Sunday, 4 August 2013

So...I'm on a mission to drop 20kg

So yes, I made the decision exactly 13 days ago to fix-up my diet once and for all.  I made this decision because I'm just fed up of taking so long to get ready to go out and because I want to buy lots of pretty designer dresses that only go up to a size 12!  No, for real I just want a healthy life and healthy family.

I joined the gym three days ago and have already had 2 work outs.  I've also taken before pics, which I will upload once I reach my first weight loss goal.  I post my meals on twitter ever day.  Today my lunch looked like this
It is really tasty and nearly two weeks in I look forward to eating and preparing this meal.  It is also very time friendly as there is no cooking involved, which is fab for a busy working mother like myself.
My first goal is to loose 20kg and a dress size.  I will keep you updated on my progress.

Friday, 18 May 2012

My first donut bun...perfected

No gel or styling aids (I'm not a fan of gel and will most definitely have to wash my hair after).

This was my second attempt and I like it, very ballerina, smart and pretty. I can see myself wearing this style again soon. Massive plus is my ends ate protected.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Home made baby food: what to make?

If you want to do a sweet and your not into mixing fruit and veg like myself, then why not try Apple, Apricot and Vanilla. I like to introduce new taste to my son and the vanilla does just that. It's so easy to do, put the fruit in a tier steamer and the pod to boil in the water. Score an scrape out the insides of the pod and add it to your mixture before blending. You should be able I see the little black bits in the mixture. It's so good you'll probably want to eat the left overs or turn it into a mini fruit crumble. The consistency should be purée.

Monday, 14 May 2012

How to make baby food

A few mothers I have spoken to seem to be put off by making there own baby food.  They see it as a protracted proces and insist that is time consuming,; I'd like to change these opinions with this post. 
It really is as easy as 1-2-3 and you can do it and still have time to chill with your baby in between. 
 Let me show you how I put my Munchkin baby grinder to work in this step-by-step guide.

Step 1- Decidee which vegatables you want to use

I am pretty health concious so I decided that my son's diet should consist of fruit and veg only and typically only those that are Alkaine (as opposed to Acidic). It isn't a fab diet, foods that neutralise or balance the bodies ph balance are healthier as acidic foods lead to most common health problems.

I chose Parsnip, Sweet Potato and Plaintain.

If you want a fruity combination why not try pear, peach and plum.

Step 2- Steam the veg/fruit

Chuck your veg into the stem until soft.  This takes about 20 minutes with most vegetables, but it really depends on how soft you want them.

I decided not to give the potato or Carrot to my son as they are considered acidic, but they are an option you could chose.

Step 3- Introduce the food to the grinder

Step 4 - Grind!

Once completed I put the food in a container, here I'm using Brother Max Stage 2 weaning pots, then I mix to make sure there are no lumpy bits.  I then move them into some smaller containers I got from Boots as they are just about right for each food setting with my son.

If you don't wish to use it right away you could quite easily pop the wening pot into the freezer.

It reall is that easy people!  I urge you to reject preprepared baby foods and make your own; what kind of combinations do you try?  I'm always on the hunt for new ideas.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

You know your a mother when...

You spend Sunday evening ironing your 5 month old sons shirts, yes I said shirts! He has an impressive collection too.