Confessions of a Secret Snacker : Back on Track

Hello Beautiful People ❤

We are almost over the Hump in the week, stay strong, Friday is coming 🙂 As I said last week I am on a mission to lose half a stone, well now actually 3 lbs. Just from cutting back (not cutting out) bad food, I lost 4lbs in just under a week. Continue reading

Add Some Goodness to your Short Stack

Hey Guys,

Happy Pancake Day! I hope you’re all planning on tucking in to some delicious options whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three in my case!) I Love pancakes so this is my favourite kind of Tuesday 🙂

There are numerous different carb free and protein pancake recipes out there and I do in general love them. For today though I think it’s ok to partake in a little pancake indulgence. At the end of the day, it’s all about balance. Continue reading

Sunday’s Casual Attire

Hey Guys,

I can’t believe it’s Monday already, where did that weekend go? As I said in my last post, I stayed at home Friday and Saturday due to illness, but Sunday I decided to venture outside. As I was going for dinner, I wanted something comfortable but that still looked remotely decent.

IMG_0916Wrap Blouse €22.99 Newlook, Jeans €50.00 River Island, Hat €9.00 & Necklace €6.00 both Penneys / Primark.

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It was of course freezing outside, so I wrapped up in my River Island leather jacket minus the fur (I still love that it is detachable!) My boyfriend also laughed quite a substantial amount at my hat but I still maintain that I love it 🙂

It was lovely to get out of the house and feel normal again for the day. We ended up staying in the place longer than we had originally planned; just eating, drinking and chatting. I don’t think we had planned to eat quite so much food, but we ended up going for the full three courses. I didn’t get a picture of dessert. It didn’t last very long!

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I love days like this, they are what Sundays are all about!

I am back on healthy eating today guys and will be doing a post on it this week, so stay tuned. I hope you all had a great weekend 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

Winter Warmer Recipe

Hey Guys,

The winter weather is now officially upon us here in Ireland and it is absolutely freezing. For myself personally I always crave warm, hearty dinners after a long day in work, particularly after a long, cold journey home. I therefore find it is quiet easy to opt for dinners that as a result of their ‘comfort’ aspect, have high levels of salt and saturated fat. I am currently in the search for healthy alternatives to these meals as I can honestly say, I will not be eating salad throughout the winter!

A new dinner that I am currently loving and have decided to share with you is a substitute for a creamy fish pie and potatoes / chips. The substitute meal is free from refined carbs and dairy. It is full of nutritional goodness, but also really tasty (the main thing!)

What it Includes:

Replace regular chips / potatoes with 3/4 of a large sweet potato, I cook it in the oven and finish it off on the George Forman as it makes it nice and soft. 

Replace the pie with a cooked Salmon fillet mixed with a creamy sauce and spinach.  The sauce is dairy and carb free too (recipe below) This combined with the inclusion of the spinach ensures this flavouring is not only tasty but extremely nutritious and will keep you full for longer. I’m not usually one who would eat Spinach but I can barely even taste it mixed with this sauce. It is full of iron and vitamins so is an excellent add on to any meal.

 

The Sauce:

1/2 tsp of Coconut Oil

1 tbsp of Coconut Flour

3/4 cup of Almond Milk

What you do:

Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan / pot

Stir in the flour

Add the milk to abolish lumps

Bring to the boil & simmer for 3 minutes

Sorry the picture isn’t the greatest, but it tastes a lot better than it looks!

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 Tip: Make enough for 2 and bring some for lunch the next day, food prep is the easiest way to eat healthy in my opinion. Failing to prepare meals leads to me being hungry and snacking on junk food.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

Z x