All posts tagged: creative

No packed lunch for Monday

You have been away for the weekend, got home late Sunday night and slumped on the sofa while you waited for the doorbell to ring with your takeaway.. At this stage you didn’t even consider that by 11am  Monday morning you would also be completely STARVING, craving a big baked potato covered in baked beans and melted cheese for your lunch. Not to mention the fact that once you have eaten your HUGE baked potato, you feel stuffed, sluggish and didn’t actually enjoy it that much anyway. So here is my little tip to stop you reaching out for that baked potato come Monday lunch time and a few other time saving healthy tips. First of all, always have eggs in the house, that means when you get home late any night, especially a Sunday, you can have a quick plate of scrambled eggs and that will be a light but protein packed dinner just before bed. If you don’t feel full enough, have a handful of nuts and dried fruit which will feel like pudding or a teaspoon …

Simple things to make life easier

When I hear of a good tip, I am going to tell you them. Of course I will try them out myself first.. but this one is brilliant: When baking, roasting, cooking anything in the oven like granola, roast vegetables, salmon steaks – the list goes on.. line the base of the baking tray with baking parchment. Everything still crisps up nicely and the joyous bit is you can throw out the crispy, slightly stuck on bits of food straight into the bin and minimal washing up. Also it helps to make sure it is non stick – win win I say! OK so this isn’t brilliant for the environment I do hear you, but sometimes one doesn’t have enough time to scrub sticky bits off baking trays.