Every Sunday afternoon when I settle down to prepare for work tomorrow, I do my food preparation for the week. I love cooking so this is not too much of a chore however, if I’ve been away or busy, this time on Sunday afternoon is normally all I have off to get lots done so I can understand why people find this organisation difficult. It’s something you have to learn to add into your routine.
This weekend I have been away in London and got back this afternoon from the National Express stop in Ringwood. I unpacked, prepared a bag for the mornings workout, a bag for work and had my Ocado https://www.ocado.com food shopping delivered. Productive Sunday?!
This is made a lot easier having just had a fresh food delivery – lots of choice. Today I went for 3 lunch boxes filled with steamed vegetables; broccoli, carrots and asparagus, chicken cooked in coconut oil and flavoured with paprika, and a small cup of rice; ‘Tiliu’ roasted vegetable rice is my favourite. One tip to bare in mind when choosing rice is to check the ingredients for added sugar. There should never be sugar in rice???? It is normally the flavoured rices that have sugar but roasted vegetable is one I have found to be clean.
Food preparation leads to baking…
As I said, I love being in the kitchen and once I get started I get into baking. I am blessed to have some amazing cooks and bakers in my family so I get lots of inspiration.
Today I opted for some experimental baking with a recipe I hadn’t tried before and made up as I went along.
I used Rude Health Honey Puffed Oats, Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate and Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
1. Melt 5-6 chunks of dark chocolate until smooth
2. Melt 1 1/2 table spoons of coconut oil in a pan until liquid
3. Mix both together in the pan and stir until blended
4. Add in your oats, as many as you feel you need until there isn’t much liquid left in the pan
5. Spoon into your cake holders – this mix made 8 cakes.
Finally pop your cakes in the fridge to set then eat and enjoy a couple of hours later.
These are the perfect pick me up, indulgent, guilt free, ball of energy that are so quick and easy to make – I hope you enjoy!
Another one of my favourite bakes recently has been a recipe from http://deliciouslyella.com. I admire this lady, she has been such a success from her creativity and passion, and her food is amazing. These are sweet potato brownies; which as she says herself, sound not quite right?! But, I can assure you they are delicious and went down a hit in the office.
They are completely clean, made with sweet potato, dates, dark chocolate, ground almonds etc. The same as above, these are the perfect pick me up, bursting with goodness and energy. The best bit? They taste like the gooey-ist chocolatey brownie ever #CHEATCLEAN