Nutrition exam

I am so close to finishing my nutrition course, I think I only have one more module to complete!

The latest module of my exam was childhood nutrition and obesity prevention, and it might sounds a bit weird but this is a huge interest of mine. I did both of my dissertations on it and would really love to get into that area of work. I think it is so important to help children and parents understand the importance of food and having a good relationship with it from the start.

So anywho, the module was really interesting and I learnt loads about it, did you know that it could take a child 15 times to try a food before they decide that they like it?

The assessment for this module was an exam which I had three chances at passing. Its weird because I really enjoyed the module but I found it really difficult to pass the exam. I did manage to pass it on my third attempt (I did only not pass my one mark the first two attempts!!)

It really showed me that I am much better at coursework than exams, lets hope the next module is coursework based!



OMG I like Salmon!!


I went to my friends house for tea the other week and she forgot that I didn’t like salmon, so when she told me that was what we had salmon and quinoa I panicked a little!

I wouldn’t say I was a fussy eater, I just don’t like salmon, peppers or raw onions. But I was brave and said I would try it and if I didn’t like it, I would just eat the veg and quinoa. The salmon was covered with sweet chilli sauce and then cooked in the oven and it was soo nice!

I always thought that salmon was a really fishy fish (yes I know how silly that sounds!!) but it really wasn’t.

My plan now is to go and buy a whole load of salmon and find loads of recipes that I can try out! I still don’t think I can handle smoked salmon but you never know, I might work my way up to it!

Has anyone got any good salmon recipes for me to try?


Up and Running again

I have finally got back running again, I had signed myself up for the ride London 100 miler so had packed up the running shoes and had my mind set on a really good cycling training plan.

I got really into it and started riding to work, but then my neck and shoulder got worse and the chiropractor said to stop swimming or cycling. So like the good girl I am, and doesn’t need to be told twice to stop cycling, I stopped.

Since then I haven’t really done any training except body weight stuff, which is good but I have felt myself put on weight and loose some toneage. (yup, that is a real word!)

So I decided to get my trainers back out and give the legs a spin. I work right next to the Humber bridge so have the perfect setting for a run after work.

I started off steady with a nice 4km jog, I won’t say run as it took me 27 minutes but I did it. I would love to get back into running a decent pace over a decent distance regularly again. I have actually missed it, which I know is a bit weird to say!


Lemon and Cashew balls

I try my hardest to eat well while I am at work, but the inevitable hunger always strikes at about 3 pm. And I get my self into a state where I could pretty much whatever is placed in front of me…which 9 times out of 10 is unhealthy! So I decided to take things into my own hands and come prepared and bring healthy snacks!!

These lemon and cashew balls from the Fearne Cotton cookbook are great, they are sweet enough to satisfy a sugar craving while being filling enough not to eat the whole batch in one go. To top that off, they are so simple to make. All you need is:

  • Food processor
  • 100g raw unsalted cashews
  • 10 pitted dates
  • Zest of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • small pinch of sea salt

You simply add it all to the food processor and blitz it! The book says to shape them in to balls (the measurements should make 18-20 balls, but i’m a fatty and normally make 10!)

Crispy chilli turkey wraps

Chilli Turkey

As you might have figured out by now, I am always thinking about food, what to eat next, what to eat tomorrow and what I have already eaten and what I thought of it. I actually think I am a fat person in a normal persons body!

So I often play around with new things to try, or experiment with new foods. I have seen the turkey wraps with lettuce instead of a bready type wrap. Which fits perfectly with the whole gluten free thing I am trying.

Chilli Turkey
Chilli Turkey

I couldn’t find a recipe that I had all the ingredients for, so decided just to chuck some stuff in a pan and hope for the best.

I started off with coconut oil in the pan and browning off the turkey mince. I then added a bit of salt, ginger, garlic, chilli flakes and some honey. It smelt amazing and tasted even better! I was so happy with it, I have made it again for this weeks lunch!!