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Breaking the fast


It’s long been known as the most important meal of the day, but it certainly doesn’t have to be the most boring. We’ve pulled together some creative ways to start your day off the right way.

 

SMOOTHIE MOVES
They’ve long been a breakfast lifesaver that packs a serious nutritional punch. When made with the right ingredients, they can offer almost all of your required daily vitamins and minerals. What else can you chuck a cup of spinach in that tastes this good?

BOWLED OVER
They made their first Inst-appearance a couple of years back, but smoothie bowls are still a hot topic. Like the aforementioned smoothies, they are packed with a whole lot of goodness, but the bonus here, is that you can add your favourite fruits and other crunchy things like cereal and nuts.

ALL WRAPPED UP
Breakfast wraps are something worth waking up for. The beauty is, there’s no one right way to make one! Pack them with the usual breakfast beauties, like egg, sausages, bacon, hash browns and even avocado, but seasonings like some smoked paprika or BBQ sauce will make breakfast sensational.

MAGIC MUFFINS
It doesn’t sound like a breakfast staple, but breakfast muffins might just be the best thing since sliced bread. Find a recipe that uses as much healthy stuff as possible, like apple, blueberry, banana, wholemeal flour, bran and seeds; this breakfast-on-the-go tastes great, is low in calories and high in goodness.


 

All wrapped up


From tex-mex chicken to colourful rainbow veg – we’ve got healthy dinners all wrapped up. It’s time to liven up your dinner plate and lunchbox with some inspired wrap fillings.

 

 

SPICY VEGETABLE AND PANEER WRAPS: Master Chef Gordon Ramsay turned his talented hand to creating this tasty Indian street food inspired wrap, packed with creamy paneer cheese and chopped vegetables cooked with Indian herbs and spices.


GREEK FETA CHEESE SANDWICH WRAP: It might just be time to say “Opa!” to this yummy and nutritious vegetarian wrap, which takes its delicious inspiration from Greece, with tangy feta, juicy black olives and saucy marinated veges.


RAW FOOD BURRITOS: Want a guilt-free option? Why not give lettuce wraps the burrito treatment with coriander, lime juice, and jalapeño peppers. Avocado, tomato and corn round out these super healthy, gluten-free and vegan raw foods.


TEX-MEX CHICKEN QUINOA SALAD WRAPS: Quinoa, beans and chicken make for the perfect protein trifecta. Remember, protein is filling – so you won’t be reaching for the
potato chips a few hours later.


PEANUT CHICKEN WRAPS: These easy, peanut chicken wraps are a simple and healthy lunch recipe. Use soft flour tortillas and fill with seasoned chicken, crunchy coleslaw and peanuts topped with a slightly spicy, homemade sauce.


 

That’s a wrap


The transition from winter to spring is nearing and with it comes a change in wardrobe staples. It may be time to say goodbye to turtlenecks and high-rise necklines, and hello to our favourite transitional garment – the wrap. We look at what’s trending in the wrap world.

 

ALLORA DELILAH WRAP TOP

 

SAY YES TO THE DRESS: and hello to a look that is both elegant and fun. A wrap bodice, cinched waist and a free-flowing hem is a beautiful style of dress in any pattern. Add a pair of hoop earrings and heels for a daytime look with a bit of sass.

MORRISON WRAP TOP.

PARTY WITH CARDI: There’s been many a time that I’ve walked into the cold with a cardigan on and crossed it over my chest in an attempt to keep in the warmth. Make your wrap cardigan do all the work. Wraps are so diverse that you can wear them to work or a night out!

OROTON WRAP SKIRT

GIRL IN A GOWN: You may think that we’re about to recommend something exquisite and reserved only for special occasions… it’s quite the opposite. Wrap dressing gowns, robes or kimonos will always be in style because not everything you wear has to be for the eyes of everyone else.

TOP TIP: Fashion tape and safety pins will be your best friend for wraps with a lower neckline.