Can we freeze our babies in time? 

The hardest thing about being a parent is not the poopy diapers, the sleepless nights, the early mornings, the change in family functionalities, it’s not even the emotional roller coaster that comes with being a parent. No, no. The hardest thing about being a parent is growing and developing with our child, learning to accept certain changes, and being stuck in this ‘realm of want’ between the future and the past. 

What I mean exactly is that we find ourselves looking at pictures of our babies in the past and wishing they were that tiny again, then the next minute we find ourselves thinking about how much we can’t wait till our beautiful little bundle of joy can sit or stand or do the next coolest thing. For many of us, that’s the hardest about being a parent, to accept these changes that happen every second of every minute of every day. It sometimes makes you feel that since having a baby everything is one big blur. Almost like a fast forwarding recording. 

Wishing our baby was that teeny newborn again, then waiting in anticipation for him to be able to sit up by himself. Does that make us as parents ungrateful? Of course not. Do you sometimes feel that you are ungrateful for having these feelings? Me too. The point here is accepting the constant change of that teeny person who we love the most in the entire universe. 

Of course we are absolutely greatful and 100% satisfied with our healthy little bundles of joy that grow with laughter, tears and in weight and height every single day! This post steers far away from that. However, those who read this and can empathize and identify, I’ve written this post to say I feel you! I found myself in the strange ‘realm between past and future’ today whilst holding my little baby in my arms. Everyday I find (no matter at what age he is, that I just wish I could freeze him and keep him as he is.) Then it hit me what a strange concept this was. Common yet strange… Like most of the feelings involved when you are a parent. 

On that note I dedicate this post to my beautiful little baby boy who is 4 and a half months old. He’s a very healthy, beautiful, strong smart little boy and I love him with all my heart! 

I’d love to see all your cute little bundles of joy! So please feel free to comment pictures below. 

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2 ingredient, no fuss pancakes! 

Eggs. Bananas. 

That’s all you need for this recipe. (I know right!?) 

I loooove pancakes, I sometimes like to consider myself the pancake queen, however, most of my recipes involve sugar and flour and make mess, that I don’t make them so often, however these babies are super healthy, super tasty and hassle free! 

Recipe? To each banana used, double the amount of eggs. E.g. To make this wonderful stack of pancakes for Familia Moldovan I used 2 Bananas & 4 Eggs. Whip them into a blender, add half a teaspoon of cinnamon (optional). Put a non-stick pan on the fire, (one spray of my 1cal spray) if desired. And poor the eggy, banana batter on to make your pancakes at desired size! 

Garnishings all to personal taste, these pancakes were with a dab of peanut butter in between each one (which melted beautifully on the hot pancakes). Topped with chopped almonds, and generously drizzled with honey. Delicious! 

  

   

     

Eggmeal! – The egg & oatmeal breakfast. 

What’s like oatmeal but has a high amount of protein in it too? EGGMEAL! 

Yep, you heard me right, this morning I wasn’t in the mood to spend time making something fancy, at the same time I wasn’t in the mood for another bowl of oatmeal. (What was I in the mood for then? You ask.) Sooo after pondering for a while on what to eat, I decided upon scrambled eggs. But of course I needed some carbs to kick-Start my day after a sleepless night (have any of you guys heard of the 4 month sleep regression? Yeah well it sucks!!) 

So then I came up with the idea to add my usual scoop of oats into my scrambled egg, then why not some tomatoes and peppers too huh? 

Anyways, within five mins without even thinking I’d thrown in the pan chopped tomatoes, chopped red pepper. I whisked in a bowl one egg, a tablespoon of soya milk, water, oats, garlic granules. Poured this all in the pan, mixed it around a bit, sprinkled some smoked paprika and ground pepper on top, let it cook until all the water (from the tomatoes) had disappeared, tipped it into a bowl, added a teaspoon of 0.2% fat cream cheese on top, and that’s when I noticed, it didn’t look like scrambled eggs, yet it didn’t look like oatmeal. What had I just made? (actually that’s what my husband asked me), to which I simply replied eggmeal’. 

I’m not posting a specific recipe as the wonder of this breakfast dish is sooo many things can be changed (e.g. Egg whites no yellow, mushrooms, onions ‘omelet type foods’ to add, remove milk, change milk type, only water, different seasonings, the list is endless, yet D E L I C I O U S. 

Try it yourself for breakfast, it’s just great! 

   

 

Day 3 – The Week Starter. 

Meal

  

On my Serving Tray: 

  • Natural FibreGrain Wholesticks 
  • Fit grain cereal 
  • Alpro Hazelnut Milk 

SNACK 

  • 3 Tsp. Peanut Butter 

Meal

  

On my serving tray: 

  • 4Oz. Chicken breast grilled 
  • Lettuce 
  • Tomato
  • 1 tsp. 0% fat cream cheese 
  • Egg white of a boiled egg + half boiled egg yellow 
  • Red pepper 
  • Sesame seeds 

Meal

  • Protein Bar 
  • 5 Dates 
  • 1/2 Apple 

Meal

  • Chicken Soup 

Meal 5 

  • 6 Dates 
  • Muller Mousse Yoghurt 
  • 1/2 pot Greek Yoghurt with 1 tsp. oats 1tsp. Honey 

  

Meal 6 

  • Fish with Cauliflower Mash 
  • 1 tsp. peanut butter 

On My Serving Tray 

So as some of you who follow me on social media know, it’s my sons Christening in exactly 4 weeks. So as well as all the planning, the drama I decided to embark on a knew #EATCLEAN cutting regime. This is the perfect timeframe with a foreseeable goal in sight!

A 4 week countdown to start seeing some differences! 

 
STATS 

 
Date: 18/04/2015 – Weight: 51.8kg

 

DAY 2 

Meal

 

On my serving tray: 

  • Pukka Detox Tea
  • Oatmeal (for recipe CLICK HERE


Meal

  

On my serving tray: 

  • Water 
  • Freshly cut tomatoe sprinkled with oregano 
  • One egg + one egg white, onions, mushrooms. 

Meal

  • Milk & Egg Bar (1/2) 
  • 3 Tsp. Peanut Butter 
  • 1/2 Tub 0% fat Cottage Cheese with 1 Tsp. Honey 

  

Meal

  

On my serving tray: 

  • 4Oz. Chicken breast grilled with paprika 
  • Sweet potato + Violet potatoes 
  • Side salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber) 

Meal

  • 3 Tsp. Peanut Butter 
  • 1/2 Tub Cottage Cheese with 1 Tsp. Honey 

Meal

  • 0% fat Greek Style Yoghurt with flax seeds, chia seeds, desiccated coconut, honey. 

Meal

  • 1 Banana, 1 Apple (fruit salad) with Honey. 

*NO WORKOUT 

Strawberries & Cream 

So the other day I made this amazing Nutella Cheesecake, yes, you read that correct! What was even better than that?  This cheesecake contained 0% fat cream cheese! I experimented a little whilst making this cheesecake and with no exaggeration I ended up making the best cheesecake I’ve ever tasted in my life. 

This cheesecake was an amazing consistency, with a melt in the mouth Nutella flavour… Just pure heaven. With something so delicious, and that tasted so great, I couldn’t just eat it like that. The love it took to make this cheesecake, the same amount of love it takes to serve and eat it too. So, my answer to that was strawberries & cream

My serving suggestion for Nutella cheesecake is some strawberries to accompany it, with some sweet liquid cream poured over, heaven in every mouthful! Accompanied by a glass of dry, red wine, need I describe further? Bitter and sweet, chocolatey and heavenly, red, creamy. You’ll never eat a Nutella cheesecake without strawberries & cream again, I promise . 🍓