When things dont go to plan

So the past week really has not been going to plan in regards to sticking to plan. All good intentions are there and then come afternoon / early evening and I go and f**k it all up. I just dont seem to be able to control my sweet cravings at the moment, a 2.5 syn…

Dirty Cajun – Cheesy Wedges

So this evening after discovering last minute we had run out of rice I decided to shake dinner up a little as I attempted to bring together different aspects of two of my favorite dishes, Dirty cajun rice and the Nacho style feast. The idea was to combine the wedges and cheese of the nacho…

Cadburys Freddo Biscuits

Just look at these cute little offerings from Cadbury’s. The Freddo family has expanded as Cadburys have released these fun frog shaped biscuits. For 2.5syns each you can indulge in one of these, a crunchy rich tea like biscuit that has been half dipped in milk chocolate. Now obviously these biscuits are suppose to represent…

Too much of a good thing can be bad for you

I absolutely love fruit but I do sometimes wonder if I eat too much of it. As a child growing up you are told how important it is for you to eat but is there such thing as eating too much fruit? On Slimming world fruit is pretty much considered a free food and some…

Syns don’t count today

So I’m currently sitting here wondering how many syns this little lot would amount too although to be honest I really dont bloody care. I’ve just left our six year old in theater having surgery and I’m sitting on the ward waiting for him to come out so I can go down and see him…

Ben and Jerrys Moo-phoria

With the likes of Halo Topp and Oppo dominating the low calorie ice cream market and the popularity of these ice creams within the dieting communities there really is no surprise to learn that Ben and Jerrys have released their own low calorie ice cream. Moo-phoria Light Ice Cream is their newest range, described as…

Holiday clothes

In little over 8 weeks time we fly out to Florida but I am far from where I wanted to be on my weight loss journey. Ive managed to loose a stone and a half but in all honesty I thought that it would be more and I wont lie when I say that I…

Mummy’s drawer of syns

A little while ago I decided to create myself a little drawer of syns , a place in the kitchen where I can keep all of my low syned sweet treats from the rest of the family so they dont eat them, especially our three boys who I swear have an inbuilt radar for chocolate, no sooner…

Mummy rant

I dont know if there is anyone else feeling the way I am at the moment but since starting back on the Slimming World plan I am absolutely sick to death of having to cook two to three different meals every single night. I mean Im spending a good two hours every night cooking because…

Dessert Inspiration

Anyone who knows me will know how much of a sweet tooth I have and I really do enjoy a good desert after my dinner. I mean all those years growing up being told you cant have dessert until you eat all your dinner, making you eat everything so you dont miss out. The thing…

Volvic Sugar Free Water

When we moved house little over a year ago I got all excited when I learnt that we had an under counter fridge in the kitchen, my vision was that it would be the alcohol fridge filled to the brim with beer, cider, wine, prosecco and so on, that it would be perfect for BBQs…

BBQ Time

So today we have a Birthday BBQ to attend, now usually I would get into a bit of a panic as I know how synful and calorific a BBQ can be.. Thankfully I know that today’s BBQ will be a Slimming world friendly as the majority of the people that will be attending are following…

For F**k Sake!

So Im currently sitting here devouring a a KFC Fillet Tower Burger, 2 Pieces of Original recipe chicken and a large fries, staying on plan today has gone out of the window with this little lot. To say today has been a bitch of a day would be an understatement..It was all going so well…

Drink 2L of Water a day they say..

Drink 2 litres of water a day they say so I have actively been trying to increase my water intake. I guess that they failed to mention that I would then be up and down all night like a bloody yoyo needing to pee. Its like being pregnant again and that constant feeling that you…

Syn Free Chicken Kebab

I must admit that I do love a good Chicken kebab, especially as a treat on the weekend when the boys are all in bed and I just cant be bothered to cook, Unfortunately grabbing one from the local takeaway just isn’t an option for me at the moment if I want to stick to…

Salt and Pepper Chicken

So this evening I decided to give making Salt and Pepper chicken a go. I had found the recipe on the Two Chubby Cubs website a few day back whilst searching for some meal inspiration. Ingredients (Serves Two) 6 Chicken Fillets 1 Egg 5 tbsp of Original Smash 1/2 tsp Sea salt 1/2 tsp pepper…

JD Seasonings Fajita Seasoning

There is no doubt that I absolutely love the syn free little pots of flavor that come from JD Seasonings . They sell a wonderful selection of rubs and meal kits to help you create some exciting, flavorsome meals and whats even better is that each one is syn free.            I…

Hunters Chicken

So this morning I decided to have a go at making the Hunters Chicken recipe from the Pinch of Nom website, I have heard lots of good things about this recipe and loved the idea of being able to leave it on low cooking away during the day.. Ingredients: (Serves 4) 4  Chicken breasts 4  Bacon medallions 80 g of…

ASDA No Added Sugar Pineapple & Coconut Flavored Sparkling Water

So back in the day before having children mine and my besties go to drink would usually be a nice ice cold Pina colada. The Pineapple Juice, White Rum and Coconut cream combined created a rather moorish cocktail of which you could never just stop at one, I literally couldn’t get enough of them I…

Loaded Potato Skins

So for lunch today I decided I fancied something a little different to what I usually opt for so I decided to attempt making my own low syn version of Loaded Potato skins with BBQ Sauce, Bacon and cheese Ingredients 1 Baking Potato 1 Tbsp of HP Honey BBQ Sauce 1 Bacon Medallion 1 Tbsp…

Cherry Bakewell Muller Lights

Every once in a while muller light bring out a new limited edition flavor and this time it’s the Cherry Bakewell flavour. My expectations for this new flavor yogurt were not particuly high as in the past Ive found that some of these limited edition flavors can be rather hit and miss, take for example…

Feeling frustrated

Oh my god Im feeling really frustrated today. Why is it when I am trying my very best to stay to plan and loose the weight that everyone else around me just doesnt bloody think. Take my geek, the chocolate monster of the house.. He will happily sit there in front of me devouring a…

Nacho Style Feast

So this evening I had a go at making the Nacho Style feast from the Slimming world website, Its a dish I have been keen to try as I have heard lots of good things about it.  Potato wedges, chilli and cheese all in a bowl, it sounds like my ultimate comfort food all rolled into one…

Danone Light and Free

Move over Muller lights there is a new syn free yogurt on the market and I hate to say it but they hands down beat  Muller lights. The light and free yogurt range by Danone is a range of Greek style yogurts that are totally syn free. They come in a selection of flavors including:…

Another day off plan

So after a pretty rubbish few weeks of illness and work we decided to enjoy a family day out in London today, we planned a fun filled day utilizing the Merlin Annual Passes we have by taking the boys to Maddame Tussaud’s, Shrek’s Adventure, Sea Life London Aquarium and The London Eye. Believe me its…

I will resist temptation

As I write this post Im sitting in the car and my nose is being filled by the strong aromas of McDonalds and KFC takeout. My husband is sitting beside me in the drivers seat demolishing a McDonalds chicken nugget meal and the three boys are all sitting in the back , two with McDonald…

This is me

Good morning world. So I have decided that it is time that I stop hiding behind the camera and start posting a few selfies of the person behind the blog. So this is me! 34 years old married to my geek, mum of three  so many I am extremely insecure about my weight and how…

Speedy Lasagne

Lasagne is one of my favorite meals and is one of those great meals to be able to incorporate lots of speed food within the dish, I love adding in foods like onions, mushrooms, peppers and courgettes and it really does add to the flavor. Although I will admitt now that even though this lasagne…

Perfectly Imperfect Strawberries

I love how recently supermarkets have been promoting the sale of Imperfect fruit and vegetables and its about time too. In the past growers would disregard upto 40% of their crop because it didnt meet the aesthetic requirements of the supermarkets buying them, that it was too small or two big, wonky or deformed so…

Mac and cheese calzone

So last night I made the Slimming world BBQ pulled pork and had some left over so have been trying to work out what to do with them, now in the past when ever we went to Frankie and Bennys my go to dish was always the Mac and Cheese Calzone (well until the horrible…