High Energy Food Recipe Book
Fitness Pro turned mom, Jenni Simper's first ever recipe book.
A message from Jenni:
So many of you have asked me
to share my recipes over the last few years, well I finally got around to it, one move across the
Atlantic, a husband, a baby boy and a pandemic later.
I am beyond excited to share with you some of my favourite dishes that
I’ve gathered over the last few years. Food makes me happy and watching people eat my food
makes me even happier. All of the food in this book has passed the yummy taste test and is
suitable for the whole family.
So what are high energy foods and why are they important? All food
provides the body with energy, but this energy can vary greatly. Foods, such as sugars and
refined carbs, give the body a quick jolt of energy. However, this is often short lived & followed
by a crash. Foods high in sugar, unhealthy trans fats, and "empty" carbs require more energy
to digest, leaving you feeling hungry and sluggish
By avoiding simple carbs and sugar like those found in white
bread, candy, and processed food, and switching for whole foods with a low glycemic impact,
you will not only stay alert, but you can maintain high levels of energy throughout the day.
The body needs more sustainable energy from ingredients such as fruits, grains, and legumes.
The types of food you choose to eat play an important role in your daily energy levels. Low-GI
foods are absorbed more slowly and evenly and provide us with steady energy for several
hours. I have provided a GI food index for you in the appendix. We want to try stick to as many
green foods as possible the occasional yellow is ok and try and avoid the red as much as
Eating the way our grandparents did with as little
processed food as possible is for me the key to a healthier body and mind. This book is packed
full of energy packed meal ideas, that are calorie dense, this means that they will keep you
satisfied & fuller for longer whist not fluctuating your insulin levels. Sugar spikes & crashes are
a huge factor in binge eating or choosing high calorie high sugar foods as we are hunger and
need a quick fix. Whilst this book contains a lower carb low G.I theme I believe in a balanced
approach to nutrition and that every macronutrient has an important role in the body. I teach
my clients how to implement small everyday habits that turn into long term sustainable
goals. One of these habits is learning to love to cook & experiment with food. Swapping out
some higher GI processed cakes & treats for one of my delicious sugar free low GI treats in this
book for example. When it comes to carbs please note that they are NOT the enemy. We do
however need better quality carb sources to perform important bodily functions.
I believe that no food should be seen as an
"enemy", as it can contribute to developing a negative relationship with food. What I
like to do is balance it out and choose better whole food sources of carbs when possible
like fresh fruit & veg, rices & grains and potatoes. I also find that by substituting some
lower GI options in my meals now and again like my cloud bread burger buns, lettuce
taco shells or molten lava cakes allows me to have wiggle room to play with for the rest
of the day calorie wise but more importantly will not spike my insulin whilst still giving
me that sweet tooth fix and Momma loves her some cake.
I like to know exactly what ingredients are going into my food when I make it from scratch, no preservatives, no msg or trans fats whilst also getting some serious satisfaction from figuring out how to make convenience processed store food myself. When it comes to no cane sugar baking, it doesn’t mean compromising the flavour in fact most people are absolutely shocked at how amazing my treats and cakes taste .I hope you enjoy experimenting and making these recipes as much as I did. Make sure you tag me in your own creations it makes my soul happy
Lots of love,