Angela Berry is a fellow yogini, cook, blogger and final-year student at the department of nutrition and dietetics at School of life and Environmental Science in Sydney. Angela has written a very helpful article for us on our blog and leads a healthy life. Cooking and creating recipes are her passions.
Welcome To Our Team!
Tell us about yourself.
I love reading, cooking, travelling and I enjoy relaxing while doing yoga. I love my family and my friends. The kitchen is by far my favourite place: this is where I enjoy myself the most and let my imagination run free, freed of limits and expectations. Whenever I have a chunk of free time, I blog; it’s my favourite way to share my personal experiences, thoughts, and research with all the like-minded people out there.
Why did you choose to be fit and healthy?
To me, it’s a lifestyle. I’ve been having a problem with gluten for about three years. Besides, I was very sickly as a child. This led me to start exploring healthy nutrition from an early age and gave me the motivation to adopt healthy living habits. I am in love with life! This is why I want to eat a healthy diet and live long.
Who are your inspirational superstars who get your butt moving and nutritious inspiration going on your plate?
The most inspiring of stars are the plants our beautiful Mother Nature has given us. I love experimenting with vegetables, coming up with unusual recipes and flairs. First and foremost – it’s delicious and healthy, yet diverse and gives a great nutritional value to your plate. Secondly, I love spices that give piquancy and add to a phenomenal taste of my favourite dishes.
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
I’ll have to admit that my favourite breakfast is baked eggs; nothing tastes as good as an omelette with a fresh salad and cheese early in the morning. I also like making savoury muffins for breakfast. Usually, I make them with cheese, bacon, or vegetable stuffing and they’re absolutely delicious! Naturally, you can never go wrong making mini pies with spinach, cheese, zucchini, etc. as they are not only incredibly tasty but keep you full and upbeat. The way I see it, breakfast is a compulsory meal which gives you energy for the whole day. Trust me.
What would we always find in your fridge?
Well, that’s a great question, actually. I make sure my fridge is always stocked with cheese, eggs, butter, lemon, ginger, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, fish, and chicken. Oh and, ice cream and red wine – nowhere without those two (laugh).
What are your favourite snacks?
I must admit I am one of those healthy nut cases who love making their own sweets and treats. After all, I trust myself and my cooking the most. I love salty baked treats like zucchini or eggplant rolled in buckwheat flour, sesame, and hot spices. Nachos are an all-time favourite, too! I make them with corn flour and dip it into hot sauces. These are ideal snacks for when your friends come over, don’t you think?
What areas of cooking or eating healthy do you love and/or find challenging?
The biggest challenge is the nutrition for children. It is really important to teach kids to eat (and enjoy!) healthy food from an early age. By teaching them to get used to healthy choices when they’re little, we are introducing them to the world of health, which will, automatically, get to become their primary choice even when they’re grown.
I love making different kinds of smoothies with fruits and vegetables. A smoothie is always a good choice, especially when you’re dying to ingest something sweet. Fruits dipped into black (melted) chocolate are by far my favourite thing ever.
Homemade Ice Cream
A very easy treat to make. Here’s a simple recipe:
Ingredients: 2 eggs, a tablespoon of agave syrup or coconut sugar, 250 ml cream, fruits of your choice and dark chocolate.
Preparation: Whisk the egg whites in firm snow. Steam egg yolks with agave syrup until they get firm, then add them to the egg whites. Use another bowl to whisk the cream until it gets firm, then add the mix to the eggs. Add fruit to taste and some dark chocolate if you fancy it. Mix it all thoroughly and place in the freezer for a few hours. It’s a sweet snack that’s made fast and is very healthy.
How do you keep fit?
I’d have to say my mantra is: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and have dinner like a pauper”.
You have to think about what you eat. Beat the lazy in you and take a leap towards gastronomy; be the master of your life, your health, and your kitchen! To live fully, you have to find the time for yourself and be physically active. My method of relaxation is yoga. Choose your favourite sport, get active and you’ll see how much happier and increasingly productive you’ll get.
Do you have a motivational quote that you love?
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”
What are your goals for your business?
My main goal is to help people and spread the awareness of healthy living habits and healthy nutrition. It’s a long road, but I am determined. Let us all create ourselves a recipe for a long and healthy life and see our everyday routine change for the better.
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