This weeks Day On A Plate comes from Karly Fisher. Karly is a Melbourne based Naturopath-to-be, you might know her as @healthyambitions, she is passionate about natural health, nutrition and herbs all of which can nourish and heal our bodies. Karly’s main approach to health is to get back-to-basics and to simply eat food that makes you feel healthy and happy.
“I’m not into fads and diets - rather believe in a balanced approach, eating mostly real, wholesome and simple food, because eating shouldn’t be restrictive and boring rather, fun and enjoyable”.
My mornings normally start with my stomach rumbling, it’s often what gets me out of bed. I love breakfast- well let’s be honest I actually really just love food, but without breakfast I wouldn’t last till lunch. I generally don’t eat the same thing for breakfast but poached eggs with avocado, sauerkraut, goat’s cheese, lemon, pepper and sea salt is often a regular occurrence. A berry smoothie with flaxseeds, avocado, almond milk, berries, banana and protein power is generally my on-the-go, must get out of the house for my 8am nutrition lecture type of breakfast however.
I’m a pretty boring snack type of person; it’s likely you would see me munching on some fruit (kiwi fruit, strawberries, apricots and bananas are my favorite), along with my favorite mixed nut, fruit and seed mix (see recipe below)- you will thank me later!
Oh! Can’t forget- I love a good cup of coconut milk chai from the guys at Atomica coffee in Fitzroy, these legends have helped me through many assignments and study sessions at Southern School. #coconutchaiforthewin
Lunch generally consists of either dinner left overs, sushi (crispy salmon- so delicious) or some form of salad with is likely to have salmon, tuna, boiled eggs or chicken with salad greens, cucumber, avocado, cherry tomatoes, left over roast vegetables, olive oil, lemon, pepper and sea salt.
This is where things can go down hill a bit. Those darn blood sugar levels- always the cause for my over consumption of dark chocolate (most often mint flavored).
Dinner is usually vegetables (roasted or steamed) and some form of meat (Salmon fillets, lamb cutlets, homemade chicken snitzels, grilled and herbed chicken breast) sometimes I like to get fancy and cook pizza, curries, stir fry’s, san choy bow, meat balls - this usually occurs when I’m not living inside of my text books and have great inspiration from some of my cookbooks (life savers - literally).
I’m well known for my healthy raw desserts, it won’t take you long scrolling through my instagram to work out I love a sweet treat. I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen making batches for dessert and to share with friends.
The dark mint chocolate can also tend come out and play again at this time, or even perhaps some frozen mango sorbet with passionfruit - YUM!
I enjoy finishing the day with a cup of herbal tea, reading a good book or watching some television cuddling my goldie, Ollie.
RECIPE: High protein nut, seed and fruit mix
- 1 cup of Walnuts
- 1 cup of Almonds
- 1 cup of Sunflower seeds
- 1 cup of Pepitas
- ½ cup of Peanuts
- 1 cup of Sultanas
- ½ cup of Flaked coconut
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix, I then put this mix into a large container and transfer into a jar to take to uni and have with me as a healthy and tasty on-the-go treat.