After the success of Courgetti, a vegetable alternative to pasta that has become a regular feature of mealtimes in our house, this week I decided to try another similar alternative. Cauliflower rice – or “caulirice” – is a low calorie and gluten free alternative to rice that can be used to accompany meals wherever you
A few weeks ago, before she went off to see the world (you are following Tara’s travels over on Rise and Shine Paps aren’t you?), Tara gave me a code to try the new Graze.com breakfasts. I do like a bowl of porridge, and all this cycling is making me very hungry, so naturally I logged into
I was given the opportunity a little while ago now to join a local gym of my choice for one month to test out membership and write about its value for a MoneySupermarket.com Gym for the Win scheme. The idea is to see whether joining a gym is worth it. Is it worth spending money
One of my “go to” healthy lunches or suppers is Ryvita with soft cheese and either grapes or beetroot. Simple, good for me, and filling. Since trying out The Laughing Cow Light with Blue in aid of Splodz Blogz a little while ago that has been my cheese of choice – one triangle per Ryvita.
There are many things that make losing weight difficult. Motivation to eat healthily and exercise more comes and goes for all of us for many reasons. Sometimes it’s the weather – how hard is it to say no to a big baked potato at lunch time or a massive hot chocolate in the afternoon with our current
I’m told that sometimes we all need a break. Whether it’s from work, from chores, from exercise, from anything and everything. Well this week, it is fair to say, I have taken a break from Weight Watchers. For various reasons on Wednesday I ate and ate and ate and ate. Then on Thursday I was
Our Blog Ambassador challenge this week has been move more, sit less. We were encouraged to stand up more, walk around more and generally exercise more. At the beginning of the week I ordered 30 Day Shred, a workout DVD by Jillian Michaels that I have been told over and over again really gets results.
It’s 1st January 2013 and so the start of a brand new year. You already know my New Year’s resolution is about being true to myself. Part of that will absolutely be about being more healthy – eating better, exercising more, you know the sort of thing. So the fact that I’m a Weight Watchers
Popchips are crisps that are popped. Like corn. Not fried. Or baked. Popped. Interesting. They sent me a bag of their new Thai Sweet Chilli flavour to try in a really cute box – actually it’s the first time any crisps sent in the post have arrived really well intact. The popchips website explains: Popping
Ryvita. Oblongs of dry cardboard you only eat if you’re really trying to lose weight and starving yourself. Or that is the connotation. It’s not something I’ve ever been out and bought – I don’t really think they’re made of cardboard, they have simply never appealed. But the nice people at Ryvita thought I should
Dried fruit is healthy. Sweets are not. Dried fruit that taste like sweets? Yes please! These are Nakd infused raisins – they are little packets of raisins injected with a different flavour. I was sent a packet of each of the Tangy Lime and Crazy Cola flavours to try. Seriously, these do play tricks on
Testing this product for Splodz Blogz came out of an interesting conversation on twitter – another blogger was testing it and several of us just didn’t get what it was about. So Aspire offered to send us some too. Aspire is a “calorie burning drink”. Yes, you read that right – it claims to burn
I don’t mind admitting that I’m a big fan of the television series The Biggest Loser. I also don’t mind admitting that I find the USA and Australian versions much more enjoyable than the UK one. The UK series seems somehow muted, a bit half hearted, when you compare them to its overseas counterparts. But
A day at home after the Lincoln 10k yesterday – I started by doing my best to be healthy but ended up with a packet of Jelly Tots after I’d eaten these grapes! 04/04/11: A healthy start
Ok ok so the food-related pics for my Year in Photos have to stop… but at least this one is healthy. It’s my pina colada mix from today’s Graze box If you want a free Graze box use this code at www.graze.com KXQ1MXHT 08/02/11: Healthy snack… mango, pineapple, coconut