Bridget Paddon

We’re obsessed with hearing about what other people eat all day erryday and we just know that you’re all as curious as we are! There’s something so intriguing about knowing the secrets of a healthy foodie! Follow along with this new series where we find out what a wide range of successful health-loving ladies eat in a day…

This week we get to chat to the gorgeous Bridget Paddon of Goal Diggers NZ.

Bridget Paddon Goal Diggers NZBridget is a 27-year old Holistic Health Advocate and a Goals, Growth and Fulfilment Coach based in Southland NZ. She coaches women throughout Aotearoa to dream big and hustle hard, guiding and supporting them to smash their goals and live a fulfilling, kick-ass and holistically healthy life. Bridget has been pursuing her coaching career for well over a year now having gained a magnitude of experience working with over 50 inspirational coaching clients. Bridget lives by Goal Digger NZ’s mantra of doing more, seeing more and being more with a focus on self-love, fuelling and loving her body with whole foods and natural products while going on regular active adventures, the most recent being an epic 6 hour hike up Ben Lomond in Queenstown with an amazing squad of likeminded babes.

Your go-to brekkie is…

Bacon, Eggs and Avocado! Every morning! When the avo’s are all gone, I’ll replace them with Halloumi squirted with some lemon juice! Delish!

Bridget Paddon Goal Diggers NZYour go-to lunch is…

Because I live by myself I always make more than one portion of dinner and that is what I’ll have for lunch the next day. I’m pretty basic and routine when it comes to meals with a huge focus on whole foods. It will usually be kumara, brown rice or quinoa, a mixture of green veges and then some kind of meat or protein. I use plenty of seasoning playing around with both fresh and dry herbs as well as natural condiments. Some people may think the food I eat is plain but I’m very content knowing I am fuelling my body with the good stuff and that my body can function to it’s potential both mentally and physically.

Your go-to dinner is…

The other day I had a conversation with a friend about what our last meals on earth would be if we had the choice which I guess would also be my go-to dinner. I’m a born and raised farm girl and love a good steak. My go-to dinner would be a juicy steak cooked medium, kumara mash, a green salad packed full of goodness, a fried egg (cooked both sides, all the way through, fun fact I hate runny yolks, with a passion) mushrooms in a garlic butter sauce and maybe a couple of prawns.

Dessert or no dessert…

I’m all about something sweet after each meal. It is usually a couple of pieces of Whittakers Dark Almond Chocolate, but if I’m out of that (which I usually am, it doesn’t last long) then I’ll load up a piece of Whittakers Dark Ghana with a spoonful of Pics Crunchy Peanut Butter! Oh yeah, so good! If I’m going all out, I would grab some coconut icecream, coconut yoghurt and load a bowlful up with a mixture of toppings e.g. nuts, cacao nibs, berries, coconut flakes…. The possibilities are endless!

What you reach for when a snack attack hits…

I love a hard boiled egg, I’ll always boil a pot of these up at the start of the week to keep me going for a couple of days. My Coconut, Banana and Dark Chocolate Muffins are also a go to of mine. You can find the recipe for them here. I also have two smoothies throughout the day, a green smoothie mid morning and a banana, berry and chocolate protein smoothie mid afternoon after I’ve trained. They’re packed full of natural supplements, carbs, protein and good fats!

Your fave foodie destination…

I’m very sheltered when it comes to foodie awareness haha!! But I definitely have a couple of go to’s when I head up to Central Otago! Taco Medic in Queenstown is an instant foodgasm, wrap your mouth around the Bajaman Taco and see what happens! I’m all about getting messy with food and love eating with my hands! Anywhere that offers up a good burger will be a fave foodie destination of mine. Slow Cuts in Arrowtown ticks all the boxes. I’ll have one buttermilk fried chicken burger with a side of fried smashed potatoes and aioli please! Mouth. Is. Watering.

Three foods you can’t live without…

Eggs! Dark chocolate! Broccoli! I eat these three on the daily. Eggs are life. If there’s an egg in the house, there’s a meal in the house – that’s how the saying goes right?

Bridget Paddon Goal Diggers NZYour ultimate foodie indulgence…

Hmm. This is a hard question because if I want something I’ll have it and don’t really see it as indulging. Oh I do love a bowl of hot kumara fries and aioli. Yep, that will do it. Actually let’s load it up with sour cream, cheese, bacon and coriander. Indulgence done!

The recipe that’ll always get you drooling is…

This is what I’ll whip up if I’m out to impress or really want to satisfy the taste buds – it was actually inspired by Taco Medic’s Bajaman Fish Taco. I loved them so much that I wanted to try and recreate the experience at home so I jumped on google, as you do and found this recipe. It’s no Taco Medic, but it is pretty darn close! If you can’t make it to Queenstown anytime soon, whip these bad boys up and you can thank me later! As Katy Perry would say, Bon Appetit, baby.

Connect with Bridget…

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