Throw this simple and time effecient workout into your routine for a full body blast! My butt is sore today after giving it a go a few times this week.
Let me know what you think!
I’ve put together a snapshot of a standard (weekday) day of food and exercise.
On this particular day I didn’t have any treats but I’ll usually have a small bowl of ice cream or choccy treat if I feel like it 👍🏼
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Ps this was all taken on Snapchat. Follow me: hayleykmorcom
Sweet potato and chickpea stew
With the Victorian weather giving us a little glimpse of cooler Autumn weather over the past couple of days – my tummy is already grumbling for comfort foods.
I first made a big batch of this Sweet Potato and Chickpea stew a couple of weeks ago and made the mistake of adding too may spices – so much I referred to it as my ‘nose runner stew’ that baby did make my mouth burn! But I loved the flavours soo much so made up another batch this afternoon and gradually added the spices until it was juuuuust right (in true Goldilocks form).
One of the best things about this stew is you can literally throw all the ingredients into one pot and let it cook away. It’s also great when cooking for a large group. Too easy.
Although, I can’t claim this little vegetarian winner, It’s from one of my favourite recipe websites Delisciously Ella she does some amazingly scrumptious and healthy creations.
Ella suggests this recipe serves 4 but I tend to get around 6 serves out of mine and add a bit of brown rice to the bowl before serving.
Think a nice warm vegetation curry…mmmmmm!
Note: I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit here and reduced the amount of spices and also offered alternative ingredients.
Sweet potato and chickpea stew
2 cans of tinned tomatoes (400ml each)
1 x 400ml can of light coconut milk
2 large sweet potatoes
2 eggplants (i grab one large and one small one)
1 medium bag of spinach
1 x 400g can of chickpeas
4 tablespoons of tomato puree (I also use tomato paste)
4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
1 – 2 teaspoons of turmeric
1 -2 teaspoons of cumin
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
bunch fresh coriander
brown rice or quinoa to serve
Dice the sweet potato into small chunks and steam for around 15 minutes or until soft.
Chop the eggplants.
In a large pot heat some olive oil and add the tomato puree/paste, vinegar, garlic, spices, and a pinch of salt and stir for 1 minute.
Add the coconut milk, diced tomatoes, eggplant, sweet potato, salt and pepper and allow to heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 45 minutes.
Add drained chickpeas and spinach and cook for another 15 minutes.
Finely chop the coriander.
Serve the stew with brown rice or quinoa and sprinkle the coriander on the top.
Pop remaining serves in an airtight container and store in fridge or freeze for future ready-to-go meals.
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You never judge my actions.
You don’t care what I’m wearing, how my hair is looking, if I’m dressed to the nines or lazing around in my trackies and slippers with hair resembling a scarecrow.
You don’t mind when I come home in a grump of a mood or forget to serve you dinner.
On the hottest of days you never complain when you’re crammed into my little car travelling for hours on end to get to our destination.
When I’m sick in bed you always let me know everything is OK.
When I’m busy you never complain I’m not spending enough time with you.
When I’m dancing around the lounge room to another crazy workout DVD you never laugh or judge. Instead you patiently wait until I’m done before you ask for a cuddle.
It doesn’t matter if I pop out to the supermarket for a couple of minutes or come home late after a night out… you’re always happy to see me.
Harry, you are my world.
In your short five years on this earth you’ve been carted from town to town, one house to the next because of mummy’s career; and you never complain.
You are dragged with me every weekend when we hit the road and wrack up the kms. You are such a smart little boy; no matter what house we go to you remember the rules; no jumping on the couch or bed at Jake’s place, no couch at home, and play outside at aunty Jayde’s place. And basically do whatever you want at poppy and nanny’s house.
You adapt to your new surroundings so quickly, and as long as you are around me you are happy.
I love you little man.
You don’t ask for much in return so I’m openly thanking you right now, as you lay next to me on the bed, snoring your little head off.
PS for those playing along at home, Harry is my beloved toy poodle cross.
*this post is a little off topic to the usual posts to see on hayleymorcom.com but it was something I wanted to share with you. I’m sure you crazy dog peeps will relate here 🙂
Happy International Women’s Day
Today is the perfect day to reflect and celebrate being the awesome gender we are!
Women go through a lot. *You might want to take a deep breathe here. We have periods, deal with the pill, mood swings, hormones, pregnancy, child birth, body issues, expense all our beauty products and clothes… did I mention hormones? The list is frigging endless, but we don’t need to elaborate any further here.
But you know what? I LOVE being a woman.
I love the freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want. I love the feeling of being in a dress and heels but also lazing around in my trackies. I get to wear makeup. I get to make babies. I get to feel feminine. And my favourite… I get to be emotional whenever I need to be – men feel they need to mask theirs to feel masculine. Not us, as the popular Frozen song goes, we LET IT GO! The tears that is.
We often forget how bloody awesome it is to be a woman. We are so hard on ourselves to look a certain way; be a certain size and shape; to have perfect hair; pimple and dimple fee skin; to have a so called ‘bikini body’ (what the hell is that anyway?); to eat in a certain way blah blah.
But you know what. YOU ARE AWESOME. You are something NOBODY else can say – you are YOU.
It’s International Women’s Day today, so give yourself a break. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Do what you do best, embrace being YOU. Nobody else can.
PS Share below your favourite thing about being a woman.
I used to be one of those girls who HAD to frequent the gym 6 days a week. I’d do some weights, hit up a piece of cardio equipment for a bit, essentially ticking the box for the day’s workout before heading back home.