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Anvandbar collection at IKEA for a greener life

Available Instore now is the Avandbar collection designed to save water energy help sort waste as well as doing fun things when and where you can. Natural basic products made of natural basic materials. From self watering plant pots to canvas bags for your shopping start your green journey now.

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Valentines treats

image.jpegimage.jpegMade yummy pancakes with the kids cup flour, an egg and cup of milk obviously you can swap for gluten free flour or oats and swap milk for coconut and almond and swap eggs with nut butter to hold together and cook on coconut or almond oil add cocoa for choc flavour yum kids loved it I had one with a healthy drink using leftover spinach which was heading to bin, some left over chai pot, frozen raspberries, banana, coconut yogurt and some blueberries yum great way to use up veg and fruit headin to bin and gets raw veg into you in a slow energy release low cal way lovin my nutri ninja thanks IKEA best Xmas pressie yet.image.jpeg

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Spiralising

Spent the afternoon spitalising with the kids just got it this morning kids loved itimage

we had lots of fun with potatoes which we covered in salt, sweet potAto with paprika , parsnips with cinnamon and cumin and the carrots in rhyme, rosemary and safe. Yummy snacks for me and the kids and an activity

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Sustainable drinking

So I didn’t buy any wine as I had a £50 shopping budget and bought gin so hAd a look in my cupboard and fridge and made a cocktail so found some rum, vodka, pineapple juice and cranberry juice delicious! Make your own cocktail from the leftoversimage.jpeg

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Cosy comforts

I bought a new duvet as part of the Livelagon project it is do lovely and warm but not too warm just right as it says in the description its breathable so keeps your body at right temp so I must say I am still in bed and had an amazing nights sleep it was called rodtoppa 12tog £50 amazing I got the best nights sleep ever no jokes would def recommend.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/80271525/

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Are you nuts

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I made some almond nut butter added some chai latte powder as I didn’t have vanilla powder its yum you just put in oven for 10 mins to toast then put in blender for 10-20 mins until it’s like a paste then pop into one of ikeas lovely storage jars. Lovely on a spoon or to use in Ella’s cooking and sweet treats going to try a choc nut butter for the kids.

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My 2 year old loved it as you can see trying to ween her off the choc.

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Stocking up

I’ve done my second shop with my £50 budget well I did go £20 over but I needed a bottle of gin.

tea was a bit of a rush so had a pot of couscous 49p with rocket in fridge and left over sweet potato chips and some houmous meal for £1.75 and delicious also had sweet potato chips and chicken Parmesan salad at the vestry in Belfast amazing place could have stayed all day and cheap lunch and amazing company

 

well I did my first big shop for my new diet so although £100 I have most of the stock I need to keep me going for a few months I’m hoping to cut my bill down to £50 a month I know the meat out your bill up as I used to be a vegetarian so groceries used to be really cheap although I’ve 2 kids now.

so I’m ready for my Ella recipes I’ve got my spiralised pumpkin and courgette sorry too lazy to try my spiraliser but will  next time if I like. I don’t eat much meat but would eat fish chicken and turkey and you can get turkey sausages and bacon and I would use it in bolognese, lasagne, to make burgers and meatballs great source of protein and the leanest of meats. I’ve got lots of green rocket I love kale and spinach all good for iron some lentils and beans nuts and seeds good for mornings and for nut butter or using sesame seeds instead of breadcrumbs to cover things, you can grind nuts buckwheat quinoa polenta basically any bean or grain to make flour. I have my tomatoes for vit c and oranges. I love bananas God carb gives you energy and fills you up some mango to liven up salads lemon for dressings, berries which are low in fat and good for energy and blueberries are actually supposed to help break down fat for energy, nuts are also great for snacks and Ella has a lovely spiced but recipe I have to try out, flat breads which are only 100xal per slice and yummy with falafel and salad humours one of our face with carrot sticks and as a dressing or dip some high fibre   bran great for filling you up and helps with digestion and is less expensive than a colonic erigation great with bananas and some almond or coconut milk or even as a coating or as a snack some buckwheat flour for baking and maple syrup for my natural sweetener and coconut oil for cooking and I love yogurts good for the guy which is very important for our moods and the running of our whole body I love approach coconut yogurt and the activia vanilla yogurts are delicious and really low in fat I eat in mornin with fruit and cereal or as a dessert if you love ice cream try soft froZen ice cream a lot healthier. The chai seeds are for cooking or a coating or for making delicious desserts.

so now I have the ingredients and the Iove. I had better make a few things.

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Leftover lunch

Every night I always have leftovers from the kids tea so I throw this into a lunch box with some salad and something else so it was sausages and Mash and veg for tea and the sausages were turkey so a lot lower in fat. I chopped up the sausage and mixed in with some quinoa and buckwheat which is full of protein and low in fat and boosts energy as well easy fast and sustainable lunch.

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Healthy eating begins

imageso I am trying my best to be sustainable turning off lights after the kids etc and finally got my new shiny oven in it is digital with 21 cooking settings with steam function for faster cooking and healthy meals with more vitamins left in. The kids loved the polystyrene and had lots of fun making a mess but I made them clear up can’t wait to start cooking .

 

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Help with the little ones

imageIKEA is brilliant for kids for their products as well as a fun day out my kids love it especially when they get something. I bought a few small things from IKEA and created a bit of a control centre for my calender shopping list kids pics and school bags they used to lie in front of the radiator making the kitchen look a mess just need to add a notice board. I used LOSJON £4.75 for a 5 pack this is on the side of my kitchen cupboard.

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Hats and scarves are a real pain so I got an over the door hanger for these on the front hall emus den £1.95 but have seen vemund single hook £1.50 which would fit over a radiator ideal for bags for all the kids to hang over radiator to be prepared for the next day or for the week or for hats and scarves.