Here we go again 

Haven’t been the best at all this again recently- uni work and other stuff has taken over. But good week overall but starting tomorrow I’m getting my act together, I want to do this. I want to feel better about myself and my body, like I used to. Here are some food pictures from my week. I plan to document everything this week and do a blog post every week documenting all my food and exercise. Follow me on Instagram for daily updates! It’s healthyformeblog

Not many picture this week but went out for a lovely late birthday meal with my best friend, which was lovely! And my favourite foods!  

    
    
    
    
 

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Day 1

So fresh start again… 

Had a down day today so missed breakfast and lunch (think I’m full from all the junk food I’ve been eating recently) 

So today for dinner-

1 scoop of mash

1 tuna fish cake

1 cod fish cake 

Salad with ranch dressing 

   
 
Filling and healthy- I plan to get more adventurous as the week goes on 

The fall 

So I’ve been MIA for two weeks now… It’s been a very up and down two weeks… First of all, my great grandad passed away. He was 102 with a better memory than me and he was such an amazing man… But of course tears and tears and tears came, and so did the comfort eating. I have also been stressed from uni work and working at my job on the weekends, so everything has become a bit much recently….

Whoever, this is the time when I need to bring my mood UP not down. This so the time I need healthy food and exercise, so I can stop feeling so down and sad…

So back to it today! Positive thinking, good good and I’m back at the gym tomorrow! 

 

Day 4

So yesterday was a bit of a manic day as I had uni from 11-5 and I also woke up too late to 1) have breakfast and 2) cook my soup and put it in my flask. Getting up early enough to prepare is something I really need to work harder on…

Anyway, I had lunch at the local pub with all my uni friends, which broke the day up really well. They had no soup, so I stuck with a tuna sandwich on granary bread. (I hate the crusts, since I was a child)

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Dinner, I went out with 10 of my friends from my course to see a play in Shoreditch (which was an amazing play) and so we had to have dinner somewhere near the theatre. I had fish and chips, a classic British meal, and in keeping with my week of having a bigger meal in the evenings.

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Yes, the chips were unhealthy but I didn’t have many, and the batter on the fish was only light and I hadn’t snacked all day.

Next week when my gym membership comes through, I plan to go 3 times a week… My stomach is probably bothering me more than ever… It’s making me realising how much weight I’ve put on in a year….

Oh well, onwards and upwards!

Day 3

Breakfast: egg and a slice of brown olive bread and a cranberry green tea (which i forgot about and went cold, opps)

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lunch: homemade chicken and vegetable soup

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Dinner: gammon, broccoli, peas, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes and of course, gravy. < Any excuse for a mid week roast!

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snacks: two yogurts and a pot of mango

all in all, a healthy food day again and a most enjoyed roast to finish.

First try at- Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Having gathered a load of soup recipes together from lots of different websites, I then combined all the things I liked about all of them and decided to make my own.

Ingredients:

Chicken breasts (as much as you like)

2 leeks 

1 spring onion

1 chopped onion

2 sticks of celery

2 chicken stock cubes

First, put some lucy bee coconut oil in a pan and cook your chicken breasts. While they’re cooking, fill a pan up with boiling water and the two chicken stock cubes.

Chop the spring onion, celery and leeks

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Then place them into the pan with the stock cubes and the boiling water, cook on a medium heat. Then cut your whole onion, fry until brown, then place into the stock also.

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imageThen, once the chicken is cooked, cut the chicken and place into the stock.

Season with salt, pepper and I added garlic granules for flavour.

Cook for about half an hour on a low heat, while your house starts to smell amazing (mine certainly did)

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I really enjoyed this soup and I have lots left over for my lunches this week!

This is my first time making a soup without blending it, and I now know a different style of soup making.

Trying something new…

Yesterday evening I finally braved it and after reading about a million reviews on amazon… I bought a spiralizer. The one I bought is a best seller and had amazing reviews, it was the VEG-A-SPIN: Premium 2 In 1 Vegetable Spiralizer. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00V5CZ68S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00)

It should be here today and I’m so exited to finally try it! Swapping pasta for Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 11.22.31courgetti will really cut down on carbs and add in extra veg to my meals!

Here are some recipes I’ve found which I would like to try, any other suggestions and recipes would be appreciated!

http://detoxkitchen.co.uk/recipes/grilled-chicken-with-courgetti-and-pestoScreen Shot 2015-10-07 at 11.28.31

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jma12/10-zoodle-recipes-that-will-make-you-a-believer-1flgh