One of the biggest excuses I hear when it comes to people making poor dietary choices is time – “I’m too busy to eat well/cook/meal prep/follow a recipe/grab healthy snacks”….. sound familiar? I must hear this several times a week, which is a shame because for the most part it isn’t true. Healthy eating is not impossible on the go, and the Grab and Go and Power Packs of Acti-Snack combinations are a perfect example of this. So when Acti-Snack asked me if I could create a healthy recipe using their additive and sugar-free mixes I couldn’t wait to get experimenting in the kitchen…. and the result are these Fit Food Muffins!
Spring is most definitely in the air and Easter is just around the corner which of course brings with it plenty of chocolate, hot cross buns, simnel cake…. basically lots of delicious but not very healthy treats. So when Rachel’s Organic Yogurt sent me across a booklet of healthy Easter Recipes using their delicious products I couldn’t wait to give them a go – and this particular recipe was so good I had to share. So as the perfect Easter weekend lunch to balance out all those chocolate eggs, here is Rachel’s Organic Peashoot, Goats Cheese and Pomegranate Salad with Yogurt Dressing.
I’m thrilled to be able to share with you guys this guest-written article on a topic that should be close to all of our hearts – rest and recovery. Chances are it is something we don’t do enough of, despite putting our bodies through so much week in, week out – so I hope that this Guest Blog Post will encourage you to rest more and recover better. We are all, after all, everyday athletes!
Starting a fitness journey is one thing; physically training to be better and mentally preparing for the long road ahead are different facets altogether.
Health fads may come and go, but juices and juicing are a healthy habit that has not only stayed the distance, but with the advent of the green juice movement, and juice bars popping all over London, one that is showing no signs of slowing down. But in the backlash against sugar in our diets and the shocking realisation that most adults in the UK consume way above the recommend daily intake of sugar – juices have also had their fair share of bad press. So, is juicing really as bad as the media may have us believe? Or is green juice really the wellness essential we need in our lives?
I’m very happy to be bringing you my first Guest Post of 2017, and aptly it is a post full of great exercise tips to ensure you stay fit and healthy in 2017 – after all resolutions are for life, not just for Christmas! This post was written by Niamh Wallis, who is a budding content writer from London that loves writing about all things health, exercise and fitness. When Niamh asked if she could share something with the Wildcat Fitness readers I was only too happy to oblige, so without further ado I’ll let Niamh share her top tips with you….
Want to keep your New Year’s resolution to hit the gym before work? Or just attend your Zumba class once a week? There are tons of tips out there on how to get motivated to exercise, but many of them will be easy to ignore if you’re not 100 percent dedicated. So, what is going to really work? If it’s a case of creating a routine, how do you even get started it in the first place?
Quitting Sugar is fast becoming one of the leading health trends with more and more people trying to cut it out, or at the very least significantly lower their intake of sugar. But in reality it can be extremely tough to reduce the sweet stuff, especially when it comes to cooking and baking. So when Natvia – the 100% natural sweetener asked me if I could create a recipe for them using their diabetic friendly and virtually calorie free alternative I was intrigued to give it a go and see if a classic sweet dish would still taste the same with no added sugar. The founder of Natvia actually created the product for his wife, who suffered from gestational diabetes when pregnant and so started researching natural alternatives to sugar. Natvia is made from the stevia plant so comes from 100% natural sources, and so I couldn’t wait to give one of my favourite desserts a Natvia makeover to see how it tasted! So, here is my recipe for a Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake – just in time for Valentine’s Day!