So it's been a little while since I posted.... again! But I've been really throwing myself into work at the moment and feel like I'm really enjoying it again, I think everyone gets that little lull after Christmas ect but I'm back! And I'm really starting to take some time out for me, actually say no to things, relax and really look after myself, inside and out, I've 2 bloody baths this month ( I shower every single day but I never have the time for a bath).
So ive really started to notice the diffference in my body and i actually went to the beach today and turned down chips, simply because eating too much crap makes me feel totally shit, and I did have a 3 course meal on Friday at prezzo, all healthy until the 3rd course, sticky toffee pudding with ice cream, I mean I couldn't turn it down.
I thought I would share just a few easy snacks and recipes that I've picked up, I loose interest quite quickly so I like things that are quick, easy and tasty.
1. Overnight oats
frozen berries and Greek or natural yogurt and oats.
take a small bowl and layer berries first then oats then yougurt and continue until the bowl is full and you finish with just yogurt on top, add a bit of honey on top, cover and pop in the fridge over night and it's ready to eat in the morning!
2. Banana pancakes
mash a banana and add two eggs and cinnamon if you like, mix all together, add to a preheated frying pan, melt some coconut oil, add the mix, the mix should make 2 pancakes, cook until golden, microwave some frozen berries or use fresh fruit.
plate up the pancakes, add Greek or natural yogurt, honey and the fruit.
3 avocado and poached or scrambelled eggs.
toast one piece of brown, wholewheat or seeded bread, lightly butter, crush half an avocado, add 1 or 2 poached eggs, add pepper or crushed chillis to taste or you could do scrambled instead of poached eggs instead.
5. Feta and cous cous salad
pop some cous cous into a bowl add boiling water until it soaks up the water and expands, add feta cheese, tomatos, rocket, beetroot, cucumber edamame beans or sugar snap peas, salt and pepper to taste, balsamic glaze could be added for dressing.
6. Quinoa and wholeweat rice stir fry
pop a packet of uncle bens quinoa and wholeweat rice in the microwave rice, stir fry in fry light spray or coconut oil broccoli, onions, edamame, peas, sugarsnap pease, peppers and add a light sprinkling of soy sauce.
7. Goats cheese or feta pitta
take a whole wheat pitta, crumble inside goats cheese or feta, add red onion or caramelised onion, rocket and olives if wanted, pop in a toastie maker or in a toastie toaster bag.
8. Wrap tortillas and dip.
take a wholeweat tortilla wrap, cut wrap into tortilla sized triangles, pop on a baking tray, cook at 180 degrees until golden brown and crispy, crush a avocado add chilli if wanted, salt pepper and a dash of olive oil for dipping, the second dip chop tomatoes, onions finely, add garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and chillis for a salsa dip.
take a cup of oats, add to a microwaveable bowl, add water until oats are covered, cook for 2 minutes in microwave, stir in a dash of milk and a small teaspoon of coconut oil to make creamy, add fresh berries or frozen berries ( defrosted obviously) and add honey to taste.
10. Stuffed peppers
cut the top off 2 peppers, and de seed, stuff with cous cous and add goats cheese, feta or spat cheese on top, cook for about 15 to 20 minutes on 180 degrees.