The Frugal Foodie – Budget Dining Out

Obviously I’m often wary about how much I’m spending because I am definitely living on a massively frugal budget right now, but I do believe in trying new foods and food combos as often as possible. Although one of my new friends from Phoenix may not agree; he coaxes me to eat a new item every time we eat out and I take a lot of persuading. I am less than adventurous and live[d] by the mantra: ‘I know I don’t like it by the way it looks!’ Continue reading “The Frugal Foodie – Budget Dining Out”

What’s In Your Kitchen?

I baked banana bread the other day for a friend and was able to set aside a small amount for my housemate and I to share. SLIGHT ERROR. Sadly my willpower was not strong enough to stop me from eating a slither small chunk each and every time I walked through the kitchen. Thankfully, there wasn’t a lot there to begin with!

That’s why I wonder, what’s in your kitchen? Because if it is sweets, chocolates, candies, popcorn, sweet bread, cakes, sodas, and other sugary unhealthy snacks and foods, you’re making your heathy-eating mission 100x harder! I’m working towards the Olympic Games and the see food, eat food diet is still very real. If it’s in the house, it’s hard to resist the temptation, so it’ll probably get devoured. The best plan of action? Don’t  even allow unhealthy foods into your shopping cart! Continue reading “What’s In Your Kitchen?”

Bye Bye Thanksgiving Turkey Hangover!

After my first ever Thanksgiving dinner in November 2014, we had leftovers that we were eating for the rest of the week.

This year, post-Thanksgiving meal, I’m lay on the couch regretting all my food decisions today. (The leftovers are even more plentiful than last year.) But who told me to eat rice and chicken stir fry for breakfast, garri and okra soup for lunch, and pepper soup, jollof and plantain for dinner? Sorry if all those foods sound alien to you! In plain terms, I’m stuffed. Whereas last year I enjoyed my first taste of this American holiday with cornbread (AMAZING), ‘candied yams’, and deep-fried turkey (changed my view of turkey forever – YUM!); this year I did Thanksgiving Americanah style – first generation American-Nigerian style.

Jollof and plantain
Jollof and plantain

I’m so sleepy (think: food coma) I can’t even string a coherent sentence together. Thankfully – if you overdid it a little like me – I’ve a trick to get over your Thanksgiving holiday lethargy and to help you (and I) lose the lbs we have just put on over the last 12 hours. Continue reading “Bye Bye Thanksgiving Turkey Hangover!”

Batch cooking for beginners

Last week Friday I received some unfabulous news, which meant I was less than excited to start typing a healthy-eating post when all I wanted to do was comfort eat.

Yes those are Lucky Charms in the corner of the pic! Eeek Sugar overload
Yes those are Lucky Charms in the corner of the pic! Eeek Sugar overload

I feel like if I show you the bottle of water and a background of fruit and veg then this scene looks a little less naughty than it actually is. Don’t worry, I’m back on the straight and narrow now thanks to finally making the effort to batch cook this week. So I thought I’d dedicate this post to what saved me from gaining a gazillion kilos this week. Continue reading “Batch cooking for beginners”

Striking a healthy balance

How I felt on Monday...
How I felt on Monday…

So it’s the day before Friday, and I really do want to be good and keep up this #FoodieFriday #FabulousFoodie blog series!

‘What should I write about?’ were the five dreaded words running through my mind today.

Food, of course. But, I’ve not been the greatest role model this week in terms of healthy food-spiration. At the start of this week, I dined a.k.a. binged with friends at Byron Burger, which I instantly regretted a quarter of the way through my Oreo cookie 4-scoop ice cream milkshake. Continue reading “Striking a healthy balance”