Zoodle soup with chicken and carrot

A spicy and aromatic chicken ginger zoodle soup with carrot, chicken, mushrooms and ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles). Healthy and delicious!

A spicy and aromatic chicken ginger zoodle soup with carrot, chicken, mushrooms and 'zoodles' (zucchini noodles). Healthy and delicious!

You’ve got the aromatics: fresh ginger, garlic and chilli… Your house will smell amazing! These ingredients together with the chicken and vegetables create a soup with such a kick: perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather! The zucchini and somewhat sweet carrot noodles create the perfect balance.

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Fruit & vegetable smoothie bowl freezer packs

Kickstart your day with this healthy fruit & vegetable smoothie bowl! Place the packs in the freezer and take out at your convenience.

Kickstart your day with this healthy fruit & vegetable smoothie bowl! Place the packs in the freezer and take out at your convenience.

I love smoothie bowls for breakfast, but it’s usually such a hassle! Peel the fruits, chop the veggies, assemble my frozen ingredients…. That’s why today I share with you a recipe for super simple, done in no time fruit & vegetable smoothie bowl freezer packs!

Kickstart your day with this healthy fruit & vegetable smoothie bowl! Place the packs in the freezer and take out at your convenience.

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Poké bowl with salmon

If you love sushi, you’ll love this poké bowl! It’s simple, filled with veggies & topped with salmon. The rice makes it filling and ties the dish together.

If you love sushi, you'll love this poké bowl! It's simple, filled with veggies & topped with salmon. The rice makes it filling and ties the dish together.

Don’t you love having foodie friends? I know I do. Most of my friends enjoy eating but can’t imagine why they would take the time to take pictures, make their plate look pretty, or even to cook something from scratch when you can use short cuts. Luckily, Louise and I are on the same page! In the supermarket we think of ways to create more colour in our dishes, which results in this pretty plate.

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Kale and cannellini bean stir-fry with cashews and sausage

A non-traditional stir-fry with kale, cannellini beans, cashews and sausage seasoned with thyme. Delicious, healthy and filling!

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Here in the Netherlands we usually eat kale in one way: mashed with potatoes, and the typical Dutch “smoked sausage”. I wanted to try something else, and when I saw a recipe for a kale stir-fry I knew that was it! 

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Granola and (blood) orange yoghurt pie

Healthy granola and blood orange pie | Stay Alive and Cooking As you could read in my recipe for lemon yoghurt pie, I’m completely into healthy pies ever since I tasted one. That’s why I bring you another recipe today: a gluten and sugar free granola and blood orange yoghurt pie! How good does that sound?! The granola adds a nice and crunchy layer, and the blood orange adds that zing you really crave after you had one slice. I’m sure this recipe will win you over, too!

Of course, you can make this recipe with regular oranges too.

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Guilt-free yoghurt lemon pie

Guilt-free yoghurt lemon pie, click for recipe! | Stay Alive and Cooking

I always thought that eating those “healthier pies” was only for people who were really good at dieting and living healthy and stuff. I mean, if I’m at a restaurant I’m going to order a dessert, and it better have loads of butter and sugar in it! However, I’ve gotta admit that I was wrong. Oh, so wrong! I made a guilt free pie today, and it’s delicious!

I really thought I’d rather not eat pie than have a healthier one. Yes, I seriously am that stubborn. Pie is supposed to be sweet and tasty and delicious… Not healthy and, well, not tasty you know? Oh how I wish I had tried this one sooner. The nuts and dates in the crust taste almost like cookies, and the yoghurt topping is so nice and creamy thanks to the honey and lemon…. Healthy pies, you’ve won me over!

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Quick and healthy breakfast: oat/apple-cinnamon pancake with smoothie

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I haven’t posted any breakfast recipes lately and I’m sorry about that: breakfast is usually my favourite! I decided to make it up to you by uploading a double recipe today. One for a really simple oat flour pancake (it didn’t take me longer than preparing a regular bowl of oatmeal!) and a delicious yet healthy veg-fruity smoothie.

We all have those days in which we simply have no clue what to eat for breakfast. For me it’s easy, I always toss some ingredients in a bowl of oatmeal and I’m good to go for a couple of hours, but if you’re more a sandwich kinda person I can imagine it gets boring quite soon. That’s why you should mix it up every once in a while: with a simple pancake for example!

This is still part of the budget proof month of course, so it is not only a quick, easy and healthy breakfast but an affordable one too.

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Roasted pumpkin and pepper with turkey and freekeh | budget-proof challenge

DSCN6277There was this pumpkin sitting in my vegetable storage for already a month, so I decided it was about time to use it. I’ve done this before: buy pumpkin, forget about pumpkin, remember I have pumpkin and then be forced to find something to cook with pumpkin. Oh, well.

I thought it would be nice to roast vegetables. Roasted pumpkin is quite sweet and rich which can be rather overpowering, so I needed to balance it out – hence the bell pepper. Freekeh has that nutty flavour that goes great with roasted pumpkin and I decided to add the turkey for a nice hearty but healthy touch.

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