Thursday, April 30, 2015

Filling & Healthy Pulled Pork

I have been meaning to try pulled pork for ages, but always forget to go looking for a pork shoulder. Most of the recipes I have seen have used loads of sugar in the sauce which also puts me off. I have also been meaning to try the 'Diet Coke Chicken' Slimming World recipe that so many rave about but have never got around to it. I figured the sauce from the diet coke chicken would be rich and sweet enough to make a good accompaniment to pulled pork so I thought I'd give it a go and it was DELISH! My boyfriend (who followed my recipe and did the cooking while I was in work) said it was as good as any pulled pork out there. It is super easy but it does take a lot of cooking time, so probably best for the weekend. It could probably also be done in a slow cooker, but I don't have one so I went with the old fashioned cast iron casserole dish instead. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Letting Go of the Guilt!

I've been meaning to post an update since my last recipe post, but when that Monday morning hit I had a bad feeling. I have no idea why but the week was starting with a struggle. I felt ok about my food though, I still bought enough tuna and salad for healthy lunches all week and had my meals planned out for the week. That afternoon I had a chocolate bar - and I didn't track it. That was the beginning of the end.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Apple & Sage Stuffed Pork Fillet!

I have been following the Filling & Healthy plan for the past couple of weeks and trying get a bit more imaginative with the food to stay on plan. I have been using my weeklies up on nights out and events so there aren't many extra left over for add ons to dinner so it can be tough at times. This however is an absolute winner, perfect for a Sunday dinner or even for entertaining, and its all free on F&H (optional 1pp for the sauce). Pork fillet is great to cook with, lovely flavour and very easy to trim all the fat off making it perfect for F&H

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Operation Bridesmaid!!

One of my closest friends in the world got engaged recently and I am absolutely honoured to have been asked to be her bridesmaid. I am beyond excited for being able to share in the excitement and planning for her big day! However it has also instilled a newfound motivation to get myself back to goal once and stay there once and for all! Back in September I found my weight had crept up to a stone over goal, and with a little determination I managed to lose 11lbs by Christmas. Since then its started creeping back up again, and while I am keeping somewhat of a handle on things, I am still currently 7lbs above goal.