Easter tomatoes?!

I love chocolate. I love chocolate but it doesn’t love me. That does sound like something I wrote in my diary age 12 but chocolate was a boy and he didn’t make my tummy bloat to the size of 9 months pregnant.  I’ve been suffering with tummy trouble since my teenage years. I always seem…

5:2 Easy Chinese Pot Noodle

My goodness where did September go? Full of good intention that September I would get my head back in the right place and keep this site updated, and with it, my healthy eating back in check.  Well, all best plans and that.  So here we are at the start of October.  Better late than never….

A 5:2 cauliflower and broccoli cheesy bake

Mmmm I love this dish and a favourite with my kids. The sauce is quite rich and flavoured so while not the same as rich cheese sauce it still tastes comforting, especially with the crunchy topping. This version comes in at around 410 calories and fed 4 without the need for any side vegetables so s…

5:2 Sweetcorn fritters and Stir-fry noodles

Determined not to order a takeaway after a day of craving this dish was perfect. Really simple and one the whole family enjoys.  The whole dish (noodles and 2 fritters) comes in at 284 calories.  I served this will some chilli dip which would add around 15 calories per teaspoon bringing the total to around 300…

Better than average

There are many sites out there to show huge success and changes people have made to their lives and health through healthy lifestyle changes. My story is, well, a bit average. I don’t (and didn’t when I started this blog) have 10 stone to lose. I’m not particularly un-fit but could certainly benefit from a…

5:2 Snack list

So you can see from how long ago my last post was that the summer holidays have affected my routine and my diet!  We’re nearing the end of the summer holidays and my thoughts are turning to a new start in September, both for my youngest who starts school, and my diet/healthy eating/fitness plan.  One…

5:2 Vegetarian Meal Plans

One thing that really helps me keep on track on my Fast days is planning my meals ahead of time. Each week I’ll aim to share my meal plan with you to help offer some inspiration. I like to eat 3 meals a day, sometimes I’ll skip breakfast or have a small amount of fruit…

Trendy CauliCous

This is very on trend right now and so easy to make it didn’t seem right not to add it to the collection.    It’s a great alternative to couscous or rice and great for a Fast day.   It’s easy to make (and if you really want a simple solution you can buy fresh…

Chickpea Curry

This is a great choice when a quick but filling meal is needed, warm, comforting and best of all doesn’t taste or feel like a fast day meal.  After eating lettuce and cottage cheese for lunch (at around 90 calories) and cooking my daughter a Spaghetti Bolognese, my stomach churning was at an all time…

Fast Asian Noodle Soup

  This dish is one of my favourite fast day soups.  Fast to make and if you buy lemongrass and ginger in paste form, or ready chopped in jars, this really is very effortless, even more so when my husband makes it! If you don’t have galangal increase the ginger to 1.5 tsp and it…

Fast Diet: when cupboards are bare

I’ll be honest, I’ve struggled this week.  Feeling flat (emotionally unfortunately not tummy flat!) so I’ve have had a strong urge for comfort food.  I managed one of my fast days but failed to fit in my second.  Now it’s the weekend I’ve ruled it out this week and will get back on the wagon…

Sooo Super Salad

This salad is sooo super that I didn’t think it needed another name! I have to give credit to my husband for this one.  It’s sooo incredibly delicious and moreish and packed full of goodness, it really is a super salad.  My husband is an awesome cook and always brings something interesting to the table….