FIGHTERFOOD – Day 1 & 2

Hi guys,

So I have complete two days on my Fighterfood meal plan. I wanted to update you all on how it is going so far. I started it on  Sunday so I could have a day to adjust to it while I was at home and prepare myself then for the long week ahead. For breakfast I had two chicken, spinach and roasted pepper frittatas with a side salad. These were lovely but I didn’t quite finish all of my side salad. I had this at about 10am and it kept me going until lunch. Lunch I had a little later at 2pm and this was a chicken and French bean salad. This was my favourite. I heated it up in the microwave for about 3 or 4 minutes until piping hot and had it with a large glass of water and a warm cup of green tea afterwards. I must say, I stayed really full until dinner came around. I had salmon, which I never have had before. This was a really nice surprise. It was all seasoned so well and it came with sweet potatoes…. Hello!

Ok, day 2….Mondays, gotta love ’em. So my work day starts 8am but I have to get my tired butt out of bed at 6am. By the time I get to work, set up for the day and handle any calls from the previous day, I don’t get my breakfast until 10am. I don’t mind this, I have my routine and I’m used to it now. So this morning I had raisin and cinnamon granola. I really enjoyed this even though it was not as sugary as my usual cereals. It kept me really full until lunch time at 1pm. For lunch I had chicken with Asian rice and vegetables. Again, yummy and filled me right up. I had my dinner at 7pm… long wait I know, but I keep drinking water and I have a really busy work schedule in the afternoon and evening. For dinner I had cajun chicken with rice. It was just enough. I realised that my usual portions are huge. I didn’t need a big portion to feel satisfied. The sauce was just enough too, usually I pour this on. So far, I’m learning to adjust and eat smaller but still feel satisfied and full.

I took these pictures of each of my meals and the nutritional values in each:

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Breakfast Day 1:

Chicken, Spinach, Red Pepper frittata – 198 cals, 4% carbs, 34% protein and 62% fat

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Lunch Day 1:

Chicken and French Bean Salad – 267 cals, 8% carbs, 73% protein and 20% fat.

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Dinner Day 1:

Tandoori grilled salmon with sweet potatoes and vegetables – 377 cals, 34% carbs, 29% protein and 37% fat.

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Breakfast Day 2:

Raisin and cinnamon granola – 241 cals, 45% carbs, 9% protein and 46% fat.

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Lunch Day 2:

Chicken with Asian rice/vegetables – 273 cals, 35% carbs, 43% protein and 22% fat.

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Dinner Day 2:

Cajun style chicken – 360 cals, 41% carbs, 46% protein and 13% fat.

I’ll come back and assess again after the third and fourth day and then again after the final two days. Hope the meals provide some inspiration and you can always create your own or modify the ideas above to suit yourself.

Over the first two days I have lost 3 pounds but I also just feel energized and less bloated. My hunger levels are good and I don’t feel the need to dig into the chocolate press yet!

My challenge over day 3 & 4 – DRINK MORE WATER!!!!

You can check out FIGHTERFOOD here at www.fighterfood.ie

FIGHTERFOOD! Meal delivery plan

Hi guys, So I decided to try out a home delivery meal plan. I’ve always wanted to try a service like this but never got around to picking one that suits me. All meals are delivered and are ready for you to just heat up and eat! This is so handy for me with a hectic work schedule and  also while studying at night.

There are different meal plans for you to choose from at different prices. You can also order the meals individually to suit. I went with meal plan 3 for €125 which gives me 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners. You can pick from a range of choices with different options to suit everyone.

Meal Plan 03 – 6 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for €125

6 Dinners

Tandoori Grilled Salmon
Cajun Style Chicken X3
Herb Baked Cod X2

6 Lunches

Super food Salad (chicken)
Moroccan Style Cous Cous (chicken)
Mexican Style Chopped Salad (chicken)
Mediterranean style chickpea salad (chicken)
French Bean, Sun-dried Tomato Salad (chicken)
Asian Veg & Brown Rice Salad (chicken)
Baby Leaf Salad (chicken)

6 Breakfasts

Chicken, spinach, roast red pepper and egg frittata X2
Raisin & Cinnamon Granola X2
Maple & Pecan Granola Crunch
X2

I ordered this on the Thursday before 5pm and they had it delivered to the house on Saturday morning. The customer service was really helpful when I emailed about delivery times. They texted me at 8.15am to let me know my delivery time and then again 20 minutes before they arrived.

I started my meals today so after dinner I will update with pictures, nutritional values, energy levels etc

Slimming Courgette Soup

Hi guys,

I’ve recently tried a new soup recipe which is quick, easy and tastes so so good! I got the recipe from Slimming World so you know it’s a good addition to your healthy lifestyle. As alternative to courgettes, substitute in broccoli or any veg of your choice.

Ingredients:

Three Courgettes

1 stock cube of choice

4 laughing cow cheese triangles (low-fat for a slimming recipe)

Boiling water

Method:

Chop up the courgettes and put them in a saucepan with the stock cube.

Add enough boiling water to cover the courgettes and simmer until they are soft (15-20 minutes).

To blend, I split up into 4 parts and added a laughing cow cheese to each quarter.

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Let me know if you’ve tried it

1 year Blogiversary ♥

Hi guys,

So it has officially been 1 year since I started my blog! I just wanted to say thank you to all my followers and my fellow bloggers. The past year has been a great adventure and I hope to be here this time next year.

To those of you wishing to start a blog, just go for it. It’s a very personal thing but you get so much out of it and make so many friends along the way.

I have some great blog posts planned for this next year including some upcoming giveaways I promise.

2014 / 2015 - 1 Year Blogiversary

2014 / 2015 – 1 Year Blogiversary

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced vegetables (personal preference)
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup (low-fat) feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 180 celsius.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a quiche pan or 9-inch glass pie plate.

Bake at 180°c for about 45 minutes or until filling is set.

Servings 8 slices….Calories: 55 approx per slice*….Saturated fat: 1g….Carbohydrates: 2g….Sugar: 1g….Protein: 6g

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Healthy Wholegrain Pancakes

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup blended porridge oats
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup diced nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup rapeseed oil
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Mix remaining ingredients in another bowl, except blueberries.

Pour wet mixture into dry and stir until combined.

Gently fold in the blueberries.

Heat the hob and spray with a non-stick cooking spray of your choice.

Pour half a cup of pancake mix onto the pan and smooth out to size.

Turn pancakes over when they get golden on the bottom

Tip: Add a banana or maple syrup to the finished pancakes

Servings: 3 servings of 2 pancakes (6 total)….Calories: 275 per serving….Saturated fat: 2g….Carbohydrates: 34g….Sugar: 8g….Protein: 8g

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“De Mad Food Co” – who doesn’t love pudding!!

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On a recent trip to Tesco, we met a rep for De Mad Food Co who gave us a sample to try. He recommended I try the vegetarian pudding… and I did.. and I LOVED them!  These puddings come in different flavours and all taste amazing. They can be used in a variety of ways but we decided to make a wrap with them and add some cheddar cheese with caramelised red onion (yum) with various sauces also.

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