Sunday, 28 June 2015

The healthier breakfast challenge: day 7

Day seven

Hi loves,

My final day yay,
I have really enjoyed this challenge and I can definitely say breakfast is not such a struggle anymore!

I don't think I will be doing this every day but breakfast will def be eaten early several times a months. Check out yesterdays breakfast here.

Here is my final installment......

I have been up since 4am dying of hayfever, stifling heat and one blocked nostril!
So I have eaten two breakfasts today as lack of sleep and sneezing has drained me.

First breakfast devoured at 5am:

Lightly poached nectatines with greek yogurt.

4 x heaped spoonfuls of yogurt
2 x medium nectatines sliced

Slightly crush a few and add to a small amount of water for syrup as seen below. 

Nectatines poached in a small amount of water 

Poached Nectarines and Greek yogurt  

Second breakfast also great for brunch:

Chilli omelette with cous cous and salad.

2 x medium free range eggs
1 tsp x dried chives
2 tsp x chilli powder
Add additional seasons of your choice and whisk 

1/4 x cucumber
3 x large chopped sundried tomatoes 
10 x toasted cashew nuts
8 x walnuts
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
Splash of olive oil
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp x balsamic vinegar 
1 x large pickled garlic
3 tbsp x cous cous with poppyseeds (made yesterday)

Omelette in the making

Chilli omelette with cucumber salad 

Thats it guys my series over!
Thank you so much for coming along with me. Hopefully you got some breakfast inspiration and will be having healthier breakfast choices on time more regularly.

Until next time.....

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

The healthier breakfast challenge: day 6

Day Six

Hi guys,
 It's day six of my challenge and I wanted something a little more greasy to kick start the day.
I know this is supposed a healthier breakfast challenge but part of being generally healthier is having a balanced diet so there will be no deprivation here!

So a cheese and ham toastie it is.......

Here we have Honey roast ham with Gruyere cheese and chilli avacado.

2 x Wholewheat bread
1/2 x medium avocado
3 x small slices of gruyere
2 x slices of honey roast ham
Add died chives and seasoning

This was a quick snap and now I am rushing off the market to buy flat peaches and haggle for avocados *shrugs*

Here is a slightly healthier day 5.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Friday, 26 June 2015

The healthier breakfast challenge: day 5

Day Five 

Hi lovers,

Today is a very quick one, I am in a rush and hungar has not struck.

Todays' breakfast is simple but very effective.......


These bad boys are packed with antioxidants and super tasty, so whether eaten straight up or in a smoothie these will set me up for the day.

juicy blueberries 

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

The healthier breakfast challenge: day 4

Day Four

The humble Fruit platter finally makes an appearance.

It's colourful, bountiful and good for me what more could I want?

I adore all of these fruits individually but it is delightful to mix it up.

Very happy bunny.

breakfast buster fruit platter 

Check out day three here.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The healthier breakfast challenge: day 3

Day Three

Hi all,
It's Wednesday aka hump day. I am craving crunchy granola! Lucky as this was the last bowlfull.

Granola and greek yogurt 

1 x bowl of Granola
2 x scoops of Yogurt
1 x tablespoon of Sunflower seeds

Check out day 2 here.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The healthier breakfast challenge: day 2

Day two

Hi guys,

Here is my second instalment. You can check out Mondays breakfast here.

Chopped fruit

1 x Nectarine 
1 x Peach
8 x Cherries halved
Steel cut oats porridge made with water  (not a fan of milk)
 2 x spoonfuls Greek yoghurt

Finished product

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Monday, 22 June 2015

The healthier breakfast challenge: day 1

Hi loves,

Soooo I know I should eat breakfast in the morning but I really struggle with eating it.

I ate breakfast everyday until I was about 11/12 but as soon as I went to Secondary I stopped. 
 Mainly because my school was in Central London so I had to get up a little earlier but mainly because I don't enjoy eating food that early. 
It just doesn't sit right with me so I would skip it or have a mid morning snack instead.

These days I am a bit better but I still prefer having breakfast a little later say 10am.

I have decided to set myself a healthy breakfast eating (on time) challenge to get myself into the habit but also to see if my energy levels increase.

For the next 7 days I will be eating an early and healthy -ish breakfast so lets get started.

First dish

Whole wheat sour dough bread with seasoned scrambled eggs and avocado.


2 x medium free range eggs
1 x small ripe avocado 
2 x slices of whole wheat sour dough bread

Avocado and scrambled eggs on toast 

See day 2 of the challenge here.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Monday, 8 June 2015

My top 10 get up and go morning hacks

Hi Guys,

I am NOT a morning person! 
The hours between 6am and 9.30am are of no consequence to my life (in my head) lol,  it's a I can function but I really don't won't to situation. 

As most of the time I find it difficult to jump out of bed and hit the road running (I am more of a sedate roll out of bed gal), I thought I would share a few tips with those who "suffer" too.What with working or other morning activities we might have, living in the city is go, go ,GO and many of us can do so on autopilot but it is nice to be more alert and ready for the day.

Here are a few tricks to make the mornings a little more enjoyable.

Aloe Vera and Lavender water mixed with essential oils

1.(Morning) Get invigorated and create a homemade spritz that gives you some zing in your step. I use peppermint and spearmint Essential oils with a dash of Eucalyptus which wakes me up. This can also be used a s a face toner.

2. (Night) Chill out and calm your senses with a few drops of your favourite soothing Essential oils on your pillow for a good nights sleep. I use Ylang Ylang for its calming benefits.

3. (Morning) We all invoke the second or third alarm at some point. Make your alarm your favourite song of the moment and rock out for 3 mins instead of pressing that 9 minute snooze option!

Fresh Blueberries, nectarine and grapes. Spinach, kale, rocket, ginger and pear smoothie

4. (Morning) Eat breakfast! This very weird coming from me. For most of my secondary etc life I didn't eat breakfast as food that early revolts me a little. Alternatively make your own fruit snack pack. I am not a fan of early breakfasts so I eat it later to ensure I get it. Try finding different and interesting seasonal fruits if you can.You can hit up your local market for cheaper organic produce or better yet make yourself a super smoothie as well and get a  start on your five a day!

5. (Morning) Lemon water warm or cold. This kick starts the metabolism and digestive system.  If you don't like lemon try a slice of grapefruit.

6. (Morning) Coffee in the morning is a must for most of us but once that has been gulped down at taste bud destroying speed. Try a tea option you have never tried before. Or put together a tea caddy of favourite and new options and select a few each morning for the day ahead.

Green tea and lemon

7. (Night) Work out your sleep cycle. This isn't always an option but try this 4 days a month and you will feel so much better and energised.

8. (Night) As comfy as your holey secondary school jumper or your ex boyfs t-shirt (don't I look dainty) is,  it is time to try something new! Buy yourself a nice pair of pjs. Or whip out your fav pair and snuggle down.

9. (Morning or Night) Late night or a really early morning? Pre soak Cotton pads in green or chamomile tea and apply to puffy/ tired eyes. You can do these in bulk and freezer them, then apply hot water. These can also be used as a natural face toner!

Your pretty awesome!

10. (Morning) Take a minute, look yourself in the eye (mirror ) and say something positive. There are apps, tweeter accounts and books that have great quotes or you can make up a quote for yourself.
Go gettem tiger!

Are you a morning person? 
What are your top hacks for the morning?

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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