It’s National Fitness Day here in the UK. Dieting can be a chore and going to the gym day in and day out can be a bore. Why not jazz up your fitness routine by pairing it with these fantastic healthy recipes from drinks to snacks and even a dessert getting fit never tasted better.
Kick your workout up a notch with these beautiful water infusions. Not only will they look the part, they also have several health benefits of drinking your water with a bit of herbs and some fruit. There are several recipes from Tasty Yummies that use a load of different ingredients. Our favourite is the Ginger, Pear, Cinnamon and Vanilla Bean. The warm flavours will be perfect for when it’s cold outside but you are sweating it out in the gym.
You can’t go wrong with avocado, it’s the hottest thing since sliced bread and has incredible health benefits to boot. We had a bout of “fitspiration” after seeing this beautiful breakfast recipe from Pinch of Yum. British favourites, poached eggs atop creamy, rich avocado on lovely toasted whole wheat bread. It only takes about 7 minutes to make in the morning, so it’s perfect even when you’re short on time.
Give your work mates a touch of lunch envy with these tantalising fajita quesadillas from iFoodReal. What makes these fajita quesadillas versatile is the ability to have them with or without meat and to pack in whatever veggies you like. Making them on a whole wheat tortilla is the healthiest option but using a corn or white tortilla will work in a pinch.
This delicious pasta recipe from Serious Eats will trick your brain into thinking you’re having a naughty nosh. Plus with the nights getting colder it will be a wonderful warm meal for your belly after a tough gym routine.
We are a nation of chocolate lovers. Going healthy doesn’t mean giving up your favourite desserts. It just means playing with the recipe to make them more healthy. This recipe for Fudge Brownies from Back for Seconds uses greek yogurt in replace of butter and you’d never know the difference. So indulge yourself in a bit of a treat without upping the calories.
National Fitness Day UK is all about getting in shape, living a healthier life and providing healthy food and treats for your family. Have healthy recipes you’d like to share? Send them to [email protected] and we’ll get them on the blog and out there into the social media world.