag @leahitsines and hashtag #leahitsines to reach out. Happy cooking, Leah x    
8 Fresh Recipes To Start Your Week
8 Fresh Recipes To Start Your Week
Who loves a good weekend of eating out and comfort food? or even a good week? That's TWO hands up for me! If you haven't noticed already, I'm all about balance, balance and more balance. I believe all foods...even the so called more 'indulgent' ones...are to be fully enjoyed. Food should make you HAPPY, not stressed out! I'm not into restriction. I'm all about listening to yourself. One day you'll be on a mission enter a pizza comma and the next you'll be hunting down the nearest green juice. Either way it's all good. After a few days of comfort food, I CRAVE everything and anything that is FRESH. This craving usually hits me on a Sunday night (surprise surprise)...and I'm guessing I'm not the only one... So here are 8 fresh healthy recipes to start of your week! Breakfast 1. Mixed Berry Smoothie This Mixed Berry Smoothie is the best thing to wake up to! I swear you can feel the nutrients flowing through out your body with one tiny sip. Like every smoothie, it's SO easy to make and will give you the energy you need to kick off the week.     2. Easy Apple Granola APPLE GRANOLA! You guys seriously need to try this recipe, it’s incredibly delicious… perfect for breakfast or as a snack! Make it in batches and your are GOOD TO GO! The fresh apples really bring out the sweetness in this dish so it's perfect if you have a bit of a sweet tooth.     Snacks 3. Vanilla & Almond Butter Protein Balls These energising Vanilla & Almond Butter Protein Balls are the bomb! They're the PERFECT for a morning or 3pm pick-me-up because they're perfectly sweet but also nice and filling.     4. Vanilla Chia Pudding So it took me a bit of time to get used to chia puddings but now I'm in LOVE. Packed with healthy fats and protein, this recipe is super nourishing and is a great grab and go snack or breakfast option.     Lunch and Dinner 5. Strawberry & Spinach Salad I know what you're thinking...strawberries and spinach? And not in a green smoothie? Trust me! This recipe is delicious. Everything goes so so so well together! Plus, it's always super fun to try new things!      6. Mexican Beef with Avocado Salsa This is my quick easy go-to meal! Mexican Beef and Avocado Salsa is the PERFECT combination. Match made in heaven! It's so filling but also so delicious...you'll probably go back for seconds.     7. Curried Sweet Potato Soup Does anyone else feel like they're the perfect picture health after one serving of nourishing soup? I'm totally guilty! But this soup is so warming, so delicious and packed with so much goodness, I won't blame you if you feel like you're instantly glowing.     8. Lemon Salmon with Tomato Salsa This Lemon Salmon is the ideal fresh meal. It's leaves you feeling super light and the delicious lemony flavour works perfectly with a nice green salad - you can't go wrong.     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 Easy & Tasty Vegan Recipes
10 Easy & Tasty Vegan Recipes
So here's the thing... ...I'm not actually a massive meat eater.  I often crave veggie packed meals over meaty dishes, and will happily enjoy a good vegan meal any night of the week. And I know I'm not the only one. You all seem to LOVE vegan food too!  I get SO many requests for vegan recipes (understandably!) and so I wanted to share with you my top 10 vegan meals that are super filling, packed with flavour, and, as always, really easy to make. Whether you're vegan, vego, have dietary requirements or enjoy the occasional meat-free meal, I guarantee you'll love every single one of these recipes. Who said vegans don't eat good food? Definitely not me!   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.  Plus, my vegan marketing manager gave it a big tick of approval so you know it's good!     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
My Top 5 15 Minute Dinners
My Top 5 15 Minute Dinners
I am a BIG fan of quick and easy dinners that are packed with flavour! I don't want to worry about what to cook for dinner after a long day BUT I always crave a tasty dinner. The great thing is...you don't have to cook for hours to enjoy a good meal. I am SO dedicated to making cooking 100% stress-free so you can enjoy the best thing about it...THE FOOD! (Obviously! That's why you're here) So here are my top 5 15 minutes meals that you and your family will LOVE. 1. Honey Thai Salmon Honey and salmon just go SO well together, the combination really makes the flavours pop. Now there is a little bit of marinating time BUT if you're organised you can do it in the morning or the night before so it's all ready to go!     2. Beef Tacos These beef tacos are the best! They're packed with veggies and are so tasty with the perfect amount of Mexican seasoning. This is such a quick and easy recipe, you'll be eating in 15 minutes.     3. Vegetable Singapore Noodles I LOVE NOODLES! Noodle stir fries are my favourite! They’re so easy to make and perfect for a quick fresh meal.      4. Pesto Pasta This Spicy Creamy Basil Pesto Pasta recipe is the bomb! Honestly it's the best! The creamy pesto sauce makes it and even though you'll be making it from scratch, it's a super quick and easy dinner idea. You can thank me later.     5. Chickpea and Lentil Salad Who loves a good chickpea and lentil recipe? They're packed with protein and nutrients, and make the best salads. This chickpea and lentil salad is vegan and super tasty but what's even better is that it's so so so quick and easy to make! Great for lunch or dinner.     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
5 Best Yoghurt Recipes
5 Best Yoghurt Recipes
5 Best Yoghurt Recipes I believe yoghurt is very underestimated! It’s often seen as a snack or used to make a yummy dessert BUT yoghurt is so much more than something to satisfy your sweet tooth. I LOVE using yoghurt to make an amazing dressing or creamy potato bake! It adds a whole other element to your meal and is a great alternative for heavy cream or cheese. So let’s getting cooking with yoghurt! These are my 5 favourite yoghurt recipes, which I guarantee you are going to love! Steak Salad with Garlic and Chive Yoghurt Dressing I’ll admit, I am the biggest garlic lover.. and I can sometimes add a little too much, however, this steak salad with garlic & chive yoghurt dressing has just the right amount. This recipe will make your mouth water.. Vegetable packed Beef Tacos  It may not be Tuesday, but it’s TACO EVERYDAY in my house! I absolutely love a good taco, especially with a high protein yoghurt dressing! I used YoPRO lemon yoghurt to make a delicious replacement for sour cream, this is a must try dinner recipe. Sesame BBQ Chicken with Lemon Yoghurt Dressing Everyone loves a meal prep, this is a take on chicken & rice made amazing!! I used YoPRO yoghurt for a dressing because I wanted a healthier and lighter option, that doesn’t skip on flavour!  Spicy Creamy Pesto Pasta This pasta idea is super delicious and simple to make! Paired with the amazing creamy pesto, this is a dish you'll love! I mean.. you can’t go wrong with pasta can you?! Yoghurt Potato Bake This yoghurt potato bake, is absolutely amazing! I’m trying to copy a recipe that my Yiayia makes, which is so deliciously creamy and packed with flavour. I swapped out the cream for some yoghurt in this recipe and it worked a treat. 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