Ragu bake

Diet, Meal Planning

I’ve never understood the need to buy a jar of sauce when this can be made so easily. With it also containing far less salt, sugar and preservatives it’s so much better for you. I tend to start this dish on the hob, then transfer to a low heated oven to bubble away for an […]

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Creamy Chicken & Mushroom pasta

Meal Planning

We are massive pasta fans in our house and this dish is always demolished! You can add spinach as well to add a bit of iron 💪   Ingredients: Cooked chicken breast Pasta (I’ve used fresh multi-grain tagliatelle) Mushrooms 3 cloves of garlic 2 shallots 250ml chicken stock 60g low fat soft cheese Frylight   […]

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Fluffy fat free mouse

Diet, Meal Planning, Snacking

Dissolve a packet of sugar free jelly in 1/2 pint of boiling water (I used raspberry) and leave to cool for a while. Add 500g of fat free natural yogurt and whisk for approx 2 mins with an electric whisk. Poor into glasses/ramekins and leave to set in the fridge for at least an hour. […]

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Is healthy eating really expensive or just another excuse not to?

Meal Planning, Mum Life, Time Management

Believe me, I’ve used every excuse under the sun to try and justify a poor diet in the past. When we first had our kids I was pureeing butternut squash and carrots thinking I was wonder mum. As they got older and opinionated they decided they didn’t like the taste of these things. By that […]

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Fathers Day Fry Up

Breakfast ideas

Obviously not just a Fathers day fry up it’s an any day fry up. But, when the husband started bleating on this week about all the things he would like for breakfast on Fathers Day I think he was actually running off a list of all the foods that lead to a heart attack. And […]

June 17, 2018

From the beginning

My Journey

Sometimes it would be so much easier if we knew what was coming up in life, wouldn’t it?! I started this whole bloggy thing with the intention of showing it’s possible to achieve your goals, then my life went crazy 🤯 Crazier than it all ready was anyway. This blog though, I’m gonna take you right […]

June 3, 2018

Just reassuring myself it’s ok….

Mum Life, My Journey

I’m laying in bed this morning telling nyself “I’ll get up and go for a run in a minute.  Yep, I’ll get up in a minute. 5 more minutes” Then my husband gets up and says “shall I make the tea” I know I’m not going anywhere now. I’m shattered. I started a new job […]

May 13, 2018

Let’s talk wobbly bits

Mum Life, My Journey, Weight Loss Journey

  So, I wanna talk body image. Or more importantly, what I’m trying to teach my daughter about body image. And my son, I’m not leaving the little man out here as I’m sure his time will come where he’ll want to start lifting weights or something. Anyway, She’s 12, so in my opinion a […]

May 1, 2018

Steak & Mushroom pie

Dinner ideas

As a rule I can’t cook steak. I love it, but if I try to do, say, steak and chips it always ends up a chewy slab of yuk. So on the rare occasion I do cook it, I slow cook. This is made using a slow cooker, however if you dont have one in […]

April 29, 2018

Fakeaway Burger & Fries

Dinner ideas

I hear it all the time “can you eat that? Thought you were on a diet?” I AM NOT ON A DIET!! I have chosen to eat and feed my family  healthier foods. It’s not a diet or a quick fix it’s forever.  So yes, burger and fries are definitely on the menu in our […]

April 27, 2018

Chicken teriyaki

Dinner ideas

We went out for lunch last week and I thought I had chosen sensibly when I ordered Chicken Teriyaki (which I love). When we got home I used my Weightwatchers app to track what I had eaten and was shocked that it was so highly pointed. One meal had used all my daily allowance. After […]

April 16, 2018

Made it through!

Mum Life

I am without doubt a lover of routine. School holidays tend to send me into melt down. Add that various birthdays and easter, I’m so pleased to announce I survived. I may have survived on chocolate, but all the same I made it through alive and so did the kids 😉 We’ve had family break away […]

April 15, 2018

Basic cereal bars

Diet, Snacking

Cereal bars are one of the best inventions as far as I’m concerned. That was until I broke my tooth on one a couple of months ago and been too scared to eat them again. So last week I got a bit creative in the kitchen with ingredients I had in the cupboards. These aren’t […]

April 9, 2018

Blueberry oat cookies

Diet, Snacking

Ok, the picture definitely does not show how scrummy these cookies are. My husband and daughter went to a supermarket and bought home a bag of raisin and oat cookies. She chose these ones saying to my husband “these are healthy cos they have raisins in”. Obviously, I take that as a challenge to prove […]

April 8, 2018