A week in review #LetsEat

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Hello and welcome to my blog. In the blogpost i have my a week in review. it is long over due i know so i have come to you with some of the meals i have been having for lunch.

 

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This is a Lamb burger and oven baked chips.

 

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This is a salmon salad which as avocado, tomatoes, olives, cucumber and bell peppers.

 

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one of my go to meals when i am bored with almost everything. Salmon and a variety of vegetables.

 

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This is salmon and wholemeal couscous. I mix the couscous in mixed vegetable and asparagus.

 

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Here we have white potatoes with salmon and vegetables.

 

As you can see i have vegetables in all of these lunches that i have over the past week. This is to ensure that i am getting the nutrition i need from food and as we already know fruits and vegetable are packed with the essential minerals, nutrients and vitamins require for the body to stay healthy.

I strongly believe that if you have a balance diet rich in various vitamins and nutrients you are less likely to fall ill. I choose my ingredients carefully and research on the vitamins i can get from it, if the food item provides no nutritional value then i will have to cut it out of my diet.

I will end this blog here and until next time it bye from me.

 

Iryn

 

 

The week in review

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So it looks like I missed last week’s week in review. I was off from work so didn’t really do much with food. No smoothie however I did retreat to the usual chicken. This post will be a mixture of last week’s and last two weeks.

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This was Mondays lunch. Mix vegetable bulgur and left over lamb

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This is a mix vegetable and turkey Wholemeal noodles. I believe I had this on Tuesday. I will blog about the recipe later

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I had this for dinner on two occasion. Oven baked chips, bread chicken and mix vegetable. What you see on the chips is Nando’s perperi salt

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This salad I had on Wednesday doesn’t look appetising lol but yes it was nice

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This is Wholemeal turkey fajitas. I made this a couple of weeks ago and kept a bit of it in the freezer just so it does go off. Thursday’s lunch

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Fridays was a very colourful lunch with chicken, vegetables and bulgur

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This was last two weeks lunch. It’s mixed vegetables bulgur and chicken

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Different shaped sweet potatoes and vegetable

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Oven baked chips, chicken and mixed vegetable

The fruits I had from work fruit box

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I had a bit more bananas this week as the tangerine and apples were quite difficult to eat. They were not as sweet as previous weeks fruits. 😬

As you can see from my lunch, I am trying to have a variety of meal and this is because I am not a big fan of food so I am trying to have different meals available to encourage myself to eat.

Until next time, it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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How I clean and oven bake my chicken

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s post is about how I marinade and cook my chicken.

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Making of the chicken

The clean

To clean my chicken I use lemon and ensure I take off any unwanted extra fat or hard bit on the legs.

The mixtress mixes spices too

I usually mix my own spices to marinade the chicken. It is only recently I have started adding other cudes and powdered spices. I usually crate onions, garlic and ginger. I then melt 2 knorr and let it cool. Adding a bit lemon and chilli powder as well.

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Onions, ginger and garlic

When the spice meet the spice

I let this stay as is for a while while I do something else or due to laziness just leave it there for a while. I then eventually place it in the oven to slow cook for about 2 hours at 100 °C. Ensure you regulate the temperature or cook it longer.

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Melted knorr cubes

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I use 2 to 3 of this cubes depending on how many chicken I am cooking.

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Some more seasoning. Not ideal I know. The aim to ensure you know what you are putting in your food.

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Mix it all together. I squeezed a bit of lemon on it too

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I put this on a foil and then put it in the oven to bake or cook whatever you want to call it. I use a foil all the time as I feel it better that way healthwise. Let me know if this is how you cook yours.

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This is how it looks after 1.5 to 2 hours. I cut parts of it so that the marinade will go on the inside.

You can now have this however you want it. With couscous, salad, rice potatoes or by itself.

Until next time, happy cooking.

Iryn

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What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This week’s smoothie had a bit of a twist. I added avocado for the first time. It does taste any different but obviously you will taste the hint of avocado in it.

The ingredient is as follows

Broccoli

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Avocado

Beetroot

Lemon

Cinnamon

Maca

Water

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The smoothie ingredients minus Broccoli

This is basically your more than five a day in a glass. I wanted to add kale but could not find one in Asda.

 

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Viola, ready to serve…

Until next time, cheers.

Iryn

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The week in review

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Hello and welcome to my blog. As you may have noticed I have not been posting about my lunch meals lately. I will be doing this on a weekly basis just to ensure that the post is properly prepared. For now let’s call it The week in review.

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For Monday I had potatoes, vegetables and lamb with gravy

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On Tuesday I had mix vegetables with couscous and chicken Nando’s lemon and herb sauce

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Wednesdays lunch was star shaped sweet potatoes with mixed vegetables and chicken

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On Thursday I wanted to have couscous but turns out the cous cous had gone off due to the heat. Preservation issues. So I had vegetables and lamb.

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Friday was mix vegetable brown rice and chicken with chilli sauce

I bought organic chicken this time because the free range available was to be on display till Monday. I noticed the taste was slightly different. It was really delicious. Might be due to how I cooked it.

As you can see I am trying to incorporate vegetable at every given chance. I am very strict about having a balance diet while ensuring that I have enough carbs and protein to maintain my weight.

In addition to this I have morning fruits thereby having all the nutrition I could possibly have.  So I am basically having more than five a day.

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I would also like to invest in a juicer. A good one is very expensive so I am going to save up for that.

Until next time, eat well and you will feel better.

 

Iryn

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What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This week’s smoothie is a repetition of last week’s.

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I decided to lay them out differently this time 😊

The ingredient is as follows:

Broccoli

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Beetroot

Cinnamon

Ginger

Water

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I am still using water as based and as I have stated before due to the Cinnamon the taste is not too bad. I wanted to add kale but could not find one in Asda.

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How do you like my design effort

Until next time happy smoothie making.

 

Iryn

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Something different…Mix vegetable scrambled eggs for breakfast

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s blog is about food. I have been thinking of switching up my breakfast and possibly cut down on the sausage although it has helped me to gain a few pounds. I put this together with an inspiration from BBC good cook.

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All your five a day in your brunch with this mix vegetable scrambled eggs

These are the ingredient you need

– Eggs

– Tumeric

 

– Grounded Black Pepper

– Cayenne Pepper

– Salt

– Chopped Red onions

– Chopped Tomatoes

– Mix vegetable

– Whisk the eggs and spice together and steam the vegetables if they are frozen.

– Fry the red onions and chopped tomatoes

– Add the steamed veg and fry for about 5 mins on medium heat

– Add the egg mixture stir till its well done

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The meal is now ready to be served

 

Until next time , happy brunching.

Iryn

Todays lunch looks something like this:

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So it has been a while.

I am back with my lunch looks something like this.

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Salmon, Avocado, brussle sprout, carrots and salmon. My five a day is complete

I currently have fruits for snacks as well which can be seen on my Instagram.

 

Untill next time, take care

Iryn

With love, signed cucumber juice

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This blog is about healthy drinks you can drink and todays star veg is *Cucumber*. When i started my clear skin diet, cucumber and carrot juice were my go to juices. I did my research so i was aware of the nutrition it both provided.

The benefits

Cucumber is made up of 95% water and therefore is hydrating. It has many benefits to the skin both topical and internally. It has traces of folic acid, vitamin A, B, C and K, to name but a few. Those with dark circles can put a slice or the juice on your dark circle area. The benefits are countless. I can testify that it will contribute to a healthy glowy skin if you incorporate this in your diet; whether eating  the vegetable as is or drinking the juice. I battled acne with this juice.

I am also aware you will be getting rid of the fiber part of the vegetable which is good for digestion. You can put it to use by making a facial out of it.

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With love, signed cucumber

 

Where to get the juicer

You will need a very good juicer to grind the carrot especially. Argos had an affordable one in their Good Cook range and a few years ago it was not too expensive however you are now looking at spending more than £100 for a good one. I also got one from Asda from £30 however the motor didnt survive however they do have a more expensive ones as well. As mentioned above, to get one with a high watts you are looking at £100. Let me know if you have tried any juicing lately.

Feel free to share other vegetables you juice i would like to try.

Until next time, happy drinking and happy good friday.

Iryn

What’s in my grocery trolly?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you are doing well. This blogpost is a bit late but i guess better late than never.

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From looking at these items you will have a wild guess as to what my meal is likely to be

This week my meal plan has a flavour and twist to it. I also bought some ingredient for my smoothie, for more details check out my previous post on ‘what’s in my smoothie?

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I am not sure if i have mentioned this but every morning mostly monday to friday i have a warm water and lemon in the morning to ensure last nights meal has been eliminated. I drink this with a straw for the sake of my teeth.

This week’s meal plan

I have two options:

– Turkey Fajitas

– Lamb, potatoes and vegetables

Thats all for this post. Until next time it’s #HappyCooking.

 

Iryn