Dry Janu-wary. OOPS. On Saturday my dry January (of a week) ended rather abruptly when all my willpower vanished in a puff of air. We had some lovely friends round for dinner (and an immense Cards Against Humanity session!) and I reached for the red wine a little too abruptly, consuming almost the entire thing… Read More Bolognese Stuffed Courgettes
Happy New Year! I am a huge fan of Christmas, but my Christmases tend to be punctuated with mountains of melted Camembert, gallons of mulled wine and countless sambuca shots. All good fun, but not exactly Slimming World friendly and I always wake up on 2nd January feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus… Read More Eating Clean in 2016: Slimming World Style!
Without trying to make this sound like an excuse or an X Factor sob story, in the last 2 months J and I have both started new jobs, moved house, been on holiday (definitely a positive!) and add to that my bad knee, which I’ve already mentioned and am now awaiting surgery to get it… Read More I’ve Hit Reset – Week 1
I’m writing this on the commute home, it’s Tuesday and has a vibe of sad, rainy Thursday. I have my mac with me – and it’s August! New job combined with ruptured knee ligament exhaust me too quickly! Let’s paint things in a more positive light. For one, I had chicken salad for lunch today,… Read More Peri Peri Chicken Burger
Happy Friday! I have posted the recipe for magic pancakes before (oats, muller, egg mixture left overnight) but I am trying to avoid muller lights because of the aspartame. These pancakes are 5 syns (for all of the above!) as the banana is mashed and cooked, but well worth it and deliciously simple. Ingredients 1… Read More Banana Pancakes
Trying to get back on the Eating Clean Wagon whilst hobbling around, my mind hasn’t been in it recently but I just need to stay organised. These stuffed portobello mushrooms are so simple, they are a perfect speedy breakfast or quick lunch option. Egg, bacon and spinach stuffed mushrooms (serves 2) 2 portobello mushrooms 4… Read More Egg, Bacon and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Hello blog, it’s been a while! I have more time to blog as I am currently between jobs! On Friday I left my job after seven years, which had a bigger emotional impact than I had realised and resulted in bad eating habits (alongside celebrating my new job!) To continue the update, last week I… Read More Strawberry, avocado and spinach salad
Serves 2 (4 muffins) 4 crushed weetabix 4 rashers cooked bacon, cut into squares 2 beaten eggs 1 tbsp marmite 1 tsp basil Seasoning Stir well and divide into 4 muffin cases, sprinkle a little parmesan on top Bake at 200°C for 20 mins 2 muffins are one healthy extra B, 1 syn for Parmesan… Read More Bacon and Marmite Weetabix Muffins
I am just about to head off on holiday for a few days and haven’t been paying enough attention to syns (or counting any!) I’m going to give myself a few days off and get back on it next week, when we return from España. Last night we enjoyed a Maccy Ds for 2 syns.… Read More Big Mac in a Bowl!
This recipe is from the SW website, one of the tastiest curries I’ve made! Oh and p.s. — I quit the gym! Serves 2. Large onion, sliced 300ml chicken stock 1 tsp turmeric 2 cardamom pods 1 x 2.5cm piece cinnamon stick 2 black peppercorns 2 cloves 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tbsp peeled and… Read More Easy Chicken Balti