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Food: 5 Filling and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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After getting such a nice response to my Filling and Healthy Weekend blog post I thought I'd do something of a similar fashion, so I present to you, 5 Filling and Healthy breakfast ideas. I hope you find it helpful.

The Big Breakfast

Much needed #breakfast today 0⃣#propoints on #fillingandhealthy

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If go big or go home is your motto you need to try this. I like to grill my bacon medallions and serve with scrambled egg (usually a two egger) some beans and a Warbie thin. You could also add grilled mushrooms and tomatoes or try dry frying your egg or poaching it instead. All this and 0 propoints on Filling and Healthy.

The One for Sweet Tooths

Ladies and gentlemen, if sweet is more your thing, allow me to introduce to you French Toast Crumpets. I simply mix one egg with a pinch of nutmeg, a dash of vanilla extract and tiny amount of brown sugar (less than 3g.) Then heat up a frying pan, spray with fry light and cook on both sides until slightly crispy. I top mine with fruit and 1 tbsp of maple syrup for a point, but you could switch the maple syrup with a tsp of Sweet Freedom to make it 0pp on F&H.

The Grab and Go

Today is definitely a day where #breakfast needs to taste like cake 1⃣#propoint on #fillingandhealthy

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If you don't have time in the morning and just need something you can quickly grab, may I suggest you take 15 mins the night before to make yourself some baked oats. I promise you, you won't regret it. The recipe for my favourite ones can be found here, however depending on what you put in yours depends on the propoints.

The One for People Who Don't 'do' breakfast

I know some 
people don't actually like breakfast, however it really is the most important meal of the day, so may I suggest to you a smoothie. If this is all you're going to be having, why not try adding a cup of oats and some yogurt into your smoothie to give you some extra energy. It'll still be 0pp but will keep you going for longer.

The Maccies Fakeaway

Who needs McDonalds when you can have this for 1⃣#propoint on #fillingandhealthy 😋

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Not to toot my own trumpet, but I've definitely saved the best till last. Forget going and grabbing a breakfast muffin, make your own. For this I grab some extra lean pork mince, mix it together with some grated onion, mixed herbs and seasoning and them flatten into a burger shape and cook in a griddle pan. I then add my cooked bacon medallions and a 20g of low 50% cheese and place it in a warbie thin. Heaven. You could omit the cheese to make it 0pp on F&H or else it would be 1pp. You could also add a dry fried egg to it, if you're into that sort of thing. Just FYI a Sausage and Egg McMuffin from McDonalds will cost you 12pp.

I hope this post has given you some ideas for how to make a F&H breakfast, or just given you some new breakfast ideas. I'd love to hear your favourite breakfasts too.

Musings: Remembering why you started

Sometimes we can get to a stage in our journey where the scales won't budge, where we just want to eat a whole god damn chocolate bar and not worry about it going straight to our hips and thighs and causing a 5lb weight gain, where we still feel like a beached whale when we look in the mirror and when we just want to throw the towel in because it's hard and it takes time.

My fitness motivation page is dedicated to inspire anyone that likes fitness and wants to achieve a #fit and #healthy body.

As someone who has thrown in the towel multiple times before, and who is desperate not to chuck it in again, I'm writing down what made me start to lose weight and why it's worth fighting to keep it off.

1) To be able to go into high street shops and my biggest worry to be if I can afford something, not whether they have the size I'm after or whether I'll be able to squeeze into the biggest size they have.

2) To not have the constant fear that people are judging me because of my weight. I don't want to be scared of meeting new people, or doing things by myself because I'm scared of my weight and how I look. I want to feel confident in myself (which I know should not be linked to appearances, but I'm human and it is. My confidence is already increasing with the weight I've already lost.)

3) To not have to worry if I'm going to fit into places. Going through restaurants that have tight spaces, having to sit in a chair that has arms each side, doing up the seat belt on planes etc. The more weight I'm losing, the smaller my fear of being stuck is getting.

4) To not feel like my heart is going to explode after going up a flight of stairs, and not wheezing after having to move to a brisk pace when walking down the road.

5) To know that if I do get health problems in the future, my weight isn't causing them.

6) To actually feel my age. It sound strange but I've been thinking about this a lot recently, I'm 22 and I've always dressed to 'suit my body', and always been 'a big girl for her age'. I've never felt my age, and whilst I'm perfectly happy to go to bed early and staying in on the weekend, I'd for once like to have the body of my age and be able to dress for it.

7) To think that if someone needed to give me a piggyback they'd be able to without injuring themselves.

8) To stop me knees and feet from hurting from carrying a heavy amount of weight around everyday.

9) To be a good role model for any children I may have in the future. I want to have my healthy lifestyle sorted so that I can raise them to lead one too.

10) To actually accomplish something. For once I'd like to actually reach my goal instead of quitting when it gets tough.

11) To rock a bikini on the beach on holiday. I have no recollection of ever wearing a bikini in my adult life and that makes me sad. This year I will and I'll be proud!!!!

12) To stop feeling lethargic all day. Whilst nine times out of ten I'll be feeling tired, it's a different kind of tired to the sort of tiredness I felt when I was four stone heavier.

13) To not have my weight to blame for anything. For not going out, for not buying t-shirt, for not taking up a great opportunity, for not going on a ride at a theme park, for not holding me back.

14) To not be identified as 'the fat one'.

15) To be remembered for something else other than my weight.

16) To be proud of myself and have others proud of me too.

I've realised this post may be a little deeper than I first envisioned but I'd love to hear your reasons around why you started too.

Food: Chicken Enchiladas

Have you guessed that I looove Mexican food yet? The other day I made some enchiladas and I think that I've definitely got my recipe down to a sharing level so that's what I'm doing today.


For the sauce I've taken inspiration from a Skinny Taste recipe I tried, it's so simple and super tasty too.


"Chicken Enchiladas" servings="4" time="1hour" difficulty="easy"


2 chicken breasts

4 big tomatoes

1 chili

2 red peppers

1 onion

4 garlic cloves

cumin powder

smoke paprika

chili powder

cayenne chili pepper

1 cup of sweetcorn

1 tin of kidney beans

80g 50% cheese, grated

8 weigh watchers wraps


1) Place two cups of water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool.

2) Bring another large sauce pan to the boil and add the peppers and chilies and boil for 10 minutes, then add the tomatoes for another 10.

3) Once the chicken is cool enough to handle use to forks to shred it and place it in a bowl. Add the sweet corn and beans to it.

4) Chop the onion into chunks and fry in fry light until soft. Then add your spices and cook for a couple more minutes.

5) Once the peppers, chili and tomatoes has been cooked, remove from the water and remove the innards from the pepper and chili and take the skin off the tomatoes. Then pop it all in a blender along with the onion and blend until you get a smooth sauce.

6) Pour the two thirds of the sauce over the chicken and mix well.

7) Place the chicken mixture in the centre of each wrap and roll and place in a cooking dish. Once all the wraps are in the dish pour over the remaining sauce and sprinkle the cheese on top.

8) Bake in a pre-heated oven on 200oc for around 20-30 mins until the cheese is melted. Serve two wraps per person.


This will be 1pp per serving on Filling and Healthy.

I haven't given measurements for spices as it's up to personal taste.

Measuring Progress #5

8 months

So I'm now down 57lbs since that first picture in July and I must admit, I'm feeling pretty good about it. I've finally (almost) got myself a little routine I enjoy doing, and I'm still pretty much on plan which for me over six months down the line is pretty fantastic.

It makes me so happy to think that I'm closer to goal than I am to my start weight.

As usual, here are my 3 non scale victories:

Musings: Being proud of your journey

Be proud of your journey!  #skinnyms #transformation #enewsletter

I've been having a little ponder over the weekend around the concept of feeling proud. For me, I find it a little hard, but also at the same time rather easy to feel proud of myself.

I'm the sort of person that likes attention but also hates being the centre of attention. I know, I'm very odd.

On Friday night I went out for dinner for my boyfriend's sisters birthday and saw lots of their family who I hadn't seen in a long time. They all commented on my weight loss and told me how great I was, and whilst I was truly flattered I had no idea what to say back, so I blushed and said thank you.

The silly thing is I'm immensely proud of myself and how much I've achieved, and I'm definitely in the current mindset of 'look how far I've come' rather than 'oh God I've got so far to go,' but hearing other people say things, to my face, is still quite hard to comprehend. I guess it's easier for me posting things on the Internet for people I don't know to tell me how fabulous I am, as I'm much more confident behind a screen.

So I'd like to know, what is it you say to people? Do you tell them all about it, or do you try to change the subject?

For my boyfriend's sisters birthday she decided to go out for a Chinese; so 19 people went to an all you can eat Chinese buffet, where they serve it to your table. Now, I looove Chinese food, so this was a dream, but I was actually quite anxious so how the heck was I meant to point it? But you know what, I tried my best to not over indulge, but also tried my best to just enjoy myself.

Maybe I did overeat, maybe I won't lose half a pound at weigh in tomorrow, but I tried my best. I've tried all I can this week, and if it wasn't enough, then that's life. I can only hope to try better next week.

My weight loss journey is far from over, but I'm actually closer to the end than the start, so so what if I have a week where I don't lose because I was out living my life. I've got a ton more weeks to make a difference.

Also over the weekend I had a slight epiphany over weight loss and exercise and I came to realise that it doesn't matter how fast, or slow you go, or how many times you stop, as long as you finish.

Image from Pinterest.

Food: Filling and Healthy Lasagne


I love lasagne, and for me it's definitely one of those meals that 'no one makes better than my dad.' However, my dad also puts in a lot of things that are very point heavy, so I set myself the task to make a Filling and Healthy lasagne that was just as tasty.

And do you know what? I think I have.


In the words of mommy biscuit 'This is one of your best meals to date." High praise indeed.


"Filling and Healthy Lasange" servings="6" time="2hours+" difficulty="easy"

1 large onion, finely chopped

2-4 garlic cloves, crushed

6 bacon medallions, cut into strips

500g extra lean minced beef

1tbsp of tomato ketchup

800g of chopped tomatoes

1tbsp of Lea & Perins

1/2 tsp of mixed dried herbs

500g of fat free yogurt

1 egg

1 tsp of nutmeg

Wholewheat lasange sheets

80-120g of 50% cheese, grated (depends on how many you're serving/how many points you want to use)


1) Fry the onions, garlic and bacon in a pan using fry light until the onions are pale in colour and the bacon is cooked.

2) Add the beef and season with salt and pepper.

3) Once the beef is cooked add the ketchup, tomatoes, Lea and Perins and herbs. Bring to the boil and leave to simmer for an hour (or longer. The longer it simmers the more flavoursome it tastes.)

4) In a bowl mix together the yogurt, egg and nutmeg.

5) Layer a small amount of mince so it just covers the base of your dish, then cover with some of the yogurt mixture (again it should just be a thin layer). Then cover with lasagne sheets.

6) Repeat the process until you've run out of ragu. The top layer should be the final ragu and yogurt, don't finish with lasagne sheets as it will burn when cooking. Then sprinkle over your cheese.

7) Pop it into a pre-heated oven on around 200 and cook for around 30mins or until the cheese is brown and bubbling on top.

8) Cut and serve.


I used the yogurt mixture from a slimming world recipe (I was just going to use yogurt, but glad I followed this) the rest however is from my own brain.

It's one pro point per portion depending on how much cheese you use.

Food: Baked Oat Breakfast

If you're on Instagram you may have noticed that baked oats have taken over thanks to the lovely Phoebe Court, and I for one have jumped onto the bandwagon and I'm well and truly enjoying the ride.


After trying out numerous combinations, I've decided that this flavour is my far my favourite, and I'm continuing to chow down on it most days for breakfast, so I thought I'd share how I make them.

First off you take Phoebe's baked oats recipe (I use 40g of oats, 50 ml of skimmed milk & a small egg) then I sprinkle over 1g of soft brown sugar (which is actually quite a lot) a dash of mixed spice and 19g of dried mixed fruit. Mix it all together and bake in two little muffins for around 15 mins.

And there you have it.

I love this flavour as it feels like I'm eating rock cakes for breakfast, and who doesn't love cake for breakfast?