Tuesday, 16 October 2012

WIAW - without honey

Hey guys.

So I haven't introduced this concept on the blog yet but I'm trying a whole no sugar thing (it will be in Friday's post). I should mention this doesn't include fruit - if it's naturally occuring sugar I'll eat, I'll just be wary of the amount. I have already failed, inadvertantly, when I had tinned apricots today. In my defence, they are the zero point weight watchers ones and I was just thinking about the fact it was fruit. So, yeah, failed already.

Other than that, things are good here. I had a lazy day which involved reading, watching a lot of tv, writing and doing an awesome upper body workout. My legs are still feeling it from yesterday's workout so I focused just on the upper body today. Now I'm sore all over.

But, in what is the greatest news so far this week, one of my recipes was featured on TastyKitchen - on the front page! This has not happenned to me before, so I was pretty excited. If you want to check out what recipe it was - it was the Skinny Fudgy Banana and Peanut Butter Brownies (i.e. the brownies I can't stop dreaming about).


And as it's Wednesday, it is time for WIAW. Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for this!


Breakfast: porridge with strawberries, banana, cinnamon and coconut. No honey. Yes, I can't believe it either.


Snack before gym (unpictured): popcorn!

Lunch: Leftovers from last nights dinner - spinach and herb wrapped fish, with baked sweet potato and pumpkin and brown rice (with cheese). No picture - sorry, but the picture looked truly awful.

Snack: Baked pear, tinned apricots and natural muesli (just a little bit of sugar, I swear. It's homemade stuff).


Dinner: Pasta with garlic mushrooms and tomatoes, spinach and cheese. I had this x 2. Doing nothing makes you hungry.


Snack (unpictured): Tinned apricots. Just a little bit though.

And with that, I'm off to see what you guys have gotten up to this week!

26 comments:

  1. YAY Bec, congrats on your Tasty Kitchen feature!! They sure look tasty :)
    I know a lot of people who try to have less sugar but it's sooo hard since there's hidden sugars everywhere. I'll have to check back on Friday to read more about it. Be sure to keep us updated on how it's going.
    Happy WIAW!

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely be updating the blog - it's my way of keeping myself accountable haha :)

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  2. Congrats to you feature on Tastykitchen :) That is great! I tried the brownies and they are really good!Love them!

    What I also love is the pasta shown in your pictures...It looks delicious!! And b/c of this picture I'm already hungry :D

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    1. Thanks so much Simone! I'm so glad you liked them :)

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  3. Oh my do those brownies look good and well done for having it featured on Tastykitchen.

    When you are you're going sugar free that means you're giving up fruit as well then?

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    1. Thank you.

      No, I'm not giving up fruit - I pretty much live for it. I'm not going to be eating any more of it than I usually do (2-3 serves a day), but I believe that as it is naturally occuring it won't harm me as much as other sugar! :)

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  4. Congratulations on your Tasty Kitchen feature. What a awesome achievement :)

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  5. PB and chocolate is the best combo for brownies!!

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    1. I know! It's the best combo for most things!

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  6. Ahhh how fantastic about the Tasty Kitchen feature, a big congrats to you deary :) And yeah, the brownies do look superb!

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  7. I eat sugar-free except for stevia. If you need some recipe ideas, you should check out Spoonful of Sugar Free. Great stuff :)

    Checking out the Tasty Feature recipe--- So cool!!

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    1. Thanks for the link! It's a great website - very helpful with snack ideas! :)

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  8. i am such a popcorn addict, I could not do the no sugar thing. i give you credit!

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    1. Haha I have popcorn ALL THE TIME.

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  9. Congrats!!!! Also good luck with the no sugar, I don't know if I could eliminate fruit, it is my go to snack!

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    1. Thanks! No, I can't eliminate fruit. I forgot to specify that - still doing fruit! :)

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  10. OMG that's so cool!!! Congrats!!! What an amazing looking recipe...those will definitely be happening on an upcoming cheat day! :D

    Good luck with the sugar! Def make sure to read labels because they sneak that crap into everything. I bought dates without reading the package and lo and behold, they were rolled in sugar. Ugh!

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't believe they had dates rolled in sugar! I am being really conscious of checking labels at the moment - and I know its silly, but I keep getting so surprised at where they are hiding sugar.

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  11. Congrats on your feature! Those brownies look delish :) Happy WIAW...

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    1. Thanks Heather. Happy WIAW to you too :)

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  12. those brownies do look great! congrats!

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  13. You don't need sugar- you're sweet enough already ;)

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