DAY ON A PLATE: SASHA FROM LIVEWITHOUTLABELS

This day on a plate contains a very yummy recipe which I am so excited to make ! I came across Sasha on instagram and she is one of my faveee insta foodies! Studying nutrition, she not only provides delicious and healthy recipes but also great nutritional facts and discussions with each of her posts. If you don’t follow her already you’re missing out- she could make anyone love the look of vegetables! 

About

With a passion for photography, writing and all things health, Sasha from Live Without Labels is all about ditching those pesky labels that society gives us and living your life the way you choose. She is passionate about using her experiences as a ballet dancer to bring a unique perspective to the health foodie scene. She doesn’t subscribe to any ‘way of eating’ but rather just sticks to wholefoods with plenty of yummy treats for some balance. She is currently in her first year if a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine.

Day on A Plate 

BREAKFAST

I usually wake up at around 6:00am to do either a HIIT session or some yoga then after that I will usually have a warm lemon water and breakfast will depend on what mood I am in. Breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day and my favourite combos at the moment are either a bircher with greek yoghurt, berries and my favourite homemade granola or if I am in a savoury mood I love having eggs with avocado, feta and sauerkraut on some nice sourdough. I finish that off with a peppermint tea, something I cannot start my day without.

MID MORNING

I tend not to have a snack in the morning but sometimes I will make myself either a coffee or matcha to sip on at uni or when I am working at home.

LUNCH

Lunch is usually around 12:30-1:00 and most of the time it is leftovers from the night before thrown together in some sort of salad. I am a huge believer in the whole cook once eat twice ‘philosophy’. So, I’ll normally use spinach as the base then either sweet potato, quinoa or rice and loads of vegetables. Protein of choice is usually eggs, salmon or tempeh and for my healthy fats I love avocado and I am currently obsessed with this vegan mayonnaise I found.

SNACK

I almost always have a snack in the afternoon. One of my favourite snacks is putting peanut butter in a nori sheet and then munching on that. I know it sounds weird but it’s actually pretty good!

DINNER

Dinner is usually something I throw together after a long day at work or uni. Because this is usually the case I try and keep it easy and simple with heaps of flavour. I absolutely love pesto and cannot live without it! I’ll either put that in a pan with some zucchini noodles or I’ll roast up a bunch of veggies and toss it through.

After dinner, I almost always have a chamomile tea, I love how it helps me sleep. Some nights I’ll have a bit of dark chocolate, but it really all depends on how I’m feeling. I really try and listen to my body and what it is craving. I do love a good cookie sometimes and these are my latest favourite creation.

Recipe: Turmeric & Ginger Cookies 

Makes 10

Ingredients

– 2 heaped tbsp nut butter

– 1/3 cup of turmeric and ginger granola (or you can use normal granola and add 1/2 tsp each turmeric and ginger powder to the mix

– 2 tbsp chia seeds

– 1/4 cup of coconut flour

– 1/4 cup of almond meal

– 1 tsp of cinnamon

– 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

– 2 tbsp maple syrup

– raw caramel chocolate and extra granola to top

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until a dough like consistency (you can add a bit of water if the mixture is too dry)
  3. Use about 1 tbsp of mixture per cookie and press into a cookie shape and put on the baking paper
  4. Cook in the oven for 10-15mins until golden
  5. Melt the caramel chocolate and drizzle on top and add some extra granola to garnish

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For more delicious recipes and to keep up to date with Sasha head to her instagram @livewithoutlabels

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