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The 6 Best & Easiest Curry Recipes

The 6 Best & Easiest Curry Recipes

I love curry! Whether it's vegan, beef, chicken or fish, I love coming home to a warming bowl of curry - it's just so comforting and nourishing. When I order out...and let's face it even when I'm home...I'm that werido that orders the beef korma without the beef...haha yep! I'm just want the liquid to dip my naan bread into it haha But you don't have to order out to enjoy a delicious curry. I've got 6 AMAZING and healthy curry recipes that are also super easy make!! You'll be spending less time in the kitchen, and more time tucking in to these delicious meals - it's a win win!   1. Vegan Dahl This recipe is SUPER tasty and packed full of the good stuff. High protein, and high delicious-ness. Yes, thats a thing.       2. Beef Curry This is SUCH a simple, and healthy option to the typical curry. It's so so delicious and surprisingly easy. It's one of my new favourites when getting that craving for delicious Indian foods!      3. Simple Yellow Fish Curry I LOVE this curry! It's so simple, quick and packs a punch with flavour. Serve over some delicious basmati rice and you're in for a delicious, light dinner!     4. Sweet Potato Curry This #vegan curry is SO tasty! I used a massaman curry paste as a base and it made the flavours pop! I absolutely LOVE curries, and having delicious light, but creamy curries like this one is just magical!     5. Choo Chee Prawns These Choo Chee Prawns are incredibly delicious and extremely easy to make! Not trying to brag but.. I might just be turning you into your very own Masterchef with this one!     6. Green Chicken Curry The BEST Green chicken curry you'll ever have! My mother used to make this for us once a week and we would LOVE getting home to it!     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
6 Easy Dessert Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

6 Easy Dessert Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Now I believe in balance and the importance of enjoying ALL foods but... ...let's face it, sometimes you just want to enjoy a dessert or sweet treat after dinner without the sugar crash. I love creating recipes that indulge your tastebuds but nourish your body! Dessert doesn't have to equal a sugar overload, it can easily be packed with goodness, which is why I wanted to share with you these 6 easy desserts that are actually healthy. Enjoy! 1. Mango Cheesecake This cheesecake is rich and creamy but yet so light and refreshing. Plus! This is not just any cheesecake...it's a raw vegan cheesecake. I LOVE how easy it is to make to because all you're doing is blending and freezing, which means there's ZERO risk of burning or over cooking it. It's basically idiot proof haha      2. Salted Caramel Smoothie If you're craving a milkshake or are one of those people who loves dessert breakfast, then whip up this sweet delight! It's tastes AMAZING and will load you up with energy. You feel like you're on a sugar high but without the crash. This super tasty community recipe is by the beautiful @danisobbi!!     3. Chocolate Protein Lava Cake These Choc-Protein Lava Cakes are an absolute MUST-HAVE dessert. SUPER easy to make! They take less than 5 minutes in the oven and are actually a protein recipe well worth eating for dessert! These almost taste to indulgent and too good to be true. It's basically a food mind game you just have to try.     4. Mango Popsicles  MANGO POPSICLES! I absolutely love having these by the pool in summer!  These are a super simple healthy and refreshing snack. They'll keep you keep you cool in that super hot heat and can be easily kept in your freezer for whenever you need them.     5. Apple and Granola Crumble Oh I just love a good crumble and this Apple and Granola Crumble is the BOMB! The crunchy topping with the sweet and soft filling makes a heaven like combination. This dessert is warming and nourishing but also gluten and refined sugar free! You'd never guess! (It tastes that good)     6. Banana and Raspberry Muffins These muffins are packed full with the good stuff but you'd never know it because they are the ultimate snack or dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth. There's zero gluten or refined sugar so you can just enjoy! My tip is to make a whole a big batch so you can enjoy this healthy treat for the rest of the week...if they last that long.       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
The Easy Daily Meal Plan For Busy Women

The Easy Daily Meal Plan For Busy Women

  I don't know one single person in the world who hasn't struggled with time when it comes to cooking.  You're busy. I'm busy. Everyone's busy. There's not many people who can - or let's face it actually want to - spend hours in the kitchen. BUT the reality is...we still want food! We need food! (Can't live with out it - literally!) Preferably yummy, fresh, nourishing food that takes 10 minutes to cook. So here is my solution for YOU! A super easy daily meal plan designed to fit into your busy life. If you're ever time poor, crazy busy, have no idea what to make or feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the idea of cooking then come back to this. This is the perfect place to start for anyone who has no time...so basically everyone! Let's get started...   BREAKFAST Ok so I know we're all busy but everyone has 5 minutes to make overnight oats. This is the perfect easy and tasty breakfast with endless flavour combinations. The trick is to make them night before! While your making dinner take a moment to simply put all you ingredients in a container...I'm talking oats, choice of milk and any extras (e.g. berries, protein powder, chai seeds, peanut butter)...stir and then put in the fridge. It doesn't get an easier than that.  Overnight oats can last 5 days in the fridge so make a up a few containers so you have breakfast all ready to go for the next few days! You can even heat them up in the microwave for 1 minute if your craving a warm breakfast! I have so many AMAZING overnight oats recipes! From Peanut Butter and Cacao to Chocolate to Vanilla and Berry. YUM! Check them all out here. For more easy breakfast ideas check out this blog post here and same rule...make in bulk!       SNACKS Snacks are life! They're what get you through the day, keep you full and stop you from demolishing the cookie jar at 10am and 3pm. Now... ...I have some great snack recipes that you can create a big batch in under 30 and keep you going for the rest of the week! I'm talking Protein Balls, Egg Breakfast Muffins, Spicy Trail Mix & Peanut Butter Bars.  BUT... ...I also have some great quick snack ideas you can make at work or home. 1. Have carrots & cucumber on hand to cut up when you hungry and eat with hummus (Store bought or make your own here) 2. Protein yoghurt or yoghurt with berries. 3. Piece of fruit with nut butter (If you're feeling it you can easily make your own here) Tip: If you have a fridge at work, keep your snack ingredients in there so you can grab them when you need them. That way you don't need to be constantly prepping ahead of time.     LUNCH & DINNER This is where a little organisation makes a world of difference! When you're cooking dinner or lunch go by the rule "Cook Once, Eat Three"! Basically, every time you're cooking, you want to be making enough for at least a couple of leftovers (for each person). This might take you 10-15 extra minutes to make more but will save you heaps of time and money in the long run! Leftovers are the perfect grab and go lunch, and easy dinner. If you don't want to eat the meal 3 days straight then just pop a serve in the freezer for when you want it. BUT I know what you're thinking... ...I still have to cook to get leftovers!  Yes! That's still true but these amazing recipes below make leftovers and meal prepping super easy. 1. Honey Salmon 2. Mexican Beef 3. Chilli Lime Chicken 4. Tumeric Rice with Sweet Potato and Black Beans Plus so many more here! Also check out these blog posts for healthy work lunch ideas, easy dinner recipes, my top 15 minutes dinners and also 3 best one tray dinners.     Give the plan a go and 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    
14 Bomb Brunch Ideas to Enjoy Your Lazy Sundays

14 Bomb Brunch Ideas to Enjoy Your Lazy Sundays

Let's be honest, getting a whole Sunday to just CHILL is HEAVEN on earth!! And the best part about a lazy Sunday...BRUNCH! I love eating good food with loved ones, family or even just myself. It's so so so nice to take the time to sit down and really enjoy whats on my plate, instead of stuffing it down my throat in a rush.  Here's the BIG misconception with brunch though... ...that it takes too much time and effort to make your own!  Well I'm going to seriously bust the myth today with 10 bomb brunch ideas.  All of them are so easy and quick to make, and don't involve loads of weird ingredients.  BUT you'll still feel like your eating some amazing gourmet cafe breakfast.  What more could you want??! Let's start cooking... 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 Slow Cooker Recipes

My Top 5 Slow Cooker Recipes

How good are slow cookers?! You just bang all the ingredients in and then just let the slow cooker do all the hard work for you. The result...is AMAZING! Melt in your mouth amazing! And I know you all LOVE a good slow cooker recipe so... ...here are my TOP 5 slow cooker recipes! Each one is perfect for a slow cooker BUT can also be done a pot or pan for all my last minute cookers. Let's sink our teeth into...   1. Light Creamy Chicken You HAVE to try this LIGHT creamy chicken! The amazing flavours from the fresh herbs and sun-dried tomatoes make it taste absolutely amazing. There's no surprise that this has been one of my most popular recipes.     2. Slow Cooked Soy Beef Oh my goodness - This slow cooked beef is SO soft and incredible! You'll keep eating past the point of explosion it's that good. Plus, it's a great meal prep idea. Make a whole lot and spilt it up into container.      3. Osso Buco Ah meat slow cooked in an incredible wine/tomato sauce with veggies and spices is SO GOOD! It's the BEST with some buttery mash potato....but you didn't hear that from me 😂 😜 Or also amazing with some rice! The meat is sooooo soft, it basically falls off the bone!     4. Apricot Chicken WOW! This chicken is super delicious and SO filling. I love this community recipe by @elle__maree! It was originally her mum's recipe but she added the sweet potato and chickpeas to make it more filling  - and it sure is amazing!      5. Beef Curry This is SUCH a simple, and healthy option to the typical curry. It's so so delicious and surprisingly easy. It's one of my new favourites when I getting that craving for delicious Indian foods!      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 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

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