Healthified brownies! These are completely healthy, tummy-friendly and fructose-free brownies. They were a huge hit with my family, even for those members who don't usualy enjoy my healthified creations - and I quote "they taste like chocolate lamingtoms". This was by far my achievement of the week. I initially made these using coconut sugar and normal gluten-free flour, but found that they still were too 'heavy' and made me feel a bit tired and sick. So I made this batch as tummy-friendly and healthy as possible (while still making them taste good of course).
Easy & convienient snack: rice crackers topped with nut butter. I use the brand 'Mayvers' (www.mayvers.com.au) for their delicious, pure-state and no-added-sugar spreads!
The two different toppings for this morning's snack were:
1. Mayver's Peanut butter with white chia seeds and rice malt syrup
2. Mayver’s Almond, Coconut & Cacao spread with strawberries
I’ve been feeling really unwell the last few weeks, and as a result my exercise routine has suffered. To motivate myself to get back into it I used my lorna jane gift voucher my wonderful sister got me for my birthday! Here’s my work out clothes all set for this evenings work out. I layed my exercise clothes out so that I would be so temped to wear them it would just give me that little kick to get out and exercise.
This is what I have for breakfast most days. It takes minimal prep time & the ingredients are really easy to have on hand. I always have a packet of FoodforHealth’s Fruit Free Clusters in my pantry; not only are they fructose friendly, gluten free and refined sugar free, they’re also lowFODMAP! And they taste great.
To me, the sunflower is a symbol of hope. The idea of it was first conveyed to me by a quote from the movie Calendar Girls:
I have only recently come across The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino, and already think it is one of the greatest things in all existence. It gives a simple yet effective way of explaining how it feels to live with and manage a chronic illness on a daily basis, for unless you have experienced it yourself it is almost impossible to understand. If you haven’t read it already, I truly recommend you do.
For about a year now, I have been doing the weekly grocery shopping for my family, and have got quite a good system going.
Each week I order the household, pantry & dairy supplies online to be delivered to save time and energy, but I get the fruit & veg fresh (plus anything else I can’t get through the online shopping).
I made these beautiful pancakes for my Mum’s birthday today. They were so light and fluffy and filling! We topped ours with natural yoghurt, berries, rice malt syrup and some lemon juice.
Makes: ~4 pancakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 mins per pancake
I am all for the little things that make the big things easier. Especially when it comes to exercise. One of my most recent discoveries is that after sorting out my room and putting all my exercise equipment in a box, it became a little bit easier to get out of bed in he morning and do my exercises. Sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest difference.
One thing that I’ve realized lately is that life will always get busy and things will always get in the way. And there will always be a reason not to do the things you know you should. But if those things are important to you, you need to make time to do them.