recipes for health

October 19, 2011

I don’t know about you but lately I’ve been feeling a little…bleurgh. There’s no other way to put it. I’ve been suffering from intense back pain for the majority of this year. I’ve also been experiencing what can only be described as a groggy sloth-like state. I get plenty of sleep and then battle to wake up in the morning and feel lethargic and exhausted all day.

One of the things I notice has a direct correlation to my grogginess is unsurprisingly the amount of sugar I eat. When I’m baking my little heart out and enjoying the creations that come out of my oven a bit too much I tend to get really sluggish.

So, for one I restocked our pantry with some pretty awesome looking dried beans and whole grains and jammed packed our fridge with fresh vegetables.

I’ve also seen some recipes bouncing round the intertubes have been inspiring me to clean up my act a little and I thought I’d share them with you in case you’re looking for some delicious and healthy inspiration too. Happy healthier eating!

~ Potato, Leek & Celeriac Soup from Nicole Franzen

~ Curried Bean Salad from 101 Cookbooks

~ Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup w/ bacon & gorgonzola from the little red house

~ Quinoa skillet bread 101 Cookbooks

~ Rustic Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup from My New Roots

~ Buttermilk squash soup from 101 Cookbooks

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holly October 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

i’m right there with ya – i’ve been trying to load up on veggies, but all i seem to crave is bagels with cream cheese. maybe i should just go with that craving for a bit longer? ;)


emily (a nutritionist eats) October 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

That squash and sweet potato soup sounds amazing! Adding it to my list.


tina October 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

have you considered seeing a chiro or even massage? I work in a massage & chiro clinic if you need recommendation!


Angharad October 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

Tina, thank you! I am considering massage therapy and I’m certainly all ears for recommendations.


snowrose October 20, 2011 at 10:52 am

*grin* See my post just below. Posted at the same time you did. ;)

tina October 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Try this: massage, I like that their approach is working with your current health issues. (disclaimer: I work there :) ) For chiropractic treatment, you can check if your insurance covers that!

snowrose October 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

Sorry to hear about your back pain. DH had serious back pain for many years. It was finally bad enough that he went to the doctor and had x-rays done. Turns out two tiny bones that hold the spine together had broken. He had surgery at the beginning of the year and is now doing wonderfully. Hope you find what works for you too.


Nicola October 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hang on – I recognise most of the names commenting here as I read all your blogs too! I love the blogging community!

I’m a bit of a newbie – have just moved to Amsterdam from London where I worked as a personal trainer. I’ve left all my clients behind sadly and thought this would be a good opportunity to dedicate some time to my blog which I started in June. Any tips and advice for the new girl? My expertise are in fitness but its also all about the food for me! Think that’s the reason I started exercising in the first place!


ps. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Blame the change of season…and yeah probably the sugar too :-(


Angharad October 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Hi Nicola, feel free to email me (see: About) if you have some questions about blogging and I’d be happy to respond! Thanks for stopping by :)


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