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A little while back I was introduced to thebodycoach‘s awesome instagram – it’s packed full of fitness inspiration and super tasty, but healthy meal ideas.

One thing that drew my attention was his carrot and courgette breakfast fritters. We’re trying to be healthier and I thought if they were easier enough to make, they could be a great bread free alternative to accompany what is fondly known as “Scrambled Egg Saturday” in this household (N.B it’s very often ‘Scrambled Egg Sunday’ too – we’re fickle like that).

You can find his 15 second recipe video here:


Some tips that I’ve found useful for making them:

  • * I cook for two and find that one large carrot and one large courgette ought to do it.
  • * I also grate ‘normal’ onions in the fritter as I find that it binds better.
  • *If you’re going to have a go I’d recommend breaking it down into a couple of smaller fritter each, rather than one big one. When I tried to do a full sized one, it stay quite wet and would break when flipping.

I’ve still *not quite* got it to look as perfect as Joe’s yet, but it’s a work in progress.

All in all though, it was super tasty and is now frequently a request from the main man. Even if bacon did seem to slip on to this one! :D

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For more of my healthy culinary adventures and foray into the healthy, check out my instagram and keep following on here. If you had a go at this, what advice would you recommend to newbies?


So, today I totally ran (read: ran/walked) the Bupa Great Manchester Run. It was hot as hell, I hadn’t trained and I forgot my anti-blister stick – meaning I had blisters the size of golf balls, which had popped by the 6.5 km – but I did it. I’m not even going to state my time, as to be fair, I’m pretty disappointed. The fact remains that I did do it and I’ve now signed up for 2014 already and this time I’m determined to do it properly….I’m going for 1 hour 5 mins or less.


Had a cheeky reward burrito from Barburrito – try the new brown rice. It’s lush!


In all seriousness though, my job is pretty hectic and I don’t get to exercise as much as a I’d like; plus I have a tendency to eat when I’m stressed – a pretty lethal combination.

A recent article in The Drum said that, “70% of marketing and communications agency employees say work affects their health,” and I can both believe it and relate.

This is a promise to myself that I have to be better at this. No, it doesn’t mean that I’m never going to drink beer and eat take out again (because, quite frankly, that ain’t going to happen!), but it does mean that I’m going to have to be a better operator of the 80-20 rule AND actually get my ass to the gym/on a bike/pounding the pavement. Even if it is hard after a day at work. I think I’ve been hiding behind a lack of time for a while now and really, it isn’t a good enough excuse.

There is never going to be enough time, you have to make it.

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