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”

Satisfying the Sweet Teeth

As much as I’m very much in favour of healthy eating, I would never suggest you cut out all the fabulously fatty sweet, chocs, and candies without offering you an equally delicious alternative! And that’s what this and future posts will aim to provide – the alternative healthier options! Who knew there were easy ways to be healthy on a daily basis, eh? Well, I now do, and I would love to share what I’m learning with you (as well as sharing details of my failed attempts at keeping on the healthy bandwagon! I’m human after all.). I have the biggest sweet tooth (teeth) out there, and I have had a gazillion fillings, a root canal, and all sorts of other magnificently disastrous dental issues to prove it! Alternative for me is a must. So, trust me when I say I’ve finally found the secret to unlocking healthy and tasty in your life! Whether your goal is to keep all your teeth, reach your ideal figure, lose weight, get more toned, or to feel healthier and happier whilst passing on good eating habits to your friends and family, keep on reading… Continue reading “Satisfying the Sweet Teeth”