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healthy breakfast alternative of egg and pepper

healthy breakfast egg and pepper

healthy breakfast egg and pepper

Quite frequently people will say that their downfall when trying to eat healthy is having breakfast alternatives that will replace toast; enter the healthy breakfast alternative of egg and pepper combo that will blow your mind!

This one is super easy, adds some colour and excitement to your plate and looks a little bit like a flower to entice your little ones into joining in!

All you need to do is a take a pepper, deseed it and then slice it in rings. Heat a pan on the hob and then put your pepper into the pan, crack your egg into the pepper and then flip as normal.

Adding pepper to your healthy breakfast is a great way to start the day because they’re low in calories, and full of good nutrients such as vitamin A, and your egg will give you lots of protein and good fat 🙂 So start adding egg and pepper to your plate for a healthy breakfast choice!

Love Roo xx

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My Vitamins Total Acai Berry

My Vitamins Total Acai BerryI am the first to admit that I don’t really like fruit and berries but it’s mainly because of their texture, I fully appreciate the benefits that these foods can bring to your health so I have to take supplements to receive the nutrients that I otherwise wouldn’t get from other foods; My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements are helping me to do just that! As a teenager I didn’t really suffer from acne but as my hormones changed in my early twenties and again as I turned 30 I have suffered with adult acne 🙁 My diet is healthier than it has ever been but there are still a few things missing from it such as fruits and berries, so the My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements are providing me with some key antioxidants that help to improve skin health and also improves the immune system. Read on to hear all about the benefits of My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements and how they can help with weight loss and improve the skin …….

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My Vitamins Carb Blocker

My Vitamins Total Carb BlockerA life without carbs is not a life worth living and they are essential to a well balanced diet and are a source of energy for exercisers, but they also have their flaws in that you can risk storing carbs as fat rather than using it as energy and that’s where these handy My Vitamin Carb Blockers come in to play!

I’ve started using the My Vitamins Total Carb Blockers as part of my regime.

Quite simply the benefits of the Carb Blockers is that they are made up of white kidney bean extract. White kidney extract quite simply prevents the breakdown of carbs into glucose i.e. it turns less into fat. So this will help aid anyone looking to lose weight where a high carb diet is consumed. And it also helps to maintain lean muscle mass. Read more to see how to use them and the benefits they can have………

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Oatty Yoghurt Breakfast Pots

Oat breakfast pots meal prepI’ve recently started building nutrition plans for people and one of the most common things I hear from my clients is that they find breakfast is the hardest meal of the day and I definitely agree. The morning’s are always a rush no matter what your job and routine is. So the key to eating a healthy breakfast is prep prep and more prep! That is the only way to stop myself from having a breakfast that is bad for me. Quite often there are recipes that need an oven or a hob to cook on and quite a lot of people eat their breakfast when they get to work and not surprisingly your work doesn’t offer a fully operational kitchen complete with a cooker! I was watching a few colleagues who would pop to a nearby Soho Coffee and would buy a tiny yoghurt pot for a couple of pounds and whilst it looked amazing all I could think was I don’t know what’s in it and how expensive it was, and that led me to decide that I could make it for less money and I could make it 10 times more delicious!!! So I’ve bought myself 5 small kilner jars so I can make my own breakfast pots!

Ingredients:

  1. Oats
  2. Greek Yoghurt
  3. Honey
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Cacao nibs
  6. Linwoods flaxseed, pumpkin seed, goji berries

Method:

  • Pour a layer of oats in to the base of the kilner jar
  • Spoon on a layer of greek yoghurt
  • Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of the yoghurt
  • Drizzle a small amount of honey on top of the cinnamon
  • Repeat all of the above.
  • Add a pinch of cacao nibs
  • And finish with 1/4 tsp of flaxseed mix on top

Love roo xx

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Free Nutrition Plan for 3 People!

Healthy Life wooden sign with a beach on background

To further the offering of my blog I have recently studied a Nutrition in Fitness course so that I can start providing 12 week nutrition plans to those that need that extra helping hand to get them started on their healthy living journey. To start this off I am looking for 3 lovely individuals who want to help me build my portfolio to go alongside my own weight loss success of losing 2.5 stone over the course of 12 months! So I am offering the opportunity for 3 people to receive this nutrition plan free of charge and all I ask in return is that you send me your progress photographs and measurements at the beginning, during and at the end of the 12 weeks and that you are happy for me to use these images and stats on my website, social media sites and within my portfolio. Easy peasy!

As part of the 12 week plan I will provide a list of recipes, meal plans, foods you should be eating or eliminating, important information about nutrition and eating a healthy diet as well as weekly updates (or more frequently if required) to provide support via email, facebook messenger and I would also recommend using the My Fitness Pal app and I will monitor your daily intake and advise on where you are doing well and where you can improve.

If you would be interested in this please email me at roo@rooderennes.com with the following information.

  • Current weight
  • Current measurement of thigh, hips, waist, chest and arms
  • Goal weight and goal measurements
  • What diets / weight loss techniques have you tried previously?
  • What did you like about it?
  • What didn’t you like, or what made you stop?
  • Dietary requirements (please note that if you have any serious dietary issues it is best to consult your GP prior to making any major changes to your diet)
  • Are you currently training / working out?
  • If yes, please supply further details; what training are you doing, how often and how long do you work out for?
  • Please send 3 photos of yourself in tight fitting clothing (front view, side view and back view)

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2015. I will contact the successful individuals by 9th March. All other applicants will be offered a 10% discount off the nutrition plan fee once it is fully launched later this year as my way to say thank you for showing interest 🙂

I look forward to hearing from you!

Love Roo xx

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Late Night Snacker – How to stop your Snacks in their Tracks

fridge with food

Are you a late night snacker? I used to be and oh boy let me tell you how this was such a hard habit to break! And unfortunately if you want to lose those extra pounds then you’ve got to break this habit 🙁 Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The reason why late night eating is bad for you is because of the way your body functions; at night time your metabolism will start to slow down, also your body will be digesting food whilst you’re sleeping; whilst these doesn’t seem so terrible it does have a knock on effect because your body is working hard at digesting the food it’s not helping your body to rest and restore itself, this means you will probably have interrupted sleeping patterns and when you’re tired and cranky the next day you want to reach out for the bad foods that’s going to give you a sugar rush to pick you up again. Not good. Read on to hear my tips for stopping your snacks in their tracks!

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Spot Reduction – It’s A Myth

fat burningHow many times have you heard someone claiming that they do 200 situps in a day and accredit their washboard stomach to it? Yes, those situps will help develop the muscle but it won’t do jack about the layer of fat over those abdominals. It’s a common misconception that you can exercise to target a specific area and thereby reduce the fat in that area – wrong. Spot reduction of fat is a myth. Fact. Keep reading and I will tell you why and what you can do about it!

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How to Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Coconut Paleo Cereal mix

2.5 stone ago, I used to take a loaf of bread to work each week and every morning for morning I would eat 2 slices of big fat white toast. And this was THE hardest habit to break. I knew I had to put a stop to this but I genuinely had no idea what I could eat for breakfast that was healthy and easy to have on the go.

I would research and look at all of these suggestions for breakfasts to have and they were all boiled egg with asparagus soldiers, or scrambled egg with bacon or some other variation that required me to eat breakfast at home. This just didn’t work for me. I already got up early enough and I don’t have an oven or hob at work that would enable me to eat these delicious suggestions or a boss who would allow me to not work and spend 15 minutes cooking a full breakfast instead of working! Sure I would have these on the weekend and would enjoy them but I needed something that I could make in advance and was quick and I could eat at my desk and wasn’t going to go off quickly, I needed to extend my meal prep to breakfast too.

After my first attempt of making quinoa and egg muffins (which I love straight out of the oven when they are nice and hot!) but reheated I genuinely thought I was going to be sick! It just wasn’t going to work for me. So I’ve had to come up with my own solutions such as;

All of these added some variety to my working weekday breakfasts and I found I could prep them on a weekend and box up to take to work during the week! Hopefully if you’ve been having a similar struggle this will help you out and save you some hassle and stress and might stop some of those excuses you may have been coming up with so you could still eat your toast every morning!!! 😛 Hope you enjoy all of these yummy breakfast treats!

Love Roo xx

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Meal Planning

chia seedsI wanted to recap on a post I did in 2014 because I think this is really important for those who are kick starting their healthy eating regime. Here’s a link to my post about how to eat healthy on a budget and about planning for your week ahead. Setting aside 10 – 15 minutes one evening a week can make a HUGE impact on your healthy eating during the whole week.

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