For those who follow my Instagram account, you'll often see me posting pics of food by a lovely friend of mine Jodie. This wonderful lady is a foodie extraordinaire and health yogi and has just had her first book published. She encompasses everything I believe in regarding food, exercise and holistic health and I cannot recommend her book highly enough!
I asked Jodie to do a guest post for me, so here she is to tell you more about her wonderful book.
Hi, my name’s Jodie and here’s a little introduction to my book One Nourished Life…
"When friends started suggesting I turn my healthy cooking passion into a book I thought they were crazy! My reaction was always, “But I’m not famous!” Golly, I’m not even a qualified chef or nutritionist. I’m just an everyday person! I work, sleep, and endure the same life stresses and trivialities as much as the next person. My respite from this however, is in my love of food, food that nourishes the body and satisfies the taste buds. Sourcing it, preparing it, cooking it, and of course, eating it!
As a full time gym owner and personal trainer, working in the health and fitness industry has inspired me to take this love of food and use it to complement my efforts in the gym. My passion is to enhance the health outcomes and fitness goals of not just myself but clients too, ensuring optimum nutrition as part of a holistic healthy lifestyle. I gain incredible satisfaction from what I do, helping people to reach their health and fitness goals, but have found the battles of my clients are often only half won. The imperative of diet and quality nutrition often fall by the way side compared to all those hours spent in the gym.
One Nourished Life highlights the ease and simplicity with which nutritious and delicious foods can be incorporated into your everyday life menu. These foods will not only liven up your dinner table and lunch box with new delicious and exciting tastes and textures but will nourish you from the inside-out! Nourishing your body will ignite a new, vibrant lease on life. One which nourishes self, mind, body and soul to permeate a new, healthier way of living."
I’d like to share with you Clair’s favourite recipe! This is just one of my Nourishing recipes:
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sweet-spud with coconut coleslaw
This is my DIY version of the much loved festival ‘baked jacket potato’ with healthier flavours that really pack a punch!
Sweet potato is a superior nutrition alternative to the traditional white potato and boasts a lower glycaemic index (gi) and carbohydrate content while containing greater amounts of fibre & vitamin A.
1 whole small sweet potato
½ cup red cabbage, finely shredded
½ cup fennel bulb (or green cabbage), finely shredded
½ cup carrot, grated or noodled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup organic coconut cream
1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
1 small (or ½) clove garlic
1 tablespoon raw almonds, roughly chopped
drizzle of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
Pre-heat fan forced oven to 200 degrees. bake whole sweet potato (uncut and skin on) on baking paper lined oven tray for 1-hour.
Meanwhile, throw shredded veg into a mixing bowl and squeeze with lemon juice. Leave to sit while completing the next step.
In a separate bowl, mix coconut cream (tip: shake can well before opening), mint and garlic. Add to veg mix and combine well.
Once cooked, remove sweet potato from oven and cut in half. Top with coleslaw veg mix, sprinkle with almonds and drizzle with olive oil.
Feel free to add your favourite palm size portion of sustainable and organic fish, chicken or meat for added protein!
Nourishing your body from the inside-out will allow you to give more positive energy to your days and enable you to live a One Nourished Life! xx