As a lover of food and fitness, I’m always looking for quick and healthy recipes to fuel my workouts and long days. Most days I don’t get home from work until around 9pm, so the last thing i want to be doing is slaving over the cooker and not eating until after 10pm. It is this exact issue that causes so many people to then make the wrong choices and reach for convenience foods. I understand, I am the biggest culprit myself, who doesn’t love a bowl of cereal (or 4) for dinner?
This is why we prep. You see it all the time in the fitness industry and it is by far one of the most successful ways to stay on plan, eat right, feel good and save money.
My most recent fav is my peri peri chicken and sweet potato 10 minute dinner.
All you need is:
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
- 400g Uncooked Chicken
- 3 Mixed Peppers
- 200g Broccoli
- 1tbsp Nandos Peri-Peri Salt
- 1tsp Coconut oil
- Chop up the sweet potatoes, place in a microwavable bowl of boiling water and microwave on full power for approx 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile slice your chicken into thin strips and lightly coat in peri peri salt, chop your peppers and broccoli. Place 1tsp of coconut oil in a pan and fry the chicken and veg until fully cooked.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the microwave, drain and add them to your chicken and veg. Mix everything together.
- Serve even amounts into 2 tupperwares and you have 2 days dinner sorted already (or tonights dinner and tomorrows lunch). All you have to do is pop it in the microwave for 1 minute and dinner is served! No mess, no effort.
Alternatively, you can increase the quantity of each ingredient, make more and freeze the extra meals until you’re ready to eat them.
For those counting macros or calories, here is the breakdown for one portion:
- Carbs: 48g
- Protein: 52g
- Fat: 2.8g
- Calories: 440kcal
Give this one a go, it is definitely a current favourite of mine.
It is officially acceptable to listen to Christmas music, despite the fact i have been since September! Haha, you’ve been asking if i can write a post on my fav Christmas songs, so here you go! 🙂
1. Baby It’s Cold Outside- Dean Martin
As much as i love the original version, i also love Michael Buble and Idina Menzels cover. I acted out a play to this song in drama when i was at school, it brings back some great memories and definitely gets me in the Christmas spirit.
2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
It’s super fun and uplifting and who doesn’t whip out their best moves to this one. Haha!
3. Fairytale of New York- The Pogues
It’s not Christmas until you’ve heard The Pogues. This has always been one of my favourites and i’m sure it always will be.
4. Do They Know It’s Christmas-Band Aid
I love this one purely for the charitable meaning behind it. So much money is raised for charity from this song every year. It’s amazing.
5. Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses
The classic, and my ultimate favourite. I know every single word to this song and could probably recite it backwards i’ve listened to it so many times!
Let me know your favourites down below!
Merry 4th of December!
We all love an Asos haul don’t we! I took a good look through their website last night and made a wishlist of a few of my favourite items. All these things are great for either treating yourself this Christmas or wrapping up to give to your friends for the holidays!
Item 1: Christmas Piggy Jumper
I often refer to myself as a “pig in blanket” over the season because of my undesirable need to eat every single food i see. So this jumper is perfect for me! £16
Item 2: Christmas Romper
This is different, but i like it. A cute little pyjama romper. £35
Item 3: Reindeer Garland
For pinning up on your wall this season, i like this because it doesn’t just have to be for Christmas. Leave it up all year round! £23
Item 4: Leggings and Top Combo
This leggings and top combo, it’s different but cute! For someone (like me) who lives in leggings, this is perfect. £18
Item 5: Rose Gold Coasters
Rose Gold is the new Silver. These will look great in your home this winter. £15
What is your favourite item on the list? Leave a comment and let me know!
Vlogmas Day 2:
I’m sure you are now aware that it is officially October! My second favourite month of the year. I have an exciting announcement to make so make sure and read on until the end.
Seasons are changing, dark, cosy nights are here and I am very excited about this month, here are some reasons why…
That feeling of walking through the fallen leaves and hearing your furry friend crunching along behind. I find this extremely therapeutic and a great way to clear my mind. Autumnal walks are one of my favourite fall activities.
AH! The colours, the cosy jumpers, wooly hats, boots, socks, ONESIES! This is my favourite time of year for clothes. I love when shops release their fall range. Cosy, oversized jumpers are my absolute FAV!
Of course, the biggest event in October. Halloween! I’m super excited this year for carving pumpkins, watching some horror movies with friends and going on the yearly dressed up night out.
Lastly, but definitely the most exciting,
My big reveal! October is the month, those who know me personally will know that over the next few weeks I will be filming my first video for Youtube. This is the next big step forward for me and I am so excited to share my content with you. I have just made my channel and will leave the link below so you can subscribe and be notified when i upload my first video 🙂
Let me know what your favourite part of this season is!
Leave some comments below 🙂
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