Syn Free Creamy Cheese and Bacon Pasta

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Sometimes you just need a cheesy carb fix, right?!? I know I do anyway…particularly since I started growing a little human inside me. Sometimes only carbs will do, and whilst 90% of the time I spend my time focusing on healthy carbs, a cheesy bowl of pasta really can’t be beaten when it’s cold outside. However, as much as I might want to indulge my cravings, I also want to stick to a meal that fits within my daily Slimming World plan. That’s where food like this Syn Free Creamy Cheese and Bacon Pasta comes in!  Continue Reading…


Slimming World SYN UPDATES (September 2018)

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The last few days have been somewhat turbulent for those following Slimming World, with the news that Slimming World has released a number of new updates affecting syn values. Whether you agree with their decisions or believe like many that there may be an ulterior motive behind some of them, it’s still important to update yourself so that you can make the best decisions for yourself. What’s more, it’s not all bad news in the update as they have expanded their free food lists somewhat and added a number of vegan options, making food optimising easier for people following a meat/dairy free lifestyle. This Slimming World syn update has come as a shock for many, with the news about Muller Lights now being a synned food capturing headlines…but here are all of the details of this latest update from SW HQ. Continue Reading…


15 Healthy Soup Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

It’s an unpopular opinion I know, but I LOVE cooler weather and the winter months. To me they bring snuggly clothes, hot food, Halloween and most importantly, Christmas! One of my favourite things about winter though is that people no longer look at you funny for eating soup. Personally, I don’t think soup should be a ‘cold month only’ dish, but for many people it is! With that in mind, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite and most delicious looking healthy soup recipes to get you through the cold months and help you keep strong on your health journey too! I’ve included a wide variety of recipes from other amazing bloggers, and a couple of my own, so feel free to let me know what your favourites are in the comments below.  Continue Reading…


Best Free Pregnancy Tracker and Parenting Apps

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Pregnancy can be a stressful and uncertain time, particularly if you’re a first-time mum or don’t know that many people with children. I for one, turned into a neurotic mess the moment I found out that I was expecting, so finding support was crucial for me. One of my most important sources of support and information has come from the many and varied pregnancy tracker and parenting apps that I’ve downloaded, which give me daily, weekly and monthly info related to where I am in my pregnancy and what to expect in the weeks to come.  Continue Reading…


What No One Tells You About The First Trimester

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So, I’m pregnant. I’m currently nearly 13 weeks and we have just announced our exciting news to the world! I’m ecstatic that I am finally going to get to be a mum, but the last 12+ weeks (or 9 since I found out) have certainly presented me with some interesting findings…not all of them very fun. With that in mind, and to help any other newly pregnant mums out there who might be freaking out right now, here are some of the things I’ve learnt about the first trimester of pregnancy which no one ever felt the need to tell me! Continue Reading…


Easy Peasy Chicken Caprese Salad

This recipe for Chicken Caprese Salad is a new favourite of mine because it is seriously packed full of flavour and I can’t stand a bland salad. The basil, garlic, lemon and oil (or apple cider vinegar if you’re making the syn free version) all come together to really bring out the flavours in the fresh tomatoes and compliment the chicken perfectly. The whole recipe is then offset by the creamy mozzarella and pulled together by the salad leaves, making it all in all a total success.  Continue Reading…


Best Ever Low Syn Chicken Curry

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When I was growing up, takeaway curries were a big family favourite. We’d order about a tonne of food and all dig in and share together. However, as I got older I found that takeaway curries really started to feel heavy and almost exhausting to eat. I still enjoyed one on occasion, but they most definitely became a treat as opposed to something I could enjoy all the time. I really started to miss them, particularly when I started on Slimming World until I realised that I could make incredibly delicious homemade curries without any of the guilt! This recipe for Low Syn Chicken Curry is a follow up to some of my previous curry recipes, and I can honestly say that it surpassed anything I’ve made in the past! Continue Reading…


Healthy Fishcake Scotch Egg

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I love a good hybrid dish – pizza bagels, cronuts etc… – and so when I was introduced to Fishcake Scotch Eggs at a recent Iceland event I attended I was blown away! Their deep fat fried ball of yumminess was a taste sensation, so I decided to put together my own healthy fishcake scotch egg recipe for all you lovely lot at home. The concept is simple, it’s a mix between a fishcake and a scotch egg (surprise surprise) and involves a super perfect egg wrapped in a tasty fish cake and coated in crispy breadcrumbs. Its the best of both world and it’s healthy and easy to make!  Continue Reading…


Celebrating Easter at Iceland Foods

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you’ll know that I am totally obsessed with Iceland Foods and every time I bring you an update about their latest goings on, I swear that they couldn’t surprise me any more than they already have done. Well, it turns out they can! I was lucky enough recently to be invited to attend an exclusive celebration of all things Easter at Iceland, where we were able to sample the latest products and enjoy some incredible recipe demonstrations from their food genius Neil Nugent.  Continue Reading…


Super Simple Healthy Teriyaki Beef

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Everyone knows that I love a Fakeaway! If it tastes unhealthy but won’t affect my waistline (or better yet helps me to lose weight) you’ll find me cooking it. This week I wanted to cook up something with an Asian influence, so I’ve put together this recipe for Healthy Teriyaki Beef which couldn’t be any more simple. This recipe for Healthy Teriyaki Beef is not only simple but it’s also low syn on Slimming World, as well as being super balanced nutritionally.  Continue Reading…