Saturday, 24 September 2011


Arghh I got so busy with work i forgot to keep up with this blog and take pics of my food! OK OK Lets remember what i had...ummm

I know for a fact ive had KALE every M3 and M5

SO I think wednesday was-
M1: Espresso & grapefruit
M2: Filter coffee and dried fruit and nuts & 700ml water
M3: Kale and chicken salad with tomato and hummus & 700ml water
M4: Filter coffee banana & 700ml water
M5: Kale and chicken salad

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

DAY 2 of 7DSD

So today i was more prepared...well a little more....

M1: homemade protein bar- was suppose to make protein pancake but was late for work!
M2: 1/2 Grapefruit
M3: Chicken with raw kale salad
M4:think thin bar
M5: Chicken with kale again (need to go shopping!) ...also made lunch for tomorrow out of it!

Tomorrow is food shopping day! must buy fish and more chicken! and loads more kale!

On the brighter side I did have 2 litres of water when i was at work :) and drinking more right now!

DAY 1 of 7DSD

Woke up early and did one of my favourite workouts...TIU best ab circuit...BUT just polished my wooden floors and i slipped around alot!! haha...tomorrow i will be better prepared!! Also not sure if my meals are correct?? too many carbs??

M1: 1/2 Grapefruit
M2: (should have had the grapefruit for meal 2 but i couldn't resist!)protein drink

M3: ham salad wrap (ok so i wanted chicken, but i ran out....and i also only had half and half wraps- not 100%'s on my shopping list!)

M4: homemade protein bar

M5: healthy stir fry- made by my boyfriend :) and then some greek yoghurt & honey

Sunday, 18 September 2011



So I'm feeling under the weather (got caught in a thunderstorm during my run saturday) ...... was very cold and got a headache and sore throat = I needed comfort food!

My (trying to be healthy-ish) banana bread:

3 bananas...very ripe!
2 tablespoons brown sugar..... i used less sugar than normal because the bananas were so ripe
2 cups wholemeal flour
2 eggs
dash of milk
1/2 cup low fat olive oil spread

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Home made protein bars

Preparing for the week ahead I made these Sunday night to last me the whole's now Thursday and i've run out....thanks to my boyfriend who likes them a little too much!! haha

I've never been caught out or felt hungry.....otherwise i probably would have been defeated and bought chocolate! prepardness is the key to success!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Homemade Lara Bars

So after I saw them on Tone it Up and Eye It, Try It....I decided to try and make my own Lara bars (they are called Nakd in the UK)

This was my first try: Date, Almond and Pumpkin seed :)

100g raw almonds
100g pumpkin seeds
300g dates

whizz the almonds and pumpkin seeds in a blender
Put the grinds aside
Blend the dates
Then add the almoonds and pumpkins seed back in and whizz for a few seconds
Put everything into a bowl and mix with your hands to blend everything into bars
Makes 8

I'm going to take them to work with me each day next week for snacks!

Next time I'll add cinnamon!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The power of seaweed

This meal is seaweed based- I love seaweed in salads, but today I had it with salmon.
I used about 20grams of wakame seaweed.

Wakame seaweed is a good source of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C, E, K, folate and fibre, AND has among the very highest nutrient-to-calorie ratios of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid (EPA). It is a SUPERFOOD, and it promotes weight loss. It has a salty taste BUT this is not just salt but a balanced combination of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron and trace minerals. Seaweed also alkalises the body...something which I really need as I have alot of acidity in my body! (as I drink coffee every morning). In addition there have been some studies that suggest wakame seaweed helps prevent cancer, especially breast cancer.

Seaweed is also said to lengthen lifespan- they eat a lot of it in Japan and they have the longest life spans in the world!

20grams wakame seaweed
dash of sesame oil
dash of rice wine vinegar
Small peice of salmon

Leave the seaweed in hot water for about 6 minutes (it will get a lot bigger)
Drain water and mix in a dash of rice wine vinegar and sesame oil
Pan fry (with no oil) the salmon or cook in the oven with a dash of soy sauce

Took less than 10 mins to cook all of this!

Chicken and filling!

1 chicken breast, cut into strips
100g cannellini beans
100g black turtle beans
50g soya beans
greek yoghurt

This is so filling, I couldn't eat everything!

Mix all the beans together with the chopped mint and parsley and a dash of vinegar.
Dry fry the chicken in a good non stick pan until cooked
Add a little greek yohurt on the side

Again 10 mins and it's done....quick and simple!

Quick prawns with veg

Quick dinner:
Prawns (I used 10! I was this was the first meal I had allday)
1/2 a sweet potato cubed
2 small handfuls of peas
lots of basil
2 cloves of garlic
olive oil

Steam /boil the sweet potato for 5 mins until soft, add the peas
In a non-stick frying pan dry fry the garlic and prawns with a little water
Mix everything together and then add the basil, pepper and olive oil at the end

I cooked this in less than 10 mins!