Healthy Eating On A Budget Meal Plan

Healthy Eating On A Budget Meal Plan


– Oh, hi. So, I often get asked about how to affordably (chuckles) buy things like nuts and seeds, and
cacao nibs, and spreads, and all that kind of stuff because it can be quite expensive. Like it adds up, yes. So what I thought I’d do is show you one of the ways that I
make it more affordable, which is actually buying in bulk, and then also how I use
them, and how I store them. So a few things. In terms of buying in bulk,
I, for those of you listening who have no idea where I am,
I’m in Sydney, Australia, and I use Honest to Goodness
all source bulk foods to get things in bulk, which
makes it cheaper and, yeah. And I really like them, and
there’s different options for organic, spray-free,
or conventional stuff in there usually, depending
on what you’re buying. Some examples of things
that I buy would be tahini. So this is the Honest
to Goodness one, tahini. I use that a lot. So I use that on fruit as a
snack like bananas or apples. I use it as a dressing either by itself or I mix it with lemon juice,
olive oil or salt and pepper, and it tastes really
good on proteins as well, but I usually have it on my veggies. Goes really nice with like green veggies or carrot sticks as a snack too. And then I’ve got here
some, my favourite, amazing, the cacao nibs. So for anyone who hasn’t tried them, they’re like just cacao, like pure cacao, which means that yes, they are bitter, and you don’t just put
your hand in and eat some. I mean, you can if you want to, but it’s like chewing on bark. Well, that’s a bit dramatic. It’s not really like that,
but it’s, you don’t do that. You can if you want, but. What I do and what most people do is put them as like a texture additive. So on smoothie bowls, in coconut yoghourt, when you’re making your own cereal, those kind of things. Tastes so good, and adds such
good crunch and texture to it. Then we have coconut flakes. Pretty self-explanatory, yeah? Ways that I use these are
I toast them in the oven so that they could become
really nice and crunchy, and have them as snacks or,
again, I use them on top of smoothie bowls or in
my own muesli or granola, and in coconut yoghourt. Next, my favourite seed, which is a pepita or a pumpkin seed depending
on what you want to call it, and I use these in salads. I use them on top of like
smashed avo on toast. I use them in smoothie bowls,
coconut yoghourt, on granolas. Again, same kind of places, and you can also use them in seed cycling. So if you’re a female and
you’re into hormonal health then look up seed cycling. They are part of that process. And next I have, these are
still in a packet, linseeds. So again, I use them exactly
how I would for pitas, and I have, those are whole linseeds, and you need to ground them if you’re using them for
pretty much anything. Otherwise, you’ll just
shit them out whole, which isn’t that helpful. So ground them up. Use them in your seed cycling as well. I’ll talk about seed cycling another time. I just realised my
washing machine is going in the background very loudly. (washing machine whirring) Sorry. And buckwheat. Buckwheat’s the last one. So again, I use buckwheat pretty much, actually use it mostly raw, and in smoothie bowls
or in coconut yoghourt, in those kind of things. I do also sometimes cook with it, like as in cook it like
you would quinoa or rice and have it as your starchy
carb and part of your meal. It goes quite nicely in
those kind of same dishes that you’d have rice or quinoa in, and it’s really delicious. You can also make like porridge out of it. So you can make like a buckwheat porridge. Google it. And that’s, oh wait, no, it’s not it. I lied. Here. Cacao powder. Mostly I use my cacao
powder to make hot cacao. So my hot cacaos have cacao powder, obvs. I put mushrooms in there. So I put usually Cordyceps, which is really great for your adrenals, and I also put Lion’s Mane which is great for your brain and memory. I put it in my husband’s
everything as well. ‘Cause we all know some of us
need a little bit more help. And what else do I put in there? I put in, sometimes I put in nut milk or sometimes I just put
like a teaspoon of MCT oil which, when you blend it, makes it creamy, and hot water, obviously. And if I want it to be sweet, then I’ll use some monk fruit or stevia. You can use either one. Depends what you like the taste of, and sometimes I put collagen in as well. That was the last thing. So about a tablespoon. Blend it all up in a
blender, and delicious. Okay, that is all. I will speak to you next time.

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