Losing weight can be fun…carbs allowed!

I’m back on a health kick. I’m back to being the Fabulous Foodie. Have you missed me? September is my ‘new year, new me’ month. Why? The athlete mindset is this – the end of one season, the beginning of another – and the two seasons are startlingly distinct. The transition from a summer season of competition to a winter of hard graft happens whether you like it or not. Winter is here. And it’s time to train hard. Whether an athlete or not, that mindset is and will forever be entrenched within me; even more so considering I work … Continue reading Losing weight can be fun…carbs allowed!

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”

Best Coffee House in Phoenix – Lux Central

I’m sat in this lovely quirky little café on North Central Ave in Phoenix and I can’t help but think how blessed I am.

How did I even discover this perfect place? Google! Oh Google, I absolutely adore you. All I know is I wanted to get out more and be a social human – because I do love just chilling at home all day – so I checked out local coffee shops. Lo and behold, Phoenicians I present to you: Lux Central. Continue reading “Best Coffee House in Phoenix – Lux Central”

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”