Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #31

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Tesco lifestyle food fair haul

If you follow me on social media you might have seen me get way too excited about the Tesco Lifestyle Food Fair which they have running in some larger stores from now until the end of August. A Twitter friend had tweeted about it and I was glad I popped up for a look! They have a whole aisle of gluten / wheat / sugar free type stuff including a lot of things you would otherwise have to get from the States. It’s not all super healthy stuff, although a lot of it is (they also had things like coconut flour, chia seeds etc) as some products are processed. However I see them as treats rather than diet staples. Some of the highlights for me were Kind Bars which I’ve wanted to try for ages, high protein nut butters, Earth Balance coconut peanut butter and some un pictured bounce balls which I added straight to my stash because I am obsessed with them. All of this was on 4 for 3 deals, in fact I think the whole aisle was 4 for 3. I thought I’d might as well stock up ready for when the baby comes. Things like Kind Bars should be useful for breastfeeding snack attacks and the biscuits will be good for baby visitors, and of course me! 

Freego haul

Another lovely treat this week was a delivery from Freego Foods* who specialise in gluten free products. I’ll be doing a full review but I have to say I was very impressed indeed! You can get £10 off your first order over £20 using this link*. Can’t wait to try the Rebel Kitchen drinks!

Eat

BBQ dessert

Rewinding to last Saturday, we had a BBQ at my Mam and Dads which finished off with this for dessert, lemon polenta cake and fruit with melted chocolate! More regular eats have included…

Apple peanut butter green smoothieGreen smoothie with spinach, apple and peanut butter

Overnight chia oats with tahini and chia jamOvernight oats with chia seeds, strawberry chia jam (recipe coming!) and tahini

Falafel and tahini saladSalad with Great Food mint and broad bean falafel and tahini sauce

Lentil and feta saladSalad with spring onions, lentils, feta and balsamic

Feta watermelon saladWatermelon and feta salad

Beef ragu with courgette spaghettiBeef ragu with added organic red pepper for max iron absorption and courgette ribbons (because I was too lazy to use the spiraliser!)

Kefir

As well as eating all the salads this week I’ve been getting back into making water kefir. I made the most delicious raspberry batch and then a nectarine batch. So delicious and my digestion certainly seems to be benefitting! Un pictured has been a Chinese meal on Friday night, Quest chocolate peanut bars (I placed a cheeky iHerb order!) and plenty of Lindt 90% dark choc.

Move

Gym weights

Workouts this week:

  • Monday – Gym – 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises including squats etc
  • Tuesday – Rest
  • Wednesday – Gym – 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises including squats etc
  • Thursday – Walk / grocery shopping
  • Friday – 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises including squats etc
  • Saturday – Rest / cleaning
  • Sunday – a walk later if the weather picks up or perhaps some yoga

I’ve been a gym bunny this week, I do like the little routine I have going and although the workouts are repetitive that works for me right now. I just pop on a podcast and get a little sweat on. This week I dropped down the level I was working out at on the step machine as I was getting a little too puffed out of breath which is fair enough when you are 32 weeks pregnant!

Wear

Maternity style white shirt statement necklaceNecklace: H&M, white vest: H&M, white shirt: Primark, belt: Dorothy Perkins, pink satchel bag: H&M, leggings: New Look maternity.

Well I don’t know what happened to the weather, but having to dress for rain and it being warm at the same time was hard! This is what I wore out on Friday with some un pictured ankle boots and a cream rain jacket. I was boiling hot and my legs and feet did not like the boots at all! 

Love

Womens fitness magazine

Last Sunday I realised I was in Women’s Fitness Magazine! I had been contacted several months ago and asked to be featured. I’d bought the magazine at the start of the month, flicked though and missed it then rediscovered it when I actually had the time to sit and read it properly! Super chuffed to be featured though and very seasonally appropriate to be sharing my mango coconut lime smoothie! Also…

Picking up some gorgeous body suits, hats, socks and a cushion for the baby // finishing the recipe testing for the book I’m contributing to and getting my first look at some of the photo layouts! // catching up with my family at the weekend // hearing the heartbeat at by midwife appointment // only 8 weeks till he’s due! // oqibo hydrating cream moisturiser // getting into some new podcasts // getting some new illustrations done for lauraagarwilson.com can’t wait to work on getting all that pulled together! // our natal hypnotherapy workshop last weekend, feeling prepared for labour now // new notebooks

Link

So here we are in lovely August, as I said in my month pledge post it’s my birthday next weekend which I’m really looking forward to. I have some nice things planned for this week. Can’t believe it will be my last baby free birthday! 

How was your week? When was the last time you did a health food type shopping haul? What’s your favourite salad? 

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24 Comments

  1. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    That’s interesting that Tesco have such a big range of new products, I don’t shop there or have a big one close so probably won’t get a chance to go check it out. Your mango smoothie sounds lovely and summery.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      It’s a shame you won’t get to have a look, if only for the Kind Bars!

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  2. Niamh fagan

    Just wondering where you picked up the. Glass smoothie mug from? Love it!

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  3. Elizabeth @ Rosalilium

    Good shout on the Tesco thing. I rarely, if ever, go shopping in Tesco these days but I’d be keen to see what sugar-free options they have in.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      It’s not that often I go to the big one in our town so I was lucky I saw that tweet from someone else! Hope you find some good options :-)

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  4. Mary

    Tesco have really expanded their product listings lately and I do love popping in to see what new stuff has arrived!
    Happy birthday for next weekend as I’m planning on taking a break from social media when we head off on honeymoon next week. I hope you have a lovely day and get thoroughly spoilt! :)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I know it’s amazing to see a big chain like that having such diverse stock! Hope your wedding is everything you dream it to be!

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  5. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    In the Tesco near work here’s a good section where they have ‘alternate foods’ (whatever that means!) and I do like having a nosey. Love that they have chia seeds now and I like the rice cakes and snack bar selection. Nice that Tesco is finally stocking some different foods for once!
    Your salads look so tasty. I’m obsessed with salads. At our local and very mainstream pub they’ve started selling a range of salads on their menu – strawberries in there and everything! Love it!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      This is definitely something new for them, it is like a temporary promo so if you like the look of anything get up before the end of month. I’m kind of worried for my bank balance though! Wow that is impressive for a pub to have salads like that, yum!

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  6. lucie

    I saw you posted about the Tesco Lifestyle Food Fair on Facebook, amazing! Ive been wanting to try the ‘Kind’ range for ages (particularly the clusters)….how did you find out where/when they take place in your area? Also – you look amazing, as per! Cant wait for the arrival of your little one!

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  7. Nicky

    That Tesco aisle has been so dangerous since it started a couple of months ago! My bank balance will do a big sigh of relief when it ends at the end of the month I think it is haha! Although it’s so nice to have more healthier American products readily available, especially in a supermarket! I hope this is a thing for the future :)

    You look stunning as always Laura..can’t believe you’re at 32 weeks now!

    That feta and watermelon sounds so good..may have to try one with this heat and my watermelon collection going on!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      As I was just saying in my email, I think it’s going to bankrupt me! I know I can’t believe it’s so close, very excited!

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  8. Ms.J

    What a gorgeous haul at the Tesco food fair! I would probably incur a hernia at the prospect of coming into contact with a KIND bar; that’s how deprived I am at this end of the world ;) . Congratulations on being featured in Women’s Fitness – such an exciting achievement!
    I am dying over that pink satchel.. love how it works with the necklace, giving the look such sass. Of course the fact that you’re glowing with good health as a lot to do with it :D .

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Haha I know what you mean, even I was like a kid in a sweet shop! Glad you like the satchel, it’s funky isn’t it! And you are too kind, thanks for saying I’m glowing, I don’t always feel that way!

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  9. Maria @ runningcupcake

    How exciting about the tesco goodies ! I have wanted to try kind bars and seen them in the states but they are so expensive and only in big boxes so didn’t want to take the chance. I will be off to tesco when I get home. And wow to the coconut pb – I bought some of that in Hawaii and had to make it last ! So summery !

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Hope you enjoy it when you get back! Let me know what you think :-)

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  10. Becky

    I had given up on Tesco recently, but this might persuade me back. I’m especially intrigued by the Chai Mylk. I haven’t done a health food haul for a while other than the regular fruit/veg trips, need to get to Holland and Barrett in town soon.

    Congratulations on being featured Women’s Fitness Magazine! :)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Becky! yep it is definitely worth a look up I was really shocked at the stuff they actually had!

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  11. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    That Tesco haul is impressive, I looked in the one near my parents at the weekend but sadly they were t running the promotion. Hmph! You look fab Laura, love the necklace with that dress. Eight weeks to go is so exciting!!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Oh what a shame! Thanks Claire, I know 8 weeks is a little scary but very exciting too!

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  12. Helen

    I had to restrain myself in Tesco the other evening – I was very good and only bought a meridian peanut bar haha. I may be tempted to return though… I love bounce balls too.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Blimey you were good! I need to show more restraint! The bounce balls, especially the mint ones are hard to pass by for me!

      Reply

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