All inclusive Thomson cruise (Aegean Titans)

Hello everyone,

I am very delighted to say that I am lucky enough to post to you from a lovely thompson cruise which has currently stopped in Turkey! Todays post is dedicated to tips on how to survive an all inclusive holiday without eating your body weight in food, but still enjoying the lovely delights on offer (aswell as the sun and sights obviously!) My days have been starting off with a buffet breakfast, which can be an absolute mind field when trying to stay healthy. My tip is, think about what you would usually eat. Do you really need 7 pastries to survive until lunch? I stuck to what I usually have, fruit salad, dates, dried fruit and seeds topped with jam. I have to say I think I am getting peanut butter withdrawals, and may have to buy some tomorrow when we stop off in Greece! There is also lots of other healthy choices you can make such as muesli or cooked scrambled eggs and tomatoes. For lunch there is a buffet as well. This is alot easier to stay healthy as their are loads of choice in terms of salads and veg, so you can really get creative. Before dinner I have been attending the gym, but not doing anything too strenuous as I have been out in the sun all day. However I have been really enjoying myself doing cardio circuits, somthing I will definitely adopt when I get home, sadly minus the nice sea view :(. My circuits have included timed intervals of low intensity, cycling, cross-trainer, running and rowing machine. Finally for dinner I have been attending the waiter service resturant, where the head waiter (shout out to the lovely Herbert) has been very accommodating. I have been served 3 vegan courses every night, which have been very diverse from tofu and stir fried veg to tempura. I have been avoiding drinking wine with meals ect. Beacuse its calorific and I want to be able to enjoy the sights the next day!! But I have been enjoying the odd cocktail in the evening with thenighttime entertainment 🙂

*A side note from being super healthy, my mum organised a surprise birthday cake for me when I was on the cruise (100% vegan) and it was absolutely delightful as well as the staff singing abi-birthday which was very entertaining! Due to the fact I couldn’t take the cake on the plane back and was determined not to let it go to waste I basically had half the cake for my dinner and breakfast the next day hahaha. I will post a picture of my cake on my instagram so you can have a look 🙂

Happy making healthy choices!

Stay happy, stay confident

Abs xox       

Quicker than a Take-away curry

Hello everyone, its a saturday night and your probably deliberating on what take-away to have? But alas, put those take-away menus down and your money back in your purses because here is my quicker than a Take-away curry recipe. This one is very quick to make, a whole lot healthier and probably less greasy, and you will not feel bloted and guilty afterwards but this curry is still full of satisfying spice! Another added bonus is that the ingredients are probably stuff you already have in your cupboard!

Right to start with the sauce, you will need:

Half a tin of coconut milk

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Chilli flakes

Chilli powder

Soy sauce

Add the ingredients to a saucepan and heat on a low heat and stir, add as much chilli as you like it hot! Stir until it thickens up. In the meantime be heating up some lentils and vegetables, I went for:

Green lentils

Cannelloni beans

And peas and carrot (forest gump style)

Mix the sauce in with the vegetables and pop some Uncle bens rice which comes in a massive variety of yummy flavours, and only takes 2 minutes. Serve the curry and rice today and enjoy!!

Have a nice saturday night 🙂

#54 Daily Inspiration

For a quick meal with 0 meal prep, try tinned bean, lentils, tinned veg such as sweetcorn or peas, mixed with packeted pasta sauce. Serve this medley with heated packeted grains. Its a good idea to keep these tinned/ packeted foods in case you come home tired, anddon’t  want to get a takeaway/ eat unhealthily. Its a good idea to freeze meals such as homemade soups or cottage pie ect. But these take longer to defrost!