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Prep Co.

I spotted these in Tesco the other week and thought I'd SP them just to see how high they were... I'm always wary of things like this, they always tend to be high in hidden sugar and salt... Remember when you're working out the points for dried processed foods you need the nutritional information of the product 'as prepared' ... e.g. weight for one of these before you add water is only 68g - the points would be very low, whereas once the product has been re-hydrated it's 243g, it's how you should be pointing it... a mistake I've made many times and just something to be wary of... All of these are different weights when prepared so I've added those in too... I've tasted the mediterranean one and it was very filling... you'd easily get two good lunches out of one tub if you were doing chicken and lots of zero heros...  anyone else tried them out? x

Prep Co., Indian spiced lentils and rice, 246g - 10SP

Prep Co., Mediterranean couscous, 252g - 11SP

Prep Co., Mexican chilli rice, 243g - 10SP

Prep Co., Thai green curry rice & quinoa, 251g - 9SP

Self doubt...

Why do we always doubt ourselves? Why do we always think the worst, hide ourselves away and think 'sure I'd be rubbish at that' and not bother pursuing something that we might really love? Why? 

I'm as guilty as the next person believe me... with every blog post I think 'what am I on about?!' but I love doing it and whatever the trolls and haters think I let them... the only thing we should be doubting is how much we can actually achieve! The sky is the actual limit if you really believe it... 

If you really believe you can feel happy in your on skin, then the only thing stopping you.. is you!

It's not about calories, or scales or dress sizes... these are just some of the tools we all use to gauge how we're doing... the really success if looking in the mirror and feeling good about yourself and that takes lots of tools... when we doubt we can do it, we set ourselves up for failure... we give ourselves permission to stage dive off the wagon and use food to silence the emotions... 

So don't doubt you... doubt how far you can go!


Wind yourself up!

The bank holiday is over here in Ireland... we're all back at our desks and the sun is hiding again... Whatever happened over the weekend, it's done... we can't go back and change it, we can dwell on it and make ourselves miserable or we can rev up and just take it one step at a time... 

Wind yourself up today, give yourself 5 minutes to do a meal plan, a shopping list, text a friend and meet up for a walk... just don't let what happened last weekend ruin your week... 


Love Corn...

Spotted these in Tesco in the crisp/snack aisle.. I do love to loiter there and talk myself out of buying crisps (please tell me I'm not the only one!!!) Roasted corn snacks called Love Corn in three flavours... all 45g bags if you're looking for a savoury alternative... x

Love Corn, Sea Salt per 45g bag - 6SP

Love Corn, Habanero Chilli, per 45g bag - 6SP

Love Corn, Smoked BBQ, per 45g bag - 6SP

One for the nutters...

I have tried the salt and vinegar nuts in this range and they are WAY too easy to hoover down! I had to give the rest of the bag away... If you have self control, these are the savoury nuts in Tesco at the moment... x

Tesco,  BBQ Flavour coated peanut, per 25g portion - 4SP

Tesco,  Sweet Chilli Flavour coated peanut, 25g - 4SP

Tesco,  Salt & Vinegar Flavour coated peanut, 25g - 5SP

Tesco,  Sundried Tomato Flavour coated peanut, 25g - 5SP

Tesco,  Mild Curry Flavour coated peanut, 25g - 5SP
The full 200g bag... brace yourself.... 38SP!

Soulful one pots...

One pots are great when you're in a hurry, or you get home late, are hungry and don't want to hit the loaf of bread in your bread bin... These are in Aldi at the moment and whilst a little high for half a pot with zero veggies and protein you could have a pretty quick dinner in a few minutes! 

Anyone tried them out? 

Soulful Brazilian tomato & black bean with cashews & quinoa
per 380g pot - 14SP
per half pot - 7SP

Soulful butternut, lentil & spinach hotpot
per 380g pot - 15SP 
per half pot - 8Sp

Mexican bean & sweet potato with quinoa
per 380g pot - 9SP
per half pot - 4SP

Just start...

So you've had a bad weekend... you fell into the chipper and you accidentally remembered that Dominos is on your speed dial! The key to being happy in your own skin is not giving up on you... Start right now... plan a healthy lunch, go for a walk at lunchtime, write a shopping list for the journey home, plan your meals for the week... just start... start to care about you... start to be happier... you won't regret it x

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