12 days of Christmas
I love making homemade gifts so much nicer than shop bought I always make festive #shoetbread sometime I ice or just leave plain and you can add your own flavours.
#vanillaextract #saltedcaramelextract #cinnamon #coffee the choice is yours this is the recipe I always use and it produces yummy shortbread I buy little plastic bags and nice gift boxes from #ikea
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11 days of Christmas
11 days to Christmas gift ideas #spiced nuts you can add whatever flavours you want then put in a little jar I get mine from #ikea makes a great personalised gift #christmas #personalisedgifts #christmasgifts #handmade #handmadegifts #mummy #mummies #mummyblogger #niblogger #momlife #singlemom #food #foodie #foodblogger
10 days to christmas
10 days to Christmas so it’s time for the mulled wine. I never liked red wine but loved #mulledwine I love the smell of it and how it warms your whole body and just embodies Christmas to me.
So easy to make your own, it’s delicious and you get all of the lovely smells and makes a great gift for someone. I got the bottles from #ikea. #christmas #christmasgifts #homemadegifts #festive #mulledwine #momlife #mummy #mummies #personalisesgofts #gifts #singlemom #mummyblogger #mummyblogger #food #foodie #foodblogger
9 days of Christmas
Cranberry mince pies I don’t like the shop bought ones as I didn’t like what was inside so I made my own just have raisins currants and cranberries and they’re yum
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8 days of Christmas
8 days to Christmas Best roast potatoes that aren’t dripping in fat but crunchy and still fluffy inside the key is in the boiling before hand and then putting them into the boiling oil see my recipe below
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5 minute healthy cookies
New supper ideas for the kids and a bit of #sustainability and those on a #budget #healthy cookies.
so you get a bowl mash up 2 ripe bananas then add a cup of oats and mash up then add whatever you want so healthy options hazelnuts, peanut butter, raisins or cranberries, cinnamon, vanilla or salted caramel extract, seeds, maple syrup or honey if you want to be naughty add some choc white or milk choc but dark is the best health wise.
some good combos would be cinnamon & honey, salted caramel & maple syrup, white choc and raspberry, applesauce & cinnamon or blackberries, lemon juice & raspberries.
Good as a treat for parents too instead of the Bickies you have during the day or at night. The sugars are natural and beneficial to your health and the oats will fill you up and you’ll not crave a whole packet so great when you get those nighttime cravings.
So 5 mins to make then cook in oven for 15 mins at 190’ would also be good as little oats balls great snack idea for their lunch boxes #kidsloveit #snackideas #kidssnacks #healthycookiea #mummys #mummyblogger #food #foodie #foodblogger #nutrition #loseweight #diet #workout #snack #workoutsnacks #niblogger #fitmom #healthymom #singlemom #momlife #kidssnacks
Sweet potato falafel
I love falafel it is so tasty with the spices but also very filling as they are made from chickpeas. I decided to make my own and love sweet potato so combined them into sweet potato falafel.
First put the swecet potato in the food processor cut into chunks, then at the chickpeas and onion. Then add the spices and flour. Then mould then into balls.
Place on a baking tray and place in the oven at 220” for 20 – 30 mins. I then served them with my homemade slaw. I don’t like mayo and coleslaw is very high in cals as well so I like to make my own as it’s kore colourful and crunchy.
This deslicious slaw is made with:
4 carrots grated
1 red onion sliced thinly
half a red cabbage finely sliced
cheese cheddar or Parmesan grated
add some spinach, kale or rocket sliced up
add aome nuts for added protein and omega 3
crush or slice some almonds and roasted pumpkin seeds and scatter over the top
you can also add avocado for more omega3
I sometimes add some brocolli finely chopped
for the dressing:
olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, apple cider vinegar and some natural yogurt
To serve then put them into pitta bread, wraps or flat bread along with the slaw and top with some Natural Greek yogurt.
Keep healthy this winter
keep away flu’s and colds by adding some of these supper ingredients to smoothies, drinks, salad dressings, veggie dishes, pastas, curry’s etc.
Also Make sure you get exercise everyday even just a walk and make sure you wrap up warm and drink at least 8 glasses of water and lots of sunshine and fresh air. This will help keep all of the bugs away and keep you healthy and full of energy this winter.
Baked Salmon with Greek Grains
Winter warmer with amazing nutrition with brain boosting omega 3 rich salmon and Greek grains.
Baked Salmon and Greek Grains
1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt
ground almonds, toasted pumpkin seeds and cashews
buckwheat 1/2 cup
1 tsp olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
1. Put oven on at 220 degrees place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet covered in tinfoil, drizzle over the lemon juice and add a pinch of salt and bake in the oven for 20 mins
2. Slice the baby potatoes into slices and add a tbsp of garlic butter and place in the oven for 40 mins
3. Add baby tomatoes into the oven to bake
4. Take half a cup of buckwheat grains and add 1 cup of cold water and cook until all the water is soaked in the add 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil stir, then add a tsp of pesto and houmous.
5. Take the salmon out of the oven and top with houmous, sprinkle the crushed nuts and feta cheese then drizzle the pesto over and place back in the oven.
6. Get some brocolli and break up and place in the oven for 10 mins.
7. Take the tomatoes and potatoes out of the oven and chopped a few up and add to the buckwheat grains and some feta cheese then place in the plate. Add the baked tomatoes, potato slices and broccoli, finally place the salmon fillet on top of the grains.
one amazingly delicious but healthy balanced meal.
Here are some facts as to why this is a superfood dish.
Salmon is one of those super foods you should have in your diet at least once a week amazing for the skin, brain and mood to name a few.
I teamed this up with some Greek style grains called buckwheat. This is another superfood helping reduce the risk of breast cancer and also a great substitute for meat if you are a vegetarian or vegan.
Benefits Of Buckwheat And Its Side Effects
Buckwheat is a highly nutritional substitute for wheat. As it is filled with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and aromatic compounds, it can help with a host of ailments. It is known for preventing certain types of cancer, aiding digestion and helping with constipation, preventing heart disease, managing diabetes, boosting the immune system, reducing gallstones, improving bone health, preventing asthma, and preventing anemia. It is highly rich in protein and can even be used as a substitute for meat, making it a great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans alike. It is also known for improving cognitive function.
Sweet sprout bowl
#brusselsprouts #sweetpotato #pistachio nuts chopped in a frying pan with #oliveoil #seasalt and #garlic
Serve with #avacado #pumpkinseeds and #naturaltogurt
Get the Brussels in early you would be surprised how tasty they can be and the benefits of them in terms of weight loss and nutrition.
Protein rich and omega 3 rich brunch with low fat lean meat
So love your fry try swapping your pork sausages and bacon for turkey or chicken available from most supermarkets these days. Add omega 3 fat burning #avacadoes and #protein rich muscle building #eggs as for the toast try #wholemealbread or #muffins or #bagels
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Yummy protein snack
great for filling you up and curbing those cravings. I had some leftover chickpeas in the fridge, so I threw them into a baking tray mixed with
a tablespoom of #maple syrup
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of chai powder, turmeric, match green powder or cayenne depending on the flavour you’re after
bung in oven for 15 mins around 180 degrees and you have a yummy delicious low fat snack