Breakfast at Iryn’s

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Hello and welcome. So this mornings post is to encourage you to be adventurous with your breakfast. I have been innovative with my breakfast lately and thought share this one today.

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Here is another nutritious breakfast full of vibrant colours and essential minerals.

For today I have red, yellow and green bell peppers and Shredded Courgette which I tossed in the pan for a bit. I also have diced tomatoes and scrambled eat with chorizo.

And as always I have my greek yogurt with chia seeds, honey, peach, blueberries and Strawberries.

What a good way to start the week. I like how my breakfast has transformed over the months and all this ideas I got from going on one holiday. Sometimes it goes to go away to a different surroundings for fresh ideas.

Until next time, happy Monday.

Iryn

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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

 

 

What’s in my smoothie?: The perfect ten smoothie

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What’s in my perfect ten smoothie

Hello and welcome to my blog. I recently made a smoothie which had ten ingredient in it. It was actually quite tasty. I initial bought the fruit to have at work and they were for to ripen at home however I left it for too long so I decided to make a smoothie out of them.

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Blend it all well together

The ingredient

Mango

Peaches

Avocado

Blueberries

Strawberries

Apricot

Apple

Spinach

Kale

Broccoli

Cinnamon

Almond milk

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Look at the vibrant colours

This is packed with multi vitamins and nutrients that the body needs to function to it optimum level. They are quite a lot and you don’t have to use it all but if your fruits are about to go off this is one way of making good use of them.

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This is how I store mine

Let me know of any strange combination of smoothie you have made before.

 

Until next time it’s happy smoothie making.

Iryn

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What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This blogpost is about this week’s smoothie. Thankfully I found kale on my visit to Asda today so I bought a pack.

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More than your five a day

The ingredient in the smoothie are as follows:

Kale

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Mango

Broccoli

Almond milk

Cinnamon

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These are the ingredient I used to make the smoothie

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I didn’t use all the ingredient just so I don’t waste them.

This is your more than five a day in one glass. The last time I added kale to my smoothie I regretted it; this was a couple of years ago. I struggled to drink it as it tasted and smelt awful so this time I added Cinnamon as I have been doing. The taste is not so bad thank God.

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Here we go, all of your more than five a day in a mug. With Love 💋

 

Until next time, happy smoothie making.

Iryn

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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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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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What is in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I am coming to you with another what’s in my smoothie Sunday.

This week’s ingredient is as follows:

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Beetroot

Broccoli

Maca

Cinnamon

Water

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The ingredient in pictures

The taste is still not too bad so I will keep it to just water and Cinnamon.

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All of your five a day smoothie in a mug. Made with love

 

Until next time it’s bye from me.

Iryn

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What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. It has been a while since I came to you with what’s in my smoothie?  post. Previously i had stated that i will incorporate more vegetables as i used to do back in the day.

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These are the ingredients and equipment i used

This week’s ingredient is as below:

Broccoli

Spinach

Strawberries

Blueberries

Beetroot

Cinnamon

Water

This is the end result:

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All of your five a day in a glass

Until next time it’s happy sunday.

Iryn