Aureen Green
 
 

Healthy living is not a diet. Rather, it’s a conscious way of approaching food. At least that’s the way I see it.

Being aware of my eating habits helped me see the connection between how I nourished myself and how I felt. It is about making little efforts, taking care of the body from the inside, so that you can love it and appreciate it on the outside.

It is not about deprivation or starvation. On the contrary, this way of nutrition is colourful and abundant! It offers variety and alternative ways to satisfying your cravings, whatever they may be - salty, crunchy, sweet or even creamy.

Food as fuel. Food to heal. It’s a journey of discovery and learning — of experimenting with new ingredients and techniques, while appreciating a wider selection of food sources. My recipes are created using seeds, whole grains, natural sweetners, legumes, nuts, plant-based milks, vegetables, poultry, meat and fruits.

I hope that you can learn a thing or two and have fun in the kitchen while you do so.

- Aureen

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7 PERSONAL TIPS TO KICKSTART YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Are you ready to start your healthy journey but don’t know where or how to go about it? Or perhaps you’ve tried several times but still find yourself against a wall? While there are a million steps you can find on the internet, here are some simple tips that have helped me along the way.

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three quick and easy breakfast recipes

Breakfast is a tricky time. First, you’re not so hungry. Second, you don’t have much time. Third, you know that this is the most important meal of the day because you have to break that fast. Otherwise, you’ll binge during lunch and then fall asleep when you’d rather be doing something productive.

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mixed vegetables beef stew

This mixed vegetables beef stew is a twist to the standard tomatoes stew, because of all the strange new ingredients - but it’s also packed with more nutrients and straight to the point to prepare. The sweetness of the dates add a kick on every third bite.

As much as I enjoy cooking and eating healthy…

Let’s talk super foods!

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Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, sesame seeds, ground flax seeds? What do they all mean? What do they even look like? When I started this alternative way of eating, I had not a single idea of what chia seeds nor ground flax seeds meant - I never even noticed them in stores. But as time went by, I slowly got to know and appreciate each one better. I also started integrating them into my meals in all the ways possible, in smoothies, salads, soups, granola etc.

‘Super foods’ is a modern colloquial term for a group of foods that are loaded with vitamins, nutrients and minerals, which you can easily integrate with other meals - sometimes even without noticing. Though many of these grains/seeds are as ancient as agriculture, the healthy wave that recently hit our century has given them more light, hence the group term: super foods. If you have made some of my recipes, you’ll see they come up a lot, so I’ll try to explain them in detail.

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