Well hello there, happy Sunday and happy June! Let’s hope the summer starts now eh! I’ve been feeling a bit out of sync all week after the bank holiday, workouts have eluded me and eating has been a bit tougher than normal, combined with what feels like an increased appetite, perhaps pregnancy related. However I’ve still been making and enjoying some lovely meals, including that lentil, feta and strawberry salad with balsamic!
Other tasty healthy food this week…
Home made spelt flour scone with butter and streamline low sugar jam
Scrambled eggs in coconut oil with strawberries and almond butter
‘Nutella’ porridge with cocoa, hazelnut butter and cacao nibs
Coyo coconut yoghurt, fresh cherries, sourdough toast with tahini
Smoothie with lettuce, blueberries and vanilla whey protein topped with coconut and mixed seeds
Salad with Moroccan falafel and cucumber mint yoghurt sauce
Stir fry with sweet chilli salmon
Last weekend I made this amazing courgette crust pizza!
It turned out fabulously, I’ll be sharing the method for this soon! Treat wise, along with a few baked goodies, we got a big bag of mini Diam bars from Ikea:
Healthy balance and all that ;-)
Workouts this week:
- Monday – Rest / Pilates exercises
- Tuesday – Gym – 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes cross trainer, Pilates exercises
- Wednesday – 50 minute Pre Natal strength and conditioning workout via InShape
- Thursday – Rest / Pilates exercises
- Friday – Rest / walking
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – Rest
Urgh, workouts have been so hard to fit in this week! My problem is when I can’t get a workout done first thing, it feels like other tasks take priority later in the day. My gym only opens at 7am three days a week, and although I could do something at home, James is in the living room until he leaves for work so it’s a bit cramped. Next week should be easier, but I do need to figure out a strategy for working out when I can’t get to the gym first thing. I’ll be reporting more on the session I had with InShape soon! Luckily my pelvic pain has all but gone :-)
Leather jacket: Warehouse, green cardigan: H&M, floral vest: H&M, jeans: New Look Maternity, flats: New Look
I’m glad the weather has been better this weekend! I was getting frustrated because I have a lot more warmer weather clothing in maternity options now. I wore this on a trip into town for my hair done. While I was there I got some organic baby clothes from H&M but also ended up getting a lovely denim maternity dress as a treat. I also picked up a better maternity bra from Mothercare.
I got a granny trolley! This has been fantastic for carting around my equipment and materials from community session to community session. I saw it in Ikea thought I’d might as well give it a try. I had been using a big plastic box to carry things about, but my expanding bump is making that much more difficult. This has been the perfect solution. Also…
23 weeks pregnant now! // home made ginger kefir // fresh cherries from the market // ordering our pushchair / pram / car seat contraption // the newly refurbished Holland and Barrett in Newcastle // doing an online webnar for some lovely health coaching students // visiting my sister in law // getting my hair trimmed and the fabulous head and neck massage you get // getting the hang of using my new camera // first BBQ of the year at my parents
- My recipe for raw salted caramel cups!
- May product reviews
- Win a BRITA Fill&Go Bottle in my GIVEAWAY!
- Personal review of May and my pledge for June
- 5 healthy but very tasty baked recipes (well one is raw!) that everyone will love for the #CurrysBakeSale
- Feeling Upbeat: my review of Upbeat Protein Drinks
- 20 ways to add chia seed to your diet via Brit & Co – lots of tasty ways to get your chia fix!
- Everything you need to know about agave via Honestly Healthy – given the opinions on whether agave is healthy or not, a good read
- Breaking out of healthy habits via The Chalkboard Mag – completely my view on how important it is to recognise your uniqueness
- The un biased truth about artificial sweeteners via Chris Kresser – ‘for modern, industrial foods, the operating principle should always be “guilty until proven innocent’ – interesting stuff!
How has your week been? Does the bank holiday throw you off your usual routine? Would you ever use a granny trolley?
That nutella porridge looks awesome! Love your granny trolley!
Thanks Lauren! I’ve definitely got a nutella thing going on right now!
Haha I think I’d use a granny trolley if the pattern was cute enough! My little rucksack does limit my shopping trips slightly ;) Loving the Daim bars – those and meatballs are my Ikea treats! Does the new Holland & Barrett have the pick’n’mix style nuts and seeds barrels? I saw a refurb done to one in London recently and couldn’t believe the change!
I’ve seen some other more expensive ones with some lovely patterns – I think they are the way forward! Yep the H&B has a pick n mix and a protein shake bar and even a tea bar, it’s pretty awesome!
That salad, that salad, that salad, ahhhh, looks amazing! Loving the growing bump also! Where did you get the moroccan falafel? I need to try these!
I was sent the Falafel to review but I think they sell it in Waitrose!
Your flowery vest is lovely, and the granny trolley is a great idea! A cute way to make life easier. I cycle to the supermarket, but if I didn’t, I would get one for the weekly shop.
Thanks Sarah, you do well cycling back with bags! I definitely think granny trolleys are the way forward!
Yum love mini Dime bars :) For a while Ikea had their own brand ones instead but they weren’t the same!
When I was little my Mum had a trolley like that, as we only had one car, which Dad used for work, so we all used to walk into town and she would fill it with the shopping. I am tempted for something like that for work, as lugging boxes of books and folders home is tough, but as we have stairs after our front door I am not sure it would help that much as then I would have to struggle with a trolley up the stairs, whereas as the moment I do a few trips up and down.
We have stairs to get out of our flat and then up and down at the office at work and it’s still helpful as I find it easier to lift the trolley at my side which I can do one handed, something I can’t manage with a box. Might just be because I’m pregnant but it is so much easier!
Where do you buy the coconut yogurt? I’ve been looking and haven’t found any yet. Thanks!!
Love the granny trolley Laura, I had one as a student and it was so handy!
Looking forward to the courgette pizza crust, look delish. I’m exactly the same with workouts, if I don’t get one done in the morning its unlikely I’ll be able to fit one in later on.
I love the bank holiday because it means I work 5 days instead of six but it doesn’t really make that much difference to my week, loving all the foods and yes I would use a granny trolly!
All of your food looks super tasty, as per usual – especially your dinners. One of my DanceFit teachers is pregnant – about as far along as you – and she’s getting pretty tired in our classes. I feel bad for her as she’s normally super energetic! I don’t know how you’re exercising so much, I would be collapsed on the sofa I reckon.
What a great idea, the granny trolley! I think it looks fab.
I’m not a fan of Daim chocolate on it’s own, but when it’s mixed in with the Cadbury’s chocolate…oh god, I could eat it by the bar. So moreish. We do have a huge Ikea near us in Southampton but we rarely go. I’m sure we will for our next house though. Though I’ve never bought anything food related!
Love the article by the chalkboard mag. Everyone is after that magic pill or quick fix. But it is never that simple – if it is, something isn’t going well.
I’ve been going to the Craft show each November at the NEC for the past three years and that is where granny trolleys come out in force! You learn to move your feet quickly when getting around the exhibition! There are some really cute designs though. I might be swayed one year!