Tag Archives: Healthy

Recipe: Oaty Banana Muffins

Wifey has really been experimenting of late with some different ideas for Breakfast. We like new things rather than being stuck with the same things to eat week-in-week-out. We also have a requirement of being able to take breakfast to work to eat.

This leads to being creative while trying to keep eating healthy. Different flavours and different textures are all popping up right now. Just last week we had some Savoury Breakfast Muffins which were so versatile it’s unreal.

This week’s little creation is still muffin themed, but rather than the texture of an omelette, it’s really more of what a muffin is. I love these little muffins because they’re also ideal if heading out for some exercise early on. If I was to go out on the bike early doors, these are ideal for chucking down my neck before heading out.

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Love Food February

February is here, too quickly if you ask me. It’ll be December before we know it at this rate. January’s weekly blog was obviously #REDJanuary where I tried to ride my bike every day through January. As it’s now February and Valentines Day is approaching, why not fall in love with food? Don’t forget there is also Pancake Day to worry about, so that’s two events where food is involved coming in February.

Now, this is a Slimming Blog so there will be no posts regarding takeaways, as much as they may be loved (unless they’re of the Fakeaway version). I will be posting ideas and ways of making good healthy food taste like it’s naughty and bad for you. We all sometimes crave that nasty kebab or Chinese dish that we love so much, but there are healthy ways of making the same thing. This is what I’ll be exploring this month

My favourite things to eat when ordering a takeaway or eating out are Chinese, Pizza and a good sloppy Burger.

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#REDJanuary Week 1 In Review

We’re a week into 2019 already. With how fast that seems to have flown there is no wonder 2018 seemed to go by with a blur. But 1 week in means 7 days of riding my bike so far and I’ve got to say, I’m enjoying it at the moment.

In the last week, I’ve recorded 74.7 miles on the bike. All my rides in 2018 totaled 196.6 miles, so I’ve already ridden 37.99% of my 2018 total in 2019. For someone like me, fairly fresh to the idea of frequent exercise and being the size I am, that’s fairly impressive. I’m impressed anyway and that’s all that matters.

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Taking Back Control

Last week I published a post Missed A Group And Paid The Price.  I was determined not to have another gain this week when I went to my Slimming World Group.

I haven’t had a fantastic week food wise.  Most meals have been somewhat on plan, but there have been meals that haven’t.  We went to see Santa with the Kids at Sundown Adventure Land at the weekend.  Now, these sort of places do not know what healthy food is when it comes to their cafes for lunch.  Largely their meals consist of Burgers, Hot Dogs or Pizza.  But then the wife saw they have Jacket Potatoes – long behold I somewhat kept to plan.

2lbs off this week
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Recipe: Mega BLT

I love a good sandwich and you can’t get a sandwich must better than a BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato).  A BLT sandwich is typically better in the summer when Tomatoes are at their best, but there is something about the saltiness of the Bacon mixed with the crisp, cool texture of the Lettuce and Tomato.

The BLT with a side of Lettuce and Tomato
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Recipe: Ham and Egg Cups

Often across Slimming World Groups people say they struggle with Breakfast ideas.  Breakfast is often seen as one of the more difficult meals of the day.  People are often limited in thinking breakfast is either Cereal, Toast or a good old English Breakfast, but it doesn’t have to be.

People these days often get to work before having breakfast.  I often do, largely because if I eat at 6am then I’m going to be snacking around 9am.  I usually don’t have breakfast until 9am/10am when at work.  It fits with my morning break and I can then go to Lunch without cravings of rubbish food which I then want to snack on.

These little cups (as I call them) are filling as can be eaten cold (after cooking) or warm.

Ham and egg cups, served with chopped tomatoes
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