Meatballs

I wanted to make something with meat that was easy and quick.

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I saw this page with meatball recipes on and gave the first one a go. It is an absolute doddle to make.

We served them hot with homemade chips cooked in coconut oil and veg.

My daughter ate 2 a snack, cold, after school and declared them yummy.

These reheat well too.

http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/10-mouth-watering-meatball-recipes/

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Fiona’s Green Chicken

We made this a few weeks ago from NomNomPaleo but I didn’t want to put the recipe here for Copyright reasons but I’ve noticed it is on the NomNomPaleo website, so I can share the link šŸ™‚

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This recipe is delicious and very easy to make.

We changed 2 things. 1 we substituted water for fish sauce only because we don’t have any fish sauce and I wasn’t sure how clean fish sauce was! Then we used chicken breast instead of thighs/drumsticks because Christopher has an aversion to chicken on the bone!

We served this with rice but you could have anything.

It freezes and reheats well too.

Christopher has suggested this would work well as a marinade for steak too.

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/7486821187/my-sisters-phenomenal-grilled-green-chicken

 

Will I ever get back…

After Ā Thin me TrousersSafetypin

 

This morning I have woken up feeling like a fat knacker. Baby bump I can deal with. Chins (and I useĀ theĀ plural for a reason!) arms, thighs, arse I can not accept.

I was flicking through some images on Facebook to try and find some pics for fathers day and stumbled across a lot of pics from August through to December 2013, when I was at my fittest. Ā I miss that time. I miss feeling slim, fit and healthy. I miss seeing progress in the gym. I miss upping reps, upping weights, trying things I think I can’t do at the start and a few weeks later realising I can do them.

I’m scared at the length of time it might take me to get back to that. It took me nearly 3 years to get started in the gym and eating better after Imogen was born, that 9 months was the most mentally & physically challenging in my life. It scares me that I will have to go through that pain barrier again.

When I got pregnant I was at a point where I was taking on the challenges and yes they were mentally and physically painful but I was learning how to deal with them. I’m worried I will be back to square one. Will I even have the mental strength to do that again? Back in December I had a momentum built up, I was making the progress because I wasn’t stopping to think. This pregnancy has forced me to slow down, way more than I would like. I feel like I have lost that momentum and it will take a lot to build that back up.

Don’t get me wrong here, I am not even talking about my weight (well maybe a little bit!) I’m talking more about my fitness. Fitness has been the biggest challenge for me, remember I am not naturally in to fitness. I have had to learn to love it. Fitness has made me feel so much better, weight loss has been an obvious benefit, but being able to breathe after walking up 4 flights of stairs, not having puffy skin, feeling less tired in general, having an outlet for stress have all been hugely important to me.

The thing I am holding on to at the moment is this. I am still in the gym. At 28 weeks pregnant I am still going and I honestly thought I would have sacked it off by 20 weeks. Ok I might not be progressing, I might be having to drop things down a hell of a lot, even on a weekly basis but I am going and I still want to go. Wanting to go is half the battle right? I am incredibly frustrated that I can’t just go in and smash circuits out and I can’t do what I was doing in December. Surely the frustration and the fact I am still going means I still want it? I want to get back and this situation is temporary and I am not going to slip back in to 3 years of nothing.

I am under no illusion it is going to be hard, especially with a 4 year old who has started school and a small baby but I can do it. I’ve done it before, why not again?

H x

Leftover breakfast wraps

Love this easy breakfast at weekends.

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Ingredients

  • eggs
  • bacon
  • onions
  • herbs
  • leftover vegetables
  • Wholemeal tortilla wrap

Method

  1. If your vegetables are not pre-cooked from the day then quickly cook them for about 5 minutes
  2. Fry off your onions (I used spring onions) in a little bit of olive oil
  3. Add your bacon and fry that
  4. Add your vegetables (I used carrot, red cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli) and fry for about 5 mins until they start to go golden brown)
  5. I added a hand full of spinach too at this point and waited for it to wilt down
  6. Add whisked eggs and herbs (I chose basil)
  7. Keep the vegetable, eggy mixture moving so that the eggs scramble
  8. Serve in a wholemeal tortilla

Variations

  1. You could could add chicken or any meat instead of bacon
  2. You can alter which vegetables and herbs you use
  3. You could add chillies with your onion to spice it up