If you’ve been living under a rock, you may have no idea who Joe Wicks (A.K.A The Body Coach) is. But if you haven’t, you will be very much aware of how he has taken the health world by storm with his quick and easy recipes. In amongst the many health and fitness advisors out there, Joe Wicks is one that I love to follow. He specialises in writing recipes for healthy meals, that don’t encourage fad diets or restrict us with what we want to eat.
Having a go myself!
Because of this, I decided to follow one of his recipes and film it for you all to see! I was actually really pleased with outcome, although it definitely didn’t take 15 minutes as Joe Wicks claims. Since writing this blog, I have been researching more and more into the reliability of those who give health and fitness advice, and often feel worried about who to trust. Yet, in my opinion, Joe Wicks doesn’t enforce a way of eating, but simply offers out his recipes that allow for a healthy diet, that isn’t too strict. He never cuts out any particular food group, as some ‘clean eating’ gurus often suggest. He also recently admitted to having a ‘mega binge’ on a Facebook live video for all of his followers to see! I found this really interesting, as it is so often assumed that health gurus like Joe Wicks always eat perfectly, and never have days where they eat badly. Yet his confession showed that social media portrays only a small part of someones life, and a part that can often be distorted. It’s so easy to present yourself on social media in a certain way, masking the reality of how someone lives. Although not many people will want to share negatives in their life on social media, it is too easy to forget that behind every social media account is a person, who has bad days too. I personally even have an issue with idea of a ‘cheat’ day. The connotations behind ‘cheat’ for me, seem negative and something that shouldn’t occur, but no one should feel guilty if they don’t eat in a particular way on any given day.
The recipe was easy to follow, and the ingredients weren’t expensive at all. After demolishing my plate I felt satisfied that I had eaten well, and full to the brim so wouldn’t have eaten more – a perfect combination!
If you’d like to follow the recipe, make sure you have all of the ingredients below – they allow enough for two people!
2 Chicken Breast, 230 grams of sweet potato, 1 egg yolk, 1 tomato, 35 grams of mozzarella, 100 grams of breadcrumbs, cajun spicing (use as much as you like, down to preference!) 2 ciabatta buns, and finally a handful of rocket!
Take a look at the video below, and even try out the recipe yourself!