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Eggs in Blankets

Eggs in BlanketsEggs are such a great and healthy way to start the day. Before I decided to change my diet, bread was a big part of my breakfast and I couldn’t get my head around what you would have with your eggs or with your bacon, because everything should be sandwiched or on toast! Don’t get me wrong I still eat bread from time to time and I’ll have a nice sourdough loaf in the freezer for those occasions but I’ll let you in on a secret you can make a tasty breakfast without toast!!!

So here’s the simple recipe for eggs in blankets. It’s a quick an easy way to cook your eggs and up your protein intake. And you can try this with turkey rashers as well as bacon..

Ingredients:

  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 3 large eggs
  • a pinch of chilli flakes
  • a pinch of pepper
  • chopped coriander for garnish
  1. First of all pre-heat the oven to 160C (fan-assisted).
  2. Then grease a muffin tin with some coconut oil or ghee. Line each part of the muffin tin with one rasher of bacon.
  3. Now you have 2 options here and it depends on how you like your bacon; I like mine well done so I put the bacon lined muffin tin in the oven for 5 minutes before adding the egg mixture. If you like your bacon just cooked skip straight to step 4
  4. Beat 3 eggs (1 egg will make 2 portions) and add in some pepper and chilli flakes for flavour
  5. Pour the egg mixture into your bacon parcels
  6. Pop in the oven and bake your eggs in blankets for 15 minutes
  7. Remove the egg and bacon nest from the muffin tin and scatter with coriander to taste.

And there you have it, an easy recipe to make eggs for breakfast without any bread and plenty of flavour! 🙂

Enjoy!

Love Roo xx

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Free Nutrition Plan for 3 People!

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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

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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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Crockpot Chili Recipe

Crockpot chili

My crockpot / slow cooker love affair is in full swing and I seriously can’t get enough of it! When I first started using my slow cooker I noticed that my sauces were still really watery and I really like a nice thick consistency so if you’re having the same problem here’s a little tip; 30 minutes before you want to serve up turn your slow cooker up to high and remove the lid, this should help thicken the sauce up quite nicely 🙂 Anyway, here’s my latest slow cooker creation:

Ingredients:

  • 500g minced beef
  • 3 cloves of garlic grated
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 carton of pasata
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp lea and perrins worcestershire sauce
  • 1 red pepper chopped into strips
  • 1 tin of drained kidney beans
  • 2 tsp of chili and cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method:

Doesn’t get easier than this; put everything in your slow cooker, give it a stir and cook on high for 4 – 5 hours.

I served this with some baked sweet potatoes but it would be just as tasty with cauliflower rice, quinoa or wholegrain rice.

Love Roo xx

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Paleo Fajita Mix

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I absolutely loooooove fajitas, they are so flavoursome and feel really naughty but you can have them as a healthy option too! Here’s how I make mine:

Ingredients

  1. 2 tbsp melted coconut oil or ghee
  2. 3 tbsp agave nectar
  3. 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  4. 1 tsp paprika
  5. 2 tsp chilli
  6. 2 tsp oregano
  7. 1 yellow pepper
  8. 4 chicken breasts
  9. 3 garlic cloves finely chopped

Method:

  • Mix all seasoning and wet ingredients to make a marinade.
  • Chop the chicken into chunks or strips
  • Pop the chicken in the marinade and make sure it is fully coated. Allow it to marinade for at least 30 minutes
  • Heat a little coconut oil or ghee in a pan on the hob, add the chicken mixture and heat until the chicken is cooked through
  • Chop the peppers and throw them in the pan with the chicken mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with cauliflower rice, or use crunchy lettuce leaves as wraps.

Love Roo xx

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Paleo Christmas Dinner

So it’s coming up to that time of year; Christmas is just around the corner you’re about to get paid and you need to battle the crowds in the supermarket to get all of your groceries for your delicious Christmas dinner! Not only have you got the added stress of  jostling to get the best things at the best prices but on top of that you’ve got the questions of what to get because whilst you want to treat yourself for Christmas you also don’t want to just eat “bad foods” because you’ve gotten used to eating a healthy Paleo diet and it’s actually rather yummy! So here’s some tips and recipes for delicious things to buy, make and devour this Christmas! You’ll feel like you’re being very naughty but not so bad that you’ll be getting a lump of coal in your stocking 😛

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Love Roo xx

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