Sweet French Toast

Hello everyone! I don’t know about you guys but I have an enormous sweet tooth. This sweet tooth was what always discouraged me from continuing my previous diets. However, by incorporating healthy, sweet meals I have solved this problem. This sweet French Toast recipe is one of my favorites! It works great for breakfast, lunch or even supper and always helps immensely to satisfy my sugar cravings. 

 

Ingredients: 

  • Two slices of bread (I used white bread however, I recommend brown bread for added fibre and less sugar.) 
  • 2 whole eggs 
  • Ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp of jam of choice (you can also use peanut butter, honey etc.) 

 

Instructions: 

  • Crack the two eggs into a bowl and mix the egg white with the egg yolk using a fork. 

  •  Place one piece of bread into the eggs and cover the bread with the mixture from both sides. Press down on the bread with your hands or fork to help the bread soak up the egg. 

 

 

  • Place the soaked bread onto an electric grill. You can also use a frying pan however, try to use low calorie fat or oil to reduce extra calories. 

 

  • Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon onto the bread, flip, and repeat on the other side. This gives the bread extra flavor. 

 

  • Grill until the bread is a golden brown color on both sides.

 

  • Top the French Toast off with a topping of your choice. I chose jam. 

Calories and Macros (two pieces of French Toast including jam):

Calories: 388

Carbs: 53g 

Fat: 28g 

Protein: 20.3g

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Simple Chicken Salad

Hello everyone! Today I’ll be showing you how I make this simple and light chicken salad. As the salad itself is low in calories I decided to combine it with some toast and a hot cup of English tea. 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 of a baked chicken breast (you can use a boiled chicken breast also however, it will have less flavor.)
  • 2 cups fresh lettucs
  • 5 cherry tomatoes 
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber 
  • Pinch of pepper 
  • Pinch of paprika 
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp of honey 

 

Calories and Macros (not including toast and tea): 

Calories: 159 

Carbs: 14.9g 

Fat: 2.6g 

Protein: 19.6g

As you guys can tell the salad itself is very light and works well as part of a meal. However, if you want to have it as a meal by itself I would double the volume of the salad and add more calorie dense foods such as cheese etc. I recommend pairing this salad with some carbs such as bread or some protein such as an omelette to make a healthy and highly nutritious dish.

The honey and lemon combined give the perfect combination of sweet and sour to the salad. This dressing  can also be mixed with a tsp of olive oil to give even more flavor and moisture to the salad. 


Banana Smoothie/ Milkshake 

Hey guys and gals! So, today I’m going to share with you how to make this delicious banana smoothie. It tastes sweet without being unhealthy and high in calories! This recipe makes enough for two large glasses! And only takes a couple of minutes to make. 
 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 medium bananas (preferably ripe)
  • 100ml milk (any milk of your choice I used whole milk)
  • About 60g of vanilla yoghurt (you can also use plain yoghurt and add vanilla extract. I used Duneen Dairy Greek Style Irish Yoghurt.) 
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 1/2 cup of ice (optional) 

 

Now all you need to do is throw all of the ingredients into a blender and enjoy your creamy smoothie! As the recipe makes enough for two glasses, I will only show you the macros for one glass which is exactly half of the recipe. If you decide to drink the whole smoothie that you get from this recipe be sure to double the macros and calories shown below. 

Macros and Calories (1/2 of the recipe/ one glass): 

Calories: 229

Carbs: 39.5g 

Fat: 6.7g

Protein: 5.3g  

If you want to increase the amount of protein in this smoothie you can always include some powdered protein or even add peanut butter! 

Purple Porridge! 

Hey guys and gals! So today I’ll be sharing with you this delicious purple porridge recipe. It is simple, healthy and filling. However, you don’t have to follow my recipe exactly, feel free to alter it to make it more appealing for your taste buds. 

What You Need: 

  • 40g porridge oats
  • 200ml milk (any kind you want) 
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • Cinnamon 
  • Honey 


Instructions:

  • Place the porridge oats, milk and frozen berries into a pot. (I also added a splash of water to make the consistency slightly thinner) 
  • Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. (Or follow the instructions on the packet from your oats) 
  • Place cooked oats into a bowl and top them off with cinnamon and a tsp of honey and a few frozen blueberries. 
  • You can also too them off with banana, granola etc.  

Calories and Macros: 

Calories: 339 

Carbs: 52.4g

Fat: 10.2g 

Protein: 12.1g 

Dear Diary,

Hey guys and gals! I’d like to introduce you to my fitness diary, where I will be sharing my difficult, exciting and unpredictable journey to becoming fit and healthy. Firstly, I want to make it clear that I am not a professional nor do I have any qualifications in this department. What I will be sharing with you from today onwards will be merely from my own trials and errors. I believe that every fitness journey is unique. I am only at the beginning of mine and I know that no matter what route my journey takes it will differ largely from other people’s, therefore I don’t recommend for you to copy exactly what I do but simply to take ideas and inspirations. I have been gifted with good motivation and I will do my best to pass that on to all of you! Because no matter where your fitness level currently stands, there is always room for improvement. I’m excited to bring you new recipes, workouts, tips and most of all to continously share my progress and expanding fitness knowledge.