25 Sep

I admitted defeat last week and accepted the fact that I really needed to take some time off class and go down to see my family. It was so good to go home :). Was good to get cuddles from the pets too haha.



Motivation: Louise Glover



I haven’t done much cooking this week because I have leftovers from last week, but I did cook a couple of things.


Low Cal Coconut Cupcakes from a facebook page called ‘Fitness Recipes’. These are nice, but quite dry due to the texture of coconut flour. I think the addition of more raspberries/yoghurt/applesauce would help these.

Serves 12

3/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup egg whites

1 egg

250mL water (or milk, almond milk, greek yoghurt… next time I think I’ll sub in some yoghurt to make it more moist)

2 tbsp sugarfree maple syrup

3 tsp cinnamon

12 frozen raspberries

Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Mix everything together, except the raspberries

Pour into sprayed muffin pan

Pop a frozen raspberry in the middle of each muffin before putting in the oven

Bake for about 45 minutes

Nutritional info: per 1/12 cupcakes

Calories: 50

Total fat: 1.1g

Total carbs: 5.5g

Sugar: 0.7g

Protein: 3.9g


Basil Cream Shrimp from ilovefetacheese.com – tastes like a yummy creamy treat!!

Serves 6

1/2 cup salt reduced chicken stock

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 cup lite coconut milk

3 tbsp goat cheese

1 cup fresh basil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic powder

900g shrimp – cooked

1 can artichoke heart – drained

1 small tomato – chopped

In a blender, throw in the ingredients for the sauce (everything except shrimp, artichoke and tomato)

Put the sauce in a deep saucepan and allow it to reduce slightly

Add cooked shrimp, artichoke and tomato, then simmer for a further 3-4 minutes

I served this with slim pasta

Nutritional info: per 1/6 serves

Calories: 195

Total fat: 4.8g

Total carbs: 4.0g

Sugar: 2.1g

Protein: 37.0g


Grocery shopping with my boyfriend 🙂 fresh organic veggies yum!!




I’m back at uni this week, still struggling but I’m trying to stay positive and I’m just looking forward to seeing my boyfriend on friday. Trying to keep my chin up and keep a positive mind set. The important thing is to not give up on myself x



One Response to “R&R”

  1. Matthew R Giese October 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

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