When you’re first starting out on your weight loss journey the prospect of new gadgets is always one filled with excitement. The things that you can do with your new gadget, you generally don’t stop talking about it and all its functions, convincing friends that they need one too, encouraging them to head online right … More Gadgets to mix up your meals
In the last six months I’ve been on and off with my weight loss and it’s with a heavy heart that I admit I’ve put back on a stone. It’s really disheartening, I’ve just struggled to get back on the straight and narrow with my eating, and I’ve gone back to the old me – … More Losing my will power
If you’ve been on social media recently it would be hard to miss the phenomenon that is fitness favourite, The Body Coach, Joe Wicks. Here is all you need to know about Joe.
Serves: 2 to 4 What you need: 4 large flat mushrooms 1 aubergine, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped Handful of chopped chives Fresh chilli chopped 1 teaspoon Lucy Bee Coconut Oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon pine nuts Goat’s or feta cheese to top. Omit for lactose free or vegan What … More Stuffed mushroom with aubergine
Serves: 4 Calories: 451 What you need: 1 onion, chopped (170g) 500g pack of extra lean minced beef 1-2 teaspoon chilli powder 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can kidney beans (240g drained and rinsed) 1 round lettuce, leaves washed and separated (80g) 275g leftover cooked rice 4 tablespoon soured cream What to do: Fry the … More Chilli lettuce leaves
Serves: 1 What you need: For the dressing: 1 tablespoon peanut butter 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons Sesame oil ½ teaspoons chilli flakes 1 teaspoons rice wine vinegar Water For the salad: 100g fresh egg or udon noodles 1 stick of celery, sliced 4 radishes, sliced into wedges Large handful of frozen soya beans … More Love the crunch noodle jar salad
Serves: 4 Calories: 270 For the falafels: 225g/8oz dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in water 1 tablespoon tahini 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed 100g bag watercress, roughly chopped Juice half a lemon 2 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying … More Watercress falafel in pitta pockets
Serves: 2 What you need: 2 slices wholemeal bread 400g tinned kidney beans, rinsed and drained ½ x 400g tin butter beans, rinsed and drained ½ x 400g tin black-eye beans, rinsed and drained 2 spring onions, finely diced Handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped Salt and freshly ground … More Fiery bean cakes
As of today I am seven days into a 30 day challenge devised by Abby Pell for Myprotein, and it’s been an experience.
Each week I spend about £30-£40 on my shopping – being healthy is not cheap! I usually buy the same kinds of things, and make the same kinds of meals and that is getting a bit boring, so in the coming weeks I will be making some changes to my meal plans and hopefully making … More My typical weekly shopping basket
In the last nine months I have learnt that every plan thinks they’re right for you and everyone and their friend will tell you it will work for you too. Phfft.
Serves: 4 Calories: 267 What you need: 350g rump or sirloin steak 3 tablespoons Kikkoman soy sauce Juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon sesame oil or 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 red chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 200g mushrooms, sliced or left whole if small 125g tenderstem broccoli 2 … More A healthy Chinese takeaway
Serves: 4 Calories: 267 What you need: 4 rashers of back bacon Butter for greasing 300g cherry tomatoes 4 eggs 4 slices of wholemeal bread What you do: Pre-heat the grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Grill the bacon for 2-3 minutes, turning once until just cooked but not brown as … More Baked eggs and super soldiers
A survey has revealed that the average Brit skips five meals a week – I think I add five meals a week but that’s neither here nor there – with breakfast being the most likely meal to be skipped despite it being the most important. Everyone needs that kick start to their day, right? I … More Don’t skip the most important meal of the day