Carrot Cake Flapjacks

Baking, Food, Snacks

The perfect snack for when you can’t decide between oats and cake!

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No Bake Chunky Nut Bars

Baking, Food, Snacks

I might have mentioned it before, maybe not… or maybe once or twice… or maybe constantly… but I love eating. If I’m not doing it, I’m thinking about doing it and boy is all that thinking about food hungry work!  Perfect for that morning cuppa, or that afternoon cuppa, or after dinner… or really whenever you fancy one! Chunks of nuts mixed into sweet chewy dates and nut butter, these bars are heavenly.

Cardiff HM Training Diary – Week 2

Fitness, running

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.” George Patton

Date and Coconut Bliss Balls

Baking, Food, Snacks

It’s no secret that I love snacking (potentially the biggest understatement I’ve made!), and I especially love all those handy energy bars like Bounce Balls and Nakd bars, no refined sugars, no nasties, but a whole lot of yum and perfect for on the go snacking. Unfortunately for me, I’m on a student budget and buying endless snacks becomes rather costly, so I decided to see if I could make my own and ended up with these date and coconut bliss balls, so called because each bite is a mouthful of pure bliss.

Fruity Breakfast Crumble

Food

If someone told me that it’d be acceptable for me to eat crumble for breakfast, I’d laugh. But what if I told you that you actually could?! Traditionally made with a lot of butter and sugar, crumble doesn’t seem like the most sensible breakfast choice, but by making a few tweaks and removing the added sugar, it becomes a nutritious breakfast that feels deliciously indulgent.

Inter-Race Motivation

Fitness, running

The week after I finished my first half-marathon, I signed straight up to my next one, it was a bigger event, I was to follow a heavier training plan and I was full of enthusiasm, only 3 months until I started my training!

Those 3 months were possibly the hardest 3 months of my life.

Nutty Maple Granola

Baking, Food

I adore granola.  There’s just something about the crunchy nuttiness paired with refreshing yogurt that’s just so comforting. Unfortunately, shop bought granola is absolutely packed full of sugar and isn’t really as healthy as it makes out to be, so I decided that I’d start making my own- totally refined sugar-free!

10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Half-marathon Training

Fitness, running

While nobody pretends that training for an event like a half marathon is easy, there are some things that I wish that I had known before I started (not that I’d change my experience for the world!), so I decided to share them. They may not all be applicable to everyone, but hopefully they’ll give an insight into what to expect from training.

Baked Cookie Dough Oatmeal

Food

Some mornings a bowl of porridge just doesn’t cut it, and all you want is warm cookies (if this isn’t you, there’s something wrong!)  Giving into the cookie cravings, I decided to make chocolate chip cookie dough inspired baked oatmeal, and let me tell you, it was the gooiest, sqiudgiest warm cookie dough that I’ve ever eaten!

Healthier Hobnobs

Baking, Food, Snacks

I absolutely love biscuits, they’re probably my biggest weakness- if open a packet I can never just have one! Knowing that my love for the delicious crumbly yumminess isn’t likely to subside any time soon, I decided to make some biscuits that I could eat pretty much guilt free.

2 Ingredient Tuna Fishcakes

Food

My overriding memory of fishcakes is my Dad making them for us as a treat, they were absolutely delicious, but they were fiddly, used so many ingredients and seemed to take all day to make.  Craving the taste of home comforts the other day, I decided to revisit my childhood favourite and put my own twist on it. (Dad approved!)

Pimp my Porridge – 5 Tasty Breakfast Ideas

Food

 

As you may have noticed by my blog name, I LOVE porridge, I’d eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could!  Yet, and it pains me to say this, I have met a lottttt of porridge haters, describing it as bland, stodgy and even offensive, I mean come on guys, it’s really not that bad!

I haven’t specified quantities of milk or oats, as everyone has different portion sizes and I don’t feel it would be inappropriate to put certain amounts and make people compare their breakfasts! You can play around with amounts until you find something that suits you.

So, whether you’re a porridge hater waiting to be converted, or you just fancy switching things up a bit, I’ve come up with my five favourite porridge toppings to make your mornings a little more tasty.