They say you can tell a lot about person from their bookshelf and the fact that mine is pretty much full of recipe books would suggest that they are correct! When I first started eating healthier, I was obsessed with recipe books; they really opened my eyes to the fact that there really is no restrictions when it comes to healthy eating.
I get asked a lot about my skin and what I use on it so thought I’d share with you the products I use and my general outlook on skincare. I am lucky to have quite a glowing complexion naturally but my skin isn’t perfect, I do still get some spots around my chin and jaw which is hormonal and I get little dry batches if I don’t keep on top of drinking enough water and moisturising.
I am dreaming of Spring! Of maxi dresses, sunny afternoons, pub lunches and cute cropped tops. I can’t wait to not be cold! I don’t know about you but as March approaches my social calendar starts filling up pretty quickly. January and February is all work work work and then in the lead up to Summer, people start coming out to play right!
I have always had a sweet tooth and have to have something a little sweet after my dinner every night. This is definitely something I’m gradually trying to cut back on but if you’re aware of your sugar intake from all sources then a little night time sweetness won’t hurt. I’ve learnt to try and find healthy quick dessert ideas and they make me happy so I wanted to share them with you if you also crave cheesecake and chocolate pudding at around 8pm.
Friday last week, I was meeting my boyfriend from work for dinner and the theatre, I hadn’t left the house with time to charge my phone up and was on 5% batt! Not panicking, not panicking… PANICKING! As it was date night, I also didn’t have my macbook ,iPad, notebook, diary or pen! I only had me, myself and my low battery iPhone. I was 30 minutes early and sitting waiting patiently in a coffee shop for Jamie. I ordered a mint tea and I knew if I looked at my iPhone my battery would die and I wouldn’t be able to contact Jamie.
Baked beans, jacket potato and cheese was one of my favourite school lunches as a child, there’s something so comforting about a jacket potato. This dinner is a healthier alternative and full of amazing nutrients which will also fill you up, I’ve been loving it for dinner and lunch since the weather turned so cold…
I get asked a lot whether my boyfriend eats the same as me, does Pilates, meditates and the answer is no! So how does it work? Firstly I wouldn’t have him be any other way and I love the fact that we work in completely different industries, he is like the little pin that pops my health conscious bubble which, for me, is definitely something I need every now and again!
Breakfast has always been my favourite meal, it’s the first thing I think about when I wake up and possibly sometimes the last thing I think about before I go to sleep, sorry Jamie, I clearly love breakfast more than you.
I’m sure you hear all the time that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but why!? See below for 5 reasons why and then make sure you check out my video this week to follow what I had for breakfast Monday to Friday! I like to have something different pretty much every day, I love variety but if you find a breakfast that works for you and makes you feel fabulous then stick with that. The main thing is that you enjoy your healthy nourishing morning meal! It should set you up for a positive healthy day ahead!
Also listen to your body in the morning, sometimes I prepare my breakfast the night before and then in the morning I don’t fancy it at all so I make something else. If a meal plan you’re following is telling you to have salmon and greens for breakfast and it’s 6am, pouring with rain and all you want is a nice warming bowl of porridge then have the warming bowl of porridge…
1. Be patient. It will happen when the time is right.
2. You can count your true friends on one hand.
3. Sleep is always the priority.
4. Ask for what you want.
5. A glass of red is always a good idea.
6. Feel the fear but do it anyway.
7. Don’t stress over the small stuff, it won’t matter a year from now.
8. Continually learn and improve yourself.
9. Take pride in your appearance.
10. Take a walk, experience fresh air and nature.
I have recently become more aware of the amount of hidden sugar in things I eat especially in my go to snacks! I love to snack on nakd bars, dried fruit and nuts, dark chocolate, oatcakes with honey, bananas, carrots and hummus and all these snacks are actually quite high in sugar. Yes they are healthy snacks and the sugar is natural sugar but it all adds up and I wanted to find some less sugary snacks! I created this Turmeric Cabbage Scramble. Turmeric is the most anti-inflammatory spice and adds a lovely flavour to this simple green high protein snack. This is a nutritious snack you can make at home in 10 minutes or even turn it into a meal by adding some rye bread and avocado!