Berry quick breakfast pancakes

Serves 1 For the pancakes: 50g Brown Rice flour 1 egg water (enough to make a normal runny pancake batter, keep adding until the batter looks right- you could use a milk alternative) 1 tsp coconut oil For the filling & topping A big handful of mixed berries (I used a mixture of raspberries, blackberries,…

A crappy week

This week has been a terrible week for me food, exercise and mood wise. I have had horrendous PMS and have eaten pizza, burger and drank wine (I don’t usually drink so this has left me feeling pretty crappy to be honest). I weighed myself this morning to see where things were at and I…

PMS & Weight loss

This post is really one for the ladies. Over the years I have been on lots of diets and watched lots of diet programmes where people are weighed weekly. One thing that always bugged me about this is that the trainers and producers of these shows/people who design these diets and weekly weigh programmes never…

Spicy yoghurt chicken with raspberry beetroot salad

Spicy yoghurt chicken with raspberry Beetroot salad For the yoghurt marinade you will need: 2 thighs 100g coconut yoghurt (or natural yoghurt) 1 clove of garlic Zest of 1 lemon juice of ½ lemon 1 tsp of Ras-el-Hanout (Moroccan spice mix) salt and pepper   Marinate your chicken in the above ingredients for as long…

Pesto Pasta

Serves 1 For the pesto you will need: 10 cherry tomatoes (Roasted in the oven for around 20 mins until soft- you can do this whilst your spaghetti is cooking) 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp pine nuts 1/2 tbsp olive oil handful of basil handful of rocket salt and pepper For the veggie mix you…

Why Vegan Wednesday?

My reasons for doing a completely vegan day once a week are three fold. Animal welfare (If I eat less meat I can afford better welfare meat). Health (We all know animal products can be very high in saturated fats and the meat we eat can contain hormones and anti biotics). Environmental (Meat and in…

The cold hard facts (part 2)

The NHS states that in England alone there are roughly 35,000 obesity related deaths each year. This means that 1 in 16 deaths is a result of being overweight or obese. And this problem is getting worse. It is widely known that obesity has a massive impact on the human body. The NHS guidelines say…

My journey begins (part 1)

The last few years had seen my weight creep up to my heaviest ever. I didn’t realise how much it had crept up as I’d always had a bit of a fear of weighing scales. I knew there was an enormous journey ahead of me, but until I stepped on those scales I had no…

Mum’s Breakfast Muffins

Inspired by my mum who said she wanted something yummy to eat for breakfast that didn’t contain gluten and was super healthy I got in the kitchen this afternoon and had a go at a processed sugar free, gluten free, dairy free ,quick, easy brekkie idea! Makes 6 small muffins -for first thing or when…

Turkey Burgers in Lettuce Wraps

For the burgers you will need (makes 8 burgers): 500g Turkey mince 5 tbsps sundried tomatoes 2 tbsps dried mixed herbs (any dried herbs you’ve got will work) 1 clove of garlic (put in more garlic if you really love a garlicky twang) salt to taste pepper to taste 1 egg 3 tbsps coconut flour…

In the beginning…

On the 7th of August 2013 I decided I was going to change my life, something and most things had to change. It was all because of a chair. The chair was the colour of a yellow highlighter pen and called a bucket chair. There are so many weight loss stories that I’ve read over…