Are you autumn ready?

I think the summer is well and truely over as there is less sun and more rain. I’ve even had to put the heating on. I’ve finally given in and went out in a woolly jumper for the first time since spring.

I love the stitch on this jumper as well as the colour, it is so comfortable and so warm as well. I also got it in a burnt yellow colour too one of the really in colours for this season.

Simple Drop sleeve turtleneck sweater

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Healthy fifteens

I am full of nostalgia at the minute one of my absolute fav buns as a child we’re fifteens. The marshmallows the crunchy biscuit but not the cherries.

I took a real craving for them the other day so I decided to see if I could make a healthy version of them so I tried and it worked they were amazing.

Ingredients:

1 cup dates, oats, nuts (1/2 pecans and 1/2 almonds)

4 weetabix

Blend in a mixer then add

1/2 cup choc chips I chose dark choc

1/2 cup nut butter I chose peanut and almond

1/2 cup maple ๐Ÿ syrup

Scoop into a bowl and mix in some chopped nuts, choc chips as well as 2 tbsp of desiccated coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ and chai seeds

Cut up 15 large marshmallows

2 tsp of vanilla essence

Mix in a bowl

Then spread out some baking paper, sprinkle some desiccated coconut on the sheet then at the mixture shaping it into a caterpillar shape.

Then when you have done that you roll the baking paper to make sure it is a round tube shape, use the baking paper to shape it and keep it together, put into fridge.

You can eat within half an hour and you can put some away in the freezer when you need a little treat as this will make about 30.

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HIT

So what is HIT?

It’s high intensity training where you You repeat say 4 or 5 exercises same number of reps as fast as you can then you rest and can do it again, repeat it 3 times with a rest of one minute between each set.

This is the best way to get fit, speed up your metabolism and burn fat.

In my video I have done a combo of

10 burpees

10 pike ups

10 spider lunges great for stretching too

10 squats

So to get fitter you just step up the number of each you do and also do them faster without injuring yourself.

Always remember to stretch afterwards and rehydrate.

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Moodfit Diet

Diet is 80% of how our body looks but why do we not think more about what we put into our bodies?

Suffering from depression I have discovered lots of food that can help alleviate depression, boost energy and help with fatigue. I also know which foods to avoid.

So if you want to learn how good can change your life keep reading.

So if you suffer from depression you most likely have an issue with your serotonin levels either you don’t make enough or your body destroys it with poor diet.

So how can you help these are a few things you can do to help:

1. Keep your blood sugar stable by eating at least 8 small meals a day this includes snacks ๐ŸŽ

2. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep at least 8 hours ๐Ÿ˜ด

3. Plenty of vitamins : B1, B2, B3, D and folate

4. Magnesium – dark leafy grains, fish, ๐ŸŒ and beans

5. Vitamin C as this has antidepressant properties ๐ŸŠ and ๐Ÿ…

6. Plenty of exercise : running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ and weight training ๐Ÿ’ช

7. Omega 3 fatty acids – avacadoes, salmon, nuts ๐Ÿฅœ

6. 5-HTP supplements

7. Get more trytophan found in dairy foods, eggs ๐Ÿฅš and lean meat like chicken and turkey

8. Reduce sugars as these lead to a mood crash ๐Ÿซ and ๐Ÿฐ

9. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day ๐Ÿ’ง

10. Matcha ๐Ÿต or green tea or hot water and lemon to help detox

11. Take some time out for yourself and do something you enjoy like โ›ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽธ

12. Make sure you get outside get half an hour of sun ๐ŸŒž and plenty of fresh air

13. If you are really struggling with life then go and see your GP take the medication and counselling. It is an illness not something you’ve done wrong.

I spent most of my life just thinking I was this down person who struggled with life and only now in my thirties I have realised it’s depression and not something to be ashamed of. You get medication to help with your serotonin imbalance but life is stressful so you will always struggle but by eating well and looking after yourself you can have a really good happy life.

Here is today’s plan for a Moodfit diet

Never skip Breakfast

So start your day with a healthy breakfast so good choices are whole grain toast or I have chosen sweet potato toast so just cook in oven for 20 mins then store in fridge and pop in toaster and top with avocado.

Drinks

8 glasses of water a day this can include hot or cold water with lemon, green tea, fizzy water or fruit infused water. Try to avoid coffee it is bad if you suffer from depression can make it worse.

Snacks

Banana ๐ŸŒ is always good I have one every day or an apple ๐Ÿ for morning snack or I have chosen rice cakes so you can top with a nut butter and slices of banana you can add a drizzle of maple syrup of sprinkle some seeds or ๐Ÿฅœ.

Lunch

Try to have your carbs at lunch or protein. Here I have chosen a mushroom ๐Ÿ„ omelette high in protein add some greens so maybe some spinach as well.

Have another snack

Tea

This should be a high protein meal but remember portion size. I have chosen a chicken and cashew stir fry you can add some brown rice or basmati rice or grains but 1/4 cup.

Recipe

Add in some lemon ๐Ÿ‹ juice about 2 tbsp

Supper

So if you are a midnight muncher like me then I usually have a cup of chamomile tea to make me sleepy and a large orange ๐ŸŠ as this gives me Vit C And is also very filling and helps stave off those sugar cravings.

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Back to pole

So I haven’t been up to much after dislocating my toe for the 3rd time so sore you wouldn’t believe and when you have kids to run about after a nightmare.

Luckily after lifting my youngest out of the bath it clicked back in otherwise I might have had to have a nightmare but luckily I got out of that one.

So I got back to pole, silk and hoop missed it so much I love it so much. I love what I can do with my body, overcoming my fear and my mind and having fun.

So attempted this one last week and butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹ this week just a little bit further to push yourself.

I really love pole and learning to do all the new moves it also helps to tone up legs and arms and you may also get some bruises and skin burns along the way but they’re worth it. #pole #polefitness #flyawayaerialstudio

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Loved doing this move difficult to do all ties but got there. Love #silks

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Love the hoop to I loved doing the drop from man in the mood a really exciting move.

This has really helped to build my #selfconfidence #bodyconfidence #fit #fitmom #fitmoms #fitness #weights #fitnessmotivation


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Healthy after school treats

Homework is never easy but having healthy treats makes it a lot quicker it seems.

Some hot chocolate without fresh cream and some yummy protein balls definitely my best recipe yet.

Nutty maple coco choc protein balls

Put all of your ingredients into a blender so easy to make and you can freeze.

Ingredients:

2 weetabix I found these new ones in #tesco delish

1/2cup peanut butter protein this one was yummy found it in #holland&barrett

1 scoop protein powder (vanilla)

2 tbsp of chai seeds

1/2 cup of oats

1 cup of almonds and pecans mixed

6 tbsp of maple syrup

2 tbsp of desiccated coconut

You can then coat them in chai seeds, desiccated coconut or dark chocolate melted or you can do some with a mix which is what I’ve done.

Kids loved them, clean plate lots of goodness, good fats omega 3, dark choc antioxidants, chai seeds energy in a tiny form.

Lasagne veggie style

We are trying to eat less meat and when we do it is fish or lean turkey or chicken. ย We are trying to eat more natural protein such as veg and beans.

So I made a veggie lasagne a low fat healthy style and this is how it turned out.

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Min a large saucepan add a spoonful of olive oil to sautรฉ the veg

1 red onion diced

8 mushrooms sliced

2 garlic cloves crushed

2 sweet potatoes diced

1 pepper diced

half a brocolli diced

spinach diced

sprinkle of salt

sautรฉ in sauce pan then add a can of passata I prefer it with basil in it then add some dried basil and oregano.

add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste

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Then get a casserole dish and wipe with some olive oil then place your lasagne sheets in the bottom.

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Then add a layer of your veg then add some cheese so grate some cheddar and some pieces of mozarella. Instead of using cream or a creamy lasagne sauce I add some natural low fat yogurt.

Do three layers of the lasagne then on top put some tomato paste, the rest of your passata sauce then add grated cheddar and pieces of mozarella then I like to drizzle over some pesto sauce.

Then bake in oven for 45 mins at 220โ€

Serve with some avacado yum

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Kids verdict was seconds please I was amazed and pleased it was yum which I agree a healthy ย yummy meal all made with supplies I had in my cupboard and leftover veg in the fridge.

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Indoor barbecue to end the summer

So yeah we didn’t have nice weather but it’s the bank holiday and last weekend before the kids go back to school so we had a barbie tea.

Yummy coleslaw

Spinach’s leaves

Brocolli

Grated cheese (cheddar ๐Ÿง€)

Cubed feta ๐Ÿง€

Sliced red onion

Grated carrots x 2

12 cashews chopped up

6 baby tomatoes chopped

Dressing:

2 tbsp olive oil

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp of lemon juice

2 tbsp natural Greek yogurt

Top salad with half a sliced avacado and a drizzle of yogurt

Served with corn on the cob and garlic and herb ๐ŸŒฟ chicken skewers

Also served with sweet potato crinkle chips

Using a crinkle cutter peel and sliced 3 small potatoes then toss in some olive oil and salt and place on a tray in the oven for 1 hour 250″

Dessert we are having healthy peanut butter cookies ๐Ÿช

All natural sugars

1 ripe banana

1 large egg

250g of peanut butter

100g of oats

1 tbsp of salted caramel extract

12 pecans chopped

1. Mash all the ingredients with a fork

2. Roll into balls, place on a baking sheet then squash down with a fork

3. Place in oven at 190″ for the 10mins

Bringing blackberries to life

We love going for walks especially when the hedges are bulging with blackberries. So we took our baskets and filled them to the brim.

I love having berries for breakfast in a shake or with some yogurt and nuts.

I think there was a blackberry fight as well and a few left along the roadside. Even Holly our dog loved them, her new treat.

So I decided to make some healthy blackberry brownies, first time making them very gooey.

To make them healthier you can substitute the eggs with bananas and the caster sugar you can replace with natural sugars such as honey and maple syrup and you can replace the flour with coconut or nut flours.

I then made a lovely breakfast muffin with lemon and chai seeds

So to make this one healthier you can replace the eggs with bananas, sugar you can replace with honey or syrup and plain flour with coconut or nut flours. I replaced the poppy seeds with chai seeds as these are amazing for energy. The butter you can replace with apple sauce.

Love using natural ingredients to make yummy treats with fruit we have picked ourselves it’s a great way for kids to get involved.

Low fat yummy curry

I love this curry, so many of us including me just buy a jar of processed sauces that are high in sugar, salt and fat and don’t taste very good.

I then made this curry and since then I have made my own sauces as I can then decide what goes into it.

So I discovered the s recipe in Gordon Ramsey’s book but I have used the same spices but have swapped a few things out and used healthier alternatives.

So your curry can be veggie or not. I do like having this with chicken but also chickpeas.

For the chickpeas just buy the dried ones soak over night then boil for a hour this means they still have a bit of crunch and is more economical than the tins.

Chicken curry

Dice the chicken and put in a bowl

Add a dash of sea salt

1/2 tsp chilli ๐ŸŒถ powder mild

1 tsp ground coriander

4 garlic cloves (use a garlic press) or 2 tsp garlic powder

4cm of ginger grated finely or 2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp lemon ๐Ÿ‹ juice ( I freeze the lemon then blitz in a blender and use the juice from this)

100ml greek natural yogurt

Add a red chilli diced if you want more heat

Marinate overnight in the fridge

In a saucepan add a tbsp of olive oil

Then dice a red onion and 2 garlic cloves in the pan

Add 1 tsp of coriander and chilli ๐ŸŒถ powder

1 1/2 tsp Garam masala

1 1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cumin

75ml natural Greek yogurt I like to use one with coconut in it

Add 150ml tomato ๐Ÿ… paste

If you like it sweet you can also add in some mango juice

You can also add other veg I added mushrooms I love them in curry dishes you can add peppers, tomatoes etc

Cook for about 20 mins

Serve with rice I used long grain and basmati rice healthier low GI measure out a cup of rice then add 2 cups of water to the rice and boil on low heat then put a lid on near the end and let it soak up the water

Serve with natural yogurt, poppadoms and mango chutney

Serves 4

The drink is lemon ๐Ÿ‹ juice so I use the blended frozen lemon use a small sieve and squeeze out the lemon juice.

Then grate some ginger into it

Too with fizzy water

Add mint leaves

Its a lovely refreshing non alcoholic drink perfect with this curry.

If you want to add alcohol I would recommend gin or rum.

This is a quick and easy meal to make prep time about 15 mins if you have all the spices you just need the yogurt, tomato purรฉe and your chicken or chickpeas. Tasty and healthy meal for the whole family. Leaves you full and satisfied.