I love to start the day with a smoothie – regardless of the season!
This is because smooth foods are simple to digest after a night of fasting.
Easy on the tum and great on the taste buds! Enter my Almond Hit Smoothie.
I find the combination of banana and almond butter keep me full all morning. Plus, now that Arnie is on solids we both love this smoothie. Just make extra – no sharing here!
Who’s got hours to spend in the kitchen? Not me! I love my Hot Smoked Salmon & Avocado Bowl because it takes less than 15 mins to make but still tastes a million bucks.
It’s got all the good stuff needed to fuel your body – carbs, healthy fats and protein.
I don’t have a specific time I snack – I listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry.
When I do get peckish I want something satisfying.
My Pumpkin Falafel Bites were perfect when I was in the process of losing baby weight as I could prep a batch on a Sunday and dig in throughout the week.
Don’t be scared of snacks if you’re breastfeeding – they’re a great way to increase your energy intake (which you need!).
This is not just one of my fave meals, but one of Ed’s faves as well.
My Sticky Asian Beef Skewers are perfect for a family dinner in.
And, top tip: you can cook extra meat to have with a salad the next day! If I want to have a drink with dinner I love a soda water with fresh lemon.
It’s a classic for a reason!
And there you have it!
This is what my meals looked like after giving birth.
When I combined this with slow, gentle exercise from my TIFFXO program (and cleared to do so by my doc) I lost over 25kg.
Just remember that every body is different and results take time.
So, be gentle on yourself, eat your healthy snacks, drink your water and you’ll be feeling like one hot mama in no time!