Lady jogging

The more I scroll through social media the crazier the ideas I have. I’ve been stalking some cosmetic surgeons and celebrity trainers. I wish I could just go and hand over myself to them really.

Wouldn’t you love to spend the next week at a luxurious spa to shed those extra kilograms and lose those labs? Impractical? Okay, here is a DIY approach to getting back in shape. Let us try these more practical steps. These steps are also very effective if you are trying to get your revenge body after a break up.

Veggie Soup

Super-nourishing and tasty.  Yes, that’s beans!

Beans are an excellent source of Protein, Fibre, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Folate, Iron, Zinc, Vitamins A, B and C along with many other nutrients.

Truth be told, there’re a thousand and one ways to enjoy beans. The most popular bean dishes in Nigeria are: beans porridge (cooked in tomato sauce), ewa agonyin (mashed beans with pepper sauce), frejon (coconut bean soup), moimoi (beans pudding), and akara (beans fritters).

 Ewedu and Gbegiri Soup

Let’s talk a little about this amazing nutritious indigenous delicacy of Western Nigeria (Yorubas). Commonly called “Abula”, this cuisine is a sight to sore eyes in bukas and food joints where many love to go have their fill of this mouth-watering meal. And due to its much gained popularity across the Nation, it’s become a common feature on menu lists in parties and even in trendy restaurants. Yes, I’m talking about none other than Gbegiri and Ewedu soup with amala...combo toh bad!

Pepper Soup

A couple of years back, I’d my taste buds tantalized with a certain dish – Fisherman Pepper soup. I just couldn’t have enough of it and had to revisit the restaurant several times to keep having a taste of this delicacy.  I eventually decided to rustle up something similar myself, and amazingly it did turn out well.  Since then, this recipe has become a part of my homemade occasional treat.   

Often referred to as seafood stew, this fisherman pepper soup recipe is absolutely delicious, quick to put together, low in fat, rich in protein, and definitely loaded with health benefits.

Low Cholesterol

Sticking to a low fat / low cholesterol diet is a sure track to healthy living. But making healthy food choices can sometimes look very boring and deterring.  However, if you must lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, cutting back on calories and your cholesterol intake is of utmost importance. 

Okro soup

Hello!

It’s all about popular yummy okro soup today. Protein-rich, okro is loaded with lots of other nutritional benefits. The soup itself is a favourite in most Nigerian homes. This probably is because it’s not just tasty but also easy to cook, and pocket friendly (whatever your choice of ingredients are, it turns out well).

If you are a keen weight watcher like me who wants to do away with palmoil as much as possible, here’s a delightful twist to enjoying your okro soup without fear of the calories in palm oil.

Ingredients: