Yumbox by Eat Well U.K. 

Recently I’ve been wanting to portion my lunches better and I’ve wanted a lunchbox for so long. As a child I had a care bear lunchbox with stickers all over it and nothing compared to it. For years I’ve looked for something to fall in love with and that’s when I found Yumbox by eat well uk. 

What drew me to the lunch box was the portioned sections. Then the cute graphic design and of course the vibrant colours. They have so many beautiful colours and there’s also different compartments you can purchase separately to change the inside. You can also get a child’s version.

So when I found out it was spill proof, yes you did read that right, spill proof!! I had to test that theory out. So I made Slimming World tiramisu which can be quite runny and I added in frozen fruit. We all know what happens when defrosting fruit, it fills with water. I can confirm, in a bag traveling in a car, it did not spill! I was shocked. The inside has a rubber that seals the lunchbox closed. 

I then tried something a little cuter with a cookie cutter for my cucumber, which fit perfectly in the circle. I’ve also used this section for sauces and peanut butter. So this was my little trip to the beach lunch box!


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It was so nice just to sit and the beach with a no fuss lunch box and enjoy it. The lid stays attached so you don’t need to worry about setting it down and it is handy to put crisps into. I made the mistake of putting beetroot in and it did stain my lid, but that’s ok, it shows it’s well loved, but yes certain foods will stain the rubber lid. No one sees it but you anyway!

Of course I had to take a photo with the tower, isn’t that the touristy thing to do; even though I live here now hehe! In the warm weather I’m always asked if I’m here on holiday; sometimes I’m cheeky and say yes, other times I say we live here. 

Getting back to the box, it is a great lunchbox, it holds soup to with no spillage. It is hard plastic, you can change the inside with another design and it is a beautiful looking box. It would be suitable for someone who uses a lunchbox often or for trips to the beach with the kids. 

The lunch I have is the Yumbox Panino and the price is £24.95 and you can purchase it on the website. It is dearer than your average lunch box but it is an investment, it will be something that will last and you won’t need a replacement every few months. It is dishwater safe, BPA free and I just think it’s brilliant. Whether I’m indoor or outdoor I use this a lot and if you are in the same slimming world group you’ll know I have my evening meal in it every week ☺️. 

I do think this is a great tool to learn portion control. You get to add different bits to have a variety too. Definitely a plus for me.  The kids also use it when they have a school trip.

I found it hard to find any negatives about the Yumbox and the only thing is the staining from beetroot. 

The customer service was impeccable and delivery was fast. 

So if you’re interested in this lunch box then be sure to check Eat Well UK or click here to see all the different designs and colours! 

If you get one yourself be sure to comment below and let me know what you think, or if you’re on Instagram tag me.

If you follow me on YouTube you will see I spoke about the Yumbox in a recent video, so you can see a hands on view approach 😀 
**Disclaimer; Eat Well UK did send me this Yumbox to trial and review. This is not a paid or sponsored post and I’ve given my completely honest opinion. I have tested the Yumbox over a few months before writing my review, I wanted to see if it stood up to wear and tear, I also wanted to check if the spill proof would degrade over time and so far it has not. 

FODMAP; Slimming World Friendly breakfast | look after your gut.

  • 40g Oats (HexB)
  • 60g courgette (speed)
  • 100mls almond milk (part hexa)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup blueberries (1 syn)

Place your oats, water and milk in a pot bring to the boil and then put it on to simmer. After 5 minutes your oats with start to thicken, then add your blueberries and cook until ready to eat.

Top your breakfast with some good healthy nuts and seeds. Here I used;

  • Linseed (3 syns)
  • Flaked almonds (1.5 syns)
  • Desiccated coconut (1 syns) 

It’s a great breakfast and yes there are syns in it but these ingredients helps your gut and that pain relief is so much better and your are using some healthy syns. ❤️

If you try it, tag me in your photos on twitter, Facebook or Instagram ☺️

Enjoy x 

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

Greatest Loser 2017

I thought it would be fab to let you all know that I lost 1lb at group making it 8st 13lbs (125lbs) and that I was awarded with the greatest loser award on 7th March, day after my birthday, yay!! With my group I lost 6st 13lbs and overall is 8st 13lbs.

Greatest loser is awarded to the person who has lost the most weight in your group session. So 6st 13lbs is the most in my group so far!

So delighted to have this award and that I have nearly lost 9st. 

Check out my weigh in video;

Until next time;

Never stop & stay strong x