Slimming World Iceland Haul

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Blueberry & Carrot Oat Muffins (SW, WW & low calorie friendly)


New and updated baked oat recipe! This is just one version, so please check my blog for other baked oat ideas.

These baked oats are 1/2 syn for 7 muffins, using oats for your hexb, part hexa, so the only syn is the blueberries. 

Blueberry and Carrot oat muffin recipe

  • 40g oats (hexb)
  • 40g grated carrot (speed)
  • 70/80mls of almond milk (part hexa)
  • 1 egg (protein)
  • 2 caps of vanilla extract or a flavouring of your choice (free)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (free)
  • Blueberries (Free food and syns can vary depending on many you use, mine was 1/2 syn but please check your app to protect your weightloss)

***No sweetener needed

What you need;

  • Muffin tray
  • 7 silicone cases
  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees

Measure your 40g oats and 40g carrots then put in a jug with your 80mls of milk and stir. Then add in your egg and mix throughly. Then add your cinnamon and flavouring of your choice. Combine all together. 

Place your silicone cases onto your muffin tray or tray, then pour in the mixture. Weigh out your blueberries and then pop a few in each case. You can just drop them on like I did on push them right into the mixture.

Put into your oven on 180 for 25-30 mins. Then leave to cool for 3-5 mins. You can add maple syrup or choc shot for an extra treat but I quite like them as they are.       

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Serve with some speed food and yogurt or quark! Quark for extra protein and filling power 💪🏻 

If you make them be sure to let me know here, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or add me on snapchat “justjulietta” as I’d love to see and hear from you. 
I hope you enjoy x 

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*please check the syn values of the brand of Milk & other products to protect your weight loss. Syns do vary with brand labels. 

If you want to syn your Oats instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world website. 

*All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss. 

Forest Feast luxury snack review

After researching dried fruits and their benefits I came across Forest Feast, they are a premium dried fruit, seed and nut snack company from back home in Northern Ireland. The company started out with only mango on their shelves, but now they have over 150 different combinations and flavours in over 36 countries worldwide. How amazing is that?

They were kind enough to send me some samples to try out for myself and the kids. For me, nuts, seeds and dried fruit are an important part of my healthy lifestyle, something I use everyday in yogurt, breakfasts, baked oats or just as a snack. The kids take portioned snack pots to school, as too much of a good thing can be bad for us 😉

I absolutely loved these smaller snack packs, if you portioned it out you could have 20-25g for 5 syns. Just like other brands that have snack packs or shots but Forest Feast have a wider variety in the bag and no processed chocolate in there either! A full bag is around 15 syns so if you wanted a full bag, you could have one. 

If you’ve been following me a while you know I love adding toppings to my breakfast. Here I have Zoats and I topped it with Forest Feast goji berries; which added beautiful flavour of sweetness to my somewhat savoury breakfast. The berries didn’t last to long, between myself and my daughter using it in overnight oats. 

In this breakfast I used the Fruit, Nut and Berry mix; stirred it into my warm breakfast. It was beautiful. Having a crunchy texture mixing with a soft sweet hit of the berries, really made the breakfast. As I’m sure you can tell I am very passionate about breakfast. It is my favourite meal of the day, the biggest, healthiest and the one to set my day on the go.

My favourite snack was the apricots, keeping them in the fridge and dipping in when I fancied something sweet. Dried apricots really are like natures candy; just like mejooled dates.

I am planning to make some high protein energy balls with the rest and a few more recipes so keep your eyes peeled. I have already had some recipes on my YouTube channel and I have chatted about them there so be sure to check that out too.

So let’s talk about price? They’re a premium snack so it can seem a bit more expensive when you intitally see the price but when you compare it to some supermarket brands and depending on the offer, the price is competitive. I like that the snack bags are only £1 you can portion them out so they will last a few days. 

Will I purchase my favourites? Yes I will. You can buy these online;

  • Ocado
  • Amazon

Or in store;

  • Waitrose
  • Asda
  • Tesco
  • Costco
  • Dunnes stores (N.I.)

I can’t wait to get some more apricots and finally try some of Forest Feast Mejooled dates.

You can find out more information on Forest Feast website

All of the products that we tried got a positive reaction so they’re all great to have in the cupboard for a snack and a healthier alternative for school lunchboxes. I also find it a great tool for my children to know about healthier fats, carbs and protein in their diet.

If you’ve any questions leave them below x  

*Disclosure – Forest Feast did send me the products to do an honest review. Not affiliated or sponsored. 

Feeling like a Sunday mornin’

Morning everyone!

Today I made myself a new breakfast from the cook book Gut Feeling. If you follow me on Instagram and YouTube you will know I’ve had to change my diet to a fodmap diet for IBS. So trying to make it work with Slimming world is tough but I’m working on making it work.

So today’s breakfast;

  • 40g oats (HexB)
  • 170mls almond dark chocolate (part hexa)
  • Cinnamon (free)
  • Raspberries (1/2 syn for cooked)
  • 5g flaked almonds (1 syn)
  • 1 tbsp linseed (3 syns)

This was absolutely beautiful! Surprisingly so, but the best thing about it is, I am having no problems with my gut! So hopefully this will be a nice addition.

Yes it is a lot of syns but right now I can’t have chocolate or nice treats. I can’t have any gluten products to diary so it is testing. I’m trying my hardest though.

Let me know your favourite breakfast in the comments below and if you follow another diet along with slimming world I would love to know too.

Until next time guys,

Never Stop & Stay Strong 💪🏻

Whole earth foods #fuelgood

I thought I would share with you this yummy prize I won from Whole Earth Foods. They were running a competition on Twitter called #fuelgood and it was sharing your goals for 2017!

My goal was to lose enough weight to run a 5k and raise money for an important charity. I am doing a 5k!!! Eekkk so exciting!

Peanut butter is a staple in my house and if you’ve been following me on Instagram you know I have it everyday with my breakfast as a healthy source of fat! Great to refuel after a workout, perfect for a preworkout to, depending on what you like to do.

I love Whole Earth, I’ve bought that much of it over the last year I could have shares lol!

As I mentioned, I am doing a 5k in April for an amazing charity called Brian House Children’s Hospice. If you’ve like to read more about the charity and sponsor me, then please click the link below. Thank you x

Http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/justjuliesw

Speedy porridge 

Sometimes on a cold morning porridge is the perfect breakfast to have. To make speedy porridge all you need;

  • 40g Oats (HexB)
  • 170 MLS of Almond milk (part hexa) or which ever milk you like
  • Cinnamon 
  • Apple (speed)
  • Sweet freedom Syrup (1/2 syn per level tsp)

Cook your oats in a pan or microwave. I prefer the microwave as it is quicker.

I put the oats, cinnamon and milk together. In the microwave for 2 mins. Once ready I chop up a sweet pink lady apple and place on top. I picked up an apple cutter from Asda for £1, so simple and easy to use. Then use 1 – 2 tsp of Sweet Freedom Syrup, maple syrup or honey (syn accordingly) and you’re done. A healthy, speedy way to start your day.

Have a good one x 

Spiralized Courgette Stirfry | using Oxo Spiralizer


The perfect dish for a light but filling lunch. Lightly spiced with cayenne pepper, did you know that cayenne pepper can help boost metabolism? Every little helps right?

I am always looking for ways to have a filling lunch with protein and nutritious vegetables.

I love the Oxo spiralizer, it makes it so easy to turn your normal courgette into courgettie, easing your craving for noodles and knowing you’re replacing it with something really good for you. It is so easy to use and quite fun! A separate review will be up soon but for now let’s talk food.


A few items that are cupboard and fridge staples will make this dish, remember you can add or exchange foods you would prefer and you can’t really go wrong. 

Spiralized courgettie stirfry

Prep time 5 mins – Total time 10-15 mins

Serves 1


Ingredients

  • 1 medium courgette
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 5 mushrooms
  • 2 bacon medallions chopped

Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of mixed herbs
  • 1 garlic clove

Directions

Start by heating up your pan on a low heat, spray with sunflower frylight or use a butter/oil of your choice. 

Fry of the red onion, once it starts to slightly soften add in your mushrooms, garlic and then your chopped up bacon medallions.

Spiralise your courgette using the spaghetti blade. Once this is done add it straight to the pan. 

Add in the cayenne pepper, herbs and salt. Cook until ready. Times vary depending on how you like your bacon. 

Enjoy! 

Notes:

To spice it up more add in some chilli flakes. You can add more veg like bean sprouts and peppers. As you see I added some beetroot and gherkins on the side with a nice refreshing drink. 

Salted Caramel Breakfast Muffin recipe 

Morning all!

I have been sharing my favourite breakfasts over on Instagram and I’ve been asked a few times for the recipe, so here it it.


You need:

  • Blender
  • Silicone muffin cases
  • Muffin tray
  • 2 x Weetabix (hexb)
  • 2 Eggs (protein)
  • 2 cap full of Salted caramel extract
  • 1/2 Mullerlight toffee (free)
  • 1 tsp (1/2 syn) Sweet Freedom Fruit Syrup
  • 1tbsp (4 syns) Nutella
  • Sea Salt

Put the weetabix in a blender and blend into a fine powder. Then add the sweetner, eggs and extract, then blend together. Once combined add the muller light (it also works well with vanilla sprinkled with dark chocolate) and Sweet Freedom fruit syrup (dark is my favourite) then blitz all together.

Now spoon the mixture into the silicone moulds, I put my moulds into a muffin tray to help keep the shape. Then the oven will be on 200 degrees for 25-30 mins.

I like to switch the oven off and leave them in there for 5 mins to cool down.

Then once you take them out, use the Nutella to top the muffins and sprinkle some sea salt over the top. 

Have some speed with your breakfast keeping it on plan 😬

Such a nice treat and for breakfast how can you say no?

This mixture will make 5 muffins and if you use the syn amounts I have provided it will be 4.5 syns and hexb for the 5 muffins, making them (rounding up) 1 syn each. 

If you want to syn your weetabix instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world website. 

All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss
I hope you enjoy 😘

Iceland slimming world ready meals

I have lived in Blackpool for 4 years now and never been to an Iceland for shopping. I used to love Iceland back home but here it is to difficult to get to so I just ignored it. 

My other half is going in for surgery this week and I hate cooking just for myself, so I though well the slimming world meals look amazing and it would make it easier for me over a couple of days; plus it will keep me on track! Bonus!!

Last night I tried the Chicken Saag which is classed as free food on the Extra Easy plan, it also had mushrooms and spinach that are classed as a speed food. 


With my meal I added broccoli (speed food) and corn on the cob (free food).


I wasn’t expecting much from a ready meal, I’ve heard mixed reviews and I do like cooking from scratch. I was pleasantly surprised!! It was gorgeous!! It had a little spice which was nice, it has a 1 hot rating on the front and this (for me) is acurate. This yummy meal syn free!!

I have picked up another two and both types of burgers. Once I have tried them I will come back with the verdict. One thing I like about the packaging is that it gives you the recipe to recreate. 

I will definitely be purchasing this one again, it has been without a doubt one of the best ready meals I’ve ever had and trust me I used to eat a lot of them 🙈

So if you are considering trying them, I totally think you should.

J x

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