Being healthy and happy (which is my mantra) is all about looking after your mind and body in a way that not only feeds you in a literal sense, but feeds those feelgood receptors that get treated when eating tasty food.
So whilst I’m mindful of eating lots of good stuff, it doesn’t come with the sacrifice of food with no flavour. Oh no. No blandiness (is that an actual word?) for me. It has to taste good as well as be healthy. So what does a Pilates teacher eat? Well, there are no set rules but teaching 20 plus hours of exercise a week I have to make sure I eat plenty of protein, as well as get a good shot of essential fats and fibre in each meal, so here was my lunch today. And I can tell you it sure was tasty! Recipe below. Why not try it and see if healthy tastes good to you too?!
Toasted Goats Cheese and Nectarine Salad drizzled in Orange Blossom Honey
100g Goats cheese of your choice (I used Chevre blanc)
Handful of Pumpkin Seeds
Handful of Walnuts
Generous handful of baby spinach leaves
2 teaspoons orange blossom honey
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
½ cup Olive Oil.
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Assemble your spinach leaves on a plate, scatter the seeds and nuts over them, and add slices of nectarine. Slice your cheese into two pieces and grill on a greased baking sheet until bubbling and golden. While the cheese is toasting make up your salad dressing and pour a little (vary the amount to your taste) over the leaves. Remove the melted cheese very carefully from your baking sheet with a flat spatula and lay on top of your salad. Then comes the best bit, drizzle the honey over it, and eat. And for added va va voom, why not make my Summer Workout Smoothie to go with it. In previous post. Delicious!