Saturday, 30 November 2013

Fruity lower calorie flapjacks

These treats were delicious, lower calorie than some traditional flapjacks, but I found did come with one downfall - they have to be eaten more quickly than flapjacks made with just sugar and syrup as by the fourth day of trying to eat them they had gone stale/ off.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

veg-tastic lasagne

Those who have scoured my recipes will have noticed trends in the basic dishes which I tend to make and adapt and a few staple ingredients which I tend to use.

This post is one of my recent attempts at making the lasagne a more healthy dish (other attempts to follow).  Firstly, this is FAR more delicious (in my opinion) than the carb-free quorn lasagne which I attempted once and only once earlier this year.

This recipe is fresh and easily adaptable to suit whichever vegetables are available at your time of shopping.  It is based on a recipe from BBC Good Food 'Healthy Meals' cook book.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

#challenge2013 - October

No, the absence of a September post was not indicative of my having given up on this.  It was more to do with party conference season taking hold and canap├ęs and wine taking over my September diet.  I am still working off the weight I am sure.

October however, was a return to form.  Sober October helped very much with my running - I did my 8.2 mile run in a respectable time and getting into my change4life course really helped too.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Sampling Tesco Finest*

This evening I was invited to join a Tesco finest sampling evening.  I am not sure exactly what the criteria was to be chosen to attend, but a colleague of mine was and, knowing I am a foodie, she took me along to indulge.