Why you should eat less meat

Have you ever considered eating less meat? But do you have no idea how or why to do it? This article can help you think twice about eating less meat and fish. I have been a vegetarian for 2 years now. From one day to the next I stopped eating fish and meat. Up to the present day I have not regretted my choice and I haven’t had a day that I missed eating it. Let me tell you a bit more about it! 

It can be a bit hard for people to change their lifestyle. Especially for people who don’t understand why you would turn into a vegan or vegetarian. If you want to try being a vegan or vegetarian, than you must fully support it. Why do you do this? Does it make a difference? Google is your friend here, try to search for sites that will tell you a bit more about what it will do to your body. Or what it will do to the world ;). Another tip is to watch the amazing documentary What the health on Netflix. It shows what eating meat does to your health, a must-see!


Think about what animal products do to your body. More and more studies show that eating more vegetables will reduce the risk of heart diseases, obesity and diabetes. But it’s important to eat varied, so you get all your nutrients. You need to keep your iron-level up by swallowing iron. By the way, did you know that there is a lot of antibiotics, stress and hormones in meat? Another reason to eat less meat 😉


Did you know, that when you would stop eating meat for 1 week, you save 130 liters of water? This amount of water was used differently for the production of animal feed, livestock farms and the production of your portion meat. Besides that, you will save 76 kilometers of driving a car, it was used differently for making the package and for the preparation of your meat.


It’s been over two years ago since I ate meat. I have never struggled with what I should eat or what I could eat. If I wasn’t sure if a meal contained meat, I wouldn’t eat it. And for the people who think it is hard to stop with eating meat and fish; it really isn’t! Nowadays there are so much meat substitutes and it tastes the exact same way. You should try it sometimes, just to test it!


Now that you know what the impact is to eating less meat, you could try it! Ask your friends or family to join you with this challenge, try to cook as a vegetarian for a week or (even better) for a month. It’s the only way to find out if you think it’s easy or not. 😉 


Let us know if you tried to eat less meat and what your thoughts are on this blogpost! Let us know in the comments below

5 tips to stay fit!

Eating healthy and exercising seems very easy, but sometimes you don’t have any motivation to keep it up. But we can work on that! That’s why today is the day that you can tackle it differently. I present you the best tips to get fit again.


A lot of people go on a diet when they want to lose weight, but the trick is to keep it up. A diet is temporary and often hard to maintain. When you focus on a healthy lifestyle, you don’t have to forbid yourself anything. A healthy lifestyle is for the rest of your life. And the rest of your life living without chocolate is going to be hard, if you know what I mean. You probably have to be patient for the results, but when you see them, it will get easier to keep up the lifestyle.


If your pantry is full of unhealthy food, you are inclined to eat it. But when you have chosen to start now, it’s better to give the food to your friends or family. No more excuses! It will give you more peace of mind.


It’s very important to keep moving, every day. Exercising ensures a good blood circulation and it helps against stress and other aches and pains. 30 minutes may seem like a lot, when your constantly on the road. But take a walk in your lunchbreak and you’re done for the day! Your concentration will get a boost too, that’s how you can prevent your dip after the lunch.


Undertaking activities with friends or family gives a lot of energy. So make sure you have something fun to do every week! Something you can look forward to. You can also do this on your own. Sign up for a trial lesson of kickboxing, to boost your cardio. Or explore a new city in the weekend. There are so much things you can do!


Better together! Find a friend you can go on a fit journey with. Go to the beach together to have a run or exercise once a week together. It’s nice to have someone closeto you, who you can share your struggles with. Changing your way of living isn’t easy. You can help each other when it becomes difficult!


How do you stay fit? And what do you think about these tips? Let us know in the comments! Good luck with your Fit journey 🙂

Mexican Taco’s with mozzarella and kidney beans

We have a new recipe for you guys! This time it’s a mexican recipe, with mozzarella and kidney beans. Taco’s are sometimes pretty hard to eat. They fall apart and break, but they are still one of the best mexican recipes. So try this one out and enjoy!



  • 70 grams of kidneybeans
  • 70 grams of corn
  • 1 little onion
  • 1/2 paprika
  • 1 tomato
  • 70 grams of iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 mozzarella ball
  • 2 taco schells
  • 2 teaspoons of taco herbs
  • pepper and salt


  1. Cut the onion, paprika, tomato and mozzarella in a size that you want.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a pan and bake the onions in it. When the onions get a gold color, you add the paprika, tomato, corn, kidney beans, taco herbs and some pepper and salt.
  3. If this is warm, you can add the mozzarella.
  4. Heat the taco shells in another pan. Don’t use olive oil for this one. Pay attention that the mozzarella doesn’t melt to fast.
  5. When the mozzarella has melted, the taco shells can be filled with iceberg lettuce and all the other ingredients.
  6. Enjoy!


Easy right? This recipe does not take much time to make and it’s super tasty! Let us know what you think about this mexican recipe and leave a comment! 🙂

How to make vegetarian pizzawraps

It’s not a pizza, it’s not a wrap, it’s a pizzawrap! For all the vegetarians out there, this is a recipe that you must try. So hurry up to the super market and get all the ingredients that you need! It maybe cost a little bit of time, but it will be worth it 😉




  • 2 wraps
  • 30 grams of tomato paste
  • 40 grams of feta
  • 1 tomato
  • 60 grams of olives
  • 1 teaspoon green pesto
  • 1 onion
  • 30 grams of dairy spread
  • salt and pepper

Method of preparation 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cover the wraps with the tomato paste and cut the feta, onion and olives.
  3. Divide the ingredients over the wrap together with dairy spread, pesto and the herbs.
  4. Put the pizzwrap in the oven for 15 minutes and enjoy!


Zo maak jij de lekkerste pizzawraps


Let us know what you think about this different recipe in the comments! 

5 tips for fat loss

You begin with your Fit journey and you want to achieve your goals as fast as you can. Sometimes you go really fast, but the next day it looks like nothing happens. We give you tips to lose fat, so you can achieve your goals step by step. 


It’s a fact that you burn calories if you eat less than the amount that you burn calories. But when you are going to eat fewer calories, your body will adjust and you will burn less calories. Try to gradually reduce your calorie intake and plan a day in the week that you eat a bit more calories than normal. That’s how you prevent that your body will adjust too much.


Yes, cardio can have a positive effect on your calorie intake on a day. But you won’t achieve your goals by only doing cardio! At least, if you want to keep your muscles. During cardio, you burn fat, but proteins are also extracted from your muscles. Try to find a good combination of cardio and training with weights, that works for you. Besides, lots of muscle mass ensures a higher fat burning, which makes losing weight easier! Also, there are some good fat burners on the market. For example, you can read a really detailed review of the Burn XT Fatburner.


I think everyone has been through it once: you think you are going pretty well and think that you have lost a lot of weight. But when you step on that scale, you see that nothing has changed! At least, you think that. Keep in mind that muscles also weigh and try to get away from that scale. Instead, try to have your fat percentage measured, which gives you a better picture of how it’s going.


To lose fat, you have to eat them too. It sounds weird, but it’s true. Your body needs fat to function and restore. Fats are a good source of energy, but it’s good for your sight, muscles, and heart as well. Fat stays longer in your stomach, so it gives you longer the feeling of satiety. Your body needs a balanced diet. Good fats are for example fish, avocado, nuts, and peanut butter!


Drinking water stimulates your metabolism, which in turn causes that you will burn more. Besides that, it’s a good ”check” if you are really that hungry. You automatically grab a snack, but you could have solved that with a glass of water. And it’s of course a good replacement for soda. It contains zero calories and it’s super good for you!

Hopefully, with these tips, you are now a step closer to achieving your goals. And the last tip: Be nice to yourself and have patience. If you really want something, you can achieve everything!

Disclaimer: Every body is different. You just have to find what fits for you. 

3x smoothies for breakfast!

When I need to get up early in the morning, I don’t have the energy to make a big breakfast. But breakfast is the best meal of the day, so I choose to make a smoothie the night before. This way you immediately have a good and fresh start of the day! So here are 3 types of smoothies.  


My favorite combination: peanut butter and banana. I mix it with my oatmeal, on a sandwhich and in my smoothie!


  • 1 banana
  • A handful of oatmeal
  • ½ tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 100 gram of low-fat quark
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • A splash of water to dilute

The method of preparation speaks for itself, blend it! 

gezonde snacks


A fresh and green smoothie will give you a lot of energy and you have your portion of greens for the day, super healthy!


  • A handful of spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 apple
  • 1/3 cucumber
  • Water to dilute

Easy does it, let’s blend!


A cocktail? Yes, but you can make a delicious smoothie out of this drink. This is how you have a good summer throwback on a cold winter day.


  • ½ banana
  • 200 gram of pineapple
  • 100 gram of plant-based yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut grater

You can blend this one just the way you like it! Enjoy! 

Hopefully you have enough inspiration to make a fast and easy breakfast, so you can start your day! Which recipe are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments! 

The best arm workouts!


How to do:

  1. Stand into a plank position.
  2. Put your hands next to each other, so your arms form a triangle.
  3. Lower yourself into a normal push-up, then push yourself up to stretch your arms.


Tricep dipping

How to do:

  1. Put your hands behind you, on the ground or chair and push yourself up. This is your start position.
  2. Lower yourself until your elbows are on shoulder height.
  3. Push yourself up again until your arms are stretched.


How to do:

  1. Stand up straight, with your legs slightly bent.
  2. Then bend your upper body slightly forward.
  3. Take a weight in both hands and bent your arms at a 90 degree angle.
  4. Then stretch your arms backwards.
  5. Let your arms come back slowly.

How to do:

  1. Take a weight in both hands.
  2. Bend your arms so that your arms are at shoulder height.
  3. Push your arms, so that your arms are completely stretched.
  4. Slowly lower your arms into the start position.


How to do:

  1. Take a weight in your hand.
  2. Get into a plank position.
  3. Then put your hand up, until your hand is at your waist.
  4. Slowly lower your arms.
  5. Do the exact same thing with the other arm after a set.

With these exercises your arms will be ready for the summer in no time! Which work out do you like the most? Let us know in the comments!

4x The best things to do for your body

Brr… It’s pretty cold in the morning this time of year! Your body is getting ready for the summer and the sun. It has a lot to endure. Your skin needs some extra hydration, because the weather is varied. Give your skin (and yourself) a boost with these tips! 


Ofcourse, a hot shower is very nice, especially if you are numb by the cold. But do not put the shower too hot, because that’s definitely not good for your skin! Put the shower on lukewarm, so that it’s nice and not bad for your skin!


Even in Winter it’s important to continue to scrub. Use once a week a mild scrub to remove dead skin cells and you get a soft skin! Just by the smell you get a good and warm feeling!


Apply a cream after showering on your skin and use a hydrating day cream for your face. That way you will keep your skin soft and you are ready to defy the cold. Your lips can also receive a bit more care. Lubricate a greasy lip balm to prevent dryness.


Never go outside with wet hair during the cold days. Your head will get really cold en it’s no good for your hair! When your head get’s cold your whole body will! Dry your hair with a blow-dryer or let it just dry by itself.


I believe i’m ready! Do you have any tips, share them in the comments!

Vegan quinoa with mushrooms and sugar snaps!

This recipe one of our favorites! Quinoa is a good replacement for pasta or rice. You can combine it with almost everything and it’s very easy to make. This time we will show you a recipe with thai vegetables, so you keep on eating your greens ;). All the ingredients all completely vegan. Try it out and let us know what you think! 



The ingredients (for 1 person)

  • 60 grams of quinoa
  • 70 grams of sugar snaps
  • 1 bunch onion
  • 70 grams of mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seed
  • 25 grams of mixed nuts
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce

Method of preparation

  1. Prepare the quinoa as indicated on the package.
  2. Cook the sugar snaps in 3-5 minutes.
  3. Cut the bunch onion, mushrooms and garlic clove to the appropriate size.
  4. Heat some baking spray in a pan and fry the vegetables with some herbs of your choice.
  5. Add, if the vegetables are warm, the cooked sugar snaps and soy sauce.
  6. Divide the quinoa and the content of the pan an a plate and add the nuts and sesame seeds.

Nutritional values for 1 person: 

500 calories / 53 grams of carbs / 21 grams of protein / 23 grams of fat

What do you think of this recipe? Easy to make, right?! Do you often eat quinoa, and what are the best recipes? Let us know in the comments or social media! 🙂

5 tips to make your first visit at the gym less awkward

The first time in the gym is always weird. How do all the devices work? Is someone looking at me?! Very intimidating, we know ;). Right now it doesn’t matter to me anymore, as long as I can kill my workout! That’s why I decided to share my tips and tricks.


Do you have a friend who already goes to the gym? Ask if you can come with her. She will probably won’t mind. Besides that, it will be more fun if you have a friend with you!


Do you see someone at a fitness machine and do you have no idea how it works? Just ask him or her! Most of the people in the gym would love to help you!


Many gyms have an introductionlesson. You will look at your goals with a trainer and which workouts will work for you. It will be very nice to know what fits you. Ask your gym what kind of opportunities they will have for you.


Look up the best power playlist, one that will give you an energyboost and confidence. Turn on your playlist and you will walk more confident in the gym!


By taking a class you can get to know more new people and you will know for sure that you had a good workout! It’s a win win!

I will know for sure that after taking these steps, you will feel more confident in the gym! And like many things: practice makes perfect! Now go kill that workout girl!

Recipe: Sweet Potato wedges!

We love sweet potatoes! It looks like sweet potatoes are very hard to make, but nothing could be further from the truth! It is sooo easy to make and very delicious! 🙂


  • 2 kilos sweet potatoes, peeled
  • a good dash of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 small tablespoon paprika powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


You cut wedges like this: cut the potatoes lengthwise. After that, you lay the potatoes on the flat slide and you cut them 2-3 times in the length. After that you add the herbs and the oil. Just mix it up, done! Bake the potatoes in 30-45 minutes at 180 degrees. They remain soft, but with a crunchy edge.


Two kilos of sweet potatoes are enough for 6 persons! ?

10 things you can do on a sunday for a better week

 Sunday: for some people a lazy day, for the another a day to be active. No matter how you spend your Sunday, there are a number of things you can do that will prepare you well for your week. Apply these tips and you start your Monday a lot better and more organized. Sounds good, right? 


Do you work a lot or do you go to school? Use you sunday to do your groceries. So you know for sure that you can make all your mealpreps and you have enough healthy and tasty things for the rest of the week. And most of the time it’s more quiet on a sunday in the supermarket!


Sunday is the best time to make healthy snacks and meals for the upcoming week. Bake a healthy and tasty cake and make a few bowls with lunch and diner. Put it in the fridge or freezer and you can eat healthy for the whole upcoming week!


Do you take the time to take good care of yourself? From now on, plan an hour or more every Sunday to take care of yourself. Take a bath or a hot long shower, scrub your skin, apply a mask and paint your nails. You will feel reborn!


Do you have a busy week ahead of you? Take your time to organize your plans. Make a schedule for each day and write everything you have to do. When you have to exercise, what you are going to cook, when you have that important appointment with your colleague. Like that, you know for sure that you have all the time to do all your things. And it also prevents stress!


Nobody likes cleaning, right? But how nice is it, if you come home on a Monday and your house is perfectly clean. Make it a habit to clean your house on a sunday. Do your laundry, vacuumclean your house and change your bed sheets.


Do you have nothing to wear every morning when you wake up? Use an hour on your Sunday to prepare your clothes for the upcoming week. Another tip: look at the weather forecast to adjust your clothes to the weather! 😉


Do you literally have no time to exercise this week? Now is the perfect timing! You don’t have to leave the house, because you can search for an ”at home workout” on YouTube.


Is your pet home alone this upcoming week? Use your Sunday to catch up on lost time! Give your cat or dog some extra attention. They will thank you for that. 🙂


Compose the ultimate music list with songs that make you feel super powerful, collect the best motivational quotes and set a number of goals you want to achieve this week. Motivation guaranteed!


Spend your Sunday useful by teaching yourself something new. Join a workshop, do a new sport, listen to a podcast or read a book. You can never have enough knowledge!


What do you think? Are you going to rock this week? I know that I will! Let us know what you do on a Sunday in the comments or on social media 🙂

How do you become a morning athlete?

Because of your busy life, you sometimes don’t have any time to exercise in between. So you decide to go in the morning. But when the alarm goes of before 7 o’clock, you tell yourself that you will go tonight. That bed is too good to leave right now. Such a shame, because you save time by exercising in the morning and you get an energy boost. 


Yes, it’s that simple. When you go to bed earlier than you are used to, getting up early will get easier! When you wake up that early, you are more tired in the evening. Exercising in the morning will give you an energieboost and make you more alert. You can be more productive the whole day. And you can relax earlier ;)!


When you have a routine with waking up early, your body will get used to that and your body will adapt itself. For example, don’t watch seasons of your favorite serie, but just watch 1 or 2 episodes. Exercising in the morning can be good for your routine as well. Decide what you are going to train, so you can jump out of bed in the morning and know exactly what to do!


When you meet with your best friend to go to the gym, you can keep your promise to her. When you have agreed with someone, you are less likely to snooze and to sleep in. By motivating each other, the time will go by really fast. But you have to find that friend who is as motivated as you are. Otherwise you will booth snooze! 😉


Do you want to be more healthy and exercise more? On the 4th of February a new group of Fit Girls will start their fitjourney with our Guides. Together we stay strong and hopefully you can reach your goals! Do you have a Guide? Shop it here! Good luck! 🙂


If you have trouble coming out of bed in the morning, you can put  your alarm on the other side of the room. You have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm. Still having trouble waking up? Download an alarm app where you have to figure out a puzzle to turn it off.


Remind yourself of why you want this. What are your goals? How good are you going to feel when you finished your morning workout? Figure out why you want to be fit and healthy. Also a good tip: reward yourself! You can do that by a protein shake when you come back from a workout. Treat yourself!


How do you motivate yourself to workout in the morning? Let us know in the comments! 

Creamy mango curry with chicken

We can’t get enough of this one! This creamy mango curry with chicken is one of our favorites from our Guides. Believe me, if you have tasted this you definitaly want more! The recipe is super easy and you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. 


  • 75 gram unpolished rice
  • 100 gram chicken fillet in pieces
  • 75 gram yellow pepper
  • 35 gram onion
  • 30 gram dairy spread light
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1 tl coconut oil
  • 1 tl curry spices
  • pepper and salt


  1. Boil the rice the same way as it’s indicated on the package.
  2. Cut the chicken in pieces. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and fry the chicken with the curry spices.
  3. Add (after a few minutes) the pepper and onion.
  4. Add the vegetables, mango and the dairy spread to the pan with the chicken.
  5. Leave the pan on the heat until the dairy spread has melted.

kcal 392 | carbs 50 | fats 8 | egg whites 39


Try this recipe out and let us know what you think! Do you have other recipes that we must try? Tell us in the comments or social media 🙂

How do you become a morning sporter?


Ja, zo makkelijk kan de eerste stap al zijn. Als je eerder gaat slapen, gaat vroeger opstaan ook een stuk makkelijker. Daarnaast: als je ’s ochtends vroeg alles geeft in de sportschool, ben je ook vroeger klaar om naar bed te gaan. Niet alleen omdat je langer wakker bent en vroeger moe bent, maar ook omdat ’s ochtends sporten je wakker en scherp maakt, waardoor je de rest van de dag een stuk productiever bent. Je kan dus ook eerder ontspannen!


Dit heeft heel veel te maken met het ‘eerder slapen’ puntje van net. Door zowel ’s avonds als ’s ochtends een routine te hebben, gaat je lichaam zich aanpassen aan het vroege opstaan. Ga bijvoorbeeld niet ’s avonds wanneer je thuiskomt eindeloze seizoenen van je favoriete serie kijken, maar kijk bijvoorbeeld elke avond 1 of 2 afleveringen voordat je naar bed gaat. Om ’s ochtends te gaan sporten is je routine ook belangrijk. Bepaal van tevoren al wat je gaat trainen, zodat je ’s ochtends je bed uit kan klimmen en meteen weet wat je moet doen.


Als je met een vriendin afspreekt om ’s ochtends te sporten, kun je elkaar aan de afspraak houden. Als je met iemand hebt afgesproken, ben je misschien minder snel geneigd om je wekker te snoozen en door te slapen. Door elkaar te motiveren en door de gezelligheid is dat rondje in de sportschool ook zo voorbij! Het is natuurlijk wel handig om een vriendin te zoeken die ook gemotiveerd is om een ochtendsporter te worden, anders snoozen jullie allebei de wekker.


Wil jij meer structuur krijgen in gezond eten en meer bewegen? Op 4 februari start er een nieuwe groep met meiden met de Guide. Je volgt de Guide en jij kunt je ook aanmelden bij onze Facebook groep om motivatie te krijgen en tips te krijgen van anderen. Samen staan we sterk en hopelijk kun jij je doel behalen. Heb je nog geen Guide? Shop ‘m hier! Heel veel succes.


Als je moeite blijft hebben met uit je bed komen, kan je altijd nog je alarm aan de andere kant van de kamer zetten. Om hem uit te zetten, móet je jouw warme bed wel uit kruipen. Nog steeds moeite met wakker worden? Download dan een wekker appje waarbij je een puzzel of iets dergelijks moet oplossen om hem uit te zetten.


Herinner jezelf waarom je dit wil. Wat zijn je doelen? Hoe goed ga jij je voelen als je die ochtend workout hebt afgerond? Door te bedenken waarom je graag wilt sporten en fit wilt worden, heb je gelijk een goede motivatie om onder dat dekbed vandaan te komen. Ook een handig steuntje in de rug: zorg ervoor dat er een beloning staat te wachten als je terugkomt van de training. Maak bijvoorbeeld een lekkere proteïne snack klaar voor na het sporten. Treat yourself!

Hoe motiveer jij jezelf om ’s ochtends te gaan sporten? Deel het met ons in de comments!

Oké, laten we maar even eerlijk zijn: wij zijn verslaafd aan chocolade! ‘Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is!’ is daarom ook ons motto ;). Chocolade is voor ons een heerlijke cheat waar ons humeur een enorme boost van krijgt. Aangezien dit voor de meeste mensen geldt, zijn we op zoek gegaan naar heerlijke recepten met chocolade. Tijdens deze zoektocht hadden we één simpele eis: de snacks moesten wel gezond zijn. En geloof ons: het is gelukt! We hebben de lekkerste gezonde snacks met chocolade voor jullie op een rijtje gezet. Yummy!





  1. Verwarm langzaam de pindakaas in een pannetje met een goede anti-aanbaklaag.
  2. Voeg wanneer de pindakaas gesmolten is de chocolade toe, hak het eerst in kleine stukjes en laat het rustig smelten. Zorg dat
    het niet verbrandt.
  3. Kruimel de rijstwafels in kleine stukjes boven het pannetje wanneer alles gesmolten is.
  4. Giet het mengsel in de vormpjes. Wanneer je dit niet hebt, doe het in een grote plaat of schaal (bekleed met bakpapier), en snijd het na 1,5 uur in de koelkast in 8 stukken.
  5. Laat het minimaal 3 uur hard worden in de koelkast.

gezonde chocolade recepten




Deze super healthy cake bevat stiekem ook nog groenten en daar proef je helemaal niets van! Je vindt het recept hier. 

gezonde chocolade recepten



Voor de mousse

  • 1 grote rijpe avocado
  • 1 rijpe banaan (hoe rijper, hoe zoeter)
  • dadels (ontpit)
  • 2 el rauwe cacaopoeder
  • 2 el kokosolie
  • 2 el agavenectar
  • ¼ vanillestokje
  • snufje zeezout
  • 1 tl rozenwater (optioneel)
  • ¼ rode peper



Wij kunnen absoluut niet kiezen welk van deze recepten nu onze favoriet is, we vinden ze allemaal zo lekker! Wat is jouw favoriet?? Of heb jij zelf nog een andere favoriete snack met chocolade? Laat het ons vooral weten in de comments!