Last day of my working week, thank you!!! This also means last 6.10am alarm for my pre work 90 minute gym session, phew.
No better way to start the day than with some hard physical exertion and a delicious and nutritional smoothie!
Happy weekend folks
Tonight’s dinner called for high protein (Minday night boot camp) with great taste (Just because Monday needs help to be good!) and so this tasty trout dish was on the menu.
Not only is it healthy and tasty but from start to finish it takes 25 minutes to prep and cook.
- Mix 20g butter with 1 crushed garlic cloves, 2 chopped shallots, 1 small bunch of chopped parsley and 1 tsp of Dijon mustard.
- Score the skin of 2 trouts and rub the buttery mixture in
- Peel 2 bulbs of chicory and lay on two individual baking sheets, place the fish on top of the chicory and fold the parchment into a parcel. Cook the fish parcel for 15-20 minutes in the fm oven at 180
- Meanwhile boil some broccoli florets
- Fry 2 slices of streaky bacon in 5g butter. When nearly done, add 20g pistachio nuts
- If desired, cook 100g couscous and season with salt, pepper and ginger
- When it’s all cooked, serve and enjoy
If you are not overly familiar with Trout it’s a really delicate fish with a very light and fresh taste. It’s easy to over flavour but this dish offers a beautiful mix of bitter chicory, fresh fish and creamy nuts.
Aww man, seriously…..how cute are these snack pots?
I’m not really supposed to be spending mulah at the moment but I saw these yesterday (in the sale too!) and I couldn’t resist. Last night, in a terribly uncool way, I had great fun filling them with today’s breakfast and lunch!
Overnight maple and toffee oats for after the gym, and for lunch, rye crisp breads with cream cheese, tomatoes and relish.
A healthy day ready for a somewhat naughty movie night tonight!
I had annual leave yesterday and so Tuesday this week is the first day of my working week and being “back on it!”
In a complete effort to be super duper healthy I hit the gym for 90 minutes this morning and prepared a packed lunch of ultimate “Health” foods.
- Whey (Vanilla)
- Almond milk
- low fat Greek yogurt
- Pineapple juice
- Two hard boiled eggs
- Pineapple cottage cheese
OK, double Kale I here you say? Well, I had Kale speeding towards its sell by date and I hate waste!
I have to be really honest though, I was in no way looking forward to lunch. Feeling starving I really wanted something hearty and better than what I perceived my lunch to be but seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel really satisfied.
Desserts are sometimes a necessity, you can be super healthy, super motivated but we all need a treat now and again don’t we?
Contrary to our obvious correlation of dessert = fattening, we can do tasty, low fat puddings which don’t plump the podge!
I made this recently from the weight watchers cook book and my oh my was it one tasty treat! Made even better with the knowledge that it hadn’t ruined my gym workouts. (Please ignor the less than perfect piping)
Today I have been prepping for the week which included making his and hers protein cookies for an extra post gym protein hit!
These cookies are really simple and easy to do and consist mainly of whey powder and peanut butter. They are delish!
I like little nibbles like this, they taste great and I know when I eat them, I’m giving my body what it needs.
For the recipe go to: http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/10/chocolate-protein-cookies/
It’s Monday folks.
For me, Monday requires a healthy dinner to kick start the week but I’m typically still yearning for the weekend past and so although healthy, it must hold lots of appeal. (Else wise my stomach may lead me astray)
“Appeal” to me today presented itself in the form of “comfort” and what offers more comfort than pasta?
I rustled up a Cannelloni dish from a supremely old weight watchers book. Typically I’d consider it a little boring but it was hearty, with a deep tomato sauce and best of all, it was healthy. I am going to bed satisfied and carbed up for the mornings gym session!
Today we have….. Healthy deliciousness!
- Toffee yoghurt
- Whey powder
- Almond milk
Just what I needed after a 90 minute gym session this morning!
My thing right now is breakfast smoothies, in fact it’s been my “thing” for a few months now.
I make myself a beast of a shake and consume it after the gym, normally over the duration of a couple of hours. They are so filling they keep me hungerless until way after lunch time and they taste great to boot!
The mixture changes daily but basically consists of:
- A flavored low fat yoghurt
- Almond milk
- Banana/avocado to thicken
- Whey powder (currently cookies and cream)
- Fruit/peanut butter/coffee/green leaves/anything really
They are honestly wonderful and the peanut butter ones really keep you going! Today I had mango and Passion fruit and it was a winner!
We all love a bit of Pinterest right? This little delight came from there.
I whizzed this up after a 2 hour gym session this morning. Good, but next time I woul be tempted to go for a tad more coco powder 😋