Faux Mashed Potatoes with Creamy Chicken Breast & Italian Eggplant (Easy Low-Carb and BBG Approved Dinner)

I love carbs!  Give me a big bowl of mashed potatoes and I’ll finish them off in record speed – the only problem, is that I’m trying to adhere to approx 30% of carbs a day.  Which, in normal people speak, is not a lot of carbs. Because I love carbs, I regularly will serve up lower-carb options for dinner like; Mountain Bread burrito bowls, or nachos, or pizza!  But, some nights I really try to reign it in and set those lower-carb items to the side in a bid to reach......

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Fitspo Files: She Said Yes
January 29, 2017

Fitspo Files: She Said Yes

Megan, who you may recognise from She Said Yes, (your go-to for everything celebration related, and beyond) has been a friend of mine since Primary School.  It’s too hard to introduce her, so let’s just say: Megan is incredible in every way.  Not only is she such a sweet, encouraging and loyal friend – but she’ll give you her unsolicited advice straight, with no BS because she truly has your best interests at heart. I remember catching up with Megan over lunch during one visit to Auckland, where I told her that I’d been accepted into......

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You Need to Treat Yourself!
January 25, 2017

You Need to Treat Yourself!

Working out and eating clean is hard.  It’s so hard infact that every time I’ve tried to stick to a programme, I cave.  There’s always some excuse why I break away from my goals.  Either I literally can’t be bothered, I get sick (just a cold, nothing dramatic!), I don’t set aside the time (to prep meals and adhere to workouts) or I get lazy.  I wouldn’t say that this time is different.  I set myself the goal of losing 16kgs to be back to my post-NYC weight, and that’s the goal I......

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How to Meal Plan (and why you need to get on board!)

It wasn’t until recently that I got really into meal planning. As I’m a huge fan of cooking/eating what I feel like that day, the idea of meal planning originally was not something I was interested in at all. It’s so funny to think about now because I’ve quite quickly turned into an avid meal planner! Why the change? There are so many reasons why I love meal planning. As you’d expect, a meal plan ensures that I’m organised and that I’m not going overboard in food wastage, because it all has......

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Skinny Frose (115 calories)
January 24, 2017

Skinny Frose (115 calories)

There’s something quite satisfying about unwinding at the end of the week with a cheeky little beverage. The problem, for many of us, myself included is that we don’t want to undo all of the hard work we’ve done by having a few too many calories because of one little glass of vino. I have the solution to solve your Friday night drink problem! The answer is just one word: frose! Frose was called ‘the drink of the summer’ because it was everything you wanted, and expected in a summer tipple. Light,......

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Mango Fro-Yo
January 18, 2017

Mango Fro-Yo

Over the weekend Dave and I took a trip to this amazing Berry Shop in Christchurch that’s only open during the Summer.  Their speciality is real-fruit ice cream and frozen yogurts.  They are INCREDIBLE!  I could eat one every day, without fail!  Even though I went for an option without a cone, it’s still a treat and not something I’d have every day… which doesn’t solve my problem; I’m addicted to this delicious fro-yo!   I decided to come up with a healthy alternative, something that I could feel good about having......

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How I Lost (Almost) 3kg in a Week! You Can Too ♡

Last week I wrote about how I finally weighed myself and saw just how much work I had to do. To be honest, it felt almost impossible.  But after talking it over with friends, everyone made a good point – I had nothing to lose, so best I get going and trust the process. A week in, and I can give an update as to my progress.  After one week of committing to my workout plan, and sticking to my daily calorie goals, I have lost 2.8kgs!  I still can’t quite believe it.......

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Cauliflower Rice
January 16, 2017

Cauliflower Rice

Cauli rice is a GAME CHANGER!  What’s the big deal?  Cauli rice allows you to cut some unnecessary calories easily, without feeling like you’re depriving yourself.  I’m all about healthy switch outs to trick my body into eating things that are delicious, and help with those weightloss goals! Let’s talk numbers for one moment.  A cup of cauliflower will set you back 25 calories.  Compare that with 218 calories for a cup of cooked brown rice, or 140 calories per 100g cooked white rice.  And if you’re watching your carbs, cauliflower has 5g......

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I need to lose weight. A lot of weight. ♡

I stepped onto the scales, and the number staring back at me was NOT GOOD! I have a journey ahead of me to lose 16kgs. Yikes. When I actually say the number, it definitely sounds intimidating.. but broken down into monthly goals, I know that it’s something I can realistically achieve if I keep working at it and make some changes. One of those changes, is taking on the BBG 12 Week Challenge. I’ve had the BBG programme for a long time, and I’ve never made it past the first two workouts.......

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Must-Have Desk Beauty Products
December 13, 2016

Must-Have Desk Beauty Products

A lot of unexpected things can come your way in the course of working the nine-to-five grind.  There can be last minute meetings, or even an in-office photographer who’s turned up a day too early to take business-card head-shots.  But nothing is more frantic than working during December, when your calendar is choca full of end-of-year client meetings, work drinks, and Christmas celebrations.  Not all of us have the time to battle our way home to freshen up, only to have to fight traffic on the way back again.  Stash these beauty......

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