So today I tried grated apple with my porridge for the first time (Yes the eggs only lasted two days!!)
It was absolutely delicious! Instead of adding 1 cup of milk as I usually would, I only used 1/2 a cup and the other 1/2 water.
1/2 C rolled oats
1/2 C almond milk (you could use any type of milk)
1/2 C filtered water
1 t Ground cinnamon
1 medium green apple, finely grated
A handful of almonds, chopped
1. Bring oats, milk and water to the boil. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked.
2. Place the porridge in a bowl. Add cinnamon and honey. Top with grated apple and walnuts.
So as I mentioned yesterday, I am changing my eating ways a little bit. I will be incorporating more protein and amino acids into my eating. This means no more porridge for breakfast for a little while What it does mean is eggs! Here is what I cooked up this morning
Scrambled eggs with rye toast
3 large free range eggs
Dash of full cream milk (I use A2 milk)
1 t parsley
1 piece rye bread (I love Burgen)
Olive oil or canola oil spray
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Crack eggs into a bowl. Whisk until combined.
2. Add milk and parsley and combine.
3. Cook on high in a frypan lightly sprayed with cooking spray until eggs are scrambled.
4. Season with salt and pepper and serve on toasted rye bread.
Protein- 19g in the eggs alone. 4.75g in one piece of rye bread. This means for breakfast I am getting around 24g of protein. I am aiming for 20-30g per main meal.
Not to mention eggs are packed with HDL, also know as the good cholesterol and are full of amino acids and omega 3 fatty acids.
Ps- I could definitely get used to this for brekky, it was delish!
I cannot believe it is March already! It has been a while since I have blogged but I have promised myself I am going to get back in to the swing of it.
I just wanted to post a little bit about what I have been up to and where I am at in my search for Happiness.
Dave and I have joined bootcamp for 3 months with the aim of going 3 times a week. Its such a great (but HARD) workout and the trainers are lovely! As part of joining you get given fact sheets with tips of how to eat and training you can do in your own time. Up until now I’ve been eating healthy but am not really seeing any results. So from tomorrow I am going to start incorporating more protein and veggies into my diet. I am also going to buy a protein shake my trainer has recommended. I think my fault has been eating too many “healthy foods” and not eating them in moderation. Things like avocado and nuts. I’m also going to start doing interval training 2 times a week. We go to Bali in 6 weeks and I want to feel good about myself. Last time we went the holiday was in part spoiled by the way I felt about myself.
I have a new job prospective in the making so am feeling good about that and excited for a change and a new challenge.
The resort we will be staying at in Bali
Dave moves in tomorrow, can’t believe it really!! It will be so nice having him here and both being so close to where our house is getting built. Not that anything is happening on the building front- everything takes so long, it definitely requires ALOT of patience. Dave is meeting with a builder on Tuesday so I am hoping that will get the ball rolling!
Any who nice to be blogging again! These are my goals for the next 21 days
1. Attend bootcamp 3 times a week
2. Interval training twice a week
3. Stick to the guidelines I have laid out in my new eating plan
4. Apply for and have an interview with a new employer
5. Pick a builder to build our home
Tonight, after I might add, several months of having it on my “To Do” list, I started reading- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I am only a couple of chapters in, but I feel so positive already! One thing is for sure- Happiness is not a destination- but a way of life.
C x x
If you love apple crumble and coconut just as much as me, then this is the healthy treat for you!
Tinned apple and pear (make sure it has no added sugar)
8 Almonds (I use activated)
1 heaped T of Coconut Crunch
1 T Desiccated coconut
1 t Agave nectar OR coconut oil
1) Put tinned apple and pear in a bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon and heat in microwave for 20 seconds.
2) Put remaining ingredients into a food processor. Process until finely chopped.
3) Serve over warm apple, pear and cinnamon.
Yum, yum, yum!!
Thanks to Emma from This Sparkly Life for the recipe inspiration!
1/2 C Organic rolled oats
1 C Nut milk (I use rice milk)
2 T Coconut Crunch
Fresh blue berries and raspberries
Optional- Organic honey to sweeten. 1 T LSA mix (If you are not getting enough nuts in your daily diet). Cinnamon.
1) Bring oats and nut milk to the boil. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes or until creamy.
2) Place oats in a bowl. Top with Coconut Crunch and fresh berries.
I find the Coconut Crunch adds enough natural sweetness to the porridge. If you haven’t tried Coconut Crunch before, you must! I get it from my local organic store or you can buy it here.
This is my favourite breakfast at the moment and keeps me full until lunch.
Caitlyn x x
I am constantly on the look out for simple, wholesome recipes. This Zucchini and Carrot Slice is both these things and is absolutely delicious!
1 C SR flour
1/4 C Canola oil
1 C Low-fat cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional- Approx. 200g diced ham
1) Whisk eggs well. Add canola oil and stir in sifted flour until mixture is smooth.
2) Add remaining ingredients and combine.
3) Pour into a baking dish. Bake at 180 C in a fan-forced oven for 35 minutes.
This recipe is a great way to use up any vegetables you have. You really could add anything to this.
Caitlyn x x
Recipe adapted from Absolute Amy