Bye bye baby weight

I was pregnant and big and my bump was beautiful and I wore it with pride. If you have been following my blog you will know I missed my pre-baby stolen body & it has been a constant mental and physical battle to get it back. It’s long tiring and easy to eat all the…

Recipe: Chicken, Cheese & Broccoli Soup

Fall is officially here, and as those cold days breeze on in there is nothing like a healthy hot soup to fill you right up! There is so much flavour in this soup you will be wanting seconds!! Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 11 cups water 3 cubes chicken stock 3 chicken breasts-…

Pregnancy Powerfoods #3: Bananas

Bananas They are a fruit we are introduced to as a child. A fruit that can be used in so many recipes from sweet to savoury, healthy to not so healthy 😉 -> But why are they good for you? Bananas are rich in potassium and offer quick energy to fight off pregnancy fatigue. They’re also easy…

Pregnancy Powerfoods: #2 Dried Beans & Lentils– Recipe

Dried Beans & Lentils They don’t sound too appetising right? But with all the goodness in these little things, we should really try and include them in our pregnancy diet. There are so many ways to incorporate them so hopefully 1 will tickle your fancy. Why? All women need 10 extra grams of protein a…

Pregnancy Powerfoods: #1 Broccoli – Recipe

Broccoli  I am not a lover of anything green or anything vegetables. In fact I will avoid them at all costs if at all possible. However, broccoli is one of those power foods, perfect for the mum to be!  (Darn it 😉 ) Why? It’s not only packed with nutrients that are necessary for a…

Recipe: Beat the headaches, healthy carb snacks!

People often think you cannot eat hummus when pregnant due to the bacteria Listeria, however if you make the hummus from home it can be absolutely fine & is a perfect healthy snack. Also it’s real quick too 🙂 As I headed  into my 3rd trimester I noticed the dreaded headaches were back, I did…

Summer Sunday Lunch

So here in Cyprus the temperature is climbing & the time for those yummy Sunday lunches are gone, but with a weekend worth celebrating I really needed ( and craved 😉 a lovely filling dinner. So I came up with Summer Sunday Lunch My boyfriend is chicken obsessed; due to the gym; so it had…

Craving Salty & Sweet? I have the perfect recipe

Do you need refeshing? Do you crave salt and sweet and just cant cure it? Try this ice-cream recipe – you don’t even need a ice-cream recipe & I can confirm it is yummmyy!!! Ingredients: This recipe calls for an ice cream maker. To serve a similar version without an ice cream maker, blend all…

Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala : The laidback version

Are you craving that indian takeaway but just don’t want to give in? Chicken Tikka Masala is one of those amazing dishes that tastes different at every restaurant you order it. I have yet to meet a version I didn’t like, although some I’ve enjoyed more than others. As I know; far too well at…

Recipe: Lunch for the veggies

For all you veggie lovers out there I have found a scrummy, healthy and filling lunch for you. I’d love it if you could try it and let me know how it goes for you? Egg-cellent Veggie & Hummus Pita This pita has veggies, eggs, hummus — and tons of flavor! What to do: Fill…

Recipe: Tex Mex Pizza, perfect for mums-to-be

Who loves pizza? We do? When: pretty much always!!! Well I have found the perfect pregnancy pizza, it is perfect for moms-to-be and nursing moms as it is packed with folate! With tomato salsa, beans and avocado, this pizza is like an open-faced quesadilla. Black beans are a low-fat source of protein and fiber, and…

Recipe: Healthy dessert – Walnut Banana Pudding

Everyone at some point wonders how much weight gain is healthy during pregnancy. While, you want to give into cravings and that “eat for two” myth you also don’t want to turn into a small whale (OR A MEDIUM OR LARGE ONE 😉 ) When you feel like you fancy something sweet  try to go…