Sunday, 20 August 2017

Eat Smart | Niomi Smart | Review




Recently I made the decision to go vegetarian. Well pescetarian to be specific, I still eat fish and shellfish occasionally. I will do a separate post on why I decided to change my diet another day. But since I cut out meat I have found it fun to explore new recipes which don't involve meat. I get bored of the same meals, so I wanted something to excite my taste buds. Considering I used to eat meat nearly every day, this was quite a challenge!

I decided to invest in a couple of cook books to get my imagination flowing... I think it's important to remember that you don't have to follow the recipes exactly to make tasty meals. They can be great for fuelling your own ideas for different meals.

Today I will be reviewing Eat Smart. The plant-based cook book by Youtuber Niomi Smart.

I found Niomi's channel about 3 years ago now, and really enjoyed her content. She makes different videos from beauty to fitness and health. Her 'what I eat in a day' videos have inspired me to try new healthy recipes. Don't get me wrong... I love my junk food. But I also crave and adore healthy food, and feel better for it afterwards..

This book has a variety of recipes, for breakfast, lunch and tea including snacks, deserts and drinks. I have made quite a few of the recipes in this book and found that they are not challenging and the instructions are easy to follow. Some of the ingredients are a bit on the pricey side, so sometimes I just substitute them for something more easily accessible, or just don't use some of the ingredients if I think they are not essential to the meal.

One of my favourite recipes is the vegetable skewers with satay sauce. This is so simple and easy to make. If you love peanut butter as much as I do, this is a sure winner.


I also have made the Chocolate-Coated Banana Lollies which are a healthier sweet snack for those chocolate cravings! 


On top of the fab recipes, the photos are beautiful and of course, Niomi looks gorgeous too...


For an inexpensive book, this is a great one for anyone who has decided to go vegetarian/vegan and needs ideas!  

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