Reviews and Recipes

7 Jan

Hi folks ✨

Well… It’s been such a busy week so far!!! Monday was tests… Tuesday was scan, Anti D injection (which I did NOT like & it made me feel so ill) & a consultant appointment. Yesterday I braved the dentists chair to have a half filling in a small crack in on of my wisdom teeth. I’m glad I went to have it corrected – but I was super scared. I have a bit of a phobia of the dentists chair… But luckily for me I have a lovely dentist who is superb at making you feel at ease. So today is going to be a much needed pyjama day ✨

Yesterday before I went to the dentist – I received the most gorgeous parcel in the shape of the Scentsy ‘Whoot’ Electric Warmer. It’s seriously stunning… especially of an evening as it lights up. It created a lovely little pattern on my wall. This Owl warmer is priced at £39.00. In my opinion it truly is worth every penny. Once you have the warmer, then there’s no limit on what scents you can use. Plus a bar to melt is only £5.50 & it splits into 6 pieces. So that’s like 6 separate wax tarts. It’s excellent value. You all know I’m very much a Yankee Candle girl… I was VERY skeptical about Scentsy, but I’m completely won over. With a candle I’m always worried of the smoke it kicks out & it discolouring my walls. I mean, before we moved I had to repaint my lounge wall a few times to cover up really bad soot marks. Plus, now that we’ll have a little person in the home from March, I just think this electric warmer will be safer too… no naked flame. Where I’ve positioned the warmer – the flex is hidden down the back of the unit it’s stood on. As the wax is heated at a low temperature – the scent will outlast a regular candle too. My warmer is in my lounge & I could smell the fragrance all the way upstairs in all of the bedrooms. When I came downstairs this morning I could smell it – even though it had been off all night. Then the best part is – there are over 80 fragrances!!! All you need to do is pour the wax away when you fancy a change. 

   
If you’d like to order or peruse the collection, click here. Or if you’re on Facebook, you can like this page & ask questions & see all of the latest special offers to be had. I seriously cannot recommend these products enough! ✨

I’ve been making some truly yummy concoctions in my Crock Pot… all incredibly low in fat & calories too! 

 Chilli

  • 250g Lean Steak Mince
  • 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • Frozen Diced Onion
  • Frozen Sliced Peppers
  • Frozen Spinach
  • 3 Celery Sticks Sliced
  • Frozen Sweetcorn
  • 1 Tin Bean Salad
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1 Tsp Dried Chilli Flakes

I cook on low literally all day. You may need to thicken with some tomato puree before serving.  

   
Spaghetti & Meatballs

I love spaghetti & meatballs… Quorn is a great alternative to meat & it’s super low in fat. I find that the meatballs are a bit ‘bouncy’ in texture if you cook on the hob… but in a slow cooker or Crock Pot – they’re amazing! Really tender & they soak up the flavours really well!

  • Quorn Swedish Meatballs
  • 500g Pasatta
  • Frozen Diced Onion
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1 Tsp Mixed Herbs

Again, I leave this to cook all day on low. I serve with dried pasta as this is lower in fat & calories than fresh pasta. 

   
Chicken Chasseur/Casserole

This is my healthy version of a chassuer… but it’s more like a casserole really.

  • Frozen Skinless & Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • Frozen Green Beans
  • Frozen Diced Onion
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Granules
  • Sprinkle of Thyme
  • Sprinkle or Tarragon

Cook on low all day. I tend to serve with potatoes & veg. The chicken will break apart & give a ‘pulled chicken’ effect. Chicken thighs tend to cook better in the slow cooker as they don’t dry out like breast can.

    
   
By using a lot of frozen ingredients, tinned or dried… you cut down time spent in the kitchen. I like to keep my recipes quick & simple for a busy lifestyle… Coz lets face it… we all seem to lead hectic lives these days. Also, using frozen ingredients cuts down on a lot of waste as you simply use what you need -then bung it back into the freezer. Frozen products tend to be that bit cheaper too. Healthy eating does not need to cost a fortune. My monthly food bill is a lot cheaper these days. Some dried herbs & a tin of tomatoes is much cheaper & healthier than a pre-made jar of sauce. The oil, salt & sugar content in a jar of sauce is normally ridiculous! If you’d like daily recipes then like my facebook page here. After I recieved good blood test results with regard to my sugar levels & vitamin levels… I owe that to my healthy lifestyle. Baby T is thriving on it too 💙

 We’ve bought a lot of stuff over the last few days from MotherCare. Don’t forget that they have an amazing sale & offers on right now 💙
    
 
Well… I shall leave this post here.

Thanks again for reading… I’ve had another peak in my monthly stats.

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

 

   

  

   

    
 

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