#personal – Into Healthy Food

I am probably the last person to catch onto the healthy eating trend judging by the amount of girls in my university that eat only spelt bread, avoid sugar and bake the most delicious healthy treats. This  past week I discovered an amazing healthy food blog that inspired me to start looking at my own food intake. And I also reached a milestone on YouTube. Take a look at my life in pictures!

This past week was again mostly spend behind my computer studying and blogging.

Chris and I went out for lunch at one of my favorite places in Delft (The Netherlands) ‘t Postkantoor. This cute lunchroom is situated in an old mail office.

Excited  to get out of the house to do something other than attending lectures!

Tabby kitten
My little Gurt was peeking around the corner of the chair he was sleeping on when I came in. He is such a cutie!

Fresh Mint Tea
I do not seem to handle caffeine very well so in order to stay energized (and warm) while studying I’ve reverted to a healthier alternative: fresh mint tea with honey! Absolutely loving the cast iron tea pot I gave Chris for his birthday last year.

This view takes my breath away every time I walk by the window, be it summer or winter. Delft is honestly one of the nicest cities on the planet in my opinion.

I reviewed the above products by Bath and Body Works this week. Read this article to find out if they helped to relieve my exam stress!

If it fits I sits
If it fits I sits….

Youtube Subscribers
I reached 100 subscribers on my YouTube channel two days ago! As i’m writing this the number has already gone up to 111! Thank you to everyone that has subscribed. It means a lot to me.

Now that we are on the topic of YouTube: I participated in the €3 challenge by Dutch blogger Serena Verbon from Beautylab.nl. I came up with a bacon tomato risotto recipe!

Sweet potato wedges
Thanks to an article in The Daily Mail I found out about the blog Deliciously Ella, which is all about healthy plant based nutrition. Reading her story and browsing through her recipes really inspired me to start looking at my own food intake. Being thin does not equal a healthy diet. My genes let me get away with eating a lot of bad food.  However, I believe that I would feel a lot more energized and be sick less often if I were to start eating healthier. To give healthy eating a try I made Ella’s Cinnamon and Paprika Sweet Potato Wedges and they were absolutely delicious! I am hooked!

Zara Coat
The past week I also shared the above bargain fashion find with you guys. And guess what? I bought it! Can’t wait for it to arrive. Fingers crossed that it fits!

And that was my diary post again! Hope you liked this little peek into my life.

With Love,

Elise Mooijman

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  1. 26/01/2015 / 18:17

    What a great post! I love weekly recaps/photos to see what others have gotten up to the past week. I have never heard of nor been to the Postkantoor. That is such a cool name, especially since (as you say) it is in an old post office. I do love Delft. It’s my favorite place second to Amsterdam. I’m a huge sucker for Prinsengracht and of course A’dam Square!! But Delft is sure a close second. Is that the leaning tower from Delft Center in the background of your rooftop photo!? Thanks for sharing your fun week in pictures!!
    Food is such a challenging thing for me to keep thinking about. I am a semi-vegan with spells of junk-foodies here and there throughout the year. I also eat Macrobiotically, which is an old Buddhist-inspired dietary lifestyle. I think that with proper motivation and the right reasons for wanting to watch food, you’ll succeed! I will check out Ella and her story that you have linked to!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

    • TheBeautySuitcase
      28/01/2015 / 15:16

      You should definitely check out ‘t Postkantoor when you come back here! I also recommend checking out Bagels and Beans on the market square! And you are right, that is the leaning tower, the Oude Jan! Looking at it from our window makes me so happy!

  2. 26/01/2015 / 15:40

    So you’re loving the teapot Chris got as a present, was it a ”present for you but actually for me situation” 😉 Those cats of yours, cheer me up everytime!

    • TheBeautySuitcase
      28/01/2015 / 15:18

      Shhhttttt :P! My cats appreciate your compliment!

  3. 26/01/2015 / 10:34

    Leuke foto’s! Wat goed ook dat je je meer met gezond eten bezig wilt houden. Ik heb een beetje hetzelfde als jou; ik kom niet aan dus in dat opzicht word ik niet direct gestraft voor ongezond eten, maar ik merk wel dat ik meer energie heb als ik gezonder eet! Daarnaast ben ik ook een stuk minder snel gestressed op de een of andere manier.

    • TheBeautySuitcase
      28/01/2015 / 15:17

      Ik ben ook altijd erg stressy dut wie weet helpt het ook bij mij tegen de stress!

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