Thursday, March 15, 2012

Soo Foo

I was reading Kristy's blog and she mentioned Soo Foo.   Of course we don't get that in Australia so I decided to make my own.

I used 6 grains - equal amounts of brown rice, black lentils, green lentils, wheat berries, barley and quinoa. I used a rice cooker and added the quinoa half way through cooking.

First batch was a bit gluggy so I used less water and the results were great. I still have to work out the nutritional facts. The taste and texture is fantastic.   A great change from brown rice. I read that if you sprout the wheat berries first then cook its way more nutritious.   I'll have to research that a bit I think! This is what it looked like ...

I will add more grains when I can buy them. You should give it a try!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Power Breakfast

This is what i've been having for breakfast lately - I actually crave it !!

Pancakes made with 50g oats, 100g cottage cheese, 2 egg whites, vanilla blended with a stick,  topped with organic yoghurt and blueberries.

Nutritional facts :

Cals         344
Protein    25.5g
Carbs      38.2 g
Fats         8.3 g
This does not include the blueberries, I used frozen ones and I had previously thrown away the box.

It's a big serve of pancakes but I have a physical job and this keeps me going for 3 hours til my next meal. 
I just went off my normal 5 egg white and tomato omlette - just couldn't stomach the thought of it so when I was flicking through the lean and clean diet book I saw this.  It definitely hits the spot!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Project Life - February

Up to date on my project life so far - its really fun.  The kids are getting ued to me taking photos - they have no choice!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Progress report

I really shouldn't call this a progress report coz I haven't made any progress :(
I have been sick now for over 2 weeks. It started out with a severe migraine (and no meds for it), with a vomitting bug and severe periods with heavy bleeding - altogether at once at 2am in the morning. A trip to the hospital by ambulance, 3 days in bed, ultrasounds and bloodtests, low blood pressure, no energy yada yada yada. I get results tomorrow .
I've just been going through the motions of life, dinner a day to day thing rather than weekly planning and just getting through work let alone thinking about the gym. Boo!
I'm feeling a lot better but still not 100% but my back is spasming so i've got to get back to doing weights.
Today I will organise food, menus etc and psyche myself for the gym tomorrow night. So unfortunately I should call this post "report" and not "progress report"
No pity party here though, I will get on top of it!
Have a good week !