Top Quotes from Ella Woodward

By | July 23, 2016

When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.

Ella Woodward

Stay true to yourself, engage with your followers, and ignore the critics.

Ella Woodward

The most important thing is to snack on things that are filled with real food and nourishing ingredients that will leave you feeling energised and happy.

Ella Woodward

There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ food or ‘good’ food.

Ella Woodward

Making small changes every week over a few months will result in huge changes.

Ella Woodward

You’ve got to introduce people to things in a way they’re going to enjoy.

Ella Woodward

The free-from aisle is the most depressing place in the supermarket.

Ella Woodward

I wouldn’t ever have believed I would marry so young, but it was love at first sight, so there was no point in holding back for the sake of it.

Ella Woodward

I’m always cooking big veggie curries for friends with tons of spices, coconut milk, chilli – I’ll saute potatoes in the spices, then cook them with all the flavours and stir in some chickpeas and spinach at the end before serving it on a bed of sesame brown rice. It’s easy to do and tastes amazing!

Ella Woodward

If you eat broccoli steamed or boiled, it’s not very exciting, but you can roast it with things like turmeric and make it amazing. It’s all about how you cook something and what you pair it with.

Ella Woodward

I love really simple colours at home – lots of cream, beige, and grey with rustic wooden tables.

Ella Woodward

It’s crazy to think my blog is being read by people around the world.

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I love knowing exactly what you’re putting onto your skin and about the ingredient benefits of those products.

Ella Woodward

I’m promoting healthy – healthier – eating, not suggesting everyone should emulate me.

Ella Woodward

Food was a big part of our family gatherings, but it was usually pasta. We didn’t eat that well. Everything was home-made but not much veg or fruit.

Ella Woodward

I don’t know what would happen to me if I ate a bacon sandwich, but I’m just not interested.

Ella Woodward

Just because you want to eat vegetables and eat well doesn’t mean you can’t share food and have fun with it. It should still be an exciting thing. It shouldn’t be just eating kale on your own in the corner.

Ella Woodward

I want to give you a way to eat your broccoli in a way that you actually want to eat it.

Ella Woodward

You can add things to savoury dishes as you cook, but sweet dishes are more challenging.

Ella Woodward

I work out most days, normally first thing, and then I just see where the day takes me. I recipe test most days, do lots of social media and emails, but nothing else is constant. Some days, I film YouTube videos; other days, I have lots of meetings, work on blog posts, brainstorm ideas, and work on upcoming projects.

Ella Woodward

For lunch, I tend to eat leftovers. I’m always recipe testing, so I tend to enjoy whatever is left in the fridge. I’m a big snacker, too.

Ella Woodward

I love exercise, but I didn’t join a single sports club as a student – I have no hand-eye coordination. Things like yoga are amazing, but anything with a ball just isn’t for me.

Ella Woodward

If you’re struggling with that sweet tooth, try making healthy sugar swaps using things like honey, maple syrup, and medjool dates. These are all completely natural and will satisfy any sweet cravings.

Ella Woodward

A delicious smoothie is a really easy way of taking on lots of amazing skin boosting ingredients and was my first port of call every morning in the run-up to my wedding – I’ll throw in frozen berries, banana, spinach, almond butter, almond milk, and oats for a quick breakfast quite often.

Ella Woodward

Home-made smoothies are a great way of satisfying a sweet tooth. Adding in things like frozen banana will make it taste super sweet and creamy.

Ella Woodward

I’m on my phone 24/7 replying to every Instagram comment and message to try and understand how people are seeing us, and their questions and concerns.

Ella Woodward

I don’t want people to see healthy eating as a diet. I want it to be satisfying food that everyone takes pleasure in eating.

Ella Woodward

I still have a sweet tooth, so I bake a lot, but I’d much rather have one of my sweet potato brownies than a processed chocolate bar.

Ella Woodward

I literally never ate fruit or vegetables before. My diet instead revolved around ice cream, chocolate, peanut butter and jelly eaten with a spoon, pick-n-mix, and lots of cereal and pasta – I was a sugar monster.

Ella Woodward

I don’t have one favourite spot – I love writing anywhere that I feel inspired. I have to admit that I do love getting cosy in bed or under blankets on the sofa and writing from there.

Ella Woodward

I’ve always loved the scent of rose; it’s just the most beautiful scent. If you open my bathroom cupboard, everything is rose scented.

Ella Woodward

I have always kept my beauty regime super simple, but I would say discovering you could use coconut oil to take off eye-makeup remover has been a game changer.

Ella Woodward

I always carry a little jar of nuts around with me. I roast them beforehand with tamari and thyme to give them a deliciously rich flavour.

Ella Woodward

I can smell bacon sizzling or chicken roasting and appreciate the aroma, but I don’t want to eat it.

Ella Woodward

I literally couldn’t walk down the street; I slept for 16 hours a day, was in chronic pain, had blackouts, never-ending heart palpitations, unbearable stomach issues, constant headaches – the list goes on.

Ella Woodward

I began researching natural healing, which is how I came to change my diet. Overnight, I gave up refined sugar, gluten, dairy, anything processed or refined, and meat.

Ella Woodward

For me, I’ve got no interest in being a celebrity, and I have no interest in doing photographs, going to this party or that.

Ella Woodward

It was back in 2011 that everything changed. I was not a healthy eater at all. Up until that point, I was a student and a complete sugar addict.

Ella Woodward

I was really inspired by lots of people I came across who were managing various illnesses through diet and lifestyle. I kind of figured, you know, if it worked for them, then I might as well try it and see if it works. So I did.

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Since September 2013, I have been in a really good place with my health. But I still have to be conscious about keeping it in that good place and taking care of myself.

Ella Woodward

I’ve always been pretty lucky with my skin. I did notice a big change when I changed my diet and started to eat more natural foods in that my skin just got clearer and brighter.

Ella Woodward

I think the smell of something is so important, especially when you’re putting it on your face.

Ella Woodward

As I started eating more natural foods and thinking about what I was putting into my body, I became more interested in what I was putting on it, too.

Ella Woodward

Eating well isn’t about dieting or deprivation, so you shouldn’t feel that you’re bound to certain rules.

Ella Woodward

My problem with the word ‘clean’ is that it has become too complicated. It has become too loaded. When I first read the term, it meant natural, unprocessed. Now it doesn’t mean that at all. It means diet. It means fad.

Ella Woodward

It’s about making small changes at first and adding foods to your diet before you take any away; start with one extra vegetable or fruit at every meal, and hey, presto, that’s 21 portions a week.

Ella Woodward

Healthy eating isn’t supposed to be about self-denial; it’s not a punishment.

Ella Woodward

It’s so cool, the number of emails I get from people saying I changed their life. It’s pretty crazy.

Ella Woodward

I love social media, but it made me quite anxious.

Ella Woodward

I didn’t believe in marriage; I thought it was a silly concept before I met Matt.

Ella Woodward

I don’t make big promises about losing weight or anything like that. I just suggest things that people can make to make them feel good.

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If you have a large family like ours, you have to fight to get your point across, and I think I learned that from my dad.

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