Delicious, healthy recipes to help you and your children kick the sugar habit
I was sent this fabulous, little cookbook by the publisher – Robinson – and have been enjoying many of the sugar-free recipes inside over the last couple of weeks. Anyone who has tried going sugar-free will know how difficult it can be in a world filled with brightly coloured confectionery and fast food restaurants. This book provides delicious recipes that will make you realise sugar in your home cooking really isn’t needed and really won’t be missed.
The book is split into fifteen chapters, which aim to guide you through your sugar free journey with ease. Chapters include –
- Sugar and its effect on our health
- Keeping our children healthy
- The Breakfast Table
- Main Meals
- Healthy BBQ
- Fast Food
- Jut Desserts
- The Ice-cream Parlour
- The Bakery and so many more!
The recipes mostly don’t require hard to acquire ingredients, just things you will find in your local supermarket and maybe even already lurking in your cupboards at home! The recipes are very easy to follow and don’t require crazy equipment. There are hundreds of recipes inside, suitable for all occasions and for everyday ‘sugar hurdles’ such as after-school snacking and birthday parties.
To buy your own copy of Sarah Flower’s The Sugar Free Family Cookbook, click here. The book is available in both paperback and Kindle formats. I highly recommend it – it will change your life and your eating habits forever! Keep an eye on my Instagram for food pics!
Well I’m ending this week on a real high. Yes it’s taken me longer to start this journey than I originally planned, but I can now comfortably say my heart is in it. Knowing that you guys are reading this too, really keeps me on track.
I have eaten some wonderful food this week – my favourite being my easy, but nutritional lunch of poached eggs and avocado on gluten free sourdough bread (with some chilli flakes thrown in!).
I also tried cauliflower rice for the first time and I have to say it was AMAZING. I mixed it with satay style Quorn pieces and sweet potato chunks. I didn’t get the best photo as I was too excited to eat it!
The week’s food has also consisted of: courgetti, Eat Natural bars, Nakd Salted Caramel Bites, protein shakes, Gosh bakes (give these a try, they’re gorgeous!) and a rocket and goat’s cheese frittata!
For exercise I have been following the first and beginning of the second week of the Couch to 5k app on my phone. It has been brilliant at building up my stamina again and I’m pretty pleased with how quickly my fitness is improving. I hope to be as fit as I was before pregnancy soon. Next week I will be introducing daily High Intensity training which I’ll go into more detail about in my next post.
Another benefit (among the many) to running, is that I have been able to explore my local area. We live on a brand new housing development, which is still in the process of being built. We are surrounded by beautiful fields and I have been lucky enough to run around them and take in the gorgeous surroundings. I do keep getting distracted by the views though!
I haven’t begun to fill out the daily sections of my Daily Greatness Training Journal yet, this starts tomorrow. I wanted to make sure I was fully devoted to my plan before I started the book. I’m ready now and I’m so excited. Next week I will be sharing some of my journal entries with you – I think you’ll love to see what’s inside and look at the beautiful page layouts.
As extra motivation I have also created a new Instagram account where I share food, exercise and beauty related pictures. You can find it at @sparkle.with.kerry – make sure you give me a follow! I’m following lots of other food and exercise lovers and I have seen some fantastic inspiration on there!
Well thank you for checking in on my progress. Any motivational comments are very welcome!