Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #61: Cookies and a confession


Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #61: Cookies and a confession


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Happy March! Don’t those cookies look good? I shared the recipe for these on Instagram and Facebook earlier in the week, just four healthy ingredients and take moments to make. Check out those pages to find the recipe! I first made these with one of my community groups on Tuesday, but I couldn’t resist making another batch for myself! It’s been a week where I’ve needed a cookie hit, it hasn’t been bad, I’ve just felt a little out of sorts. You know I’m one for keeping it real too so confession time, after one particularly bad night of sleep with Fin I found myself eating Green and Blacks at 10am! Hey, it happens and it was the wake up call I needed to take some of my own advice, and to make sure I have some more appropriate snacks available! My meals have been pretty good though…


IMG 6529Protein pancakes with blueberries, tahini and choc shot sauce

IMG 6600Almond butter cup smoothie (1 banana, ice, almond butter and cocoa powder blended up)

IMG 6616Fried eggs and avocado

IMG 6637Salad with chicken, hummus, beetroot and pumpkin seeds

IMG 6586Baked sweet potato with spinach and fried eggs

IMG 6537Roast chicken with roast fennel, roast sprouts and parmesan

IMG 6614My favourite M&S salad: Asian chicken and noodle, the dressing is amazing!

IMG 6518Harissa chickpea stew with avocado and feta

IMG 6574Chocolate gelatin gummies based on Cat’s recipe

IMG 6581Some amazing organic oranges and honey from Spain, kindly sent by Naranjas Del Carmen. They taste fabulous and that honey is out of this world!

IMG 6630Love these! I found some Rhythm Coconut Kefir in Holland and Barrett yesterday. I’d previously reviewed these here so was happy to find them locally!


March squat challenge

  • Monday – 10 minute yoga on YouTube
  • Tuesday – Gym – 10 mins cross trainer, 10 mins step machine, 10 mins bike, weights and core exercises + 5 minute bedtime yoga
  • Wednesday – 45 minute walk + 5 min bedtime yoga
  • Thursday – 30 min walk + 5 min bedtime yoga
  • Friday  – 2 hour walk + 5 min bedtime yoga
  • Saturday – 5 min bedtime yoga
  • Sunday – Davina 7 minute fit tone and burn and tone and scalp + new squat challenge!

This week I’ve been loving the walking. Now that the weather is a bit better and we are using the pushchair rather than the pram part of the travel system (which means Finley is more comfortable and enjoys it more, he hated the pram!) we can enjoy much longer walks. It’s such a good way for me to get some activity in and we both enjoy it. I’ve also completed my yoga challenge and excitedly started the squat challenge! I hope a few of you are also going to join in this one, I think it’s a really easy but effective challenge!


IMG 6628Denim shirt: Warehouse, striped vest: New Look, gold necklaces and ring: New Look, black leggings: H&M

Still so chuffed with my hair! I bought a new pair of jeans yesterday and I was pretty happy when I tried them on at home and found them to be on the loose side! I decided to keep them in the size I’d bought, but it’s a good feeling to know that I’m losing a little weight :-)


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My little fella’s half birthday! I can’t believe he is now 6 months old. He’s been eating up his organic carrot mash like a champ and when I weighed him this week he gained almost half a pound which is great. As I mentioned earlier in the week, we had decided to give him some formula, but we’d only got round to giving him one bottle, so it’s good to know the gain is not down to the formula but more so the weaning. He’s gone up a clothing size, which meant I’ve been enjoying buying him some new outfits too. He also had his settling in visit at nursery ready for a full day on Monday. The visit went well, but I’m so nervous for Monday! Also…

My sister coming over for a cuppa // catching up with my parents and nephews over a coffee at the shops // Skype chats with Jemma and Aiden and my friend Helen and her LO // painting my nails // organising my Dropbox // planning an awesome March // a flat viewing scheduled for next week (please Universe let them buy our flat!) // watching Silver Linings Playbook // Costa Flat Whites // March! Spring is here :-)


So Grains as Mains is released tomorrow! Pop back here then for some exclusive free recipes from the book :-) 

How has your week been? Are you up for the squat challenge? Do you have any healthy living confessions to share? 

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  1. Rachel

    Nowt wrong with chocolate at 10am, especially G&B!! What flavour?!

  2. Cat

    Yay for gummies! They were my favourite – I remember making them for my niece and nephew and basically I scoffed the lot. I think they’d like them more if they were shaped like bear or something!

    Well up for this squat challenge – apparently my ‘glutes’ are on the weak side (cheers trainer) so I guess it’s time to get them working ;)

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Brill, glad to have you on board! Love those gummies, I need to make another batch :-)

  3. Kezia

    Oh I love the squat challenge – sounds good – squats are so super effective. Tasty eats too – greens and black at 10am has also happened in my house too:)

  4. Karina

    Your wee fella is such a cutie, Laura(little heart-breaker for sure:-)!

  5. lilylipstick

    Those cookies look so good and I will definitely be joining the squat challenge – I was doing the app last year and then sort of forgot about it but hopefully I’ll stick to it for this month! My healthy living confession is that I still can’t resist diet fizzy drinks – I’ve cut down a lot but sometimes nothing else hits the spot! x

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Yey for joining in the challenge! My friend is like that with fizzy drinks she can’t resist a diet coke!

  6. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Mmmm that salad looks delicious :) Congrats on the book again, so exciting!
    I think you can let yourself off on the chocolate- lots of people would be having a tea and biscuit break at 10am anyway so it’s not unheard of.
    Glad you keep having good news with Finley too- that picture of him is just so sweet- love his expression!
    It is a lot lighter in the mornings and evenings now, so hopefully more walks are on the way.
    My week has gone well, but I have a feeling that this week may be a bit chocolate-fuelled as we have parents evening so late nights and busy days tend to lead a bit to that.

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Hope your week hasn’t been too stressful, and yep when you think of it like that a bit of chocolate isn’t any worse than having a muffin in a coffee shop mid morning!

  7. Lucy

    I saw a feature in the Telegraph magazine for the book earlier and squealed with excitement, how incredible! You must be so proud, I can’t wait to pick up my own copy.
    A squat challenge has come at the right time, lets just say my booty ain’t much of a booty right now and it’s time to get it back!
    Those cookies looked great when I saw them on Instagram the other day – like I said, you always create recipes at the perfect time as I have all of those ingredients right now. Some time to make them would be great, Universe!

    Hope you have a great week!

    She’s So Lucy

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Lucy! Hope you got some time to make those cookies and yey for joining in the challenge!

  8. Helen

    Your new hair looks great! Finley is so cute – I can’t believe he’s 6 months old. Hope he enjoys nursery and you can relax too – he’ll love it :)

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Helen! I know time has gone crazily fast, I’m hoping once he’s settled I’ll settle too!

  9. Caroline

    I’m sure I’ve eaten much worse things than Green and Blacks at 10.00 am. You’re looking very slim in your photo too! Finlay is looking gorgeous as ever. They get so excited by their food at that age, super cute. He’ll love being with the other children at nursery.

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Oh thank you Caroline, especially for the slim thing that made my day ;-) He is a cutie isn’t he!

  10. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    I think we’re ALL guilty of eating chocolate late at night sometimes ;-) We just don’t have as good an excuse as you do!
    All the meals looks so tasty – love the avocado and egg combo. So simple but very tasty.
    I loved the Silver Linings Playbook – bit random and weird but Jennifer Lawrence was brilliant in it. I’ve read the book as well which was quite good.

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I’ll have to try and read the book at some point! Yep I guess with the choc thing I do have a pretty good excuse!

  11. Claire Hayhurst

    Yay for chocolate in the morning.. I was on the Colin the Caterpillars at 9.30 yesterday morning, not my proudest moment but needs must.
    Finley looks so happy with his food, can’t believe he’s already six months!

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Oh bless you, as you say sometimes needs must! I know its scary how fast time has gone!


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